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Making Hypoallergenic Peanuts

Oct 20, 14 Making Hypoallergenic Peanuts

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Approximately 3 million people report peanut allergies in the U.S. Allergy shots and immunotherapy are the closest science has come to even modestly desensitizing allergic reactions from foods. But instead of trying to make people less allergic, what if we could make hypoallergenic peanuts?

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Ontario Man Sets Sights High With World’s First Hemp Plane

Oct 20, 14 Ontario Man Sets Sights High With World’s First Hemp Plane

Posted by in Science, WTF???

Derek Kesek plans to be flying high in the world’s first hemp plane next year. At first, people laughed when the Burlington, Ont., former organic restaurant owner said he was going to build a plane made out of hemp. “Can you smoke it, too?” they jibed. “But, they’re not laughing at me now,” the environmental activist told the Star this week.

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American States And Male Immaturity

Oct 19, 14 American States And Male Immaturity

Posted by in An English Angle, Science

Some men mature like beautifully aged top Bordeaux wine. Others, I have to say, age more like cheese and certainly don’t improve with the passing years. Some even seem to immature with age. But how do we define maturity? What makes a man “immature”? We can all take a stab at that one and come up with a million different answers.

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This Is What Happens To Fast Food Burgers When Left In A Jar For 30 Days

Oct 19, 14 This Is What Happens To Fast Food Burgers When Left In A Jar For 30 Days

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We have sacrificed nutritional value — and our waistlines — for the affordability, availability, and convenience of America’s fast food chains. As the fast food giant McDonald’s launched its “Our Food. Your Questions” campaign earlier this week, BuzzFeedBlue conducted the all-American burger experiment in the YouTube video “How Fast Do Burgers Age?”

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Your Beer May Be Making You Look Like A Slut

Oct 18, 14 Your Beer May Be Making You Look Like A Slut

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A typical girls' night out may include a couple of wine glasses, cocktails, and beers at the bar. And no matter a woman’s beverage of choice, simply sitting by her glass may send off the wrong signal. According to a recent study, women who simply sat next to a beer at the bar were perceived by both men and women as more flirtatious and more likely to consent to sex.

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It’s Pizza Time

Oct 18, 14 It’s Pizza Time

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

While I would be hesitant to call pizza the “ultimate food,” it's hard to deny that few things go over quite as well with large groups of people. There is a lot that goes into a pizza and why pizza is so amazing. As with everything, there is a science to how pizza is what it is and that science is chemistry and our friends over at Reactions have laid out for us just how that science works.

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Sexism Still Disqualifies Beautiful Women From Certain Jobs

Oct 18, 14 Sexism Still Disqualifies Beautiful Women From Certain Jobs

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Mindy Kaling, creator and star of The Mindy Project, recently told NPR the sexism she experienced on the set of former series, The Office, was “a little bit gentler, but still debilitating.” Her experience, unfortunately, is not unique. Beautiful women in particular continue to be passed over for more masculine jobs — something science wants to better understand, and even solve.

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Doctors Think Mummy Died Of Appendicitis

Oct 18, 14 Doctors Think Mummy Died Of Appendicitis

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Doctors didn't have much of a medical history to help them unwrap the cause of death of their oldest patient, a 2,100-year-old female mummy. But a radiology team was up for the challenge of solving an ancient medical mystery. On Thursday, the team revealed its theory of what caused the patient's death so many years ago: appendicitis.

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The Science Behind Holding Your Pee

Oct 17, 14 The Science Behind Holding Your Pee

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When you’re able to exercise bladder control — or, let’s be frank, hold in your pee — you wouldn’t think to thank your brain. And yet, it’s your brain that makes it so your pelvic muscles contract in the first place. Or at least that’s what researchers from the University of Southern California discovered when initially setting out to study the source of chronic abdominal and pelvic floor pain.

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9 Weird Space And Science Truths

There is a lot that we do not yet know about our universe. We always strive to learn and understand all that we encounte,r but sometimes what we find out is not quite what we expected. Other times, it's just plain weird. Considering the approach of Halloween, let's embrace the weird for a bit and look at nine of the weirdest truths about our universe, our world and science.

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