The First Kiss Is the Deepest

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_9230269ef5.jpgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Remember that first kiss with your current significant other? Think back to that moment because that kiss might have foretold everything that came after it, according to Robin Dunbar, an anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist at Oxford University. Dunbar and his staff wanted to learn the significance of that crucial first kiss.

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Some Homework Requirements Are Particularly Demanding

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_71ef2083c1.jpgFuse/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Homework is the bane of most high school kids’ existence. While this might be stating the obvious, a study by Villanova University's Jerusha Conner attempts to probe deeper into this near universal hatred for after-school assignments. In a survey of 4,000 teens from California schools with particularly rigorous academic programs, Conner discovered that most complained that they were loaded down with too much homework.

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Heavier Dogs Have Shorter Life Spans

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_366b10eb2e.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (LONDON) -- Dogs that are overweight have a shorter life expectancy than a pooch that eats sensibly and gets exercise, the U.K.’s WALTHAM Center for Pet Nutrition says. The study named the Labrador, Shih Tzu, American Cocker Spaniel, Golden Retriever and Beagle as the five breeds that are susceptible to putting on too much weight.

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Online Medical Journals Accept Fake Study: Could Public Suffer?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_d35de538fe.jpgChristopher Furlong/Getty Images (LONDON) -- A fake study that was accepted at dozens of medical journals for a fee has experts worried that lax oversight of published studies could affect the health of patients searching for medical answers online. The fake paper was written by John Bohannon, a science journalist who received his doctorate in molecular biology at the University of Oxford. Bohannon submitted the paper to 302 open-access medical journals as an experiment over 10 months.

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Breast Cancer 'Thriver' Completes Avon Walk in Nine Cities

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_ff36c677e7.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (MANVILLE, N.J.) -- The numbers are in: 340 miles, 9 cities, $90,000. Those are the totals that Sherri Lynn, 49, notched up after completing her ninth and final Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in September. But the figures are nothing compared to the Manville, N.J., resident's nearly two-decade long journey since her breast cancer diagnosis in 1995.

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