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  • Two New Mysterious Holes Discovered In Siberia

    The mystery deepens. Just days after a passing helicopter spotted a giant hole in northern Siberia, two more mysterious holes have been discovered in the region.Scientists have yet to explain the first curious crater, and now they have more work on their hands.(Story continues below.)Reindeer…

    Huffington Post
  • Europe launches last resupply ship to space station

    An Ariane 5 ES heavy rocket lifted off from South America bearing Europe's fifth and final robot supply ship for the International Space Station (ISS), mission control said. The rocket rose from the launch pad at the European Space Agency's base in Kourou, French Guiana at 8:47 pm (2347 GMT) with a…

    AFP
  • New Site UnMasks Anyone's Past Online!

    A new website makes it easy for anyone to search through anyone's records online. It's as simple as typing in a name and picking a state.

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  • Seafaring Dog Follows an Elusive Whale Trail

    Tucker, a black Lab, has become an asset to scientists because of his acute sense of smell and delirious work ethic. His specialty: tracking the feces of exotic species.

    The Wall Street Journal
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    TechBytes: MacBook Pro, Twitter

    Apple's new MacBook Pro will have a significant boost in speed.

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  • 23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

    Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build survey tools and expand its gene database. With these funds from NIH, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the company intends to use its…

    Reuters
  • UPDATE 2-NCAA to settle head injury suit with $70 million fund

    (Corrects amount of NFL settlement) By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) - The NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit by providing $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former student athletes in a move expected to change the way such injuries are handled…

    Reuters
  • Nanosatellite Company Spire Raises $25M, Rocket Lab Unveils New Rocket

    Since 2008, investments in space-oriented companies have been few in number but steady

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Women in STEM Begins With Girls in STEM: 7 Ways to Support a Generation of Scientific Young Women

    There is an issue with trying to determine why STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is still a four-letter word to women: We're asking the wrong question. We should be asking instead, Why is STEM still a four-letter word to girls? Representing women in technology and science…

    Huffington Post
  • Tired of Living Paycheck to Paycheck?

    New Website Reveals How to Save $1,000's When You're Living Paycheck to Paycheck. See exactly how.

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  • Roasting? 7 Scientific Ways to Beat the Heat

    "Humans have a tremendous ability to acclimatize to heat stress," says Michael Sawka, a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, who studies how humans adapt to extreme conditions. "Training induces a lot of the characteristics that you typically see in somebody that is actually…

    LiveScience.com
  • Should You Trust Health Apps on Your Phone?

    Personal health is becoming increasingly mobile, and there are now thousands of apps aiming to address everything from lifestyle issues to chronic diseases. Medical devices are generally regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and although the FDA  reviews some apps, experts say the…

    LiveScience.com
  • Study: Infant rats can sense their mothers' fear using smell

    A new study at the University of Michigan Medical School found that infants may be able to detect their mothers' fear — through smell.

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  • Quantum Wonderland: Neutron 'Cheshire Cats' Created

    The Cheshire Cat of the classic children's book "Alice in Wonderland" had a smile that could disconnect from its body. For instance, a particle can apparently exist in two or more places at once or spin two opposite directions at the same time, a property known as superposition. Theoretical…

    LiveScience.com
  • Americans Favor Low-Fat Diet Over Low-Carb

    However, the percentage of Americans who try to avoid fat has dropped slightly in recent years, by about 8 percentage points since 2004, according to Gallup. This trend may reflect recent research that has called into question the view that fat is the main culprit in weight gain, and instead points…

    LiveScience.com
  • Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

    Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space. The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit ...

    Associated Press
  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

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  • World View to Loft Experiments on Balloon Test Flights This Year

    Arizona-based World View, which aims to loft passengers to the stratosphere by late 2016, will start launching research and education payloads on its unmanned test flights later this year, company officials said. "This is meant to show how serious we are," World View chief scientist and co-founder…

    SPACE.com
  • Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes: study

    Ditching handshakes in favor of more informal fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a study released on Monday. The study in the American Journal of Infection Control found that fist bumps, where two people briefly press the top of their closed fists…

    Reuters
  • Happy 56th Birthday, NASA!

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is such a part of our lives that it’s hard to image it not existing. But on July 29, 1958, Congress and the President moved to make NASA a reality.

    National Constitution Center
  • NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

    The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA said Monday. Since arriving on the Red Planet in 2004, the solar-powered robot has journeyed across 25 miles (40 kilometers) of Martian terrain. "Opportunity…

    AFP
  • Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Scary Gains In The Gym

    Are you ready to break the plateau into scary gains in the gym?

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