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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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  • Mortgage Rates Hit 2.75% (2.79% APR)

    5/1 ARM rates as low as 2.75% (2.79% APR). See if you can get a great rate and start saving money today.

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  • Top air and space-themed museums in the US: TripAdvisor

    To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing coming up this month, TripAdvisor has compiled a list of the top-rated space-themed attractions in the US, giving the top spot to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, a companion site to Smithsonian National Air…

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    Scientists May Have Found The Brain's On/Off Switch

    According to scientists, there is research showing that the brain does have an on/off switch that triggers unconsciousness. Mohamad Koubeissi at the George Washington University in Washington DC and his colleagues describe for the first time a way to switch off consciousness by electrically…

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  • Shorter sleep may speed brain aging

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With less sleep, normal aging-related structural changes in the brain progress slightly faster in middle-aged and older people, according to a new brain imaging study. Sleep troubles are more common with age, and shrinkage of certain brain structures is…

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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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  • Feel It In Your Bones? Back Pain Not Linked with Weather

    Some people with joint and muscle pain say that changes in the weather trigger their symptoms, but a new study contradicts this belief, at least for those with low back pain. Researchers analyzed information from nearly 1,000 people in Sydney, Australia, who went to the doctor within a few days of…

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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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  • U.S. 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, 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 and…

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  • 7 Easy Ways to Save Water This Summer (Op-Ed)

    Peter Lehner is executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). This Op-Ed is adapted from one that appeared on the NRDC blog Switchboard.

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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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  • 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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    How Does Remote Control Contraceptive Work? - DNews

    There are many methods of birth control, and most of them are very effective. What if you could control your birth control with a remote? Laci reports on a new form of birth control that allows users to turn your birth control off with the click of a button!

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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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  • 'Bee-harming' pesticides also hit bird populations

    Already suspected of killing bees, so-called "neonic" pesticides also affect bird populations, possibly by eliminating the insects they feed upon, a Dutch study said on Wednesday. Studying areas of the Netherlands where surface water had high concentrations of one such chemical, imidacloprid, it…

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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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  • 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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  • Vintage NASA Spacecraft May Be Out of Gas, Private Team Says

    Attempts to move a vintage NASA spacecraft into a new orbit 36 years after the probe's launch are in flux, with controllers fearing the spacecraft may have run out of fuel while performing maneuvers on Tuesday (July 9). We do not think any of the valves are malfunctioning," Keith Cowing with the…

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