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Green Tea Vs. Coffee – Which Has More Caffeine?

Aug 19, 14 Green Tea Vs. Coffee – Which Has More Caffeine?

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Each week in this space, we better our beverages together. This week's question: "I recently gave up coffee because caffeine ruins my sleep (I'm old!). If I drink green tea is the caffeine less intense? Is there a difference in the caffeine in different bevvies?"

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Sex, Lies And Science: Testing The Limits Of Social Sciences

Aug 18, 14 Sex, Lies And Science: Testing The Limits Of Social Sciences

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In the imaginary ideal world of American sociologist Eric Anderson, married people would be allowed sexual affairs. Freed from the social stigma of adultery, they would do it openly, rather than resort to such tawdry behavior as arranging trysts on websites with horny strangers. "I'm trying to put Ashley Madison out of business," said Prof. Anderson.

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How The Science Of Body Language Can Help You In Awkward Moments

Aug 17, 14 How The Science Of Body Language Can Help You In Awkward Moments

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When do you experience your most awkward moments in life? Too often self-consciousness and uncertainty ends in sheer embarrassment as you hear your too-loud laugh echoing off the conference room walls or when you accidentally expose yourself while reaching for the coffee cup you knocked to the floor. Dates and interviews don’t need to be so weird. Really.

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16-Year-Old Girl Makes Plastic From Bananas

Aug 16, 14 16-Year-Old Girl Makes Plastic From Bananas

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It is the sort of story that puts me to shame, when I come across something like this while procrastinating around the Internet during taking a well-earned break from watching repeats of the same TV show over and over. A 16-year-old girl from Istanbul, Turkey has been producing plastic using banana peels to help make her polluted city cleaner and to make the world a better place in general.

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When You Learn To Play Guitar, You Access Two Separate Sets Of Memory

Aug 16, 14 When You Learn To Play Guitar, You Access Two Separate Sets Of Memory

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Muscle memory is what you access whenever you type on a keyboard or automatically punch your PIN into an ATM. A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins who have explored this type of memory, which is often referred to as motor learning, have arrived at some unexpected conclusions.

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Speaking In (Green) Tongues: Scientist Discovers New Plant Language

Aug 15, 14 Speaking In (Green) Tongues: Scientist Discovers New Plant Language

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Maybe when leaves whistle in the breeze, plants are really speaking to each other. Jim Westwood, professor of pathology, physiology and weed science at the Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences discovered that parasitic and host plants have a dialogue by sharing genetic information with one another.

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Ebola And Climate Change

Aug 15, 14 Ebola And Climate Change

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The army base, a cut of cleared land amidst a thick, verdant, unnamed jungle, is filled with soldiers and locals, dead or dying of a mystery disease. A pile of bodies burns outside. At the sound of a U.S. army plane approaching, Americans and Africans both run out of the medical tents, arms raised to the sky in welcome and anticipation.

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Aging Brains Think Younger In The Morning

Aug 13, 14 Aging Brains Think Younger In The Morning

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Aging isn't just aching joints and deteriorating organs. It takes a toll on the brain, too, causing people to lose focus and forget. But scientists are offering a new secret for improving brain function in old age: Do your thinking in the morning.

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Party Of One? 50% Of Americans Eat Alone

Aug 12, 14 Party Of One? 50% Of Americans Eat Alone

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Given that 27 percent of today’s households are made up of a single person, over 50 percent of Americans today are eating alone, according to a report from the global information company NPD. What does science have to say about this?

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Ancient Animal Bones Found In Wyoming Cave

Aug 11, 14 Ancient Animal Bones Found In Wyoming Cave

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Scientists excavating an ancient U.S. cave believed to contain the remains of Ice Age mammals have discovered hundreds of bones of prehistoric animals. The researchers think the animals might have fallen into an ancient sinkhole and died. The excavation marked the first exploration of Natural Trap Cave since it was discovered in the 1970s.

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