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Hurricanes with Female Names are Deadlier than Masculine Ones

Photo courtesy of Discover Magazine
Photo courtesy of Discover Magazine

“According to the multi-part study, the more feminine the name assigned to a severe hurricane, the higher its death toll. Researchers believe implicit gender stereotypes — women are less violent than men, for example — skew the public’s expectation of how dangerous an approaching storm really is and whether they need to take emergency measures, such as evacuation.”

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Why What’s In Your Mug Could Save the World

Photo courtesy of Absolute Travel
Photo courtesy of Absolute Travel

“Tea doesn’t lure gorillas like bananas do, so they don’t feel compelled to venture out from the forest and raid the locals’ crops. The tea is actually saving lives, and not only that, it’s creating a livelihood for many of the locals.”

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Black bear lies down in garden hammock in Florida

“Home owner, Vincent James, says the animal climbed in and ‘laid back like he was a tourist or something’.”

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Two New Classes of Exoplanets Discovered

Photo David Aguilar
Photo David Aguilar

..”the findings overturn scientists’ assumptions about how a planet’s size predicts its composition, and thus about where we might find habitable worlds.” NASA astronomers have discovered a rocky planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size. It was previously believed that worlds like this did not exist.

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Google Glass Enters the Operating Room

Matthew Craig for The New York Times
Matthew Craig for The New York Times

“At Duke and other hospitals, a growing number of surgeons are using Google Glass to stream their operations online, float medical images in their field of view, and hold video consultations with colleagues as they operate.

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