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‘The Good Dinosaur’: Could Humans and Dinos Coexist?

What if the dinosaur-killing asteroid never slammed into Earth and the paleo-beasts weren’t vanquished from our planet 66 million years ago? That’s the hypothetical that forms the basis of Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur,” set to hit the big screens on … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Sky: The Moon Meets a Bright Star at Dawn

As the moon moves around the Earth in its monthly orbit, it often passes in front of background stars. Such events are called “lunar occultations” and one will happen Thursday at dawn in a Thanksgiving lunar treat. The path the moon … Continue reading

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Massive Rocks May Explain Moon’s Mysterious Tilt

The mysterious tilt of the moon’s orbit is due to gravitational tugs it received from giant, close-passing rocks that eventually slammed into the Earth, new research suggests. The leading explanation for the moon’s origin is that a Mars-size rock called … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Space: What Astronauts Eat On Turkey Day (Video)

Astronauts give thanks and preview their “traditional” space meal in a video greeting from the International Space Station just in time for Thanksgiving. NASA astronauts Scott Kelly, who is nearing the end of his one-year mission, and Kjell Lindgren took … Continue reading

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‘Inside Einstein’s Mind’: New TV Show Explores Journey to Relativity

Name the smartest person ever. Chances are high that the name Albert Einstein popped into your head. For the past century, Einstein has endured as a public symbol of intelligence and inspiration. Now, on the 100th anniversary of what is … Continue reading

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Hypergiant Star’s Weight Loss Secrets Revealed (Video)

View gallery The red hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris (center, near dust cloud) is one of the largest known stars … A new view of one of the largest known stars in the Milky Way gives the skinny on how giant … Continue reading

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Drug driving suit mimics taking the wheel stoned

By Jim Drury A simulation suit that mimics the effects on wearer’s reactions of taking illegal substances has been developed by scientists to show young drivers the dangers of getting behind the wheel while intoxicated by drugs. Scientists from the … Continue reading

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Costco Chicken Salad Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 7 States

An outbreak of E. coli bacteria tied to chicken salad sold at Costco has sickened 19 people in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of the E. coli-related illnesses have occurred in Western states … Continue reading

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A Pill for ISIS Supersoldiers? Not So Fast

ISIS fighters are using an illegal drug known as Captagon, according to news reports. But what is the drug and how does it work? Live Science reached out to drug experts for information on the tablet that is rumored to … Continue reading

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DOE Awards $10.1M to Advance New Grid-Scale Energy Storage Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said on Nov. 23 that it has awarded about $10.1 million in funding to four companies to advance grid-scale energy storage technologies. The funding was part of a $125 million round of funding from … Continue reading

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