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Martian show home opened at London’s Royal Observatory

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 06:05

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A new Martian show home opened at London's Royal Observatory in Greenwich on Thursday displays a pod-shaped living space, providing a glimpse into what will Mars homes look like when humans will first colonize the Red Planet.

The dome, which has been set against a mock-up Martian landscape, offers a room to work, exercise and sleep in addition to grow small plants .

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Trump’s win could jeopardize cannabis reform movement

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:14

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The shocking victory of Donald Trump in the hotly contested presidential race could jeopardize the cannabis reform movement that aims legalization of marijuana for medical as well as recreational purposes.

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Trump’s victory looks terrible for NASA’s Earth science missions

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 08:10

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It is still unknown what the Donald Trump administration will mean for the future of the government-run space agency NASA, but the Republican leader's win will apparently be terrible for the agency's Earth science programs.

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Twitter COO Adam Bain steps down

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 07:51

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In a Wednesday announcement, social network Twitter said that its Chief Operating Officer (COO) Adam Bain is stepping down from his post. Bain is leaving Twitter, after a six-year stint at the company, to explore other opportunities.

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Seasonal depression can be treated with medication and psychotherapy

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 09:23

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Just like regular depression, a seasonal depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can be treated effectively with medication and psychotherapy, health experts say.

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Apple officially starts selling refurbished versions of previous iPhones

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 08:09

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As part of an update of its online refurbished store, tech giant Apple has, for the first time, officially started selling refurbished models of a range of iPhones from the previous generations of the company flagship handsets.

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Researchers discover why modern humans lost much of Neanderthal DNA

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 07:31

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Neanderthals and modern humans diverged from a common ancestor nearly half a million years ago and the two species interbred thousands of years ago, but genomes of modern humans have a very small amount of Neanderthal genetic material or DNA. Now, a new study claims to have solved that mystery.

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Fumes emitted by phone charger sicken 7 people at Boston school

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:02

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Seven people, including six adults and one child, were rushed to a hospital after a phone charger emitted hazardous fumes at a school in Boston, authorities confirmed.

The Boston Fire Department confirmed that crews responded to the incident at the Manville School in Mission Hill, after being reported that that a number of people got sick after inhaling fumes.

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NASA video shows methane clouds floating above Titan’s surface

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 07:17

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a new time-lapse video showing clouds of methane floating above the surface of Titan, Saturn's biggest moon.

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War Metaphors for Alzheimer’s may do more harm than good: researchers say

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 11:10

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Using war metaphors for conditions like Alzheimer's disease may do more harm than good, a team of researchers led by Daniel R. George of Penn State College of Medicine cautioned. 

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November supermoon will be largest in decades

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 07:48

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The upcoming full moon will not only be a "supermoon" but also be the largest supermoon to grace our skies in several decades, NASA astronomers announced.

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Samsung reportedly plans to integrate Viv technology into Galaxy S8 handset

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 07:35

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According to a Reuters report, Samsung has confirmed that its forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphones will boast the inclusion of Viv digital assistance technology.

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Monarch butterflies are back in Pismo Beach

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 06:22

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The western monarch Butterflies are back in Pismo Beach, and currently there are an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 butterflies at the Monarch Butterfly Grove.

Migrating to the coast of California in high numbers, monarch butterflies have raised hope that this year will be more promising for the beautiful creatures. Many visitors say they can't help but watch.

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Too much heat in kitchen increases risk of heart disease: researchers find

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 09:41

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It may be the temperature at which food is cooked, rather than the amount of oil, which may be causing heart disease, a new study published in the journal "Nutrition" suggested.

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Google Capital re-branded as ‘CapitalG;’ Snapchat added to its list of investments

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 08:10

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On Friday, Alphabet's venture capital arm Google Capital announced a brand refresh as well as website design, with part of the move marking the quiet addition of social media firm Snapchat to Google Capital's investments list.

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Supermassive black hole screaming through space at speed of 2,000mph: research

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 07:36

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A supermassive black hole is screaming through space at a speed of 2,000 miles per second (mph) and it will likely never stop, a team of American astronomers estimated.

According to astronomers, including one from CU Boulder, millions of years ago, the black hole B3 1715+425 had been comfortably gulping down stars and deadly x-rays at the center of a distant galaxy.

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Additional hour of sleep can disrupt normal sleep patterns

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:35

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Americans will need to set back their clocks by one hour this Sunday as daylight saving time comes to an end, allowing people to have an additional hour of sleep.

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NASA devises collision-bound asteroid early detection system

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 07:36

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With an aim to prevent an asteroid from hitting and destroying Earth, a team of NASA scientists has devised a collision-bound asteroid early detection system.

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Microsoft announces a Unified Update Platform

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 07:18

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In a Thursday announcement, software giant Microsoft said that it is rolling out a new update publishing system --- the Unified Update Platform (UUP), which will facilitate device users to easily upgrade from one Windows 10 version to another.

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