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Myth: Eating turkey makes you sleepy

There's reportedly good Thanksgiving news for turkey lovers: Contrary to popular belief, tryptophan in turkey doesn't cause drowsiness.

Nov 23, 2005
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Mathematicians Solve the 'Cocktail Party Problem'

Officials at the CIA and scientists around the world have pondered the "cocktail party problem" for decades. How could they separate one sound - perhaps a voice - from a group of other recorded sounds, perhaps a multitude ...

Aug 22, 2006
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New math theories reveal the nature of numbers

For centuries, some of the greatest names in math have tried to make sense of partition numbers, the basis for adding and counting. Many mathematicians added major pieces to the puzzle, but all of them fell ...

Jan 20, 2011
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Some scientists cast doubt on Darwin

More than 500 scientists have signed a statement publicly expressing skepticism about the theory of Darwinian evolution.

Feb 20, 2006
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Pet-eating predator reappears in Mass.

Weasel-like predators called fisher cats -- voracious housecat-eating cousins to the ill-tempered wolverine -- have reportedly returned to Massachusetts.

Nov 10, 2005
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Egyptologist unravels ancient mystery

It is one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all times: the disappearance of a Persian army of 50,000 men in the Egyptian desert around 524 BC. The Leiden Professor Olaf Kaper unearthed a cover-up affair and solved ...

Jun 20, 2014
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Probing Question: How were the Egyptian pyramids built?

The Aztecs, Mayans and ancient Egyptians were three very different civilizations with one very large similarity: pyramids. However, of these three ancient cultures, the Egyptians set the standard for what ...

Mar 27, 2008
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Mathematicians Solve 140-Year-Old Boltzmann Equation

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two University of Pennsylvania mathematicians have found solutions to a 140-year-old, 7-dimensional equation that were not known to exist for more than a century despite its widespread use in modeling the ...

May 13, 2010
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