• UFOlogist claims he’s spotted a gigantic Martian rodent in Curisotiy rover footage

    If there is one thing I cannot imagine doing, it’s obsessively combing over footage beamed back to Earth from NASA’s Curiosity rover to search for signs of Martian life, no matter how ridiculous they may seem. However there’s an entire cult of people on the Internet that spend their days doing just…

    BGR News
  • California vineyards take steps to prevent loss of topsoil to El Niño rains

    Jason Haas' plan for El Niño involves oats, sweet peas, vetch, clover, sheep, alpacas, a llama and a couple of donkeys.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Tepco Arms Fukushima Crawler With Commercial Smartphone

    The latest crawler robot to be dispatched inside the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was armed with a standard-issue smartphone as its communication and image-taking device.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Surrounding landscape can contribute to feeling healthy says UK study

    If you want to feel healthier, live somewhere more scenic according to new results from a study carried out by the University of Warwick, UK. Just because a place is green does not compel us to feel better on its own.

    AFP Relax News
  • Dow predicts EPA review of herbicide safety resolved soon

    By Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co expects environmental safety concerns about its new herbicide Enlist Duo to be resolved, the company said Wednesday, after the government asked a federal appellate court to pull regulatory approvals while the chemical's safety is re-examined. The…

  • 'Thing Explainer' - A Review of Randall Munroe's New Book (Using the Ten Hundred Most Common Words)

    Just one day ago, a new book came to my house: Thing Explainer by the writer of another book called What If. I've written about that other book here. This new book is an effort to help people understand all sorts of cool stuff about the world and how it works using simple words -- in fact, only a…

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  • Costco Chicken Salad Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 7 States

    An outbreak of E. coli bacteria tied to chicken salad sold at Costco has sickened 19 people in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patients are infected with a strain of E. coli called O157:H7, which produces a harmful toxin called Shiga toxin. Five people…
  • From Lofty Perch, CLAIRE Will Bring Climate Pollution Down to Earth

    This coming April, a rocket will lift off from an island off the east coast of India and launch CLAIRE--a powerful new tool in the global effort to combat carbon pollution.The Canadian-built satellite isn't large--it's about the size of a small microwave oven. But the craft could pack a big punch…

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  • Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space

    Thanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football…
  • Who Ordered The Extra Large Calamari? Giant Squid Is Caught Off Spanish Coast

    THIS monster from the deep has been caught off the coast of Spain. The 33ft, 330lb giant squid was snared by fishermen aboard the boat Minchos, some miles from off coast of Villaviciosa, a town in the Asturias region of northern Spain. It has been frozen and transported to the labs of the…

    Charles Walford's blog
  • Amgen files for U.S. approval of biosimilar to Humira

    Amgen Inc on Wednesday said it filed with U.S. health regulators seeking approval to sell its first biosimilar drug, which would be a less expensive alternative to AbbVie's Humira, the world's top-selling prescription medicine. Amgen said its drug, ABP 501, has demonstrated clinical equivalence and…

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    Pre-Black Friday Sales Draw Shoppers

    Shoppers flock to online holiday sales before Black Friday.

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  • First trips into space planned before 2020

    Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson, the respective bosses of Amazon, Tesla and Virgin, all cherish the dream of being part of the space tourism boom by putting paying passengers in sub-orbital flights. Blue Origin, a company headed by Jeff Bezos, uploaded a video this week of its New Shepard…

    AFP Relax News
  • NASA to test sugary bacteria as space-based power source

    Following its successful harvest of red leaf lettuce, NASA has announced plans to launch genetically engineered bacteria into orbit to see if they can be harnessed by future astronauts as potent survival ...

  • A Lost Ancient Greek Island May Have Been Found

    The ancient Greek city of Kane was the site of the epic sea battle of Arginusae, which saw Athens crush Sparta in 406 BCE. Yet archaeologists weren’t exactly sure where this elusive island was located.That is, until now.An international team of archaeologists working with the German Archeological…

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  • Feds plan new guidelines on toxic algae in lakes, rivers

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — New national guidelines are being developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect swimmers and kayakers from the growing threats posed by toxic algae in lakes and rivers.

    Associated Press
  • What Is a Mourning Moon? Why You Should Care About Tonight's Full Moon

    It's an important moment in the Pagan religion.

  • 7 Tips to Make Thanksgiving More Enjoyable for People with GERD

    For many Americans, Thanksgiving revolves around food, family, football and giving thanks. "The primary reason Thanksgiving can be difficult for GERD sufferers is that people tend to overstuff themselves," said Dr. Jacqueline Wolf, a gastroenterologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in…
  • The Real Reason You Feel Sleepy Post-Thanksgiving Meal

    Have you ever heard the turkey is responsible for that sleepy feeling some of us have after our Thanksgiving meal? Some say tryptophan, a substance that naturally occurs in turkey, is the culprit.It's true turkey contains tryptophan. It is also accurate to say tryptophan can lead to sleepiness.…

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