Friday, March 10, 2017

Why Is Itching Contagious?, How Dogs Use Deception to Get Treats, The Trashy Beginnings of "Don’t Mess With Texas" and More

 
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Why Is Itching So Contagious?
 
Why Is Itching So Contagious?
 
 
Dogs Use Deception to Get Treats, Study Shows
 
Dogs Use Deception to Get Treats, Study Shows
 
 
Shimmy Through the World's Most Spectacular Slot Canyons
 
Shimmy Through the World's Most Spectacular Slot Canyons
 
 
The Trashy Beginnings of
 
The Trashy Beginnings of “Don’t Mess With Texas”
 
 
One of Saturn's Moons is Making Astronomers Hungry
 
One of Saturn's Moons is Making Astronomers Hungry
 
 
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“Pink Noise” May Improve Sleep and Memory in Older Adults
 
 
Could This Chatbot Prevent Some Deportations?
 
Could This Chatbot Prevent Some Deportations?
 
 
Ancient Brain Training Technique Can Boost Memory
 
Ancient Brain Training Technique Can Boost Memory
 
 
During (and After) WWII, Some States Had Year-Round Daylight Saving Time
 
During (and After) WWII, Some States Had Year-Round Daylight Saving Time
 
 
Malta's Iconic Azure Window Crumbles Into the Sea
 
Malta's Iconic Azure Window Crumbles Into the Sea
 
 
Are Fast Radio Bursts from Alien Spacecraft? It's Unlikely, but Possible
 
Are Fast Radio Bursts from Alien Spacecraft? It's Unlikely, but Possible
 
 
Don't Judge the Book-of-the-Month Club By Its Cover
 
Don't Judge the Book-of-the-Month Club By Its Cover
 
 
Photographs of America's Eastern Treasures Finally Have Their Moment in the Limelight
 
Photographs of America’s Eastern Treasures Finally Have Their Moment in the Limelight
 
 
Huge Statue of Egyptian Pharaoh Discovered in Cairo
 
Huge Statue of Egyptian Pharaoh Discovered in Cairo
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1849, Abraham Lincoln became the only president to apply for a patent, which was later granted. Lincoln's invention turned out to be an amazing addition to transportation technology. Read all about the inventor-in-chief's patent No. 6,469.
 
 
 
 
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