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JAXA, NASA launch ASTRO-H space observatory to study black holes, galactic clustersFebruary 11, 2016 by Brett Smith In an effort to learn more about black holes
JAXA, NASA launch ASTRO-H space observatory to study black holes, galactic clusters
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February 11, 2016 by Brett Smith In an effort to learn more about black holes, galactic clusters, and other phenomena, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)... Read more
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NASA releases 360-degree video from Curiosity on MarsFebruary 10, 2016 by Brett Smith If you want to take a look around on Mars, y
NASA releases 360-degree video from Curiosity on Mars
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February 10, 2016 by Brett Smith If you want to take a look around on Mars, you don’t need to go through extensive astronaut training or even wait decades for space travel technology to advance,... Read more
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Paleontologists have discovered a new genus of Cretaceous fishFebruary 10, 2016 by Brett Smith An international team of researchers has jus
Paleontologists have discovered a new genus of Cretaceous fish
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February 10, 2016 by Brett Smith An international team of researchers has just identified two new species of a rare ancient type of fish from the Cretaceous Period, according to a new... Read more
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Cyanobacteria perceive light by using same principles as human eyesFebruary 9, 2016 by Brett Smith In probably the most primitive example of vis
Cyanobacteria perceive light by using same principles as human eyes
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February 9, 2016 by Brett Smith In probably the most primitive example of vision, single-celled pond slime is known for being the able to sense light and move toward it. Now, a new... Read more
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How cotton candy machines may one day create artificial organsFebruary 9, 2016 by Brett Smith You might associate cotton candy with the cou
How cotton candy machines may one day create artificial organs
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February 9, 2016 by Brett Smith You might associate cotton candy with the county fair or a local amusement park, but at Vanderbilt University, researchers are putting a whole new spin on... Read more
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Australia's arid Nullarbor Plain was once a lush rainforest, researchers findFebruary 9, 2016Australia’s arid Nullarbor Plain was once a lush rainforest, re
Australia's arid Nullarbor Plain was once a lush rainforest, researchers find
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February 9, 2016Australia’s arid Nullarbor Plain was once a lush rainforest, researchers find by Brett Smith Today, Australia’s Nullarbor Plain is a barren limestone expanse, but according to new research published in the Proceedings of the... Read more
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Wolf species howl in more than 2000 distinct 'dialects', study findsFebruary 8, 2016Wolf species howl in more than 2000 distinct ‘dialects’, study
Wolf species howl in more than 2000 distinct 'dialects', study finds
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February 8, 2016Wolf species howl in more than 2000 distinct ‘dialects’, study finds by Brett Smith In one of the most expansive studies of its kind, researchers have identified and cataloged more than 2,000 distinct howls from canids such as... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Farm Management Deposits changes help farmers prepareFarm Management Deposits changes will give farmers chance to help themselves, o
Farm Management Deposits changes help farmers prepare
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
Farm Management Deposits changes will give farmers chance to help themselves, once they have cash to spare Photo: Farm Management Deposits changes will give farmers more options to prepare for drought in the future, but will not be much use to... Read more
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Earth-like exoplanets have Earth-like interiors, say astronomersFebruary 8, 2016 by Brett Smith Astronomers have identified a number of plane
Earth-like exoplanets have Earth-like interiors, say astronomers
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February 8, 2016 by Brett Smith Astronomers have identified a number of planets outside the solar system, known as exoplanets, that could have a surface very similar to our own, but do... Read more
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Early human ancestor couldn't chew like a 'nutcracker', study findsFebruary 8, 2016Early human ancestor couldn’t chew like a ‘nutcracker’, study f
Early human ancestor couldn't chew like a 'nutcracker', study finds
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February 8, 2016Early human ancestor couldn’t chew like a ‘nutcracker’, study finds by Brett Smith Archeologists have said that the early human Australopithecus sediba, discovered in 2008 in South Africa, likely ate a diverse diet of bark, nuts... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Pooler Planning Commission signs off on furniture store, storage facility rezonePooler Planning Commissioners on Monday voted to recommend that the City Counci
Pooler Planning Commission signs off on furniture store, storage facility rezone
Savannah Morning News / Posted 3 days ago
Pooler Planning Commissioners on Monday voted to recommend that the City Council add a new furniture store to the mix in rapidly developing Godley Station. With one vote, the planning commission signed off on a request to subdivide a lot on Trader’s... Read more
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Early solar system's chemistry proves to be more complex than previously thoughtFebruary 5, 2016Early solar system’s chemistry proves to be more complex than p
Early solar system's chemistry proves to be more complex than previously thought
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February 5, 2016Early solar system’s chemistry proves to be more complex than previously thought by Brett Smith Using advanced computer simulations, an international team of scientists has uncovered new information on the chemical makeup of the... Read more
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Elon Musk announces Hyperloop design contest winnersFebruary 5, 2016 by Brett Smith SpaceX has announced the winners of its compe
Elon Musk announces Hyperloop design contest winners
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February 5, 2016 by Brett Smith SpaceX has announced the winners of its competition to design pods for its conceptual Hyperloop transportation system, with a team from MIT taking the prize for... Read more
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New high-res images of Pluto reveal mysterious, floating hills of water iceFebruary 5, 2016 by Brett Smith According to new data from the New Horizons m
New high-res images of Pluto reveal mysterious, floating hills of water ice
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February 5, 2016 by Brett Smith According to new data from the New Horizons mission, nitrogen ice glaciers on Pluto have more to them than meets the eye; some areas to are... Read more
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Luxembourg wants to be the first European country to mine asteroidsFebruary 4, 2016 by Brett Smith Luxembourg may be a small country in Europe,
Luxembourg wants to be the first European country to mine asteroids
redOrbit / Posted 6 days ago
February 4, 2016 by Brett Smith Luxembourg may be a small country in Europe, but it has grand ambitions. The country announced on Wednesday that it will implement additional support... Read more
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German scientists begin long-awaited nuclear fusion experimentFebruary 4, 2016 by Brett Smith On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel
German scientists begin long-awaited nuclear fusion experiment
redOrbit / Posted 6 days ago
February 4, 2016 by Brett Smith On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel began a nuclear fusion experiment that could lead to cleaner, safer nuclear power. After nine years of... Read more
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Jurassic butterfly relative fossil discovered in ChinaFebruary 4, 2016 by Brett Smith Researchers have identified a Jurassic age in
Jurassic butterfly relative fossil discovered in China
redOrbit / Posted 7 days ago
February 4, 2016 by Brett Smith Researchers have identified a Jurassic age insect whose habits and physical appearance closely resemble that of a butterfly, but whose arrival on Earth predates... Read more
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Thanks to the Chinese, we now have the most hi-res images of the moon of all timeFebruary 3, 2016 by Brett Smith While you may never find yourself standing on
Thanks to the Chinese, we now have the most hi-res images of the moon of all time
redOrbit / Posted 7 days ago
February 3, 2016 by Brett Smith While you may never find yourself standing on the surface of the Moon, new true-color HD photos released by China’s space agency can... Read more
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Breitbart
Four Lessons from Milo Yiannopoulos on Dealing with the LeftLast week I had the chance to talk to Breitbart Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos o
Four Lessons from Milo Yiannopoulos on Dealing with the Left
Breitbart / Posted 7 days ago
Last week I had the chance to talk to Breitbart Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos on the Political Punks Podcast. My cohost, artist Brett Smith, and I have a bit of a Milo-obsession. Brett started following Milo’s writing after reading his Sexodus... Read more
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redOrbit
NASA has announced all the satellites it's bringing on the first SLS missionFebruary 3, 2016NASA has announced all the satellites it’s bringing on the firs
NASA has announced all the satellites it's bringing on the first SLS mission
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February 3, 2016NASA has announced all the satellites it’s bringing on the first SLS mission by Brett Smith On Tuesday, NASA announced the first flight of its Space Launch System (SLS), built to send assets and astronauts beyond Earth orbit, will... Read more
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Saturn's rings may not be as dense as they appearFebruary 3, 2016Saturn’s rings may not be as dense as they appear by Brett Smi
Saturn's rings may not be as dense as they appear
redOrbit / Posted 8 days ago
February 3, 2016Saturn’s rings may not be as dense as they appear by Brett Smith Typically, when we look at something that is clear, we expect that it contains less matter than an object that is opaque, but a new study using data from NASA's... Read more
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A large, hidden population of lions has been found in a remote part of EthiopiaFebruary 2, 2016 by Brett Smith February started off with some great conserva
A large, hidden population of lions has been found in a remote part of Ethiopia
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February 2, 2016 by Brett Smith February started off with some great conservation news, as researchers with the United Kingdom-based Born Free Foundation announced the... Read more
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NASA's Chandra telescope spots black hole's spectacular twin jetsFebruary 3, 2016NASA’s Chandra telescope spots black hole’s spectacular twin je
NASA's Chandra telescope spots black hole's spectacular twin jets
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February 3, 2016NASA’s Chandra telescope spots black hole’s spectacular twin jets by Brett Smith A new analysis published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society has revealed details about a bright jet of material, long enough to... Read more
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The Inter-Mountain
Warriors top TVHS in OTPocahontas led by one point at the end of the first quarter, 15-14, and went in
Warriors top TVHS in OT
The Inter-Mountain / Posted 8 days ago
Pocahontas led by one point at the end of the first quarter, 15-14, and went into halftime leading 33-25. The Warriors maintained that eight-point lead through the end of the third. "We didn't catch them until the very end of the fourth quarter,"... Read more
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Romeoville Reporter
Romeoville brewery to hold grand opening SaturdayThe candy-like beer is one of the hot ticket items for the upstart microbrewery
Romeoville brewery to hold grand opening Saturday
Romeoville Reporter / Posted 8 days ago
The candy-like beer is one of the hot ticket items for the upstart microbrewery, which now is out of the basement and brewing in an industrial building at 515 Anderson Drive, Suite 900, in Romeoville. Metal Monkey Brewing, a new small business in... Read more
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Archaeologists uncover ancient Egyptian funeral boat at Abusir pyramidsFebruary 2, 2016 by Brett Smith Archeologists from the Czech Republic excavat
Archaeologists uncover ancient Egyptian funeral boat at Abusir pyramids
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February 2, 2016 by Brett Smith Archeologists from the Czech Republic excavating south of Cairo have uncovered the remains of a 59-foot wooden boat, thought to be more than... Read more
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Early humans frequently dined on tortoises, roasted them in-shell, study findsFebruary 2, 2016 by Brett Smith The tortoise may be able to best a hare, but
Early humans frequently dined on tortoises, roasted them in-shell, study finds
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February 2, 2016 by Brett Smith The tortoise may be able to best a hare, but the slow-moving reptiles were apparently no match for a hungry prehistoric human. A new... Read more
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Dutch officials are training eagles to take down nuisance dronesFebruary 1, 2016 by Brett Smith Once a novelty, now becoming a nuisance: Flyi
Dutch officials are training eagles to take down nuisance drones
redOrbit / Posted 9 days ago
February 1, 2016 by Brett Smith Once a novelty, now becoming a nuisance: Flying drones are a cause of concern for public officials. In response to the growing concerns about nuisance... Read more
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Doctors have successfully separated conjoined twins at the youngest age everFebruary 1, 2016 by Brett Smith Surgeons in Switzerland have announced the su
Doctors have successfully separated conjoined twins at the youngest age ever
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February 1, 2016 by Brett Smith Surgeons in Switzerland have announced the successful separation of conjoined twins at the youngest-ever age: 8 days old. Weighing just 2.4... Read more
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Scientists unable to drill to Earth's mantle beneath Indian OceanFebruary 1, 2016Scientists unable to drill to Earth’s mantle beneath Indian Oce
Scientists unable to drill to Earth's mantle beneath Indian Ocean
redOrbit / Posted 9 days ago
February 1, 2016Scientists unable to drill to Earth’s mantle beneath Indian Ocean by Brett Smith It might sound like a Jules Verne novel come to life, but a team of scientists are currently working on the very serious endeavor of drilling down... Read more
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Toxic polluters more frequent around minority, low-income neighborhoods, study findsJanuary 29, 2016 by Brett Smith Just as economically-challenged residents of
Toxic polluters more frequent around minority, low-income neighborhoods, study finds
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January 29, 2016 by Brett Smith Just as economically-challenged residents of Flint, Michigan are struggling to cope with the toxic water flowing through their... Read more
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Elon Musk expects SpaceX to reach Mars by 2025January 29, 2016 by Brett Smith SpaceX owner and tech mogul Elon Musk said he
Elon Musk expects SpaceX to reach Mars by 2025
redOrbit / Posted 11 days ago
January 29, 2016 by Brett Smith SpaceX owner and tech mogul Elon Musk said he’s expects one of his rockets to take him up to the International Space Station by 2020 and achieving that feat won’t be... Read more
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Researchers halt the progression of ALS in miceJanuary 29, 2016 by Brett Smith In a new study published by the Neurobiology
Researchers halt the progression of ALS in mice
redOrbit / Posted 11 days ago
January 29, 2016 by Brett Smith In a new study published by the Neurobiology of Disease journal, researchers working with mice claim to have halted the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis... Read more
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News.com.au
Police issue schools alertTAKE CARE: Police Minister Rene Hidding peddling a road safety message at East
Police issue schools alert
News.com.au / Posted 11 days ago
TAKE CARE: Police Minister Rene Hidding peddling a road safety message at East Launceston Primary School. A CRACKDOWN on motorists in school zones is planned as children return to school after a six-week summer break. Motorists are reminded that... Read more
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Antarctic fungi could survive on Mars, ISS study findsJanuary 28, 2016 by Brett Smith Antarctica can resemble an alien landscape in
Antarctic fungi could survive on Mars, ISS study finds
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January 28, 2016 by Brett Smith Antarctica can resemble an alien landscape in many ways, so it would make sense that organisms found there could survive off-planet--which is exactly what a new... Read more
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Globular clusters make new stars by 'adopting' stray cosmic gasesJanuary 28, 2016Globular clusters make new stars by ‘adopting’ stray cosmic gas
Globular clusters make new stars by 'adopting' stray cosmic gases
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January 28, 2016Globular clusters make new stars by ‘adopting’ stray cosmic gases by Brett Smith Scientists have long thought that swarms of stars called globular clusters created their millions of suns en masse at approximately the same time, with... Read more
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Bedbugs have developed a resistance to insecticides, study warnsJanuary 28, 2016 by Brett Smith One of the most of the most commonly used che
Bedbugs have developed a resistance to insecticides, study warns
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January 28, 2016 by Brett Smith One of the most of the most commonly used chemicals to eliminate bedbugs (Cimex lectularius) is now proving ineffective, as the pests have developed a... Read more
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New palladium catalyst provides the best way to bond carbon-based moleculesJanuary 27, 2016 by Brett Smith A sturdy palladium catalyst developed by scie
New palladium catalyst provides the best way to bond carbon-based molecules
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January 27, 2016 by Brett Smith A sturdy palladium catalyst developed by scientists at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore provides the... Read more
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New treatment cures Type 1 diabetes for six months without insulin injectionsJanuary 27, 2016 by Brett Smith In individuals with Type 1 diabetes, the immu
New treatment cures Type 1 diabetes for six months without insulin injections
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January 27, 2016 by Brett Smith In individuals with Type 1 diabetes, the immune system assaults the pancreas, leaving patients without the ability to naturally manage... Read more
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10,000-year-old mammoth bones discovered beneath Oregon State University stadiumJanuary 27, 2016 by Brett Smith On Saturdays in the fall, the Oregon State Un
10,000-year-old mammoth bones discovered beneath Oregon State University stadium
redOrbit / Posted 15 days ago
January 27, 2016 by Brett Smith On Saturdays in the fall, the Oregon State University Beavers charge up and down the field inside the college’s Reser Stadium, and a new... Read more
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Aztecs sacrificed locals, not just prisoners of war, new study findsJanuary 26, 2016 by Brett Smith It has been widely thought that the humans sa
Aztecs sacrificed locals, not just prisoners of war, new study finds
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January 26, 2016 by Brett Smith It has been widely thought that the humans sacrificed at the Aztec empire’s Great Temple of Tenochtitlan were prisoners of war or people from... Read more
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NASA celebrating two big anniversaries this week for Mars, Uranus missionsJanuary 26, 2016 by Brett Smith The end of January may have scientists at NAS
NASA celebrating two big anniversaries this week for Mars, Uranus missions
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January 26, 2016 by Brett Smith The end of January may have scientists at NASA feeling nostalgic, as the space agency is set to mark two major anniversaries: the 12th... Read more
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'Big Boy', the largest-known funnel-web spider, is about to be milkedJanuary 25, 2016‘Big Boy’, the largest-known funnel-web spider, is about to be
'Big Boy', the largest-known funnel-web spider, is about to be milked
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January 25, 2016‘Big Boy’, the largest-known funnel-web spider, is about to be milked by Brett Smith An Australian government program milks venomous spider found within the country, and according to BBC News, the program has just acquired its... Read more
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Massive Native American depopulation in 17th century was rapid, caused forest firesJanuary 25, 2016 by Brett Smith In a new study published by the Proceedings o
Massive Native American depopulation in 17th century was rapid, caused forest fires
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January 25, 2016 by Brett Smith In a new study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, researchers found Native Americans living in... Read more
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WHO warns Zika virus will likely spread to US, most countries in AmericasJanuary 25, 2016 by Brett Smith International health officials are warning ab
WHO warns Zika virus will likely spread to US, most countries in Americas
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January 25, 2016 by Brett Smith International health officials are warning about the ongoing spread of the Zika virus, which has been associated with a birth defect known as... Read more
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Wreck of first WWI U-boat found off the coast of NorfolkJanuary 22, 2016 by Brett Smith While working in the North Sea, employees for
Wreck of first WWI U-boat found off the coast of Norfolk
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January 22, 2016 by Brett Smith While working in the North Sea, employees for ScottishPower Renewables recently stumbled upon a German U-boat from the First World War. The submarine was found... Read more
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Plastic could outnumber fish in world's oceans by 2050January 22, 2016Plastic could outnumber fish in world’s oceans by 2050 by Bret
Plastic could outnumber fish in world's oceans by 2050
redOrbit / Posted 18 days ago
January 22, 2016Plastic could outnumber fish in world’s oceans by 2050 by Brett Smith Plastic waste in our oceans is a rapidly growing conservation problem, and a new report from the Ellen Macarthur Foundation has projected that there will be more... Read more
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Why the world gets quieter when it snowsJanuary 22, 2016 by Brett Smith This weekend’s snowstorm is expected to wreak
Why the world gets quieter when it snows
redOrbit / Posted 18 days ago
January 22, 2016 by Brett Smith This weekend’s snowstorm is expected to wreak havoc and cause chaos across the Eastern US, and yet the snow will also be creating some of the most tranquil scenes of the entire... Read more
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North Korea claims to have developed a hangover-free alcoholic beverageJanuary 21, 2016 by Brett Smith For a country with sporadic electric power, N
North Korea claims to have developed a hangover-free alcoholic beverage
redOrbit / Posted 20 days ago
January 21, 2016 by Brett Smith For a country with sporadic electric power, North Korea sure can get a lot done – according to its state media. An article in the DPRK’s... Read more
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Decapitated Roman remains shed light on a gruesome mysteryJanuary 21, 2016 by Brett Smith We like to think of people living thousands o
Decapitated Roman remains shed light on a gruesome mystery
redOrbit / Posted 21 days ago
January 21, 2016 by Brett Smith We like to think of people living thousands of years ago as being born, living and dying all within a 30-mile radius. However, remains found in England have... Read more
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