Science

  • An asteroid is about to pass so close to Earth that we’ll see it in the sky

    Don't worry, we aren't about to go extinct like the dinosaurs. That said, a 30-meter wide asteroid will be passing Earth so close early next month that we might be able to see it in the sky, NASA  has announced. And it might even hit Earth at some point in 2017. DON’T MISS: The 10 best Super Bowl…

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  • $70/Month Is Too Much For Auto Insurance

    If you drive less than 50 miles per day, there is a way to pay less for auto insurance that few people realize. Are you overpaying?

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  • This graphic shows why North Korea is a real threat to the US

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receives applause as he guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of women’s sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) April 24, 2014. Over the weekend, North Korea earned further worldwide scorn…

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  • Watch: This video will give you a newfound respect for the cockroach

    The cockroach is a deeply unlovable member of the animal kingdom. Not only are these nocturnal pests nearly indestructible, they're also known to spread diseases like dysentery, plague, and leprosy. Anyone who has lived in a cockroach-infested apartment knows how hard they can be to kill.

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  • 'Bionic spinal cord' aims to move robotic limbs with power of thought

    Australian scientists hope a device about the size of a matchstick will one day help people with spinal cord injuries get back on their feet. The device, a stent-electrode recording array or stentrode, could allow patients to control powered body armour, known as exoskeletons, or bionic limbs using…

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  • Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, dog bowls, buckets, flower pots and other spots where water collects inside the houses and yards of the people they bite, insect experts noted Monday.

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    Sought After Feature Coming to Instagram

    The app's newest update now allows users to easily switch between up to 5 different accounts.

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  • Studies Aim to Restore Habitat of Imperiled Northwest Fish

    Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations

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  • Band-Aids for Interstellar Travellers

    First, imagine a starship. Now, imagine you’re on it, cruising out to Alpha Centauri, or some distant speck of light in the great beyond. This starship has a great gym, and great lookout windows too. All is well with your trip until you get a nasty burn on your hand when you spill your Earl Grey…

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  • Biogen joins international effort to share preclinical data

    Biogen has joined an international effort to share early-stage, basic biological research into the causes of disease aimed at helping scientists better develop new drugs. Cambridge-based Biogen (BIIB) is announcing this morning that it’s joining the Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation (or…

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  • S. Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts

    TOKYO (AP) — Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a possible failure. News outlets working in real time jumped on the idea. But it…

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  • Good Washington Snowpack Raises Hopes of Calmer Fire Season

    A federal agency says mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year's drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history

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    Top Super Bowl Twitter Mentions

    Beyonce topped the list after her halftime performance with Coldplay and Bruno Mars.

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  • Flashing night-lights may help lessen jet lag, circadian problems

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Exposing sleeping people to a series of short flashing lights at night might help them adjust more quickly to time zone changes, according to a new U.S. study. In experiments, the technique – which is based on the way non-visual parts of the brain respond to…

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  • Explore the Martian surface with NASA’s Street View-style 360-degree imagery

    Fancy visiting Mars before your ancestors get there? Well, you can. Sort of. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory just uploaded a pretty cool 360-degree view (above) of the Martian surface, allowing you to check out the planet in all its dusty red glory. Captured by the space agency’s Curiosity rover,…

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  • U.S. National Security Agency merging offensive, defensive hacking operations

    By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency on Monday outlined a reorganization that will consolidate its spying and domestic cyber-security operations, despite recommendations by a presidential panel that the agency focus solely on espionage. The NSA said the…

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  • Being sleep-deprived makes people much more likely to give false confessions

    It's a baffling question that has long confounded the criminal justice system. Confessions are powerfully convincing evidence for juries — but false confessions are also relatively common. According to the Innocence Project, one in four people who have been exonerated for crimes they didn't commit…

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  • Weekly Forecast: 7th Feb to 13th Feb 2016

    Aquarius professionals will have to compromise over money offered for the project here. Job holders will be trouble free this time around. Singles with sweet hearts make merry.

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  • India Internet Ruling Blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' Program

    India's government has effectively blocked a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services

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  • North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

    Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles, it now has two satellites circling the Earth,…

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