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  • Possible Mars Mission 'Showstopper': Vision Risks for Astronauts

    Mars may possess a stark and austere beauty, but a manned Red Planet mission will likely not be easy on the eyes. Recently, scientists have begun realizing that spaceflight can cause serious and perhaps permanent vision problems in astronauts. NASA researchers are working hard to understand the…

    SPACE.com
  • China rejections of GMO U.S. corn cost up to $2.9 billion: group

    By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - China's rejections of a banned variety of genetically modified U.S. corn have cost the U.S. agriculture industry up to $2.9 billion, a grain group said on Wednesday in the first estimate on losses from the trade disruptions. The National Grain and Feed…

    Reuters
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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
  • 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
  • Follow the money

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

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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.

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    The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 (26 photos)

    The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 occurred last night, marking the start of an eclipse tetrad - four back-to-back total lunar eclipses - that will happen over the next 18 months. (Live Science). Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr

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  • Diabetes-Related Problems Drop Over Last 2 Decades

    The findings "show that we have come a long way in preventing complications and improving quality of life for people with diabetes," study researcher Edward Gregg, a senior epidemiologist in CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, said in a statement. In fact, the total number of strokes,…

    LiveScience.com
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  • U.S. agencies back DigitalGlobe bid to sell sharper images

    By Warren Strobel and Andrea Shalal TAMPA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. intelligence community has thrown its support behind a bid by commercial space imagery provider DigitalGlobe Inc to sell higher resolution images from its satellites, the leading U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday.…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • M.I.T.’s Alex Pentland: Measuring Idea Flows to Accelerate Innovation

    Alex Pentland says data, sensors and smartphones are opening the door to what he calls “social physics.” It is the subject of his new book, about the implications of being able to monitor and measure the ...

    The New York Times
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    Land Rover Discovery Vision concept (16 photos)

    Unveiled on the deck of the USS Intrepid in New York, the Land Rover Discovery Vision concept offers a preview of where Land Rover will expand its family of SUVs in the years to come. Sleek almost to the point of simple on the outside, the Discovery Vision concept brims with out-there tech ideas,…

    Yahoo Autos
  • Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to…

    Reuters
  • T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana.

    Associated Press
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  • Geologic Wonder: See the Grand Canyon from Space

    Helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon can provide a bird's-eye view of the iconic landmark. But that's nothing compared to what astronauts see as they zip over northern Arizona in the International Space Station. In a new image taken from orbit, the Grand Canyon is visible slicing through the Kaibab…

    LiveScience.com
  • 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…

    LiveScience.com
  • N.Y. Auto Show: Land Rover debuts new Discovery line of SUVs

    Sitting on the deck of the aircraft carrier Intrepid in Manhattan on Monday night, Land Rover’s Discovery Concept SUV previewed much more than just a future vehicle from the historically British brand....

    Los Angeles Times
  • Japanese whaling group intends to resume its hunts

    The group that conducts Japan's whaling says it expects to resume scientific whaling in the Antarctic after this year's hunt was canceled following an order by an international court. Last month's judgment by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered a halt to Japan's decades-old program of…

    Reuters
  • Study Finds No Evidence of Heartbleed Attacks Before the Bug Was Exposed

    Researchers found a way to trace whether attackers have used Heartbleed and found that, since January, nobody was exploiting the bug before its disclosure last week.

    The New York Times
  • Hipster Science: Women Prefer Men With Facial Hair

    The popularity of weird beards and mustaches among young men living in Brooklyn, N.Y., may be more than just a hipster fad. According to a new study, women and men find facial hair most attractive when it is rare. When shown men's faces, men and women study participants consistently rated the faces…

    LiveScience.com
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