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The Black Lung Lie

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A discussion of 'smokers' black lungs' started in the comments today. It's the widespread belief that smokers' lungs turn black. Rose pointed out that it all started with James I about four centuri...
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Genitalia wiped out of some Turkish school books

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Turkey’s sixth graders now see cute animals instead of human genitalia in their school books on science, stirring a fresh culture clash debate

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Playing an Instrument Is a Great Workout For Your Brain: New Animation Explains Why

Playing an Instrument Is a Great Workout For Your Brain: New Animation Explains Why | sellinj | Scoop.it
Get me a piano teacher, stat!
When I was a child, my father, enchanted by the notion that I might someday provide live piano accompaniment to his evening cocktails, signed me up for lessons with a mild-mannered widow who---if memory serves---charged 50¢ an hour.
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Über Coca, by Sigmund Freud

Über Coca, by Sigmund Freud | sellinj | Scoop.it
Most people know Sigmund Freud as the founder of psychoanalysis, as well as originating the idea of the role of the unconscious in conscious thought, and of course for “sometimes a cigar, is just a...
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World's Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth—First Recorded in Species

World's Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth—First Recorded in Species | sellinj | Scoop.it
Thelma, a reticulated python, produced six baby snakes without the help of a male, new DNA evidence shows.

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The Black Lung Lie

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A discussion of 'smokers' black lungs' started in the comments today. It's the widespread belief that smokers' lungs turn black. Rose pointed out that it all started with James I about four centuri...
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How Caffeine Evolved to Help Plants Survive and Help People Wake Up

How Caffeine Evolved to Help Plants Survive and Help People Wake Up | sellinj | Scoop.it
In a new study, an international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of Coffea canephora, one of the main sources of coffee beans.
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