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A Physicist Dreams Of Catching Dark Matter In The Act

Hold out your hand for a century, and 100 million particles of dark matter will pass through each second without leaving a trace. Still, a physicist in South Dakota thinks he may be able to catch one.
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Netflix And Chew: How Binge Watching Affects Our Eating Habits

Lots of research suggests munching while watching TV promotes mindless eating. Overall viewing time is a key factor. But the genre of what you are watching may also influence how much you consume.
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Want To Avoid A Hangover? Science Has Got You Covered

Champagne and other booze flow freely on New Year's Eve. But if you want to wake to a new year without the side effects of alcohol, don't fret: We've got science-based tips for avoiding that headache.

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The Year In Eggs: Everyone's Going Cage-Free, Except Supermarkets

Egg producers who for years said they couldn't give up cages for egg-laying hens made the switch to cage-free in 2015. Big egg buyers, including McDonald's, Nestle and Subway, made commitments, too.

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Giving Birth Outside A Hospital Is A Little Riskier For The Baby

A big study finds the risk that the baby will die soon after delivery is twice as high if the delivery was planned for home or a birthing center versus the hospital, but such deaths are very rare.
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VIDEO: Meet The Bots That Beat The Obstacles

A robot unveiled by Disney researchers can drive up vertical surfaces. Other machines pushing boundaries: a bot that can jump on water without sinking and a bot that flies like a bird.
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WATCH: The Stuff We've Left In Space

Scientists keep track of nearly 20,000 pieces of space debris, from the size of an apple to that of a school bus. A visualization from the Royal Institution lets you watch the orbiting trash pile up.
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To Conquer Fear, A Man Turns Rejection Into A Game

Jason Comely was terrified of being rejected. The only cure, he figured, was to get rejected on purpose, once a day. It started to hurt less and less. And then it actually started to become fun.
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A 'Celtic Curse' Has Roots Stretching Back To The Bronze Age

In people with hemochromatosis, iron builds up and can overload the heart and other organs. Geneticists looking at 5,000-year-old human remains say the disorder may have had evolutionary advantages.
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Towns Along The Mississippi River Evacuate As Floodwaters Swell

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon activated the National Guard as flooding closed interstate highways and forced people from their homes. The river is expected to crest Thursday at its highest level since 1993.

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