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Phosphene Eye Flash
Science
Sometimes, when you shut your eyes tightly or are in a pitch black room, your eyes decide it's time for a light show. Random, psychedelic-like patterns and flashes of color will dance around your field of vision like it's 1969. ...
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ringing in the ears
Health
It happens to everyone. All of the sudden, with no warning or apparent cause, one or both of your ears starts to ring. A seemingly high pitched sound that can be distracting at times. ...
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Tree Die From Old Age
Fun Facts
Trees usually die from disease and other outside environmental factors. This raises the question, can trees die from simply being too 'old'? Today we'll take a look at how old age affects trees. ...
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Why don't we sneeze in our sleep?
Fun Facts
The average person spends 1/3rd of his or her life sleeping. It's quite a sizable portion of our lifetime. So why is it that we never sneeze while we're unconscious? Or do we? Today we explore this little life mystery. ...
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fish social networking
News
The popularity and huge success of social networking sites has clearly illustrated the importance of networking for humans. However for some animals, keeping informed about others of their kind is even more important. ...
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Nocebo Effect
Science
The placebo effect is when someone takes a chemically inert pill (or dummy drug) but exhibits perceived or actual improvement in a medical condition. But is there an opposite of this effect? There sure is. ...
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Why are people lactose intolerant?
Fun Facts
Milk. Some people love it, some hate it, and some simply have trouble digesting it. Why are some people lactose intolerant, and others not? ...
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What is the World's Most Expensive Flower?
Fun Facts
Chinese scientists in agricultural research grew an orchid that was sold at auction for a record amount. It's the world's most expensive flower. ...
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Are you a supertaster
Health
Do you turn your nose up at black coffee? Can’t stand bitter foods like broccoli, spinach or green tea? If so, you just might be a supertaster. ...
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