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Death Spiral: 4th Phase of Life May Signal the End Is Near

Biologists separate life into three phases: development, aging and late life. But a growing body of research now suggests that there is a fourth phase immediately preceding death that scientists have dubbed the “death spiral.” Although most of the “death … Continue reading

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Mysterious Purple Sea Orb Stymies Scientists

“Have a look at that dark purple blob on the left, there.” With those words, scientists aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus uncovered a marine mystery: a small purple orb tucked halfway under a rock off the coast of California. Researchers … Continue reading

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Nestle says to collaborate with Samsung to explore nutrition science

The Nestle logo is pictured on the company headquarters building in Vevey, Switzerland February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy More ZURICH (Reuters) – Nestle said it is teaming up with Samsung in a research project to explore the potential of nutrition … Continue reading

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Facebook's Internet-Delivery Drone Completes First Test Flight

Facebook recently completed its first test flight of a solar-powered drone that is designed to beam down internet access to remote areas of the world. The Aquila drone is being developed to broaden the scope of internet connectivity around the … Continue reading

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Study finds cosmic rays increased heart risks among Apollo astronauts

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Apollo astronauts who ventured to the moon are at five times greater risk of dying from heart disease than shuttle astronauts, U.S. researchers said on Thursday, citing the dangers of cosmic radiation … Continue reading

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Rare Pottery Workshop Discovered in Galilee

An ancient potters’ workshop dating back to Roman times has been discovered in Galilee, in northern Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority announced that excavations in Shlomi, a town near the Lebanon border, have revealed a ceramic factory where storage jars … Continue reading

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World's Deepest Blue Hole Is in South China Sea

    A new exploration of a legendary blue hole in the South China Sea has found that the underwater feature is the deepest known on Earth. According to Xinhua News, Dragon Hole, or Longdong, is 987 feet (300.89 meters) … Continue reading

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Ice Bucket Challenge Cash Helped Pay for ALS Gene Discoveries

New clues about the genetics involved in Lou Gehrig’s disease are revealed today in two new studies, thanks in large part to donations from the wildly popular Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014. The findings could one day lead to gene … Continue reading

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How to Get People to Step Up Their Exercise

A healthy dose of friendly competition combined with a cash incentive may be an effective way to motivate people to exercise more, according to a new study. But people who compare their own performance to that of average performers might … Continue reading

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Here's the US City with the Highest Pot Use

San Francisco has a new claim to fame: The city has the highest rate of marijuana use in the country, according to a new survey. In the survey, which was conducted from 2012 to 2014 nationwide, 15.5 percent of people … Continue reading

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