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How could a sprinter with no legs possibly have an advantage over an able-bodied athlete?

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Bzzzzzzz. The sound of beehives has become the soundtrack of soccergames at the FIFA World Cup. The buzzing sound is made by plastic hornscalled vuvuzelas. The sound is unmistakable, and  hundreds of them at a time are being blown constantly during games.

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As the lack of sleep accumulates, there are more and more potential adverse effects: scientific studies have shown that lack of sleep is associated with the risk of developing obesity, diabetes, depression, and so on.

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"Toning shoes",the new craze, claim to tone your muscles by keeping you unbalanced and in acontinual state of (almost!) falling. So how do they work?

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While reactions to this habit vary from indifference to disgust, researchers have concluded that double dipping is actually quite gross.

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What could be more perfect than getting some extra vitamins in fruit-flavoured water? Well, here are a few things to ask yourself before you reach for that bottle.

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Both nitric and nitrous oxide are gases, but that one little atom makes a big difference chemically!

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Seeing ancient Egyptian mummies like King Tut tells us that people have been preserving dead bodies for a long time.

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Among the many sexually transmitted infections (STIs), you have probably heard of ‘the clap’. This infection is also called gonorrhea since it is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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