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Wrinkly 'sac' with no anus probably isn't humans' earliest ancestor. (Thank goodness!) -- Patrick Pester -- A Saccorhytus species that's been described as an "angry Minion" and a "wrinkly ball sack" isn't a human ancestor, according to a new study.

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Which exercise burns belly fat? Here's what the science says -- Harry Bullmore -- reference -- We dispel fitness myths and answer the common question, 'Which exercise burns belly fat?'

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Flexibility exercises: the best moves for maintaining mobility -- Kat Bayly -- These are the best flexibility exercises to keep your body supple, according to a yoga teacher (and scientific research)

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Best vegan protein powder 2022: Build muscle on a plant-based diet -- Patricia Carswell -- Buying Guide -- Whatever your fitness goals, the best vegan protein powder can be a useful addition to your diet. Here are our tried and tested favorites

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'Cannibal' coronal mass ejection from 'dark plasma plume' will slam into Earth tomorrow (Aug. 18) -- The storm is classified as strong, but isn't expected to cause much disruption

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Scientists blast atoms with Fibonacci laser to make an "extra" dimension of time -- The technique could be used to protect quantum computer data from errors.

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Beneath Greenland iceberg, scientists find a glowing snailfish with antifreeze coursing through its veins -- This helps protect the tadpole-like fish from the cold.

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Does drinking coffee help you live longer? -- Is it safe to guzzle coffee all day for this goal?

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For the first time, scientists have named a heat wave -- Stephanie Pappas -- For the first time, authorities have given a heat wave a name. Scientists hope that naming extreme heat events will help the public protect itself.

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Why is there so much biodiversity in the tropics? -- Martin McGuigan -- Ecologists say there are three explanations for the abundance of species in the tropics.

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Which vegetables are good for diabetics?

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'Magical' rock crystals found at Stone Age ceremonial site in England

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1st suspected case of human-to-dog monkeypox transmission reported in France

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Which fruits are high in protein?

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Is Nazi gold real?

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Did dinosaurs have to deal with multiple enormous asteroids? Crater in West Africa hints yes. By - Stephanie Pappas - published - 17 August 22 - A 66 million-year-old impact crater has been discovered off the coast of West Africa, raising questions about just how many deadly space rocks the dinosaurs had to deal with.

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Mars: The Red Planet - By - Adam Mann - published - 16 August 22 - Reference - Mars is a rusty, red world and one of the most explored planets in the solar system.

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The Aztec Empire: History, maps, religion and fall -- Tom Garlinghouse -- The Aztec Empire flourished in the Valley of Mexico between A.D. 1325 and 1519 and was the last great civilization before the arrival of the Spanish in the early 16th century.

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The 5 craziest ways emperors gained the throne in ancient Rome -- Tom Metcalfe -- Being the emperor of Rome was a risky business. But merely gaining the imperial throne could be difficult, too.

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GERD diet: The best and worst foods for acid reflux -- Lou Mudge -- Struggling with acid reflux? Find out how the GERD diet could help to ease symptoms

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Vitamin E: Sources, benefits & risks - By - Anna Gora - published - 17 August 22 - Vitamin E is vital to keeping healthy and preventing various diseases. Here's everything you need to know about the 'vitamin of youth'.

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Advancing Transformational Innovation in HIV Research: A Pillar of Gilead's Efforts to Help End the Global HIV Epidemic -- Sponsored -- Learn about Gilead's innovative approach to continuous scientific discovery as part of the company's leadership and commitment that aims to help end the HIV epidemic for everyone, everywhere.

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Small, prickly dinosaur discovered in South America reveals an unknown lineage -- Stephanie Pappas -- An armored dinosaur that weighed as much as a housecat has been discovered in South America. Though it resembles a primitive relative of ankylosaurus, it came from late in dinosaur history.

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Sweet dreams, spidey: Arachnids experience REM sleep, and may even dream -- Jennifer Nalewicki -- Spiders likely sleep and dream like humans do.

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Extreme physics of 'supercritical' matter may be surprisingly simple -- Stephanie Pappas -- At 'supercriticality,' the difference between the liquid and gas phases of a material seems to disappear. New research finds that this weird tipping point may be simpler than scientists thought.

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What is the birthday paradox? -- Charles Q. Choi -- If you're in a random group of people, what are the chances that two of the people will have the same birthday?

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Strange 'alien' holes discovered on the ocean floor -- Ben Turner -- The holes form a straight line and appear at regularly repeating distances, and they are surrounded by tiny mounds of sediment.

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What's the most popular color in the world? -- Tia Ghose -- The most popular color can vary by culture, gender and time.

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How many people can Earth support? -- Martin McGuigan -- The number of people the planet can sustain depends on both the natural constraints of our environment and human choices.

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What is Paris syndrome? -- Joe Phelan -- Some people who visit Paris develop extreme symptoms - such as nausea, vomiting and hallucinations - when their expectations of the city do not jibe with reality.

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This Lenovo Chromebook is 37% off on Amazon - ideal for students heading back to school -- Lloyd Coombes -- Looking for a new Chromebook? Lenovo's 14e is available for under $200 in this Amazon deal.

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Back to school deals: Student laptops, software, printers, science kits & more -- Lloyd Coombes -- Looking for the best back to school deals for laptops, software, printers, headphones, and more? Here are our favorites for school and college students.

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Best laptops for students 2022: Sleek laptops that are perfect for college or university - By - Mike Jennings - published - 9 August 22 - Buying Guide - Go back to school in style with our guide to the best laptops for students.

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