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Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. Here’s How Much That Costs

Barbra Streisand cloned a beloved dog, as revealed in a wide-ranging cover story for Variety. Her two pups Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett (who appear periodically on her Instagram) are clones of her Coton du Tulear Samantha, who passed away ...

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Magnesium-Deficient Diet Makes Vitamin D Ineffective, Review Says

Vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50% of Americans, according to a review of previous studies, published in the March 2018 issue of the Journal of ...

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Why Flu Outbreaks Have Been the Worst in Nearly a Decade

The only thing worse than getting the flu is catching it after you’ve gotten a flu shot. It’s been a terrible year for outbreaks — the worst in almost a decade. Contributing to that is the high failure rate of ...

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Study: Mammals and Birds Share Neuronal Cell Types Linked to Intelligence

Neuronal cell types in the avian brains linked to goal-directed behaviors and cognition are similar to cells in a region of the mammalian brain called the neocortex, says a new study led by University of Chicago’s Professor Clifton Ragsdale. The ...

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Scientists Just Got Their First Look at Light From the Universe’s First Stars

(WASHINGTON) — After the Big Bang, it was cold and black. And then there was light. Now, for the first time, astronomers have glimpsed that dawn of the universe 13.6 billion years ago when the earliest stars were turning on ...

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Hubble Finds Large Amount of Water Vapor in Atmosphere of Hot-Saturn WASP-39b

Astronomers using NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a Saturn-mass exoplanet known as WASP-39b. By combining new Hubble data with older data from other telescopes in space and on the ground, they have produced ...

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Here’s What the EPA’s Website Looks Like After a Year of Climate Change Censorship

Throughout the Trump administration’s first year in office, the Environmental Protection Agency has been quietly scrubbing mentions of climate change and tweaking related language on its website – an effort critics have decried as scientific censorship. The EPA is far ...

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Varicose Veins Linked to Increased Risk of Deep Venous Thrombosis

According to an observational study published in the journal JAMA, varicose veins may be a warning sign of a type of blood clot known as a deep venous thrombosis. “Varicose veins are common, with about 23% of U.S. adults having ...

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Scientists Found More Than a Million Rare Penguins in Antarctica

A previously unknown “supercolony” of more than 1.5 million penguins has been discovered by scientists in the Danger Islands, a chain of nine islands located off the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. Professors from Stony Brook University in New ...

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Rare Greenland Sharks Captured on Film in Canadian Arctic

A team of marine biologists from the Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland has filmed Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus) in their natural habitat in the waters of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. One of very few polar ...

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