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  • Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens

    By Julie Steenhuysen and Colleen Jenkins CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital…

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  • Like Facebook, OKCupid Experimented with Users

    Facebook is still doing damage control in the wake of public outrage after the social media website admitted to toying with some of its users' emotions as part of a science experiment. On Monday (July 28), in an unapologetic blog post titled "We Experiment On Human Beings!" co-founder and president…

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  • Your History is Available Online, Take a Look!

    A new website reveals everyone's past online. Looking through someone's records is as easy as searching a Name and State!

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  • 2-pound Michigan baby undergoes heart procedure

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect.

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  • Now you can send your pet's remains on a journey literally out of this world

    If your dog loved to sniff around outdoors and go on grand adventures, it might be a fitting send-off to blast his remains into space.

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  • Odd Cause of Gaping Siberian Holes Possibly Found

    In mid-July, reindeer herders stumbled across a crater that was approximately 260 feet (80 meters) wide, on the Yamal Peninsula, whose name means "end of the world," The Siberian Times reported. Russian scientists have launched an investigation to find out more. "My personal opinion is it's some…

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  • Britain to map 100,000 DNA code sequences

    British scientists are to map 100,000 complete DNA code sequences in a project that will make the country a world leader in genetic research on cancer and rare diseases, the prime minister said on Friday. David Cameron announced £300 million ($507 million, 378 million euros) in deals to fund the…

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  • Record-Breaking Cosmic 'Magnifying Glass' Found by Hubble Telescope

    In a surprising discovery, astronomers have found a faraway galaxy that doubles as a cosmic "magnifying glass." At 9.6 billion light-years away, it could be the most distant such object known to science, NASA announced today (July 31). Spotted in observations from the Keck Observatory in Hawaii and…

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  • See-through mice created by scientists look creepy, but could lead to medical breakthroughs

    Researchers in California have created transparent mice, which enable scientists to get an extraordinary view of the body and brain in great detail.

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

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    Insect Farms: Investors See Big Profits in Thinking Small (10 photos)

    When it comes to resolving a big global food problem, a new breed of farmers and their financial backers are thinking small. Work on the world's largest fly farm has begun in South Africa after the European firm behind the project won much-needed funding from investors, propelling the use of…

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  • What Zero-gravity Games Have Astronauts Invented?

    This question originally appeared on Quora.Answer by Robert Frost, instructor/engineer in the Mission Operations Directorate at NASAThey don't get a lot of free time and when they do, they don't always get it at the same time, so fun stuff like games tends to occur during meals. Often is things…

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  • U.S. House panel requests probe of federal labs

    A U.S. congressional committee investigating the mishandling of anthrax at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked a federal watchdog agency on Thursday to review U.S. lab procedures for handling dangerous pathogens. In a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the…

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  • Mars 2020 rover will give us a way to know the red planet better

    NASA's been planning for the Mars 2020 rover for a long time now, back when Curiosity was just making its way to the red planet. Now, the agency has finally chosen seven scientific instruments that'll ...

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  • US scientists take step toward blood test for suicide

    US scientists have identified a gene mutation that appears to be common in people who attempt or commit suicide, a finding that could lead to a blood test to predict risk. The discovery is based on a small study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and was published on…

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  • What's So Special About Google's Health Study?

    What if, in addition to your medical history, your doctor knew about your Internet search history, kept track of your emails and took photos of your house? Though that's not reality quite yet, these possibilities may not be too far off, now that Google has launched an ambitious project to study the…

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  • Tycoon Worth $62.9 Billion Shares Money Secret

    This billionaire investing wizard has a dead-simple system for making money you can start using today.

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    Comet-chasing space probe

    European space probe Rosetta enters into the final leg of her six-billion kilometre journey through the stars on a comet-chasing mission. VIDEOGRAPHIC

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  • 'Flying Flashbulb' Drones Could Light Up Photo Shoots

    Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cornell University are experimenting with a new autonomous drone, equipped with a light to create special effects during photo shoots. At the conference, researchers said the drone will produce a particularly difficult effect…

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  • DNA changes linked to health effects of childhood abuse

    By Krystnell Storr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Trauma has lasting effects on mental and physical health that may stem from changes to DNA which undermine a person’s ability to rebound from stress, according to new research. The small study of abused children adds to a growing body of evidence…

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  • Alzheimer's documentary 'Alive Inside' pushes for music therapy

    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Rossato-Bennett initially thought it was the worst job he had ever taken. When Rossato-Bennett started filming three years ago he met Henry.

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  • Birthday Binging Linked to More Hospital Admissions

    For many young people, birthday celebrations are synonymous with heavy drinking, but such binging at raucous parties can make birthdays a particularly bad day for your health, according to a new study from Canada. The results show that excessive drinking — often referred to as binge drinking —…

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    TechBytes: NFL, Zuckerberg

    NFL players will have computer chips in their shoulder pads to measure speed and hits.

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  • Brand New Sleep-Aid Takes Walgreens by Storm

    Discover a safe, natural sleep-aid that is helping people of all ages get the best sleep of their life.

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