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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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    Science Says Couples Who Sleep Close Together Are Happier, We Say Shove It, Science

    According to a study on the sleeping habits of couples, those who sleep farther than one inch away from their partner are less likely to be happy. Well, that's what the numbers show anyway, but numbers can be a bit misleading, and I'm 100% sure my fiancée is happier keeping my body's nuclear sleep temperature way on the other side of the bed.

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    Babies Keep Parents Sleep Deprived on Purpose So They Don’t Make Any More Babies

    Any new parent can tell you that sleeping through the night is a rare experience after babby is formed. According to Harvard biology professor David Haig, that may be on purpose. He says that babies intentionally wake parents up for overnight feedings to keep them from... making more babies.

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    People Who Pray for Their Romantic Partners Are Way More Committed to Keeping Them Around

    Today in "news that's actually kind of obvious," a study published in the Journal of Family Psychology claims that people who pray for their significant others are usually more committed to them. Unless you're a female mantis, of course. Then, you're probably about to kill yours.

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  8. Science

    Our Friend Bill Nye Answers Reader Questions About Invention and Friendship

    At SXSW this year we met up with Our Friend Bill Nye to challenge him to a bow tie race and have him answer some reader questions. What's his favorite science? What would he invent if he could invent anything? Why do we insist on calling him "Our Friend Bill Nye"? All that and more will be revealed!

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    Caterpillars Pretend to be Ants and Mooch off of Them Because They Can

    Apparently some caterpillars are lazy and make ants their slaves because why not? Before these caterpillars have to fend for themselves and find their own food, they instead have pretty neat survival methods that get ants to open their hospitable nests to them. Here, they are essentially wined and dined until they no longer need the ants anymore.

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  10. Science

    Before You Make A “Let It Go” Cover, Use This Test To Find Out How Tone Deaf You Really Are

    Have you ever been singing in your shower and thought, man, I am so good at this? Or have you ever heard your BFF singing in their car and thought, wow, they are terrible at that? With a new, simple online test, you can find out for sure whether or not you and your friends are musical geniuses by determining exactly how tone deaf you all are!

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  11. Science

    Maybe Lasers Could Be Used to Deflect Lightning From Buildings

    Buildings getting struck by lightning accounts for more than $1 billion worth of damage in the U.S. every year. While there are ways to mitigate the amount of damage caused by directing the lightning away and into the ground, all those methods are just so... boring. You know what aren't boring? High intensity lasers. Heeeeell yeah!

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  12. Science

    Watch Clips of StarTalk Live! From SXSW, Plus We “Bow Tie Race” Our Friend Bill Nye!

    At SXSW this year we met up with Our Friend Bill Nye at GE's Night of Invention to compete in what we believe is the world's first competitive bow tie tying event. Then he hosted a great conversation for StarTalk Live and answered a few of our readers' questions. Watch it all right here.

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  13. Science

    The Large Hadron Collider May Have Found A New Form Of Matter

    Z(443o) may sound like a radio station, but it's actually a recently-proven particle discovered by the Large Hadron Collider-- and it could be evidence of tetraquarks, an entirely new form of matter.

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    Researchers Believe the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” to Be No More Fake Than Other Gospels

    "The Gospel of Jesus' Wife" is a pice of papyrus that contains controversial statements about—you guessed it—Jesus' wife. It says things like, "Jesus said to them, My wife... she is able to be my disciple..." and probably a lot about how he's always out boozing it up on water-wine with his 12 buddies. Now there's research showing its authenticity.

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    Talking on Your Cellphone Doesn’t Make You a Jerk, But It Does Make You Less Likely to Help Others

    According to a recent study, people talking on cell phones in public were much less likely to offer help to a stranger than those who were not. This sounds like a win for those of us who think that all cell-phone talkers are the literal worst, right? Well, not necessarily.

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