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A lucky group of ocean lovers got the surprise of a lifetime when a huge sperm whale swam into their live video broadcast.
A lucky group of ocean lovers got the surprise of a lifetime when a huge sperm whale swam into their live video broadcast.
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Teaching people when and where to swim (to avoid sharks), and improving the emergency response to shark bites, can significantly reduce the number of deaths.
Teaching people when and where to swim (to avoid sharks), and improving the emergency response to shark bites, can significantly reduce the number of deaths.
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Avoid shark attack? Millions and millions of people swim and a tiny few get attacked. There's more important things to worry about 
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A healthy woman developed a relentless burning feeling in her mouth that stumped doctors and dentists for months before its strange cause was found.
A healthy woman developed a relentless burning feeling in her mouth that stumped doctors and dentists for months before its strange cause was found.
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A complaint of "burning" with no obvious source would seem to indicate neuropathic pain.

Although rare on its own, trigeminal neuralgia (or some variant) is statistically more common in women over age 50.

This case also made me think of something like postherpetic neuralgia. I guess the lack of sores or lesions would make identification more confusing.

The association between HSV-1 and a migraine-like headache is interesting too.

Although not well demonstrated, another intriguing association with HSV is the potential increased risk of Alzheimers in certain genetically susceptible individuals: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herpes_simplex_virus#Alzheimer.27s_disease

For the elderly in the U.S., it looks like prevalence of HSV-1 in non-high-risk groups is estimated to be around 80-90%.

If anyone is interested in looking through some data, Tables 1 & 2 list HSV prevalence by continent, country, and study year through 2002:

Age-Specific Prevalence of Infection with Herpes Simplex Virus Types 2 and 1: A Global Review: 
http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/186/Supplement_1/S3.long
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The long-vanished Bouvier's red colobus monkey has been spotted again in a remote Congo forest.
The long-vanished Bouvier's red colobus monkey has been spotted again in a remote Congo forest.
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A new technique called TQR reveals details of old frescoes.
A new technique called TQR reveals details of old frescoes.
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Kewel!!!
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Images reveal the location and state of the USS Independence, an aircraft carrier involved in WW II and in atomic bomb testing.
Images reveal the location and state of the USS Independence, an aircraft carrier involved in WW II and in atomic bomb testing.
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The battered remains of a medieval man uncovered at a famous cathedral hint that he may have been a Norman knight with a proclivity for jousting.
The battered remains of a medieval man uncovered at a famous cathedral hint that he may have been a Norman knight with a proclivity for jousting.
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Great read for those who care to learn where we came from.
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The fight between actress Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiancé Nick Loeb over the fate of the couple's frozen embryos may hinge on one question, an expert says.
The fight between actress Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiancé Nick Loeb over the fate of the couple's frozen embryos may hinge on one question, an expert says.
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They both should have defined that point by contract in advance. Now any decision without the agreement of both parties will be arbitrary.
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A number of new synthetic drugs, opiate painkillers and other substances have emerged recently as increasingly popular among partygoers and drug addicts. And some of these substances are alarming health experts and law enforcement officials.
A number of new synthetic drugs, opiate painkillers and other substances have emerged recently as increasingly popular among partygoers and drug addicts. And some of these substances are alarming health experts and law enforcement officials.
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+Allballz That's not a sound excuse. The war on drugs can't force anyone to take the harder stuff. Despite illegality, marijuana is abundant and very easy to score. People smoke it all the freakin' time regardless of the war on drugs. If anyone is getting on the hard stuff, it's of their own volition. How in the world is the war on drugs making it easier for folks to turn to the harder stuff instead of marijuana? Wouldn't the drugs that carry even harsher penalties be harder to score than weed if the war on drugs makes it generally hard to score drugs?
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A medical checkup of people living in remote villages deep in the Amazon rainforest in Venezuela has uncovered striking details about these villagers' microbiomes, the bacteria living on and in their bodies, a new study finds.
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Bone-eating worms that can devour an entire whale carcass were also feasting on prehistoric reptiles more than 100 million years ago.
Bone-eating worms that can devour an entire whale carcass were also feasting on prehistoric reptiles more than 100 million years ago.
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A key ingredient of the early Earth may have been a chunk of rock much like Mercury, scientists say. This finding could help explain how Earth's magnetic field has lasted for billions of years, researchers added.
A key ingredient of the early Earth may have been a chunk of rock much like Mercury, scientists say. This finding could help explain how Earth's magnetic field has lasted for billions of years, researchers added.
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