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Scientists Find Earth-Sized Planet in An Orbit Friendly to Life
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, design, discovery, humans, interesting, nasa, news, research, science, scientists, space, study, technology )

Caree
- 1 day ago - news.msn.com
For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star. The discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to finding a true Earth twin. The star, known as Kepler
'Blood Moon' Will Be a Sight to Behold During Total Lunar Eclipse
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, habitat, history, humans, interesting, nasa, news, performance, science, society, space, technology, world, moon eclipses 2014 )

Frank
- 5 days ago - cnn.com
"Tuesday's blood moon comes right on time for the Jewish festival of Passover, which commemorates the ancient Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt."- cnn.com
Language, Brain and Neuroscience
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Alejandro
- 6 days ago - floatingpenguin.co.uk
Dr Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh, from King's College London, recommends initiating children in languages before the age of four when brain development is strongest. Read more at http://floatingpenguin.co.uk/news-and-free-resourc es.php
SOS EPA: IT IS TIME TO STAND UP TO KEYSTONE XL PETITION!!
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Robert
- 11 days ago - other98.com
Tar Sands Oil from Canada is so carbon-intensive that NASA climate scientist James Hansen has said that extracting all of it would be Game Over" for the climate ― and the KXL pipeline will largely determine whether or not that happens.
Autism 'Begins Long Before Birth'
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, humans, health, new evidence, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Pregnancy )

Ray
- 14 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Scientists say they have new evidence that autism begins in the womb.Patchy changes in the developing brain long before birth may cause symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), research suggests.
Transparent Armor Inspired By Oyster Shell
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, humans, interesting, NewTechnology, armor, soldiers, oyster shell, transparent armor )

Giana
- 18 days ago - news.discovery.com
Two new scientific papers in the last week describe ways to make new kinds of armor that take inspiration from humble mollusks: the abalone and the windowpane oyster.
New Discovery - 3,300 Year Old Ancient Tomb With Pyramid Entrance Found in Egypt
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Caree
- 18 days ago - nbcnews.com
A tomb newly excavated at an ancient cemetery in Egypt would have boasted a pyramid 7 meters (23 feet) high at its entrance, archaeologists say. The tomb, found at the site of Abydos, dates back around 3,300 years. Within one of its vaulted burial...
An Ancient Virus May Be the Reason Human Stem Cells Can Transform
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, humans, research, stem cells, ancient virus, DNA )

Giana
- 18 days ago - theverge.com
The embryonic stem cells responsible for producing every other type of cell in the human body gained their power from an ancient virus that copied itself into our DNA millions of years ago, according to new research.
Python Surprise: What's Inside the Deadly Snakes Could Treat a Major Disease
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, discovery, interesting, humans, research, science, Python, study )

Frans
- 25 days ago - takepart.com
Let's say you've just been swallowed headfirst by a 15-foot-long Burmese python. The good news: Your worries are over. They've been over ever since those awkward getting-acquainted minutes when the snake was hanging on to you with its backward-raked ...
Dog Disease Could Be Boon for Human Medicine
Science & Tech  (tags: Animals, Dogs, Dog disease, Health, Humans, Medicine, Drugs )

Ray
- 26 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Texas is a very energetic, smart and playful German shepherd dog. "He always tries his best to please me," said his owner Helene Bäckman.
NASA-Backed Study Says Humanity Is Pretty Much Screwed
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, NASA, Humanity, humans, study, environment )

Mari
- 33 days ago - gizmodo.com
A new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center says the world's industrial societies are poised to collapse under the weight of their own unsustainable appetites for resources.
Giant Virus Resurrected From Permafrost After 30,000 Years
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, discovery, virus, humans )

Mari
- 35 days ago - richarddawkins.net
A mysterious giant virus buried for 30,000 years in Siberian permafrost has been resurrected.
3D-Printed Pelvis Keeps Cancer Patient Walking
Science & Tech  (tags: computer, concept, design, interesting, humans, medicine, research, NewTechnology, science, technology )

Frans
- 37 days ago - industrytap.com
We've been hearing a lot about advances in 3D printing that could change the face of medicine, such as the 3D printed liver that's expected later this year. But all this talk hasn't shown any concrete results for actual patients. Until now......
The US Electric Grid Just Went Down. Now What Do You Do?
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, energy, environment, humans, interesting, investigation, research, study, world )

Frans
- 37 days ago - industrytap.com
Could I power my laptop computer, cellphone, refrigerator and freezer with my bicycle? Sounds crazy, but losing contact with Facebook and Twitter and seeing the food in my refrigerator and freezer go bad might provide me with powerful motivation....
Science Says Your Soul Is Like a Traffic Jam
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, discovery, humans, interesting, research, science, study )

Frans
- 39 days ago - motherjones.com
Who are you? The question may seem simple to answer: You are the citizen of a country, the resident of a city, the child of particular parents, the sibling (or not) of brothers and sisters, the parent (or not) of children, and so on. And you might ...
 

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