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Pinocchio Rex, T-Rex’s Cousin, Unearthed In China

The skeleton of a new tyrannosaur was found at a construction site in China. The skeleton was identified as the cousin of the T-Rex, and named “Pinocchio Rex” for its lengthy nose. Scientists at the Edinburgh University in the U.K. named the new dinosaur Qianzhousaurus sinensis. They also described the creature as having a height of up to 9 meters. The …

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Yellowstone Invasive Trout Showing Signs Of Decline

On Tuesday, a conservation group and government scientists reported that an invasive species of trout that devastated the native trout species in Yellowstone National Park is showing signs of decline, which is deemed as a “significant progress” in their efforts to get rid of them. The invasive trout were first seen in the Yellowstone Lake in 1994 when it was …

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Energy Drinks Linked To Unhealthy Behaviors In Youth

Youth consuming energy drinks were more likely to play video games for hours, drink sugar-sweetened beverages, and smoke, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Researchers for the study, published in the May/June issue of the academic journal, surveyed about 2,800 adolescents from grades 6 through 12 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota region. …

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Type 2 Diabetes Rises 30 Percent In Youth

Diabetes is a disorder of the metabolism, the way our bodies use digested food for energy, according to WebMD. Most of our food is converted into glucose, the type of sugar in the blood, where it is used by cells for growth and energy. For glucose to get into our cells there must be insulin, which is produced by the …

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Marijuana Plants May Decrease Pain Symptoms

In a preliminary study on the effects of medical marijuana on pain symptoms, researchers in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, are finding that medical marijuana has a profound impact on the pain symptoms of those suffering from deadly and chronic diseases. Using the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale, researchers asked 145 patients of the Compassionate Care Foundation dispensary to rate …

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Retinol Creams And Wine For Cellulite And Lines

This beautiful spring weather is nearly intoxicating after a winter spent dashing from car doors to buildings to avoid rapid onset frostbite. But with the carefree feeling of higher temps, come the tee shirts and shorts which cruelly expose our lapse of a rigid fitness regime for a few of the colder months. Likewise, our dry wintry skin may have …

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Ganymede Sea Could Be Layered and Harbor Life

For decades now Jupiter’s moon Ganymede has been one of the more interesting objects in our solar system. The moon is one of the few that is known to have a large ocean beneath an icy layer, leading to speculation that primitive life may have evolved somewhere inside. This week astronomers have announced a discovery that increases the likelihood that …

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Cellulite Treatments: What Works And What Doesn’t

Cellulite, a term for lumpy and dimpled skin around the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen, can be a cause of distress when it appears. Although cellulite isn’t a serious medical condition and is just caused by normal fat pushing against connective tissue according to WebMD, its appearance can be unsightly and the condition has spawned numerous remedies in an attempt …

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ADHD Symptoms: What To Look Out For

Imagine a fifth-grader in a classroom, bouncing around from seat to seat, unable to sit still, talking constantly, showing little to no attention span, listening to the teacher for brief moments, but unable to hold onto the words which he or she said very long. It’s the common stereotype of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or more commonly called ADHD. It’s a …

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Big Bang Theory Actually Has Religious Roots

Many Americans remain wary of the Big Bang Theory, particularly from a religious standpoint. There is a popular misconception about what it means to believe in certain scientific theories. That one must reject or mock a belief in gods or a God in order to embrace them. This is simply not in keeping with the behavior of some of the …

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Big Bang Theory In Doubt By Most Americans According To Poll

A recent Associated Press- GfK poll taken revealed that most Americans are skeptical when it comes to topics such as the Big Bang theory, evolution, and global warming. It also revealed that Americans are more inclined to believe and support simpler concepts related to health and genetics. These results disappoint a few of America’s top scientists, including Randy Schekman, the …

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Big Bang Theory Doubted by Majority of Americans

A recent poll conducted by the Associated Press-GfK sought to test public perception, knowledge, and confidence in certain scientific principles which are whole-heartedly accepted as fact by the scientific community – things such as smoking’s impact on cancer rates, the plausibility of evolution, and the age of the Earth. Unfortunately, the results of the poll show that many Americans are …

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