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Kangaroos are lefties

Kangaroos are lefties

Here's an interesting bit of information for your next trivia night: by and large, kangaroos are left-handed. This might seem like really weird news, but the study that backs this up may help scientists get a better handle on the evolution of mammals — in addition to dispelling the notion that tr

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New Species of See-Through Frog Found

New Species of See-Through Frog Found

Calling all Muppets fans: A new species of see-through glass frog found in Costa Rica looks just like Kermit. The lime-green amphibian, which took the Internet by storm this week, has bulging white eyes with perfect black pupils, much like Jim Henson's musical puppet.But th

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Tiny Birds Fly Without Landing for Three Days

Tiny Birds Fly Without Landing for Three Days

Imagine a journey that requires you to first pack on the pounds, then get rid of your intestines, and finally to forgo eating and sleeping for three days. For the blackpoll warbler, such a feat is called their fall migration. Barely half an ounce (12 grams), these tiny birds

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Solar-Powered Plane  : Dubai to Ahmedabad on Epic Round-the-World Flight

Solar-Powered Plane : Dubai to Ahmedabad on Epic Round-the-World Flight

The world’s only fully solar powered aircraft ‘Solar Impulse-2′, which is in the city after its journey from Muscat, would be showcased to public tomorrow, according to the aircraft’s Twitter account. “PUBLIC DAY: come see #SI2 (Solar Impulse-2) in its #Ahmedabad tent tomorrow at 7:

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Standing on one leg help keep you young!

Standing on one leg help keep you young!

How good is your balance? Can you stand on one leg for 20 seconds? What about for a whole minute - or with your eyes closed? It's something you might not have given much thought to before, but how well you can balance offers an insight into your general health. A study published in the journal Str

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4 Hacks to lift your mood

4 Hacks to lift your mood

A new study has recently revealed that people use facial expression to help recall an emotion. For example, re enactment of a smile helps remember a smile. Jenny Baumeister, SISSA researcher, said that theories of embodied emotion state that in order to process an emotion, people first reproduce

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Climbers Complete Historic Yosemite Climb

Climbers Complete Historic Yosemite Climb

Nineteen days after they set out to achieve one of climbing's most difficult challenges, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson reached the summit of the 3,000-foot rock known as El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, marking the first free ascent of a notoriously difficult section called the

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5 ways to make happiness a habit

5 ways to make happiness a habit

Making happiness a habit can be one of the best things that you can do this year. Lifestyle experts and healers have reiterated time and again that it works in a cyclic pattern — if you are happy, you attract happiness. Looking out for positive moments in your life daily and then dwelling upo

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Birds May Have Sensed Severe Storms Days in Advance

Birds May Have Sensed Severe Storms Days in Advance

Earlier this year, a group of scientists studying golden-winged warblers in Tennessee noticed something odd: The birds had taken a sudden detour from their breeding grounds. Analysis of the data revealed that the birds took off for Florida several days in advance of a large, severe thunderstorm

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Yes, Animals Have Feelings

Yes, Animals Have Feelings

On Saturday mornings I drive 15 miles to a sanctuary in rural Maryland where I join a small team of volunteers tending to farm animals rescued from neglect or abuse. Some of these animals will never fully trust a human. Others want to interact. As a biologist with a special interest in animal hap

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