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Extraterrestrial Life Could Be Rare[physicsworld.com]Aug 03, 2011
 
    A new mathematical model developed by astrophysicists from the US finds that life could actually be rare throughout the universe.
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Methods Of Memory[zdnet.com]Jul 15, 2011
 
    A new theory has surfaced that proposes that humans are now learning to find information more effectively as opposed to retaining it.
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Bill Gates Urges Work On Poorest[scientificamerican.com]Jun 27, 2011
 
    At the opening ceremony of the 61st Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, philanthropist Bill Gates urged the young scientists to work on the poorest sectors of humanity.
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Authentic Shrunken Head Found[discovery.com]Jun 23, 2011
 
    Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Koret School of Veterinary Medicine have discovered, through DNA testing, that there are in fact shrunken heads that were originally kept as trophies by South American tribes.
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Plane, Plane, Go Away[discovery.com]Jun 20, 2011
 
    For the third time in as many weeks, helicopters were called in to divert a non-commercial flight away from sensitive areas in Washington D.C.
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100 Year Old Design, Brand New Challenge[wired.com]Jun 15, 2011
 
    Using a design originally drafted over 100 years ago, a team of volunteers and a group called the Experimental Aviation Association managed to fly a plane that spits oil and turns by bending the wings into a roll.
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From One Crazy To Another[discovery.com]Jun 13, 2011
 
    Trading in one form of psychosis for another, the lady who vicariously became famous for misleading (and costing not only time but taxpayer money) investigators into a frivolous hunt is now claiming that she is not psychic; rather, angels gave her the visions she saw. *cough* bull$#!t *cough*
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Sneaky Shark[foxnews.com]Jun 02, 2011
 
    Staff at a British aquarium discovered a shark they previously had not known was living in one of their tanks for years.
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Cranky Is Cute[newscientist.com]May 25, 2011
 
    A new study is out that claims that moody broody men are more attractive than their happy counterparts. The most attractive feature in a female: her smile.
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Will Aliens Be Evil?[scientificamerican.com]May 19, 2011
 
    According to Stephen Hawking, yes. We need to shut up, stop transmissions and not be essentially "sending out invitations" to take us over. Michael Shermer of Scientific American begs to differ.
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Awesome Endeavour[newscientist.com]May 18, 2011
 
    A picture of the shuttle's last launch has gone viral, including even showing up on this site!
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We Should Listen To Geographers[sciencemag.org]May 03, 2011
 
    Giving an 89% chance that Osama was hiding...exactly where he was, geographers from UCLA predicted the infamous (now deceased) public enemy number one would be located in the Abbottabad, Pakistan region.
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Yet Another Dead Alien Video[discovery.com]Apr 22, 2011
 
    Not sure why I'm posting this as it's pretty much guaranteed to be a hoax, but yeah...here's the article. Please, eyes, stop rolling!
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Victim IDs Attackers Through Facebook[zdnet.com]Apr 19, 2011
 
    In a pretty incredible story, Pasquale DiDiana, the owner of Baci Pizzeria in Chicago was pretty brutally attacked after confronting some young adults after they were harassing another store employee. He recognized one of the attackers as one of his sons teammates and managed to track the rest of the culprits through Facebook as a result.
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How To Take Nanoseconds Off Your Life[gizmag.com]Apr 11, 2011
 
    A new iPhone app can now tell you how many nanoseconds you have saved by walking, according to Einstein's theory of Relativity.
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Are You Smarter Than a Flamingo?[physorg.com]Mar 25, 2011
 
    A new intelligence test that can be taken by any living creature is being drafted in an attempt to quantify human vs. animal intelligence. Once and for all we will be able to prove the chicken came before the egg.
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Google Patents Your Middle School Notebook[h-online.com]Mar 22, 2011
 
    Understanding patent law has become nearly impossible if you were to look at the individual cases as they are approved in recent months. Google, after having filed for this years ago, was finally approved for a patent on their concept of "doodle." A "Google doodle" is a creative way of representing the Google logo, relevant to an activity or historical event that might have happened in that days past. Google has pushed this even further and included "changing your logo to entice users" in the patent claim.
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ICANN Gives .xxx TLD Approval[politico.com]Mar 18, 2011
 
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers allowed for the creation of the .xxx Top Level Domain, after having had its application previously rejected as recent as 2007.
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