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Didn't your doctor tell you never to stick Q-tips in your ear? Who follows that rule, anyway?

Digging For Gold: Study Says Your Race Determines Your Earwax Scent

I'm not sure what type of situation would lead you to compare your earwax with anybody else's earwax. (Because, gross.) But researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that the smell of ear gold varies by race. The volatile organic compounds in earwax — call it cerumen, if you're in a scientific mood — can contain key information about your body and your environment.

So Why Did The Researchers Start Digging?

The search area about 1,500 miles southwest of Australia in the Indian Ocean.

Search For Missing Jet Focuses On Objects Seen Off Australia

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Satellite images showing objects floating in the Indian Ocean have focused the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 people who were on board to an area about 1,500 miles southwest of Perth, Australia.

An alfalfa farmer on the Duck Valley Reservation in Nevada laser levels a field to more evenly and efficiently distribute water. While alfalfa is still the main crop for many farmers in northern Nevada, some are experimenting with grapes, too.

Nevada Farmers Hack The Drought By Switching Up The Crops

Take a drive around the perimeter of Colby Frey's farm in Nevada and it's clear you're kind of on an island — an oasis of green surrounded by a big, dusty desert.

Nearby, a neighbor's farm has recently gone under. And weeds have taken over an abandoned farmhouse in the next property over.

"It's just kind of sad, because it seems like it's kind of slowly creeping towards us," says Frey, a fifth-generation farmer trying to adapt to the current drought in California and in the far West.

Opposition Fails To Maintain Momentum In Venezuela

Satellite Images Show Potential Debris From Flight 370

Fed Signals It Won't Tap Brakes Until Job Market Improves

FAA Review Finds Dreamliner 'Fundamentally Sound'

Obama's Surgeon General Nominee Stuck In Limbo

Objects Spotted In Indian Ocean Possibly Linked To Missing Jet

The 500-Pound 'Chicken From Hell' Likely Ate Whatever It Wanted

For the past decade, dinosaur scientists have been puzzling over a set of fossil bones they variously describe as weird and bizarre. Now they've figured out what animal they belonged to: a bird-like creature they're calling "the chicken from hell."

There are two reasons for the name.