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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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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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29-Aug-2003
A new career for yeast
What can yeast do besides help people make bread? Scientists are now using yeast to produce proteins that could help make medicines for sick people.

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22-Aug-2003
A life-friendly Mars?
People have always wondered if life ever evolved in Outer Space, and a new study of minerals on Mars hints that liquid water could once be found there.

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15-Aug-2003
Second-hand smoke bad for coral reefs
While it's clear that second-hand smoke from cigarettes is unhealthy for kids, new research shows how second hand smoke from wildfires can hurt or kill nearby coral reefs.

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8-Aug-2003
It's a small world after all
An email message sent from one computer could reach almost any other computer in the world, after being forwarded about six times, according to a new study in the August 8 2003 issue of the journal Science.

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