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Why Your High Heels Bring All The Boys To The Yard

Nov 23, 14 Why Your High Heels Bring All The Boys To The Yard

Posted by in Science

A pair of 4-inch heels can make the difference between being a wallflower and being the center of attention in a room. High heels add the finishing touch to any ensemble, making them a girl’s best friend. According to a recent study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, women who wear high heels are found to be significantly sexier to men.

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PED Baseball Coverage Study Strikes Out By Playing The Race Card

Nov 23, 14 PED Baseball Coverage Study Strikes Out By Playing The Race Card

Posted by in Science, WTF???

Like most of my fellow baseball fans, I cringe every time I hear the words “performance-enhancing drugs.” Use of these substances were so prevalent during the 1990s and early 2000s that that period has come to be known as the Steroid Era in the sport, as many top players were allegedly used PEDs at some point in their careers.

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The 9 Basic Elements That You’ll Find In All Our Music

Nov 23, 14 The 9 Basic Elements That You’ll Find In All Our Music

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Science

TV On The Radio’s lead singer Tunde Adebimpe once told Rookie, “Songs are like spells, you know? You put a spell in someone’s mind… it’s a pretty effective thing.” What determines if the spell cast is of a metal variety, or jazz, or rock, or country? A new study published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America may have the answer.

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Sexiest Man Alive: People Magazine Vs. Science

Nov 22, 14 Sexiest Man Alive: People Magazine Vs. Science

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Science

In case you haven’t heard, Chris Hemsworth has been voted this year’s People magazine’s "Sexiest Man Alive." He replaced last year’s reigning hottie, Adam Levine, from Maroon 5. Although the magazine's Sexiest Man Alive rating has been around since 1985, how closely does its male attractiveness scale accurately portray what science says all women want?

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Q&A: When Cooking And Climate Change Intersect

Nov 22, 14 Q&A: When Cooking And Climate Change Intersect

Posted by in Science

Kenyan environmentalist Wanjira Maathai spokeon the sidelines of a conference on clean cooking that took place in New York on Thursday and Friday. It highlighted the dangers, particularly for women and girls, and the environmental impact of cooking with wood and charcoal.

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This Is The Brain On Magic Mushrooms

Nov 21, 14 This Is The Brain On Magic Mushrooms

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The 1960s saw the height of psychedelia, a subculture that embraces the use of psychedelic drugs. And while there were many, many instances in which Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test could paint a good picture of what it was like — colorful lights, lots of noise, and school buses full of people high on acid blasting the Grateful Dead — there were others looking into the therapeutic potential of psychedelics.

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Scientists Are Trying To Clone The Woolly Mammoth

Nov 21, 14 Scientists Are Trying To Clone The Woolly Mammoth

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"Jurassic Park" is still fiction, for now. But scientists hope they will soon be able to clone a 40,000-year-old woolly mammoth, using a specimen uncovered last year.

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Power Corrupts, But So Does Testosterone

Nov 21, 14 Power Corrupts, But So Does Testosterone

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Science

A new study has found that the 100-year-old-theory, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” is still true today – and interestingly has also noted the role of testosterone in being greedy for power.

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Why It’s So Cold And Snowy In November

Nov 20, 14 Why It’s So Cold And Snowy In November

Posted by in Natural Science, Seasonal

The first major Northeastern snowstorm of the season dumped five feet of snow in some areas of upstate New York and record low Nov. 19 temperatures were shattered in many states Tuesday, kicking off what many forecasters say will be a tough winter for much of the country.

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Would You Rather Sleep Or Have Sex?

Nov 20, 14 Would You Rather Sleep Or Have Sex?

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Lifestyle, Science

In the modern world, with ever-increasing pressures on our time, some of life’s most fundamental activities are being compromised. Americans are being forced to choose between sleep and sex.

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