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Are You an Alcoholic? The Answer Could Be Right in Your Hands

According to a new study, the length of your fingers says a great deal about who you are as a person. Finger length also determines if you’ve got the proclivity to be an alcoholic.

“German researchers recently studied 131 patients de

Category: Health, Science
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Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamonds

In the most stunning piece of planetary news since Pluto’s sad demotion, astronomers have found a star-orbiting land mass that is so dense its carbon is crystalline — which means it’s basically a planet made out of diamonds.

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Category: Science, Weird News
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Women Gain Weight After Marriage, Men After Divorce

Getting hitched results in women putting on the pounds, whereas the male waistline is more likely to expand after a divorce.

Researchers from Ohio State University discovered this discrepancy after analyzing a study on the effects marital events had on 10,000 people between 1986 and 2008.

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Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?

In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.

“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” concludes the report from the National University of Singapore.

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Good Looking People Are More Selfish — Study

Attractive people are less likely to cooperate with others, and more likely to focus on their own interest, according to a new study

Spanish researchers had volunteers participate in “Prisoner’s Dilemma“-type games and found that those with the most symmetrical facial features generally took the selfish option, whereas less symmetrically-faced folks tended to cooperate for the greater good.

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Update on Alaska’s Mysterious “Orange Goo”

Ok. Scientists say they have it figured out. Kind of anyway. Maybe "figured out" is pushing it, but narrowed down, at least.

They claim now that is definitely a "natural" substance. It's not man-made. So their verdict as to WHAT it exactly is...Eggs.

Eggs? What kind of eggs? They don't know. At least, not yet.

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Mike Parry/Minden Pictures
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What Have Sharks Ever Done For You ? : The 10 Worst Beaches For Attacks

I want them dead. All of them.

Don't give me that crap about how killing them off would be messing up the ecosystem. Screw'em. What have sharks ever done for you, except make you afraid to swim in the ocean? And perhaps provide a little entertainment for a week every summer on the Discovery Channel.

Let me answer that question for you...Nothing. That's what.

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Flicker.com, Ecstatic Mark
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Get the Edge in Rock, Paper, Scissors

How often have you played the old game of Rock, Paper, Scissors,  only to be bested by your buds time and time again? What's that? You say you haven't played since you were 8? Well, never mind that, because it would make this story totally useless. Here's how to get an edge the next time you play.

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Researchers Pinpoint the Saddest Movie Scene of All Time

After an extensive study which included screening 78 of the saddest scenes in movie history to 500 volunteers, researchers from Stanford University were able to determine that the final scene of 1979 boxing drama ‘The Champ‘ was the most tear-jerking of all.

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Category: Movies, Science
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Bill Nye Explains Climate Change to Fox News Anchor

Bill Nye the Science Guy gave a little science lesson about climate change to Fox News anchor Jon Scott, during a discussion about recently discovered volcanoes on the moon. Scott asked if the discovery had any impact on climate change science. Nye was a little surprised by the question. Check it out.

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UFO’s Over London?

Regardless of your opinions and personal theories about what UFO's are, you've got to admit that videos like this are puzzling. What the hell is it we're seeing and what are they up to?

Considering they're over London, maybe it's a small group of Alien, Missionary dentists, doing what our doctors and such do in third world countries. Perhaps the aliens were transmitted pictures of British Teeth and decided to come here and do something about it.

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Massive Explosion on the Sun Caught on Video

For most of us down here on earth, June 7th was a fairly typical day. If you happened to be on the sun, on the other hand, you would have been treated to one of the most massive solar explosions man has ever seen. It may not look all that big in the video — the footage was captured on an ultraviolet camera by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — but remember, this is the sun we’re looking at here. It’s more than 100 times larger than the Earth.

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