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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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  • California drought: 'May have to migrate people'

    The golden state's drought has gotten worse, and one analyst said it's possible that migrating people out of California may be an option.

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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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  • NASA's Next Mars Rover to Collect Martian Samples, Carry Lasers

    NASA's next Mars rover will feature lasers, ground-penetrating radar and other high-tech science gear designed to help it snag samples of the most interesting Martian rocks for eventual return to Earth. The U.S. space agency announced today (July 31) that the new car-size rover will carry seven…

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    Drought increasing cases of avian botulism in Calif. birds

    Dead birds are turning up in Sacramento and there may be more in the Bay Area because of the drought.

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  • 'Flying Flashbulb' Drones Could Light Up Photo Shoots

    Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cornell University are experimenting with a new autonomous drone, equipped with a light to create special effects during photo shoots. At the conference, researchers said the drone will produce a particularly difficult effect…

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  • Peru says to issue final permit for Southern Copper mine in days

    Peru said on Thursday it will issue the long-awaited environmental permit for Southern Copper Corp's Tia Maria project by Monday, removing the final hurdle to construction on the stalled $1.4 billion project. Deputy Mines Minister Guillermo Shinno said all questions about the company's…

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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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  • Warriors' Bones Reveal Bizarre Iron Age Rituals

    The bones of dozens of Iron Age warriors found in Denmark were collected and ritually mutilated after spending months on the battlefield, archaeologists say. "We think it's a kind of ritual closure of the war," said Mads Kähler Holst, project manager at the dig and head of the department of…

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  • DNA changes linked to health effects of childhood abuse

    By Krystnell Storr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Trauma has lasting effects on mental and physical health that may stem from changes to DNA which undermine a person’s ability to rebound from stress, according to new research. The small study of abused children adds to a growing body of evidence…

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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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    Do Women REALLY Talk More Than Men? - DNews

    It's commonly believed that women talk more than men. Is there any truth to this? Join Trace as he discusses a few new studies debunking this stereotype!

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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 is 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…

    Reuters
  • The End of Accelerator Physics?

    In summer 2012, a dramatic news conference was held at the CERN laboratory in Geneva. There it was announced that two independent experiments at the lab's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) had confirmed the existence of the Higgs boson. This was a great triumph for the standard model of elementary…

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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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  • Hungarian scientists aim for prototype of cancer surgery device

    By Krisztina Than BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian scientists are aiming for the first prototype of a new device in two years that will help surgeons distinguish between healthy tissue and tumors in a split-second as they operate and remove cancerous tissue precisely. Hungarian chemist Zoltan Takats…

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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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  • 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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  • Giant Anteaters Can Kill People

    In a new case report, scientists detail a gruesome anteater attack that left one hunter dead in northwestern Brazil, just two years after another man was killed in a similar confrontation with one of the long-nosed creatures. Giant anteaters, which live in savanna-like fields in South America and…

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  • Asteroid Barrage Gave Ancient Earth A 'Facelift,' Study Shows

    Earth got a "face-lift" early in its history, wiping out most of its original crust, according to a new model of the ancient barrage of asteroids called the Late Heavy Bombardment. Earth itself is about 4.5 billion years ago, but it's rare to find rocks older than those formed about 3.8 billion…

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  • Healthy Living in Stressful Times May Reduce Aging Effects

    Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during troubling times may reduce some of the negative effects of stress on the body, and the accelerated aging that can come with it, researchers say. The study participants reported their health and behaviors, as well as whether any major stressful events such as…

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  • Top 10 Fitness Icons of the '80s: Then and Now

    Whether it was aerobics, bodybuilding or toning, these superstars changed the fitness world forever. Find out where these athletic inspirations are

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