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Video: Why do we love music?

Whether it's rock, hip-hop, classical or deep house, everyone has a favorite kind of music. But why do we love to throw on the headphones and get lost in the beat? It turns out that chemistry plays a big ...

dateJun 23, 2015 in Other
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Access to electricity is linked to reduced sleep

Blame smartphone alerts, constant connectivity and a deluge of media for our society's sleep deprivation. But the root cause of why we get less sleep now than our ancestors did could come down to a much simpler ...

dateJun 19, 2015 in Other
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Cambodia trains rats to detect landmines

Cambodia is training an elite squad of rats, imported from Africa, to sniff out landmines and other unexploded ordnance in the once war-wracked kingdom, authorities said on Friday.

dateJun 19, 2015 in Other
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C is for chicken (and campylobacter)

The Cambridge Animal Alphabet series celebrates Cambridge's connections with animals through literature, art, science and society. Here, C is for Chicken – a popular source of protein that carries a hidden ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Other
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The secret to Usain Bolt's speed may lie in synchronicity

Usain Bolt is one of the greatest athletes of all time. He is the fastest man in the world, holding the 100 metre sprint record of 9.58 seconds, which he achieved at the final of the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Other
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