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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
sudbury basin from space
November 23rd, 2014
Improving surgery with 3D printed hearts, discovering glow worms in Peru and naming the 2014 word of the year — just a few of the coolest stories in Science this week.
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Americans Support Legal Rights, But Not PDA, for Gay Couples
Two men hold hands, sitting on a bench
November 20th, 2014
Many Americans support legal rights for gay and lesbian couples but still don't think those couples should be kissing in public, a new study suggests.
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Unattractive Men Look Better to Women on the Pill
A woman and man talk over coffee.
November 17th, 2014
Changes in hormonal contraceptive use during a marriage could affect a woman's satisfaction, according to a new study that followed married couples for months to years.
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Airport Security Measures Aren't Good Enough — Here's A Fix
soldiers, airport security, safety
November 22nd, 2014
International airports are a busy place to be. Nearly 200,000 passengers pass through London Heathrow Airport every day. The internal security of the country depends on effective airport checks.
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How Your Boss's Ethics Can Hurt Your Career (Op-Ed)
ethics social media misconduct
November 19th, 2014
People will perceive your ethics as a reflection of your company's, even if you follow a moral path.
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Laughing Matter: Finding the Roots of Humor in the Brain
Laughing Man
November 17th, 2014
Where does humor come from in the brain? To find out, team of researchers scanned the brains of professional comedians to identify the brain activity involved in telling jokes.
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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week
"Dark ice" on the right side of the photo is rich with impurities like soot and dust.
November 15th, 2014
From Greenland's dark ice sheets to Stone age human footprints, these are THE most interesting photos in Science this week.
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How Brains Turn Remote Threats into Anxiety
Anxious woman, anxiety, stress
November 21st, 2014
Modern life can feel defined by low-level anxiety swirling through society.
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Neuroscience of Taste: Chef's Creations Delight the Senses
Food Taste
November 18th, 2014
Whether it's a smell that reminds you of your mother's holiday apple pie, or the taste of an oyster that evokes the sights and sounds of the ocean, chef Bryan Voltaggio's cooking aims to transport people to a much-loved place or evoke a fond memory.
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'Emotional Map' Reveals Where Human Body Feels Gentle Touch
Hands Clasped
November 17th, 2014
From the stroke of a mother's hand to the embrace of a lover, sensations of gentle touch activate a specialized set of nerves in humans.
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