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Eating Broccoli May Give Harmful Chemicals The Boot

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:20pm

A study found that people who consumed broccoli sprouts excreted two air pollutants faster than usual. So does that mean there's something to detoxing with cruciferous veggies? Scientists say maybe.

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Kids In Juvenile Detention Face Risk Of Violent Death As Adults

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:49am

Young delinquents are much more likely than their peers to die violently as adults. And girls are at particular risk. Lack of access to preventive care is partly to blame, researchers say.

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Goats In The City? Making A Case For Detroit's Munching Mowers

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 10:54am

Goats aren't allowed in Detroit, but billionaire Mark Spitznagel thinks they could help revitalize blighted neighborhoods. Goat raisers in other cities say the animals can be eco-friendly landscapers.

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U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 8:18am

The U.S. Department of the Interior says the new Massachusetts Wind Energy Area would be auctioned off in four leases. It includes more than 1,000 square miles of ocean.

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Is Collecting Animals For Science A Noble Mission Or A Threat?

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:25am

Museums are filled with dead insects, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles meticulously gathered worldwide in the name of scientific discovery. But some researchers now say, better think twice.

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Plastics Don't Disappear, But They Do End Up In Sea Birds' Bellies

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 5:12pm

When bottles and bags are cast out to sea, the debris never truly goes away — it just gets smaller. And these plastic particles, called microplastics, are ready meals for fish and birds.

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Hubble To Search For Last Stop On Pluto Probe's Itinerary

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 3:59pm

Before NASA's New Horizons probe visits Pluto next year, scientists hope they can find another "icy body" at the edge of the solar system for a final flyby.

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Your Brain's Got Rhythm, And Syncs When You Think

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 3:06pm

Scientists have evidence that beats in the brain — in the form of rhythmic electrical pulses — are involved in everything from memory to motion. And music can help when those rhythms go wrong.

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'Pink Slime' Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 3:06pm

Since beef prices are going up, food processors are once again looking at cheap "lean, finely textured beef." But this time, they're preparing for consumers' concerns.

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Red Fish, Blue Fish: Where The Fish Flesh Rainbow Comes From

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:37pm

From ruby red tuna to turquoise lingcod, the fish we eat can span the color spectrum. Flesh color can also tell us something about where a fish came from, its swimming routine and what it ate.

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Finally! A Decent Espresso On The International Space Station

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 3:06pm

An Italian aerospace firm, in conjunction with coffee company Lavazza and the Italian space agency, have jointly developed a system for producing zero-G espresso.

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Microwave Helmet Could Diagnose Strokes As Patients Ride To Hospital

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:26pm

Strokes come in two varieties, and drugs that treat one type can be deadly for the other. An experimental device could help get the right treatment to patients while they're still in ambulances.

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Lights, Lights, Lights, Action! A Crazy New Light Projector

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:03am

What if you could turn your finger into a paintbrush and, in real time, draw anything on any surface (even in the air), then turn your creation into a moving figure? No, don't imagine. Watch this.

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Lights, Lights, Lights, Action! A Crazy New Light Projector

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:03am

What if you could turn your finger into a paintbrush and, in real time, draw anything on any surface (even in the air), then turn your creation into a moving figure? No, don't imagine. Watch this.

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Kerry Gathers World Players To Focus On Protecting Oceans

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:10am

About 80 countries will be represented over the next two days at a State Department conference. They will discuss overfishing and pollution with government officials, scientists and business leaders.

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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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