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  • Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life

    For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life. The newfound planet, called Kepler-186f, was first spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope and…

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  • Why You Shouldn't Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

    In the first comprehensive study of the DNA on dollar bills, New York University researchers identified 3,000 types of bacteria in all—many times more than in previous studies that examined samples under ...

    The Wall Street Journal
  • 74-Yr-Old Outsmarts Doctors. Reduces Her Wrinkles.

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  • Drug Shortages Threaten US Anti-TB Efforts (Op-Ed)

    Shortages of essential medicines increasingly pose a challenge to healthcare in the United States, with the number of shortages nearly tripling from 2007 to 2012. The United States has been a global leader in its efforts to eliminate TB as a public health problem. The majority of TB programs across…

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  • Teen Driving: Loud Talking & Rowdiness Are Risky Distractions

    Although texting and talking on the phone can be hazardous for young drivers, old-fashioned distractions such as loud conversations and rowdy passengers may be more likely to lead to car crashes and other dangerous driving situations, a new study suggests. Teen drivers in the study were six times…

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  • How We Misunderstand 'Innovation'

    That’s why after presenting the bGeigie Layth came up to me and told me about the conflicting reports of cancer rates and depleted uranium in Iraq. We started to devise a plan to connect his NGO with the hackerspace in Iraq called Fikra Space to assist in taking the bGeigie out into Basra for…

    The Atlantic
  • Diagnosis: Broken Medical System. Cure: Complicated (Op-Ed)

    Dr. Linda S. Ellis, M.D., M.J. (Health Law) is an associate professor in the department of medical sciences at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Twenty-five years ago, when I was applying to medical school, I'm fairly certain that joke was told differently. The…

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  • Americans willing to give driverless cars a chance, but wary of brain implants & lab grown meat

    Pew recently released a poll taken in February on Americans' attitudes to three new technologies. And while a small majority are open to traveling in driverless cars — which thus far have proven significantly less accident-prone than human drivers — attitudes towards other innovations like…

  • In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults

    By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men. The advance,…

    Reuters
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    Celebrities and Their Freeloading Friends and Family

    Act 5: From Oprah to Kobe Bryant, the rich and famous have relatives eager to cash in on their success.

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  • South Korea Ferry: How Can a Huge Ship Sink?

    The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink? But from the sinking of the South Korean ferry to the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia to the Titanic, disasters do occur. What caused…

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  • Why Portland Reservoir Was Flushed After Teen Peed in It

    Officials in Portland, Ore., are flushing 38 million gallons of public drinking water after a 19-year-old was caught on camera urinating into an open reservoir on Wednesday (April 16). As expected, the sample came back clean, Jaymee Cuti, a spokeswoman for the Portland Water Bureau, told Live…

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  • Big Data and the Flu: How Wikipedia Can Track Influenza

    By monitoring the number of times people look for flu information on Wikipedia, researchers may be better able to estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study. Researchers created a new data-analysis system that looks at visits to Wikipedia articles, and found the system was able…

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  • Want to See Where Earth's First Cousin Is? Look for the Swan in the Sky

    Kepler-186f is the first Earth-like planet in the habitable zone around its star that scientists have ever found (!). You might even call it "a bubbling cauldron of star birth," as NASA did. 

    The Atlantic
  • About 12 million U.S. outpatients misdiagnosed annually : study

    Roughly 12 million adults who visit U.S. doctors' offices and other outpatient settings, or one in 20, are misdiagnosed every year, a new study has found, and half of those errors could lead to serious harm. The study by a team of Texas-based researchers attempted to estimate how often diagnostic…

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  • One-Step Retinol Treatments For Women Over 50

    The simple way to boost the anti-aging results of this powerful ingredient for younger looking skin in just one step without breaking the bank. 

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    NASA'S SPACE GARDEN

    NEWSMOVIE: NASA has sent a Vegetable Production System to the International Space Station. It is a plant-growing chamber that could grow fresh food for astronauts.

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  • NASA just crashed a satellite into the moon on purpose

    You might remember NASA's LADEE as the satellite where the administration tested a new broadband-fast laser communication system for sending data back to Earth. Now, however, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer is no more, since NASA just crashed the craft into the surface of the…

    Engadget
  • See Jane Evolve: Picture Books Explain Darwin

    Why is natural selection so hard to understand and accept? We might try to teach children about evolution via picture books when kids are still in kindergarten, says Alison Gopnik.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Frigid Winter? Blame 4,000 Years of Wild Jet Streams

    The roaring jet stream, whose swooping winds drove frigid cold in the East and record warmth in the West this winter, first started twisting and turning about 4,000 years ago, according to a new analysis of ancient rainfall records from North America. The study shows the jet stream's plunging…

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  • 2 Foodborne Illnesses Rose in 2013, CDC Finds

    Rates of some foodborne infections rose in the U.S. in 2013, according to a new report that calls for more work to reduce illnesses from eating contaminated food. Last year, the percentage of people sickened with Vibrio bacteria, which can contaminate shellfish, was 32 percent higher than in the…

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  • [video] LED Bulbs: What to Know Before You Buy

    Energy-efficient LED light bulbs have gotten brighter and warmer since the early days of this technology. The best bulbs, although pricey, make colors pop in a way that incandescents can’t. Michael Hsu ...

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  • Comparison Of The Best Travel Credit Cards of 2014

    If you travel frequently, an airline or travel credit card can help save you money. We've researched the best travel credit cards to help you travel.

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