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Deep Below, Oceans Of Water May Be Trapped In A Crystal 'Sponge'

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 2:27pm

Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water, maybe three times the volume of all the world's oceans, hiding up to 400 miles beneath the Earth's surface.

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How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 8:03am

Science may be able to help schools combat the adverse effects of poverty.

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Moving Beyond The Turing Test To Judge Artificial Intelligence

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 4:03pm

A computer program known as "Eugene Goostman" passed the Turing Test by convincing a group of people, via chat, that it was actually a 13-year-old boy. Cognitive scientist Gary Marcus argues that the Turing Test needs an update for the 21st Century.

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Unstealing Treasures: A Reverse Burglary

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 4:48am

The American desert was once filled with hidden treasures — Native American baskets, pots — but no longer. They've been looted. Now, a reverse burglary. Time to return the loot.

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Cool Kids Lose, Though It May Take A Few Years

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 1:11pm

Call it revenge of the nerds. Popularity at age 13 fades by age 22, a study finds. And kids who try to act cool in their early teens are more likely to have alcohol and relationship problems later.

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Maybe Dinosaurs Were A Cold-Blooded, Warm-Blooded Mix

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 1:03pm

Evidence from bone growth now suggests that T. rex and its kin had the best of both worlds. Their muscles and nerves fired fast like ours, but they burned energy slowly, more like lizards do.

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Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:10am

An FDA official warned that wooden boards used to age cheese could harbor harmful bacteria. But cheesemakers say they've long had safety measures in place to prevent any contamination from the boards.

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Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:09am

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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