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  • This graphic shows why North Korea is a real threat to the US

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receives applause as he guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of women’s sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) April 24, 2014. Over the weekend, North Korea earned further worldwide scorn…

    Business Insider
  • An asteroid is about to pass so close to Earth that we’ll see it in the sky

    Don't worry, we aren't about to go extinct like the dinosaurs. That said, a 30-meter wide asteroid will be passing Earth so close early next month that we might be able to see it in the sky, NASA  has announced. And it might even hit Earth at some point in 2017. DON’T MISS: The 10 best Super Bowl…

    BGR News
  • Studies Aim to Restore Habitat of Imperiled Northwest Fish

    Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations

    ABC News
  • Lives at risk unless WHO reforms, U.N. report says

    The World Health Organization needs urgent reform to boost its ability to respond to crises, and failure to act now could cost thousands of lives, according to an advance copy of a high-level U.N. report. The report, entitled "Protecting Humanity from Future Health Crises", is the latest in a…

    Reuters
  • Ravens are smart enough to feel paranoid

    The birds show cognitive processes previously thought to belong exclusively to humans: the ability to imagine being spied on.

    CNET
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    Top Super Bowl Twitter Mentions

    Beyonce topped the list after her halftime performance with Coldplay and Bruno Mars.

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  • Being sleep-deprived makes people much more likely to give false confessions

    It's a baffling question that has long confounded the criminal justice system. Confessions are powerfully convincing evidence for juries — but false confessions are also relatively common. According to the Innocence Project, one in four people who have been exonerated for crimes they didn't commit…

    Vox.com
  • Weekly Forecast: 7th Feb to 13th Feb 2016

    Aquarius professionals will have to compromise over money offered for the project here. Job holders will be trouble free this time around. Singles with sweet hearts make merry.

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  • NASA’s new space tourism posters are spellbinding

    Today, Seattle design firm Invisible Creature — which has done work for clients like Nike, Seattle Weekly, Target, and many more — released three gorgeous new space-themed travel posters commissioned by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a 2016 calendar that will be given to NASA staff,…

    The Verge
  • India Internet Ruling Blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' Program

    India's government has effectively blocked a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services

    ABC News
  • Mobile Payments App Venmo Suffers Post-Super Bowl Outage

    It's safe to say Super Bowl Sunday was one of the busier nights for mobile payments app Venmo but we'll let you draw your own conclusions as to why.

    ABC News
  • Obama: North Korea rocket launch concerning but not a surprise

    U.S. President Barack Obama said he was concerned but not surprised about North Korea's rocket launch over the weekend, saying his administration is pressing China and working with South Korea to pressure North Korea's regime and block its efforts. In an interview aired on Monday, Obama told CBS he…

    Reuters
  • Whooping Cough Booster Wears Off in Teens

    A booster vaccine aimed at protecting teens against whooping cough may wear off over time, a new study suggests. In the study, researchers looked at about 1,200 cases of whooping cough (also called pertussis) that occurred among a population of about 280,000 teens in California between January 2006…

    LiveScience.com
  • Turnbull to give preschoolers AU$8m to build STEM skills

    The federal government has allocated AU$8 million of its AU$110 million STEM funding to help children aged three to six gain skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to encourage interest in pursuing careers in those sectors.

    ZDNet
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    Firewatch Review

    Senior Gaming Editor Kyle Orland reviews Firewatch, a game by Campo Santo.

    Ars Technica
  • Meet the ‘rented white coats’ who defend toxic chemicals

    Litigation and regulation in the U.S. increasingly are being influenced by corporate-funded research

    Center for Public Integrity
  • See an astronaut's view of Super Bowl 50 from orbit

    While the Super Bowl is a big spectacle down on Earth, it's a mere speck from the International Space Station.

    CNET
  • Internet unsure if ancient Greek 'laptop' is a Mac or a PC

    Commentary: The Internet is in a tizzy over a Greek carving from 100 B.C. that resembles an open laptop, and CNET writer Amanda Kooser wants to believe.

    CNET