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memory
Scientists Discover How To Erase Unwanted Memories In Mice: Are Humans Next?
Sep 11, 2013 15:30 PM E
Erasing unwanted memories may be possible after scientists figure out how to alter rodents’ brains to forget certain addiction cues.
kenya
Kenya Aquifer: Massive Underground Reservoir Holds 70 Years' Worth Of Water
Sep 11, 2013 11:58 AM E
A Kenya aquifer could set the stage for years of water security for the country. Discovered in an arid and poor region of the country, the Kenya aquifer is 25 times larger than Loch Ness Lake.
meteorite life
Organic Particles Found In Sutter’s Mill Meteorite Could Point To Origin Of Life On Earth
Sep 10, 2013 23:56 PM E
Did a meteorite bring life to Earth? After discovering organic particles in a meteorite that flung debris all over Sutter’s Mill, Calif. last year, researchers say it’s definitely possible.
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Treasure Found Near Temple Mount In Israel Dates Back 1,400 Years
Sep 10, 2013 17:29 PM E
Archaeologists have found a treasure trove of gold and silver at the base of the Temple Mount in Israel. The artifacts are over 1,400 years old and are from a little-known period in Jewish Jerusalem history.
mosquito
Mosquito ‘Invisibility Cloak:’ Scientists Create Scent To Deter Disease-Carrying Bloodsuckers From Preying On Humans
Sep 10, 2013 15:05 PM E
A mosquito “invisibility cloak” could be the answer to our worldwide mosquito problem. Instead of a repellent, the new approach to warding off disease-carrying mosquitoes uses a recently discovered group of compounds that actually inhibit the mosquito’s sense of smell.
giraffe birth
Giraffe Birth South Korea: Watch Mother Jang-Soon Deliver 18th Calf, Setting World Record For Most Calf Births
Sep 10, 2013 12:37 PM E
A giraffe birth in South Korea is making headlines because it’s a record breaker. The 27-year-old giraffe mother has now delivered 18 giraffe babies over her lifetime, making her – and the zoo – the world record holder for most calf births in captivity.
watermelon stolen
Watermelon Stolen From Harford County, Md. Farm Weighs 150Lb, Worth More Than $1,500
Sep 10, 2013 11:30 AM E
A watermelon stolen from a farm in Harford County, Md., weighed a whopping 150 pounds and was worth more than $1,500. The owner of the massive fruit planned to use the watermelon’s seeds to start a watermelon farm in Kenya.
bedbug
Bedbugs’ Genes Are The Reason Insecticides Don’t Work On Them, New Research Suggests
Sep 09, 2013 22:04 PM E
Bedbugs genes’ may be the reason the pests are so hard to kill. New research suggests the parasite carries a gene that makes its outer shell impenetrable to toxins.
van gogh painting
New Van Gogh Painting Found In Amsterdam: How Did Historians Determine Authenticity Of ‘Sunset at Montmajour?’
Sep 09, 2013 15:31 PM E
A new Van Gogh painting has surfaced in Amsterdam. How did historians determine whether “Sunset at Montmajour” was authentic?
andes
Lost In Andes: Uruguay Man Survives 4 Months In Harsh South American Wilderness, Lives Off Raisins And Rats
Sep 09, 2013 11:00 AM E
A man lost in the Andes for four months during the harsh winter was found alive on Sunday. The 58-year-old from Uruguay told authorities he survived off of raisins, sugar and rats.
space flight
Virgin Galactic Flight: Watch SpaceShipTwo Break Sound Barrier 56,000 Feet Above Calif. Desert [VIDEO]
Sep 06, 2013 16:22 PM E
Virgin Galactic, billionaire Richard Branson’s commercial space travel program, tested its SpaceShipTwo rocket for the second time on Thursday. The rocket went Mach 1.43, breaking the sound barrier for the second time.
kidnapping
Teens Stop Kidnapping: Aaron Arias And Jamal Harris Dial 911 After Texas Woman Mouths ‘Help’ From Backseat Of Car
Sep 06, 2013 14:07 PM E
Teens stopped a kidnapping in Texas after they noticed a woman mouthing, “Help me,” from the backseat of a moving car. Aaron Arias and Jamal Harris immediately called 911 and followed the car for miles down the highway until police arrived.
fossils
Giant Fossils Recovered From Venezuelan Oil Fields Shed Light On South America’s Prehistoric Megafauna
Sep 06, 2013 12:32 PM E
Venezuela’s oil reserves are chock-full of fossils. Recent discoveries of enormous megafuana fossils highlight the South American country’s diverse and fascinating prehistoric past.
dollar counterfeiting
Dollar Counterfeiting: Peru Becomes No. 1 Source Of Fake U.S. Currency, Money Business “More Profitable” Than Cocaine
Sep 05, 2013 17:27 PM E
Dollar counterfeiting is a highly lucrative business. In fact, it’s become more profitable than cocaine. Peru is also now the number one source of fake U.S. currency.
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