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Best Beach of 2015 Is Off the Beaten Path

The best beach of 2015 is shaded, secluded and the perfect excuse for a Hawaiian vacation. Oahu’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park took top billing in this year’s Best Beaches in America list, a ranking compiled by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal … Continue reading

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Crazy Carnival of Dr. Seuss Creatures Hidden in the Oceans

The sunlit upper layer of the world’s oceans is teeming with tiny creatures that seem to have jumped off the pages of a Dr. Seuss tale, with exquisite see-through bodies, bulging eyes and an array of glowing colors. These mysterious … Continue reading

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El Niño Brings Wet Summer to Plains; Western Drought Continues

The West can expect its warm and dry weather to continue through the summer, while the central Plains will be relatively cool and wet, according to a summer forecast released today (May 21). The East will be slightly warmer than … Continue reading

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Mind-controlled prosthetic limbs allow precise, smooth movement

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than a decade after becoming paralyzed from the neck down, Erik Sorto has been unable to perform even the simplest of daily tasks. “That was the ultimate goal: to drink a beer by … Continue reading

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Lockheed-Boeing rocket venture needs commercial orders to survive

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – United Launch Alliance, a 50-50 joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, on Thursday said it would go out of business unless it won commercial and civil satellite launch orders to offset … Continue reading

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Scientists want you to know plankton is not just whale food

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists on Thursday unveiled the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of the world’s ocean plankton, the tiny organisms that serve as food for marine creatures such as the blue whale, but also provide half … Continue reading

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Bowwow wow! Dog domestication much older than previously known

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Genetic information from a 35,000-year-old wolf bone found below a frozen cliff in Siberia is shedding new light on humankind’s long relationship with dogs, showing canine domestication may have occurred earlier than previously thought. … Continue reading

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SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule leaves space station

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – A Space Exploration Technologies Dragon cargo capsule sailed away from the International Space Station on Thursday and headed for a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. The capsule arrived at the station on … Continue reading

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Depression Linked with Parkinson’s Disease Risk

People who have been diagnosed with depression may have an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later on, a new study suggests. In the study, researchers looked at about 140,000 people who had been diagnosed with depression between 1987 and … Continue reading

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U.S. Air Force mini shuttle back in orbit for secret mission

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters – An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday to put a mostly classified experimental space plane into orbit for the U.S. military. The … Continue reading

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