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What Can Cause a False Positive Drug Test

Getting ready to take a drug test for a job or for other reasons? Watch out for these common things that could lead to a false positive result.

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Uproar after research claims red meat poses no health risk | Food | The Guardian

One expert says findings by international experts represent ‘egregious abuse of evidence’

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How Microbiomes Could Save the Planet

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, the earth’s rivers and water sources suffering from chronic levels of pollution, and industrialized farming damaging ecosystems crucial to the health of humans and the planet, scientists are searching for innovati

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New Studies Warn of Cataclysmic Solar Superstorms

A powerful disaster-inducing geomagnetic storm is an inevitability in the near future, likely causing blackouts, satellite failures, and more. Unlike other threats to our planet, such as supervolcanoes or asteroids, the time frame for a cataclysmic geomag

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Scientists finding new ways to fight plastic waste | Fox News

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientist Gregg Beckham is an avid scuba diver. So he's seen the problem of plastics in the world's oceans firsthand. 

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Throwing cold water on extreme heat hype

You may have noticed it was hot in July. Did you also notice the radical idea someone proposed for how to deal with heat waves?

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Evidence of 14B year-old 'time machine' star found 35,000 light-years from Earth | Fox News

Astronomers have found evidence of one of the oldest stars in the universe, a star that lived 13.8 billion years ago, nestled inside a star that's nearly as old.

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To Stop Mosquito Bites, Silence Your Skin's Bacteria | Science | Smithsonian

Texas scientists tricked mosquitoes into skipping a blood meal by modifying the way bacteria talk to each other

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Washington cold case solved using DNA and genetic genealogy results in landmark verdict | Fox News

A guilty verdict in a 32-year-old cold case in Washington state is being hailed as the first of its kind in the nation.

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Earthquake 'holy grail' unlocked by scientists to predict strikes - Daily Star

A NEW way of measuring earthquakes may unlock the “holy grail” of where and when they will strike.

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It could take 118 years for female computer scientists to match publishing rates of male colleagues | Science | AAAS

Studies examine the slow change in the ratio of female to male authors

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Detecting middle ear fluid using smartphones | Science Translational Medicine

Ear infections are typically diagnosed using specialized equipment to assess eardrum mobility: The presence of fluid in the middle ear, indicative of likely ear infection, limits eardrum mobility. Chan et al . developed a smartphone system to detect middl

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When you die ‘you know you’re dead because your brain keeps working’, scientist claims | Fox News

We know we are dead when we die because our brains keep working to make us aware of what's happening around us, haunting new research suggests.

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Ancient ‘Snowball Earth’ thawed out in a flash | Science | AAAS

Rocks in China point to a geologically fast melting event 635 million years ago

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Fossils may capture the day the dinosaurs died. Here's what you should know.

Reports about a stunning site in North Dakota are making waves among paleontologists, who are eager to see more.

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These pictures of seed bank samples turn biology into art

In her project Archiving Eden, photographer Dornith Doherty explores the beauty and necessity of the world's botanical stockpiles.

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Key Greenland glacier growing again after shrinking for years, NASA study shows

A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds.

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Controversial study finds that brain differences between the sexes begin in the womb  | Daily Mail Online

Professor Moriah Thomason, from New York University Langone, said one of the main differences was in connectivity across distant areas of the brain.

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Touch Quiz: Are You in Touch With This Sense?

Do you have a good grasp of your sense of touch? Find out by taking WebMD's quiz.

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Scientists have built world's first 'time machine' in experiment which defies the laws of physics

Lead researcher Dr Gordey Lesovik said by putting scattered electrons back into their original shape they had effectively created a state which went against the 'direction of time'

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Quiz: Brain Myths and Facts

The mind is an amazing thing. It contains billions of nerve cells that connect it to the rest of the body. Learn how much you know about this amazing organ.

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Einstein 'puzzle' solved as missing page emerges in new trove

An Albert Einstein "puzzle" has been solved thanks to a missing manuscript page emerging in a trove of his writings newly acquired by Jerusalem's Hebrew University, officials announced Wednesday. The handwritten page, part of an appendix to a 19

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Media Hysteria: Climate Change 'Heat Records' Are a Huge Data Manipulation

'Many of these fear mongers also say we should stop burning fossil fuels that are causing this mayhem.'

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Consumer Reports Finds Cold Weather Cuts Tesla Battery Life Almost in Half | Breitbart

A new study by Consumer Reports reveals that the driving range of electric vehicles including Teslas can be cut in half during winter months in cold climates.

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Ancient mucus trail led to oldest evidence of mobility on Earth - CNN

A fossilized mucus trail led to the discovery of the oldest evidence for mobility on Earth, dating to 2.1 billion years ago, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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What Really Happens When Earth’s Magnetic Field Flips?

A geomagnetic apocalypse may not be on the horizon, but there is some fascinating science behind the doomsday hype.

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Deep freeze thaws out as weekend warmth settles in: The latest forecast - ABC News

Temperatures will feel 50 to 100 degrees warmer this weekend.

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Rain spotted on Saturn's moon Titan, which may be home to alien life | Fox News

Saturn's moon Titan, which some scientists have theorized could be the home to extraterrestrial life due to the presence of surface liquid, is providing another surprise to researchers — the sight of fresh rainfall.

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Scientists Reveal Vast World of Creatures Living 3.5 Miles Underground

A vast underground ecosystem has been revealed by scientists, 3.5 miles deep, weighing hundreds of times more than the total biomass of humankind.

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NBC's Katy Tur, France's Riots And Climate Change Panic Mode -- Mona CharenMona Charen: NBC's Katy Tur, France's Riots A

Both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association have reported an increase in climate change anxiety.

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Global Warming: Media Ignore Sharp Drop In Global Temperatures Over Past Two Years

NASA data show that global temperatures dropped sharply over the past two years, which would seem contrary to global warming predictions. Not that you'd know it, since that wasn't deemed news.

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DNA recovered from snow helps scientists track elusive wildlife

Researchers are using environmental DNA to help monitor and measure populations of rare snow-dwelling species like Canadian lynx.

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What ancient DNA reveals about the first humans in the Americas

Newly sequenced Native genomes showcase a wealth of surprises, from previously unknown populations to unique high-altitude adaptations.

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Do Proteins Hold the Key to the Past?  | The New Yorker

Sam Knight on the new methods that are allowing a group of scientists to reëxamine the world’s libraries and archives, in search of the hidden lives of authors.

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Oumuamua: Why humans should be open minded about life in outer space

Scientists in Hawaii have detected the first object to enter our solar system from the outside. Although they were unable to get a clear look at it before it left, experts say its more likely to be a natural object we're never encountered rather than some

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Trump Is Right About Poor California Forest Management

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

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Lack of sunspots to bring record cold, warns NASA scientist - Ice Age Now

“It could happen in a matter of months,” says Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center. ________________ “The sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age,” wrote Dr Tony Phillips just six weeks ago, on 27 Sep 2018.

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Ozone layer hole will 'totally heal within 50 years' - CNN

The hole in the Earth's ozone layer is expected to fully heal by sometime in the 2060s, climate change experts predict in a new UN report.

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Alum (aluminum sulfate) turns polluted lakes from green to clear. Is it safe?

Aluminum sulfate, or alum, is increasingly being used to fight algae blooms spurred by an over abundance of phosphorus from human activity.

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‘Revolution based on evolution’ honored with chemistry Nobel | Science | AAAS

Frances Arnold, George Smith, and Gregory Winter used Darwin’s principles to create useful molecules

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Photographing Indigenous Communities Under Threat in the Amazon

With the threat of displacement looming, photographer Charlie Hamilton James set out to showcase daily life with these vulnerable groups.

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Harvest Moon, Hurricane, and More of September's Best Space Pictures

Also see a rare weather event swirl in the clouds of Jupiter, and get a glimpse at an iconic rocket's final launch.

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Trump administration to review human fetal tissue research | Science | AAAS

Food and Drug Administration contract canceled after pressure from antiabortion groups and lawmakers

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Neanderthals used their hands like tailors and painters | Science | AAAS

Our closest cousins used a precise grip more often than some of our direct ancestors

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The Full Moon Has a Denser Electrified Atmosphere

New measurements show what happens to the moon’s thin exosphere when the lunar orb slips into Earth’s protective magnetic bubble.

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See the Power of Storms Across the Solar System

While the tempests of Earth are not to be underestimated, our planetary neighbors can whip up whirlwinds of cosmic proportions.

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Volcano lights up snowy sky in stunning photo | Fox News

An incredible photo shows the Villarrica volcano in Chile lighting up a snowy sky.

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Spurred by opioid epidemic, new pain drugs may lower the risk of overdose and addiction | Science | AAAS

By slowing action or targeting different receptors, altered opioids or alternatives aim to sidestep abuse

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Study Repressed For Finding Trans Kids May Be Social Contagion

'Rapid-onset gender dysphoria' may be a social contagion linked with having friends who identify as LGBT and internet use, finds a Brown study.

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‘Generous’ approach to replication confirms many high-profile social science findings | Science | AAAS

Project aimed to detect small effects, overstated in the original paper

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This bright purple ribbon—named STEVE—is an entirely new celestial phenomenon | Science | AAAS

Once thought to be an aurora, Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement is caused by a “fundamentally different” mechanism

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A Gut--and Liver--Check to Get a Bead on Alzheimer's - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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When did a massive volcano blow this island to bits and rock the ancient world? | Science | AAAS

Revised radiocarbon data help reveal exactly when the Thera volcano blew its top

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NASA shows incredible image of the Sun 'exploding' | Fox News

NASA has unveiled an incredible image of the Sun exploding but fear not – this violent reaction happens on a near constant basis and is nothing to worry about, experts say.

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The neuroscience of religious and spiritual experience

Have you ever wondered what happens in the brain when you believe in God? We take a look at neuroscientific studies that may explain spiritual experience.

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Bilingualism: What happens in the brain?

With the number of bilingual individuals increasing steadily, find out how bilingualism affects the brain and cognitive function.

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This carbon-sucking mineral could help slow down climate change

Magnesium carbonate is formed by naturally sequestering carbon from the air. But it does it very, very slowly. Now scientists have found a way to speed up the process.

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Wheat’s complex genome finally deciphered, offering hope for better harvests and nonallergenic varieties | Science | A

Wheat researchers thrilled to have new help in finding genes and breeding in traits—“It's like walking with a Google map”

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End of the Rainbow? New Map Scale is More Readable by People Who Are Color Blind - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Watch Live: Longest 'Blood Moon' Eclipse of the Century

The record-setting lunar eclipse paired with an extra-close Mars will soon have sky-watchers seeing red.

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Using DNA to identify deceased US troops - CNN

North Korea has turned over what they say are an initial 55 cases holding remains believed to be of US troops killed during the Korean War.

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"Traveling" Brain Waves May Be Critical for Cognition - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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"Traveling" Brain Waves May Be Critical for Cognition - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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"Traveling" Brain Waves May Be Critical for Cognition - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Ethylene-gibberellin signaling underlies adaptation of rice to periodic flooding | Science

Deepwater rice varieties grow taller when flooded, in a growth response driven by the plant hormones gibberellin and ethylene. This keeps the leaves above the water. Kuroha et al. identified the genes underlying this phenotype, which encode a component of

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Scientists reveal they have found the world's oldest color | Fox News

According to a recent study, bright pink is the world's oldest color, having been discovered in rocks that are 1.1 billion years old.

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Can zapping brains reduce violence? Controversial study sees potential

Researchers hailed their results as evidence that increasing activity in the prefrontal cortex can reduce "intentions to commit aggression."

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Are these dots purple or blue? Your answer might not be as reliable as you think | Science | AAAS

When blue dots or threatening faces become rare, people’s concepts of “blue” or “threat” expand

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Physics professor claims we need to 'face the possibility' UFO sightings really are alien craft  | Daily Mail Online

A physics professor from University at Albany, State University of New York and former NASA researcher believes there is 'plenty of evidence to support UFOs'.

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California mega-earthquake fear: Is the San Andreas fault at risk of the 'Big One'? | Fox News

New research suggests that a newly-discovered 'structure' in the San Andreas fault line could result in a massive earthquake, often referred to as the big one.

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Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution

Who would have suspected that a handheld genetic test used to unmask sushi bars pawning off tilapia for tuna could deliver deep insights into evolution, including how new species emerge?

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Removing shoes when entering the house could help people stay slim, scientists claim

Removing shoes when entering the house and swapping carpet for wooden floors could help people stay slim because it prevents environmental chemicals accumulating in the house, scientists have claimed.

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Global Warming: Media Ignore Sharp Drop In Global Temperatures Over Past Two Years

NASA data show that global temperatures dropped sharply over the past two years, which would seem contrary to global warming predictions. Not that you'd know it, since that wasn't deemed news.

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Tourism is four times worse for the planet than previously believed | Science | AAAS

Global tourism accounts for around one-twelfth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions

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Ancient humans settled the Philippines 700,000 years ago | Science | AAAS

Did early humans arrive there by boat?

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Dark energy’s weakness may be why supernovae didn’t kill us all | Science | AAAS

Study invokes the anthropic principle to help explain the force accelerating the universe’s expansion

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On marijuana, let the Food and Drug Administration make the decisions | Fox News

Whether and how to regulate marijuana use has been in the news again recently.

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Japan Finds 'Semi-Infinite Supply' of Rare Earth Minerals in Its Territorial Waters

Contents: Japan finds 'semi-infinite supply' of rare earth minerals in its territorial waters; Japan's rare earths discovery represents a defeat for China - Japan | National Security

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John Stossel: The left's war on science | Fox News

We've been told conservatives don't believe in science and that there's a Republican war on science.

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'Junk science'? Studies behind Obama regulations under fire | Fox News

Scientific studies used by the Obama administration to help justify tough environmental regulations are coming under intensifying scrutiny, with critics questioning their merit as the Trump EPA reverses or delays some of those rules.

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Polar sea ice leads to more productive oceans | Science | AAAS

By keeping a lid on rough seas, ice gives algae a photosynthesis boost

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Photo of fiery bubble that stretches 65 feet in the air stuns the Internet | Fox News

A red hot blob was caught on camera spewing out steaming hot lava 65 feet in the air -- and the internet wants to know more.

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New organ called 'interstitium' may explain how cancer spreads, study says | Fox News

A group of scientists recently discovered an organ called the interstitium. It may help to explain how cancer spreads.

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The Stunning Statistical Fraud Behind The Global Warming Scare | Investor's Business Daily

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may have a boring name, but it has a very important job: It measures U.S. temperatures. Unfortunately, its data are fraudulent.

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X-ray ‘ghost images’ could cut radiation doses | Science | AAAS

Technique points to safer medical imaging done with cheap, single-pixel cameras

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Loch Ness Monster found? Shocking pictures of unidentified sea creature surface | Fox News

Shocking pictures of a Loch Ness monster-type beast found on a U.S. beach have sparked talk Nessie could have moved Stateside.

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The Battery Boost We’ve Been Waiting for Is Only a Few Years Out - WSJ

Lithium-ion batteries get a little bit better every year, but capacity is about to get a much-needed major lift, thanks to nanotechnology and a shift in materials.

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Listen to the first ever sounds of volcanic thunder on record | Science | AAAS

Eruptions at Alaska’s Bogoslof volcano allowed scientists to separate out the rare audio

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Astronaut's DNA changed by time in space - CNN

Preliminary findings from NASA indicate that 7% of Scott Kelly's genes did not return to normal once he was back on Earth.

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Scientists discover 15 new planets, including 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water | Fox News

Scientists have discovered 15 new planets, including a “super-Earth” that may have liquid water on its surface.

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Massive, 6-inch hairy spider saved from mind-blowing Australian flood | Fox News

It really does sound like something from a horror movie: a giant spider larger than a man’s hand, which makes loud hissing sounds and has powerful long venomous fangs.