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  • Maybe This Is The Reason Neanderthals Went Extinct

    Why did the Neanderthals suddenly go extinct 40,000 years ago?We may never know for certain the answer to that provocative question. But a remarkable new study published this month suggests that our prehistoric rivals were done in not by epidemics or climate change -- as some have argued -- but…

    Huffington Post
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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
  • 3Doodler Start is a new low-temperature 3D printing pen designed for kids

    3Doodler — the company behind the handheld 3D printing pen of the same name — has just pulled the curtain back on it’s newest creation: a 3D printing pen designed specifically for children. The pen, dubbed the 3Doodler Start, performs the exact same function as 3Doodler’s previous products, but…

    Digital Trends
  • 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
  • A New Brain Implant Could Move Your Limbs With Nothing but Your Thoughts

    The quest to give patients with paralysis the ability to walk is on the verge of a breakthrough.

    Mic
  • In a Tight Spot? Robo-Roach Can Flatten Itself to Help

    Robots that mimic the way cockroaches can scuttle through teeny-tiny cracks might one day help first responders locate and rescue disaster victims trapped in debris, researchers say. Specifically, the researchers have patterned robots after insects for decades — after all, insects are some of the…

    LiveScience.com
  • This Bacterium Acts Like a One-Cell Eyeball

    Your eye is an inch-wide orb that detects light by focusing it onto a retina with a lens. Now, we know that a freshwater bacterium called Synechocystis does virtually the same thing, even though it’s 10,000 times smaller and consists of just a single, spherical cell. When light hits the cell, it…

    The Atlantic
  • Watch: This video will give you a newfound respect for the cockroach

    The cockroach is a deeply unlovable member of the animal kingdom. Not only are these nocturnal pests nearly indestructible, they're also known to spread diseases like dysentery, plague, and leprosy. Anyone who has lived in a cockroach-infested apartment knows how hard they can be to kill.

    Vox.com
  • Obama Seeks Cybersecurity Boost to Replace 'Ancient' Tech

    President Barack Obama warns that the federal government is relying on archaic computer systems to protect reams of critical data from cyberattacks, as he announces a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity

    ABC News
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    Sought After Feature Coming to Instagram

    The app's newest update now allows users to easily switch between up to 5 different accounts.

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  • S. Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts

    TOKYO (AP) — Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a possible failure. News outlets working in real time jumped on the idea. But it…

    Associated Press
  • New Dog IQ Test Could Provide Clues To Dementia

    Man's best friend could help unlock clues when it comes to human intelligence and even give us a better understanding of dementia, researchers believe. A new study says that we might be able to measure canine intelligence with an IQ test similar to the ones for humans.Researchers at the London…

    Huffington Post
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    Supermarkets of the Future

    ABC News' Tina Trinh explores the technology being introduced at supermarkets to make for speedier checkouts and smarter stores overall!

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  • 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
  • 'Moon Glint' Magic: Astronaut's Photo Reveals Dreamy Patterns

    When an astronaut aboard the International Space Station trained a camera on a picturesque view of the northern Mediterranean Sea, the space flyer instead captured a unique effect created by the reflection of the moon on the surface of the water. The astronaut's "moon glint" photo shows the…

    LiveScience.com
  • Flashing night-lights may help lessen jet lag, circadian problems

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Exposing sleeping people to a series of short flashing lights at night might help them adjust more quickly to time zone changes, according to a new U.S. study. In experiments, the technique – which is based on the way non-visual parts of the brain respond to…

    Reuters
  • Band-Aids for Interstellar Travellers

    First, imagine a starship. Now, imagine you’re on it, cruising out to Alpha Centauri, or some distant speck of light in the great beyond. This starship has a great gym, and great lookout windows too. All is well with your trip until you get a nasty burn on your hand when you spill your Earl Grey…

    The Atlantic
  • 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
  • Biogen joins international effort to share preclinical data

    Biogen has joined an international effort to share early-stage, basic biological research into the causes of disease aimed at helping scientists better develop new drugs. Cambridge-based Biogen (BIIB) is announcing this morning that it’s joining the Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation (or…

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