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Superstitious Pigeons

Pigeons form superstitions when hunches are reinforced (by snacks).

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Aerobic Exercise and Mental Performance

Moderate aerobic exercise improves your ability to concentrate.

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Sleep On, Sneeze Not

We don't sneeze while we're asleep because our sneeze reflexes are taking a snooze.

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Retrieve That Dream

Reality often triggers a dream memory, and can give one the sense of having predicted the occurence.

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The Octopus's Genes

Despite being mollusks, octopuses have a complex genome that is nearly the size of humans'.

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Grey Goo Attack

Nanotechnology scientists dream of some day creating robots the size of molecules, and that has alarmists predicting apocalyptic results.

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Pillar-poo

The silver-spotted skipper caterpillar can catapult its poop up to five feet away.

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Good News: Hot Chocolate Is Good for Your Heart!

Hot cocoa contains 2-3 times the amount of antioxidants that green tea.

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Swim Like A Fish

Fish navigate through turbulent water by wiggling around wave vortices.

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