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10 of the Deadliest Proteins on Earth

io9.com — “Proteins are the building blocks of life, and the reason we're all here on this planet. So it's weird to realize that proteins can be some of the deadliest poisons of all. We've already told you about the most dangerous chemicals — but some proteins that are found in nature can be the deadliest substances of all.View full resource at io9.com

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Some women may perceive millions more colors than the rest of us. Are you one of them?

io9.com — “The average human can perceive one million different colors, but researchers suspect that a small percentage of women may be capable of seeing one hundred times that amount. Finding out who these women are, however, will be no easy task.View full resource at io9.com

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Some women have super-powered color vision - http://t.co/DD7Un3cr - are you one?

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The Meaning of Death: How do we know someone is no longer alive?

io9.com — “At what point does a person actually die? That depends on who you ask. To one person, it's the moment the heart stops beating. To another, it's when the brain enters a "vegetative" state. But a heart can be forced to keep beating; and how dead is a person, really, if she can continue to grow, develop, and even give birth after experiencing "brain death"?View full resource at io9.com

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Your body's internal clock is at war with society

io9.com — “Just because you sleep later than your early rising friends doesn't mean you sleep longer than they do; nor does it make you lazier. And yet, the association between the time of day that a person wakes up and how proactive or driven they are is just one example of the many preconceptions that society upholds regarding sleep and productivity.View full resource at io9.com

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Cancer is just as deadly as it was 50 years ago. Here's why that's about to change.

io9.com — “Why haven't we cured cancer yet? It seems like almost every day, we hear about another miraculous advance in cancer treatment. Drugs that cause tumors to shrink, gene therapies, and even a possible vaccine. And yet, our loved ones keep dying of cancer.View full resource at io9.com

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Biology: #Cancer is just as deadly as it was 50 years ago. Here's why that's about to change. - @io9 http://t.co/tNBVDzWM << Fascinating

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10 Vestigial Traits You Didn't Know You Had

io9.com — “Humans have an amazing knack for clinging to the past. We all have traits or behaviors that suited our ancestors just fine, but no longer make any sense — but we just can't seem to get rid of them.View full resource at io9.com

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10 vestigial traits you didn't know you had http://t.co/M5zwsFJ appendix, sinus, wisdom teeth, coccyx, ear, goosebumps, tonsils, ...

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Why astronauts can't whistle in space

io9.com — “Astronauts on a spacewalk cannot whistle. This was discovered on the fly by intrepid astronaut Dan Barry in 1999. Fortunately, it did not affect the mission, but should any astronaut have to call a dog in space, the results would be disastrous.View full resource at io9.com

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