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“They’re about half an inch tall when they run freely, but can squish their bodies to one-tenth of an inch—the height of two stacked pennies.”
Some of the creepier talents of cockroaches have inspired a robot that can squeeze through tiny cracks—making it ideal for search and rescue missions.
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"This is the first direct evidence that sleep deprivation increases the likelihood that a person will falsely confess to wrongdoing that never occurred."
People who are overly tired are far more likely to make a false confession. Should police be able to use sleep deprivation in their interrogations?
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"It's like a Halloween party where you put your hand in spaghetti, but they tell you it's brains. In this case, everyone actually believed it,
The menu listed woolly mammoth as the main course, but DNA proves guests were served a PR stunt instead. "This was a joke that no one got," says Matt Davis.
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Want a pair of these? You might have to wait. There is a backlog of 50,000 pairs.
There's a reported backlog of Bean Boots, which means you might get a pair by April. Barbara Bickart says the brand's authenticity is driving the trend.
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"Using BMI as a health proxy—particularly for everyone within that category—is simply incorrect. Our study should be the final nail in the coffin for BMI.”
If BMI (body mass index) is a "deeply flawed measure of health," why should Americans with higher BMIs pay more for health insurance?
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No. You probably DON'T have the flu (and you can't get it from a flu shot)
It can be tough to sort fact from rumor about the flu. Expert Elodie Ghedin dispels five common myths about the flu, the flu shot, and why we get sick.
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“Elvis Presley was famous, but he would never be recognized as a past president."
About 71 percent of Americans are very sure that Alexander Hamilton was a US president, a recent survey shows. Hamilton beat Ben Franklin by a mile.
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“With our device, you’ve essentially connected an electronic limb to the patient’s brain, but they have to learn how to use it.”
A device the size of a matchstick implanted in the brain may help a group of paralyzed people walk using only their thoughts and a robotic exoskeleton.
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"When something goes wrong with spelling, it's not one thing that always happens."
Though science knows quite a bit about how the brain handles reading, a new study offers some of the first clear evidence of how it spells.
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"It is intriguing to think that modern European history may have changed forever because of a blow to the head."
Did Henry VIII suffer from traumatic brain injury? It may explain his behavior—and maybe his impotence—in the decade before his death in 1547.
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"Presumably there was a lot of violence going on at that time...A hand axe can be used for constructive purposes and destructive purposes."
About 5,000 years after humans appeared, Neanderthals disappeared. A new mathematical model suggests a lack of culture may have spelled the end.
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"NuVal nutritional scale had an immediate and powerful impact on shopper’s decisions.”
A single number that gives food a nutritional score could spur consumers to buy healthier products, according to a study of more than 535,000 shoppers.
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