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How Fireflies get their glow.

Fireflies are sometimes called lightning bugs. Many a child has spent a summer evening chasing them. And maybe you've wondered - how and why these insects are able to light up?

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Cuba ends mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

Cuba becomes the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of the virus.

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Critters living within us.

A typical person contains only about 37 trillion human cells. In other words, bacteria might outnumber human cells in an average person by roughly three to one. Don't worry about being less than human, though. Bacterial cells are very small. All of these bugs make up only between 1 and 3 percent of your body weight.

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Why carbon monoxide and hemoglobin is a deathly combination.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless gas produced by incomplete combustion of carbonaceous material. CO is formed as a by-product of burning organic compounds. Most fatalities result from fires, but stoves, portable heaters, and automobile exhaust cause approximately one third of the deaths.

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Warning: Don't Reboil Water Ever Again!

It's something never taught in science classes. When water boils, its composition changes. Which is normally a good thing as the volatile compound evaporate and gases dissolve. This is why boiled water is safe for drinking. However, when water is left to boil for too long or is reboiled, the chemical compounds change for the worst.

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Red eyes after swimming? Not Chlorine, but Urine!

"That 'chlorine' smell at the pool isn't actually chlorine," said Chris Wiant, Chair of the US Water Quality and Health Council. What you smell are chemicals that form when chlorine mixes with pee, sweat and dirt from swimmers' bodies.

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A Sea that has been dead for years!

The Dead Sea has some of the most saline water on earth; as much as 35% of the water are dissolved salts! That's almost six times as salty as any ocean!

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The connection between a sex-switching mosquito gene and dengue

A sex-determining gene in mosquitoes could actually help combat dengue fever. This is good news as far as human health prospects for the future are concerned.

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How exercise can be BAD for you

Extreme exercise may trigger blood poisoning in people who haven't trained properly, a new study suggests. Study reveals

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Cinnamon compound may combat colon cancer

A compound derived from cinnamon is a potent inhibitor of colorectal or bowel cancer, a study shows. The study found that adding cinnamaldehyde, the compound that gives cinnamon its distinctive flavour and smell, to the diet protected mice against colorectal cancer.

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