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New Study Finds Men Can Smell When Women Are Sexually Aroused
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New Study Finds Men Can Smell When Women Are Sexually Aroused

If humans can smell fear, then why not sexual arousal?March 04, 2020Sex is a multi-sensory experience but did you know it also involves your sense of smell? At least that& 39;s what a new study out of the University of Kent is revealing.You can smell itIt turns out that men can distinguish between the scents of sexually aroused and non-aroused women.

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8-Foot-Long Beehive Discovered inside the Walls of an Apartment

It could supposedly support up to 150,000 bees, if fully occupied.February 28, 2020If you noticed bees flying out of the ducts of an apartment, you& 39;d most likely be a little preoccupied. So it comes as no surprise that residents in Richmond, Virginia called a pest control company on Monday asking for them to check up on what was going on.
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New Research Shows Overlap of COVID-19 With SARS and MERS

The virus may lead to long-term or permanent pulmonary damage, as seen in SARS and MERS cases.February 29, 2020If you have not heard of COVID-19, then you have likely been hiding under a rock as the virus has spread around the world, bringing panic with it. The virus, also just called the coronavirus, has already taken many casualties and continues to ravage the world.
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Scorpion Venom Used in Treatment against Aggressive Brain Cancer Tumor

The research is still in its pre-clinical stages, but it& 39;s looking promising.March 05, 2020Some blood cancer treatments have been revolutionized thanks to CAR-T therapies that modify patients& 39; T cells to target proteins linked to cancer.So far, though, these treatments have not successfully managed to show much potential against solid tumors such as the aggressive brain cancer glioblastoma.
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New Study Finds Men Can Smell When Women Are Sexually Aroused

If humans can smell fear, then why not sexual arousal?March 04, 2020Sex is a multi-sensory experience but did you know it also involves your sense of smell? At least that& 39;s what a new study out of the University of Kent is revealing.You can smell itIt turns out that men can distinguish between the scents of sexually aroused and non-aroused women.
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500-Million-Year-Old Sea Animals May Have Used "Social Networks" to Clone Themselves

Researchers from the University of Cambridge discovered intact fossils on the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.March 06, 2020Some of Earth& 39;s earliest animals may have used & 34;social networks& 34; to communicate, share information about food, and even clone themselves.Scientists from the University of Cambridge and Oxford observed that these mini fern-like creatures based on the ocean floor around 571 million to 541 million years ago, appeared to be interconnected through a long, string-like filament.
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Newly-Discovered Plastic-Eating Greater Wax Moth Offers Hope in Fight against Pollution

Studying how this species digests plastic might give us a better way of dealing with plastic waste.March 07, 2020Plastic pollution is everywhere, seeping into our land, our oceans, and even our bodies. Despite our best efforts to recycle, the problem has remained high.RELATED: HOW TO ELIMINATE PLASTIC WASTE AND PLASTIC POLLUTION WITH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERINGThe greater wax mothNow, a form of caterpillar is offering revived hope in the fight against such pollution, reports Discover Magazine.
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Smokers Contaminate Non-Smoking Areas Through Their Bodies and Clothes

The new study argues that third-hand smoke should be taken a lot more seriously.March 08, 2020Smoking is a dangerous habit that leads to many diseases and even deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking, while tobacco use causes more than 7 million deaths per year worldwide.
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11 Absurd Things That Have Happened Because of the Coronavirus

The coronavirus appears to be driving some people insane. While the virus must be taken seriously, some of these stories are simply absurd.What weird things have people said about the coronavirus?And so, without further ado, here are some weirdest stories that we have found about the coronavirus. Sadly, this list is far from exhaustive and is in no particular order.
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9 Animals That Can Actually See in UV

You might be surprised to learn that many animals are actually able to see into the UV part of the EM spectrum. From insects to fish and even certain species of mammal, this trait is quite common.We humans, on the other hand, appear to either lost it or never had it in the first place. To them, our visual world would look very alien indeed.
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New Species of Chlamydia Bacteria Found in the Arctic Ocean

The bacteria are thriving under intense pressure and lack of oxygen.March 08, 2020If you thought chlamydia was scary, just wait until you meet its cousins. Found under the Arctic Ocean seafloor, these new species of chlamydia can survive despite a lack of oxygen or hosts to prey upon.RELATED: FIRST EVER CHLAMYDIA VACCINE SHOWS PROMISING RESULTS DURING TRIALExtreme conditionsAbout 3 kilometers beneath the surface of the Arctic Ocean, scientists have discovered a type of Chlamydiae bacteria that has been thriving despite being subjected to intense pressure and other extreme conditions, including deprivation of oxygen.
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Scientists Develop Novel Needle-Free Vaccine That Dissolves in Your Mouth

The new technology works essentially like hard candy.March 07, 2020There& 39;s a new method for delivering vaccines and it& 39;s far more effective than conventional approaches, wrote the author of the study Maria Croyle in Science Alert.RELATED: EBOLA VACCINE APPROVED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER BY THE EUROPEAN UNIONA rapidly dissolving film& 34;My research group has developed a novel method to stabilize live viruses and other biological medicines in a rapidly dissolving film that does not require refrigeration and can be given by mouth,& 34; wrote Croyle.
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Scientists Created Tiny Organs That Could Bring an End to Animal Testing

An entire system of miniature organs known as & 34;organoids& 34; has been created by scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. In doing so they have built the world& 39;s most sophisticated lab model of the human body.The whole point of the system is that these tiny organs, or & 34;organoids& 34;, can successfully determine if a pharmaceutical product is toxic to the human body or not, which would also help put an end to animal testing.
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Rare Medical Condition Makes Woman Orgasm 11 Times a Day

& 34;I get people saying ‘oh, I wish my wife had that’ and thinking it’s a joke. But would they want to have a raging boner 24/7? I don’t think so.”March 12, 2020People hear orgasm, and they tend to think it’s a good thing. However, this South Yorkshire woman, who has 11 orgasms a day, says it might sound like a dream, but in reality, it is far from being pleasurable.
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New Toolkit May Repair DNA Breaks Linked to Aging and Cancer

The newly-discovered protein can & 39;eat& 39; toxic proteins that damage DNA.March 15, 2020Researchers at the Universities of Sheffield and Oxford have discovered a new toolkit that may help repair DNA breaks that are linked to aging, cancer, and even motor neuron disease. The key to this toolkit lies in a protein called TEX264.
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Scientists 'Discover' the World's Smallest-Known 'Dinosaur' to Date Trapped in Amber

The specimen& 39;s remains are 99 million years old.March 12, 2020The skull of the Oculudentavis in amberLida XingWhen you think of dinosaurs, you most likely picture roaring T-Rexs or swooping Pterodactyls. However, some suspected that there were many other, more pocket-sized dinos that also roamed the Earth hundreds of millions of years ago, and a tiny skull embedded in amber was initially thought to confirm the existence of & 34;mini- dinosaurs,& 34; but this conclusion was later rebutted and reversed by another, dissenting team of scientists.
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Scientists Use AI to Uncover that "Smell" Genes Go beyond the Nose

It turns out our & 34;smell& 34; genes also play a role in detecting cancer.March 13, 2020When you smell a sweet flower or the salty sea breeze you may not realize that your body is activating around 400 & 34;smell-sensing& 34; genes to enable you to decipher each different smell.What& 39;s even more fascinating about these & 34;smell& 34; genes is that scientists have recently uncovered that they play a much larger role than previously believed, far beyond just the nose.
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Encephalitis Lethargica Disease, Portrayed in the Movie "Awakenings", Accompanied the 1918 Spanish Flu

In the late 1960s, Dr. Oliver Sacks was working at the Beth Abraham Hospital in the Bronx, New York. The hospital had a group of patients who were essentially living statues. As Sacks described them:& 34;They would be conscious and aware – yet not fully awake; they would sit motionless and speechless all day in their chairs, totally lacking energy, impetus, initiative, motive, appetite, affect or desire; they registered what went on about them without active attention, and with profound indifference.
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