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7-Nov-2003
Snails with boots of 'fool's gold'
Researchers have discovered a new type of snail living on the seafloor that makes quite a quirky fashion statement.

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31-Oct-2003
The man behind the mummy
At the end of every "Scooby Doo" cartoon, we get details about the person pretending to be the mummy - or the sea monster or whatever other scary monster is featured that day.

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24-Oct-2003
Green minerals on the red planet
Scientists have discovered clues that the green mineral olivine, which also takes the form of the gemstone peridot, exists on Mars. Olivine is an important ingredient in Earth's upper mantle, the region that lies beneath the planet's outer "crust" -- somewhat like the chocolate in a peanut M&M.

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17-Oct-2003
Flower power and wasp-imposters
Every day is Halloween for the Australian orchids that can put on a female wasp's costume. True, you might not see the costume, but a male wasp can.

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10-Oct-2003
Words hurt
Sticks and stones may break your bones -- and words can also hurt you, according to the authors of a new study. Scientists studied brain scans from people playing a special video game and report that, inside your brain, getting rejected can "hurt" in the same way that breaking a leg can hurt.

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3-Oct-2003
The tortoise and the volcano
In the Aesop's fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare," the slow and steady tortoise defeats the speedy yet over-confident hare and reminds us of the value of never giving up.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

26-Sep-2003
Evidence for unseen silver
After studying layers of sediment from the bottom of a lake in Bolivia, the authors of a new study think that people living in the Andes Mountains mined silver as early as 1,000 years ago.

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19-Sep-2003
Guinea-zilla? World's largest rodent
Roughly the size of a buffalo, a giant rodent that roamed the banks of an ancient Venezuelan river some 8 million years ago, dining on sea grass and dodging crocodiles, was an evolutionary sibling to modern-day guinea pigs.

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12-Sep-2003
Burned toast, computers and the human voice
Toast burns when someone turns the setting to "dark" without telling you.

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5-Sep-2003
What makes a plant an invader?
When people move around the world, plants often travel with them, either on purpose or by accident.

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