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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…

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  • 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…

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

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  • Clever Goats Can Learn Quickly

    I was surprised that they got it so quickly," said study author Alan McElligott, of Queen Mary University of London. The goats' ability to retrieve food from the box may mean that the animals are generally good at problem solving, McElligott said, a skill that could come handy when they look for…

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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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  • 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
  • 2 Foodborne Illnesses Rose in 2013, CDC Finds

    Rates of some foodborne infections rose in the U.S. in 2013, according to a new report that calls for more work to reduce illnesses from eating contaminated food. Last year, the percentage of people sickened with Vibrio bacteria, which can contaminate shellfish, was 32 percent higher than in the…

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  • The Future of Streaming Music

    "If the recording industry has its way, music ownership will give way to a model completely based on access, but with an important shift. Like many other modern industries, the recording industry is doubling down on big data, giving their catalogs to the coders, and betting on a future of…

    The Atlantic
  • Follow the money

    Coming off of Q1, the fund industry has seen decent flows in both the equity and bond markets.

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  • One-Step Retinol Treatments For Women Over 50

    The simple way to boost the anti-aging results of this powerful ingredient for younger looking skin in just one step without breaking the bank. 

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  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

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  • Pill developed to fight measles passes key test in animals

    In the study, all of the ferrets were infected with canine distemper virus, which is closely related to measles. "The emergence of strong antiviral immunity in treated animals is particularly encouraging, since it suggests that the drug may not only save an infected individual from disease but…

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  • Old as Dirt: 2.7-Million-Year-Old Soil Found Under Ice

    Buried thousands of feet under Summit, the highest point on Greenland's ice sheet, is a soil born before humans ever walked on Earth. The 2.7-million-year-old silt is a remnant of the verdant tundra that covered Greenland before it was entombed in ice, researchers report today (April 17) in the…

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  • 16-Foot Great White Shark Spotted Near Australian Beach

    A massive great white shark has been spotted swimming close to an Australian beach, scaring the locals and forcing the beach to close, according to news reports. Signals from a satellite tag on the shark alerted authorities to its location, and city officials warned residents of Albany, Western…

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    EARTH-LIKE PLANET FOUND

    Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized alien planet in the Kepler-186 system.

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  • [video] U.S. Scientists Clone Two Adults

    Scientists in the U.S. have cloned two older people – one aged 35, the other 75 – into early-stage embryos, and then derived genetically-matched tissue through that process. Gautam Naik reports on Lunch ...

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  • Good News If You Can't Pay Off High Credit Cards

    For consumers who can’t afford high credit card debts, help is available. See which debt relief option saves you the most and if you qualify.

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  • Ancient shark discovery may rewrite our evolutionary history

    Evolutionary biologists have theorized specifically that the creatures' respiratory systems, fed by efficient gills, were present in the species since they first diverged on Earth more than 400 million years ago. A study of the 325 million year old "shark-like" creature, published in scientific…

    The Verge
  • Political Evolution: Why Do Young Voters Lean Left? It's in the Genes

    Whether you're liberal or conservative may have more to do with brain development than wealth or candidates

    BusinessWeek
  • Giant Crab-Like Robot to Plumb the Ocean for Shipwrecks and Treasure

    Prepare to meet the mammoth mechanical crab of your nerdiest undersea dreams.

    Entrepreneur
  • Watch Live: Scientists Explore a Mysterious Deep-Sea World

    This month, you can fly along the Gulf of Mexico seafloor and explore a strange ecosystem fueled by chemicals instead of sunlight, all from your computer. The journey to the deep sea comes courtesy of a remotely operated vehicle and camera sled that will send back live video to the Okeanos…

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  • Alleged Grave-Robbing Cannibal Brothers Arrested — Again

    Two brothers in Pakistan — Mohammad Arif and Farman Aliwere — were reportedly arrested in 2011 on charges of digging up about 100 graves and stealing the bodies, which they later allegedly consumed, according to NBC News. "We got news this morning that they are up to their old ways," Chief…

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  • Unusual Bacteria Gobbles Up Carbon in the Ocean

    A single strain of marine bacteria called Alteromonas may consume as much dissolved carbon in the ocean as an entire, diverse bacterial community, according to a new study. "We found that an individual bacterial strain was capable of consuming the same amount of carbon in the ocean as diverse…

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