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Two UConn professors have combed through the last 50 years of research on how to live a longer and happier life, and they say they have the answers.

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Scientists at Yale took a look at the diet of tadpoles in suburban ponds, and they made a discovery that – fair warning – is a bit gross. It turns out human waste plays a much larger role in the suburban ecosystem than we thought.

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A new UConn study looked at the health of parasites. You know, those horrible ticks and lice and tapeworms that we do our best to avoid? Well, their prospects aren’t looking great and it could have wide-reaching consequences.

According to reports, the famous astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, won’t be available to answer any questions during Monday's solar eclipsey.  Tyson says he’ll be in an undisclosed location where he will experience this celestial phenomenon in private.   

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Scientists at Yale and the Royal Ontario Museum say they’ve discovered the fossils of a tiny predator that roamed the oceans 500 million years ago and caught its prey in its spiny mouth. The team found the creature’s fossils virtually intact at a dig site in British Columbia.

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