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  • Chinese Officials Seal Off 'Plague' City, Puzzling US Experts

    A city in China has reportedly been sealed off after one resident died from bubonic plague, but this way of trying to contain the disease is puzzling to infectious disease experts, who say the response seems extreme given the information released about the case. Plague is an infectious disease…

    LiveScience.com
  • What If Apollo 11 Failed? President Nixon Had Speech Ready

    The entire world was captivated by NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing 45 years ago this week, but at the time, the mission's success was far from certain. In fact, then President Richard Nixon even had a speech ready should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin die on the moon.  In preparation for possible…

    SPACE.com
  • Millions "Rattled" by New Site Releasing Records!

    Your past is now easily searchable online! A new site has made browsing the public records of anyone as easy as entering a name and choosing a state!

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  • Physicists, others using science to help art of film animation

    In a small, utilitarian office in Glendale, Ron Henderson methodically jotted down equations for Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion on a whiteboard next to his desk.

    Los Angeles Times
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    Ancient mummies digitally unwrapped to reveal new secrets

    State-of-the-art CT scanning is giving researchers at the British Museum the opportunity to digitally unwrap ancient Egyptian mummies. The non-invasive technique preserves the delicate remains, but has given new insights into mummification and revealed the faces of ancient Egyptians for the first…

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  • Northrop Grumman Celebrates Man on the Moon Anew With a New High

    I was a Grummanite 45 years ago, as the Lunar Module landed on the moon, and today Northrop Grumman celebrates this anniversary with a new high ahead of earnings Wednesday.

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  • At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.

    Associated Press
  • To Capture the Milky Way, Capture the Landscape

    Mike Taylor is an accomplished landscape astrophotographer and an instructor for night photography and post-processing. As a night photography instructor, I'm always encouraging students to integrate inspiring landscape elements in their photographs to create stunning night-sky compositions. During…

    SPACE.com
  • Can Offshore Wind Farms Help Seals Rather Than Harm Them?

    Now scientists in the U.K. have discovered that wind farms may help seals by attracting a smorgasbord of sea life for them to eat. The researchers followed the travels of GPS-tagged harbor and gray seals at the 88-turbine Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in the U.K., and at the 12-turbine Alpha…

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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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  • Political Polarization? Sure, But Study Reveals Hope (Op-Ed)

    Seth Shulman is a senior staff writer at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a veteran science journalist and author of six books. This op-ed, and Shulman's other Got Science? Columns, can be found on the UCS website. New data from the Pew Research Center reveal some illuminating — and…

    LiveScience.com
  • Integrating Into the 'Internet of Things' (Op-Ed)

    Kevin Curran is a reader in Computer Science at the University of Ulster and an IEEE Senior Member. The Internet of Things  (IoT) will allow consumers to interact with nearly every appliance and device they own. We are seeing elements of the IoT in the marketplace already, with home automation…

    LiveScience.com
  • New Widgets Let You Snap, Crackle … and Think

    Now, let's think about our physical world versus the digital one in which many of us spend most of our creative time. At its most basic, how we use a margin space is an extension of our thinking into the physical world.

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  • Only Zoo Keepers Get to Feed the Penguins (Op-Ed)

    Nora Beirne, a senior keeper at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  When I went to The College of New Jersey, I was an English major, but I took several pre-med classes. Then, in my senior year, Pat Thomas — associate…

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  • MH17 Plane Crash Site Seen from Space (Photo)

    Satellites have captured images of the scattered debris and charred wreckage from last week's crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board. DigitalGlobe, a Colorado-based company, programmed three of the five Earth-watching satellites in its…

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  • Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

    The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an outbreak that has killed 206 people in the West…

    Reuters
  • Millions 'Stunned' By New Website

    New site posts over 37 billion public records online. Anyone can access this information and see what some may be hiding. You may not like findings!

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    TechBytes: Apple, Target

    Apple has been awarded a patent for a smartwatch.

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  • Bats Use Polarized Light As a Nighttime Compass

    "Every night through the spring, summer and autumn, bats leave their roosts in caves, trees and buildings to search for insect prey," Stefan Greif, a biologist at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland and co-author of the study, said in a statement. Polarization patterns are most easily…

    LiveScience.com
  • Homer Hickam: The Science Behind 'Crater Trueblood' (Op-Ed)

    Homer Hickam is The New York Times No. 1 best-selling author of "Rocket Boys" — also known as "October Sky" (Dell Publishing, 2000) following the book's adaptation to film — and the "Helium-3" novels "Crater" (Thomas Nelson, 2012), "Crescent" (Thomas Nelson, 2013) "Crater Trueblood and The Lunar…

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  • Can Apple Health Change Behavior? (Op-Ed)

    As an early adopter of medical technology, I wanted to cheer when I heard Apple had announced its new Health app, which is designed to collect and organize health-related information from other apps on an iPhone. It's "an easy-to-read dashboard" of health and fitness data, such as heart rate, blood…

    LiveScience.com
  • Why Power in the Workplace Makes People Feel They Control Time

    When it comes to time, people in power believe they have more of it at their disposal than others.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Drugmakers to share neglected compounds with British academia

    A group of seven leading drugmakers has agreed to share an array of neglected experimental medicines with British academic researchers in the latest example of the deepening ties between industry and external scientists. British business minister Vince Cable announced the new partnership on Tuesday…

    Reuters
  • Two Easy Steps to Look 22 Years Younger

    Discover a safe, natural way to erase wrinkles and give your skin a natural glow. See how this is helping moms of all ages look younger!

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