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  • The Stratolaunch Will Soon Be the Largest Plane in the World

    Over the years, man has built some truly colossal airplanes. But in 2016, an even larger aircraft is expected to take flight, and when completed, it will officially be the largest plane in the world. That massive aircraft is known as the Stratolaunch.  The Stratolaunch is currently in production at…

    Boldride
  • Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt. Reunion, a part of France that lies…

    Reuters
  • Snake in the Grass! Huge Everglades Python Shows Invasive Issue

    A giant python — about as long as a shipping container — that was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month has now been euthanized, authorities say. The accidental finding of this snake shows how easily even huge pythons can remain hidden in Florida's swampy south, experts…

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  • New cocktails to test limits of cancer drug pricing

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - New cancer drug cocktails set to reach the market in the next few years will test the limits of premium pricing for life-saving medicines, forcing company executives to consider fresh market strategies. The growing reluctance of governments and private insurers…

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  • Bill Nye Reading Mean Tweets Is His Greatest Experiment Yet

    Bill Nye taught us a lot about chemical reactions over the years, but none of that comes close to the Science Guy's reactions to mean tweets. Nye recently read some unflattering tweets in support of a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary about him, which, to be honest, we kind of hope just turns…

    Huffington Post
  • Ilana Brito, the Biologist Who Flew to Fiji for Feces

    In human-waste news: Our body's stinky rejects could be really important for medical research.

    Ozy
  • Lexus' New Hoverboard Is Cool, But Will It Fly?

    Last month, Japanese auto manufacturer Lexus unveiled its newest product, and it's not another luxury SUV. The video shows the sleek board floating over what appears to be regular cement in a skateboard park, leading some hoverboard enthusiasts to speculate that, at long last, someone has produced…

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    Bionic Eye Restores Woman's Vision

    Carmen Torres is the first to receive the life-changing implant in Florida .

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  • The Verge Review of Animals: the pink grasshopper

    Mostly in the last couple of years, pink meadow grasshoppers (Chorthippus parallelus) have been sighted by adventurous children in the Belfast hills and Japan. National Geographic's headline was "No, it's not a cocktail" apparently to provide clarification for all those who go on the National…

    The Verge
  • ​Preserving the starry, starry night

    Astronomers and star-gazers combat light pollution, to bask in the awe-inspiring splendor of a truly dark nighttime sky

    CBS News
  • Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.

    Associated Press
  • Fetal tissue research declining, still important

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A political battle over the use of fetal tissue in medical research has been reinvigorated by the release of undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood officials. Newer, less-controversial technologies, including the “reprogramming” of adult skin cells…

    Reuters
  • New Ebola Vaccine: Will It Help to End Outbreaks?

    Experts welcomed the news today that a recent trial of an Ebola vaccine suggests the shot is highly effective at preventing the disease, and said that the the vaccine may stem outbreaks in the future even if not everyone is vaccinated. The study shows that the new vaccine, known as VSV-ZEBOV, "may…

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  • Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy

    PITON DE LA FOURNAISE, Reunion (AP) — Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.

    Associated Press
  • America Offline? 15 Percent of US Adults Don't Use the Internet

    Email, Facebook, cat videos — these are just a few of the things that 15 percent of American adults are missing out on every day because they don't use the Internet. However, that 15 percent is a huge reduction from the percentage of Americans who did not use the Internet in 2000, according to a…

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  • Blue Moon of 2015 Thrills Skywatchers with Lunar Beauty (Photos)

    The second full moon of July wowed skywatchers around the world - and even in space - on Friday, offering the lunar treat of a so-called Blue Moon that won't be seen again until 2018. NASA and Space.com readers across the United States and abroad captured amazing photos of the Blue Moon on Friday…

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  • Viral Soda Infographic: How Does Cola Really Affect the Body?

    An infographic that breaks down what happens in your body after you drink one Coke has gone viral, but health experts say some information in the graphic is exaggerated. In addition, while soda is certainly not a healthy food choice, drinking a sugar-sweetened beverage once in a while wouldn't…

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