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Africa’s giant eye in the sky proving worth its SALT

A man walks past the dome housing the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), located near Sutherland in South Africa’s Karoo region, November 9, 2005. REUTERS/Mike HutchingsMore By Wendell Roelf SUTHERLAND, South Africa (Reuters) – South Africa’s SALT telescope has helped … Continue reading

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Astronomers find a tailless comet, first of its kind

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Astronomers have found a first-of-its-kind tailless comet whose composition may offer clues into long-standing questions about the solar system’s formation and evolution, according to research published on Friday in the journal Science … Continue reading

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Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider

FILE – A May 31, 2007 file photo shows a view of the Large Hadron Collider in its tunnel at the European Particle Physics Laboratory, CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland. It’s one of the physics world’s most complex machines, and it … Continue reading

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Spanking Makes Kids More Defiant, Studies Suggest

Many parents think that a swat on the bottom will, at the very least, get a kid’s attention and make the child more obedient. Still others adhere to the biblical injunction not to “spare the rod and spoil the child.” … Continue reading

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‘Lost’ Medieval Music Performed for First Time in 1,000 Years

The language of music is universal, but can be lost over time. After a 20-year reconstruction effort, a researcher and a performer of medieval music have brought “lost” songs from the Middle Ages back to life. The “Songs of Consolation” … Continue reading

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Power Up with Pee: New Fuel Cell Could Generate Cheap Electricity

Researchers developed a new fuel cell that is powered by urine. Left to right: Jon Chouler, Mirella Di Lorenzo and Petra Cameron.More Instead of just flushing it away, your pee could one day generate power. Researchers have developed a way … Continue reading

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Simulating Mars exploration, British astronaut guides rover from space

Athletics – 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon Preview – London – 20/4/16 British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake appears live from the International Space Station for a questions and answers session with assembled media ahead of the 2016 … Continue reading

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Did Opioids Kill Prince? Why It’s So Easy to Overdose

Exactly what caused Prince’s sudden death last week is still unknown, but there have been reports that prescription painkillers were found with the singer-songwriter when he died. Experts say there are a number of ways in which prescription opioids can … Continue reading

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Teens Who Do Jell-O Shots More Likely to Binge Drink

About 20 percent of underage drinkers in the United States consume alcoholic Jell-O shots, and these youth are also more likely to engage in binge drinking and other risky behaviors, a new study finds. The results are based on a … Continue reading

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Having More Friends May Mean Feeling Less Pain

Having more friends really may make you feel better, or at least feel less pain, a new study from England suggests. People in the study who had larger social networks appeared to have a higher tolerance for pain, according to … Continue reading

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