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  • Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed

    In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood. Now, a new report finds that tree rings in those…

    LiveScience.com
  • What Happiness Might Have To Do With Your Genes

    By Kelly Dickerson, Staff Writer Published: 07/28/2014 06:24 PM EDT on LiveScience One secret to happiness may lie in genes, a new study suggests. Denmark and other Scandinavian countries regularly top world happiness rankings, and while many factors influence happiness, genetics may play a larger…

    Huffington Post45 mins ago
  • New Site UnMasks Anyone's Past Online!

    A new website makes it easy for anyone to search through anyone's records online. It's as simple as typing in a name and picking a state.

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  • Happy 56th Birthday, NASA!

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is such a part of our lives that it’s hard to image it not existing. But on July 29, 1958, Congress and the President moved to make NASA a reality.

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  • Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes: study

    Ditching handshakes in favor of more informal fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a study released on Monday. The study in the American Journal of Infection Control found that fist bumps, where two people briefly press the top of their closed fists…

    Reuters
  • How Visuals Can Help Deaf Children 'Hear'

    John Varrasi is a senior staff writer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The Cooper Union in New York City is combining engineering and acoustics to create a unique learning environment for deaf and hearing-impaired schoolchildren. The college has installed an interactive…

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  • Kids with Pets More Likely to Avoid Meat

    Those children who have formed attachments to their pets may develop empathy toward other animals, too, which can result in greater avoidance of eating meat, the researchers suggested. "Once an individual feels empathy toward animals, it makes it harder to eat animals," study author Hank…

    LiveScience.com
  • Australia's overseas architects honored with 2014 International Architecture Awards

    The Australian Institute of Architects' International Area Committee has announced the winners of the 2014 International Architecture Awards, celebrating the work of Australian architects abroad.

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  • At Malaysia Airlines Crash Site, Parents Seek Answers

    The chaos that followed the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has added to the worry that families will never learn exactly what happened.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • 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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  • NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

    The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA said. "Opportunity has driven farther than any other wheeled vehicle on another world," said Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas of NASA's Jet…

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    TechBytes: Cadillac, T-Mobile

    Cadillac will move further into the future with more charging and smartphone compatibility.

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  • Enjoy the Show: Learn More After 'Sharknado 2'

    People-eating sharks whipped up in a tornado, Manhattan as an ice-capped frozen wasteland, and solar flares that rapidly increase the temperature of the Earth's core resulting in cataclysmic earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and biblical-scale flooding. Over-the-top? Yes. Based on science? Loosely,…

    Huffington Post
  • U.S. lawmakers expand probe of federal biolab mishaps

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Monday said they were expanding their investigation of federal biosecurity lapses including problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that led to the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu pathogens. Republicans from the House Energy and…

    Reuters
  • Geneticists offer clues to better rice, tomato crops

    Scientists on Sunday laid bare the genetic codes of African rice and a type of wild tomato, data they said should help breed more resilient crops. Teams detailed the genome sequences of the two plant species in separate papers in the journal Nature Genetics. "As the world population is projected to…

    AFP
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    NASA LACKS CASH FOR MEGA-ROCKET

    NEWSMOVIE: According to the Government Accountability Office, NASA doesn't have enough money to get its Space Launch System off the ground.

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  • Warren Buffett Reveals How $40 Becomes Millions

    Discover the dead-simple Warren Buffett strategy that could lead to life changing investing profits.

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  • Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Struck At Just The Wrong Time, New Study Suggests

    Just before a large asteroid slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago, the diversity of plant-eating dinosaur species declined slightly, a new study suggests. That minor shift may have been enough to doom all dinosaurs when the space rock hit.The scarcity of plant-eaters would have left them…

    Huffington Post
  • Earth May Be in Early Days of 6th Mass Extinction

    Earth may be in the early stages of a sixth mass extinction, an international team of scientists says. Animals and plants are threatened. The world's remaining animals with backbones are 25 percent less abundant than in 1500— a trend also seen in invertebrate animals, such as crustaceans, worms and…

    LiveScience.com
  • These Facial Features Matter Most to First Impressions

    You may think you can judge a person you just met based on his or her facial expressions. First impressions of people — such as whether they are trustworthy, dominant or attractive — can develop from a glimpse as brief as 100 milliseconds or less. Because first impressions can affect people's…

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  • Long-Lost Anchor May Soon Give up Its Secrets

    After decades, possibly centuries, at the bottom of the sea — and a 2,200-mile-long (3,540 kilometers) road trip wrapped in damp blankets in the back of a pickup truck — a barnacle-crusted anchor arrived in Texas this week for a major cleaning. In 2008, a fisherman named Doug Monk was collecting…

    LiveScience.com
  • Rocket blasts off with U.S. ‘neighborhood watch’ spy satellites

    An unmanned Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday with a pair of U.S. military satellites designed to keep watch on other countries’ spacecraft. The 206-foot (63-meter) tall rocket, built by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and…

    Reuters
  • Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit Coming to NYC's Intrepid Museum

    This fall, the New York City home of NASA's space shuttle Enterprise will focus its attention on another big piece of space history: the Hubble Space Telescope. The display, which is set to open to the public on October 23, is the first major exhibition to share space with Enterprise inside the…

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  • New Prostate Supplement Takes CVS by Storm

    Are you sick and tired of frequent bathrooms trips that wake you up at night and dominate your day? There's a new product that helps.

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