Science

  • 4-Month Mock Mars Mission Wraps Up in Hawaii Friday

    Six mock Mars mission crewmembers are preparing to come back to the real world at the end of the week.

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  • At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.

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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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  • Schizophrenia has many genetic links, study says

    By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Over 100 locations on the human genome may play a role in a person’s risk of developing schizophrenia, according to a new study. While the results don’t have an immediate effect on those living with the psychiatric disorder, one of the study’s authors…

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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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  • Autism, Bourbon and Lies: Inspiring 'The Brilliance Saga'

    I found myself imagining a world where the 1 in 110 children born with autism have advantages, but not challenges. They were no doubt exceptional, and fascinating, but they weren't quite what I had in mind.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Next Big Superfood Could Be Green And Slimy

    For most people, the thought of algae conjures...

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  • Taller, Fatter, Older: How Humans Have Changed in 100 Years

    Humans are getting taller; Most of the transformations that occur within such a short time period "are simply the developmental responses of organisms to changed conditions," such as differences in nutrition, food distribution, health care and hygiene practices, said Stephen Stearns, a professor of…

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  • Heart Attacks Strike Young Women Harder Than Men

    Women make up one-quarter of heart attack patients among people who are relatively young, but fare worse afterward than their male counterparts — women have longer hospital stays on average, and they are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack, according to a new study. The…

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  • MH17 Plane Crash Site Seen from Space (Photo)

    Satellites have captured images of the scattered debris and charred wreckage from last week's crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board. DigitalGlobe, a Colorado-based company, programmed three of the five Earth-watching satellites in its…

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    How It Happens | Carbon Capture

    To fight against global warming, the world needs to sharply reduce emissions of carbon dioxide gas. A technology called carbon capture and storage can keep the gas out of the environment.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Middle East virus found in air of camel barn

    Researchers in Saudi Arabia said Tuesday they have found genetic traces of the dangerous Middle East respiratory virus, MERS-CoV, in the air of a barn that housed a sick camel. The study in mBio, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology, calls for further research to determine if the…

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  • Late monsoon starts Indian farmer's "journey to hell"

    By Ratnajyoti Dutta SHAMLI India (Reuters) - Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest. Bhura will have to go and work for a big grower to feed his family of six, making 250…

    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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