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  • Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

    By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - The head doctor fighting an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, one of a growing list of medical workers infected while battling to halt its spread across West Africa. Ebola has killed 632 people across Guinea,…

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  • Apollo 11 Astronauts Meet Obama at White House

    U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the two surviving Apollo 11 astronauts to the White House yesterday (July 22) to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, while their third…

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  • Millions "Rattled" by New Site Releasing Records!

    Your past is now easily searchable online! A new site has made browsing the public records of anyone as easy as entering a name and choosing a state!

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  • This Technology Could Save Endangered Blue Whales From Colliding With Cargo Ships

    Scientists are developing a near-real-time computer model that predicts where endangered blue whales will congregate as they ply the Pacifc Ocean off California. Think of it as a blue whale traffic congestion map. Called WhaleWatch, the program merges the past movements of satellite-tagged blue…

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  • U.S. FDA approves Gilead blood cancer drug Zydelig

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it has approved Gilead Sciences Inc's Zydelig, a drug to treat three types of blood cancer. The FDA approved the use of Zydelig in combination with Roche AG's Rituxan for patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).…

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  • Hacking experts build device to protect cars from cyber attacks

    By Jim Finkle (This July 22 story is refiled to include omitted title for Chris Valasek, paragraph 3) BOSTON (Reuters) - Two security experts who a year ago exposed methods for hacking the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape say they have developed technology that would keep automobiles safe from cyber…

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  • U.S. Midwestern farmers fighting explosion of 'superweeds'

    Resistance to glyphosate, the main ingredient in widely used Roundup herbicide, has reached the point that row crop farmers in the Midwest are struggling to contain an array of weeds, agronomists say. Extreme controls are needed to fight herbicide-resistant weeds in some areas, University of…

    Reuters
  • Bayer Battles New Insecticide Research Affecting 20% of Sales

    Bayer CropSciences' corn seed treatments and flea and tick medicine for pets may be killing birds and bees. The company stands to lose big if the chemical is banned.

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    Why Do Our Hair And Eye Color Change? - DNews

    When babies are born, they're eyes and hair are one color, but change within the first few years of their life! Why do hair and eye colors change? Trace explains the process of inheriting certain traits from your parents, and discusses why the colors change!

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

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  • Weird! Robot 'Emotions' Mirrored by Humans

    Without thinking, humans tend to mimic the facial expressions of others. This empathetic response is so strong that people might even instinctively copy the facial expressions of creepy robots, a new study suggests. Researchers observed how students interacted with a robot made to look like…

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  • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

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  • Northrop Grumman Celebrates Man on the Moon Anew With a New High

    I was a Grummanite 45 years ago, as the Lunar Module landed on the moon, and today Northrop Grumman celebrates this anniversary with a new high ahead of earnings Wednesday.

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  • Elephants Can Outsniff Rats and Dogs

    Elephants are known for their impressively long trunks, but perhaps less well known is the large number of genes that code for their sense smell. "Rats had the record for the largest number of [these] genes," said the study's lead researcher Yoshiihito Niimura, a researcher of molecular evolution…

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  • To Capture the Milky Way, Capture the Landscape

    Mike Taylor is an accomplished landscape astrophotographer and an instructor for night photography and post-processing. As a night photography instructor, I'm always encouraging students to integrate inspiring landscape elements in their photographs to create stunning night-sky compositions. During…

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  • Integrating Into the 'Internet of Things' (Op-Ed)

    Kevin Curran is a reader in Computer Science at the University of Ulster and an IEEE Senior Member. The Internet of Things  (IoT) will allow consumers to interact with nearly every appliance and device they own. We are seeing elements of the IoT in the marketplace already, with home automation…

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  • Millions 'Stunned' By New Website

    New site posts over 37 billion public records online. Anyone can access this information and see what some may be hiding. You may not like findings!

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    Astronaut Sees Israel And Gaza Rocket Fire From Space

    The rapid-fire rocket exchange between Israel and Hamas on Wednesday evening was so bright it could be seen from more than 200 miles above. German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted two images on Wednesday that he took as the International Space Station was flying over Israel and Gaza. The rocket…

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  • Can Apple Health Change Behavior? (Op-Ed)

    As an early adopter of medical technology, I wanted to cheer when I heard Apple had announced its new Health app, which is designed to collect and organize health-related information from other apps on an iPhone. It's "an easy-to-read dashboard" of health and fitness data, such as heart rate, blood…

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  • Can Offshore Wind Farms Help Seals Rather Than Harm Them?

    Now scientists in the U.K. have discovered that wind farms may help seals by attracting a smorgasbord of sea life for them to eat. The researchers followed the travels of GPS-tagged harbor and gray seals at the 88-turbine Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in the U.K., and at the 12-turbine Alpha…

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  • Only Zoo Keepers Get to Feed the Penguins (Op-Ed)

    Nora Beirne, a senior keeper at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  When I went to The College of New Jersey, I was an English major, but I took several pre-med classes. Then, in my senior year, Pat Thomas — associate…

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  • Why Power in the Workplace Makes People Feel They Control Time

    When it comes to time, people in power believe they have more of it at their disposal than others.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • What If Apollo 11 Failed? President Nixon Had Speech Ready

    The entire world was captivated by NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing 45 years ago this week, but at the time, the mission's success was far from certain. In fact, then President Richard Nixon even had a speech ready should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin die on the moon.  In preparation for possible…

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  • Brand New Sleep-Aid Takes Walmart by Storm

    Discover a safe, natural sleep-aid that is helping people of all ages get the best sleep of their life.

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