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  • Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

    By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president's office said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an…

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  • Chinese Officials Seal Off 'Plague' City, Puzzling US Experts

    A city in China has reportedly been sealed off after one resident died from bubonic plague, but this way of trying to contain the disease is puzzling to infectious disease experts, who say the response seems extreme given the information released about the case. Plague is an infectious disease…

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  • Millions "Rattled" by New Site Releasing Records!

    Your past is now easily searchable online! A new site has made browsing the public records of anyone as easy as entering a name and choosing a state!

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  • Will The Carbon-Free Power Plant of The Future Look a Giant Sponge?

    Solar thermal power plants are pretty futuristic looking, deploying hundreds of thousands of mirrors that focus the sun on boilers to create steam to drive an electricity-generating turbine. In contrast, the huge solar thermal power plants operating today are about 30 percent efficient. “It’s…

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  • What If Apollo 11 Failed? President Nixon Had Speech Ready

    The entire world was captivated by NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing 45 years ago this week, but at the time, the mission's success was far from certain. In fact, then President Richard Nixon even had a speech ready should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin die on the moon.  In preparation for possible…

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  • Six 'astronauts' are wrapping up a mission to Mars, via Hawaii

    If you can't make it to Mars, Hawaii is the next big thing.

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  • Northrop Grumman Celebrates Man on the Moon Anew With a New High

    I was a Grummanite 45 years ago, as the Lunar Module landed on the moon, and today Northrop Grumman celebrates this anniversary with a new high ahead of earnings Wednesday.

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  • Integrating Into the 'Internet of Things' (Op-Ed)

    Kevin Curran is a reader in Computer Science at the University of Ulster and an IEEE Senior Member. The Internet of Things  (IoT) will allow consumers to interact with nearly every appliance and device they own. We are seeing elements of the IoT in the marketplace already, with home automation…

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  • To Capture the Milky Way, Capture the Landscape

    Mike Taylor is an accomplished landscape astrophotographer and an instructor for night photography and post-processing. As a night photography instructor, I'm always encouraging students to integrate inspiring landscape elements in their photographs to create stunning night-sky compositions. During…

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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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    Why Do Our Hair And Eye Color Change? - DNews

    When babies are born, they're eyes and hair are one color, but change within the first few years of their life! Why do hair and eye colors change? Trace explains the process of inheriting certain traits from your parents, and discusses why the colors change!

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  • Homer Hickam: The Science Behind 'Crater Trueblood' (Op-Ed)

    Homer Hickam is The New York Times No. 1 best-selling author of "Rocket Boys" — also known as "October Sky" (Dell Publishing, 2000) following the book's adaptation to film — and the "Helium-3" novels "Crater" (Thomas Nelson, 2012), "Crescent" (Thomas Nelson, 2013) "Crater Trueblood and The Lunar…

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  • New Widgets Let You Snap, Crackle … and Think

    Now, let's think about our physical world versus the digital one in which many of us spend most of our creative time. At its most basic, how we use a margin space is an extension of our thinking into the physical world.

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  • Only Zoo Keepers Get to Feed the Penguins (Op-Ed)

    Nora Beirne, a senior keeper at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  When I went to The College of New Jersey, I was an English major, but I took several pre-med classes. Then, in my senior year, Pat Thomas — associate…

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  • Can Offshore Wind Farms Help Seals Rather Than Harm Them?

    Now scientists in the U.K. have discovered that wind farms may help seals by attracting a smorgasbord of sea life for them to eat. The researchers followed the travels of GPS-tagged harbor and gray seals at the 88-turbine Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in the U.K., and at the 12-turbine Alpha…

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  • Can Apple Health Change Behavior? (Op-Ed)

    As an early adopter of medical technology, I wanted to cheer when I heard Apple had announced its new Health app, which is designed to collect and organize health-related information from other apps on an iPhone. It's "an easy-to-read dashboard" of health and fitness data, such as heart rate, blood…

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  • Often Overlooked Method to Pay Off Mortgage

    If you own a home and pay for a mortgage, you could reduce your payments by as much as $3,000 a year. Here is how it works.

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  • Bats Use Polarized Light As a Nighttime Compass

    "Every night through the spring, summer and autumn, bats leave their roosts in caves, trees and buildings to search for insect prey," Stefan Greif, a biologist at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland and co-author of the study, said in a statement. Polarization patterns are most easily…

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  • Why Power in the Workplace Makes People Feel They Control Time

    When it comes to time, people in power believe they have more of it at their disposal than others.

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    Ancient mummies digitally unwrapped to reveal new secrets

    State-of-the-art CT scanning is giving researchers at the British Museum the opportunity to digitally unwrap ancient Egyptian mummies. The non-invasive technique preserves the delicate remains, but has given new insights into mummification and revealed the faces of ancient Egyptians for the first…

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  • Drugmakers to share neglected compounds with British academia

    A group of seven leading drugmakers has agreed to share an array of neglected experimental medicines with British academic researchers in the latest example of the deepening ties between industry and external scientists. British business minister Vince Cable announced the new partnership on Tuesday…

    Reuters
  • The Digital Reality: How Technology has Transformed the New Business

    Technology builds the business. Technology refines the business. Technology grows the business. Technology is the business.  Robert Plant recently wrote an article over at Harvard Business Review that started turning the wheels in my pen-and-paper, words-kind-of–girl head. Plant claims that IT Has…

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  • Deadly Coral Diseases Surge Near Dredging Sites

    In a first study of its kind, researchers have linked dredging to increased sickness in nearby coral reefs. Researchers studied the effects of such digging operations on the health of corals around Barrow Island, which is located off the west coast of Australia. "At dredging sites, we found more…

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  • Millions 'rattled' by new website

    New site posts over 37 billion public records online. Anyone can access this information and see what some may be hiding. You may not like findings!

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