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Good News, Bad News, How Do You Share?

Jul 29, 14 Good News, Bad News, How Do You Share?

Posted by in An English Angle, Technology

Humans seem to have an innate drive to communicate what goes on in their lives to others, and in the modern high-tech world of course, a lot of this “social sharing” is carried out using digital means like texts and a whole plethora of social media and networking sites.

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The Race To Protect Planes From Cosmic Rays

Jul 29, 14 The Race To Protect Planes From Cosmic Rays

Posted by in Space

It is an invisible threat from outer space: -distant cosmic events that can cause a computer, or even an aircraft, to crash here on Earth. The idea may sound more science fiction than fact but concerns have reached the point where a major European effort has been launched to investigate the havoc that can result from cosmic rays.

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Trees Are More Crucial To Our Health Than Many Of Us Realize

Jul 29, 14 Trees Are More Crucial To Our Health Than Many Of Us Realize

Posted by in Health, Science

You may have a new good reason to a hug a tree today: Trees are responsible for cleaning our air and lungs, and they save hundreds of lives per year.

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Obese Kids Think Their Weight Is OK

Jul 29, 14 Obese Kids Think Their Weight Is OK

Posted by in Health

Almost one-third of American children and teenagers are either obese or overweight, but a new study carried out by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, found 30 percent of them -- about 9.1 million -- believe they are at the correct weight.

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There May Be Some Truth To Love At First Sight

Jul 29, 14 There May Be Some Truth To Love At First Sight

Posted by in Science

A new study from the University of Chicago suggests that there may be some truth to the concept of love at first sight. By using eye movement trackers, they discovered that we view potential romantic partners completely differently than those we are merely sexually attracted to within moments of first laying eyes on them.

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Russia Restores Contact With ‘Sex Gecko’ Satellite

Jul 28, 14 Russia Restores Contact With ‘Sex Gecko’ Satellite

Posted by in Space

Three days after Russia lost communication with the Foton-M4 satellite, carrying geckos, fruit flies and mushrooms, Roscosmos announced it had regained control of the “sex gecko” satellite.

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Philosophic Meaning And Game Theory

Jul 28, 14 Philosophic Meaning And Game Theory

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

When I say the word “cat,” every single one of you is able to clearly interpret my meaning as one of those furry little mammals that sometimes share our living space and seem like they own us. How? How is it that this one collection of letters has acquired so much meaning that it can be understood by everyone reading or hearing it?

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The Goosebump Sensor That Knows How You Feel

Jul 28, 14 The Goosebump Sensor That Knows How You Feel

Posted by in Technology

A rapidly growing field of research is exploring whether technology can be used to read our inner reactions and feelings. The idea is that if we can detect people’s emotions in an objective way, we can use this information to mold and edit music and films so they deliver more of an emotional impact. Now there’s a piece of technology aimed at doing just that – the goosebump sensor.

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Data?

Jul 28, 14 Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Data?

Posted by in Science

Big data is big business in the life sciences, attracting lots of money and prestige. But not all scientists think bigger is better.

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Sensible Weight Loss Strategies To Lose Weight Fast

Jul 28, 14 Sensible Weight Loss Strategies To Lose Weight Fast

Posted by in Health

I'm sure we're all aware that losing weight is often a very difficult pursuit; we are constantly bombarded by conflicting information and new research that goes against the past studies. This can make it very difficult for beginners especially to get started on their fitness journey.

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