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Man Hospitalized After Sniffing His Own Socks

Man Hospitalized After Sniffing His Own Socks

A man has been hospitalized after smelling his socks for too long. A 37-year-old father (named only Peng in local reports) in Zhangzhou, southeast China, began to feel chest pains. After showing up at a hospital he was admitted as an emergency case, and given an X-ray to determine the cause of his pain, as well as […]

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Disabling One Gene Allows You To Eat As Much As You Want Without Gaining Weight

Disabling One Gene Allows You To Eat As Much As You Want Without Gaining Weight

Scientists have discovered that tweaking a single gene in mice allows them to eat as much food as they desire without gaining weight. With the holiday season upon us, it sounds too good to be true, but the researchers claim their discovery could be used as a basis for a human treatment in the near […]

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EPA Announces It Will Discontinue Science Panel That Reviews Air Pollution Safety

EPA Announces It Will Discontinue Science Panel That Reviews Air Pollution Safety

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided it will end a scientific review panel that advises the agency on safety and health standards surrounding certain kinds of air pollution. Made up of doctors, researchers, and other experts, the 20-person Particulate Matter Review Panel works to provide guidelines on particulate matter (PM) – tiny solid particles found in […]

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In Huge Shock, Mitochondrial DNA Can Be Inherited From Fathers

In Huge Shock, Mitochondrial DNA Can Be Inherited From Fathers

A piece of high school genetics, relied on for many sorts of genetic testing, has been found to have exceptions. Although mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is normally received from the mother, three families have been identified where people received some of their mtDNA, three-quarters in the most extreme case, from their father. The finding may change […]

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Drone Footage Reveals Over 100 Whales Trapped in Secret Underwater “Jails”

Drone Footage Reveals Over 100 Whales Trapped in Secret Underwater “Jails”

More than 100 cetaceans have been found cooped up inside a series of tiny enclosures off Russia’s Pacific coast near the southeastern city of Nakhodka. In total, 11 orcas and 90 beluga whales are being housed in what activists are now calling a “whale jail”, potentially illegally. That is the largest number of marine animals to be held in such a way, reports Whale […]

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Scientists Have Figured Out Why Some People Get Severe Acne

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Some People Get Severe Acne

Acne is one of those conditions that seemingly has no perfect treatment, with expensive creams, ointments, and pills providing some benefit but not often complete resolution. Now, a large genetic study raises the possibility that we’ve overlooked a major factor in the development of acne. “Applying these genetic approaches to acne has never been done […]

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Bad News Men – Something In Your Kitchen May Have Made Your Penis Smaller

Bad News Men – Something In Your Kitchen May Have Made Your Penis Smaller

Perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) are a class of chemicals whose unique atomic properties have been exploited to make numerous everyday products more convenient. Most notably PFCs make up the nonstick coating on cookware, provide water-, oil-, and stain-repellant surfaces for fabrics and carpeting, and are used to make grease-proof packaging for greasy foods. Yet, like so many ‘miracle’ […]

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Are You Still Conscious After You Die? Researchers Weigh In

Are You Still Conscious After You Die? Researchers Weigh In

A story is doing the rounds at the moment that your brain keeps working after you die. But what’s really going on, and is it true? A few outlets seemed to have picked up on a story that originated in 2016, where researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK studied about 2,000 cardiac arrest patients over […]

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Indonesian Teenagers Are Getting High In The Most Horrifying Way

Indonesian Teenagers Are Getting High In The Most Horrifying Way

Various stories around the web at the moment are claiming that teenagers in Indonesia are getting high off sanitary pads, with some even suggesting they were used sanitary pads. The stories seem to stem from comments made by the head of the drug eradication department at the National Drug Agency (BNN) in Central Java in Indonesia. Speaking […]

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Scientists Find a “Kill Switch” in the Body That Can Destroy Any Type of Cancer

Scientists Find a “Kill Switch” in the Body That Can Destroy Any Type of Cancer

In 2017, a student in Nigeria developed a promising cure for breast cancer. In the same year, scientists developed a new form of cancer treatment that cured two infants of leukemia without chemo! A group of Spanish scientists may have even found a way to halt cancerous tumor growth. Cancer is an unbelievably devastating disease. But […]

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