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Robot Snake Reveals Secrets of Sidewinders’ Extraordinary Slither

Photo: Rob Felt

The serpentine movement pattern of a desert snake sidewinding its way up a sandy slope is captivating to watch, but it also presents a physical enigma. How is it that certain snakes can ascend a dune so easily, while others writhe ...

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NASA Allocates $50 Million to Origins of Life Research


Is there life out there in the universe? By now we know there’s an abundance of life-giving chemicals out there, but what conditions are required to spawn life as we known it (or more probable, don’t know it?) These questions ...

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Butterfly Gardens From All Over The U.S. Open Year Round

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Approximately 20,000 species of butterflies around the world, about 575 of them are spotted regularly in the lower 48 states. Here’s a look at where butterflies can be found in their metamorphic stages throughout the year. Mission, Texas is the ...

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Marijuana Makes Honeys Higher


According to a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, the hormonal composition of women makes them more sensitive to the effects of marijuana. Oddly, women develop a tolerance to THC much faster than men. The research ...

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Study: Low-Carb Diet Effective For Weight Loss, Cardiovascular Health

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A new study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine found that after a year of their respective diets, participants following a low-carb diet had lost significantly more weight than those following a low-fat diet. In addition to weight loss, ...

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Increase in Freshwater Blamed For Rise in Sea Level in Antarctica


A recent study reveals a new trend – one that could potentially be detrimental – in the coastal Antarctica, the rise in sea level exceeds the rate at which sea level rising globally and freshwater appears to be the culprit. ...

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Stop Beating Your Spouse: Smoke Marijuana


According to a new study published in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, couples who smoke marijuana together are not as likely to engage in domestic violence. The research, conducted by a team of scientists from Yale University in New ...

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Cancer Survivors Can’t Quit Smoking


According to a new study by the American Cancer Society recently published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, 9.3 percent of smokers who have survived a bout with cancer cannot quit smoking. Smoking, of course, has been ...

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Aspirin Daily Conquers Cancer


According to a recent study published in the European cancer journal Annals of Oncology, a daily dose of aspirin may aid in preventing cancer. Specifically, a research tem co-funded by the charity Cancer Research UK (CRUK) discovered that taking an aspirin ...

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Gecko Sex Satellite Lost In Space


Researchers with the Russian Federal Space Agency and the manufacturer of the Foton M4 spacecraft recently announced that they have lost contact with a space capsule carrying geckos, other animals, insects, plants, dried seeds, silkworm eggs, microbes and state-of-the-art manufacturing ...

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