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Dreams of your significant other can predict your relational behavior, study finds

If your partner has a dream of you cheating, expect to face repercussions for your scandalous dream-behavior later. According to new peer-reviewed research, dreams involving ones significant other can predict subsequent relational behavior. “This study is the first to systematically identify such patterns of behavior,” Dylan F. Selterman of the…

Scientists: Sandy dumped 11 billion gallons of sewage in U.S. waterways

Scientists say waste-treatment plants must follow subways and power stations in being protected against climate change Hurricane Sandy dumped about 11 billion gallons of raw and untreated sewage into waterways from Washington DC to Connecticut, the science journalism group Climate Central said on Tuesday. That’s or enough human waste to…

MIT-trained engineers building flying hybrid car TF-X

Introducing TF-X: Terrafugia’s Vision for the Future of Personal Transportation Let’s say that you’re traveling on the freeway to a business meeting and your GPS tells you that the road in front of you has just become impassable. There is an alternate route available; however, it adds an hour…  …

Astronauts in spacewalk to try to fix space station ammonia leak

he International Space Station’s crew set off on a precedent-setting spacewalk Saturday to try to stop ammonia leaking into space from the research laboratory’s power system. During the spacewalk, NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy were to try to inspect and possibly repair the ammonia leak that affected the…

Predator Ariel Castro and the psychology of violence

The case of Ariel Castro has shocked the world – but experts fear many crimes of kidnapping and sexual slavery go undetected The annals of criminal history are writ large with ordinary streets that hide dark secrets, but even so the peculiar horror believed to have been perpetrated by Ariel…

Slippery eel population slipping as demand for delicacy grows

Cupping a tiny, translucent eel in the palm of his hand, New York environmental researcher Chris Bowser shook his head in amazement. “This is worth about one dollar,” he said. As every spring, baby eels — big black eyes at the end of bodies the size of earthworms — are…

Seminarian expelled for being gay became a sperm donor for lesbians constrained by anti-gay donation rules

Markus K. didn’t set out in life to father 24 children. He set out to be a priest — but that dream came to an end in 1994, when someone reported to his seminary that he was gay, and they threw him out. He told Munich’s Abenzeitung, “My life hit…

Plants use underground fungus network to send ‘distress signals’ to each other

British researchers released a study on Thursday saying that plants can communicate with each other by using an underground network of fungi. According to the BBC, the study, published in the journal Ecology Letters, said that plants signal each other when they are under attack by aphids to that other…

Australian sky-gazers witness ‘ring of fire’ annular solar eclipse

Sky-gazers were treated to an annular solar eclipse in remote areas of Australia on Friday, with the Moon crossing in front of the Sun to leave a “ring of fire” around its silhouette. The eclipse, which occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun but is too…

Meteorite crater reveals future of a globally warmed world

Lake sediments recorded the climate of the Arctic during the last period when CO2 levels were as high as today The future of a globally warmed world has been revealed in a remote meteorite crater in Siberia, where lake sediments recorded the strikingly balmy climate of the Arctic during the…

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