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Packing Your Nose With Pork Strips Stops Nosebleeds: ‘Improbable Research’

Sep 20, 14 Packing Your Nose With Pork Strips Stops Nosebleeds: ‘Improbable Research’

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Believe it or not, there are legitimate Nobel prizes out there for scientists who make bizarre and seemingly silly — but important — discoveries. They’re called Ig Nobel Prizes, and this year’s winners studied a wide array of fun topics from reindeers to the slippery-ness of banana peels.

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Tesla’s Rivalry With Edison: Two New Movies Disagree

Thomas Edison is viewed by many people as a scoundrel who stole ideas and sabotaged the work of others, particularly in regard to Nikola Tesla, who is portrayed as a rival. In 2015, two movies, both called Tesla will be released, but both will, it seems, have different views on the fabled rivalry.

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Check Out The Best New Keyboards For iOS 8

Sep 20, 14 Check Out The Best New Keyboards For iOS 8

Posted by in Technology

iPhone fans can finally stop hearing from their Android user friends about swipe-to-text keyboards, and start installing their own. Third-party keyboard apps for iOS 8 have leapt to the top of the App Store charts, and for good reason: they can really improve the way you type on your phone.

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Global Population To Crack 11 Billion By 2100: Is The Earth Ready?

Sep 20, 14 Global Population To Crack 11 Billion By 2100: Is The Earth Ready?

Posted by in Science

The world population is probably going to hit 11 billion people by the end of this century, significantly surpassing previous estimates and undermining speculation that human numbers will soon peak and decline, according to a United Nations report.

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Teens Getting High A Little Less Often; No One Knows Why

Sep 20, 14 Teens Getting High A Little Less Often; No One Knows Why

Posted by in Health

Drug, alcohol and tobacco use among teens is on the decline, though Americans overall continue to consume at a steady rate, according to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) released recently.

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Aye Me Matey: It’s Pirate Time

Sep 19, 14 Aye Me Matey: It’s Pirate Time

Posted by in Lifestyle, Seasonal, Technology

I remember the first time I read Peter Pan and then saw Disney’s animated version. I walked around my house for days imitating just how I thought pirates would talk. On September 19 of every year, people come together to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Yep, you read that correctly.

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The Makeup Of A Smartphone

The iPhone 6 goes on sale in stores today. Are you excited? How much do you really know about your iPhone? No, I am not talking about its “specs.” I mean really, how much do you know about what your phone really is? Well, in case you were wondering, our friends over at Reactions have looked into it for us. What did they find out?

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Mike Holmes: When And What Not To Renovate

Sep 19, 14 Mike Holmes: When And What Not To Renovate

Posted by in Lifestyle

The purpose of most renovations is to increase livable space. But sometimes you shouldn't do it, because you could risk your investment and your home's structural integrity and safety. The last thing you want is to spend tens of thousands of dollars, only to have to rip out the work to fix a problem.

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Why Surviving The Heart Attack Doesn’t Mean You’re In The Clear

Sep 19, 14 Why Surviving The Heart Attack Doesn’t Mean You’re In The Clear

Posted by in Health

Researchers have identified the nine essential steps each heart attack survivor should take after being discharged from the hospital. And as found in their recent study, neglecting just one of these steps severely decreases a survivor’s chance of continued, well, survival.

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Optogenetics Has ‘Completely Changed Neuroscience’

Sep 19, 14 Optogenetics Has ‘Completely Changed Neuroscience’

Posted by in Science

One of the hot research techniques these days, "optogenetics," uses gene therapy to deliver light-sensitive proteins to specific cells. Then researchers use light to control the cells. The field got its start in the brain, where scientists have demonstrated the technique by making contented mice fly into a rage — a remarkable, if slightly creepy, achievement. Brian Chow has bigger ambitions than that.

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