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  • Odd Cause of Gaping Siberian Holes Possibly Found

    In mid-July, reindeer herders stumbled across a crater that was approximately 260 feet (80 meters) wide, on the Yamal Peninsula, whose name means "end of the world," The Siberian Times reported. Russian scientists have launched an investigation to find out more. "My personal opinion is it's some…

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  • Otzi 'The Iceman' Had Heart Disease Genes

    Ötzi the Iceman, a well-preserved mummy discovered in the Alps, may have had a genetic predisposition to heart disease, new research suggests. The new finding may explain why the man — who lived 5,300 years ago, stayed active and certainly didn't smoke or wolf down processed food in front of the TV…

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  • Your History is Available Online, Take a Look!

    A new website reveals everyone's past online. Looking through someone's records is as easy as searching a Name and State!

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  • Bionic eyes to supercomputers: Inside Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore is reaching out to private industry, as the race is on for top talent and ideas to solve pressing issues including national security, biomedicine and clean energy. Among those leading ...

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  • Fly Fido to the moon in space send off for deceased pets

    By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas company is offering a unique send off for beloved pets by placing a portion of their cremated remains in a capsule and blasting them off into space. Celestis Inc, which has provided memorial space flights for human remains since 1997, will launch its first…

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    Insect Farms: Investors See Big Profits in Thinking Small (10 photos)

    When it comes to resolving a big global food problem, a new breed of farmers and their financial backers are thinking small. Work on the world's largest fly farm has begun in South Africa after the European firm behind the project won much-needed funding from investors, propelling the use of…

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  • Birthday Binging Linked to More Hospital Admissions

    For many young people, birthday celebrations are synonymous with heavy drinking, but such binging at raucous parties can make birthdays a particularly bad day for your health, according to a new study from Canada. The results show that excessive drinking — often referred to as binge drinking —…

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  • New Rosetta Images Show Bright Neck of Probe's Target Comet

    Photos of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured by the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission reveal the comet's "neck." The pictures suggest that something interesting is going on in the connecting link between the smaller head and the larger body of the comet. "The only thing we know for sure…

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  • Tycoon Worth $62.9 Billion Shares Money Secret

    This billionaire investing wizard has a dead-simple system for making money you can start using today.

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  • [video] Oracle bridging the digital divide: Chairman

    Jeffrey Henley, Oracle chairman, discusses the company's participation in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education program and its focus to inspire and empower young people in the ...

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  • How to Help Stop Industrial Agriculture from Killing the Monarch Butterfly

    “It’s scary,” said Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. Urbanization, deforestation and forest degradation in the monarch’s wintering grounds, extreme weather conditions, and decreases in the abundance of milkweed have all been implicated in the dramatic decline…

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  • Taxis, planes and viruses: How deadly Ebola can spread

    By Kate Kelland LONDON, (Reuters) - For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it's not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread. So far, authorities have taken no action to limit international…

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    Lack Of Sleep Can Create False Memories! - DNews

    Sleep is incredibly important, and a lack of it could have some serious consequences! Join Laci as she discusses how sleep deprivation could lead to the creation of false memories!

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  • Book Talk: Paull's 'The Bees' looks at life inside the hive

    By Verity Watkins LONDON (Reuters) - Three years ago playwright Laline Paull began to notice bees in her garden in Sussex, southeast England. Her interest was inspired by the death of a beekeeping friend. “Angie had breast cancer, and she wasn’t going to make it. I was awed at her graciousness in…

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  • U.S. FDA panel reviews Baxter immune therapy's long-term safety

    By Toni Clarke Washington (Reuters) - Advisors to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will meet on Thursday to discuss the relative risks and benefits of Baxter International Inc's experimental treatment for certain hereditary disorders of the immune system. The FDA on Wednesday posted its…

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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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  • Lead in teeth holds secrets of person's origins, research shows

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The lead in human teeth holds clues about where a person grew up and can help criminal investigators and archaeologists working with old or decomposed corpses, according to a University of Florida researcher. Because lead ore deposits around the world…

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  • Airbus, Safran name Alain Charmeau to run space joint venture

    Airbus Group and Safran on Wednesday named Alain Charmeau as the head of a new venture designed to reorganize Europe's space launch activities. The two companies said in June they had agreed to create a 50-50 joint venture in space launchers, combining Airbus's launch systems with Safran's…

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  • Blood Test Predicts Suicide Risk, Study Suggests

    A new gene linked to suicide risk has been discovered, and researchers say the finding could lead to a blood test that predicts a person's risk of attempting suicide. The scientists found that a genetic mutation, in a gene called SKA2, was more common among the people who died by suicide. "We have…

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  • Going Out with a (Big) Bang: Final ATV Cargo Ship Space Station-Bound

    Europe's line of space freighters is going out with a (big) bang. Christened the "Georges Lemaître" after the Belgian priest and astronomer who proposed what became the Big Bang theory of the universe's origin, the final European Space Agency (ESA) Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) lifted offTuesday…

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  • 23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

    Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build survey tools and expand its gene database. With these funds from NIH, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the company intends to use its…

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  • UPDATE 2-NCAA to settle head injury suit with $70 million fund

    (Corrects amount of NFL settlement) By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) - The NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit by providing $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former student athletes in a move expected to change the way such injuries are handled…

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  • 7 Things Every Woman Should Know About Lady Parts

    Every woman is different, but in some ways they are more similar than you might think. Here are a few things that every woman needs to know.

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