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Awkward During Puberty? Blame Your Parents

Jul 25, 14 Awkward During Puberty? Blame Your Parents

Posted by in Science

A recent study from Cambridge University in the UK has found that from the moment of birth, the timing of a girl’s first menstruation is predetermined based on a set of imprinted genes. Although science has always known that there were genetic variables for both male and female puberty, the recent study has “lifted the lid as to how complex” this genetic influence really is.

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How Much Time Do Americans Spend On Facebook?

Jul 25, 14 How Much Time Do Americans Spend On Facebook?

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

It is a question that has been answered by statements this week from Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's Quarter 2 earnings: How long does the average American spend on Facebook per day?

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Aliens On Line 2; Hold, Please…

Jul 25, 14 Aliens On Line 2; Hold, Please…

Posted by in Space

Back in the 1970s, scientists at Ohio State University began searching for signs of intelligent alien life using a radio telescope the size of three football fields. Like a giant car antenna, it listened for broadcasts from space. They called it the Big Ear.

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IBM’s Watson May Now Help Veterans Transition Back To Civilian Life

Jul 25, 14 IBM’s Watson May Now Help Veterans Transition Back To Civilian Life

Posted by in Technology

Watson is the IBM-born computer program capable of helping military vets transition back into civilian life. The online program is equipped to help vets with everything from resume writing to how to take advantage of the G.I Bill.

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Scientist Swallows Tapeworm To Prove Intestinal Parasites Can Be Our friends

Jul 25, 14 Scientist Swallows Tapeworm To Prove Intestinal Parasites Can Be Our friends

Posted by in Health, WTF???

When it comes to his research, scientist Julius Lukes trusts his gut. He’s dedicated to his studies of intestinal parasites and their role in human health. So dedicated that he ate some himself, just to prove that the oft-maligned creatures can be “our friends.”

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Rockets In Gaza And Israel As Seen From Space

Jul 24, 14 Rockets In Gaza And Israel As Seen From Space

Posted by in Space

Rocket fire exchanged between Hamas militants in Gaza and forces in Israel can be seen from a new perspective after astronaut and International Space Station resident Alexander Gerst tweeted his views from space.

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Cutting Off Comcast

Jul 24, 14 Cutting Off Comcast

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

By now, I am sure that a lot of readers have heard about the PR nightmare that the popular Internet service provider Comcast is going through right now thanks to former Comcast customer, Ryan Block, and his posting of the last eight minutes of what should have been a simple customer service call to SoundCloud. If not, go ahead and give it a listen. I can wait.

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How Do You Treat Someone Who Suffers From Everything?

Jul 24, 14 How Do You Treat Someone Who Suffers From Everything?

Posted by in Health

A recent study from Cambridge University in the UK has found that from the moment of birth the timing of a girl’s first menstruation is predetermined based on a set of imprinted genes. Although science has always known that there were genetic variables for both male and female puberty, the recent study has “lifted the lid as to how complex” this genetic influence really is.

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Hope For SpaceX As US-Russia Relations Sour

Jul 24, 14 Hope For SpaceX As US-Russia Relations Sour

Posted by in Space

Even before the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine last week, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) was gaining ground in its fight to get a foothold in the lucrative Defense Department satellite launch business. The shootdown and the growing anger against Russia are likely to help the company.

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Free Lego For Beachcombers

Jul 24, 14 Free Lego For Beachcombers

Posted by in An English Angle, Science

The whole world loves a Lego, don't they? But now, for some people, Lego pieces are turning up on the beaches of Britain's West Country where they can be picked up for free. So, where are all these little plastic treasures coming from?

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