Crucial Prayer Topics : Science & Bioethics

Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA ‘Superbug’ Found In US Homes
CBSNews.com - April 23, 2014

An anti-biotic resistant "superbug" that has long affected hospitals and other health care locations around the world has now found a new "reservoir" location: inside U.S. homes....[view article]

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Harvard study finds marijuana messes up the brain - literally
OneNewsNow.com - April 23, 2014

A Christian medical group says new research on marijuana and the brain bolsters earlier evidence that its usage is dangerous....[view article]

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17 new cases of deadly Mers disease
- April 23, 2014

Saudi Arabia has discovered another 17 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), as the total number of confirmed infections of the SARS-like disease has jumped by a third in the past week....[view article]

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SpaceX reusable Falcon rocket lifts off, lowers back to Earth
LA Times - April 23, 2014

New SpaceX video shows its Falcon 9 Reusable rocket launching, hovering and then successfully landing again. The video has gone viral online with more than 2.4 million views as of early Monday afternoon....[view article]

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Mapping More Than a Century of Major Earthquakes
- April 23, 2014

It must be frustrating to be hit by a huge earthquake, and then have experts inform you that the "Big One" might still be coming. Yet that's part of life in Chile: Despite being rocked by a major temblor earlier this month, the country seems to have gotten off relatively easy this time. As one geophysicist said: "Could be tomorrow, could be in 50 years; we do not know when it's going to occur. But the key point here is...[view article]

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Kitchens could be sources of drug-resistant bacteria
Reuters - April 17, 2014

Cutting boards used to prepare raw poultry may be an important source of drug-resistant bacteria in hospital kitchens and private homes, according to a new study....[view article]

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Researchers Clone Cells from Two Adult Men
Time - April 17, 2014

The process could provide a new way for scientists to generate healthy replacements for diseased or damaged cells in patients....[view article]

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APOCALYPSE NOW: Why a rare astrological event LAST NIGHT could herald the 'End of Days'
- April 9, 2014

Mars, Earth, and the Sun all aligned last night, a rare 'opposition of the planets' that only happens once every 778 days....[view article]

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NASA Breaks Most Contact With Russia
The New York Times - April 3, 2014

NASA said Wednesday that it was suspending most contacts with Russian space agency officials, underscoring just how rapidly the Russian-American relationship is deteriorating in the wake of the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea and hinting at further ramifications that will go beyond previous rifts....[view article]

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Total lunar eclipse: ‘Blood moons’ to begin April 15
Science Recorder - April 3, 2014

Avid skygazers will want to mark their calendars for the upcoming total lunar eclipse that will occur in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 15, according to astronomers. Amateur astronomers will have to stay up late or get up very early to see this first of four “blood moons” anticipated to occur over the next year and a half......[view article]

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The Navy’s Plan to Beam Down Energy From Orbiting Solar Panels
Earth Techling - April 3, 2014

For decades, the Pentagon has been the world’s largest oil consumer, and as global petroleum prices continue to rise, the military has been searching for feasible energy alternatives. Now they’re looking in space....[view article]

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Harry Reid dismisses cancer patient Tom Coburn's Obamacare concern
Examiner.com - April 1, 2014

When Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., pointed out that the majority of cancer centers in the country aren't covered under Obamacare while arguing that the law's problems go beyond early website issues, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., dismissed the critique as too "in the weeds."...[view article]

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In a first, scientists find an asteroid with rings http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-asteroid-with-rings-20140327,0,4086332.story
LA Times - March 27, 2014

Chariklo, an asteroid-comet hybrid known as a centaur, is the first object besides our solar system's giant gas planets found to have rings....[view article]

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New dwarf planet in the Oort cloud changes picture of solar system
LA Times - March 27, 2014

Astronomers searching for the faintest glimmers of light beyond distant Pluto say they've discovered a new dwarf planet - and that this planetoid's movements hint that an invisible giant planet perhaps 10 times the size of Earth could be lurking around the dark fringes of our solar system....[view article]

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Big Battery Breakthrough
- March 25, 2014

A breakthrough in battery technology could make large-scale energy storage practical. Researchers at Harvard University say their organic flow-battery would be affordable and efficient. Professor Michael Aziz tells host Steve Curwood how the technology works and why it could significantly improve the demand for wind and solar power....[view article]

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Plasma Shield Protects Earth From Solar Stor
Guardian - March 10, 2014

Scientists at MIT and NASA have discovered that the Earth's plasma shield along with its magnetosphere can wade off the harmful effects of a solar storm. For years scientists have known of its existence, but were unsure of what purpose it served. This was because the Earth's magnetosphere was already known to protect the planet from any high energy solar activity. A process called ‘magnetic reconnection,' occurs when the Earth's magnetosphere comes into contact with the magnetic field of the...[view article]

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TAG Virus, Pithovirus, Pandoravirus, Siberia, Ice age, alien life Giant virus discovered in Siberian ice
Tech Times - March 6, 2014

Viruses come in all sizes and shapes, but a new organism found in Siberia is the largest one ever discovered....[view article]

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Asteroid Will Zoom Within Moon's Orbit: Look for It Online
NBC News - March 6, 2014

An asteroid at least as big as the one that blew up over Russia last year is coming within the orbit of the moon on Wednesday. Astronomers say there's no chance it'll hit us, but you just might be able to watch it zoom by online....[view article]

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NASA discovers 715 new planets
CNN - February 27, 2014

Our galactic neighborhood just got a lot bigger. NASA on Wednesday announced the discovery of 715 new planets, by far the biggest batch of planets ever unveiled at once....[view article]

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It's Baaack! Sunspot Returns With Year's Biggest Blast
NBC News - February 25, 2014

A giant sunspot region is starting its third go-round with a bang - in the form of the most intense solar flare recorded in more than a year....[view article]

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Robots will be smarter than us all by 2029, warns AI expert Ray Kurzweil
The Independant - February 24, 2014

By 2029, computers will be able to understand our language, learn from experience and outsmart even the most intelligent humans, according to Google's director of engineering Ray Kurzweil....[view article]

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New test suggests antidepressant Paxil may promote breast cancer
Los Angeles Times - February 19, 2014

A team of researchers from the City of Hope in Duarte has developed a speedy way to identify drugs and chemicals that can disrupt the balance of sex hormones in human beings and influence the development and progress of diseases such as breast cancer....[view article]

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Ancient baby DNA suggests tie to Native Americans
The Washington Post - February 13, 2014

The DNA of a baby boy who was buried in Montana 12,600 years ago has been recovered, and it provides new indications of the ancient roots of today’s American Indians and other native peoples of the Americas....[view article]

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Branson Says Space Venture to Fly Paying Customers This Year
Bloomberg - February 10, 2014

U.K. billionaire Richard Branson said his Virgin Galactic venture is on track to carry its first fare-paying passenger to the edge of space this year, and that he plans to take his family on a flight some time in 2014....[view article]

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Defeating Darwin In Four Easy Steps
OneNewsNow.com - February 6, 2014

Where did the atoms that made up the Big Bang come from? Nye has no idea. Where did man's consciousness come from? Nye has no idea. How can matter produce life? Nye has absolutely no idea. This surely is all one needs to know to recognize the utter bankruptcy of the theory of evolution....[view article]

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What Does Google Want with DeepMind? Here Are Three Clues
- February 4, 2014

All eyes turned to London this week, as Google announced its latest acquisition in the form of DeepMind, a company that specialises in artificial intelligence technologies. The £400m pricetag paid by Google and the reported battle with Facebook to win the company over indicate that this is a firm well worth backing....[view article]

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NASA to make water on Moon and oxygen on Mars
NASA - January 31, 2014

NASA is planning to launch robotic missions to make water on the Moon in 2018 and oxygen on Mars in 2020....[view article]

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Pentagon, scientists closing in on rapid DNA technology
USA TODAY - January 29, 2014

Researchers are closing in on the final steps of a new system to analyze human DNA in 90 minutes instead of the two to three weeks it now takes, according to interviews with Pentagon and industry officials....[view article]

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US looks at ways to prevent spying on its spying
Yahoo News - January 28, 2014

The U.S. government is looking at ways to prevent anyone from spying on its own surveillance of Americans' phone records....[view article]

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4 More Reasons to Reject Legalizing Marijuana
Charisma - January 10, 2014

In part 1 of this column, best-selling author Larry Tomczak offered three reasons to reject legalizing marijuana. But those aren't the only reasons. He continues his "Here's the Deal" exposé on the illegal drug with four more good reasons why America shouldn't go to pot....[view article]

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Ex-DARPA Head Wants You to Swallow ID Microchips
INFO Wars - January 8, 2014

Former DARPA director and now Google executive Regina Dugan is pushing an edible “authentication microchip” along with an electronic tattoo that can read your mind. No this isn’t a movie script about a futuristic scientific dictatorship....[view article]

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Cyber war technology to be controlled in same way as arms
- December 5, 2013

Western governments are close to an agreement that would put sensitive cyber security technologies on the same footing as regular armaments under one of the world's main agreements on weaponry export control....[view article]

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Dementia epidemic looms with 135 million sufferers seen by 2050
Reuters - December 5, 2013

Many governments are woefully unprepared for an epidemic of dementia currently affecting 44 million people worldwide and set to more than treble to 135 million people by 2050, health experts and campaigners said on Thursday....[view article]

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Bacteria-Killing Protein Could Help Fight Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs'
Medical Daily - December 4, 2013

Imagining a world where previously conquered illnesses - most profoundly the bubonic plague - reemerged as a major health issue could be horrifying for some, and unfortunately, it could one day become a reality, as bacteria develop stronger resistance to antibiotics. Thankfully, there's hope in sight: In a recently published study, researchers describe the discovery of a protein that could kill these so-called superbugs and usher in a new era of antibiotic treatments....[view article]

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Self-Driving Nissan Electric Car Takes to Highway
Wall Street Journal - December 2, 2013

Nissan Motor Co. said a self-driving version of its electric Leaf car made its first foray onto public roads. Its guidance system, called Autonomous Drive, senses road conditions and operates the car's steering, acceleration and braking as it merges into traffic, changes lanes and makes adjustments to keep a safe distance from other vehicles....[view article]

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Germ-killing nanosurface opens up new front in hygiene
France24.com - November 28, 2013

Imagine a hospital room, door handle or kitchen countertop that is free from bacteria -- and not one drop of disinfectant or boiling water or dose of microwaves has been needed to zap the germs....[view article]

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Sheldon Whitehouse Praises Sports Organizations For Taking Steps To Address Climate Change
Huffington Post - November 25, 2013

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is praising the NBA, NFL, Major League Baseball and other professional sports organizations for taking steps to address climate change....[view article]

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Hive minds: How 'swarm robots' are learning from insects
CNN - November 12, 2013

Type the intro here if you are linking to another story, otherwise paste the entire story here and leave the url blank. The website will display a maximum of 80 words for the introduction. If you are pasting from Word use the word pasteboard icon....[view article]

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DHS investigators to use DNA testing to identify suspects and family relationships
GSN - November 12, 2013

The Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) unit of DHS is gathering information from prospective vendors who could perform deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests on samples collected from various individuals to help the agency identify family relationships, criminal suspects and more. The movie Galaga comes to mind after reading this article....[view article]

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Unprecedented Skull Discovery Raises Serious Questions Over Evolutionary Premises
Christian News - November 5, 2013

The discovery of an ancient human skull in the Asian country of Georgia has thrown the proverbial monkey wrench into the theory of human evolution....[view article]

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Horn of Africa Polio Outbreak Thwarts Global Eradication Effort
VOA News - October 31, 2013

The global community came tantalizingly close earlier this year to ridding the world of polio.  But then in May, the eradication effort took a powerful blow. The virus turned up again in the Horn of Africa, first in Somalia....[view article]

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'Space cannon' to be fired into asteroid
Telegraph - October 24, 2013

Japan's space agency has successfully test-fired a "space cannon" designed to launch a projectile into an asteroid as part of the search for the origins of the universe....[view article]

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Study: Self-Driving Cars Would Eliminate Majority Of Traffic Deaths, Congestion
CBSNews.com - October 24, 2013

In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don't drink and then climb behind the wheel. They don't do drugs, get distracted, fall asleep, run red lights or tailgate. And their reaction times are quicker....[view article]

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Solar activity drops to 100-year low, puzzling scientists
- September 19, 2013

Predictions that 2013 would see an upsurge in solar activity and geomagnetic storms disrupting power grids and communications systems have proved to be a false alarm. Instead, the current peak in the solar cycle is the weakest for a century....[view article]

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Drug-resistant 'superbugs' deemed urgent threats, CDC says
Fox News - September 16, 2013

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, a diarrhea-causing superbug and a class of fast-growing killer bacteria dubbed a "nightmare" were classified as urgent public-health threats in the United States on Monday....[view article]

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Voyager 1 has reached interstellar space
- September 12, 2013

High electron densities show the craft left the Sun's bubble of influence in 2012....[view article]

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Surprise microbes found in an Antarctic lake
Christian Science Monitor - September 11, 2013

Researchers have found signs of life in mud pulled from the bottom of an ice-covered lake in Antarctica....[view article]

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Deep Cold: Interior and Northern Alaska Weather & Climate
BlogSpot - September 3, 2013

A cold airmass and clear skies allowed for temperatures to plunge to record low levels in the northern Interior....[view article]

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China to launch unmanned lunar lander by year-end
AP - Associated Press - August 28, 2013

China said Wednesday it will launch its first unmanned lunar lander by the end of this year, complete with a radio-controlled rover to transmit images and dig into the moon's surface to test samples....[view article]

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The Air Force's $40 Billion Space Push
Foreign Policy - August 22, 2013

America's civilian space program may be on life support, now that the Space Shuttle's gone. But its military space program is very much alive -- and about to get much, much bigger. In the coming decades, the U.S. Air Force plans to pour an additional $36 to $40 billion into its effort to put military and spy satellites in orbit using commercial rocket services....[view article]

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MERS virus match seen in Saudi Arabian bat
Fox News - August 21, 2013

Scientists have found the mysterious MERS virus in a bat in Saudi Arabia. An international research team said the bat virus is an exact match to the first known human case of Middle East respiratory syndrome. The sample was collected from within a few miles (kilometers) of that patient's home....[view article]

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The Next Disaster Scenario Power Companies Are Preparing For
NPR.org - August 15, 2013

In the 10 years since sagging power lines in Ohio sparked a blackout across much of the Northeastern United States and Canada, utility engineers say they have implemented measures to prevent another such event in the country's electric grid....[view article]

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The video that revealed the black hole at the center of our galaxy
- August 13, 2013

This video may not look like much, but it's the most definitive evidence we have that our Milky Way galaxy is orbiting around a seriously massive black hole. Created by a group at UCLA, it shows the orbits of stars around that black hole - and it shows us a little something else, too....[view article]

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IBM scientists create a freaky brain-like computer architecture
PC World - August 8, 2013

Roboticists have long accepted that nature's millennia of R&D have already developed some of the best designs for autonomous moving creatures. So, it stands to reason that researchers creating the next generation of computer processors would do well to look at nature's most powerful data cruncher: the human brain....[view article]

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Why Has the Sun Developed a Huge Hole?
Discover Magazine - August 6, 2013

In case you haven't heard about it, a huge portion of the sun's corona has indeed gone missing....[view article]

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Self-driving cars may crank out data at 1GB per second
Tech Hive - July 29, 2013

Self-driving cars, which some experts have predicted will be readily available within five years, will come with a myriad of sensors creating machine-to-machine data at the rate of 1GB a second, according to one strategist. ...[view article]

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Laser experiments may lead to faster computer chips
- July 29, 2013

So long silicon! A small change in the design of a computer chip could soon lead to the creation of smaller, faster and far more powerful computers....[view article]

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The Navy’s Killer Drone Totally Has a Mind of Its Own
- July 23, 2013

A new era in aviation dawned when the U.S. Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System armed drone demonstrator completed its first-ever arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush off the Virginia coast Wednesday....[view article]

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Google Glass: privacy fears continue
Guardian - July 2, 2013

Google's claim that it will not need to alter its privacy policy to reflect the impact of its new Glass product has been met with scorn by US authorities....[view article]

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Russian booster rocket crashes in Kazakhstan
AP - Associated Press - July 2, 2013

A Russian booster rocket carrying three navigation satellites burst into flames and crashed on live TV moments after its launch Tuesday, dealing another painful blow to the nation's space prestige....[view article]

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To Avoid Root Canals, Teeth That Replace Themselves
Wall Street Journal - July 2, 2013

Could the days of the root canal, for decades the symbol of the most excruciating kind of minor surgery, finally be numbered?...[view article]

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The Large Hadron Collider delivers answers and surprise, CERN scientist says
Tech Hive - July 2, 2013

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is currently undergoing some major upgrades, which will bring scientists closer than ever before to the secrets of the universe when the particle accelerator is up and running again in 2015. ...[view article]

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Electric aircraft start finding a foothold in aviation industry
CNet - June 25, 2013

Don't expect an all-electric plane to carry hundreds of passengers soon, but in some corners of aviation, battery-powered aircraft are attracting industry interest....[view article]

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Human organs 'could be grown in animals within a year'
Telegraph - June 20, 2013

Japanese scientists are expecting to be granted approval to grow human organs in animals and then harvest them for transplant within the next year....[view article]

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China's latest 'sacred' manned space mission blasts off
Reuters - June 11, 2013

A Chinese manned spacecraft blasted off with three astronauts on board on Tuesday on a 15-day mission to an experimental space lab in the latest step towards the development of a space station....[view article]

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Why We Can’t Send Humans to Mars Yet (And How We’ll Fix That)
WIRED.com - June 4, 2013

While humans have dreamed about going to Mars practically since it was discovered, an actual mission in the foreseeable future is finally starting to feel like a real possibility....[view article]

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Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from new virus
AP - Associated Press - May 30, 2013

Saudi Arabia has reported that three more people have died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing the total number of deaths globally to 30....[view article]

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Sun unleashes strong solar flares
Fox News - May 16, 2013

The sun has unleashed four potent solar flares over the past few days, according to NASA....[view article]

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WHO reports first patient-to-nurse spread of new SARS-like virus
Reuters - May 16, 2013

Two health workers in Saudi Arabia have become infected with a potentially fatal new SARS-like virus after catching it from patients in their care - the first evidence of such transmission within a hospital, the World Health Organization said....[view article]

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Study: Handbags May Have More Bacteria Than A Toilet Seat
CBSNews.com - May 16, 2013

Many ladies love their handbags and will spend a lot of money for the latest and greatest, but a new study says what is inside those bags may be covered in germs worse than what you'll find in the bathroom....[view article]

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New Google timelapse project shows how Earth has changed over 28 years
PC World - May 9, 2013

The times, they are a-changin'-but a new Google timelapse project shows just how much the world's geography is a-changin' too, based on nearly 30 years of satellite imagery....[view article]

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Climate change may bring drought to temperate areas, study says
LA Times - May 7, 2013

'Wet areas will get wetter and dry areas will get drier,' says a scientist, describing the findings of a NASA-led study on rainfall trends. Drought-prone places include the Southwestern United States....[view article]

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Passenger spaceship completes first rocket test flight
Reuters - April 30, 2013

A six-passenger spaceship owned by an offshoot of Virgin Group fired its rocket engine in flight for the first time on Monday, a key step toward the start of commercial service in about a year, Virgin owner Richard Branson said....[view article]

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Next to Use 3-D Printing: Your Surgeon
Wall Street Journal - April 10, 2013

Surgeons at a hospital in Japan recently faced a dilemma before transplanting a parent's liver into a child: How exactly to trim the organ to fit the space in the child's smaller cavity while preserving its functions....[view article]

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Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame Obama
- April 4, 2013

Cancer clinics across the country have begun turning away thousands of Medicare patients - blame Obama....[view article]

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Bee Deaths From Colony Collapse Disorder On The Rise As Researchers Point To Pesticides
Huffington Post - April 2, 2013

Honeybee deaths are on the rise across the world, and researchers are working to find the cause. With as many as 40 or 50 percent of commercial U.S. bee hives lost to colony collapse disorder, according to the New York Times, scientists are eyeing a relatively new class of pesticides as a likely culprit....[view article]

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Nasa's advice on asteroid hitting Earth: pray
Telegraph - March 20, 2013

Charles Bolden, the chief of the Nasa, has warned that the US space agency's best advice on how to handle a large asteroid heading towards New York City is "pray"....[view article]

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'Marsageddon' comet scenario adds to concerns about space threats
NBC News - March 20, 2013

It sounds like an "Armageddon" sequel, set on Mars instead of Earth: A supermassive doomsday comet is heading toward the planet in 2014, and there's nothing anyone can do about it. Not even Bruce Willis....[view article]

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'Nightmare' bacteria spreading in U.S. hospitals, nursing homes: CDC
MSNBC - March 7, 2013

A "nightmare" bacteria that is resistant to powerful antibiotics and kills half of those it infects has surfaced in nearly 200 U.S. hospitals and nursing homes, federal health officials reported Tuesday....[view article]

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Newly Discovered Comet May Hit Mars
Science World Report - March 4, 2013

This year seems to be one for comets. In addition to the two projectiles that will zoom near Earth, a third one has recently been discovered. The newest one, though, won't fly by our planet. Instead, it will pass uncomfortably close to Mars in 2014....[view article]

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Lack of sleep 'switches off' genes
Telegraph - February 26, 2013

One week of bad sleep can "switch off" hundreds of genes and raise the risk of a host of illnesses including obesity and heart disease, scientists claim....[view article]

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Stuxnet Missing Link Found, Resolves Some Mysteries Around the Cyberweapon
WIRED.com - February 26, 2013

As Iran met in Kazakhstan this week with members of the UN Security Council to discuss its nuclear program, researchers announced that a new variant of the sophisticated cyberweapon known as Stuxnet had been found, which predates other known versions of the malicious code that were reportedly unleashed by the U.S. and Israel several years ago in an attempt to sabotage Iran's nuclear program....[view article]

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Climate Change, Labor Capacity Losses Examined By Government Scientists
Huffington Post - February 25, 2013

Earth's increasingly hot, wet climate has cut the amount of work people can do in the worst heat by about 10 percent in the past six decades, and that loss in labor capacity could double by mid-century, U.S. government scientists reported on Sunday....[view article]

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IDF sets up war room to battle hackers
YNet News - February 13, 2013

Amid 'significant rise' in cyber attacks on army systems, Computer Services Directorate sets up special war room to detect hacking attempts, launch counter attack...[view article]

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EDITORIAL: Will the White House Finally Grow the Backbone to Digitally Counterattack China?
Daily Tech - February 6, 2013

Hack on The New York Times is latest incident to illustrate China's dominance in the new era of warfare, and the U.S.'s inaction...[view article]

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Becoming biohackers: The experiments begin
BBC - January 23, 2013

When three writers donned lab coats to see how easy it is to create a home-made lab for genetic experiments, it tested their limits of frustration and the law....[view article]

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Humanoid robot pictured on International Space Station
Telegraph - January 9, 2013

With his upright posture and shiny gold helmet, this space robot looks more suited to the set of Star Wars than the International Space Station....[view article]

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DNA pioneer James Watson takes aim at "cancer establishments"
Reuters - January 9, 2013

A day after an exhaustive national report on cancer found the United States is making only slow progress against the disease, one of the country's most iconic - and iconoclastic - scientists weighed in on "the war against cancer." And he does not like what he sees....[view article]

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NASA is quietly holding a going-out-of-business sale
Jewish World Review - January 9, 2013

Does anyone need a 15,000-foot landing strip? How about a place to assemble rocket ships? Or a parachute-packing plant? An array of aerospace tracking antennas? A launchpad? ...[view article]

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Layer by Layer
MIT Technology - January 8, 2013

With 3-D printing, manufacturers can make existing products more efficiently-and create ones that weren't possible before....[view article]

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The fanless heatsink: Silent, dust-immune, and almost ready for prime time
Extreme Tech - January 8, 2013

The fanless, almost-silent, dust-immune, 30-times-more-efficient Sandia Cooler heatsink is almost ready for prime time. Sandia National Laboratories has announced that two companies — one computer heatsink maker, and one LED light maker — have licensed the technology. ...[view article]

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Hospital Opens Emergency Tent in Midst of Increasing Flu Cases
NBC News - January 8, 2013

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest opens an emergency triage to care for the increased number of people with flu-like symptoms...[view article]

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NAE Supports Pro-Life Pharmacists
NAE - January 8, 2013

The National Association of Evangelicals joined with the Assemblies of God, Evangelical Presbyterian Church, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and several other groups in an amici brief defending the right of pro-life pharmacists to not dispense Plan B, a drug they believe causes abortions....[view article]

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Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern University Admits Patient Heart Attack Under Oath After Years of Denials
Christian Newswire - January 2, 2013

Dr. Patrick McCarthy of Northwestern recently admitted under oath in a malpractice lawsuit that a patient he operated on in 2006 had a heart attack while receiving an investigational heart device called the Myxo 5100. This admission comes amid years of denials from McCarthy, the hospital and Northwestern University about human experimentation during cardiac surgery without consent from patients....[view article]

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"Ferrari of the virus world"
Reuters - December 31, 2012

Larry isn't looking too good. He's pale and clammy and he's been projectile vomiting over and over again while his carers just stand by and watch....[view article]

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Senator wants to limit broadband data caps
Tech Hive - December 21, 2012

A U.S. senator has introduced legislation that limits the ability of broadband providers to impose data caps on customers. ...[view article]

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An Odometer Moment on a Warming Planet
The New York Times - December 20, 2012

For those who might be keeping score, we just passed the 333rd consecutive month of global temperatures above the 20th-century average....[view article]

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Moral Machines
The New Yorker - November 28, 2012

Google's driver-less cars are already street-legal in three states, California, Florida, and Nevada, and some day similar devices may not just be possible but mandatory....[view article]

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Election watchdogs keep wary eye on paperless e-voting systems
Tech Hive - November 1, 2012

As the clock winds down to what could turn out to be an extremely close presidential race, some election watchdogs are keeping a wary eye on paperless electronic voting machines that are scheduled to be used in several key states and jurisdictions around the country....[view article]

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Oregon scientists make embryos with 2 women, 1 man
Fox News - October 24, 2012

Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative (to say the least) technique that could someday be used to prevent babies from inheriting certain rare incurable diseases....[view article]

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Dirty shoes? How did steroids get contaminated?
AP - Associated Press - October 17, 2012

Was it some moldy ceiling tiles? The dusty shoes of a careless employee? Or did the contamination ride in on one of the ingredients?...[view article]

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Afterlife exists says top brain surgeon
Telegraph - October 10, 2012

A prominent scientist who had previously dismissed the possibility of the afterlife says he has reconsidered his belief after experiencing an out of body experience which has convinced him that heaven exists....[view article]

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Outbreak Spurs Calls for New Controls
Wall Street Journal - October 9, 2012

As many as 13,000 patients may have been exposed to fungal meningitis from tainted spinal steroid injections, authorities said Monday, as some lawmakers called for bringing certain specialized pharmacies under greater regulatory scrutiny....[view article]

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Study: Fraud growing in scientific research papers
Guardian - October 4, 2012

Fraud in scientific research, while still rare, is growing at a troubling pace, a new study finds....[view article]

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Nebraska man in need of heart transplant instead has 'miracle' recovery
- September 27, 2012

The power of prayer!...[view article]

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Father Of Pakistan's Nukes Enters Politics
NPR.org - September 20, 2012

The man known as the father of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program, Abdul Qadeer Kahn, is a national hero in Pakistan - and a villain in much of the West....[view article]

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Scientists Moving Forward With Making Three-Parent Embryos
LifeNews.com - September 18, 2012

The BBC reports this morning on the launch of a new consultation by the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) into a new controversial fertility treatment which creates embryos from two women and one man to prevent life-threatening disorders....[view article]

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Dark energy camera snaps first images ahead of survey
BBC - September 18, 2012

The highest-resolution camera ever built has begun its quest to pin down the mysterious stuff that makes up nearly three-quarters of our Universe....[view article]

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong dies at 82
Fox News - August 27, 2012

Neil Armstrong was a quiet, self-described "nerdy" engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved U.S. pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with the first step on the moon....[view article]

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Arctic sea ice set to hit record low
BBC - August 21, 2012

Arctic sea ice looks set to hit a record low by the end of the month, according to satellite data....[view article]

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Zaps Mars Rock with Laser
- August 20, 2012

A NASA rover has fired the first laser gun on Mars to take a peek inside a small Martian rock....[view article]

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Swiss Scientists Develop Algorithm to Sniff out the Source of Malware and Spam Attacks
PC World - August 13, 2012

Swiss scientists have developed an algorithm that can be used to locate spammers as well as the source of a computer virus or malware....[view article]

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Climate Change Study Ties Recent Heat Waves To Global Warming
Huffington Post - August 7, 2012

The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can't be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a top government scientist....[view article]

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Chemotherapy can backfire and boost cancer growth: study
- August 6, 2012

Cancer-busting chemotherapy can cause damage to healthy cells which triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumour growth and resistance to further treatment, a study said Sunday....[view article]

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Mars rover Curiosity's successful landing 'made history'
- August 6, 2012

The successful landing of the Mars rover Curiosity brought cheers far and wide, from Pasadena to the White House and beyond....[view article]

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Rep. Kucinich calls for radiation warnings on cell phones
Washington Times - August 6, 2012

Rep. Dennis Kucinich has introduced a bill that would require cell phones to warn consumers how much radiation is coming from their phones, saying that until science can disprove a link to cancer, the public should be told more information....[view article]

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'Virtual bacteria' created by scientists
Telegraph - August 1, 2012

Scientists have created a "virtual bacteria" which mimics the way the organism works, in a breakthrough which could improve our understanding of disease and help find new treatments. ...[view article]

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Man likely sickened by plague in critical condition in Bend
- June 14, 2012

A man hospitalized in Bend is likely suffering from the plague, marking the fifth case in Oregon since 1995....[view article]

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Flame Malware Spreading Itself Via Bogus Windows Updates
PC World - June 5, 2012

Flame, a massive malware package targeting computers in the Middle East, is spreading itself using bogus Windows updates....[view article]

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Our galaxy on a collision course with another: NASA
Jewish World Review - June 1, 2012

Our galaxy is on a collision course with its nearest neighbor, Andromeda, and the head-on crash is expected in four billion years, the US space agency NASA said on Thursday....[view article]

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Back-to-back asteroids harmlessly fly past Earth
AP - Associated Press - May 30, 2012

A newly discovered small asteroid has harmlessly zipped close to Earth - just as scientists expected....[view article]

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NASA to future moon explorers: Don't ruin our Apollo landing sites
New York Daily News - May 29, 2012

Space agency issues guidelines to help other lunar missions to protect historic remains...[view article]

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Groups Concerned Over Arming Of Domestic Drones
CBSNews.com - May 23, 2012

With the use of domestic drones increasing, concern has not just come up over privacy issues, but also over the potential use of lethal force by the unmanned aircraft....[view article]

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Technion improves microscope resolution 10-fold
The Jerusalem Post - May 23, 2012

Haifa's Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has registered a patent for a new technique that improves tenfold the performance of any type of sophisticated microscope and imaging system without making hardware changes....[view article]

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House Panel Probes Pain, Abortion-to-Birth Policy in D.C.
Christian Newswire - May 17, 2012

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution today will hold a hearing examining the policy of legal abortion until birth currently in effect in the nation's capital, and an NRLC-backed bill that would protect unborn children in the federal District after they have reached 20 weeks fetal age, based on their capacity to experience pain....[view article]

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NASA takes one giant leap into commerical space flight
Federal News Radio - May 17, 2012

After three delays, the first U.S. commercial space flight is set to launch this week. A capsule built by the company SpaceX will take off from Cape Canaveral and head to the International Space Station. If successful, it will be a milestone in NASA's plan to replace its space shuttle program with commercial carriers....[view article]

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US-Russian crew blasts off on trip to International Space Station
Fox News - May 15, 2012

A three-man crew blasted off from a space center in southern Kazakhstan Tuesday morning on board a Russian-made Soyuz craft for a four-and-half-month stay at the International Space Station....[view article]

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'Ring of fire' solar eclipse to occur Sunday, May 20
Space.com - May 15, 2012

(Space.com) Skywatchers in East Asia and the western United States should circle Sunday (May 20) on their calendars. That's when a solar eclipse will block out most of the sun, leaving a spectacular "ring of fire" shining in the sky for observers located along the eclipse's path....[view article]

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Secret Public Records of Non-Physician Abortion Project Demanded
Christian Newswire - May 8, 2012

On May 10, the Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) will request in court that essential information related to the non-physician abortion Project sponsored by UCSF/Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health must be made public. According to the California Public Records Act (CPRA), additional Project information should be made public. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 10 at 10 AM Pacific Time in Superior Court, County of Alameda, 201 13th Street, Oakland, CA....[view article]

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A Quixotic Quest to Mine Asteroids
Wall Street Journal - April 23, 2012

A new company backed by two Google Inc. billionaires, film director James Cameron and other space exploration proponents is aiming high in the hunt for natural resources-with mining asteroids the possible target....[view article]

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Anonymous Attacks China, Defaces Hundreds of Websites
PC World - April 5, 2012

Hacktivist group Anonymous has turned its sights on China, reportedly defacing hundreds of Chinese websites, including a handful of local Chinese government websites over the past few days....[view article]

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Pricey 'stingray' gadget lets cops track cellphones without telco help
MSNBC - April 5, 2012

The stingray, made by Harris Wireless Products Group of Melbourne, Fla., lets users set up what amounts to a fake cellphone tower and trick all phones nearby into connecting with it....[view article]

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Half a million Mac computers 'infected with malware'
BBC - April 5, 2012

An investigation by Dr. Web suggests that about 600,000 Macs have installed the malware - potentially allowing them to be hijacked and used as a "botnet"....[view article]

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Scientists build robot 'jellyfish' fueled by sea water
Washington Times - April 4, 2012

Scientists funded by the U.S. Navy have developed a robot "jellyfish" - a foot-long submarine that runs on seawater and could be used on spy missions....[view article]

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Hubble Telescope Confirms Existence of God with Incomprehensible Power, Author Says
Christian Newswire - March 29, 2012

Hubble telescope validates a passage from the scroll of Isaiah confirming God to be the energy source behind the Universe....[view article]

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Stuxnet: Computer worm opens new era of warfare
CBSNews.com - March 15, 2012

The most pernicious computer virus ever known wasn't out to steal your money, identity, or passwords. So what was the intricate Stuxnet virus after? Its target appears to have been the centrifuges in a top secret Iranian nuclear facility. Stuxnet showed, for the first time, that a cyber attack could cause significant physical damage to a facility....[view article]

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New asteroid to threaten Earth in 2013
RT.com - March 5, 2012

To avert a possible catastrophe - this time set for February 2013 - scientists suggest confronting asteroid 2012 DA14 with either paint or big guns. The stickler is that time has long run out to build a spaceship to carry out the operation....[view article]

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Mercedes Makes Invisible Car, Tricky To Find Where You Parked It
PC World - March 5, 2012

The power of invisibility is slowly inching closer. In the past few months for instance, scientists created invisibility cloaks made out of carbon or plasmonic metamaterial--cool, but complicated nonetheless. That is why you need to check out this awesome invisible car by Mercedes....[view article]

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Scientists Use Stem Cells to Generate Human Eggs
The New York Times - February 27, 2012

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital say they have extracted stem cells from human ovaries and made them generate egg cells. The advance, if confirmed, might provide a new source of eggs for treating infertility, though scientists say it is far too early to tell if the work holds such promise....[view article]

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Tiny Radio-Powered Device Swims Through Your Veins, Proves Scientists Wrong
PC World - February 23, 2012

You've all seen the movie Fantastic Voyage, I assume. While piloting a ship that's been shrunk to the size of a red blood cell is indeed fantastic, Stanford School of Engineering Assistant Professor Ada Poon recently demonstrated a wirelessly controlled, self propelled device that could navigate inside your blood stream....[view article]

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Watch the Number of Abortion Clinics Drop on AbortionDocs.org
Christian Newswire - January 19, 2012

"For the first time ever a centralized database has been created listing every abortion center in the United States. We have built a good foundation in compiling the most accurate and up-to-date list of abortion clinics known to exist," said Troy Newman, President of Pro-Life Nation and Operation Rescue....[view article]

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NYPD, Feds Testing Gun-Scanning Technology, But Civil Liberties Groups Up In Arms
CBSNews.com - January 18, 2012

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The NYPD is stepping up their war against illegal guns, with a new tool that could detect weapons on someone as they walk down the street....[view article]

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Time may be up for the leap second
Fox News - January 18, 2012

GENEVA - Time could soon be up for the leap second -- that extra moment added to universal time to keep it in sync with the earth's movement -- as experts consider abolishing it later this week....[view article]

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Update on Tourette's-Like Illness in Leroy
NBC News - January 12, 2012

LEROY, NY -- Administrators in the Leroy Central School District updated parents and students about a mysterious disorder that's affected twelve female high school students, causing them to exhibit symptoms similar to Tourette's Syndrome....[view article]

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12 Infected With New Swine Flu Strain
US News & World Report - January 12, 2012

The days of medical masks at airports and widespread panic may be coming back-that's because at least 12 humans are believed to have been infected with a new strain of swine flu that's not covered by this season's vaccine....[view article]

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The Hubble Space Telescope Discovers the Farthest-Away Galaxies Ever Seen
PC World - January 12, 2012

What you see above are five-clusters of the farthest-away galaxies Astronomers have ever seen. The galaxies are 13.1 billion light-years away and are at the very beginning stages of galaxy forming....[view article]

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Magnetic bomb kills nuclear scientist in Iran; Israel accused
MSNBC - January 11, 2012

TEHRAN, Iran - Two assailants on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to the car of an Iranian university professor working at a key nuclear facility, killing him and wounding two people on Wednesday, a semiofficial news agency reported....[view article]

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Air & Space - SCITECH Billion Light-Year Wide Web of Dark Matter Mapped
Fox News - January 9, 2012

Astronomers have created a vast cosmic map revealing an intricate web of dark matter and galaxies spanning a distance of one billion light-years....[view article]

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Now You See It, Now You Don't: Time Cloak Created
Fox News - January 5, 2012

WASHINGTON - It's one thing to make an object invisible, like Harry Potter's mythical cloak. But scientists have made an entire event impossible to see. They have invented a time masker....[view article]

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China push to put astronaut on the moon
FT - Financial Times - December 29, 2011

China has declared its intention to land an astronaut on the moon, in the first official confirmation of its aim to go where Americans last set foot nearly 40 years ago....[view article]

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Remote SMS Attack Can Force Mobile Phones to Send Premium-rate Text Messages
PC World - December 19, 2011

Attackers can force mobile phones to send premium-rate SMS messages or prevent them from receiving messages for long periods of time by leveraging a logic flaw in mobile telecommunication standards....[view article]

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TV Spots Urge Congress to Protect Unborn from Mercury Pollution
Christian Newswire - December 14, 2011

KIRKLIN, Ind., Dec. 14, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Evangelical Environmental Network announced the launch of multi-state TV spot campaign arguing that EPA mercury regulations are a pro-life issue. The TV spots will be targeting Senators in eight key states who are either pro-life or sensitive to pro-life concerns....[view article]

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U.S. Government Fails to Oversee Treatment of Foster Children With Mind-Altering Drugs
ABC News - December 1, 2011

ABC News was given exclusive access to the GAO report, which capped off a nationwide yearlong investigation by ABC News on the overuse of the most powerful mind-altering drugs on many of the country's nearly 425,000 foster children....[view article]

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Scientists grow stem cells that integrate into brain
Jewish World Review - November 23, 2011

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have grown human embryonic stem cells into neurons that appear capable of adapting themselves to the brain's machinery by sending and receiving messages from other cells, raising hopes that medicine may one day use this tool to treat patients with such disorders as Parkinson's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease....[view article]

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Russia struggles to save Mars moon probe
AP - Associated Press - November 10, 2011

MOSCOW (AP) -- As Russia's space agency struggled Thursday to fix a probe bound for a moon of Mars that instead got stuck in Earth's orbit, some experts said the chances of saving the $170 million craft looked slim....[view article]

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Tuberculosis Breaks Out At Occupy Atlanta's Base
CBSNews.com - November 10, 2011

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) - The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis....[view article]

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China's Newest Supercomputer Uses Homegrown Chips
PC World - October 31, 2011

Type the intro here if you are linking to another story, otherwise paste the entire story here and leave the url blank. The website will display a maximum of 80 words for the introduction. If you are pasting from Word use the word pasteboard icon....[view article]

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Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Rises to 28
Fox News - October 26, 2011

The death toll linked to listeria-contaminated cantaloupes in the United States has climbed to 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday....[view article]

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More states limiting Medicaid hospital stays
USA TODAY - October 24, 2011

A growing number of states are sharply limiting hospital stays under Medicaid to as few as 10 days a year to control rising costs of the health insurance program for the poor and disabled....[view article]

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Researchers Warn of Impending Cyber Attack
ABC News - October 19, 2011

A new computer virus using "nearly identical" parts of the cyber superweapon Stuxnet has been detected on computer systems in Europe and is believed to be a precursor to a new Stuxnet-like attack, a major U.S.-based cyber security company said today....[view article]

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Bible's authors decoded by computer
NBC News - October 17, 2011

Israeli researchers have built a computer algorithm to decode one of the most important books in Western culture: the Bible. The results accord generally with the consensus of scholars that the book contains writing styles defined as "priestly" and "non-priestly."...[view article]

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World prone to food-borne disease outbreaks
- October 13, 2011

Investigating these outbreaks has also become more difficult because food can contain ingredients from around the world and is transported through a complex global supply chain, top WHO officials said. ...[view article]

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Cantaloupe listeria toll continues to rise: 116 sick, 23 dead
MSN - October 13, 2011

An outbreak of listeria infections tied to contaminated Colorado cantaloupe has now sickened 116 people and left 23 dead, federal health officials reported Wednesday, making this the deadliest outbreak in more than 25 years. In addition, one pregnant woman who became ill had a miscarriage....[view article]

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Gulf of Mexico Sea Floor Unstable, Fractured, Spilling Hydrocarbons
- October 12, 2011

The Gulf of Mexico disaster has not gone away. In fact, it has grown exponentially since the main stream media stopped talking about it. According to the Gulf Rescue Alliance, an organization composed of scientists, medical professionals and seafood industry professionals, among others, the problem cannot be simplified to the damage already caused by the oil spill. It is worse, much worse....[view article]

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Vitamins linked with higher death risk in older women?
BBC - October 11, 2011

When it comes to vitamins, it appears you could have too much of a good thing, say researchers who report a link between their use and higher death rates among older women....[view article]

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World's most expensive telescope takes first pictures of deepest space in quest for more knowledge of outer universe
Mail Online - October 6, 2011

This is the remarkable first picture taken by the new $1.3billion radio telescope sitting high in the Chilean Andes. It shows two galaxies colliding in a view no other telescope on Earth or in space could capture....[view article]

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Regular aspirin users at higher risk of sight problems, research suggests
Telegraph - October 4, 2011

Researchers who tested more than 4,000 elderly people across Europe found that those who took the drug every day were twice as likely to be diagnosed with late stage age related macular degeneration as those who did not....[view article]

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Electric Plane Wows NASA
NBC News - October 4, 2011

A Pennsylvania-based team's electric-powered plane flew a 200-mile course to win a $1.35 million prize from NASA....[view article]

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Millions of Bees Mysteriously Die in Florida
CBSNews.com - October 3, 2011

MICCO, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) - Florida officials are abuzz as to how millions of honey bees were killed in Brevard County....[view article]

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Obama Underfire for Weakening Manned Space Flight
Breitbart - October 3, 2011

"We will have no American access to, and return from, low Earth orbit and the International Space Station for an unpredictable length of time in the future," Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the Moon, warned lawmakers at a recent hearing....[view article]

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The Future of Malware
PC World - October 3, 2011

Personal information belonging to a full third of Massachusetts residents has been compromised in one way or another, according to the state's attorney general, citing statistics gleaned from a tough new data breach reporting law....[view article]

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China Launches 1st Space Lab Module Into Orbit for Docking Tests
Space.com - September 29, 2011

China successfully launched its first space lab module into orbit in an impressive nighttime display today (Sept. 29)....[view article]

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Security Expert: U.S. 'Leading Force' Behind Stuxnet
NPR.org - September 26, 2011

One year ago, German cybersecurity expert Ralph Langner announced that he had found a computer worm designed to sabotage a nuclear facility in Iran. It's called Stuxnet, and it was the most sophisticated worm Langner had ever seen....[view article]

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Beware the Assembling Bot Army
PC World - September 19, 2011

A mammoth army of infected computers is being assembled, but it's unclear yet what purpose they will be put to. Wave after wave of malicious e-mail attachments has been sent out since August, and with average success rates for such mailings, millions of machines could be compromised, says Internet security firm Commtouch....[view article]

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Abortion and Mental Health Controversy Reignited by New Study
Elliot Institute - September 19, 2011

Up to 10 percent of mental health problems among women may be affected by a history of abortion, according to a new review published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in their British Journal of Psychiatry....[view article]

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NASA Unveils Giant New Rocket Design
Fox News - September 14, 2011

NASA announced the design for its next-generation rocket Wednesday morning, a potentially $35 billion vehicle called the Space Launch System (SLS) that the space agency believes can replace the space shuttle and power the future of American space flight....[view article]

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NASA launches twin satellites to study insides of moon
The Globe and Mail - September 13, 2011

A pair of spacecraft rocketed toward the moon Saturday on the first mission dedicated to measuring lunar gravity and determining what's inside Earth's orbiting companion - all the way down to the core....[view article]

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Hubble Discovery Confirms God Created the Universe
Christian Newswire - September 13, 2011

ORLANDO, Sept. 13, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Since Biblical times, people have put their trust in the Genesis account of creation. In recent years however, some have challenged the account and say there is no scientific evidence to support Genesis. It appears now that discoveries made by NASA's scientist are confirming that the Genesis account is scientifically accurate. The idea of no scientific evidence to support it is now being turned upside-down by the very findings made in 2004 by...[view article]

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Article: Space Junk Problem Is More Threatening Than Ever, Report Warns
Space.com - September 1, 2011

There is so much junk in space that collisions could start to increase exponentially, leading to a continuously growing pile of rubble in orbit, a new report warns....[view article]

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NASA fears leaving space station unmanned
AFP - August 31, 2011

WASHINGTON - The possible first-ever evacuation of the International Space Station, if a Russian spacecraft is not launched in November, would risk the loss of the orbiting lab, a NASA official has warned....[view article]

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Russia delays sending new crew into space
Reuters - August 29, 2011

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's space agency on Monday delayed the return of three crew from the International Space Station and postponed the launch of new crew members following the crash of a cargo craft last week....[view article]

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Will International Space Station Be Abandoned?
Fox News - August 29, 2011

MOSCOW - NASA has scuttled the shuttles -- and now science may pay the price. With the end of the storied space shuttle program, NASA is forced to rely on Russian spacecraft to operate the International Space Station. The recent crash of a Russian spaceship in the remote reaches of Siberia underscores the risk of that policy decision: A problem with Russia's fleet may force NASA to abandon the station as soon as November....[view article]

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Advertisers start using facial recognition to tailor pitches
Los Angeles Times - August 25, 2011

Once the stuff of science fiction and high-tech crime fighting, facial recognition technology has become one of the newest tools in marketing, even though privacy concerns abound....[view article]

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Scientists find underground river beneath Amazon
- August 25, 2011

AFP - Brazilian scientists have discovered an underground river some 4,000 meters (13,000) feet deep, which flows from west to east like the country's famous waterway....[view article]

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NASA TV Press Conference on Solar Flares Thursday 2 P.M. EST
NASA - August 18, 2011

In light of the fact that we have said for some months that we should be aware of and prepare for major solar storms, this could be one of the most important press conferences of recent times - provided both NASA and the press are prepared to cover the full implications of what such solar storms can do - which includes destroying the electrical grid systems wherever a top-scale coronal mass ejection strikes. ...[view article]

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Amoeba Parasite Kills Second U.S. Child This Month
Fox News - August 17, 2011

A nine-year-old Virginia boy has become the second child in the U.S. to die this month after being infected by a dangerous freshwater amoeba, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Tuesday....[view article]

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SpaceX to fly to Int'l Space Station in November
AP - Associated Press - August 16, 2011

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) -- SpaceX's next mission is to the International Space Station. The Hawthorne, Calif.-based private rocket maker said Monday its Dragon capsule will launch on Nov. 30 on a cargo test run to the orbiting outpost. SpaceX said the launch will be followed by a station docking more than a week later....[view article]

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Virus can cause high blood pressure: Chinese study
Breitbart - August 15, 2011

High blood pressure could be caused by a common virus, according to a study carried out by a team of Chinese doctors which has possible implications for millions of people around the world....[view article]

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Severe Solar Storms Could Paralyze Earth this Decade: NOAA
IBT: International Business Times - August 8, 2011

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a federal agency that focuses on the condition of the oceans and atmosphere, said that a severe solar storm could cause global chaos, wreck satellite communications and take down the most important power grids in the world for a period of years....[view article]

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Defcon for Kids Raising a New Generation of 'Hackers'
PC World - August 8, 2011

At the Defcon conference in Las Vegas last week, kids aged 8 to 16 were exposed to the world of hacking. Some may fear indoctrinating a new generation of Anonymous and LulzSec members, but young minds can expand the horizons of technology and computer security to effectively combat hacking collectives such as these....[view article]

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Hackers infiltrate computer networks of thousands of companies
Jewish World Review - August 4, 2011

The hackers, who belong to a government-sanctioned group from either Eastern Europe or East Asia, not only broke in but remained embedded in the computer systems, quietly siphoning secret data for years, security analysts say....[view article]

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Neb. mine find to challenge China's dominance of vital rare minerals
Washington Times - August 3, 2011

Elk Creek, Neb. (population 112), may not be so tiny much longer. Reports suggest that the southeastern Nebraska hamlet may be sitting on the world’s largest untapped deposit of “rare earth” minerals, which have proved to be indispensable to a slew of high-tech and military applications such as laser pointers, stadium lighting, electric car batteries and sophisticated missile-guidance systems....[view article]

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Look Inside the Control Center of the Retired Shuttle 360 View
- August 3, 2011

A 360 degree view of the space shuttle. You will need Flash enabled....[view article]

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Earth's two moons? It's not lunacy, but new theory
AP - Associated Press - August 3, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a spectacle that might have beguiled poets, lovers and songwriters if only they had been around to see it, Earth once had two moons, astronomers now think. But the smaller one smashed into the other in what is being called the "big splat."...[view article]

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Massive Global Cyberattack Targeting U.S., U.N. Discovered; Experts Blame China
Fox News - August 3, 2011

The world's most extensive case of cyber-espionage, including attacks on U.S. government and U.N. computers, was revealed Wednesday by online security firm McAfee, and analysts are speculating that China is behind the attacks....[view article]

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Researchers Genetically Engineer Glowing Dog
PC World - August 1, 2011

Researchers have done something so astounding that it will make your heart jump a beat--they have genetically engineered a glow-in-the-dark dog. The transgenic dog was created in South Korea at Seoul National University which boasts one of the World's only strictly genetic engineering curricula. The research is more than a Halloween trick and could lead to medical breakthroughs in curing a variety of illnesses....[view article]

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Beijing: Land of pollution?
WorldNetDaily - July 26, 2011

This is the third of a series of reports from Dawn Fotopulos, an associate professor of business at The King's College, New York, about China....[view article]

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Ohio health care question cleared for fall ballot
AP - Associated Press - July 26, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Voters will get the chance to decide whether Ohio can opt out of the national health care overhaul after the state's top election official said Tuesday that opponents of the federal law have enough signatures to put a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 8 ballot....[view article]

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Atlantis makes historic final landing as Nasa's 30-year shuttle program comes to a glorious end
Mail Online - July 21, 2011

Atlantis made the perfect landing as dawn broke this morning, gliding down on to the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, to bring to an end 30 years of shuttle missions....[view article]

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Russia declares 'era of Soyuz' after shuttle
AFP - July 21, 2011

Moscow on Thursday declared it is now "the era of the Soyuz" after the US shuttle's last flight left the Russian system as the sole means for delivering astronauts to the International Space Station....[view article]

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Big Brother Creep Out: 7 Ways US Govt. Invades Brains
PC World - July 20, 2011

With increasing frequency it seems agencies of the government are looking to tap into the public consciousness to gather information on everything from how you surf the Web to how they can use information generated by you to predict the future....[view article]

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Microsoft Patents Spy Tech for Skype
PC World - June 29, 2011

A newly patented Microsoft technology called Legal Intercept that would allow the company to secretly intercept, monitor and record Skype calls is stoking privacy concerns....[view article]

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ISS crew boards escape pods due to space debris
AP - Associated Press - June 28, 2011

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian Mission Control says the International Space Station's crew has briefly taken seats in escape capsules due to a close encounter with space debris....[view article]

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An FDA Panel Is Deciding Life or Death For My Wife
Fox News - June 28, 2011

December 16, 2010 will forever be the day that changed my life. I had just received a news flash across my monitor that the FDA had confirmed its advisory panel's decision to "de-label" the drug Avastin for breast cancer patients. The practical implication of this was that my wife Arlene was now at mortal risk....[view article]

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US accused of making insect spy robots
Telegraph - June 20, 2011

The US government has been accused of secretly developing robotic insect spies amid reports of bizarre flying objects hovering in the air above anti-war protests.Note: This is a 2007 report....[view article]

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Artificial meat could slice emissions, say scientists
Guardian - June 20, 2011

Lab-grown meat would generate a tiny fraction of emissions associated with conventional livestock production....[view article]

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Japan Reclaims Top Ranking on Latest TOP500 List of World's Supercomputers
- June 20, 2011

HAMBURG, Germany-A Japanese supercomputer capable of performing more than 8 quadrillion calculations per second (petaflop/s) is the new number one system in the world, putting Japan back in the top spot....[view article]

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Landsat 5 Satellite Helps Emergency Managers Fight Largest Fire in Arizona History
Science Daily - June 17, 2011

ScienceDaily (June 16, 2011) - The largest fire in the history of the state of Arizona continues to burn and emergency managers and responders are using satellite data from a variety of instruments to plan their firefighting containment strategies and mitigation efforts once the fires are out....[view article]

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Virginia Men Live 15 Years Longer Than Mississippi's in Study
Bloomberg - June 15, 2011

A man in Fairfax County, Virginia, can expect to live 15 years longer than one in Holmes County, Mississippi, according to a study released today that illuminates health disparities across the U.S....[view article]

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Health Officials: Latest U.S. E. Coli Cases Unrelated to Outbreak in Europe
Fox News - June 9, 2011

The Virginia 2-year-old who died from an E. coli bacterial infection that has also sickened her brother, as well as at least 10 other E. coli infections in Tennessee since June 1, are unrelated to the infections in Germany, said health officials, according to the Johnson City Press....[view article]

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Experts: Time running out to solve E. coli mystery
AP - Associated Press - June 7, 2011

LONDON (AP) -- Health experts say time is running out for German investigators to find the source of the world's deadliest E. coli outbreak, and some have been surprised - even shocked - at lapses in the German investigation....[view article]

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Germany steps up hunt for deadly E.coli source
Reuters - June 3, 2011

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Racing to curb the spread of a killer food bug, Germany set up a national task force on Friday to hunt down the source of a highly toxic strain of E.coli that killed 17 people and sounded alarms around the world....[view article]

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China calls US culprit in global 'Internet war'
AP - Associated Press - June 3, 2011

BEIJING (AP) -- The Chinese military accused the U.S. on Friday of launching a global "Internet war" to bring down Arab and other governments, redirecting the spotlight away from allegations of major online attacks on Western targets originating in China....[view article]

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WHO: E. coli outbreak caused by new strain
AP - Associated Press - June 2, 2011

LONDON (AP) -- The E. coli bacteria responsible for a mysterious outbreak that has left 18 people dead and sickened hundreds is a new strain that has never been seen before, the World Health Organization said Thursday....[view article]

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WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk
CNN - June 1, 2011

(CNN) -- Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform....[view article]

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Endeavour Lands on Earth, Ending Final Mission
Fox News - June 1, 2011

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Endeavour and its six astronauts returned to Earth early Wednesday, closing out the next-to-last mission in NASA's 30-year program with a safe middle-of-the-night landing....[view article]

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Two in U.S. infected in German E. coli outbreak
NBC News - June 1, 2011

Two U.S. residents who recently traveled in northern Germany appear to be among victims of a massive outbreak of food poisoning that has killed 16 and sickened more than 1,150 people in Europe since the second week of May, federal health officials confirmed Tuesday....[view article]

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Obama Killing Our Space Program
USA TODAY - May 25, 2011

Was President Kennedy a dreamer, a visionary, or simply politically astute? We may never know, but he had the courage to make that bold proposal 50 years ago Wednesday....[view article]

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Laser puts record data rate through fibre
BBC - May 23, 2011

Researchers have set a new record for the rate of data transfer using a single laser: 26 terabits per second....[view article]

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NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Reveals Strangeness of Alien Solar Systems
Fox News - May 23, 2011

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope detected 1,235 alien planet candidates in its first four months of operation. Of those, 408 reside in multiple-planet systems, suggesting that our own configuration of multiple worlds orbiting a single star isn't so special....[view article]

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Endeavour blasts off Monday
USA TODAY - May 16, 2011

CAPE CANAVERAL - The space shuttle Endeavour took off Monday morning on its final launch from Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39A....[view article]

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NASA Considers Lasers To Battle Space Junk
CBSNews.com - May 11, 2011

MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS 5) - "Space junk" or debris has become an increasing threat to commercial satellites along with spacecraft and the International Space Station. Now NASA scientists may have a new option for reducing debris....[view article]

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Alarming combo: Bedbugs with 'superbug' germ found
AP - Associated Press - May 11, 2011

ATLANTA- Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying "superbug" germs....[view article]

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Scientists Plan To Create Dolphin Translator, Hope Dolphins Like the Fish
- May 11, 2011

Soon divers carrying a computer with a special translator will take to the waters to try and receive, translate, and send signals to dolphins. According to New Scientist Dr. Denise L Herzing, future dolphin translator and founder of the Wild Dophin Project, and colleagues have been working on trying to establish two-way communication with dolphins since the late 1990s....[view article]

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Bin Laden Video Is a Virus, FBI Warns
PC World - May 4, 2011

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation warned computer users Tuesday that messages claiming to include photos and videos of Osama bin Laden's death actually contain a virus that could steal personal information....[view article]

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Smartphone data anxieties rise
FT - Financial Times - May 3, 2011

Recent disclosures about the extent of sensitive personal data collected by smartphones and disseminated to businesses are prompting increased scrutiny by the US Congress and raising the odds that information privacy laws will be enacted....[view article]

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Researcher: iPhone Location Data Already Used By Cops
Bloomberg - April 25, 2011

The "news" that iPhones and iPads keep track of where you go has been known in forensic circles for some time....[view article]

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Nasa posts thousands of incredible space images on the internet
Mail Online - April 18, 2011

The NASA space agency has uploaded thousands of amazing space snaps onto the internet, including shots of previously unseen galaxies, stars and asteroids....[view article]

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The Face of Cyberwar
PC World - April 18, 2011

Imagine it's August 2020. A powerful and rising China wants to bring the city-state of Singapore into its fold like it has with Hong Kong. Before the first physical attacks, China launches a cyberoffensive to disrupt the communications capabilities of the U.S., Japan and their allies....[view article]

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Navy hopes lasers will put the heat on pirates
- April 14, 2011

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A ship-based laser tested by the Navy's research arm could put the heat on Somali pirates....[view article]

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Houston passed over for retiring space shuttle
- April 13, 2011

HOUSTON - Texas leaders accused NASA on Tuesday of allowing politics to dictate which sites across the country received retiring space shuttles, and some clamored for a congressional investigation into how decision-makers could have passed over Houston's Johnson Space Center and its "Mission Control."...[view article]

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Yellowstone supervolcano fed by bigger plume
BBC - April 13, 2011

The underground volcanic plume at Yellowstone in the US may be bigger than previously thought, according to a new study by geologists....[view article]

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Space exploration remains priority for Russia, Medvedev
BBC - April 12, 2011

Space exploration remains a priority for Russia, President Dmitry Medvedev has said, as the country marks the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin....[view article]

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Scientists Find Superbugs in Delhi Drinking Water
Fox News - April 7, 2011

A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said on Thursday....[view article]

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Scientists grow 'embryonic eye' in test tube
Telegraph - April 7, 2011

Researchers were amazed when stem cells in a test tube spontaneously organised themselves into a complex structure that resembles the developing embryonic eye....[view article]

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Study: U.S. has 4M 'HOMO' adults; 1.7% of populace
AP - Associated Press - April 7, 2011

It's a fraction of the figure put out by Alfred Kinsey, who said in the 1940s that 10 percent of the men he surveyed were "predominantly homos."...[view article]

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IBM Shows Smallest, Fastest Graphene Processor
PC World - April 7, 2011

IBM on Thursday demonstrated its fastest graphene transistor, which can execute 155 billion cycles per second, which is about 50 percent faster than previous experimental transistors shown by the company's researchers....[view article]

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Surgeons raise alarm over waiting [Obamacare aspiration?]]
BBC - April 6, 2011

Surgeons say patients in some parts of England have spent months waiting in pain because of delayed operations or new restrictions on who qualifies for treatment. Obamacare is wanting immulate their problem?...[view article]

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Small concentrations of iodine 131 found in water in Far East
ITAR-TASS - April 5, 2011

VLADIVOSTOK, April 4 (Itar-Tass) - Experts continue identifying iodine 131 /radioiodine/ in the concentrations posing no danger to human health as they study the samples of atmospheric aerosols taken in the air above Vladivostok, the press service of the Primorsky /Maritime/ territory center for hydrometeorology said....[view article]

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Ozone layer faces record loss over Arctic
USA TODAY - April 5, 2011

GENEVA (AP) - The depletion of the ozone layer shielding Earth from damaging ultraviolet rays has reached an unprecedented low over the Arctic this spring because of harmful chemicals and a cold winter, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday....[view article]

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Space junk threatening space station, 3 residents
AP - Associated Press - April 5, 2011

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A small piece of space junk is drifting dangerously close to the International Space Station....[view article]

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Live human heart grown in lab using stem cells in potential transplant breakthrough?
Mail Online - April 4, 2011

Scientists are growing human hearts in laboratories, offering hope for millions of cardiac patients....[view article]

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DOH confirms 4 cases of dengue fever on Oahu
NBC News - April 4, 2011

PEARL CITY (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Department of Health says: it's an outbreak. There are now FOUR confirmed cases of dengue fever on Oahu - with results of 12 more suspected cases still pending. But, health officials are hoping this epidemic can be contained to small numbers....[view article]

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EPA releases new radiation numbers for Boise, say levels pose no health threat
- April 4, 2011

BOISE - The Environmental Protection Agency said it expected elevated levels of radioactive material in rainwater following the incident at the Fukushima nuclear plant....[view article]

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Radiation Detected in Milk in California and Washington
Fox News - March 31, 2011

Traces of radioactive iodine from Japan were detected in milk samples from California and Washington state - though officials say they pose no health threat....[view article]

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Nine dead in Alabama hospitals after receiving contaminated intravenous supplements
- March 30, 2011

Nine patients died in Alabama hospitals -- most in the Birmingham area -- after receiving intravenous nutritional supplements contaminated with a lethal bacteria, the state health department said Tuesday....[view article]

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Disease clusters found in 13 states
Reuters - March 29, 2011

WASHINGTON - There are 42 so-called disease clusters in 13 U.S. states, showing incidence of numerous types of cancer, birth defects and other chronic illnesses, the Natural Resources Defense Council reported on Monday....[view article]

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Researchers Develop Artificial Leaf; Your Marigolds Cower in Fear
PC World - March 29, 2011

A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) led by Dr. Daniel Nocera, Ph.D., claims to have made a drastic discovery in the world of sustainable energy by developing the first "practical" artificial leaf. These leaves are actually advanced solar cells that mimic photosynthesis, the process by which their real-life counterparts convert sunlight and water into energy. According Nocera, the leaves, although small in size, “"could produce enough electricity to supply a...[view article]

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More U.S. states find traces of radiation from Japan
CNN - March 24, 2011

(CNN) -- Colorado and Oregon have joined several other Western states in reporting trace amounts of radioactive particles that have likely drifted about 5,000 miles from a quake and tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan, officials say....[view article]

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Teacher will not be fired for teaching creationist beliefs in science class
Jewish World Review - March 23, 2011

A suburban school district north of Chicago will not fire a teacher who taught creationist beliefs about the origin of life in science classes, the superintendent said at a public meeting Tuesday night....[view article]

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Earthquake Prediction 2011 Jim Berkland - A Major Earthquake in North America Imminen
Fox News - March 17, 2011

Noted Geologist, Jim Berkland, in San Fransisco, CA says that a pattern is forming for the U.S. to have an earthquake....[view article]

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Iran sends first 'life capsule' into orbit
AP - Associated Press - March 17, 2011

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran says it has sent the country's first space capsule that is able to sustain life into orbit as a test for a future mission that may carry a live animal....[view article]

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House-Size Asteroid Zooms Close by Earth
Fox News - March 17, 2011

An asteroid the size of a house zoomed by Earth Wednesday, flying within the orbit of the moon just one day after astronomers spotting the space rock in the sky, NASA says....[view article]

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Haiti cholera 'far worse than expected', experts fear
BBC - March 16, 2011

Rather than affecting a predicted 400,000 people, the diarrhoeal disease could strike nearly twice as many as this, latest estimates suggest....[view article]

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Bill Would Ban Human Cloning In Minnesota
AP - Associated Press - March 15, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A bill attempting to head off possible human cloning is starting its travel through Minnesota's Legislature....[view article]

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Alarm at the huge deline in bee numbers
Breitbart - March 10, 2011

Alarm expressed at a huge decline in bee colonies under a multiple onslaught of pests and pollution, urging an international effort to save the pollinators that are vital for food crops....[view article]

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Space Shuttle Discovery Lands on Earth After Final Voyage
Space.com - March 9, 2011

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The space shuttle Discovery has returned to Earth from its final mission, never to soar in orbit again....[view article]

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Scientists warn of 'dangerous over-reliance' on GPS
AFP - March 8, 2011

AFP - Developed nations have become "dangerously over-reliant" on satellite navigation systems such as GPS, which could break down or be attacked with devastating results, British engineers said Tuesday....[view article]

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Adobe's Wallaby Ties Flash to HTML
PC World - March 8, 2011

Adobe Systems is making available this evening a preview of its Wallaby technology, which enables developers to leverage Flash development skills to build HTML files that can run on systems without the need for the Flash Player, including Apple iOS devices....[view article]

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Air Force's X-37B Space Plane Launching on Secret Mission Friday
Space.com - March 3, 2011

The U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane is poised to launch on its second mission Friday (March 4), though what exactly it will be doing once it leaves the ground remains a mystery....[view article]

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'Tractor beam' is possible with lasers, say scientists
BBC - March 3, 2011

A laser can act as a "tractor beam", drawing small objects back toward the laser's source, scientists have said....[view article]

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Shopping carts one of dirtiest places in grocery store, study says
USA TODAY - March 3, 2011

Gerba says 72% of the carts had a positive marker for fecal bacteria. When they examined some of the samples, they found Escherichia coli, also known as E. coli, on half of them....[view article]

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Burnsville Police First To Use Body Cameras
CBN News - March 3, 2011

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) - The Burnsville Police Department was the first law enforcement agency in the state to use body cameras when it started equipping officers with the technology last summer....[view article]

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Robot Hummingbird Spy Drone Flies for Eight Minutes, Spies on Bad Guys
Fox News - March 2, 2011

Pentagon researchers have taken robots for a science fiction spin, building a robotic hummingbird that's ideal for covert surveillance....[view article]

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Microscope with 50-nanometre resolution demonstrated
BBC - March 2, 2011

UK researchers have demonstrated the highest-resolution optical microscope ever - aided by tiny glass beads....[view article]

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Satellite images show Damascus established four facilities to accompany reactor bombed in 2007
YNet News - February 24, 2011

WASHINGTON - Syria established four additional nuclear facilities aside from the one bombed by Israel in 2007, the US Institute for Science and International Security reported late Wednesday....[view article]

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Shuttle Discovery scheduled for its last flight
CNN - February 24, 2011

(CNN) -- Space shuttle Discovery is set to launch Thursday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its final flight, ending nearly three decades of space travel....[view article]

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Ark. cities feel unexplained surge in earthquakes
AP - Associated Press - February 17, 2011

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Jim Sutterfield was briefly puzzled by a thumping sound that seemed to slam the back of his office chair. But when the small-town Arkansas fire chief turned and saw no one was around, he quickly realized it was just an earthquake - again....[view article]

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After 'Jeopardy!' win, IBM program steps out to the medical field to possibly help!
My Way News - February 17, 2011

It would likely be at least two years before Watson will be used on patients at his hospital. It will take that much time to train the program to understand electronic medical records, feed it information from medical literature, and test whether what it's learned leads to accurate analyses of patient symptoms....[view article]

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Lawmakers urge FCC to investigate Google
The Hill - February 17, 2011

Two lawmakers have urged the FCC to conduct a full investigation into a privacy breach involving Google's Street View....[view article]

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AFP: Breaking | World | US | Politics | Business | Entertainment | Life | Science | Odd | Sports Huge solar flare said to jam China communications
Breitbart - February 17, 2011

The strongest solar flare in four years disrupted radio communications in southern China, according to the China Meteorological Administration....[view article]

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111 charged in Medicare scams worth $225 million
OneNewsNow.com - February 17, 2011

MIAMI - Federal authorities charged more than 100 doctors, nurses, and physical therapists in nine cities with Medicare fraud Thursday, part of a massive nationwide bust that snared more suspects than any other in history....[view article]

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Scientists build the world's first anti-laser
BBC - February 17, 2011

Physicists have built the world's first device that can cancel out a laser beam - a so-called anti-laser....[view article]

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Parents blame toddler's death on tainted alcohol wipes
MSNBC - February 16, 2011

The parents of a 2-year-old Houston boy who died from a rare infection are suing makers of recalled alcohol prep products, claiming contaminated wipes and swabs transmitted bacteria that caused his fatal case of meningitis....[view article]

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Watson Supercomputer Terminates Humans in First Jeopardy Round
WIRED.com - February 16, 2011

IBM supercomputer Watson closed the pod-bay doors on its human competition Tuesday night in the first round of a two-game Jeopardy match designed to showcase the latest advances in artificial intelligence. The contest concludes Wednesday....[view article]

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Mars500 crew 'walk on Mars' on simulated mission
BBC - February 14, 2011

The pair - both volunteers - have spent eight months with four other men locked away in a series of windowless steel tubes representing a spacecraft....[view article]

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Stardust spacecraft ready for comet flyby
BBC - February 14, 2011

The encounter early on Tuesday (GMT) will give scientists unique information on how these great balls of ice and dust change over time....[view article]

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ew rocket could lift astronauts
BBC - February 8, 2011

Two of the world's leading rocket companies are joining forces to develop a new vehicle to launch astronauts into orbit....[view article]

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'National Security Payload' Launched From Calif. Base
AP - Associated Press - February 7, 2011

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A rocket carrying a national security payload was successfully launched Sunday from a base on California's central coast, Air Force officials said....[view article]

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Hackers breach Nasdaq's computers
Reuters - February 7, 2011

(Reuters) - The operator of the Nasdaq Stock Market said it found "suspicious files" on its U.S. computer servers and determined that hackers could have affected one of its Internet-based client applications....[view article]

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UK BattlesTargeted Cyberattacks
PC World - February 7, 2011

UK government officials have come under sustained and targeted attack from malware in recent months, Foreign Secretary William Hague has confirmed in a speech at the Munich Security Conference....[view article]

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Android Market's Web Store: Convenient, With a Risk of Malware
PC World - February 7, 2011

For Android phone users, the newfound convenience of installing apps remotely from the Android Market Website also opens up a security hole for malware....[view article]

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STUDY: Oysters disappearing worldwide
Breitbart - February 3, 2011

A survey of oyster habitats around the world has found that the succulent mollusks are disappearing fast and 85 percent of their reefs have been lost due to disease and over-harvesting....[view article]

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NASA leaps toward answering some timeless questions: Are we alone? Is Earth unique?
Jewish World Review - February 3, 2011

For centuries, astronomers have pondered whether other planets danced rings around their stars - and if any of these planets might be rocky and watery Earth-like worlds, sprouting life....[view article]

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Chinese money seeking Israeli technology
YNet News - February 3, 2011

Israel has knowledge, technology; China has funds. Jay Young, an investor specializing in locating Israeli business opportunities for Chinese market, explains why two countries work together so well and how to overcome cultural barriers....[view article]

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Gulf of Mexico 'to recover from BP spill by end 2012'
BBC - February 3, 2011

The Gulf of Mexico will have largely recovered from the BP oil spill by the end of 2012, the administrator of the $20bn (£12bn) pay-outs fund has said....[view article]

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Six exoplanets in close orbit around far-flung star
BBC - February 2, 2011

A solar system including six planets around a star 2,000 light-years away has been spotted by astronomers....[view article]

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Egyptians Find New Routes to the Web
PC World - January 31, 2011

"When countries block, we evolve," an activist with the group We Rebuild wrote in a Twitter message Friday. That's just what many Egyptians have been doing this week, as groups like We Rebuild scramble to keep the country connected to the outside world, turning to landline telephones, fax machines and even ham radio to keep information flowing in and out of the country....[view article]

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US warns Palestinians over Security Council resolution
AFP - January 20, 2011

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Palestinian envoys on Wednesday stepped up lobbying for a Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement building but the United States spoke out strongly against the initiative....[view article]

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Scientists Warn Iran Could Produce Enough Nuclear Material for Warhead in 5 Months
Fox News - January 20, 2011

ISTANBUL -- The U.S. is joining five other world powers for talks with Iran this week publicly confident that international efforts have slowed Tehran's capacity to make nuclear arms and created more time to press Tehran to accept curbs on its atomic activities....[view article]

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Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie in Your Bed Can Kill You
AOL News - January 20, 2011

Medical researchers have long shown that contact with pets can often help both the physically and mentally ill. But now, veterinary scientists say sleeping with your pets increases the chances of contracting everything from parasites to the plague....[view article]

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Will a new $40 billion maternal and child health fund include abortion?
C-Fam - January 20, 2011

NEW YORK, January 20 (C-FAM) Will a new $40 billion maternal and child health fund include abortion? A just-announced UN commission will decide. The new commission is supposed to "make transparent" funds slated for the UN Secretary General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, announced last September at a UN summit....[view article]

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Survey: US Doctors Fear Healthcare Reform
NBC News - January 19, 2011

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. doctors surveyed fear healthcare reform could worsen care for patients, by flooding their offices and hurting income, according to a Thomson Reuters survey released Tuesday....[view article]

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NASA Shows Off Planes of the Future
Fox News - January 18, 2011

In late 2010, NASA awarded contracts to three teams - Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, The Boeing Company - to study advanced concept designs for aircraft that could take to the skies in the year 2025....[view article]

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India plans Asian tidal power first
BBC - January 18, 2011

The Indian state of Gujurat is planning to host Asia's first commercial-scale tidal power station....[view article]

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Galileo price rises 1.9bn euros
BBC - January 18, 2011

Europe will have to spend a further 1.9bn euros (£1.6bn) to complete its Galileo satellite-navigation system. The European Commission says the money will be needed beyond 2014 to raise the number of spacecraft in orbit to 30....[view article]

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World's first flu-resistant GM chickens 'created'
BBC - January 13, 2011

UK scientists have created the world's first genetically modified chickens that do not spread bird flu. Professor Helen Sang: "Not only could we use this approach to tackle bird flu but other diseases"...[view article]

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VIDEO: Was 4100 BC a Good Year? World's Oldest Winery Found
Wall Street Journal - January 11, 2011

Wine lovers' quest for the perfect, full-bodied red is apparently older than anyone realized. In a cave complex in Armenia, archaeologists from the University of California have unearthed what they believe is the world's oldest winery, from 6,100 years ago....[view article]

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VIDEO: The future of cars: Drivers not needed
CNN - January 10, 2011

Las Vegas (CNN) -- It's conventional wisdom in the auto industry, but the rest of us may be a bit shocked to find out that cars of the future likely will drive themselves....[view article]

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REPORT: Did Stuxnet Take Out 1,000 Centrifuges at the Natanz Enrichment Plant? Preliminary Assessment
Institute for Science and International Security - January 10, 2011

In late 2009 or early 2010, Iran decommissioned and replaced about 1,000 IR-1 centrifuges in the Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP) at Natanz, implying that these centrifuges broke. Iran's IR-1 centrifuges often break, yet this level of breakage exceeded expectations and occurred during an extended period of relatively poor centrifuge performance....[view article]

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Forecasters keep eye on looming 'Solar Max'
Breitbart - December 29, 2010

The coming year will be an important one for space weather as the Sun pulls out of a trough of low activity and heads into a long-awaited and possibly destructive period of turbulence....[view article]

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So Young and So Many Pills
Wall Street Journal - December 28, 2010

Gage Martindale, who is 8 years old, has been taking a blood-pressure drug since he was a toddler. "I want to be healthy, and I don't want things in my heart to go wrong," he says. And, of course, his mom is always there to check Gage's blood pressure regularly with a home monitor, and to make sure the second-grader doesn't skip a dose of his once-a-day enalapril....[view article]

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Armageddon Fortress May Hold Keys to History
AOL News - December 28, 2010

MEGIDDO, Israel -- The Book of Revelation says the biblical fortress of Armageddon will be the site of an apocalyptic battle between good and evil at the end of time. Scientists believe it could also be the place where time begins -- at least for archaeology....[view article]

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Microsoft Confirms Critical IE Bug, Works on Fix
PC World - December 23, 2010

Microsoft late Wednesday confirmed that all versions of Internet Explorer (IE) contain a critical vulnerability that attackers can exploit by persuading users to visit a rigged Web site....[view article]

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Microsoft Plans a New Windows
Wall Street Journal - December 22, 2010

Microsoft Corp., feeling pressure from hit products like Apple Inc.'s iPad, is crafting a new operating system that deviates from the software giant's heavy reliance on chip technology pioneered by Intel Corp., according to people briefed on Microsoft's plans....[view article]

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Navy Sets World Record With Incredible, Sci-Fi Weapon
Fox News - December 10, 2010

A theoretical dream for decades, the railgun is unlike any other weapon used in warfare. And it's quite real too, as the U.S. Navy has proven in a record-setting test today in Dahlgren, VA....[view article]

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'Superscope' yields first glimpse of Double Quasar
BBC - December 10, 2010

E-Merlin is an array of seven linked UK radio telescopes, updated last year with fibre optic technology that has vastly increased its power. Light from the Double Quasar has been bent by a massive object between it and the Earth, resulting in a double image....[view article]

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Surgeon General: 1 Cigarette Could Kill You
AP - Associated Press - December 9, 2010

WASHINGTON - Think the occasional cigarette won't hurt? Even a bit of social smoking - or inhaling someone else's secondhand smoke - could be enough to block your arteries and trigger a heart attack, says the newest surgeon general's report on the killer the nation just can't kick....[view article]

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A space-age first: A commercial craft returns from low-Earth orbit
CNN - December 9, 2010

Los Angeles (CNN) -- The first commercial spacecraft to return from a low-Earth orbit landed in the Pacific Ocean Wednesday about 500 miles off the coast of southern California....[view article]

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SpaceX commercial craft heads into space
CNN - December 8, 2010

(CNN) -- SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched from Florida Wednesday morning, marking what could be a significant step toward commercial space travel....[view article]

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Small daily aspirin dose 'cuts cancer risk'
BBC - December 7, 2010

A small daily dose of aspirin - 75mg - substantially reduces death rates from a range of common cancers, a study suggests....[view article]

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SpaceX's Dragon capsule, first privately owned spaceship, set to attempt launch into orbit
New York Daily News - December 7, 2010

The future of the space travel will undergo a crucial test Tuesday when the first privately owned spaceship attempts a launch into orbit....[view article]

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US Also Vulnerable to Stuxnet Virus, Official Warns
AOL News - December 7, 2010

(Dec. 7) -- The computer virus Stuxnet, which some experts believe was created specifically to target Iran's nuclear facilities, could also threaten U.S. infrastructure, a senior Department of Homeland Security official says.  ...[view article]

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X-37B US miltary spaceplane returns to Earth
BBC - December 3, 2010

"I don't know how this could be called weaponisation of space. It's just an updated version of the space shuttle type of activities in space," he said. "We, the Air Force, have a suite of military missions in space and this new vehicle could potentially help us do those missions better."...[view article]

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302mph Chinese Passenger Train Sets World Speed Record
Fox News - December 3, 2010

From a standing start, the Chinese-built locomotive reached the top speed in just 22 minutes, and when it starts operating next year, it will cut the journey time between the two cities to just fours hours from the current 10 hours....[view article]

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Atmosphere of Alien Super-Earth Revealed for First Time
Fox News - December 2, 2010

The first-ever analysis of the atmosphere of an alien planet classified as a so-called "super-Earth" has revealed a distant world that is likely covered with either water vapor or a thick haze, scientists announced Wednesday....[view article]

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NASA-Funded Research Discovers Life Built With Toxic Chemical
NASA - December 2, 2010

NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth. Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic. The microorganism substitutes arsenic for phosphorus in its cell components....[view article]

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5 Tips to Keep You Cyber-Safe this Buying Season
PC World - December 1, 2010

As reported by the Dow Jones newswires, online shopping may well top $1 billion dollars on a single day this year. With more and more consumers willing to spend money online, sales will rise, but so will the risk of exposure to some sort of scam or cyber-crime right alongside those fabulous deals....[view article]

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US military unveils 'smart gun'
BBC - November 30, 2010

A new gun the US military hopes will help take on the Taliban has been unveiled. Called the XM-25 it has been described by the US Army as a 'game changer'....[view article]

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Wi-Fi Makes Trees Sick, Study Says
PC World - November 23, 2010

Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands....[view article]

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Is SAP Afraid of a Stuxnet-style Attack?
PC World - November 23, 2010

SAP's ERP (enterprise resource planning) and CRM (customer relationship management) software are often the core management tools for large enterprises, used for functions such as managing payroll, creating purchases orders, invoicing, and paying suppliers, among others. A trove of very sensitive data is held within those systems that, if hacked and the information obtained, could be used to cause great harm to a business....[view article]

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EU to Launch Dedicated Broadband Satellite
PC World - November 23, 2010

There is light at the end of the tunnel for the estimated 20 million Europeans who cannot get high-quality broadband access. On Friday a new satellite will be launched that will deliver broadband Internet access to consumers and businesses across the European Union....[view article]

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Air Force Launches Massive, Secret Spy Satellite
CBSNews.com - November 23, 2010

A powerful Delta 4 rocket roared to life and climbed away from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Sunday evening on a high-priority mission to boost a National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite into orbit....[view article]

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PHOTO: Scientists (Briefly) Trap Elusive Antimatter
AOL News - November 20, 2010

It powered the Starship Enterprise's warp drive and almost blew up the Vatican in Dan Brown's novel "Angel & Demons." But antimatter is no longer confined to the realm of far-fetched fiction. Scientists have now discovered how to capture and contain matter's elusive and exotic counterpart....[view article]

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Nearly 1 in 5 Americans had mental illness in 2009
NBC News - November 19, 2010

CHICAGO - More than 45 million Americans, or 20 percent of U.S. adults, had some form of mental illness last year, and 11 million had a serious illness, U.S. government researchers reported on Thursday....[view article]

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FCC chief to move on net neutrality proposal
POLITICO.com - November 19, 2010

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is putting together a net neutrality proposal and plans to take action on the controversial issue as early as next month, according to several sources with knowledge of the situation....[view article]

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China's New Drones Raise Eyebrows
Wall Street Journal - November 19, 2010

ZHUHAI, China-China is ramping up production of unmanned aerial vehicles in an apparent bid to catch up with the U.S. and Israel in developing technology that is considered the future of military aviation....[view article]

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Drug-resistant malaria feared in Southeast Asia
NBC News - November 19, 2010

GENEVA - A form of malaria resistant to the most powerful drugs available may have emerged along the Thai-Myanmar border as well as Vietnam, and containment measures are planned, the World Health Organization said on Thursday....[view article]

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Breakthrough! Scientists Create and Capture Antimatter
Fox News - November 18, 2010

Scientists working on the big bang machine in Geneva have done the seemingly impossible: create, capture and release antimatter. The development could help researchers devise laboratory experiments to learn more about this strange substance, which mostly disappeared from the universe shortly after the Big Bang around 14 billion years ago....[view article]

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Hong Kong diagnoses first bird flu case in seven years
BBC - November 18, 2010

A woman in Hong Kong is seriously ill in hospital with bird flu - the first human case of the disease to be diagnosed in the territory since 2003....[view article]

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US web traffic rerouted via China Telecom
BBC - November 17, 2010

The traffic to some highly sensitive US websites was briefly rerouted via China, the US government has said. The incident, which happened for 18 minutes last April, is published in a report by the US-China Economic and Security review commission....[view article]

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NYPD Commences Use Of Iris Scans Of Suspects
CBSNews.com - November 16, 2010

NEW YORK - Along with fingerprints and mug shots, the New York City Police Department is now taking photographs of the irises of crime suspects. The NYPD says the images will be used to help avoid cases of mistaken identity. The process takes about five seconds. Every suspect will be scanned again using a handheld device shortly before they are arraigned to make sure the irises match....[view article]

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Stem cells injected into the brain of a stroke patient in world first
Guardian - November 16, 2010

Researchers hope the brain stem cells will stimulate the growth of new neurons and reduce inflammation caused by the stroke...[view article]

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Japan probe collected particles from Itokawa asteroid
BBC - November 16, 2010

Japanese scientists have confirmed that particles found inside the Hayabusa probe after its seven-year space trip are from the asteroid Itokawa....[view article]

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Israel's nanotech researchers think big
AFP - November 10, 2010

TEL AVIV (AFP) - A material just one atom thick that is stronger than steel but flexes like rubber. A "mini-submarine" that can trick the immune system and deliver a payload of chemotherapy deep inside a tumour....[view article]

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Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generates a 'mini-Big Bang'
BBC - November 9, 2010

Dr David Evans: "From conception to design and building this, it's taken about 20 years." The Large Hadron Collider has successfully created a "mini-Big Bang" by smashing together lead ions instead of protons....[view article]

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Spacecraft has closest encounter ever with comet
CNN - November 4, 2010

(CNN) -- A spacecraft survived the closest encounter ever with a comet on Thursday, tracking it just 435 miles (700 kilometers) from the comet's nucleus....[view article]

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Internet Reception Reaches Summit of Mount Everest
AFP - October 29, 2010

(AFP) - Climbers at the top of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, will now be able to make video calls and surf the internet on their cell phones, a Nepalese telecom group claimed Thursday....[view article]

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Air leak delays Shuttle Discovery's last mission
CNN - October 29, 2010

(CNN) -- A mechanical problem forced NASA to delay the final launch of the Space shuttle Discovery at least until next Tuesday, the space agency said Friday....[view article]

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NASA Finds Evidence of Water on Mars
AOL News - October 28, 2010

(Oct. 28) -- NASA says it has found evidence of water below the surface of Mars. Scientists studying the composition of the ground near where a Mars exploration rover got stuck found evidence that water had seeped through the ground, dissolving and carrying away certain minerals. The water may have come from melted snow or ice....[view article]

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Neutron star packs two Suns' mass in London-sized space
BBC - October 28, 2010

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the mightiest neutron star yet. The super-dense object, which lies some 3,000 light-years from Earth, is about twice as massive as our Sun....[view article]

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Haiti Struggles to Contain Cholera
Wall Street Journal - October 28, 2010

ST. MARC, Haiti-A deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti showed no signs of stabilizing Wednesday, even as the government and international aid groups scrambled to try to curb its spread....[view article]

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Deep Impact spacecraft readies for comet encounter
USA TODAY - October 27, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A NASA spacecraft is about to have another close look at a comet. Next week, the Deep Impact spacecraft is set to pass within 435 miles of a half-mile wide comet named Hartley 2. It will use its telescopes and other instruments to examine the surface and record gas outbursts....[view article]

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Virgin spaceship to pass new milestone
AFP - October 22, 2010

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (AFP) - The world's first private passenger spaceship will pass another milestone toward its commercial lift-off Friday, at a remote spaceport in the New Mexico desert....[view article]

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Boeing's Airborne Laser Defense Fails the Test
Fox News - October 22, 2010

A converted Boeing 747 equipped with a powerful laser failed to shoot down a mock enemy ballistic missile, the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said on Thursday, the system's second botched flight test in a row....[view article]

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Plan for an Arab Silicon Valley Sparks Fears of CPU Shortages and Security Risks
Fox News - October 21, 2010

A chip company's plan to open a manufacturing plant in Abu Dhabi has experts worried about the supply of essential computer processors. Should a war or even a serious political disagreement arise, they say, a foreign power could stop or corrupt the flow of computer chips from its plants to the U.S....[view article]

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10 infants dead in California whooping cough outbreak
CNN - October 21, 2010

(CNN) -- Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, has claimed the 10th victim in California, in what health officials are calling the worst outbreak in 60 years....[view article]

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Alarms over radiation from thyroid cancer patients
- October 20, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cancer patients sent home after treatment with radioactive iodine have contaminated hotel rooms and set off alarms on public transportation, a congressional investigation has found. They've come into close contact with vulnerable people, including pregnant women and children, and the household trash from their homes has triggered radiation detectors at landfills....[view article]

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Cancer 'is purely man-made' say scientists after finding almost no trace of disease in Egyptian mummies
Mail Online - October 15, 2010

Cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by the excesses of modern life, a study of ancient remains has found. Tumours were rare until recent times when pollution and poor diet became issues, the review of mummies, fossils and classical literature found. A greater understanding of its origins could lead to treatments for the disease, which claims more than 150,000 lives a year in the UK....[view article]

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Iraqi child saved in Israel
YNet News - October 14, 2010

The child, Boland, suffers from an inborn heart defect that requires intense cardiovascular effort for any small effort, as if he was running a marathon.A three-year-old Iraqi child is lying in his hospital bed in Israel and smiling, after his life was saved thanks to a surgery performed by Israeli doctors....[view article]

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Is Obama trying to 'decolonize' space?
Christian Science Monitor - October 14, 2010

Obama gave the space agency NASA a new mission of reaching out to the world's Muslims. [Say what?] Observers were puzzled. Why should rocket scientists focused on outer space now worry about hearts and minds on Earth? I believe I have solved the mystery....[view article]

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Microsoft issues its biggest-ever security fix
Reuters - October 13, 2010

BOSTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) issued its biggest-ever security fix on Tuesday, including repairs to its ubiquitous Windows operating system and Internet browser for flaws that could let hackers take control of a PC....[view article]

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Prentice: Geron conducting 'science by press release'
OneNewsNow.com - October 12, 2010

In a medical first, a human has been treated with stem cells from human embryos in a study authorized by the Food and Drug Administration....[view article]

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Geron Initiates Clinical Trial of Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Based Therapy
- October 12, 2010

MENLO PARK, Calif., October 11, 2010 - Geron Corporation (Nasdaq: GERN) today announced the enrollment of the first patient in the company's clinical trial of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cells, GRNOPC1....[view article]

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Private spaceship makes first solo glide flight
AP - Associated Press - October 12, 2010

Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket SpaceShipTwo achieved its first solo glide flight Sunday, marking another step in the company's eventual plans to fly paying passengers....[view article]

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Woman's Legacy of Alzheimer's Turns Into Legacy of Hope
Christian Newswire - October 12, 2010

ENUMCLAW, Wash., Oct. 12 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Life Lessons for Caregivers" chronicles Darlene Saunders's journey through her husband's battle with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and offers a personal touch from someone who's been in the valley of AD multiple times and has still retained joy and hope....[view article]

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Has the Air Force Landed Its Secret Space Plane?
Fox News - October 12, 2010

Whatever happened to the X-37B? An unmanned vehicle with unknown intent, the X-37B has been orbiting the Earth for 173 days since its launch on April 22. Since its launch, the spaceship has captured the imagination of skywatchers, military experts and conspiracy theorists worldwide....[view article]

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Going Cyber Against Nuke Program
Newsweek - October 7, 2010

In recent months there's been a lot of speculation about a possible military attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. Now it appears the attack has come in an unexpected form: Stuxnet, a computer worm that can take over industrial systems and was found in Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant....[view article]

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First Ocean Life Census Finds 6,000 New Species
AOL News - October 5, 2010

LONDON (Oct. 5) -- Taking a census of marine life is not as easy as knocking on doors. But after a 10-year effort that included diving into icy waters, guiding robots into pitch-black depths and laying out a vast network of microphones to spy on migrating fish, scientists today unveiled the results of the first-ever accounting of the ocean's creatures, including some 6,000 new species....[view article]

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Asteroid Lutetia has thick blanket of debris
BBC - October 5, 2010

Lutetia, the giant asteroid visited by Europe's Rosetta probe in July, is covered in a thick blanket of dusty debris at least 600m (2,000ft) deep....[view article]

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China Launches Lunar Probe as NASA Turns Back on Moon
AOL News - October 2, 2010

China today launched its second lunar probe, the same week NASA severely curtailed its moon program more than 40 years after Neil Armstrong's giant leap for mankind....[view article]

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Download new 2010 Congressional Scorecard
Christian Coalition of America - September 30, 2010

Covered issues include:• Passage of national health care reform (ObamaCare)• Taxpayer funding of abortion• President Obama's budget and stimulus bills• Defending traditional marriage• Marriage tax penalty relief• Revoking federal funds for cities that fail to enforce immigration laws• Protecting health care workers from being forced to participate in abortions• Ensuring free exercise of religion at publicly supported colleges• Special rights for homosexuals• Freedom of speechThese are all issues that Americans need to be aware of BEFORE they...[view article]

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The 'Six' Strains of E. Coli That Many Experts Fear
AOL News - September 29, 2010

WASHINGTON (Sept. 28) -- Many food safety experts have long called for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to control six other strains of E. coli besides the banned E. coli 0157 strain found in food....[view article]

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Scientists find new dinosaurs related to Triceratops
CNN - September 23, 2010

Fossils of two new species of horned dinosaurs closely related to the Triceratops have been discovered in southern Utah, scientists revealed Wednesday....[view article]

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GOP's 'Pledge to America' lays out a governing agenda
CNN - September 23, 2010

Washington (CNN) -- House Republican leaders will unveil a 21-page "Pledge to America" on Thursday that presents a "governing agenda" for what Republicans would do if they win control of Congress in November....[view article]

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We can build whatever animal you want to eat, say scientists
News.com.au - September 22, 2010

TINKER with the genetics of salmon and maybe you create a revolutionary new food source that could help the environment and feed the hungry. Or maybe you're creating what some say is an untested "frankenfish" that could cause unknown allergic reactions and the eventual decimation of the wild salmon population....[view article]

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Children Exposed to Virus Weigh 52 pounds More, Obesity Researchers Find
Bloomberg - September 21, 2010

Children who tested positive for a virus strain that causes respiratory and gastrointestinal illness weigh more than those who didn't, suggesting that infections may cause or contribute to obesity, a study showed....[view article]

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An Open Letter to Christian Leaders on Biotechnology and the Future of Man
Christian Newswire - September 14, 2010

In recent years, astonishing technological developments have pushed the frontiers of humanity toward far-reaching morphological transformation that promises in the very near future to redefine what it means to be human. An international, intellectual, and fast-growing cultural movement known as transhumanism, whose vision is supported by a growing list of U.S. military advisors, bioethicists, law professors, and academics, intends the use of biotechnology, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence as tools that will radically redesign our minds, our memories,...[view article]

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Sin or Genetics -- Making Sense of the Dark Side of Humanity
Christian Newswire - September 13, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- "I have seen the dark side of humanity," says neuroscientist and author Matthew Stanford, Ph.D. Yet in his interviews with convicted rapists and murderers, Stanford was most struck by how ordinary these individuals were. More than anything, he says, they just seemed ... lost ... and unable to control violent impulses....[view article]

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Beware of Link: E-Mail Virus Plays Havoc With Internet
Fox News - September 10, 2010

An e-mail virus swept through the Internet Thursday, snarling traffic and taking down servers at ABC, NASA, Comcast, and Google -- and possibly even affecting the Department of Homeland Security. The virus, called "Here You Have" or VBMania, is a simple Trojan Horse: An e-mail arrives in your inbox with the suggestive subject line "here you have." The body reads "This is The Document I told you about, you can find it Here" or "This is The Free Download Sex...[view article]

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Adult Stem Cell Scientists Ask Federal District Judge for a Summary Declaratory Judgment and a Permanent Injunction Enjoining Unlawful Federal Funding of Research Involving the Destruction of Living H
Christian Newswire - September 10, 2010

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /Christian Newswire/ -- Advocates International (AI), part of the public interest legal team along with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (GD&C) who brought the case before the court more than a year ago, announced this evening that their clients have now filed a comprehensive summary judgment motion in the federal district court, including evidentiary declarations by plaintiffs Dr. James Sherley and Theresa Deisher along with an attorney's declaration providing the administrative...[view article]

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Test of Missile-Blasting Laser Weapon Fizzles
AOL News - September 8, 2010

(Sept. 7) -- A much-anticipated test of a laser cannon deployed on a Boeing jumbo jet failed to blow up a target meant to mimic a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile....[view article]

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Iran on brink of nuclear weapon, warns watchdog
Telegraph - September 7, 2010

A report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iranian nuclear scientists had made at least 22 kilograms of enriched uranium at least 20 per cent purity, a technical hurdle that is the hardest to overcome on the way to weapons-grade uranium....[view article]

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Israeli breakthrough: Nano-vehicle targets cancer cells
The Jerusalem Post - September 6, 2010

Tel Aviv researchers develop new intravascular vehicle that selectively delivers a chemotherapy drug into tumors, sparing healthy cells....[view article]

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Stephen Hawking Breaks Atheist Rules
Christian Newswire - September 3, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- According to professor Stephen Hawking, God didn't create the universe. Instead, nothing created everything. However, according to the author of the book, Nothing Created Everything -- the scientific impossibility of atheistic evolution, Stephen Hawking has violated the basic laws of science. Ray Comfort created an international storm of angry protest from the atheist community in 2009, when he gave away 170,000 copies of Charles Darwin's On Origin of Species to 170,000 students...[view article]

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Apple genome is cracked by geneticists
BBC - August 31, 2010

A team of 86 global scientists have sequenced the genome of the Golden Delicious apple for the first time....[view article]

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Salmonella Found in Chicken Feed at 2 Iowa Egg Farms
AP - Associated Press - August 27, 2010

WASHINGTON -- Food and Drug Administration officials say they have found positive samples of salmonella that link two Iowa farms to a massive egg recall....[view article]

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US-Israel space co-operation agreement strengthens already-strong ties
Flight Global - August 24, 2010

Obama's push to bring space exploration into the diplomatic arena has been boosted by the signing of a formal co-operation pact between NASA and the Israel Space Agency (ISA)....[view article]

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China on 'natural progression' toward space
OneNewsNow.com - August 23, 2010

A national defense analyst and Pentagon advisor isn't surprised about communist China's plans to build their own space station....[view article]

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Salmonella Outbreak: Illnesses linked to eggs will likely grow
The Washington Post - August 20, 2010

WASHINGTON -- A salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds and led to the recall of hundreds of millions of eggs from one Iowa firm will likely grow, federal health officials said Thursday....[view article]

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Study Says Brain Trauma Can Mimic A.L.S.
The New York Times - August 18, 2010

In the 71 years since the Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig declared himself "the luckiest man on the face of the earth," despite dying from a disease that would soon bear his name, he has stood as America's leading icon of athletic valor struck down by random, inexplicable fate....[view article]

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Email is too slow and wristwatches are pointless for college freshmen
CNN - August 18, 2010

(CNN) -- For most college freshmen starting school this fall, email is passe and wearing a watch on your wrist is, well, unnecessary, according to the Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2014, most of whom were born in 1992....[view article]

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China tests space station module to launch in 2011
AP - Associated Press - August 18, 2010

BEIJING - China has finished the first module of a planned space station and is testing its electronics and other systems before launching it into orbit next year....[view article]

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In Israel, Commerce amid Conflict
Time - August 17, 2010

The city of Nazareth - a town of 65,000 residents, bearing the weight of more than 2,000 years of history - sits at the southern end of Galilee, at the bottom of a sloping bowl formed out of a chalky mountain range that overlooks the Jezreel Valley. Not far from Nazareth's Byzantine-era ruins and the sites where Jesus is said to have once trod, you come upon something less historic: a dense, rubble-strewn industrial zone....[view article]

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The Twitter Bible Keeps It Short and Sacred
AOL News - August 16, 2010

LONDON (Aug. 13) -- Chris Juby has set himself a task of truly biblical proportions: to summarize the 800,000-plus words in the Old and New Testaments in a series of snappy daily tweets....[view article]

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Israel aims to be space superpower
The Huffington Post - August 13, 2010

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is set to approve an ambitious plan to turn Israel into a satellite superpower. According to details obtained by The Jerusalem Post, the aim is to increase sales of Israeli space platforms to nearly $8 billion a year....[view article]

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Red Panda in Tenn.? Fossils Confirm Heritage
AOL News - August 10, 2010

It has the face of a giant panda bear and the body of a small raccoon. This unusual, cuddly-looking animal is the red panda, and until recently, was only believed to be native to the mountains of Nepal, Burma and China....[view article]

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Scorching heat prompts warnings in 18 states
CNN - August 5, 2010

(CNN) -- Forecasters have issued advisories for at least 18 states Thursday as dangerous heat continues to scorch parts of the South, Midwest and the North....[view article]

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Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Include Many Very, Very Small Ones
The New York Times - August 5, 2010

Among the hidden stars of the gulf cleanup is an oil-hungry bacterium that Dr. Seuss could have named - Alcanivorax. It and fellow microbes are breaking down a significant amount of the oil that gushed into the environment from BP's runaway well, scientists say. The microbial feasting is known as biodegradation....[view article]

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U.S. dietary supplements often contaminated: report
Reuters - August 3, 2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many popular dietary supplements contain ingredients that may cause cancer, heart problems, liver or kidney damage, but U.S. stores sell them anyway and Americans spend millions on them, according to Consumer Reports....[view article]

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Bad weather could hamper effort to seal oil well
CNN - July 22, 2010

New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- Bad weather may impact BP's attempts to create a permanent fix to the oil disaster, a BP official said Thursday....[view article]

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Scientists Discover Most Massive Star Ever
Fox News - July 21, 2010

LONDON - A huge ball of brightly burning gas drifting through a neighboring galaxy may be the heaviest star ever discovered - hundreds of times more massive than the sun, scientists said Wednesday after working out its weight for the first time....[view article]

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New Laser Weapon Blasts Spy Drones Out of the Sky
AOL News - July 20, 2010

(July 19) -- A U.S. defense company wants to take drone wars to a new level with a laser weapon capable of shooting down unmanned aircraft....[view article]

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Scientists weighing new option for shutting down oil well
CNN - July 20, 2010

Washington (CNN) -- As tests continue Tuesday on BP's ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are weighing a new option for permanently sealing it....[view article]

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Report: Nuke Scientist Was Longtime CIA Informant in Iran
Fox News - July 16, 2010

The Iranian nuclear scientist who says he was abducted a year ago by U.S. agents was an informant for the CIA inside Iran for several years, The New York Times reported late Thursday, citing U.S. officials....[view article]

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Mini Nuclear Power Plants on the Way
On Watch in Washington - July 16, 2010

A San Francisco engineering company which has worked on more than half of the nuclear power stations in the U.S. is supporting an effort to build “the world’s first commercially viable, small modular nuclear power plants.” Bechtel Corp. is partnering with Babcock & Wilcox Co. in a move that “has the potential to be a real game changer,” according to Jack Futcher, president of Bechtel’s power business unit. The companies say the...[view article]

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Nasa space shuttle firm to cut 1,000 jobs
BBC - July 7, 2010

The US's leading space contractor is to cut the jobs of more than 1,000 of the world's leading scientists and technicians after Nasa ended its space shuttle program....[view article]

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Green machine: Cars could run on sunlight and CO2
New Scientist - July 6, 2010

Greenhouse-gas-pumping cars are, let's face it, never going to be green. But innovative sunlight-powered fuel production techniques could inch motor vehicles towards carbon neutrality....[view article]

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Hurricane could suspend oil capping for two weeks
CNN - July 2, 2010

(CNN) -- Oil could flow unrestricted for two weeks into the Gulf of Mexico if a hurricane moved toward the BP oil spill, according to a timeline from Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who's managing the federal government's response to the disaster....[view article]

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NASA reschedules two final space shuttle launches
Breitbart - July 2, 2010

NASA said Thursday it was postponing the final two space shuttle launches before the program is phased out, citing a delay in needed equipment....[view article]

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Scientists Identify Genes For 'Extreme Longevity'
AOL News - July 1, 2010

(July 1) -- One hundred-year-old Lorna Gobey credits Guinness, cigarettes and a good game of bingo for her remarkable longevity, while Walter Breuning, still robust at 113 years, relies on a daily combination of two meals, a single aspirin and one long walk....[view article]

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New Space Policy Calls for Global Cooperation
Wall Street Journal - June 28, 2010

The Obama administration as early as Monday is expected to call for significantly greater international cooperation than ever before in outer space, covering a wide range of civilian and national-security programs....[view article]

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Fight Breaks Out Between Vaccine Firms
Wall Street Journal - June 28, 2010

WASHINGTON- Two pharmaceutical companies are engaged in a pitched battle-replete with name-calling, hefty lobbying, and Capitol Hill intrigue-over a government contract to supply anthrax vaccine in the U.S....[view article]

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Federal Court of Appeal Reinstates Case Against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Stop Federal Funding of Research Involving the Destruction of Living Human Embryos
Christian Newswire - June 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its decision finding that doctors doing adult stem cell research have 'competitive standing' to sue. Therefore, the court reinstated the doctors' federal lawsuit, filed last summer that seeks to preliminarily enjoin and ultimately overturn the controversial guidelines for public funding of embryonic stem cell research that the National Institutes of Health issued on July 7, 2009. The implementation of these guidelines...[view article]

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Judge rules against Obama's deep-water drilling moratorium
LA Times - June 22, 2010

Reporting from Atlanta and Los Angeles -A federal judge on Tuesday struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, saying the federal government acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in imposing the halt....[view article]

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Merely Human? That's So Yesterday
The New York Times - June 14, 2010

ON a Tuesday evening this spring, Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, became part man and part machine. About 40 people, all gathered here at a NASA campus for a nine-day, $15,000 course at Singularity University, saw it happen....[view article]

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Sane Solution to Clean up the Oil: Suck It Up
The Huffington Post - June 14, 2010

These harrowing pictures of birds covered in oil are so totally depressing it's hard to imagine this spill is going to be our nation's wake up call. But that was an idea posited on KCRW's Which Way LA....[view article]

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Reaches Orbit on First Flight (Update1)
Business Week - June 4, 2010

June 4 (Bloomberg) -- Space Exploration Technologies Inc., a company at the center of President Barack Obama's plan to reshape NASA, launched into Earth orbit a new rocket designed to take cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station....[view article]

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Four Moral Issues Sharply Divide Americans
Gallop.com - May 31, 2010

PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans generally agree about the morality of 12 out of 16 behaviors or social policies that sometimes spark public controversy, with sizable majorities saying each is either "morally acceptable" or "morally wrong." By contrast, views on doctor-assisted suicide, gay and lesbian relations, abortion, and having a baby outside of marriage are closely divided -- the percentage supporting and the percentage opposing are within 15 points of each other....[view article]

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More Americans 'Pro-Life' Than 'Pro-Choice' for First Time
Gallop.com - May 31, 2010

PRINCETON, NJ -- A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995....[view article]

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Atlantis set to return from final space mission
CNN - May 26, 2010

(CNN) -- Space shuttle Atlantis is set to land Wednesday morning, ending the orbiter's stellar 25-year career....[view article]

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RFID chip implanted into man gets computer virus
BBC - May 26, 2010

Researchers have found that implanted identity chips can pick up computer viruses. Reading University's Mark Gasson conducted an experiment to show how radio frequency identity (RFID) chips could become electronically infected....[view article]

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Scientists Create Synthetic Organism
Wall Street Journal - May 21, 2010

Heralding a potential new era in biology, scientists for the first time have created a synthetic cell, completely controlled by man-made genetic instructions, researchers at the private J. Craig Venter Institute announced Thursday....[view article]

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Shuttle survey stalled as NASA watches space junk
My Way News - May 16, 2010

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronauts on space shuttle Atlantis are struggling with a camera-pointing problem as they speed toward the International Space Station. The astronauts were supposed to start surveying their ship Saturday morning for any signs of damage from launch debris. But they could not move the laser sensors and TV camera on the end of the 100-foot inspection boom....[view article]

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Genetic Testing Kit to Hit Drugstore Shelves
AOL News - May 11, 2010

(May 11) -- Some 6,000 drug stores in the U.S. will begin selling a genetic testing kit Friday, marking a milestone in access to the rapidly evolving world of personalized, DNA-based medical care....[view article]

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Fungal Disease Spreads Through Pacific Northwest
NPR.org - May 3, 2010

A rare and dangerous fungal infection named Cryptococcus gattii has been quietly spreading from British Columbia southward to the U.S. Pacific Northwest. And it's changing as it goes....[view article]

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The Surprising Strengths Of The Middle-Aged Brain
NPR.org - April 27, 2010

Barbara Strauch started having senior moments a few years ago. "I [went] downstairs to try to get paper towels [and] by the time I got down there I couldn't remember what I went down there for," she says. "It was driving me crazy. I couldn't remember what I had for breakfast or the movie I saw last weekend. And you know, we all have a lot going on in our lives, but I think there was sort of a qualitative...[view article]

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Space Shuttle Discovery Lands in Florida
Fox News - April 20, 2010

With a smooth touchdown and a safe parachute deployment, Discovery and its seven astronauts landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:08 a.m., where clear skies rather than ground fog greeted the astronaut crew....[view article]

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Science Raises Questions About Engineered Babies
AOL News - April 19, 2010

(April 16) -- As scientists begin to master the intricacies of human reproduction and the complexities of the genome, they're making astounding progress in genetic engineering -- tinkering with embryonic cells to change the outcome of a human life....[view article]

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Surge of Enthusiasm Greets US Offshore Power Study
AOL News - April 6, 2010

(April 5) -- A new wind is blowing in, stirring up the scientific, media and business communities with its powerful implications for the U.S. energy supply: limitless, renewable, clean electricity that's capable of powering the entire Eastern Seaboard....[view article]

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The Obama Health Care Rationing Law:
National Right to Life - April 6, 2010

An 18-member "Independent Payment Advisory Board" [Sec. 10320(b)] is given the duty, on January 15, 2015 and every two years thereafter, with regard to private health care, to make "recommendations to slow the growth in national health expenditures . . ....[view article]

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Obsession With Nanotech Growth Stymies Regulators
AOL News - March 26, 2010

(March 24) -- When the United States government formally acknowledged the world-changing potential of nanotechnology a decade ago, it was decided that America should lead the way. Almost immediately, 25 different federal agencies began scrambling to find uses for the engineered particles in medicine, energy, transport, weapons, protective devices and food, as well as thousands more real and dreamed-about applications....[view article]

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Potential new source for biofuel found
UPI - March 10, 2010

YORK, England, March 10 (UPI) -- British scientists say they've discovered a mechanism that might lead to a new way of converting wood and straw into liquid biofuels....[view article]

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African American Leaders Outraged at Attacks on Congressman Franks
Christian Newswire - March 1, 2010

ATLANTA, March 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- When U. S. Congressman Trent Franks spoke about communities where over fifty percent of the abortions performed are on black women, abortion proponents called him a liar, again attempting to divert the attention away from the question of the abortion industry's targeting Blacks for abortion and onto mathematical analysis of whether he correctly divided the numbers. African American leaders are outraged....[view article]

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Full Undercover Video Released of WI Planned Parenthood Covering Up Child Sex Abuse
Christian Newswire - March 1, 2010

MILWAUKEE, March 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- Live Action has made public the full, unedited video from an undercover investigation released last week of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Milwaukee, WI. The footage shows clinic staff counseling a purportedly 14-year-old statutory rape victim not to tell anyone about her 31-year-old "boyfriend" and coaching her how to obtain an abortion without her parents' consent....[view article]

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Closing the New Frontier
TownHall.com - February 12, 2010

WASHINGTON -- "We have an agreement until 2012 that Russia will be responsible for this," says Anatoly Perminov, head of the Russian space agency, about ferrying astronauts from other countries into low-Earth orbit. "But after that? Excuse me, but the prices should be absolutely different then!"...[view article]

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Scientists Rebuild Iceman Genome From Hair Sample
AOL News - February 11, 2010

(Feb. 11) - An international team of scientists has rebuilt the genome of an ancient human for the first time. The man, dubbed Inuk, was a Palaeo-Eskimo who lived about 4,000 years ago on the western coast of Greenland....[view article]

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AOL News - February 2, 2010

(Feb. 2) - The United States, China and dozens of other countries have submitted pledges to limit greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 - the first hurdle required in a voluntary pact set up at last year's U.N. climate change summit in Copenhagen....[view article]

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Invasive Asian Carp Inspire Lawsuits, Extreme Archery
- December 30, 2009

(Dec. 29) -- They're the "nuclear bombs" of American waterways. That's the analogy Michigan attorney general Mike Cox has drawn for the Asian carp, which is rapidly taking over stretches of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers -- so rapidly, in fact, that his state is now seeking a legal injunction to help prevent the carp from invading the Great Lakes. Cox's hope is that the courts accomplish what science could not: A recent experiment with poison in the Chicago river...[view article]

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Water from Hadera desalination plant enters National Water Carrier
The Jerusalem Post - December 24, 2009

The latest desalination plant began pumping water into the National Water Carrier on Wednesday, Mekorot, the national water company announced....[view article]

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Morality Without God?
TownHall.com - November 12, 2009

Confirmation of biblical wisdom came earlier this fall from an unlikely source: an Ivy League savant who says it's wrong to depend on the Bible....[view article]

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Judge Allows Constitutional Challenge to Human Gene Patents
Law.com - November 5, 2009

Opponents of patenting human gene sequences were handed a rare court victory Monday, when a federal judge refused to dismiss a suit challenging patents for two genes tied to cancers in women....[view article]

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New Health Bill Posted - 2000 page document
docs.house.gov - October 30, 2009

Type the intro here if you are linking to another story, otherwise paste the entire story here and leave the url blank. The website will display a maximum of 80 words for the introduction. If you are pasting from Word use the word pasteboard icon....[view article]

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Swine flu prompts hundreds of schools to close
AP - Associated Press - October 30, 2009

CHICAGO - The number of students staying home sick with the flu is multiplying nationwide and normally quiet school nurses' offices suddenly look like big city emergency rooms, packed with students too ill to finish the day....[view article]

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Congressman Says He Now Has About 40 Likeminded Democrats Who Will Vote to Kill Health Bill if He Doesnt Get Floor Vote on Pro-Life Amendment
CNS News - October 26, 2009

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Bart Stupak (D.-Mich.) told CNSNews.com yesterday that he has organized a group of "about 40 likeminded Democrats" who will vote to kill the health-care bill if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) does not allow a floor vote on his amendment to prohibit federal funds from going to insurance plans that cover abortion....[view article]

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Why There's No Such Thing as an Internet Kill Switch
- 0, 0

My iPhone rang yesterday evening. It was my 22-year-old son calling from his iPhone to ask me how to do something on iTunes. It was a pretty unremarkable call, and the kind of conversation we used to have when he lived at home, except that he was on the other side of the world in Mumbai, India....[view article]

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