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  • Centipede Bursts from Snake's Stomach

    A group of researchers stumbled upon a grisly scene during a field study in Macedonia last year: a dead nose-horned viper with a centipede's head sticking out of its ruptured abdomen. The unfortunate nose-horned viper (Vipera ammodytes) was a young female that stretched about 2 inches longer than…

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  • Africa's hunger for data sends satellites into orbit

    By Helen Nyambura-Mwaura JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa's demand for bandwidth is doubling every year, outpacing the laying of terrestrial telecom fibre links and encouraging commercial satellite operators to launch more units into orbit. The arrival of submarine cables on Africa's eastern shore…

    Reuters
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  • Pill developed to fight measles passes key test in animals

    In the study, all of the ferrets were infected with canine distemper virus, which is closely related to measles. "The emergence of strong antiviral immunity in treated animals is particularly encouraging, since it suggests that the drug may not only save an infected individual from disease but…

    Reuters
  • Follow the money

    Coming off of Q1, the fund industry has seen decent flows in both the equity and bond markets.

    Big Data Download
  • The 50 Fastest Growing Online Jobs

    This year, online employers are looking for workers skilled in mobile development and 3D technologies, new research shows.

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  • How Chinese offshore data became interactive

    Behind a simple display was months of concerted work by journalists in at least ten countries.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Japanese Internet firms offer something new: high returns

    By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Some Japanese Internet companies are getting a boost from foreign investors as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes for an elusive strength his country's firms are not known for - high returns. After a slow start, the index is attracting attention after Japan's…

    Reuters
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  • Ancient shark discovery may rewrite our evolutionary history

    Evolutionary biologists have theorized specifically that the creatures' respiratory systems, fed by efficient gills, were present in the species since they first diverged on Earth more than 400 million years ago. A study of the 325 million year old "shark-like" creature, published in scientific…

    The Verge
  • Watch Live: Scientists Explore a Mysterious Deep-Sea World

    This month, you can fly along the Gulf of Mexico seafloor and explore a strange ecosystem fueled by chemicals instead of sunlight, all from your computer. The journey to the deep sea comes courtesy of a remotely operated vehicle and camera sled that will send back live video to the Okeanos…

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  • Woman's Ear Reattached with Help of Leeches

    A 19-year-old woman who lost her ear to a dog attack got it back with the help of a few leeches. While plastic surgeons are trained to reattach severed organs, these reattachments are simplest when the cut is clean and sharp — as from a kitchen knife, Dr. Stephen Sullivan, a plastic surgeon at…

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  • Alleged Grave-Robbing Cannibal Brothers Arrested — Again

    Two brothers in Pakistan — Mohammad Arif and Farman Aliwere — were reportedly arrested in 2011 on charges of digging up about 100 graves and stealing the bodies, which they later allegedly consumed, according to NBC News. "We got news this morning that they are up to their old ways," Chief…

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  • Insight: In green car race, Toyota adds muscle with fuel-cell launch

    By Norihiko Shirouzu, Paul Lienert and Yoko Kubota TOYOTA CITY, Japan/IRVINE, California (Reuters) - In 1997, Toyota caught its competitors by surprise with the revolutionary Prius, the first commercially successful gasoline-electric hybrid car. Toyota Motor Corp will next year launch a…

    Reuters
  • Researchers: Exercise could make your skin look younger

    Researchers have discovered yet another benefit of exercise: It not only helps skin look younger, but may even reverse skin aging in those who begin exercising later in life.

    The Week (RSS)
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  • Mars Puts on Dazzling Show for Amateur Astronomers (Photos)

    A cosmic alignment between Earth and Mars is giving stargazers eye-popping views of the Red Planet.

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  • Vermont steps closer to passing GMO food-labeling law

    The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Unlike bills passed last year in Maine and Connecticut, which require other states to pass GMO labeling laws before they can…

    Reuters
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    Google Targeting Project Ara Modular Phone

    The smartphone would allow people to swap out physical components as easily as you can download a new app.

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  • The Future of Streaming Music

    "If the recording industry has its way, music ownership will give way to a model completely based on access, but with an important shift. Like many other modern industries, the recording industry is doubling down on big data, giving their catalogs to the coders, and betting on a future of…

    The Atlantic
  • Mad at Your Spouse? Low Blood Sugar May Be to Blame

    Spouses who are feeling "hangry," and have low blood sugar levels that could explain their feeling both hungry and angry, may be more likely to be aggressive to each other, according to a new study. In the study, the lower the participants' glucose levels were, the more pins they inserted into the…

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  • Read This Article Again In 2064

    For example, we still haven't eliminated childbirth by inventing designer babies grown in artificial wombs, a prediction the science editor of LIFE magazine made 50 years ago.  But that same editor surmised we'd be able to grow complete human organs from cell tissue in laboratories, and most…

    The Atlantic
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