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  1. New Study Suggests Social Media Users Are Less Likely To Share Opinions

    On this, the Internet? HOW.

    One of the biggest criticisms against social media is that its users must think their opinions are the most important ones to ever have been held through all of history and that everyone must hear them all the time for the good of humanity. Not true! According to a recently published study, most of us are actually kind of shy online and will withhold our real opinions, because we don't want people to hate us.

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  2. Anchovy Poop Does Its Part to Keep Climate Change At Bay

    Scientists have a new and unexpected weapon in the fight against climate change: Anchovy feces, and lots of it. Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Rutgers University have released a study demonstrating how small, foraging fish like anchovies can act as a "biological pump," transporting biological material from the ocean surface, where the carbon it contains can be released into the atmosphere, to the bottom of the ocean, where it's carbon is effectively trapped.

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  3. Distracted Driving App Could Lead to Safer Roads

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drivers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to crash. A team from Rutgers University has developed an application that may prove useful in preventing accidents caused by distracted driving. Will it be the answer to solving the nationwide problem of texting and talking while driving? They certainly seem to think so, but it might just end up being an annoying obstacle.

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  4. Scientists Capture First Ever Images of Female Orgasm Inside The Brain; Totally Hot

    Rutgers University professor Barry Komisaruk has secured his place in history as being the first to capture imagery of what goes on in a woman's brain before, after, and during an orgasm. Using an fMRI machine, Komisaruk took a series of images of the brain during an orgasm and compiled them into a short animated movie. Using this, he's hoping to get a better idea of how an orgasm works and what parts of the brain are involved. So hot.

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