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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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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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1-Aug-2003
To know when it will snow
Snow holidays may become a bit less of a surprise for kids in some parts of the world, if new research on weather prediction makes its way to weather stations.

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25-Jul-2003
Whale numbers, before hunting
When Europeans first came across the Atlantic to North America, more than 300 years ago, they marveled at the large numbers of whales they could see in the ocean.

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18-Jul-2003
Real-life 'aliens' in the ocean
Tiny one-celled parasites attack shrimplike creatures called krill in a way that's as creepy as any scary movie, say experts.

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11-Jul-2003
Do you know your own strength?
When two kids get in trouble for fighting, both of them often claim that the other hit them harder. It sounds like a lame excuse, but both kids might actually be telling what they think is the truth.

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4-Jul-2003
Can crabs get used to warmer water?
You know how bath water feels really hot in the beginning, but then you get used to it? Scientists want to know if ocean animals can adjust in a similar way.

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27-Jun-2003
The color of cheese
If milk is white, what makes cheddar cheese orange?

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20-Jun-2003
Animal nannies and neighbors
For wild animals, selfishness is often the ticket to survival. But some animals help each other, even when it's not clear what the payoff is. Certain crows, for example, work as unpaid babysitters, helping to raise baby crows that aren't their own. Why bother?

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