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Avatar therapy 'reduces power of schizophrenia voices'

Avatar therapy 'reduces power of schizophrenia voices'

SUMMARY: He added: "If a wholly psychological intervention such as avatar therapy can produce such an improvement, then it should make us rethink the way we conceptualise auditory hallucinations."

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The "Birds Are Not Dinosaurs" Movement

The "Birds Are Not Dinosaurs" Movement

SUMMARY: In fact, the modern study of fossil birds is increasingly populated by people who agree with or support the idea that birds are dinosaurs.

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10 shopping apps that will save you cash this holiday season

10 shopping apps that will save you cash this holiday season

SUMMARY: In addition to helping you find deals and coupons, Grocery Pal will also sync grocery lists from multiple devices.

popular science
Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species

Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species

SUMMARY: The group of finch species to which the Big Bird population belongs are collectively known as Darwin's finches and helped Charles Darwin to uncover the process of evolution by natural selection.

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Human Brains Have Evolved Unique 'Feel-Good' Circuits : Shots

Human Brains Have Evolved Unique 'Feel-Good' Circuits : Shots

SUMMARY: But the finding could eventually help explain what makes the human brain unique, and what goes wrong in a range of brain diseases.

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Turd Tales: Did You Know You Can Sex A Turkey By Its Poo?

Turd Tales: Did You Know You Can Sex A Turkey By Its Poo?

SUMMARY:

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The Tiger Subspecies Revised, 2017

The Tiger Subspecies Revised, 2017

SUMMARY: (2017) propose as goes tiger subspecies?

scientific american
No, turkey doesn’t make you sleepy

No, turkey doesn’t make you sleepy

SUMMARY: And where turkey is being eaten, there is inevitably talk of tryptophan—a naturally occurring chemical found in turkey and other foods.

popular science
Nature's Response to the Catastrophic California Wildfires

Nature's Response to the Catastrophic California Wildfires

SUMMARY: It was established in 2005 to manage the preserve for ecological and land management research, conservation and community involvement.

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That Interstellar Asteroid is Pretty Strange. Could It Be...?

That Interstellar Asteroid is Pretty Strange. Could It Be...?

SUMMARY:

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Dolly the sheep health fears 'unfounded'

Dolly the sheep health fears 'unfounded'

SUMMARY: Image copyright SPL Image caption Dolly the Sheep on display in Edinburgh's Royal MuseumConcerns that Dolly the cloned sheep suffered from early-onset arthritis were unfounded, a study suggests.

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The Tyranny of Extraterrestrial Messaging

The Tyranny of Extraterrestrial Messaging

SUMMARY: The conundrum of extraterrestrial messaging (METI) reminds me of the ‘tyranny’ of the rocket equation in space exploration.

scientific american
What not to do on Black Friday

What not to do on Black Friday

SUMMARY: In fact, we've prepared a comprehensive guide to everything you shouldn't do this Black Friday.

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Bones show Dolly’s arthritis was normal for a sheep her age

Bones show Dolly’s arthritis was normal for a sheep her age

SUMMARY: But new X-rays of Dolly’s skeleton and those of other cloned sheep and Dolly’s naturally conceived daughter Bonnie indicate that the world’s first cloned mammal had the joints of normal sheep of her age.

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Jet Fuel from Sugarcane? It's Not a Flight of Fancy

Jet Fuel from Sugarcane? It's Not a Flight of Fancy

SUMMARY: ASTM International, a global standards development organization, has approved a 50:50 blend of petroleum-based jet fuel and hydroprocessed renewable jet fuel for commercial and military flights.

scientific american
Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds

Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds

SUMMARY: Fatty acid molecules comprise about 10% of fine particulates over London, and such particles help seed clouds.

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Is Your Turkey Trot Going to Burn Off That Pie?

Is Your Turkey Trot Going to Burn Off That Pie?

SUMMARY: That fourth slice of pumpkin pie isn't going to eat itself, dammit, and you're going to need somewhere to put it.

wired
Scientists Genetically Engineer a Form of Gluten-Free Wheat

Scientists Genetically Engineer a Form of Gluten-Free Wheat

SUMMARY: Most gluten-free bread is made from alternative flours such as rice or potato, so it tastes and feels different from wheat bread.

scientific american
Want a Perfect Turkey? Calculate Its Specific Heat Capacity

Want a Perfect Turkey? Calculate Its Specific Heat Capacity

SUMMARY: For copper, the specific heat capacity is 0.385 J/g/°C (yes, water has a very high specific heat capacity).

wired
Thanksgiving and the Myth of Native American "Savages"

Thanksgiving and the Myth of Native American "Savages"

SUMMARY: These scientists have replaced the myth of the noble savage with the myth of the savage savage.

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