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Can a Computer Tell Jokes?

As if they didn't have enough to study, scientists are now trying to figure out what makes something funny. One way to do this is to get a computer to create jokes--something a standup comedian (NOTE:...
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Deep Thinkers Like to Laugh

Especially when it comes to politics (with the state our Congress is in right now, what else is there to do?) But that shouldn't surprise us: deep thinkers have always had a sense of humor.
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Laughing Mothers Have Happy Babies

Laughter is catching and it's also healing. Now it's been discovered that when breastfeeding mothers of infants with eczema laugh, their babies have lower levels of reaction to the disease.

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Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

A Japanese study shows that diabetics can process sugar better if they laugh during the meal. Laughter has also been shown to help high blood pressure, stimulate the nervous system, heighten the immune system, release natural painkillers and make the heart stronger.

During the study, Dr. Keiko Hayashi measured the blood glucose levels...

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