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You Can Make Diamonds Out Of Tequila!

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Tequila may be just another drink to those out in the town, but to a team of scientists in Mexico their country’s native alcohol turned out to be a gem; a diamond, to be precise. Javier Morales, Luis Apátiga and Victor Castaño at the National Autonomous University of Mexico made the alchemist-worthy discovery while experimenting turning various organic solutions, such

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4 Mind-Blowing Facts for Star Wars Fans (and a chance to WIN some cool Star Wars gear)

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It’s not quite May the Fourth yet, but since we’re giving away some sweet Star Wars™ First Edition STREET by 50 On-Ear Headphones… we’ve got some fun facts from a galaxy far, far away. Don’t worry – none of them have anything to do with Jar Jar. A Schizophrenic Galactic Empire? Did you know Darth Vader was played by a total

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Eating Chocolate Can Improve Math Skills

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Eating chocolate could improve the brain’s ability to do math, a new study suggests. Mental arithmetic became easier after volunteers had been given large amounts of compounds found in chocolate, called flavanols, in a hot cocoa drink. They were also less likely to feel tired or mentally drained, the findings, presented at the British Psychological Society annual conference in Brighton

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Homework Has Little Academic Value

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New research has found that homework is of little value to primary school children, and students are regularly given too much. Australian academics Richard Walker and Mike Horsley’s new book Reforming Homework says homework for young primary school children is of little or no value when it comes to academic achievement. The book reviews international research on the subject and

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