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Wednesday, 23 April 2014
There's a new secret to get your child to behave at the dinner table—cut up their food and they'll relax. A new Cornell study published in Eating Behaviors, found that when 6-10 year old children...
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved, report authors of a scientific paper to be published by the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical...
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Working with mice and rabbits, Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown, successfully preventing the development of atherosclerosis...
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
That person we all seem to know who we say is neurotic and unable to take action? Turns out he or she isn't unable to act but simply doesn't want to. A study of nearly 4,000 college students in 19...
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
A new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839 is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have seen...
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel, according to a new study of 36 species of mammals...

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When we think of recent large asteroid impacts on Earth, only a handful may come to mind. In particular, one is the forest-flattening 1908 Tunguska explosion over Siberia (which may have been the...