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Helium Gives NYC's Parade a Lift

Helium Gives NYC
It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium. Here's what goes into this giant effort.
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Moms of Male Chimps More Sociable
When it comes to raising their young, chimpanzee mothers are more socially outgoing and gregarious if they are caring for a boy, as opposed to a girl, according to a new scientific study in the journal PNAS.
Stress Reaction May Be in Dad's DNA
Stress in this generation could mean resilience in the next, a new study suggests. Male mice subjected to stressors produced offspring that showed more flexible coping strategies when under stress.
Kissing Transfers 80 Million Bacteria
Boys really do have cooties, scientists say. A 10-second "intimate kiss" can transfer a whopping 80,000,000 bacteria from one mouth to another, according to a new report in the journal Microbiome.
Complex Jobs Protect Aging Brains
There's proof that using your noggin to work hard pays handsome dividends -- this time, in protecting brainpower as you age. Research is underscoring that for brains, too, you either use it or lose it.
CERN Scientists Find New Particles
In Large Hadron Collider experiment.
Study: People Are Nicer Than Thought
We'd rather pay to reduce others' pain.
Genetic Link for Male Homosexuality?
New evidence bolsters DNA theory.
Genes Controlled by Power of Mind
Thought-controlled gene switch ahead.
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