Kissing the Corpses in Ebola Country

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Author: Abby Haglage

Ebola victims are most infectious right after death—which means that West African burial practices, where families touch the bodies, are spreading the disease like wildfire. From 8 a.m. to midnight, wearing three pairs of gloves, the young men of Sierra Leone bury Ebola casualities. An activity that’s earned the Red...

What Dentists Can Tell About Your Health Just By Looking In Your Mouth

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Author: Kevin Loria

When dentists poke around inside your mouth while simultaneously asking you questions about how often you floss, it's not just cavities they are looking for — and there's a lot more than tooth decay that they can see. The health of your mouth, particularly your gums, has major implications for...

Womanhood Revisited

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Author: Ida Lawrence

Sometimes we don’t really know how the collective human experience has affected our lives until something hits a mark, and we respond emotionally. The angry don’t know they’re angry, the stressed don’t know they’re stressed, the fearful don’t know they’re fearful, the resentful don’t know they’re resentful. It can be...

Lucid Dreamers Show Greater Insight In Waking Life

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Author: University of Lincoln

People who are aware they are asleep when they are dreaming have better than average problem-solving abilities, new research has discovered. Credit: © Piotr Marcinski / Fotolia Experts from the University of Lincoln, UK, say that those who experience 'lucid dreaming' -- a phenomena where someone who is asleep can...

The Mysterious Real Zombies of Haiti

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Author: Mysterious Universe

Bloodthirsty fictional zombies have become very popular in recent times, inhabiting everything from books, to TV shows, to movies, delighting and scaring many horror aficionados. Yet many people may not realize that in some cultures, zombies are considered to be very real. In these societies, zombies are not the stuff...

Treating Cancer With Venom

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Author: Samantha Olson

Scorpions, bees, and snakes are all known for their painful stings and, in some cases life-threatening venom, but venom's unique properties could be used for targeting cancer cells. The power of venom has opened up new doors for cancer treatment approaches and the findings will be reported in a video...