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  • 5 Unanswered Questions About Jesus

    As Christians worldwide gather for Easter to celebrate their belief in the death and rebirth of Jesus, researchers continue to delve into the mysteries that surround the man. The following are five questions about Jesus that, for now, at least, remain unanswered. In 2008, astronomer Dave Reneke…

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  • 5 Things to Know About Alien Planet Kepler-186f, 'Earth's Cousin'

    A newly discovered planet nicknamed "Earth's cousin" has just been found 490 light-years from Earth. The planet, called Kepler-186f, is the first Earth-size planet found in the habitable zone of its star. Only about 10 percent larger than Earth, Kepler-186f is the closest planet to Earth in size…

    SPACE.com
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  • NASA sending Google's Project Tango smartphone to space to improve flying robots

    An experimental NASA robot could get a big upgrade thanks to Google. The two parties have been working together to integrate Google's Project Tango smartphone prototype — which can detect and map the world around it using a series of sensors — onto NASA's SPHERES — brightly colored,…

    The Verge
  • Pot of Gold: Innovation Helps Cannabis Industry Flourish

    DENVER — The legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado is turning an underground industry into a big business — and ushering in innovations in everything from genetics to growing methods. "Every single day, someone is reinventing the wheel, so to speak," said Scott Reach, a cannabis…

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    Celebrities and Their Freeloading Friends and Family

    Act 5: From Oprah to Kobe Bryant, the rich and famous have relatives eager to cash in on their success.

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  • Teen Driving: Loud Talking & Rowdiness Are Risky Distractions

    Although texting and talking on the phone can be hazardous for young drivers, old-fashioned distractions such as loud conversations and rowdy passengers may be more likely to lead to car crashes and other dangerous driving situations, a new study suggests. Teen drivers in the study were six times…

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  • Moore Equals Less in Global Warming Denial

    A former Greenpeace activist is a leading denier of the influence of humans on global warming, but his arguments fall short.

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  • Golden eagle found in Wyo. tied for second-oldest

    SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A golden eagle that was apparently electrocuted near Sheridan was more than 30 years old, which ties the record for second-oldest in the species that has ever been tagged in North America, Wyoming wildlife officials said.

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  • Big Data and the Flu: How Wikipedia Can Track Influenza

    By monitoring the number of times people look for flu information on Wikipedia, researchers may be better able to estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study. Researchers created a new data-analysis system that looks at visits to Wikipedia articles, and found the system was able…

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  • South Korea Ferry: How Can a Huge Ship Sink?

    The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink? But from the sinking of the South Korean ferry to the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia to the Titanic, disasters do occur. What caused…

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  • Why You Shouldn't Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

    In the first comprehensive study of the DNA on dollar bills, New York University researchers identified 3,000 types of bacteria in all—many times more than in previous studies that examined samples under ...

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Want to See Where Earth's First Cousin Is? Look for the Swan in the Sky

    Kepler-186f is the first Earth-like planet in the habitable zone around its star that scientists have ever found (!). You might even call it "a bubbling cauldron of star birth," as NASA did. 

    The Atlantic
  • Why Portland Reservoir Was Flushed After Teen Peed in It

    Officials in Portland, Ore., are flushing 38 million gallons of public drinking water after a 19-year-old was caught on camera urinating into an open reservoir on Wednesday (April 16). As expected, the sample came back clean, Jaymee Cuti, a spokeswoman for the Portland Water Bureau, told Live…

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    Can Men Suffer From Postpartum Depression? - Discovery News

    Postpartum Depression is a type of depression that is experienced by new moms. It can last months, and even years! Can fathers experience this too? Laci discusses why young men might want to wait to have children.

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  • Are You Wondering What Your Current Car is Worth?

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  • [video] LED Bulbs: What to Know Before You Buy

    Energy-efficient LED light bulbs have gotten brighter and warmer since the early days of this technology. The best bulbs, although pricey, make colors pop in a way that incandescents can’t. Michael Hsu ...

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  • How We Misunderstand 'Innovation'

    That’s why after presenting the bGeigie Layth came up to me and told me about the conflicting reports of cancer rates and depleted uranium in Iraq. We started to devise a plan to connect his NGO with the hackerspace in Iraq called Fikra Space to assist in taking the bGeigie out into Basra for…

    The Atlantic
  • Stem cells cloned from human adults may lead to patient-specific medical treatment

    A team of scientists have used cloning methods to produce stem cells from the skin cells of adult patients. The DNA was then fused with human eggs donated by four adult women. This marks only the second time human stem cells have been cloned, and the first time cells from an adult have been…

    The Verge
  • See Jane Evolve: Picture Books Explain Darwin

    Why is natural selection so hard to understand and accept? We might try to teach children about evolution via picture books when kids are still in kindergarten, says Alison Gopnik.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Frigid Winter? Blame 4,000 Years of Wild Jet Streams

    The roaring jet stream, whose swooping winds drove frigid cold in the East and record warmth in the West this winter, first started twisting and turning about 4,000 years ago, according to a new analysis of ancient rainfall records from North America. The study shows the jet stream's plunging…

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  • Defining the 'Waters of the United States' (Op-Ed)

    Greg Munson is the former General Counsel and Deputy Secretary at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is changing a key provision in the Clean Water Act (CWA) rules, with widespread impacts expected around the country. On March 25,…

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  • PCH Winner Could Take Home $7,000 a Week for Life

    NBC will announce a Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize winner soon so be sure to get your free entry at PCH.com today!

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