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Study: Most Herbal Supplements Contain No Herbs Study: Most Herbal Supplements Contain No Herbs

The New York Times noted a study last week from a Canadian research team claiming roughly three out of four herbal supplements contain little more than weeds or powdered rice. The research team used a test called DNA barcoding, which …

Skydiver Planes Collide; Everyone Jumps to Safety

It was supposed to be an exciting weekend until everything went terrifyingly wrong in a split second for two planes, each full of excited skydivers. CNN reports that those two planes endured a mid-air collision, but everyone on both planes …

Study Confirms Humans Came From Africa Using… Herpes
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Scientists have debated, since such discussions were made permissible, the origins of the human species: did we come from Asia? Africa? Maybe even the Middle East? Until very recently, many of these theories had equal merit. However, a study of …

New Study: Our Brains Need Sleep To Clean Themselves

NPR reports that a new study from University of Rochester researchers may explain not only why we so desperately need sleep, but also the role sleep plays in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. A study of mouse brains that were asleep showed …

Higgs Boson Team Wins Nobel Prize for Physics

LiveScience and Reuters both report that Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for physics yesterday. Their prediction of the Higgs boson’s existence helps to explain how the stars and planets …

Weird Toxic Lake in Tanzania Turns Animals Into Statues
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The New Scientist reports that a bizarre lake in northern Tanzania is turning animals into calcified statues. Lake Natron, named for the compound that occurs naturally in its waters, looks like a description directly out of Dante’s Divine Comedy: a …

Colorado Floods: Over 1200 Are Still Missing

Colorado has been hit with some disastrous flooding that devastated several areas including Boulder. The Denver Post reported this morning that the historic floods have killed at least six people, but the truly terrifying figure is the state’s 1,253 missing …

Euro 2012 Gives Us The Best OMG Gif Ever

ESPN deserves credit for their stellar presentation of the sporting event being watched by the whole world over, even the United States. No, I’m not talking about the NBA Finals, LeBron James, or Kevin Durant. While these three are indeed …

James Justice Dunks His Way To A Trending Topic
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Dig, if you will, a picture. No, not you and I engaged in a kiss; instead, the picture in question features a 5-10 basketball player with such leaping ability–52-inch vertical–you’d think man is actually capable of flight. That’s the mental …

OMG Added to OED OMG Added to OED
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ROFLMAO! The Oxford English Dictionary, which is approaching 130 years old, contains over 600,000 words, definitions and pronunciations.  As the premier authority on the English language, they like to update their word lists quite frequently.  This month, this means the …