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  • Vermont lawmakers send GMO food-labeling law to governor

    A law that would make Vermont the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, received final approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday and now heads to the governor's desk. The Vermont House of Representative passed the bill 114-30. Last…

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  • The Costs of Fresh Water in a Changing World (Op-Ed)

    Lynn Wilson is academic department chair for public administration at Kaplan University, a science journalist and an academic author. She is also the founder and CEO of the SeaTrust Institute, a delegate and organizational NGO Focal Point for the UNFCCC and other United Nations regimes, a reviewer…

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  • 74-Yr-Old Outsmarts Doctors. Reduces Her Wrinkles.

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  • Gates-backed TB drug to enter late-stage testing

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The first experimental drug that fights both conventional and drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis is advancing to late-stage clinical testing, researchers said on Wednesday, raising hope for a new way to stem the growing threat of drug-resistant TB. The…

    Reuters
  • Soviet space capsule up for sale in Belgium

    For those who have everything, how about a Soviet-era space capsule dating back to the 1970s, when it carried three cosmonauts into space? German firm Lempertz unveiled plans Wednesday for what it says is the first such auction in Europe, with the capsule expected to fetch up to 1.4 million euros…

    AFP
  • Asteroid Strikes (Even Big Ones) Are More Common Than We Thought

    Asteroid researchers revealed that 26 asteroids hit earth over a span of 13 years, a figure that is uncomfortably high and serves as a chilling reminder that asteroid impacts are a real thing.  The data was compiled by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) which operates…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Brazil's Rousseff praises U.S. for relaxing grip on Internet

    By Esteban Israel SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease control over the Internet and called for a more democratic, transparent network following the U.S. National Security Agency spying scandal. Rousseff spoke at a…

    Reuters
  • Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

    By Stephen Kalin and Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year, he assumed it was a twin of an ancient masterpiece he had examined in Egypt a quarter of a century earlier.     The reality was an…

    Reuters
  • Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.

    Associated Press
  • Brand New Muscle Builder Takes GNC by Storm

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  • Study in Europe eclipses notion home in the sun equals happiness

    Sun seekers who leave northern Europe for warmer climes are marginally less happy than those left behind, a study found. A sample of more than 300 migrants from Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, France and Britain who resettled in Mediterranean countries found that they were slightly…

    Reuters
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    Risk of Powerful Asteroid Hitting Earth Higher Than Previously Thought

    Twenty-six powerful explosions in the Earth`s atmosphere that have occurred since the year 2000 -- each the result of a space rock slamming into our planet. Carolyn Costello reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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  • What Is a Sherpa?

    The deaths last week of 16 guides in an avalanche on Mount Everest has increased global awareness of the region's close-knit Sherpa community and the risks some of these individuals take when helping climbers ascend the world's tallest peaks. It's worth noting that the term "Sherpa" does not…

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    NASA SPACE STATION REPAIRS

    Two NASA Astronauts went on a spacewalk Wednesday to repair the International Space Station.

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  • Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    BOSTON (AP) — An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary.

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  • Better Think Twice About Paying Off Your Mortgage

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  • Plan for Big Data Like It's 2000

    Whenever Guest Columnist Thomas H. Davenport asks successful Big Data users if they start developing their Big Data strategy "with the data they have on hand, or the business needs that they have," ...

    The Wall Street Journal
  • XCOR Aerospace Hires Private Spaceflight Pioneer Brian Binnie as Senior Test Pilot

    MOJAVE, Calif. — Commercial astronaut Brian Binnie, who piloted the suborbital SpaceShipOne on a famous $10-million prize-winning flight nearly a decade ago, has been named XCOR Aerospace's senior test pilot. "I'm very pleased to be part of the XCOR team and look forward to working with friends and…

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  • Nano Webs Could Counterfeit-Proof Credit Cards

    South Korean researchers have developed tiny tags made of silver nanowires that are randomly scattered, then form a unique pattern — just like the one-of-a-kind designs in each spider web. The research is "an important and inspiring idea to use nanotechnology for anti-counterfeiting," said Zhao Qin…

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  • California GOP hopeful wants free college for science, math students

    By Jennifer Chaussee BERKELEY, California (Reuters) - California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public schools after charter…

    Reuters
  • What Are the Economic Consequences of Climate Change?

    When Hurricane Sandy pummeled the east coast of the U.S. and the Caribbean in October 2012 it exposed millions of people and billions of dollars worth of economic assets to the sorts of hazards that might be expected to increase as a result of climate change. Retailers, such as clothing firm Eileen…

    The Atlantic
  • Spectrum Pharma to seek cancer drug approval in third quarter

    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects to seek U.S. marketing approval for its blood cancer drug in the third quarter, after the treatment was shown to be safe and effective in a key mid-stage trial. The injectable drug, Captisol-enabled melphalan, an improved form of common chemotherapy drug…

    Reuters
  • Homeowners Are In For A Big Surprise...

    If you own a home and pay for a mortgage, you could reduce your payments by as much as $3,000 a year. Here is how it works.

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