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Be on the lookout for dangerous fake solar eclipse glasses

With less than two weeks until the Great American Solar Eclipse, astronomy enthusiasts from all parts of the country are scrambling to acquire eclipse glasses so they can safely view this historic event – but experts are warning that some…

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Meet Patagotitan– the biggest dinosaur ever known

A massive dinosaur some argue was the largest creature of its kind ever to roam the Earth weighed about 70 tons and was at least 20 feet long, but for several years, the gigantic plant-eater lacked a proper scientific name…

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Massive armored dinosaur relied on camouflage for safety

A newly-identified species of dinosaur used camouflage to hide from its carnivorous predators, despite the fact that it weighed more than 2,800 pounds (1,300 kg), had a heavily armored body and was essentially the “dinosaur equivalent of a tank,” researchers…

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Sponges are the dirtiest thing in your kitchen, study finds

You might want to think twice about using a kitchen sponge to clean off your dishes, as a new study published this month in the journal Scientific Reports has found that the objects could be contaminated with a plethora of…

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Researchers warn declining sperm counts could doom human race

Sperm counts have decreased by more than 50%  in some wealthier nations, and that may be bad news for the future of the human race, scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an international team of colleagues warned this…

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Researchers discover first new sunfish species in 130 years

For the first time in more than a century, researchers have discovered a new species of sunfish – a creature that could grow to nearly 10 feet (3 meters) in size and weigh at least two metric tons, and which…

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Monthly anti-HIV injections outperform daily pills in trial

Long-lasting injections that provide a slow and continuous release of drugs could soon replace daily pill-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV patients following a successful two-year-long clinical trial, researchers announced Monday at the IAS Conference on HIV Science. According to…

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Coffee recalled because it contains a Viagra-like ingredient 

Coffee is supposed to perk you up in the morning, but one particular brand containing a Viagra-like ingredient might give consumers more of a boost than they bargained for. The product has been voluntarily recalled because of the addition. The…

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Plate tectonics could be the key to finding extraterrestrial life

The large-scale movement of massive slabs of rock that divide the Earth described by the theory of plate tectonics may be essential for life on this planet – and on other planets as well, according to new research posted online…

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Boys discover ancient fossil while playing in the desert

While many experts tout the health benefits of encouraging youngsters to play outside, a pair of New Mexico brothers have demonstrated another good reason to put down the Xbox controllers: you never know when you might accidentally discover a million-year-old…