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  • Milky Way's Structure Mapped in Unprecedented Detail

    Astronomers are one step closer to solving a longstanding mystery — just what our Milky Way galaxy looks like. "We are fairly confident that the Milky Way is a spiral galaxy, but we don't know much in detail. At the most basic level, we'd like to be able to make a map that would show in detail what…

    SPACE.com
  • Parkinson's Drug Shows Promise in Preventing Breast Cancer

    Women with mutations in the BRCA1 gene are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, and there are currently no drugs proven to reduce their cancer risk. One drug, called benserazide, is currently used for Parkinson's disease, and in studies it reduced the formation of breast tumors in mice that…

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  • Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

    By Stephen Kalin and Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year, he assumed it was a twin of an ancient masterpiece he had examined in Egypt a quarter of a century earlier.     The reality was an…

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    Risk of Powerful Asteroid Hitting Earth Higher Than Previously Thought

    Twenty-six powerful explosions in the Earth`s atmosphere that have occurred since the year 2000 -- each the result of a space rock slamming into our planet. Carolyn Costello reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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  • California GOP hopeful wants free college for science, math students

    By Jennifer Chaussee BERKELEY, California (Reuters) - California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public schools after charter…

    Reuters
  • Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    BOSTON (AP) — An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary.

    Associated Press
  • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.

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  • Is Global Warming a Giant Natural Fluctuation? (Op-Ed)

    Shaun Lovejoy is a professor of physics at McGill University and president of the Nonlinear Processes Division of the European Geosciences Union. Last year, the Quebec Skeptics Society threw down the gauntlet: "If anthropogenic global warming is as strong as scientists claim, then why do they need…

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  • Biodiversity Benefits Society in Surprising Ways

    This Behind the Scenes article was provided to Live Science in partnership with the National Science Foundation. Every organism on Earth, from microbes to plants to large predators, has evolved unique survival mechanisms and distinct ecological roles. For decades, the National Science Foundation…

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  • Chardonnay Flour and Other Agricultural Tech, Brought to You by the USDA

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has long staffed its own labs, is establishing a privately run research branch

    BusinessWeek
  • Kitchen Recipe for Graphene Wonder Material Developed

    Graphene, single-atom-thick sheets of pure carbon, is lighter than steel but many times stronger, with better electrical conductivity than copper. One day graphene could support flexible electronics, solid lubricants and even a space elevator. But before that happens the stuff must be…

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  • Bionics to Track Your Health

    In the future, implants as thin as tattoos and devices that dissolve in the body could help personalize medical treatment.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.

    Associated Press
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  • Stunning Hubble Telescope View Reveals Deep View of Universe (Video, Image)

    A new photo from NASA's Hubble space telescope captures a variety of celestial objects both near and far, providing a glimpse of many different stages of cosmic history all at once. The Hubble image, released Thursday (April 17), is a 14-hour exposure that shows objects about 1 billion times…

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  • What Your Sleeping Style Reveals About Your Relationship

    Are you a creative person stuck in an unhappy relationship? Your preferred sleeping position may reveal the answers to these questions, and other secrets about your personality and relationship. In a survey, 1,000 people reported their preferred sleeping positions, and also gave information about…

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  • 5 Miserable Afflictions to Avoid This Spring

    As joyful and gorgeous it may be, spring brings its own share of seasonal maladies, and nothing can kill the buzz of spring like an allergy or a bacterial infection. Then there are medications to ease allergic reactions,such as nasal steroids and antihistamines, Nish said.

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    This Is the First Video Posted to YouTube ... Ever

    "Me at the zoo" has generated more than 14 million views since being uploaded on April 23, 2005.

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  • How to Steal a Submarine: Call the CIA and Howard Hughes

    Ever have a hankering to steal a submarine — maybe a sunken Soviet model loaded with nuclear warheads — but you just weren't sure how to do it? After a Soviet Golf II submarine carrying four-megaton nuclear warheads and a crew of 70 sank in the Pacific Ocean in 1968, the Soviet Navy failed to…

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  • Risk of asteroid hitting Earth higher than thought, study shows

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The chance of a city-killing asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed, a non-profit group building an asteroid-hunting telescope said on Tuesday. A global network that listens for nuclear weapons detonations detected 26…

    Reuters
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