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Weird science: Kitty litter increases risk of suicide?

Weird science: Kitty litter increases risk of suicide? | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers.

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Signs of Ancient Life Stirring in Antarctic Lake

Researchers have recently identified signs of life stirring beneath the icy depths of Antarctica. Samples taken from an ice-covered lake suggest that small microorganisms may have managed to live u...
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Existence of Earth’s monster volcano confirmed; one of the biggest in Solar System

Existence of Earth’s monster volcano confirmed; one of the biggest in Solar System | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
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Rats induced into hibernation-like state | Life | Science News

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It's a go: Astronauts need toilet training, 'cause it ain't easy in space - NBC News.com

It's a go: Astronauts need toilet training, 'cause it ain't easy in space - NBC News.com | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
On May 5, 1961, NASA astronaut Alan Shepard was locked into his capsule Freedom 7, ready to become the first American and second person...
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On Giant Blue Alien Planet, It Rains Molten Glass

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Deadly skin-eating fungus is wiping out fire salamanders

Deadly skin-eating fungus is wiping out fire salamanders | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
The fire salamander has distinctive yellow and black skin patterns.
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Weird! Tiny frog hears through its mouth

Weird! Tiny frog hears through its mouth | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
A small frog native to the Republic of Seychelles lacks a conventional middle ear and eardrum to hear sounds made by other frogs, but new research suggests these peculiar croakers are not deaf, and can instead use their mouth cavities to pick up on...
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New Planet Found in Alpha Centauri

New Planet Found in Alpha Centauri | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
The discovery of the planet brings the search for another Earth about as close as it will ever get. But don’t plan on moving in any time soon. Its surface temperature is 1,200 degrees.
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NASA - NASA's WISE Colors in Unknowns on Jupiter Asteroids

NASA - NASA's WISE Colors in Unknowns on Jupiter Asteroids | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
Observations from NASA's WISE all-sky survey reveal new clues about Jovian Trojans, mysterious asteroids that orbit in front of and behind Jupiter in its path around the sun.
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'Star Wars' planet discovered in quadruple solar system both orbiting two suns and being orbited by two suns

'Star Wars' planet discovered in quadruple solar system both orbiting two suns and being orbited by two suns | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
The incredible four sun solar system, the first of its kind ever known, was discovered by amateur astrologers as part of the Planet Hunters project led by a team from Yale University.
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Woman fends off attack from 'Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay'

Woman fends off attack from 'Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay' | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
A woman who fended off an attack by a celebrity simian known as the 'Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay' was recovering from her injuries on Wednesday as authorities searched for the wild animal, Florida wildlife officials said. ...
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Mice Can Attract Females By Singing In Harmony, Scientists Discover | Ology

Mice Can Attract Females By Singing In Harmony, Scientists Discover | Ology | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
Ology is a social network all about your passions. Share yours and discover new ones today!
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Electric Vehicles Proliferate, but Prove a Tough Sell: Scientific American

Electric Vehicles Proliferate, but Prove a Tough Sell: Scientific American | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
Despite the prospect of less reliance on oil, electric vehicles are not proving popular with the car-buying public...

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Did Life on Earth Come From Mars?

Did Life on Earth Come From Mars? | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
Two scientists present new data on great cosmic questions.
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Research Cites Role of Warming in Extremes

Research Cites Role of Warming in Extremes | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
In examining a dozen extreme weather events last year, scientists found evidence that human activity was a partial culprit in about half.
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Scientists Find A Water-Rich Planet Outside Our Solar System

Scientists Find A Water-Rich Planet Outside Our Solar System | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere.
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Canadian comet impact fingered for triggering prehistoric climate shift • The Register

Canadian comet impact fingered for triggering prehistoric climate shift • The Register | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
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London's Burning: How a Skyscraper Melts Cars

London's Burning: How a Skyscraper Melts Cars | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
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How Soot Killed the Little Ice Age: Scientific American

How Soot Killed the Little Ice Age: Scientific American | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
The Industrial Revolution kicked off Alpine glacier retreat 50 years before the latest global warming began
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Climate Politics: It's Laugh Lines Vs. 'Not A Joke' : NPR

Climate Politics: It's Laugh Lines Vs. 'Not A Joke' : NPR | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
Stymied by Congress early on in his term while trying to advance his climate policies, President Obama has resorted to taking incremental actions that don't need congressional approval.
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Difference Engine: End of the electric car?

Difference Engine: End of the electric car? | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
Still happy on hydrogen A COUPLE of dozen electric cars with fuel cells under the bonnet (in place of the more usual flat-pack of batteries beneath the floor) have...

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Curiosity Rover Finds Rock Type That's Never Been Seen on Mars | Wired Science | Wired.com

Curiosity Rover Finds Rock Type That's Never Been Seen on Mars | Wired Science | Wired.com | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
After shooting it with lasers and X-rays, NASA's Curiosity rover has determined that a rock nicknamed "Jake Matijevic" is of a variety that no other rover has ever spotted on Mars.
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Felix Baumgartner forced to postpone historic supersonic freefall world record attempt

Felix Baumgartner forced to postpone historic supersonic freefall world record attempt | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner has been forced to postpone his historic freefall parachute jump this afternoon due to adverse weather.
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Potty Mouth! Turtle Dips Head in Puddles to Pee

Potty Mouth! Turtle Dips Head in Puddles to Pee | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
Peeing from its mouth may have allowed these soft-shelled turtles to invade salty waters.
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Super-Earth Planet Likely Made of Diamond

Super-Earth Planet Likely Made of Diamond | MMS Physical Science | Scoop.it
The alien planet 55 Cancri e could be completely covered in diamonds, scientists say.
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