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All Human-Made Objects on Earth Amount to 30 Trillion Tons

It’s safe to say that humans have accumulated a lot of stuff over the years. Scientists recently discovered that all objects on Earth created by people adds up to an astoundingly large figure. How large? According to a new study, … Continue reading

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How Drinking Too Much Water Put One Woman's Life In Danger

For women who have heard that drinking plenty of water can help prevent or treat a urinary tract infection, you may want to put down that extra glass: A woman in England ended up in the hospital after loading up … Continue reading

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Bodybuilder Injects Coconut Oil, Damages Arm Muscle

Instead of just lifting weights, an amateur bodybuilder in the United Kingdom tried to plump up his arm muscles and by injecting them with coconut oil, according to a new report of the case. But he wound up developing cysts … Continue reading

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Tornado Cluster Sizes Skyrocket, and No One Knows Why

Tornados are behaving strangely: The number of tornado outbreaks per year is fairly constant, but the number of tornados per outbreak has skyrocketed. And scientists aren’t entirely sure why. In an effort to learn more, researchers looked at meteorological factors … Continue reading

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Flying Robotic Ambulance Completes First Solo Test Flight

A new automated, flying ambulance completed its first solo flight, offering a potential solution for challenging search and rescue missions. Completing such missions in rough terrain or combat zones can be tricky, with helicopters currently offering the best transportation option … Continue reading

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Reel Big: 112-Pound Catfish Caught in North Carolina

A gigantic, 112-lb. (50 kilograms) catfish was reeled in by a North Carolina man the day before Thanksgiving, according to local news reports. The man, Riahn Brewington, caught the massive fish in the northeast section of Cape Fear River in … Continue reading

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'Never Go to Bed Angry': Sleep Makes It Harder to Forget Bad Thoughts

The age-old advice to “never go to bed angry” is getting some support from new research. Researchers found that men in the study were less able to suppress a negative memory after they slept than they were before they slept. … Continue reading

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Why Americans' Cholesterol Levels Are Improving

Americans’ cholesterol levels are heading in the right direction, a new study finds. In the United States, average cholesterol levels have decreased significantly from 1999-2000 to 2013-2014, according to the study, published today (Nov. 30) in a research letter in … Continue reading

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Good Sports: Longer Lives Linked to Swimming, Racquetball

Many types of exercise are linked to a lower risk of premature death, but activities like racquet sports, swimming and aerobics seem best at improving people’s chances of staving off an early demise, according to a new study. Researchers found … Continue reading

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Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin recovering well after Antarctic evacuation

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin testifies at a Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, entitled “U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness,” on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 24, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo More By Harry Pearl SYDNEY (Reuters) … Continue reading

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