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Autism Is Not On The Rise


Autism is being diagnosed more than ever, but that has nothing to do with the number of children who actually have autism. It's confusing

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In the War Between Sharks and People, Humans Are Killing It


A spate of shark attacks off Hawaii raises old fears about the predators of the oceans. But humans are much more dangerous.

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 In 1941 Vavilov’s scientists refused to eat from the world’s largest seed bank in surrounded Leningrad


Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov (November 25 1887 – January 26, 1943) was a prominent Russian and Soviet botanist and geneticist best known for having identified the centres of origin of cultivated plants. He devoted his life to the study and improvement of wheat, corn, and other cereal crops that sustain the global population.

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Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You


Ok, maybe your grandparents probably slept like you. And your great, great-grandparents. But once you go back before the 1800s, sleep starts to look a lot different. Your ancestors slept in a way that modern sleepers would find bizarre – they slept twice. And so can you.

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Conservationists dye rhino horns red to deter poachers


Officials in South Africa are taking the grave situation of the vanishing rhino population into their own hands — infusing their horns with red dye and toxins to ensure that poachers can’t sell the valuable body parts.

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Mass brawl in Tunbridge Wells over the last bag of nuts


Nothing much usually happens in workings men’s clubs. The odd raised voice over a game of dominoes, perhaps. Maybe a shout of glee at a bull check-out at darts.

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'Magic Mushrooms' May Permanently Alter Personality


Just one strong dose of hallucinogenic mushrooms can alter a person's personality for more than a year and perhaps permanently, a new study finds.

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Zeppelin voted 'ideal supergroup'


The four members of Led Zeppelin have been voted the UK's ideal supergroup, with Robert Plant beating the late Freddie Mercury to best singer.
About 3,500 music fans were polled for Planet Rock Radio and were asked to create their fantasy band.

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The Man Who Saved Jimi Hendrix from the Mafia


In 'American Desperado,' drug trafficker Jon Roberts recounts Jimi Hendrix's mob kidnapping and water skiing mishap.

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It's a Pattern: London Rioters Are Leaving Bookstores Untouched


While the rioters in England this week have looted shops selling shoes, clothes, computers, and plasma televisions, they've curiously bypassed one particular piece of merchandise: books.

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