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Shoo, porpoise, shoo! →
Small "pingers" keep porpoises away from fishing nets, and don't seem to bother them at all.
Dueling studies: Coffee →
Too much coffee may be bad for you, but just enough can help lower women's body fat.
A visual ‘prosthetic’ for the blind →
In an early proof of concept, researchers were able to have blind people "see" letters via brain stimulation.
“Shapeshifting vampire demon anchovy” →
A new, freaky looking prehistoric fish was discovered in Pakistan. Emphasis on "freaky looking."
Laughing at penguin poop →
Penguin poop apparently emits a lot of nitrous oxide. Bad for the environment, but funny for researchers.
Saving face →
Beard hair isn't just a fashion thing — it may protect hipsters' faces from inevitable punches.