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The Science of Sinkholes

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In the news: "Science of Sinkholes: Why central Florida seems so unstable" by John Roach and Nidhi Subbaraman NBC News August 12, 2013

"The Science of Sinkholes" from the USGS


Chemical Weapons: What is Sarin?

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In the news: "Factbox: What is the chemical weapon sarin?" by Julie Steenhuysen and Michelle Nichols, Editing by Peter Cooney Reuters August 27, 2013

Scientists Fiend for Graphene

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In the news: "Wonder Material Ignites Scientific Gold Rush" by Gautam Naik The Wall Street Journal August 24, 2013

Growing Next-Gen Biotechnologies, Oxygen Sensors

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In the news: "Growing Next-Gen Biotechnologies" by Tim Studt LaboratoryEquipment.com
August 8, 2013

Supplements Not the Real Thing for Joint Pain

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In the news: "Supplements Fail to Relieve Joint Pain in Study" by Nicholas Bakalar The New York Times August 21, 2013

Featured Images from ScienceSource.com: Osteoporosis

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Respiratory System's Allergic Asthma Mystery

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In the news: "Clues emerge to explain allergic asthma" by Nathan Seppa Science News August 15, 2013

Sing a Love Song Whale Song!

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In the news: "Male Humpback Whales Attract Mates by Singing in Chorus" by Virgina Morell WIRED August 20, 2013



The Immortal Kepler's Hunt for Planets

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In the news: "The Kepler Space Telescope May be Dead, but Its Planet-Hunting Mission Continues" by Michael Lemonick TIME August 16, 2013

Science Confirms: "Once You Pop, You Just Can't Stop"

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In the news: "Why One Cream Cake Leads to Another" by Ruth Williams The Scientist August 15, 2013


Also confirmed:
-The average owl can consume multiple tootsie pops, each in 3 licks.
-Some prefer to chew 6 feet of sugary bubble gum in a day than not go to the dentist.
-"Not going anywhere until you realize that the Snickers Bar you just grabbed was the last one?"
-There's no wrong way to eat a Reese's or even 100 Reese's, but there is a wrong way to eat a 100 Reese's at once. (Trust me)
























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Repeated Concussions Caused by Repeated Attempts to Injure Head (playing Football)

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In the news: "A Simple Device to Detect Concussions" by Gretchen Reynolds New York Times August 13, 2013
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Near-Death Experience Evidenced by Brain Activity

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In the news: "Brain Activity Shows Basis of Near-Death 'Light'" by AFP Discovery News August 13, 2013
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The End of the Era of the Lawn in the Desert

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In the news: "Arit Southwest Cities' Plea - Lose the Lawn" by Ian Lovett New York Times August 11, 2013
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Camels and MERS, the Antibody Evidence

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In the news: "Researchers Suspect that Camels are Linked to a Middle East Virus" by Denise Grady New York Times August 8, 2013

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Grandchildren of Henrietta Lacks consent to gift of HeLa Cells

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In the news: "A Family Consents to a Medical Gift, 62 Years Later" by Carl Zimmer New York Times August 7, 2013

Henrietta Lacks (HeLa Cells) - Stock Image BU2370 Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951), was an African-American cancer victim and the unwitting donor of cells from her cancerous tumor, which were cultured by George Otto Gey to form a cell line for medical research. This is known as the HeLa cell line. HeLa cells are the first human cell line. They were obtained in 1951 from Lacks' cervix. She died of cervical cancer eight months later, and the cells are named for her. Her cancer was an epidermoid carcinoma. HeLa cells thrive in laboratory conditions and are now used in cancer research worldwide. Credit:Science Source
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Craving junk food? Blame your Amygdala.

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In the news: "News in Brief: One sleepless night weakens resolve in the face of doughnuts" by Laura Sanders Science News August 6, 2013

Colors of Space are Far Out

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In the news: "Depicting the Colors of Space" by Rachel Nuwer New York Times June 17, 2013

Anti-MRSA Antibiotic found in Ocean Microbe

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In the news: "New antibiotic that attacks MRSA fount in ocean microbe" by Simon Redfern BBC News July 31, 2013