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Wow! This Hubble Telescope Photo of Mars with a Comet Is Amazing

The famed Hubble Space Telscope has captured a jaw-dropping view of a comet making an incredibly close flyby of Mars. The space telescope snapped the amazing image when Comet Siding Spring (also called C/2013 A1) was hurtling through space near … Continue reading

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Ebola Suspected in NY Doctor

A doctor who recently arrived in the United States from West Africa is being tested for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, according to the city’s health department. The doctor has a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. He was … Continue reading

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NYC Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

A doctor in New York has Ebola, officials announced on Thursday evening (Oct. 23). “Testing confirmed that a patient here in New York City has┬átested positive for Ebola,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference … Continue reading

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Myth Busted: Ancient Humans May Not Have Been Redheads

Ancient humans found with red hair weren’t necessarily redheads in life, but may have acquired their carrot tops after death, a new study finds. A team of researchers examined the processes that degrade locks, ranging from exposure to the sun’s … Continue reading

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French entrepreneurs launch test to detect pork in food

By Lucien Libert ASNIERES France (Reuters) – Two French entrepreneurs have launched a portable device to test for the presence of pork in food for use by Muslims who abide by dietary laws. With France’s five million Muslims making up … Continue reading

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Old, cold and bold: Ice Age people dwelled high in Peru’s Andes

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a bleak, treeless landscape high in the southern Peruvian Andes, bands of intrepid Ice Age people hunkered down in rudimentary dwellings and withstood frigid weather, thin air and other hardships. Scientists on Thursday … Continue reading

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Fixing ‘Ebolanomics’ in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

By Kate Kelland and Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year … Continue reading

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Easter Island’s ancient inhabitants weren’t so lonely after all

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – They lived on a remote dot of land in the middle of the Pacific, 2,300 miles (3,700 km) west of South America and 1,100 miles (1,770 km) from the closest island, erecting huge stone … Continue reading

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Wacky Humpbacked Dinosaur Looked Like ‘Star Wars’ Creature

About 70 million years ago, a humpbacked, duck-billed dinosaur with monstrous front limbs and “mudding hooves” tramped through rivers hunting fish. Though the odd-looking creature, named Deinocheirus mirificus, was discovered nearly 50 years ago, almost nothing was known about the … Continue reading

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Americans’ Trust in Doctors Is Falling

Americans’ trust in the medical profession has plummeted in recent years, and lags well behind public attitudes toward doctors in many other countries, according to a new report. That lack of trust comes from how Americans’ perceive doctors’ motivations, said … Continue reading

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