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  • Possible Mars Mission 'Showstopper': Vision Risks for Astronauts

    Mars may possess a stark and austere beauty, but a manned Red Planet mission will likely not be easy on the eyes. Recently, scientists have begun realizing that spaceflight can cause serious and perhaps permanent vision problems in astronauts. NASA researchers are working hard to understand the…

    SPACE.com
  • Follow the money

    Coming off of Q1, the fund industry has seen decent flows in both the equity and bond markets.

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  • Anti-Aging Creams of 2014

    The retinol cream that stands the test of time. Discover why dermatologists recommend this wrinkle product more than cosmetic injections.

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  • How Chinese offshore data became interactive

    Behind a simple display was months of concerted work by journalists in at least ten countries.

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  • French parliament bans cultivation of GM maize

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's lower house of parliament adopted a law on Tuesday prohibiting the cultivation of any variety of genetically modified maize, saying it posed a risk to the environment. France adopted a decree last month to halt the planting of Monsanto's insect-resistant MON810 maize, the…

    Reuters
  • Japanese Internet firms offer something new: high returns

    By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Some Japanese Internet companies are getting a boost from foreign investors as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes for an elusive strength his country's firms are not known for - high returns. After a slow start, the index is attracting attention after Japan's…

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  • M.I.T.’s Alex Pentland: Measuring Idea Flows to Accelerate Innovation

    Alex Pentland says data, sensors and smartphones are opening the door to what he calls “social physics.” It is the subject of his new book, about the implications of being able to monitor and measure the ...

    The New York Times
  • Geologic Wonder: See the Grand Canyon from Space

    Helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon can provide a bird's-eye view of the iconic landmark. But that's nothing compared to what astronauts see as they zip over northern Arizona in the International Space Station. In a new image taken from orbit, the Grand Canyon is visible slicing through the Kaibab…

    LiveScience.com
  • Land Rover Relaunches Discovery Nameplate, With A Rocket Ship: Video

    Ahead of the New York Auto Show this week, Land Rover has revealed its new Discovery Vision Concept, alongside a full-scale replica of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo VSS Enterprise—the world's first commercial spaceship. The occasion is more than just glitz, glamor, and the chance to hit tired…

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  • The Best Way to Pay Off Car Insurance Faster

    Currently insured drivers who drive less than 35 miles per day are eligible for extremely cheap car insurance. Here is how it works.

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  • Alleged Grave-Robbing Cannibal Brothers Arrested — Again

    Two brothers in Pakistan — Mohammad Arif and Farman Aliwere — were reportedly arrested in 2011 on charges of digging up about 100 graves and stealing the bodies, which they later allegedly consumed, according to NBC News. "We got news this morning that they are up to their old ways," Chief…

    LiveScience.com
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    Did You Miss The Blood Moon? Here Is The Only GIF You Need To See!

    Those who stayed up into early Tuesday morning saw something strange in the sky. Instead of the familiar black-and-white moon, there was a red sphere that had a haunting quality to it. Thankfully we were expecting it, due to all the press leading up to this so-called blood moon , which happens…

    Wochit
  • Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to…

    Reuters
  • Google to acquire drone-maker Titan Aerospace

    Titan's solar-powered drones will help Google collect aerial images.

    USA TODAY
  • Unhappy Workers Name Their Biggest Complaints

    The study revealed a number of reasons why employees are contemplating finding something better. In addition, 16 percent feel they don't have the right skills or education to move on.

    LiveScience.com
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    Rare 'blood moon' lunar eclipse

    The moon glowed an eerie red-orange shade early this morning as the moon passed through Earth's shadow.

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  • How Cruise Lines Fill All Those Unsold Cabins?

    The travel industry's best kept secret is out. (HINT: You will want to book a cruise after reading this...) See How!

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  • There Will Be a Blood Moon Out Tomorrow Morning

    Moon watchers and night owls have a treat coming in the early hours of tomorrow: a blood moon!

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Hipster Science: Women Prefer Men With Facial Hair

    The popularity of weird beards and mustaches among young men living in Brooklyn, N.Y., may be more than just a hipster fad. According to a new study, women and men find facial hair most attractive when it is rare. When shown men's faces, men and women study participants consistently rated the faces…

    LiveScience.com
  • Joseph Kennedy III Blasts GOP Efforts To Advance 'Selective Science'

    Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) denounced House GOP efforts to advance “selective science” in an interview with The Boston Globe on Monday, in which he targeted a recent Republican proposal to slash millions of dollars in federal funding for social science research and control which projects get funded.…

    Huffington Post
  • Japanese whaling group intends to resume its hunts

    The group that conducts Japan's whaling says it expects to resume scientific whaling in the Antarctic after this year's hunt was canceled following an order by an international court. Last month's judgment by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered a halt to Japan's decades-old program of…

    Reuters
  • 500-Million-Year-Old Embryos Fossilized in Rare Find

    Tiny, spherical fossils found in southern China appear to be the embryos of a previously unknown animal. The fossils come from the Cambrian, a period dating from 540 million to 485 million years ago and known for an explosion of diversity. Researchers Jesse Broce of Virginia Tech, James Schiffbauer…

    LiveScience.com
  • Mysterious Ancient Moroccan Rock Pile Explained

    But the mystery has now been solved: the boulders are the result of a catastrophic rockfall that occurred 4,500 years ago in the High Atlas Mountains, scientists find. Scientists analyzed the remains of one of the largest debris fields known in North Africa — the Arroumd rock avalanche at the foot…

    LiveScience.com
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