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Asha Mandela's Hair: 55-Foot Dreadlocks Could Paralyze Atlanta Woman, Say Doctors [VIDEO]
Aug 19, 2013 17:36 PM E
Asha Mandela's 55-foot dreadlocks could paralyze her, her doctors say. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Mandela, of Atlanta, Ga., has been growing her hair out for 25 years.
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Hayward Implosion: Building Near Hayward Fault Demolished, Yielding Earthquake Data [VIDEO]
Aug 19, 2013 12:13 PM E
In California, the Hayward implosion of Warren Hall on the campus of Cal State-East Bay. U.S. Geological Survey scientists placed over 600 seismographs around the building, which sits nera the Hayward Fault, in order to collect data that can help to mitigate damage in future earthquakes.
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Attractive Male Turkeys Don't Have Better Genes, They're Just Better At Expressing Themselves [STUDY]
Aug 16, 2013 19:00 PM E
A study published in PLoS Genetics finds that female turkeys are attracted to male turkeys express masculine-associated genes while downplaying female-associated genes. Judith Mank, the lead study author says that she and her team have shown "that male beauty is a result of how you use your genes, rather than the difference in the genes themselves.
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SpaceX Grasshopper Sideways Test Launch Shows Promise Of 'Reusable Rocket' [VIDEO]
Aug 16, 2013 16:49 PM E
SpaceX performed a successful test of its Falcon 9 Grasshopper on Tuesday, with the rocket launching, flying laterally and then touching down again. SpaceX hopes the Grasshopper will become the first viable "reusable rocket."
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Florida Issues Warning For Brain-Eating Amoeba After Two Children Become Infected By Naegleria Fowleri
Aug 16, 2013 13:06 PM E
A fatal brain-eating amoeba has prompted the Florida Department of Health to issue a warning found in warm freshwater has infected two children in Arkansas and Florida.
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Nevada Petroglyphs Are Oldest Rock Etchings Ever Found In North America, Dating Back At Least 10,000 Years [STUDY]
Aug 15, 2013 17:12 PM E
Petroglyphs found etched into boulders in a dried-up lake in Nevada are the oldest rock carvings ever found in North America, a new study in the Journal of Archaeological Science says.
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New Mammal Discovered: Olinguito, A Teddy-Bear-Like Creature, Is First Carnivore Found In Western Hemisphere In 35 Years
Aug 15, 2013 16:33 PM E
The olinguito, an adorable teddy-bear-like mammal that lives in the Andes Mountains, is the first carnivore to be discovered in the West in 35 years. The discovery of the olinguito was announced by the Smithsonian today.
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Slow Loris Video: Are Cute Animal Viral Videos Harming Endangered Species? [VIDEO]
Aug 15, 2013 12:38 PM E
Cute animal videos like the 2009 slow loris video, which featured a man tickling a slow loris named Sonya, may accelerate the destruction of endangered species, according to a new study published by primatologist Anna Nekaris in PLOS ONE.
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NASA 3D Printer: International Space Station Will Get Replicating Device To Print Tools, Parts [VIDEO]
Aug 14, 2013 16:56 PM E
NASA will send a 3D printer to the International Space Station next year. The 3D printer, created by Made In Space, will be the first device to ever manufacture something in space.
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Russell Kimble Flesh-Eating Bug: Obese Man's Weight Saved Him From Necrotizing Fasciitis Devouring His Torso
Aug 14, 2013 15:28 PM E
Russell Kimble became infected with the deadly flesh-eating bug necrotizing fasciitis. The Chatham, England, man was saved from the virus by his obesity, which prevented the bug from reaching his bloodstream.
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Mars Food Researchers Emerge From HI-SEAS Dome After 4-Month Space Cooking Experiment [VIDEO]
Aug 14, 2013 12:51 PM E
Six researchers lived in the HI-RISE dome in Hawaii for four months, testing what foods might be appropriate for the journey to MARS. The project was led by Cornell University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, with funding from NASA.
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Dolphin Social Memories: Dolphins Remember Friends' Unique Whistles After Decades Of Separation [STUDY]
Aug 07, 2013 12:20 PM E
Dolphins' social memories can last as long as 20 years, a study from the University of Chicago found. Study author Jason Bruck studied 43 bottlenose dolphins using 1,200 dolphin whistles.
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