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The Scientific Power of Thought

Mind over matter, people! According to this video, when you change your mind, you physically change your brain.

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Swine Slurry the Worst Smell in the World

Dr. George Preti is a ‘stink’ expert, from body odor to farm odor. He studies it all. In the mid-80’s he discovered how male and female armpit odors influence a women’s menstrual cycle. He has also discovered ‘swine slurry.’ You might have heard us talk about it today on the 'Morning Buzz.'

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New App Shows the Effects of Drinking on Your Looks
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New App Lets You Gaze 10 Years Into Your Boozy Future

If the threat of blackouts and liver failure isn't enough to turn you into a teetotaler, then this new photo app, which simulates the physical effects of alcohol abuse over a period of 10 years, just might.

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Doomsday Asteroid Officially Upgraded in Size

An asteroid that scientists said could threaten Earth’s atmosphere in 2036 is now believed to be substantially larger than previously stated. In fact, astronomers currently studying the dreaded, potential doomsday rock say asteroid 'Apophis' has officially been supersized by about

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Speed of light
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Why Don’t We Have Faster-Than-Light Travel Yet?

Traveling faster than the speed of light is a popular concept in the world of most science fiction, but still very much fiction. So why is it that with all of the technological advancements that actual science has made over the last century is faster-than-light travel nowhere within our reach?

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Do You Drink Beer Because You're Addicted to Hops?
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Do You Drink Beer Because You’re Addicted to Hops?

We've always been under the impression that people drink beer because it's awesome, but a new article suggests that hops addiction may actually be a real thing. Someone should tell these "scientists" that buzz-kills are rude.

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MIT Student Invents Ice that Tells Friends to Take Him Home When He's Had One Too Many
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MIT Student Invents Ice That Tattles on Binge Drinkers

When it comes to ice, we only want it to do one thing -- make our drinks cold. We certainly don't want it to snitch to our friends after we've had one too many. But a MIT student has invented exactly that -- digital ice that monitors how quickly someone is drinking and sends out an alert when they've hit their limit.

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Blinking May Let Your Brain Rest

It’s been known for some time that when people blink it’s to moisten their eyeball. It's something the body does without us thinking about it. New research in Japan suggests blinking does more than that by putting the brain in a temporary ‘safe’ mode like a computer does.

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Mars One
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Astronauts Wanted for Mission to Mars – No Experience Necessary

If you've ever dreamed of embarking on a journey to space but never quite felt like you had the chops to hang with the NASA elite, now would be a good time to try to locate an Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator and a solid pair of moon boots: you just might qualify to go to Mars.

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Dinosaur Had Tail Feathers

Not many people have heard of the Oviraptor dinosaur, even though it is a distant relative of T-Rex. However, unlike T-Rex, the Oviraptor was a vegetarian not a meat eater. University of Alberta scientist Scott Persons says this dinosaur had bird-like features including a beak, crest and tail feathers. He believes the creatures would fan their tails to help find a mate and flaunt their wares. 

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