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Hubble telescope observes freaky antics of 'Nasty 1' star

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say the star nicknamed Nasty 1 (Miss Jackson if...) doesn't behave like a typical star of its kind. Hence its bad-boy image and name.

By May 21, 2015

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​So you think you can't sing? Science says otherwise

Grab a mic! Most people can carry a tune, even if they think their voice would make Simon Cowell scowl, a researcher at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music says.

By May 22, 2015

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Caffeine may help men wake up in more ways than one (wink, wink)

The latest study on the magic, wake-up juice found that men who drink two to three cups of coffee a day may be able to reduce their risk of erectile dysfunction by 42 percent.

By May 20, 2015

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Could Viagra make it harder to spread malaria?

The drug that comes in a little blue pill could help keep malaria contained by stiffening up the parasite that causes it, say researchers.

By May 16, 2015

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Science identifies the best in-flight meal (if you care about taste)

If you have to endure the horror of a meal on an airplane, a new study out of Cornell says some tastes are more intense than others. Order accordingly.

By May 19, 2015

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Linqapp brings crowd-sourced language translation to iOS

Unfamiliar with a new phrase in another language? Now it's possible to get near-instant translation from like-minded social translators using the app.

By May 7, 2015

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Find this plant and you'll have a good chance of finding diamonds

A rare African plant can serve as a beacon that points the way to diamond deposits deep beneath the Earth, new research shows.

By May 7, 2015

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Using electricity to give your brain a boost? Not so fast...

Do-it-yourselfers using electrical currents to stimulate their brains may be doing more harm than good.

By May 6, 2015

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This galaxy is the farthest into space we have ever seen

The distance to a super-bright galaxy has been exactly calculated, setting a 13-billion light-year record as the most distant galaxy ever seen (that we know of).

By May 6, 2015

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It's easy to make your brain think it's in someone else's body

By messing with the brain's sense of location, a team of researchers in Sweden figure out how make people believe they're wearing each other's bodies.

By May 5, 2015