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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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  • 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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  • U.S. FDA panel reviews Baxter immune therapy's long-term safety

    By Toni Clarke Washington (Reuters) - Advisors to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will meet on Thursday to discuss the relative risks and benefits of Baxter International Inc's experimental treatment for certain hereditary disorders of the immune system. The FDA on Wednesday posted its…

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  • Airbus, Safran name Alain Charmeau to run space joint venture

    Airbus Group and Safran on Wednesday named Alain Charmeau as the head of a new venture designed to reorganize Europe's space launch activities. The two companies said in June they had agreed to create a 50-50 joint venture in space launchers, combining Airbus's launch systems with Safran's…

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  • Blood Test Predicts Suicide Risk, Study Suggests

    A new gene linked to suicide risk has been discovered, and researchers say the finding could lead to a blood test that predicts a person's risk of attempting suicide. The scientists found that a genetic mutation, in a gene called SKA2, was more common among the people who died by suicide. "We have…

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  • Air Pollution Isn’t Just Bad for Your Health—It’s Taking Food off Your Plate

    Scientists have long predicted climate change would begin to cripple global food production as rising temperatures damage crops. Now a first-of-its-kind study by MIT scientists shows that as the planet warms, ozone pollution will eat into the yields of four crops that provide more than half the…

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    Lack Of Sleep Can Create False Memories! - DNews

    Sleep is incredibly important, and a lack of it could have some serious consequences! Join Laci as she discusses how sleep deprivation could lead to the creation of false memories!

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  • Flight MH17 Victims Left Lasting Contributions to AIDS Advocacy

    These victims were on their way to the 20th International AIDS Conference, which took place last week in Melbourne, Australia, the International AIDS Society (IAS) has confirmed. Those lost include Dutch activists Lucie van Mens, who championed the female condom; Martine de Schutter, who worked on…

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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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  • Heat Waves & Cold Snaps Kill 2,000 Each Year in US

    About 2,000 Americans die each year due to extreme weather conditions, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  • 23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

    Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build survey tools and expand its gene database. With these funds from NIH, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the company intends to use its…

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  • UPDATE 2-NCAA to settle head injury suit with $70 million fund

    (Corrects amount of NFL settlement) By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) - The NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit by providing $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former student athletes in a move expected to change the way such injuries are handled…

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  • Women in STEM Begins With Girls in STEM: 7 Ways to Support a Generation of Scientific Young Women

    There is an issue with trying to determine why STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is still a four-letter word to women: We're asking the wrong question. We should be asking instead, Why is STEM still a four-letter word to girls? Representing women in technology and science…

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  • Nanosatellite Company Spire Raises $25M, Rocket Lab Unveils New Rocket

    Since 2008, investments in space-oriented companies have been few in number but steady

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  • Should You Trust Health Apps on Your Phone?

    Personal health is becoming increasingly mobile, and there are now thousands of apps aiming to address everything from lifestyle issues to chronic diseases. Medical devices are generally regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and although the FDA  reviews some apps, experts say the…

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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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  • Quantum Wonderland: Neutron 'Cheshire Cats' Created

    The Cheshire Cat of the classic children's book "Alice in Wonderland" had a smile that could disconnect from its body. For instance, a particle can apparently exist in two or more places at once or spin two opposite directions at the same time, a property known as superposition. Theoretical…

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    Supply ship takes off for International Space Station

    The European Space Agency's fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) is takes off to the International Space Station on an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana. Duration: 00:34

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  • Study: Infant rats can sense their mothers' fear using smell

    A new study at the University of Michigan Medical School found that infants may be able to detect their mothers' fear — through smell.

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  • Americans Favor Low-Fat Diet Over Low-Carb

    However, the percentage of Americans who try to avoid fat has dropped slightly in recent years, by about 8 percentage points since 2004, according to Gallup. This trend may reflect recent research that has called into question the view that fat is the main culprit in weight gain, and instead points…

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  • Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

    Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space. The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit ...

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  • US Air Force Launches 3 'Space Neighborhood Watch' Satellites

    The United States Air Force has launched three satellites designed to help the country keep better tabs on its valuable space assets, as well as those of other nations. The three spacecraft — two of which are fully operational and one of which is an experimental satellite — blasted off today (July…

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  • Did You Know Every New Car Has a Secret Price?

    In the market for a new car? Don't pay MSRP. Save yourself both time and money. Find a great low price for your new car before you buy.

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