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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
  • 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
  • Maths link to future locust dispersal

    A mathematical model of locust swarms could help in the development of new strategies to control their devastating migration, according to British researchers. Mathematicians at the universities of Bath, Warwick, and Manchester analyzed the movements of different group sizes of locusts that had…

    Reuters
  • Your Brain May Work Differently in Winter Than Summer

    Researchers found that when people in the study did certain cognitive tasks, the ways that the brain utilizes its resources to complete those tasks changed with the seasons. Although people's actual performance on the cognitive tasks did not change with the seasons, "the brain activity for the…

    LiveScience.com
  • Einstein’s theory about gravitational waves could be confirmed tomorrow

    Many in the scientific community think that scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, collaboration are going to say that they've proven the existence of gravitational waves in our Universe. Gravitational waves are ripples in space-time — the four-dimensional…

    The Verge
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  • New cotton candy-inspired technique is helping scientists build artificial capillaries

    Cotton candy may be a distant carnival memory for most of us, but for one bioengineer, the sweet treat might hold the key to the future of artificial organ creation. Leon Bellan is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and his Vanderbilt University team has succeeded in using a…

    Digital Trends
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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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  • Indian scientists express doubt over meteorite death attribution

    By Andrew MacAskill NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian scientists have expressed doubt that a man in the southern state of Tamil Nadu was the first person to have been confirmed killed by a meteorite strike, as the state's top official has declared. "It cannot be a meteorite," he said.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • North Korea satellite in stable orbit: U.S. official

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A satellite launched by North Korea at the weekend has now stabilized in its orbit around the Earth in a step forward from a launch in 2012, a U.S. official and a second source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The satellite was initially tumbling in…

    Reuters
  • 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
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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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  • How special needs students can benefit from STEM education

    As STEM3  joins a growing number of public, charter, and private institutions that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, education researchers have found that such specialty schools have exceptional benefits for not only those with special needs but also minority and…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • At-Home Full Genome-Sequencing Is Now Just A Spit Tube Away

    DNA sequencing startup Sure Genomics wants to help you learn about your entire genome at the click of a button. Today, the startup opened up an at-home service to the public, enabling consumers to get their full DNA sequence with a single saliva test.Some of the bigger companies in the personal…

    TechCrunch
  • Climate change will make westbound transatlantic flights longer: study

    Flights from Europe to North America will take slightly longer and nudge up airline fuel costs if climate change strengthens high altitude winds as widely expected, a study said on Wednesday. The headwind into a stronger jet stream should lengthen westbound flights by about five minutes, slightly…

    Reuters
  • What Caused This Weird Crack to Appear in Michigan?

    A strange and sudden buckling of the earth in Michigan five years ago is now being explained as a limestone bulge, researchers reported today (Feb. 9). The upheaved rock and soil was discovered after a deep boom thundered through the forest near Birch Creek on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, north of…

    LiveScience.com
  • Obama’s budget would kill costly plutonium disposition project

    But the administration’s second attempt faces familiar political opposition

    Center for Public Integrity