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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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  • Otzi 'The Iceman' Had Heart Disease Genes

    Ötzi the Iceman, a well-preserved mummy discovered in the Alps, may have had a genetic predisposition to heart disease, new research suggests. The new finding may explain why the man — who lived 5,300 years ago, stayed active and certainly didn't smoke or wolf down processed food in front of the TV…

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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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  • 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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    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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  • CDC Warns Against Travel to Ebola-Affected Countries

    Americans should avoid traveling to the three West African countries experiencing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today (July 31), as the agency stepped up its response to the worsening outbreak in the region. The agency issued a "Level 3"…

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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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  • 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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  • Reverse Mortgage: How it Works (Age 62 Plus)

    Educate yourself! Understand how a reverse mortgage works. Learn more now.

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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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  • '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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  • 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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  • Warriors' Bones Reveal Bizarre Iron Age Rituals

    The bones of dozens of Iron Age warriors found in Denmark were collected and ritually mutilated after spending months on the battlefield, archaeologists say. "We think it's a kind of ritual closure of the war," said Mads Kähler Holst, project manager at the dig and head of the department of…

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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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  • Fly Fido to the moon in space send off for deceased pets

    By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas company is offering a unique send off for beloved pets by placing a portion of their cremated remains in a capsule and blasting them off into space. Celestis Inc, which has provided memorial space flights for human remains since 1997, will launch its first…

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  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

    The wrong questions can tank even the best interview. Here are five questions you should never ask in a job interview.

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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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  • Hungarian scientists aim for prototype of cancer surgery device

    By Krisztina Than BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian scientists are aiming for the first prototype of a new device in two years that will help surgeons distinguish between healthy tissue and tumors in a split-second as they operate and remove cancerous tissue precisely. Hungarian chemist Zoltan Takats…

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  • NASA's Next Mars Rover to Collect Martian Samples, Carry Lasers

    NASA's next Mars rover will feature lasers, ground-penetrating radar and other high-tech science gear designed to help it snag samples of the most interesting Martian rocks for eventual return to Earth. The U.S. space agency announced today (July 31) that the new car-size rover will carry seven…

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    Do Women REALLY Talk More Than Men? - DNews

    It's commonly believed that women talk more than men. Is there any truth to this? Join Trace as he discusses a few new studies debunking this stereotype!

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  • [video] Oracle bridging the digital divide: Chairman

    Jeffrey Henley, Oracle chairman, discusses the company's participation in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education program and its focus to inspire and empower young people in the ...

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  • New Rosetta Images Show Bright Neck of Probe's Target Comet

    Photos of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured by the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission reveal the comet's "neck." The pictures suggest that something interesting is going on in the connecting link between the smaller head and the larger body of the comet. "The only thing we know for sure…

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