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  • A Virus Found In Lakes May Be Literally Changing The Way People Think

    While conducting a totally separate experiment...

    Business Insider
  • How Tripping On Mushrooms Changes The Brain

    Tripping on magic mushrooms may actually free...

    Business Insider
  • Review: 'Civilization' shoots for the stars

    Our planet isn't in very good shape. The good news, according to "Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth" (2K Games, for the PC, $49.99), is that we'll be able to hang around for another 500 years or so. The bad news: After that, we'd better start looking for a new home.

    Associated Press
  • Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter again

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared headed for failure for the fourth time.

    Associated Press
  • Polio Vaccine: How the US' Most Feared Disease Was Eradicated

    Ebola may be the most feared disease right now, but for most of the 20th century, outbreaks of another disease left thousands of people paralyzed or confined to breathing machines: polio. Poliomyelitis, which was also sometimes called infantile paralysis, primarily infected children. But thanks to…

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    Top images from the 2014 Nikon Small World Competition (20 photos)

    Now celebrating its 40th year, Nikon Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum to recognize proficiency and photographic excellence of photography taken under the microscope. Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum for recognizing the art, proficiency and photographic…

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  • Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied

    * Resupply vehicle reaches space station from Kazakhstan (Adds Breakingviews link) The 14-story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island at 6:22 p.m. (2222 GMT) on Tuesday but burst into flames moments later. It…

    Reuters
  • Mad or Sarcastic? Your Computer Might Know Someday

    "Think of all of the amazing things the computer on 'Star Trek' can do," Valerie Freeman, a linguistics researcher at the University of Washington, said in a statement. Freeman and her colleagues presented the research Tuesday (Oct. 28) at the 168th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America…

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  • Liberians fast, pray for three days to break Ebola 'curse'

    MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberians began three days of fasting and prayers on Wednesday to seek salvation from the "curse" of the Ebola epidemic, which has killed 2,705 people and infected 4,665 more in the West African country. The National Christian Ebola Task Force, an organization formed in…

    Reuters
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    Supply rocket explodes after liftoff (18 photos)

    Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what made an unmanned U.S. supply rocket explode in a fireball moments after lifting off from a launch pad in Virginia, destroying supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station. The 14-story Antares rocket, built and launched by…

    Yahoo News
  • This is what North America would look like on Jupiter

    John Brady created this one as part of an in-depth series exploring the scale of the solar system over at Astronomy Central. Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, has a diameter of about 87,000 miles.

    Vox.com
  • Unmanned U.S. Atlas rocket blasts off with GPS satellite

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - An unmanned Atlas rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday to deliver a Global Positioning System navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force. The 189-foot-tall (58-meter) rocket, built and launched by…

    Reuters
  • In Light of the Loss of Orbital Sciences' Antares

    In the aftermath of the recent loss of Orbital Sciences Antares, some have criticized NASA's reliance on commercial providers, and specifically Orbital Sciences. This is a subject matter upon which I have a unique understanding and perspective. I am the first second-generation astronaut, an…

    Huffington Post
  • Experts sound alarm as diabetes fuels cases of TB

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Cases of tuberculosis are set accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the risk a person will develop the lung disease, health experts warned on Wednesday. Tuberculosis (TB),…

    Reuters
  • FTC Alleges AT&T Slowed Speeds for Unlimited Data Customers

    Millions of AT&T customers who paid for unlimited data plans faced data faced speeds that were slowed by as much as 90 percent, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by the Federal Trade Commission.

    ABC News
  • Alliant reviewing Orbital deal after rocket explosion

    By Mike Stone (Reuters) - Alliant Techsystems Inc said on Wednesday it was conducting a "thorough evaluation" of an agreement to merge its space and defense business with Orbital Sciences Corp following the explosion of an Orbital unmanned supply rocket. Orbital's 14-story Antares rocket exploded…

    Reuters
  • Antares Explosion Won't Alter Long Road To Asteroid Mining

    One of the first test vehicles for a private mission to mine asteroids was lost in this week's explosion, but the company is not deterred.

    Forbes