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1. Is a cure for the common cold on the way? - Comments
Posted in Astronomy
Draco, an antiviral currently in development at MIT, could be a solution for many viruses, from the common cold to Ebola.
2. Why The Moon Is Important - Comments
Posted in Astronomy
You see the thing your entire life. A lot of people take it for granted, never look at Luna.
3. Amazing Chernobyl Scrap Yard - Comments
Posted in Technology
The machinery depicted in these images has participated in Chernobyl accident liquidation and is radioactive.
4. Paul Dirac: Unsung Hero - Comments
Posted in Physics
Paul Dirac concluded that each electron had an "anti-particle". The two could be created or destroyed in matching pairs. Dirac had predicted the existence of anti-matter, which makes up, at least in principle, half the universe.
5. Intel 4004, First CPU, Is 40 Years Old - Comments
Posted in Technology
Forty years ago today Intel launched its first single chip CPU which was the Intel 4004 4 bit 16 pin microprocessor and operated at 740KHz,capable of handling 92,600 instructions per second.
6. What Are The Odds Of Existence? - Comments
Posted in Astronomy
What are the odds that you exist, as you, today?
7. Does Whale Watching Hurt Whales? - Comments
Posted in Living World
It is an industry worth over two billion US dollars but questions have been raised about the safety of whale watching. This is not whether it is safe for us, but whether it is safe for the whales.
8. New Trouble Reported At Fukushima - Comments
Posted in Technology
Possible fission happening at Fukushima nuclear plant hit by the tsunami.
9. How To Bind A Book - Comments
Posted in Miscellaneous
A simple, basic tutorial on how to bind a home-made book.
10. NASA Developing Tractor Beams - Comments
Posted in Technology
NASA Goddard laser experts (from left to right) Barry Coyle, Paul Stysley and Demetrios Poulios have won NASA funding to study advanced technologies for collecting extraterrestrial particle samples.
11. Rare White Kiwi Survives Surgery - Comments
Posted in Living World
The world's only known white kiwi has survived surgery to remove stones from her gizzard, reports a New Zealand Wildlife Centre.
12. UNESCO Recognizes Palestine, Loses US Funding - Comments
Posted in Humanity
UNESCO voted Monday to admit Palestine into the organization as its newest member, and the United States promptly responded by cutting off funding for the agency.

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1. WWII in color: Rare photos from 1942
1. WWII in color: Rare photos from 1942
(Millions of poignant black-and-white photos have come out of the World War Two era, but it is not often that scenes from the deadliest conflict in human history can be seen in living color. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294284/WWII-)
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Category: Humanity
2. How Massive Stars Form: Simple Solution Found
2. How Massive Stars Form: Simple Solution Found
(The existence of massive stars up to a whopping 120 times the mass of the sun has long perplexed astronomers.)
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Category: Astronomy
3. The Door To Hell
3. The Door To Hell
(In 1971 while drilling in Turkmenistan geologists hit a pocket of methane gas and rather than venting it they set it on fire 49 years later its still burning.)
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Category: Earth Sciences
4. Mathematician Suggests Extra Dimensions Are Time-Like
4. Mathematician Suggests Extra Dimensions Are Time-Like
( space-time may have six dimensions, with the extra two being time-like.)
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Category: Astronomy
5. Messenger Spacecraft About To Orbit Mercury
5. Messenger Spacecraft About To Orbit Mercury
(At 8:45 EDT NASA's Messenger spacecraft will fire its thruster for nearly 14 min. slowing the spacecraft by 862 meters per second to move into orbit around Mercury at a minimum altitude of 200 kilometers.)
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Category: Astronomy
6. Building a Schizophrenic Computer
6. Building a Schizophrenic Computer
(To try to understand how schizophrenia affects the brain, scientists tweaked a computer system until it began to exhibit the same symptoms as a schizophrenic human mind. )
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Category: Technology
7. New Photos Of The Sun
7. New Photos Of The Sun
(A new series of false-color images of the Sun released by NASA. )
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Category: Astronomy
8. Earthquake Shakes Ice From Glacier
8. Earthquake Shakes Ice From Glacier
(The magnitude 6.3 earthquake that ravaged Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 22, 2011, also broke a 30 million-ton piece of ice off the Tasman Glacier.)
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Category: Earth Sciences
9. Speed of Light May Not Be Fixed
9. Speed of Light May Not Be Fixed
(Two forthcoming European Physical Journal D papers challenge established wisdom about the nature of vacuum. )
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Category: Physics
10. Parts of Canada Is Missing Gravity
10. Parts of Canada Is Missing Gravity
(Large parts of Canada has less gravity then normal, here are the theories why.)
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Category: Earth Sciences

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1. Tibetan Glaciers Melting, Warns Dalai Lama
1. Tibetan Glaciers Melting, Warns Dalai Lama
(The Tibetan spiritual leader quoted Chinese experts as saying that the Tibetan glaciers were retreating faster than any elsewhere in the world. The Himalayan glaciers are considered vital lifelines for Asian rivers, including the Indus and the Ganges.)
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Category: Earth Sciences
2. Mice on Drugs
2. Mice on Drugs
(This is an intersting and insightful interactive flash "game"... It explains about the different drugs that are abused an what they do in our brains and how they affect our neurons. )
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Rating: 2.92
Category: Biology & Medicine
3. The Size Of Our World
3. The Size Of Our World
(This is how big our planet is in the universe.)
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Category: Astronomy
4. Japan's Hayabussa Asteroid Probe
4. Japan's Hayabussa Asteroid Probe
(Hayabusa (はやぶさ?, literally "peregrine falcon") was an unmanned spacecraft developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to return a sample of material from a small near-Earth asteroid named 25143 Itokawa to Earth for fu)
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Category: Astronomy
5. Solar Eclipse To Ring In New Year
5. Solar Eclipse To Ring In New Year
(The moon will block part of the sun on 4 January in a partial eclipse visible in most of Europe as well as in parts of Asia and Africa)
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Category: Astronomy
6. Monkeys Adopt A Kitten
6. Monkeys Adopt A Kitten
(Long-tailed macaque was discovered in the forest preserves caring for a ginger kitten.)
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Category: Living World
7. Flooding In Western Afghanistan
7. Flooding In Western Afghanistan
(aerial footage courtesy of the Afghan Air Force. These images use both visible and IR light to contrast water and land.)
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Category: Living World
8. Journey of the Singer of Solar Winds
8. Journey of the Singer of Solar Winds
(This is the story of the generational ship, the Singer of Solar Winds.)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Astronomy
9. Is Carbon Dioxide Getting a Bad Rap?
9. Is Carbon Dioxide Getting a Bad Rap?
(The CO2 "problem" may be exaggerated.)
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Category: Earth Sciences
10. Sydney Goes Dark
10. Sydney Goes Dark
(Sydney had most of the city turn off its lights to show they are serious about global warming.)
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Category: Living World