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  • NASA finds that Earth's 4th largest lake is almost completely dry

    Images from NASA's Terra satellite have revealed some alarming results. The Aral Sea, which once was the fourth largest lake in the world, is almost completely dry, The Independent reports.

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  • China launches media campaign to back genetically modified crops

    China's government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of negative publicity over a technology it hopes will play a major role in boosting its food security. The agriculture ministry earlier this week announced it would try to educate the…

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  • Sophisticated 600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand

    Sophisticated oceangoing canoes and favorable winds may have helped early human settlers colonize New Zealand, a pair of new studies shows. The remote archipelagos of East Polynesia were among the last habitable places on Earth that humans were able to colonize. In New Zealand, human history only…

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  • The Success of India's Mars Mission Could Drive U.S. Space Program To Lower-Cost Solutions

    Mars on a budget. That is one way to describe the recent success achieved by India's space program. The Mangalyaan spacecraft just completed a 10-month journey to Mars for a mere $72 million. That figure, ...

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  • How Viewing Earth as an Exoplanet Can Help Search for Alien Life

    An extraterrestrial spacecraft lurking in a satellite's orbit near Earth would be able to see city lights and pollution in our atmosphere. NASA's Kepler space telescope is among a fleet of telescopes and spacecraft searching for rocky planets similar to our own.

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  • Pressure Biosciences, Inc. (PBIO) Benefits From Surge In Life Sciences and Medical Technology Markets

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT / ACCESSWIRE / September 29, 2014 / Pressure Biosciences (PBIO) is a company at forefront of new technologies in the life sciences market. PBIO builds machines that use a special, high-pressure ...

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  • 'O' My: Ring-Shaped Cloud Spotted Over the Pacific (Photo)

    The agency's Terra satellite spotted the O-shaped cloud formation on Sept. 3, as it floated over the Pacific Ocean to the southwest from the Hawaiian Islands. NASA's Earth Observatory released the image on Sept. 27.

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    Which Countries Will Be Underwater Due To Climate Change? - DNews

    Climate change is a hot topic, and sea levels are expected to rise significantly. Which countries are most at risk? Tara is here to discuss which countries are suffer from regular coastal flooding.

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  • Walking is the superfood of fitness, experts say

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star. For…

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  • Mummy Brain Imprint Found Inside 2,000-Year-Old Egyptian Skull

    Scientists are getting a rare look at the brain of a mummy thanks to an imprint left inside the skull of someone who lived more than 2,000 years ago in Egypt. The mummy, found in 2010 with more than 50 others in the Kom al-Ahmar/Sharuna necropolis, is unique in that blood vessels of the brain were…

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  • Higgs Boson to the World Wide Web: 7 Big Discoveries Made at CERN

    The world's biggest atom smasher, where monumental discoveries such as the detection of the once-elusive Higgs boson particle and the creation of antimatter have occurred, is celebrating its 60th anniversary today (Sept. 29). The physics world erupted in excitement in July 2012, when scientists…

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  • Scientists “Train” Water To Move On Its Own

    In what could be a useful trick for moving chemicals from one point to another, scientists at the University of Southern Denmark and Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, Czech Republic have created a method to “move” liquids through an alcohol base. While that alone isn’t very cool, just…

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  • Texas hospital puts possible Ebola patient in isolation

    (Reuters) - A Texas hospital said on Monday it has admitted a patient into "strict isolation" to be evaluated for possible infection with the Ebola virus, as health officials battle an epidemic in West Africa that has already killed thousands of people. In a brief statement, Texas Health…

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  • Strange New Type of Brain Cell Discovered

    Though neurons come in different shapes and sizes, the basic blueprint consists of a cell body, from which protrudes spindly appendages called dendrites and axons. Dendrites are branchlike structures that receive signals from other nerve cells and deliver them to the cell body. "We found that in…

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  • Mysterious Colorado Rock Formation May Be Result of 'Natural Fracking'

    An ancient, catastrophic flood or earthquake may explain how a bewildering rock formation in Colorado's Rocky Mountains formed, a new study finds. For more than 120 years, geologists have wondered how giant chunks of Tava sandstone, a sedimentary rock, had become inserted into a section of the…

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  • Sanofi-Regeneron drug has positive trial results in chronic sinusitis

    By Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - An experimental drug from Sanofi and Regeneron significantly reduced congestion in in a mid-stage trial on patients with chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps, a condition poorly controlled by existing drugs, the companies said on Tuesday. In a Phase IIa trial of…

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  • 'Space Bubbles' May Have Doomed Key Afghan War Mission

    A Chinook helicopter carrying U.S. Michael Kelly, a researcher at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, started to put the pieces together after reading a journalist's account of the Battle of Takur Ghar. Since the plasma in this part of the atmosphere is less…

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