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  • Earth's Magnetic Field Is Weakening 10 Times Faster Now

    Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly solar radiation, has been weakening over the past six months, according to data collected by a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite array called Swarm. The scientists who conducted the study are still unsure why the…

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  • Here's How Humans Could Create The Next Deadly Pandemic

    On July 8, the Centers for Disease Control and...

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  • The Smart Way to Pay Off Your Mortgage

    If you own a home and pay for a mortgage, you could reduce your payments by as much as $3,000 a year. Here is how it works.

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  • Researchers try to save huge US salamander

    CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering nicknames ranging from snot otter to devil dog.

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  • Will NASA's Pluto Flyby in 2015 Reignite Planet Debate?

    The world will get its first good look at Pluto a little more than a year from now, possibly reigniting the debate over the object's planetary status. In July 2015, NASA's New Horizons probe will fly by frigid and faraway Pluto, which was demoted to "dwarf planet" in 2006 by the International…

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  • Earliest Case of Down Syndrome Discovered in Medieval Cemetery

    The earliest probable case of Down syndrome in the archaeological record comes from a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France some 1,500 years ago, new research shows. The child, who is also the youngest example of the condition in the archaeological record, likely was not stigmatized…

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    Celebrity Doppelgangers: The Science of Looking Alike

    Doris Day, clinical associate professor of dermatology at NYU, explains there is a mathematical model behind these identical faces.

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  • How Spaceflight Software Helps Fight Bank Fraud

    The same technology that controls spacecraft circling hundreds of miles above Earth is now being used to sniff out bank fraud. Space exploration software has already been adapted for other uses such as brain scans, but now it's been translated into a sophisticated system called Feedzai that is…

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  • Science As Art: Soundscapes, Light Boxes and Microscopes (Op-Ed)

    These questions lie at the heart of the work of visual artist Patricia Olynyk. I had some interest in science, but I didn't really have access to labs or to teaching art and science until I got a full-time position at the University of Michigan in 1999.

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  • Brand New Sleep-Aid Takes Walmart by Storm

    Discover a safe, natural sleep-aid that is helping people of all ages get the best sleep of their life.

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  • Happy 158th, Nikola Tesla! Strange Facts About the Inventor

    Nikola Tesla may be known today as one of history's greatest inventors, but the intrepid scientist's eccentricities have become as legendary as his trailblazing discoveries in the field of electricity. Tomorrow (July 10) marks the 158th anniversary of Tesla's birth, and to celebrate the occasion,…

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  • House Republicans seek CDC documents on anthrax scare

    Congressional Republicans asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to provide documents related to last month's anthrax scare at a U.S. lab facility, where more than 80 people were initially feared to be exposed to the deadly pathogen. In a series of letters, top Republicans on the House Energy…

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  • Vitro Biopharma Receives Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Leadership Award: 2014 Best Practices for Stem Cell Tools & Technology in North America

    Golden, CO / ACCESSWIRE / July 9, 2014 / Vitro Diagnostics, Inc. (OTCQB: VODG), dba Vitro Biopharma, is pleased to announce receipt of a prestigious award from Frost & Sullivan. The award is based on independent ...

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  • Celgene: Does Failed Trial Matter?

    Shares of Celgene (CELG) are dropping this morning after the biotech giant said that its arthritis drug failed to meet its primary endpoint in a Phase III trial. Bernstein's Geoffrey Porges and Wen Shi aren't concerned: The ankylosing spondylitis indication offered upside compared to our forecasts…

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  • IBM Invests in Chip Technologies Making a Strategic Play in Cloud Chess

    IBM is pumping $3 billion into hardware innovation efforts to jump ahead of the pack in cloud and cognitive computing.

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  • Good News, Bears: Satellites Could Spy on Arctic Species

    By snapping satellite images of polar bears in the Canadian Arctic, researchers found they could gather information about the mammals almost as accurately as ground surveys, and at a decreased cost. "The key finding and why we think [satellite technology] has a potential use as a tool is that…

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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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    VIEW FROM ABOVE

    SPACE ODYSSEY: NASA captures amazing shots of volcanoes, mountains and other views from space.

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  • Severe Weather Apps

    When it comes to severe weather – the watches and warnings are out there – it is your responsibility to make sure you get them. On top of NOAA weather radios and WEA alerts on your phone – there’s an app for that!   Many...

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  • Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.

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  • How Wheel Damage Affects Mars Rover Curiosity's Mission

    If there were mechanics on Mars, NASA may have taken the Curiosity rover into the shop by now. "We always expected we would get some holes in the wheels as we drove. But the damage has not imperiled the rover's mission, said Curiosity's handlers, who are employing a number of troubleshooting…

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  • Interior secretary pledges $43M for conservation

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Tuesday that more than $43 million will be distributed from a federal fund for recreation and conservation projects nationwide, kicking off a weeklong campaign around the nation to support the fund's permanent renewal as…

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  • Buzz Aldrin Describes His 'UFO' Encounter During Apollo 11

    "Engineer, American astronaut, and the second...

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  • Home Mortgage Rates Fall to 2.75%

    Refinancing your home could save you thousands. You might be overpaying each month. Lock in a rate as low as 2.75% (2.88% APR).

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