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Scientists Uncover Clues About Giraffe's Long Neck

Evolutionary bursts occurred 7M and 1M years ago

(Newser) - In further proof that size matters, the giraffe likely developed a long neck so males could battle each other for mates. If you've ever seen a male giraffe whip its foes , you'll know the neck can be an nasty weapon, with the added benefit that giraffes can reach... More »

iPad Can Hurt Your Neck, Study Finds

At least if it's resting on your lap all the time

(Newser) - Everyone knows hunching over a laptop for too long can hurt your neck, but you might not realize that using an iPad might be even worse. A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health and researchers at tablet non-player Microsoft found that using a tablet usually strains users'... More »

Skin Cancer of Scalp, Neck Deadlier

Tumors' location indicates survival chances

(Newser) - Melanoma is the rarest, deadliest form of skin cancer, but new research shows that a tumor's location is an indicator of survival chances. An analysis of 50,000 cases over a decade shows patients with lesions on the scalp and neck died twice as quickly as patients with lesions elsewhere,... More »

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