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Ocean Bacteria’s Genes Are in Perfect Harmony

Ocean bacteria may be the ultimate synchronized swimmers. The tiny sea dwellers coordinate the genes they turn on and off in sync with the day-night cycle — and each other, a new study shows. The pattern, described today (July 10) … Continue reading

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HIV Returns in ‘Cured’ Mississippi Baby

A Mississippi child who was born with HIV but had remained free of the virus for more than two years after early treatment now has detectable levels of the virus, according to the researchers involved in the case. The child, … Continue reading

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Citizen scientists out of options to rescue old NASA satellite

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) – A valiant effort to put a defunct NASA science satellite back to work came to a disappointing end this week after the 36-year-old spacecraft’s propulsion system failed, project organizers said. An ad … Continue reading

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Mississippi baby thought cured of HIV no longer in remission

By Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters) – A toddler thought to have been cured of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood, the child’s doctors and U.S. health officials said on Thursday. The Mississippi child’s stunning story, first … Continue reading

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Astronauts See Typhoon Neoguri’s Power from Space (Photos)

Astronauts in space had a front-row seat this week to watch the Typhoon Neoguri transform into a powerful a super typhoon that dominated the Pacific Ocean, then downgrade back into a typical typhoon. The space travelers capture stunning images of … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cervix? Doc Reviews Food Words Used in Medicine

From symptoms such as “watermelon stomach” to “blueberry muffin rash,” food imagery has long helped doctors describe features of diseases and health conditions. Now, one doctor is calling to celebrate this centuries-old tradition and secure its place in medical teaching. … Continue reading

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Happy 158th, Nikola Tesla! Strange Facts About the Inventor

Nikola Tesla may be known today as one of history’s greatest inventors, but the intrepid scientist’s eccentricities have become as legendary as his trailblazing discoveries in the field of electricity. Tomorrow (July 10) marks the 158th anniversary of Tesla’s birth, … Continue reading

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Feel It In Your Bones? Back Pain Not Linked with Weather

Some people with joint and muscle pain say that changes in the weather trigger their symptoms, but a new study contradicts this belief, at least for those with low back pain. Researchers analyzed information from nearly 1,000 people in Sydney, … Continue reading

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Global warming requires more frequent rethink of ‘normal’ weather: U.N.

OSLO (Reuters) – The baseline for “normal” weather used by everyone from farmers to governments to plan ahead needs to be updated more frequently to account for the big shifts caused by global warming, the U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization said … Continue reading

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Summer Skywatching: July’s Twilight Nights

June 21, the day of the northern summer solstice, was hailed by much of the mainstream media as “the longest day of the year.” But I’ve always been of the opinion that this term is somewhat misleading.  Actually, the longest … Continue reading

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