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Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.
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Gut-Eating Amoeba Caught On Film

Dangerous and impolite: This little guy triggers food poisoning in people by biting off chunks of intestine, chewing on them for a bit ... and then spitting them out.
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Food Scraps To Fuel Vertical Farming's Rise In Chicago

As vertical farming takes root in cities around the world, critics fear it's leaving a big carbon footprint. An experiment in Chicago turning garbage into energy aims to prove them wrong.
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What Does Sound Look Like?

A clever photography trick allows you to see the invisible: the rising heat from a lighter, the turbulence around airplane wings, the plume of a sneeze ... and even sound waves.
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This Pie Chart Is Delicious And Statistically Sound

Back in 2012, The Salt surveyed readers on their favorite pies during our Pie Week series. Recently, an Australian reader tells us she pie-charted our results with mouth-watering real pie.
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The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade

Childhood amnesia descends gradually — and later than you might think, researchers say. Many 7-year-olds have robust memories of experiences from when they were 3 or even younger.
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Why Physicists Are In A Film Promoting An Earth-Centered Universe

Scientist Lawrence Krauss says clips of him were "mined" to lend credibility to The Principle, a film he describes as "stupid" and "unbelievable."
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NASA Image Shows Volcanic Island Has Annexed Its Neighbor

NASA says the Western Pacific island of Nishino-shima has merged with its newly created volcanic companion, forming one larger landmass.
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How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends

New drugs are usually tested in animals before they're tested in humans. But many of those studies aren't done carefully enough, analysts say. So time and money is wasted, and treatments are delayed.
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Play It Again And Again, Sam

We're all seduced by repetition, music research suggests — 90 percent of the music we listen to, we've heard before. Beyond music, this bias toward familiarity holds up in every culture. What gives?

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