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Male Mice Go From Violent Virgins to Doting Dads

Male mice are not natural-born fathers. Males that have never mated respond with aggression to chemical signals from newborn mice pups, whereas those that have fathered pups are more nurturing, a new study finds. Full story

Celeb chef’s quick and easy falafel recipe

   Reza Motamednia, the executive chef of the Sheraton Universal Hotel, demos his quick and easy way to make delicious falafel.

Roman vestal virgin hairstyle re-created

For the first time, the hairstyle of the Roman vestal virgins has been re-created on a modern head. Full story

Virgin births may be common in the wild

Wild female pit vipers can reproduce without a male, suggesting virgin births may take place in nature far more than before thought. Full story

Males? These Snakes Don't Need 'Em

Virgin births among captive animals have been described as a desperate attempt by females with no access to males to procreate, but a new study documents several cases of birth by wild female snakes that had no help from the males. Full story

Buying Virgin Mobile iPhone Like Signing 8-Month Contract

It's time to do some math now that Virgin Mobile — a cellphone carrier providing service virtually everywhere in the U.S. — has joined regional provider Cricket in offering iPhones without two-year contracts. Virgin will begin sales June 29. Full story

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