Ancient Roman “Gate to Hell” Killed Victims With This Deadly Lake

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A cave ancient Romans believed to be a gate to the underworld was so deadly that it killed all animals who entered its proximity, while not harming the human priests who led them. Now scientists believe they have figured out why – a concentrated cloud of carbon dioxide that suffocated those who breathed it.  
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This breathtaking photo of Earth really puts everything into perspective

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It’s been a conflicting few months on this blue orb of ours, but nothing puts life into perspective like a photo taken by a probe literally millions of miles from home. OSIRIS-REx, an asteroid-sampling spacecraft, took the photo below as part of an engineering test on January 17 2018.   The spacecraft was moving away
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Where in space is Elon Musk’s Roadster right now?

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It’s been barely two weeks since SpaceX successfully launched the first Falcon Heavy into orbit, and many are curious as to where it and its unconventional passenger are right now.   Instead of sending something boring as the Heavy’s first payload, SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk launched his own Tesla Roadster. On board is
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This 6-year-old is so sure Pluto should be a planet, she sent an adorable letter to NASA

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Cara Lucy O’Connor has a concern. Pluto used to be one of the nine planets in the solar system, and it isn’t anymore. That’s not right, said the little girl from Ireland. So Cara, with the help of her teacher, wrote a letter to NASA hoping to persuade the space agency to “make Pluto a
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Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

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When children learn about news like the deadly school shooting that claimed more than a dozen lives on 14 February 2018 in Broward County, Florida, a logical question for them to ask is: Will the same thing happen to me?   As researchers and clinicians who have studied the problem of violence over the past
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This Is Where Body Fat Ends Up When You Lose Weight

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Despite society’s obsession with weight loss, a study has revealed that, surprisingly, most health professionals don’t actually know what happens to fat when we “lose it”. The research conducted by a team at UNSW Science in Sydney back in 2014 calculated exactly what happens to our fat when we shed kilos, and revealed that doctor’s
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What happens when you get your period in space?

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Since NASA’s early days, periods in space have been a strange and mysterious topic for engineers. Countless things go into planning a launch and until Sally Ride became the first American woman in space in 1983, tampons and sanitary napkins were never part of that process.    After wanting to send an overly generous supply
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According to science our perfect partners are probably not what you think

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Everyone seems to agree that opposites attract. Young and old people, happy and distressed couples, single folks and married partners – all apparently buy the classic adage about love.   Relationship experts have written books based on this assumption. It’s even been internalised by people who are on the hunt for a partner, with 86
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Elon Musk Is Arguing With Spaceflight CEOs on Twitter. Again.

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Elon Musk is feeling confident following last week’s successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket. The SpaceX CEO took to Twitter to state that he would “eat his hat with a side of mustard” if the United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) upcoming Vulcan rocket is able to fly a national security spacecraft before 2023.   Maybe
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A mysterious syndrome in which marijuana users become violently ill is worrying researchers

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Mrs. X knew something was wrong when she burned herself in the bath for the third time. The Australian woman – whose experience was documented anonymously in a published case study – had experienced sudden and severe episodes of illness for nine years.   She’d get nauseous and a feel like the room was spinning,
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US Police arrested a mother for treating her daughter’s autism with bleach

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A father in Indianapolis last week accused his wife of feeding their child bleach to help cure her autism – something his wife had read about in a Facebook group. Police arrested the 28-year-old mother on Saturday after she allegedly put drops of hydrochloric acid and water-purifying solution in her young daughter’s drinks.   The
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This common medication can actually prevent Type 1 diabetes

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There’s new hope for stopping Type 1 diabetes in its tracks after researchers discovered an existing drug can prevent the condition from developing – and the same techniques used here could also be applied to other diseases.   The drug in question is methyldopa, currently on the World Health Organisation’s list of essential drugs having
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