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    Cats Are Too Rude for Science to Study

    Many cat owners suspect their feline companions of being secret geniuses—how else does one explain Snowball's innate superiority complex? But apparently, researchers haven't been able to appropriately examine kitty IQ yet, because cats are just not having it with this science thing.

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    Record the Sounds of Our Planet for Earth Day

    It's Earth Day! That means that today, out of all the days in the year that our giant, natural spaceship graciously turns us to face the sun and makes our entire existence possible, we will give a little back and try to do something nice for the Earth. If you're looking for a way to pitch in, you can help document the fleeting sounds of our planet.

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    Study Says Scare Tactics Don’t Work In School, Take That, Trunchbull!

    This explains why potions class is so hard: a new study by the American Psychology Association says that using scare tactics to motivate students may actually lead to lower test scores.

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    Orphan Black Premieres Tonight And Oh Hey Science Actually Cloned Adult Humans For Real

    Orphan Black is a fantastic speculative fiction show from Space and BBC America that follows the (sometimes-creepy, always-nerve wracking) journey of Sarah Manning, who discovers she is just one of many identical clones. Just in time for the season two premiere tonight, science has created cloned embryos from fully-grown humans. Whoa.

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    How Your Body Fights Viruses: An Animation [Video]

    Okay, wait. Your body doesn't fight viruses with an animation. Otherwise Osmosis Jones would be required viewing for all biology classes, and nobody wants that. But as this TED-Ed video explains using easy-to-understand visual metaphors, the way your cells create antibodies to fight off invading viruses is pretty ingenious.

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    T-Rex Didn’t Even Need Its Stupid Baby Arms

    We've all had a good laugh at the Tyrannosaurus Rex's tiny little arms. Well the joke's on us apparently. New research shows that T-Rex didn't even need its stupid little baby arms anyway. Turns out its neck did all the work.

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    3 Million-Year-Old Hidden World Found Under Greenland Glacier

    80% of Greenland is covered in an icy tundra that formed almost three million years ago, but apparently there's a lot more green hidden by the inhospitable landscape than previously thought: scientists have found an "antique" world 10,000 feet beneath the ice's surface and remarkably preserved by the country's natural ice box.

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    Scientists Discover Female Insects With “Inflatable,” Spiny Penis

    In the animal kingdom, gender is decided along different rules from just who has what kind of situation going on in their pants, and science has found the first animal that has a penis on the female members of the species instead of the males. The female penis also does a lot more in the way of function than ones you might be more familiar with.

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    Meet Kepler-186f, the First Validated Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Red Dwarf

    We now know what NASA's big Kepler announcement it. It's still going on, so we'll be updating this post. What we know now is that this is the first validated Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a star other than our Sun. That's a big deal.

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    Internet Use Could Help Depressed Retirees Because the Internet Is the Best

    If you're retired and feeling depressed about it, try using the Internet more! At least, that's according to new research published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. It says Internet use gave retirees a better chance of avoiding depression than their offline counterparts.

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    Science Has Found a Cure for Optimism in Case You Were Feeling Good About Today

    People often have a problem with "unrealistic optimism," which is an underestimation of the likelihood of future misfortune also known as "what gets us through the day." Don't worry; science has found a way to turn off that optimism and make you realize that the world is an empty hole of misery and death. Thanks, science!

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    Why Are Babies Cute? Because Science, That’s Why! Let AsapSCIENCE Explain

    Babies are cute, sure, but why are they cute? AsapSCIENCE explains the science of "Baby Schema" and why we just want to pinch those widdle cheeks. Conversely, Earth Unplugged explains the science behind why some animals are so very ugly.

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    Bioengineers Inject Cockroaches with DNA Nanobots, Time to Surrender to Our Insect Overlords

    It seems to be universal knowledge that if were ever invaded by aliens, cockroaches would most likely survive. Cockroaches will probably survive anything apocalyptic as proven in Fallout 3 after having to fight off those oversized nightmares. However, scientists thought it would be a swell idea to inject cockroaches with DNA nanobots.

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    Digital Mirror Allows People To See Their Organs

    Most of us are probably curious of what our insides look like beneath our skin. Initially, the notion of being able to see what lies underneath our flesh sounds amazing, but imagine actually standing in front of a mirror that revealed everything. We're pretty much seeing what TSA agents at the airport see when we walk through those body scans.

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    Scientists Announce That Artificial Mass Produced Blood Could Soon Be A Reality

    Scientists in Britain and Transylvania (seriously) have been hard at work creating mass-produced blood that can power a clumsy human body, but doesn't need to come from one. British scientist Marc Turner told the media on Monday that industrial mass production of artificial human blood could be a reality in the very near future.

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