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Why Does My Beer Smell Like a Skunk?

It does not take the well trained nose of a beer aficionado to determine if a beer has gone bad or not. No sir; upscale brew connoisseur and backwoods drunkards alike know that there is only one word to describe the putrid scent of beer gone rotten – and that is “skunk.”

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Prostate Cancer Treatment May Shrink Your Weenie

Frightened by the idea of an urban witch doctor with a 7-inch long finger giving you your annual, white-knuckle prostate exam? You should actually be more concerned about the possibility of your penis shriveling up like a California raisin.

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New App Shows the Effects of Drinking on Your Looks
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New App Lets You Gaze 10 Years Into Your Boozy Future

If the threat of blackouts and liver failure isn't enough to turn you into a teetotaler, then this new photo app, which simulates the physical effects of alcohol abuse over a period of 10 years, just might.

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Doomsday Asteroid Officially Upgraded in Size

An asteroid that scientists said could threaten Earth’s atmosphere in 2036 is now believed to be substantially larger than previously stated...

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Why Don’t We Have Faster-Than-Light Travel Yet?

Traveling faster than the speed of light is a popular concept in the world of most science fiction, but still very much fiction. So why is it that with all of the technological advancements that actual science has made over the last century is faster-than-light travel nowhere within our reach?

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Do You Drink Beer Because You're Addicted to Hops?
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Do You Drink Beer Because You’re Addicted to Hops?

We've always been under the impression that people drink beer because it's awesome, but a new article suggests that hops addiction may actually be a real thing. Someone should tell these "scientists" that buzz-kills are rude.

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New Facebook App Helps You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu

We're not big fans of winter. The only good part of this season is that it's socially acceptable to grow a burly bush of upper lip hair to keep us warm, but other than that  it's just cold, dreary and it's also the season of the flu. Just thinking about the chills, the aching, and the fevers makes us want to curl up and cry for our mommy-- it's awful.

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Category: Science, Weird News
MIT Student Invents Ice that Tells Friends to Take Him Home When He's Had One Too Many
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MIT Student Invents Ice That Tattles on Binge Drinkers

When it comes to ice, we only want it to do one thing -- make our drinks cold. We certainly don't want it to snitch to our friends after we've had one too many. But a MIT student has invented exactly that -- digital ice that monitors how quickly someone is drinking and sends out an alert when they've hit their limit.

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Category: Science, Videos, Weird News
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Astronauts Wanted for Mission to Mars – No Experience Necessary

If you've ever dreamed of embarking on a journey to space but never quite felt like you had the chops to hang with the NASA elite, now would be a good time to try to locate an Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator and a solid pair of moon boots: you just might qualify to go to Mars.

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Category: Science, Videos, Weird News
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Robot Band From the Future Performs Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades”

This is what happens when mad science and rock n’ roll collide: ladies and gentlemen, throw your horns up for Compressorhead, “the world’s heaviest band,” a title that has less to do with their overall sound and more due the fact that every member of the band is 100% metal. Literally.

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Category: Music, Science, Weird News
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DIY Home Brew System Lets Even the Chemistry-Challenged Brew Beer at Home

The art of home brewing can be a challenging process, as it involves a bit more chemistry than most of us are willing to endure to catch a good old fashion beer buzz after work. Until now, that is.

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GMO Cucumbers Want To Steal Your Pubic Hair

Are you a cucumber fan? Don't be gross -- what we mean is, do you enjoy a light cucumber sandwich every once in a blue moon, or a couple cukes in your salads? Well listen up-- switch to organic. NOW. We just got word of some awful news; the genetically-modified ones can make your junk bald.

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King Louis XVI’s Blood Found Inside of a Squash

Scientists believe they have finally proven that a two century old, blood stained handkerchief found inside a hollowed out squash is that of Louis XVI, who met his demise by way of the guillotine in Paris in 1793 after being found guilty of treason.

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How to Boost Your Wifi Signal Without Spending a Dime

If you're like us, you're home for the holidays. If your parents are like our parents, they have an vintage router from 1996, and Netflix spends more time buffering than actually delivering. If ancient technology is getting in the way of your only source of Christmas Eve entertainment, we've got your solution. 

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Category: Science, Videos
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New Super Material Can Stop and Capture Speeding Bullets

It's generally not a good idea to engage in behaviors that would lead you to be shot at. However, in the not-so distant future, the ramifications of a speeding bullet might not be so harsh.

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Spot A ‘Shooting Star’ This Week During The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower

The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower streaks across the nighttime sky this week and peaks early Saturday morning. Traditionally one of the best displays of the year, these fast and bright meteors are the result of the Earth passing through the debris left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle.

It truly is one of the best meteor showers of the year, but first time viewers could be disappointed. Here are a few tips to improve your Perseid Meteor Shower viewing.

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Did Planet Earth Once Have Two Moons?

Astronomers from the University of California, Santa Cruz have uncovered evidence suggesting that two moons once orbited Earth.

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Dogs Trained To Sniff Out Cancer

Turns out dogs are more than just a man's best friend, and they may be much smarter than most people realize. Studies are showing that they could actually save your life.

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Working Moms and Childhood Obesity?

Jill says...this is an interesting study. Could it be there is less time to make homecooked meals?? Or is it due to lack of supervision when kids get home from school and eat whatever...

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New Earth-Like Planets Discovered

NASA unveiled more proof that we may not be alone. A new planetary system, Kepler-11, has been discovered with rocky planets much like our own solar system. This system, approximately 2,000 light years from Earth, was discovered using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and is re-writing the rules of astrophysics.

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