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  1. Shark Week: How to Watch It Like a Scientist
    As the Discovery Channel and National Geographic Wild unleash a week of dueling shark programs, a biologist advises viewers to take what they see with a large grain of sea salt.
  2. Why Does Hunger Vanish When You Ignore It Long Enough?
    Why is it that when you're tremendously hungry, you're able to forget about it if you're in the middle of an intriguing activity, such as reading a good book?
  3. The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
    Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best.
  4. Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week
    Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.
  5. French Culture: Customs & Traditions
    The customs and traditions of France, center of fashion, art and architecture.
  6. How Brain's 'Helper Cells' Could Contribute to Schizophrenia
    Brain cells called glial cells from people with schizophrenia are highly dysfunctional, a new study finds.
  7. Be Cautious of Birth Control Apps, Experts Say
    An app approved as contraception in Europe may not be as foolproof as advertised.
  8. How Two Bodies Stayed Mummified for 75 Years in a Swiss Glacier
    The two bodies were so well preserved thanks to the cold and dry conditions deep within the ice.
  9. How Sugary Drinks May Change the Way Your Body Burns Fat
    Washing down your bacon cheeseburger with a big, cold soda may trigger the body to store more fat than it would if you drank something without sugar, a new small study finds.
  10. Cool the Planet? Geoengineering Is Easier Said Than Done
    Scientists are exploring ways to re-engineer the planet to counter the effects of global warming.
  11. How 'Bad' Gut Bacteria Can Change Their Evil Ways
    The idea that gut bacteria can either be "good" or "bad" may not tell the whole story.
  12. Did Oxygen Therapy Really 'Reverse' Child's Brain Damage? Experts Are Skeptical
    Two doctors claim to have used controversial oxygen treatments to reverse brain damage in a 2-year-old, but other experts are very skeptical of the claim.
  13. Magic Bots: Vine-Inspired Robots Can Grow on Demand
    Robots that mimic ivy vines can grow thousands of times their original lengths at speeds faster than the average person can run, a new study finds.
  14. Sour Note: In Ancient Rome, Lemons Were Only for the Rich
    Citrus trees — including lemon, orange, lime and pomelo trees — are native to Southeast Asia, so how on Earth did they end up in the ancient Mediterranean?
  15. History's 1st Emoji? Ancient Pitcher Shows a Smiley Face
    The iconic smiley face may seem like a modern squiggle, but the discovery of a smiley face-like painting on an ancient piece of pottery suggests that it may be much older.
  16. Don't Believe the Spin: Fidget Spinners Have No Proven Benefits
    There is no evidence that fidget spinners offer any benefits for ADHD, autism or anxiety, a small new review study reveals.
  17. The Science of Cooking Oils: Which Are Really the Healthiest?
    There are lot of options for cooking oils these days. But which are really the healthiest? We talked to nutrition experts and took a deep look at what's in these oils. Here's what we found.
  18. Solar Eclipse Day Craziness Could Resemble the Zombie Apocalypse — Are You Ready?
    Only one month left until the Great American Eclipse passes across the continental United States.
  19. Huge Underground Lab Seeks to Explain 'Ghosts of the Universe'
    Today, scientists will break ground on a huge underground neutrino laboratory that they hope will reveal something about the rules that govern the universe.
  20. Gold Rush! Oroville Spillway Emergency Creates Bonanza of Gold
    The Oroville Spillway emergency may have led to an increase in gold particles in the rivers of the Sierra Nevada.
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