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Bugs In Space! Or Maybe Not…

Aug 22, 14 Bugs In Space! Or Maybe Not…

Posted by in Space, WTF???

Earlier this week I did the usual daily update for the International Space Station. If NASA puts out an update, it gets included. However, I noticed something in paragraph 8 of the daily update that was of passing interest. A mind-tickle if you will. “Skvortsov and Artemyev also collected residue samples from a window on Zvezda.” Residue?

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Screen Time Makes Tweens Clueless On Reading Social Cues

Aug 22, 14 Screen Time Makes Tweens Clueless On Reading Social Cues

Posted by in Science, Technology

Children and teenagers spend more than seven and a half hours a day using smartphones, computers, televisions and other electronic screens. All that texting, TV watching and Internet surfing adds up to nearly 11 hours of media consumption packed into those seven and a half hours. How will all of this screen time affect their ability to socialize, talk to each other and relate in the world?

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Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s Amazon Delivering Your Underwear

Aug 22, 14 Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s Amazon Delivering Your Underwear

Posted by in Technology

In one small step for man and one slightly bigger step for Amazon, the Seattle-based online retailer giant is putting its money where its mouth is, teaming up with other drone makers to lobby lawmakers on the company's plan to one day use small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deliver goods straight to customers' doorsteps.

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5 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Sending Kids Back to School

Aug 22, 14 5 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Sending Kids Back to School

Posted by in Education, Health, Seasonal

It's that time of year again: parents are winding down summer plans and tightening the reins on bedtime schedules. And while adding anything else to the back-to-school to-do list may seem daunting, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital has five tips that will make going back to school this year easier than ever.

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Octopus-Inspired Camouflage

Aug 22, 14 Octopus-Inspired Camouflage

Posted by in Science

Certain animals, like the octopus and cuttlefish, are natural camouflage artists that can change the color and pattern of their skin based on their environment. For example, check out this octopus blending in with a clump of algae, and then immediately changing color.

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Chris Hadfield Memoir To Become ABC Sitcom

Aug 21, 14 Chris Hadfield Memoir To Become ABC Sitcom

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is a rock star among geeks. His cover version of the David Bowie song “Space Oddity” has been viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube. Those are numbers that ABC’s reality show The Bachelor could only dream of matching. So should we be surprised that the American broadcaster wants to make a sitcom out of Hadfield’s life?

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Vanity On A Stick – Will Selfie Sticks Appear On Every Street?

Aug 21, 14 Vanity On A Stick – Will Selfie Sticks Appear On Every Street?

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

"Selfie" - The term describing taking a photo of yourself, usually to post online, has been added to the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary and a selfie taken by Bradley Cooper on Ellen De Generes's phone at this year’s Oscars, including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey, became the most retweeted message of all time.

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Your Brain Is Really Good At Knowing Where People Are Looking

Aug 21, 14 Your Brain Is Really Good At Knowing Where People Are Looking

Posted by in Science

Even without the introductory “Look!,” psychology says you’d still be able to pick up that flying high above was not, in fact, a bird or a plane but Superman himself. Our brains have evolved the uncanny ability to track people’s gazes, and new research says the more people, the merrier.

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6 Sleep Secrets For Your Best Beauty Rest

Aug 21, 14 6 Sleep Secrets For Your Best Beauty Rest

Posted by in Health

The medical community has become increasingly aware of the importance of a night’s worth of quality sleep. By programming sleep rituals and systematic strategies into your life in the hours before bed, the quality and quantity of sleep you’re bound to get will keep you awake throughout the day and healthier throughout your life.

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EMV Chip Cards: What Small Businesses Need To Know

Aug 21, 14 EMV Chip Cards: What Small Businesses Need To Know

Posted by in Technology

The United States leads the world in many things – including credit card fraud. After the chaos that ensued from data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and other big retailers last year, there is finally some good news for consumers, banks and businesses weary from the fight against fraud.

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