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    It’s Warmer On Mars Than Much Of The US

    by  • 9 January, 2015 • Tech • 0 Comments

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    Out of this world cold… Time to stop remarking about how unearthly cold it is outside because on Thursday, Mars was actually warmer than many parts of the U.S. The daytime high in the red planet’s Gale Crater, as recorded by NASA’s curiosity Rover, was 17.6 degrees F – a whopping 11 degrees warmer...

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    Doctor: Yearly Checkups A Waste Of Money

    by  • 9 January, 2015 • Health, Tech • 2 Comments

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    If you feel fine, you probably are… It’s a new year, and perhaps you’re thinking about calling your doctor to make an appointment for your annual physical. Don’t, writes oncologist Ezekiel J. Emanuel in the New York Times. “From a health perspective, the annual physical exam is basically worthless,” he says. Studies have found...

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    Solar Activity At Birth May Effect Life Expectancy

    by  • 7 January, 2015 • Health, Tech • 0 Comments

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    Star struck… In an unusual study published Wednesday, Norwegian scientists said people born during periods of solar calm may live longer, as much as five years on average, than those who enter the world when the Sun is feisty. The team overlaid demographic data of Norwegians born between 1676 and 1878 with observations of...

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    UK Farmer Struggles With Nazi Super Cows

    by  • 5 January, 2015 • Food, Tech • 1 Comment

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    Die uber rinder… A farmer who owns Britain’s only Nazi cows has been forced to cut the size of his herd – because they are too aggressive. The once-extinct aurochs were brought back to life by Adolf Hitler’s scientists in the 1930s after officially dying out 4,000 years ago. They arrived in Britain for...

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    Two-Thirds Of Cancers Blamed On Bad Luck

    by  • 1 January, 2015 • Health, Tech • 1 Comment

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    Roll of the dice… WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who found that two-thirds of cancer incidence of various types can be blamed on random mutations and not heredity or risky habits like smoking. The researchers said...

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    Red Meat And Cancer, Blame The Sugar Not The Fat

    by  • 29 December, 2014 • Food, Health, Tech • 1 Comment

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    Allergy… Red meat has been known to increase the risk of heart disease with its high saturated fats, but it’s also linked to higher cancer rates, and scientists didn’t know why until now. Researches from the University of California School of Medicine discovered what’s turning red meat into a cancer-causing food source, and published...

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    Get Ready For An Arctic Blast On New Year’s Day

    by  • 29 December, 2014 • Tech • 2 Comments

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    Arctic air will move back into the central Plains, Great Lake States and Western U.S. this week. Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories and Wind Chill Advisories are in effect in many areas and more are expected. Read more and see the pretty color charts: But Americans shouldn’t feel like they’re being singled out...

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    N. Korea Suffers Mysterious Internet Outage

    by  • 22 December, 2014 • Communism, Politics, Tech • 0 Comments

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    Who’s raffing now?… North Korea’s Internet connection with the world has been hit by a series of outages in the last 24 hours, according to a researcher. Problems began on Monday morning, local time in Korea, when the handful of websites hosted on servers in Pyongyang became unresponsive. Over several hours, connectivity was spotty...

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