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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. Scientists Can Now See Individual Atoms
1. Scientists Can Now See Individual Atoms
(New developments in microscopy have allowed researchers to image individual bonds within a molecule — seeing down to the atom scale. )
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Category: Physics
2. Dürer's Rhinoceros
2. Dürer's Rhinoceros
(Dürer's Rhinoceros is the name commonly given to a woodcut created by German painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer in 1515.)
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Category: Documentaries
3. Tiny Robot Crawls Through Your Veins
3. Tiny Robot Crawls Through Your Veins
(This tiny nano bot is 4mm from end to end,can crawl through your veins locate tumors and zap it with drugs.The bot is controlled by a elecromagnetic field outside the robot that propels it forward.)
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Category: Biology & Medicine
4. Learning The Elements Cartoon Style
4. Learning The Elements Cartoon Style
(Proof that everything is easier to learn when presented via Pokemon-style. Artist Kacie D. lovingly anthropomorphized every single element, which deserves to be converted into a children’s book. )
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Category: Physics
5. Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet
5. Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet
(Shodan is the world’s first computer search engine that lets you search the Internet for computers. Find devices based on city, country, latitude/longitude, host name, operating system and IP. “Shodan is a search engine for hackers both good and bad. Sho)
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6. Speed of Light May Not Be Fixed
6. 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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7. Soon, You May Download New Skills to Your Brain
7. Soon, You May Download New Skills to Your Brain
(New research suggests it may be possible to learn complex tasks with little to no conscious effort, just like in The Matrix. Whoa, indeed.)
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Category: Technology
8. What Are The Odds Of Existence?
8. What Are The Odds Of Existence?
(What are the odds that you exist, as you, today?)
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Category: Astronomy
9. 1st Flight of a Pedaled, Wing-Flapping Plane
9. 1st Flight of a Pedaled, Wing-Flapping Plane
(August 2nd marked the first human-powered flight of an ornithopter. Wait, a what?)
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Category: Technology
10. After 17 Years, Cicadas Set To Hatch This Spring
10. After 17 Years, Cicadas Set To Hatch This Spring
(After 17-years living below ground, billions of cicadas belonging to Brood II are beginning to emerge across much of the eastern United States. )
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1. Monkeys Adopt A Kitten
1. Monkeys Adopt A Kitten
(Long-tailed macaque was discovered in the forest preserves caring for a ginger kitten.)
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2. Optimists May Have Longer Lives
2. Optimists May Have Longer Lives
(Optimists may enjoy longer lives than people with a dimmer outlook on the future, a long-term study suggests.)
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3. New Spider Found in Giant Sand Dune
3. New Spider Found in Giant Sand Dune
(A new species of spider has been discovered in the dune of the Sands of Samar in the southern Arava region of Israel, scientists from from the department of biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim said this week.)
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4. The Door To Hell
4. 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
5. NASA's Technology Wish List
5. NASA's Technology Wish List
(From antimatter rockets to flying robots, NASA's wish list of technologies for space exploration stretches the imagination. )
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Category: Astronomy
6. Robot Drummer Video
6. Robot Drummer Video
(Further proof that robots will make their way into every facet of our lives.)
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Category: Technology
7. Baseball Batting Robot
7. Baseball Batting Robot
(Some people have built a robot to play baseball.)
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8. World Drawn Using Facebook Connections
8. World Drawn Using Facebook Connections
(All country borers are drawn with facebook friends connections.)
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Category: Humanity
9. 6 Inventions That'll Blow Your Mind
9. 6 Inventions That'll Blow Your Mind
(The following six inventions in particular could reshape how we live and interact with the world around us. We have included videos because some of these creations are so amazing you’ll have to see them to believe it!)
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10. The Top 10 Intrepid Explorers
10. The Top 10 Intrepid Explorers
(Ten of the greatest explorers in history.)
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