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The winners of this year's Ig Nobel Prizes have been announced, and included among them are a team studying the slipperiness of banana peels, another investigating the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds, and yet another gauging how reindeer react to humans in polar bear suits. The aforementioned honorees took home the physics, medicine, and arctic science prizes, respectively. The award in public health went to a team investigating whether it is mentally hazardous to own a cat, while the psychology award went to a team that found that night owls tend to be more psychopathic than early risers....
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The longstanding debate about the advisability of replacing sugar in one's diet with artificial sweeteners just got a little more complicated. Researchers found that the no-calorie sugar substitutes, meant to help keep things like weight and blood sugar levels in check, alter the balance of gut microbes linked to metabolic diseases like diabetes and may lead, or contribute, to elevated blood sugar levels. The research focused on three common artificial sweeteners: saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame.
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On Thursday, Scots took to the polls in record numbers in a referendum to determine the future of their country. The ballots contained just a single yes-no question, "Should Scotland be an independent country?" In the end, 55 percent responded "No," meaning that Scotland will remain a part of the UK for the foreseeable future. Although outright independence was rejected, change is still on its way. In the lead-up to the vote, unionist parties promised Scotland greater autonomy, particularly on the issues of tax, spending, and welfare, should it remain a part of the UK.
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Playing a long stretch of games away from home doesn't stir great concern for Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and his players.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — All that strength work is paying dividends for Oklahoma's bruising Samaje Perine.
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The senior gutted through injuries last year that would make most players crumble.
BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 soldiers amid waning efforts by security forces to retake territory from the Sunni extremist group, a senior Iraqi commander said Monday.
By Ann Saphir (Reuters) - Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser, one of the sharpest internal critics of the central bank's loose monetary policy, will retire next year in a move that could ease pressure to raise interest rates more quickly. Plosser, 66, has dissented on policy decisions six...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The independent candidate trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas disclosed Monday that he owns assets worth between $21.5 million and $86 million.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A French citizen was kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants while hiking in a mountainous Algerian region that is a known hideout for North Africa's al-Qaida branch, officials said.
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UMWA President, Cecil Roberts, announced today that America's labor unions had successfully lobbied to have Labor Day changed to Unemployment Day.
ILLINOIS - The competitors are puffing out their chests and rolling up their sleeves.  McDonald's is now joining Burger King in using social issues to perk up their marketing.  Today, McDonald's uncovered their newest two secret weapons!  McBreakfast Shakes to celebrate breastfeeding mothers.
As a boy, Jesse was a chicken plucker. He stood on a line in a chicken factory and spent his days pulling the feathers off dead chickens so the rest of us wouldn't have to. It wasn't much of a job, but at the time, Jesse didn't think he was…
MINNESOTA- After January's tragic shooting of Target CEO, Mark Pointe, the retail giant has been looking for ways to make their stores, employees and staff feel safe.  Today, Target announced a no-gun policy even in communities where it is permitted by law.  In today's press conference Target announced they are…

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