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wikipedia.org — Gymnophobia (from Greek γυμνός - gumnos, "naked" and φόβος - phobos, "fear") is a fear ( phobia) of nudity. Gymnophobics experience anxiety from nudity, even if they realize their fear is irrational. They may worry about seeing others naked or being seen naked, or both.
latimes.com — "Smash, Smash, SmAAaash!!!" Those words made "Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker a viral sensation. That was his description of how he swung a blow for justice in Fresno to stop a large driver who allegedly ran over and attacked a PG&E employee. Now those words could come back to haunt him.
sciencedaily.com — New research indicates that women's reproductive function may be tied to their immune status. Previous studies have found this association in human males, but not females. The study appears in the American Journal of Human Biology. An animal's energetic resources must be carefully allocated, said University of Illinois anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy, who led the new research.
sciencedaily.com — For decades, ecologists have assumed the worst invasive species-such as brown tree snakes and kudzu-have an "away-field advantage." They succeed because they do better in their new territories than they do at home. A new study reveals that this fundamental assumption is not nearly as common as people might think.
news.yahoo.com — CAIRO (AP) - The pale, young Christian woman sat handcuffed in the courtroom, accused of insulting Islam while teaching history of religions to fourth-graders. A team of Islamist lawyers with long beards sang in unison, "All except the Prophet Muhammad."
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