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Get Off the Couch or Risk Getting Kidney Disease, Says Science

Mom always told you to stop watching so much TV, get up off the couch and exercise more or you become a bum, right? Well, a new study by British researchers has uncovered something else that couch potatoes may need to be concerned about: kidney disease.

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Just How Rare Is an Actual Blue Moon? [VIDEO]

Saying something only happens “once in a blue moon” typically means it’s extremely rare. True blue moons — defined as the second full moon in a month — aren’t actually that uncommon, but if you don’t catch the one on Aug. 31, it’ll be three years before you get another chance.

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Bill Nye the Science Guy vs. Creationism: ‘I’m Not Attacking Religion’

Bill Nye the Science Guy has taken the internet by storm with Twitter rumors that he was killed in a balloon accident (sparked by The Onion) and his new Web series for Big Think. Most recently, however, our favorite childhood TV scientist sparked a lively debate through his video blog, pitting science against creationism, and America, obviously, had something to say about it.

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Did Scientists Discover a New Human Species?

The cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ aside, there’s pretty much only one kind of human being these days — but according to a new scientific discovery, it may not have always been that way.

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15 Obvious Discoveries from the Least Surprising Scientific Studies

Science has done a lot of great things in our time. It’s brought mankind to the surface of the moon and back. It has given us a bountiful supply of food. It has created super-stretch waistbands on pants for people who are as big as the moon because they consume too much food.

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Mind Reading Isn’t Just for ‘X-Men’ Anymore – Science Might Make It a Reality

While mind reading has long since been a novelty among magicians, circus sideshows and Professor Xavier from the ‘X-Men’ franchise, a new study suggests that this once thought fictional ability is actually possible.

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Science May Help Bring Us One Step Closer to Communicating with Dolphins

Legend has it that humans and dolphins have long possessed some unspoken kinship. And now, we may be very close to actually being able to communicate with them.

Scientists are unveiling new findings at the Acoustical Society of America meeting in Hong Kong that could help them develop a special speaker that can take the cries and shrieks of dolphins and translate them into our human languages.

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How Can We Prove Bigfoot Is Real? How About Using DNA?

A team of scientists from Oxford University and Switzerland’s Lausanne Museum of Zoology plan to use genetic testing in an attempt to prove the existence of Bigfoot.

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