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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,…

    Reuters
  • Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer

    Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said Wednesday that hunting for traces of pollution from distant worlds could provide the answer. Under certain conditions, astronomers in the next decade might be able to detect the presence of an industrialized alien…

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  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

    The wrong questions can tank even the best interview. Here are five questions you should never ask in a job interview.

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  • US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

    HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.

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  • The Big Picture: Exobiotanica, a bonsai tree in space

    This is "Exobiotanica Botanical Space Flight," the latest project from Japanese artist Makoto Azuma. In tandem with JP Aerospace, self-described as " America's Other Space Program," ...

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  • Happy Birthday, Landsat: Space Science Project Turns 42

    The Landsat 1 satellite, a joint project of NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, flew into orbit on July 23, 1972, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The camera was designed to be the primary observation instrument, according to NASA, but scientists soon discovered that the scanner was…

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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
  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • Blue Whales Roam Dangerously Close to Shipping Lanes

    The feeding grounds of blue whales along the U.S. West Coast overlap dangerously with shipping lanes, placing the behemoths in danger of collisions with ships, researchers say. Blue whales, along with many other whales, became endangered due to commercial whaling. For instance, in 2008, five dead…

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  • Morning People Are More Likely to Lie to Their Bosses in the Afternoon

    It's that morning people are more ethical in the morning, but evening people are more ethical in the evening,” says Sunita Sah, a co-author of the study and an assistant professor of business ethics at Georgetown University. For example, when Daylight Savings Time goes into effect and people lose…

    The Atlantic
  • 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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  • 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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  • New Widgets Let You Snap, Crackle … and Think

    Now, let's think about our physical world versus the digital one in which many of us spend most of our creative time. At its most basic, how we use a margin space is an extension of our thinking into the physical world.

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  • Monsanto Should Lose Some Battles to Win the War Over GMOs

    No company wants to endure the market and political risk of being among the “most hated” in the world. Also, who would not rather work for a company that is loved, rather than hated—especially if you believe that you’re helping to solve world hunger (as Monsanto believes it is doing)? Here are…

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    Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan

    The Progress 56 cargo ship launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday. NASA says it will deliver cargo and crew supplies to the International Space Station. (July 23)

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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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  • Political Polarization? Sure, But Study Reveals Hope (Op-Ed)

    Seth Shulman is a senior staff writer at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a veteran science journalist and author of six books. This op-ed, and Shulman's other Got Science? Columns, can be found on the UCS website. New data from the Pew Research Center reveal some illuminating — and…

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  • Capitol Citizen Living Portraits: Peeta Mellark

    Capitol Couture has been waiting eagerly for the next wave of incredible images of our cherished elite, and here they are!

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