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Deadly form of leukemia in soft-shell clams is contagious

For decades, a leukemia-like cancer has ravaged soft-shell clam populations along the east coast of North America. While thought to be caused by a virus, researchers found the cancer cells are actually contagious and surprisingly, easily spread.

Why good news is shared more than bad news Special

Which will go viral – a news article on an intriguing Mars discovery or one on a divorce between two actors? Some might think celebrity news will be shared by readers more often than the space report, but it's the opposite, says author Jonah Berger.

WHO to Stop Using Term 'Swine Flu' to Protect Pigs

The "swine flu" is not only sickening people, it is putting pigs at risk of their lives. Now, world health officials say they're giving up the term so that pigs won't be slaughtered for a disease they haven't caused.

Obesity Germ? New study links weight gain to virus

Recent medical studies have concluded that obesity may be contagious in humans and could be as easy to catch as a common cold.

Fear has an odour, and it's contagious too

A group of researchers from Stony Brook University in New York have found that humans can detect the scent of fear and it is contagious too explaining how phobias spread quite quickly.
 

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Fire blight gets its name from the condition of the leaves and branches  often looking like they hav...
Fire blight gets its name from the condition of the leaves and branches, often looking like they have been in a fire.
Natural Resources Canada
Ear Chair: Disneyland visitors sit atop Mickey Mouse ears that support a park bench at the Southern ...
Ear Chair: Disneyland visitors sit atop Mickey Mouse ears that support a park bench at the Southern California theme park.
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