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  • Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life

    For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life. The newfound planet, called Kepler-186f, was first spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope and…

    SPACE.com
  • Why You Shouldn't Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

    In the first comprehensive study of the DNA on dollar bills, New York University researchers identified 3,000 types of bacteria in all—many times more than in previous studies that examined samples under ...

    The Wall Street Journal
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  • Drug Shortages Threaten US Anti-TB Efforts (Op-Ed)

    Shortages of essential medicines increasingly pose a challenge to healthcare in the United States, with the number of shortages nearly tripling from 2007 to 2012. The United States has been a global leader in its efforts to eliminate TB as a public health problem. The majority of TB programs across…

    LiveScience.com
  • Teen Driving: Loud Talking & Rowdiness Are Risky Distractions

    Although texting and talking on the phone can be hazardous for young drivers, old-fashioned distractions such as loud conversations and rowdy passengers may be more likely to lead to car crashes and other dangerous driving situations, a new study suggests. Teen drivers in the study were six times…

    LiveScience.com
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    Celebrities and Their Freeloading Friends and Family

    Act 5: From Oprah to Kobe Bryant, the rich and famous have relatives eager to cash in on their success.

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  • How We Misunderstand 'Innovation'

    That’s why after presenting the bGeigie Layth came up to me and told me about the conflicting reports of cancer rates and depleted uranium in Iraq. We started to devise a plan to connect his NGO with the hackerspace in Iraq called Fikra Space to assist in taking the bGeigie out into Basra for…

    The Atlantic
  • Diagnosis: Broken Medical System. Cure: Complicated (Op-Ed)

    Dr. Linda S. Ellis, M.D., M.J. (Health Law) is an associate professor in the department of medical sciences at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Twenty-five years ago, when I was applying to medical school, I'm fairly certain that joke was told differently. The…

    LiveScience.com
  • Americans willing to give driverless cars a chance, but wary of brain implants and lab grown meat

    Pew recently released a poll taken in February on Americans' attitudes to three new technologies. And while a small majority are open to traveling in driverless cars — which thus far have proven significantly less accident-prone than human drivers — attitudes towards other innovations like…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Degrees you can earn on your lunch break

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  • Africa's hunger for data sends satellites into orbit

    By Helen Nyambura-Mwaura JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa's demand for bandwidth is doubling every year, outpacing the laying of terrestrial telecom fibre links and encouraging commercial satellite operators to launch more units into orbit. The arrival of submarine cables on Africa's eastern shore…

    Reuters
  • SpaceX Claims Milestone With Bold Reusable Rocket Test

    SpaceX's audacious plan to return a rocket to Earth after a space launch today (April 18) may not have gone perfectly, but the company's founder still considers it a success — one that could help lay the foundation for fully reusable rockets in the future.   SpaceX tried to guide the first stage of…

    SPACE.com
  • Why Portland Reservoir Was Flushed After Teen Peed in It

    Officials in Portland, Ore., are flushing 38 million gallons of public drinking water after a 19-year-old was caught on camera urinating into an open reservoir on Wednesday (April 16). As expected, the sample came back clean, Jaymee Cuti, a spokeswoman for the Portland Water Bureau, told Live…

    LiveScience.com
  • South Korea Ferry: How Can a Huge Ship Sink?

    The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink? But from the sinking of the South Korean ferry to the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia to the Titanic, disasters do occur. What caused…

    LiveScience.com
  • Big Data and the Flu: How Wikipedia Can Track Influenza

    By monitoring the number of times people look for flu information on Wikipedia, researchers may be better able to estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study. Researchers created a new data-analysis system that looks at visits to Wikipedia articles, and found the system was able…

    LiveScience.com
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    NASA'S SPACE GARDEN

    NEWSMOVIE: NASA has sent a Vegetable Production System to the International Space Station. It is a plant-growing chamber that could grow fresh food for astronauts.

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  • About 12 million U.S. outpatients misdiagnosed annually : study

    Roughly 12 million adults who visit U.S. doctors' offices and other outpatient settings, or one in 20, are misdiagnosed every year, a new study has found, and half of those errors could lead to serious harm. The study by a team of Texas-based researchers attempted to estimate how often diagnostic…

    Reuters
  • NASA just crashed a satellite into the moon on purpose

    You might remember NASA's LADEE as the satellite where the administration tested a new broadband-fast laser communication system for sending data back to Earth. Now, however, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer is no more, since NASA just crashed the craft into the surface of the…

    Engadget
  • See Jane Evolve: Picture Books Explain Darwin

    Why is natural selection so hard to understand and accept? We might try to teach children about evolution via picture books when kids are still in kindergarten, says Alison Gopnik.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Want to See Where Earth's First Cousin Is? Look for the Swan in the Sky

    Kepler-186f is the first Earth-like planet in the habitable zone around its star that scientists have ever found (!). You might even call it "a bubbling cauldron of star birth," as NASA did. 

    The Atlantic
  • Frigid Winter? Blame 4,000 Years of Wild Jet Streams

    The roaring jet stream, whose swooping winds drove frigid cold in the East and record warmth in the West this winter, first started twisting and turning about 4,000 years ago, according to a new analysis of ancient rainfall records from North America. The study shows the jet stream's plunging…

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    Chariots Of The Gods

    "Fifty million stars in our galaxy have the potential of supporting life forms capable of traveling to other planets," says world-renowned authority Erich von Daniken, whose film version of his best- selling book, CHARIOTS OF THE GODS, gives stunning visual proof that some form of life from outer…

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