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Study finds signs of CTE in 99% of NFL players’ brains

Evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease found in people who have received repeated blows to the head, was discovered in the brains of 110 out of 111 (99%) former National Football League players, a newly published…

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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…

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New therapy reversed brain damage in young drowning victim

Doctors were purportedly able to reverse brain damage suffered by a little girl who spent 15 minutes in the water, and whose heart did not beat on its own for two hours after the incident, according to research published this…

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Fossils suggest all domestic dogs trace back to a single wolf population

Given the vastly different appearances of different dog breeds, it might be difficult to accept that all of them can trace their ancestors back to a single group of wolves, but that’s exactly what new research published Tuesday in the…

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T. Rex couldn’t run, new study finds

While movies such as Jurassic Park would have you believe that a Tyrannosaurus rex would be capable of chasing down its prey at high speeds, new research published this week in the journal PeerJ has revealed that the massive predator…