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New Painkiller Soothes The Nerves That Sense Hot Chile Peppers

The same receptors also detect pain from heat, strong acids, and inflammation. Is that why habaneros taste like burning?<p>It's a chemical compound so new, it doesn't have a name.<b>*</b> In a paper, its creators call it either V116517 or Compound 37. (Like Chanel's No. 5 perfume! Except a drug.)<p>Compound 37 …

No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

I s#&% you not: The world's most expensive coffee is now being produced in Thailand's Golden Triangle, a region better known for another high-priced, if illegal, export: opium.<p>Canadian entrepreneur Blake Dinkin, 44, is betting his life savings that he can turn his idea into, well, gold. Here's the …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

Daily pill for middle-aged could save 130,000 lives over 20 years in Britain alone, scientists suggest<p>An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than …

Dodgers clip Angels when Juan Uribe scores on throwing error to home

LOS ANGELES -- Even on a night when Clayton Kershaw looked positively human, the Los Angeles Dodgers concocted a way to win.<p>Juan Uribe scored on …

Drums Aren’t Just for Music: They’re Therapy, Too

A growing body of research shows that drumming has a positive effect on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, PTSD, and more.<p>YouTube user …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

Japan Wants An All-Robot Event For The 2020 Olympics

According to Agence France-Presse, Abe expressed his interest in hosting an Olympic event specifically for robots as part of the international athletic competition in 2020.<p>"I would like to gather all of the world's robots and aim to hold an Olympics where they compete in technical skills," Abe …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

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Your Hormones Could Block Your Weed High

Now — of course you're asking — why in the heck would we want to nullify the high? Good question.<p>The French academics, led by two guys with very …

Deceased Researcher’s Message In A Bottle Discovered In The Arctic

The message is dated July 10, 1959.<p>In the northernmost reaches of the Canadian Arctic, 500 miles (800 kilometers) away from the nearest human settlement, researchers discovered a literal message in a bottle, Halifax’s <i>Herald News</i> reports.<p>It begins just like the worst examples of cover letters on the …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

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10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

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White supremacist takes DNA test, finds out he's part black

Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black.<p>And this all happened while cameras were rolling.<p>Craig Cobb, 61, who has tried to create a white enclave …

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase of the very best in nature photography. Owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the contest includes 18 individual categories, ranging from birds and mammals to "Creative Visions" …

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Marijuana Un-Fun

An anti-dopamine drug could block the addictive rush associated with THC.<p>Researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a way to block the dopamine rush associated with THC, the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, in order to …

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This Drug Could Help Skin Cancer Patients Survive For Decades

A huge step forward for the long-term survival of those with serious melanoma.<p>Scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston have just concluded a ten-year study on the effects of a drug called ipilimumab on patients with advanced melanoma, a form of skin cancer, and have found that the …

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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Some of the 25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures assembled by Ants Magazine

Some of the <i>25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures</i> assembled by Ants Magazine. Click on the images for captions and visit the gallery for more rainbows.

Richard Sherman slaps Jim Harbaugh's butt

Good game, coach! *WHAP*<p>During Sunday's rain-delayed rout of the 49ers by the Seahawks, Cris Collinsworth spoke at length about Richard Sherman's open disdain for San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh.<p>According to Collinsworh, Sherman hated Harbaugh for allegedly badmouthing him to other coaches …

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Honored At Patriots Game In Moving Pre-Game Ceremony (PHOTOS)

Boston Marathon bombing survivors and wounded military vets walked together during an emotional pre-game ceremony at Thursday night's New England Patriots home opener against the New York Jets.<p>A Chicago-area nonprofit called Operation Warrior Wishes helped organized the event, the Associated Press …

Artifacts continue the 9/11 narrative in a new book

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, firefighters from Engine 54, Ladder 4 and Battalion 9 responded to the call that the World Trade Center had been attacked. None survived.<p>In the following days, a 10 1/2-foot<p>Statue of Libertyreplica was mysteriously placed among the flowers and items of …

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Molly: The Dangerous Drug That’s Too Good to Quit

Despite recent deaths, fans tell Abby Haglage the trip is way too fun to give up.<p>The first time Adam tried Molly, he was 19. He loved it.<p>“I was …

The Week In Numbers: A 3-D Printed Invisibility Cloak, Skyscrapers That Attack, And More

<b>£946</b>: the money the developers of a curved glass building in London paid to Martin Lindsay after reflected light from the skyscraper melted his Jaguar XJ<p><b>18 to 27 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the average increase in surface temperature when moving from a rural area to a city<p><b>244 meters</b>: the height of the …

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