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Ruth Waxman

Ruth currently studies the Biological Sciences at Cambridge University, England. Resident 'Science Behind the Movies' freelance writer.
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10 Food Myths You Probably Believe

All too often we get carried away believing (or worse, repeating) everything we are told and don't spend enough time questioning what's actually been said. We've picked 10 very common health mantras you hear everyday and weeded out the worst of the lies, because we want you to eat all the avocados. All of them.

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The Real Life Science Behind James Bond’s Gadgets

In anticipation of the upcoming release of 'Skyfall,' the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, we've explored five of our favorite Bond gadgets and put them to the test of reality. It's every guy's (and probably girl's) dream to have their own real life Q and his accompanying gadgets. But how many of these are accurate portrayals of reality and how many are far-flung fantasies that belong on the big screen?

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The 5 Most Insane Moments From ‘Storm Chasers’

For those of you who haven't heard of 'Storm Chasers,' it was a documentary reality television series on the Discovery Channel. Unfortunately for fans, this exhilarating show was cancelled earlier this year. Luckily, the internet provides us the opportunity to watch some of the craziest clips from the show.

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Think ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’s’ Lizard is Fiction? Think Again!

Ever watched a sci-fi movie and pretty much sat there throughout it wondering just how unrealistic the stunts are? And if you're being particularly optimistic (some might say, unrealistic), what it might take for you to perform said stunts? Well, we're glad to be the bearer of great news then!

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Bug-A-Salt Gun Lets You Kill Insects Terminator-Style

"Insect hunting as a sport has entered the 21st century with this fun, new non-toxic device," reads the sales pitch.

Well, picture this: It's 2015. Kids no longer have typical play fights. The type that are fought using their little fists and sharp nails. No. Things tend to be more life-or-death, 'Hunger Games'-style now. Now, they have access to guns. 

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New York City Store Actually Charging People for Tap Water

It should come as no surprise that the newest startup in the East Village section of New York City is even more ridiculous than those that precede it. The Big Apple is known for its food 'niche' stores -- The Hummus Place, The Dumpling Man, Rice to Riches, a spot dedicated solely to rice pudding. And Pickles. Oh, and Mayonaise. Who even LIKES mayo that much to warrant an entire business dedicated to its "Empire"?

So when we heard about the latest of these "boutique" stores, we were only too amused to hear what it specializes in: tap water. 

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Does This Crab Look Like Jesus or Osama Bin Laden?

It wasn't until the Canfield family returned home from their crabbing trip near Hat Island last weekend that they realized this was no ordinary crabbing trip. To the contrary, they potentially found the face of two very influential people (in different ways, of course) on the underside of one of their captives --  Jesus and Osama Bin Laden.

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Is Chocolate Really a Health Food?

For years now, chocolate-lovers around the globe have been attempting to justify their addiction with the dubious claim that chocolate is actually healthy. Well, it's time to eat your hearts out because the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has backed Barry Callebaut's claim that cocoa flavanols, found in dark chocolate, are indeed good for blood circulation!

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