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Skydiver Goes Supersonic in Record-Breaking ‘Near-Space Dive’

In a harrowing plunge from the stratosphere, a Google executive broke the world record for the highest-altitude skydive today (Oct. 24). Alan Eustace, a senior vice presidentĀ at Google, hit supersonic speeds as he fell from more than 25 miles (40 … Continue reading

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Can You Get Ebola on Public Transportation?

News that a doctor in New York with Ebola traveled on the subway the day before he developed symptoms of the disease may have some people worried about contracting Ebola on public transportation. Yesterday, Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned … Continue reading

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Famed Physicist Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook

World-renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking has joined Facebook. Hawking became a member of the popular social networking site on Oct. 7, just weeks before the upcoming release of “The Theory of Everything,” a biographical film about Hawking’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Man Recovers From Ebola in Germany After Routine Intensive Care

One man who contracted Ebola and even had further complications of the infection has now recovered after receiving routine intensive care at a hospital in Germany. The man’s case suggests that even if patients do not have access to experimental … Continue reading

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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 hasĀ tested 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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