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  • United Arab Emirates launches national space agency strategy

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry.

    Associated Press
  • Sudden Infant Deaths Linked to Elevation

    Babies who live at high elevations, those above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), may face a slightly increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, new research finds. "The absolute risk [of SIDS] remains very low, and … this is in no way a call to abandon residence [in] or visits to…

    LiveScience.com
  • Penguin film director gives climate warning in Cannes closer

    By Michael Roddy CANNES, France (Reuters) - The French director who charmed the world and won an Oscar with his 2005 documentary "March of the Penguins" will close the Cannes festival on a somber note with a film about global warming that says not only the penguins should be worried. Luc Jacquet's…

    Reuters
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    LA joins worldwide march against Monsanto and GM crops

    Up to 500 protesters, including families with small children, take part in a colourful and good-natured rally to protest against the biotechnology giant Monsanto and its genetically modified crops and pesticides.

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  • Memorial Day Meals: Expert Tips for Packing a Healthy Picnic

    Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of summer and perhaps the unofficial start of the outdoor eating season. Picnics are appealing, especially to people in colder climates who don't get many chances to eat outside in nice weather and enjoy a slow, relaxing meal, and they could also…

    LiveScience.com
  • Independence Group to buy Sirius Resources for $1.4 billion

    If approved at shareholder meetings in late August, the deal will create a midtier mining company producing commodities ranging from gold to nickel and zinc.

    MarketWatch
  • Mozambique agriculture plan could displace 100,000 farmers: activists

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mozambique is mulling a plan to lease 240,000 hectares of prime farmland to investors to grow crops for export, threatening to displace more than 100,000 local residents, activists and academics said, citing a leaked document. The Lurio River…

    Reuters
  • This is what an astronaut sees during an aborted spaceflight

    Yesterday, SpaceX released footage of a May 6th pad abort test for its Crew Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX was testing the process of ejecting crew members from the spacecraft if anything were to go wrong during takeoff. Following the launch, SpaceX said the test was a success.

    The Verge
  • Colorado city going dark this weekend to help stargazers

    TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — Telluride residents were asked to turn out the lights on Saturday night and early Sunday to help stargazers see the night sky free of light pollution.

    Associated Press
  • What Happens in Your Brain and Body When You Witness Human Kindness

    They observed increased activity in both systems when the participants viewed the moral-elevation videos, but the funny clip didn’t activate either nervous system.

    Yahoo Health
  • How Does Salmonella Get into Sushi?

    Raw tuna is the suspected source of a new outbreak of Salmonella, but how does tuna become contaminated with the bacteria in the first place? Experts say that the Salmonella probably wasn't living on the fish itself, but rather the tuna became contaminated at some point when the food was being…

    LiveScience.com
  • John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that…

    Associated Press
  • Consolidation in seed industry could pressure DuPont Pioneer

    Monsanto and Syngenta posted combined sales of about $31 billion in recent years.

    USA TODAY
  • Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick

    Gene sequencing, once a rare feat, is pretty common these days... but how do you know that your DNA data is up to snuff? As of now, there's an easy way to find out. The National Institute of Standards ...

    Engadget
  • German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets at age 65

    A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good health and having a good chance of survival, German TV network RTL reported on Saturday. The network, which had covered the pregnancy,…

    Reuters
  • Watch astronauts dock with the International Space Station

    The space agency has released a video documenting the Russian Soyuz capsule as it docked with the International Space Station on March 27th. According to Time, the video shows the last 15 minutes of the docking procedure.

    The Verge
  • Do We Really Need GMOs to Feed the World?

    Some corporations say "no," some corporations say "yes." What do the data say?

    Motley Fool
  • Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths

    CHICAGO (AP) — Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).

    Associated Press