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  • Scientists Lead Huge Climate Change March in NYC

    Lab-coat-clad and picket-sign-wielding scientists were on the frontlines of the People's Climate Change march yesterday (Sept. 21) along with hordes of students and others concerned about the planet's changing climate. The march, organized to bring more public awareness to climate change effects…

    LiveScience.com55 mins ago
  • Do Your Kids' Brown-Bag Lunches Have Enough Calcium?

    It turns out that the brown-bag lunches we make may be less nutritious than we think they are, according to a study published last month in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The study showed that most home-packed lunches flunked when they were graded based on the criteria set…

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  • Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

    The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot.The printer, made by a Northern California company called Made in Space, is…

    USA TODAY
  • Japanese construction company plans to have a space elevator by 2050

    Japanese construction giant Obayashi has announced its plans to have a working space elevator by 2050. The elevator could reach nearly 60,000 miles into space, which could start a revolution for space travel. The robotic cars will transport passengers to a space station for significantly less than…

    The Week (RSS)54 mins ago
  • SpaceX Launches 3-D Printer, Mice Into Space

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit. In all, the unmanned Dragon capsule is delivering more than 5,000 pounds

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  • SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from Florida

    An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to deliver a cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA. The 208-foot (63-meter) tall booster, built and launched by privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, bolted off its seaside…

    Reuters
  • Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

    New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. Environmentalists will take to the…

    Associated Press
  • Study of smoking cancer patients fuels e-cigarette debate

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The fierce debate over whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking took another twist on Monday as a research paper on their use by cancer patients was criticized as flawed. The study of cancer patients who smoke found that those using e-cigarettes as well…

    Reuters
  • Entangled 'Photon Triplets' Could Speed Up Telecommunication

    Physicists have entangled three particles of light faster than ever, creating triplets that stay connected no matter how far apart they are from one another. In the bizarre world of quantum mechanics, particles can become entangled so that, even if they are long distances from one another, an…

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  • Hello, Autumn! Why Fall Begins on Monday

    Depending where you live, the changing colors of leaves or a sudden briskness in the air may have made it seem like the seasons had already shifted, but the equinox on Monday signals the official start of autumn. The upcoming autumnal equinox will occur at 10:29 p.m. EDT on Monday (0229 Tuesday,…

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  • Humanity's Most Famous Mixtape is Now 11 Billion Miles From Earth

    With every second that ticks past, the spacecraft Voyager 1 ventures farther away from Earth. You can actually watch this happen, in a way, on NASA's website, which tracks the probe's distance from our planet with a meter that's constantly counting up. Since its launch 37 years ago this month, the…

    The Atlantic
  • India's Mars mission a step closer to success with engine test

    By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian scientists successfully tested the main engine of a spacecraft bound for Mars on Monday and performed a course correction that puts the low-cost project on track to enter the red planet's orbit. The $74-million mission will attempt to enter orbit around…

    Reuters
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    Apple iPhone 6 Lines Take Over the Streets

    Die-hard Apple fans line up for iPhone 6 release. That today's by good weekend for apple there remind all weekend at some stores people waiting to pick up the iPhone six in six plus. Estimates vary on just how many were sold but the online pre set a

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  • How Big Was the New iPhone Launch?

    Apple said it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models in the first weekend they were available in stores, making it the company's best launch ever.

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  • Engineers call for national approach to flooding

    An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. The American Society of Civil Engineers was scheduled to release its recommendations Monday in Philadelphia. The group is calling for Congress and the Obama Administration to develop a…

    Associated Press44 mins ago
  • New Commercial Nuclear Battery Being Developed

    Also check out these related articles: We Are On The Verge Of An Electric Car Battery Breakthrough Why The Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses The Point There are so many ideas for improving the efficiency and longevity of batteries, why shouldn't someone come up with a water-based nuclear…

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  • Exercising May Bolster Your Brain Wires in Old Age

    People who stay physically active into old age may be improving their brain health by preventing a decline in the brain's white matter, a new study suggests. The white matter is composed of fiberlike parts of brain cells that enable communication between brain regions. "We hope that this will…

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  • Fall Begins Monday: Equinox Myth Debunked

    For one thing, it treats night as simply the time the sun is beneath the horizon, and completely ignores twilight. If the sun were nothing more than a point of light in the sky, and if the Earth lacked an atmosphere, then at the time of an equinox, the sun would indeed spend one half of its path…

    SPACE.com
  • What's Your Definition of Success?

    Success means different things for different people, that’s why we’ve started “The Success Project”.

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  • 700-Year Embrace: Skeleton Couple Still Holding Hands

    The skeletal remains of two lovebirds were uncovered, after being locked in a romantic embrace for the past 700 years. Archeologists found the happy couple holding hands in an earthen grave during an excavation of a "lost" chapel in Leicestershire, England, researchers reported Thursday (Sept. 18).…

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