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Eyeliner application may cause eye problems, study finds People who apply eyeliner on the inner eyelid run the risk of contaminating the eye and causing vision trouble, according to research. This is the first study to prove that particles from pencil eyeliner move into the eye.
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Ancient seashell coloration patterns revealed using ultraviolet light Nearly 30 ancient seashell species coloration patterns were revealed using ultraviolet light.
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Astronomers solve decades-long mystery of the lonely old stars Many, perhaps most, stars in the Universe live their lives with companions by their sides in so-called binary systems. Until recently, however, the ancient RRLyrae stars appeared, for mysterious reasons, to live their lives all alone. A recent study led b
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Researchers 'smell' new receptors that could underlie the many actions of the anesthetic drug ketamine Researchers are continuing their work in trying to understand the mechanisms through which anesthetics work to elicit the response that puts millions of Americans to sleep for surgeries each day. Their most recent study looked at ketamine, an anesthetic d
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How we hear distance: Echoes are essential for humans to perceive how far away a sound is Mammals are good at figuring out which direction a sound is coming from, whether it's a predator breathing down our necks or a baby crying for its mother. But how we judge how far away that sound is was a mystery until now. Researchers report that echoes
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Complete camel skeleton unearthed in Austria Archaeologists working on a rescue excavation uncovered a complete camel skeleton in Tulln, Lower Austria. The camel, which was dated to the time of the Second Ottoman War in the 17th century, most likely died in the city of Tulln. Genetic analyses showed
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Presence of heart pouch may explain strokes of unknown origin, study finds A pouchlike structure inside the heart's left atrial chamber in some people may explain strokes that otherwise lack an identifiable cause, according to researchers. Stroke is the leading cause of long-term severe disability and the fourth-most-common caus
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Lifting families out of poverty, with dignity America's welfare state is quietly evolving from needs-based to an employment-based safety net that rewards working families and fuels dreams of a better life, indicates a new study. The major reason, authors indicate: the little-known Earned Income Tax C
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Predicting chronic pain in whiplash injuries While most people recover from whiplash injuries within a few months, about 25 percent have long-term pain and disability for many months or years. Using special MRI imaging, scientists identified, within the first one and two weeks of the injury, which p
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Migrating immune cells promote nerve cell demise in the brain The death of dopamine-producing nerve cells in a certain region of the brain is the principal cause underlying Parkinson's disease. In mice, it is possible to simulate the Parkinson's symptoms using a substance that selectively kills dopamine-producing ne
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