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  • Will ET Be Here Soon? NASA Brings Scientists, Theologians Together To Prepare

    Looking for extraterrestrial life is akin to a search for a cosmic needle-in-a-haystack, as evidenced by the above incredible Hubble Space Telescope image showing approximately 10,000 galaxies.In large part, thanks to NASA's Kepler spacecraft, more than

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  • Next-Generation GMO Seeds Wait for Weed Killer to Win Over EPA

    Selling farmers on a new method of fighting weeds is a two-part proposition: The herbicide is sold along with genetically modified seeds designed to survive the spraying. widely used Roundup Ready crop-and-herbicide combo, with each part of its new product following separate regulatory tracks. The…

    BusinessWeek
  • 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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  • 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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  • Persuasion guru Robert Cialdini's advice for time-pressed executives

    Robert Cialdini has a modest proposal. After all, Professor Cialdini is a persuasion expert and exponent of "persuasion science". Thirty years ago, the psychologist established his credentials when he published the best-seller Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion and became known as the…

    Financial Times
  • NASA's MAVEN successfully enters Martian orbit

    After traveling 442 million miles over the past 10 months, NASA's MAVEN spacecraft made it to the red planet. .@MAVEN2Mars is the 1st mission devoted to exploring Mars’ upper atmosphere in an effort to solve its climate mystery pic.twitter.com/yVEkfhBwN6— NASA (@NASA) September 22, 2014

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  • Spain to repatriate from Sierra Leone priest diagnosed with Ebola

    Spain on Sunday sent a military plane to Sierra Leone to repatriate a Spanish Catholic priest working in the African country who has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the government said. Spain's health ministry said in a statement that Manuel Garcia Viejo, a member of the Hospital Order of San…

    Reuters
  • NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX Make 3D Printing History Today: The First 3D Printer in Space!

    Elon Musk's SpaceX was involved in making 3D printing history at 1:52 a.m. EST today, when its Dragon spacecraft launched on a cargo mission to the International Space Station for NASA with a 3D printer in tow. Not only is this the first 3D printer in space, it will become the first manufacturing…

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  • NASA robotic probe slips into orbit around Mars

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - A NASA robotic spacecraft fired its braking rockets on Sunday, ending a 10-month journey to put itself into orbit around Mars and begin a hunt for the planet’s lost water. After traveling 442 million miles (71 million km), the Mars Atmosphere and…

    Reuters
  • NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Nails Mars 'Orbit Insertion'

    Welcome to Mars, Maven!After an epic 10-month, 442-million mile journey, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has finally reached the red planet.“This was a very big day for MAVEN,” David Mitchell, a project manager for the

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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
  • Jaw-dropping Aurora View Wins 2014 Astronomy Photo Contest

    A bright green aurora reflects off a glacial lake against the backdrop of a snow-covered mountain range in an incredible photo that took home first prize in an astrophotography competition. Representatives of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, have awarded James Woodend — the photographer…

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  • Scientists made a huge discovery about the Big Bang in March. Here's why it was probably wrong.

    Using BICEP2, a telescope located near the South Pole, they said they'd found evidence of gravitational waves — variations in the strength of gravity throughout space that would serve as crucial evidence for part of the Big Bang theory. Physicists everywhere rejoiced, and many predicted that the…

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    There's A Blood Test That Can Diagnose Depression! - DNews

    Depression is a serious mental disorder, but now diagnosing and curing it might be easier than ever! Julian joins DNews today to discuss how there's now a blood test that might be able to detect if someone is depressed!

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  • 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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  • Some Gut Microbes Love Diet Soda... and They're Not the Good Guys

    Consumers are getting increasingly more worried about sugar. That's led to consumption of ever-growing amounts of non-caloric sweeteners such as Equal, Splenda, Sweet'N Low and Stevia. It's a whole-population uncontrolled experiment, long underway, with

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  • Keep Your Pants, and Your Dignity, at the Hospital

    Although the white coats that doctors wear have been scrutinized for their authoritarian look, the open-in-the-back gowns that hospital patients wear, and the effect these gowns have on patients' dignity and state-of-mind while in the hospital, have gone largely unexamined. "There are a number of…

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  • Kinetic sculpture reflects meteor impacts on the moon

    Spectra undulates based on NASA data recorded from May 2006 to May 2014. At first glance, Spectra might seem like your average levitating kinetic sculpture. Laurence Symonds engineered the installation.

    CNET
  • Businesses and investors pressing for green policy

    Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute. The idea, long advocated by policymakers, economists and…

    Associated Press