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  • This Note from My Son's Teacher Went Too Far

    He did the required reading on his reading log and completed the reading worksheet, but what his mom failed to do was sign off on it. I get that my son’s teacher wants parents invested in checking off the completion of every assignment.

    Yahoo Parenting
  • Reborn Space Telescope Makes Major Discovery

    Call it the comeback of the year.Last year, equipment failure caused NASA to deem its $600-million Kepler space telescope irreparable. But since then, astronomers and engineers devised an ingenious way to repurpose Kepler, whose mission has been to scour the cosmos in search of Earthlike planets.…

    Huffington Post
  • Top Execs of 2014: Scott Seymour, GenCorp

    Scott Seymour, CEO and president, GenCorp Inc. Age: 63 Looking back With Scott Seymour at the helm, GenCorp Inc. became the region's largest publicly traded company when it acquired Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in June 2013. The merger — which created Aerojet Rocketdyne — enabled two of the country's…

    American City Business Journals
  • Ten years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the 'last mile'

    By Aubrey Belford BANGKOK (Reuters) - In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster. As an 8.6-magnitude quake struck at sea,…

    Reuters
  • The International Space Station is now making 3D-printed tools

    It's official: you can "upload" tools to space. Following its earlier test run, the International Space Station has used 3D printing to make a ratchet based on instructions sent from Earth. It's ...

    Engadget
  • SPONSORED POST: A Q&A with Architect Michael Chen

    Inspired by BP Gasoline with Invigorate®, The Next Mile explores the stories of trends, products and people who go a little farther than the norm. The series is a collaboration between BP Fuels and Vox Creative. We recently sat down...

    Curbed Detroit
  • UK centres named in cancer-fighting DNA project

    The government on Monday named 11 NHS centres that will lead a project to map 100,000 DNA code sequences in the fight against cancer and rare inherited diseases. More than 75,000 patients are expected to participate in the three-year scheme to collect and sequence the human genomes, including some…

    AFP
  • Mmm! Unraveling the Chemistry of Christmas Cookies

    It's Christmas cookie time, and everyone's got a recipe or two they swear by, whether their loyalties lie with frosted sugar cookies or gently spiced gingerbread. "Cookies are actually really complicated," said Jeff Potter, the author of "Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks and Good Food"…

    LiveScience.com
  • Woodlawn High Grade Assays and New Massive Sulphide Intercepts

    Untitled Document Assay Results: WNDD0006: 5.6m @ 13.3% Zn, 0.7% Cu, 5.4% Pb, 1.2g/t Au, 26g/t Ag from 626m (I Lens) WNDD0006: 4.0m @ 4.8% Zn, 0.5% Cu, 0.2% Pb, 14g/t Ag from 679m (I Lens) WNDD0006: 8.1m ...

    Accesswire
  • Open Is The New Tack: IBM, Google Using OpenPOWER To Advance Intel Alternatives

    Intel builds the guts of most cloud and enterprise servers and remains without materially significant challengers, but that doesn't keep the competitors from trying. As I recently detailed, Intel's performance and market lead, while real, can't be taken for granted. With a 64-bit, VM-ready…

    Forbes
  • Can the blood of Ebola survivors create a cure?

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - For months, Vanderbilt University researcher Dr. James Crowe has been desperately seeking access to the blood of U.S. Ebola survivors, hoping to extract the proteins that helped them overcome the deadly virus for use in new, potent drugs. His efforts finally…

    Reuters
  • Ursid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: How to See It

    The Ursid meteor shower peaks tonight, and it should be a great show. When skywatchers think of meteor showers during the month of December, the Geminid shower (which peaked earlier this month) usually comes to mind. Even if you can't see tonight's meteor shower due to light pollution or bad…

    SPACE.com
  • Experience William Boyd's The Vanishing Game

    Join Alec Dunbar as he fights to survive every twist, turn, and act of treachery in #TheVanishingGame.

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  • Germany to step up bird flu testing after new cases discovered

    HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany will on Monday announce compulsory testing of ducks and geese for bird flu before slaughtering after two more cases of the H5N8 strain of the disease were discovered, the country's agriculture ministry said. A new regulation forcing all ducks and geese to be tested for…

    Reuters
  • How This Stronger-Than-Steel Material Could Change the World

    Graphene is 200 times stronger than steel, lighter than paper and razor-thin. If you haven't heard of it yet, you will.

    Entrepreneur
  • Check Out This British Crowdfunding Campaign To Send A Rocket To Drill On The Moon

    The most inspirational mission to the moon since the Apollo landings.

    Business Insider
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  • Lonely Little Galaxy Discovered By International Team Of Astronomers

    The Milky Way's neighborhood is a bit more crowded than we thought.Using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a Russian-American team of astronomers has discovered an isolated dwarf galaxy about 7 million light-years away from our galaxy. Dubbed KKs3, the "dwarf spheroidal" galaxy is located in…

    Huffington Post
  • Déjà Vu All Over Again: This Man Relived Every New Moment

    Trapped in a time loop: That's how one man felt because of his recurring déjà vu episodes. Unlike the vague, fleeting sensation most people experience in déjà vu, his episodes were persistent and long. "Rather than simply the unsettling feelings of familiarity which are normally associated with…

    LiveScience.com
  • Crazy Image Shows What North America Would Look Like On Jupiter

    Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar...

    Business Insider