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Jews urged to flee Ukraine by Holocaust survivor Sunday Express - April 20, 2014
The pamphlets and posters, distributed in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, demanded that the Jewish population register, pay a new tax or leave.
South Korea ferry disaster: Families' anger erupts BBC - April 20, 2014
Families of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry have protested angrily over the rescue operation.
How Safe Is California? Earthquakes In Mexico And Chile Raise Questions About Preparedness FOX - April 20, 2014
The U.S. and Japan are seen as the leaders in earthquake preparedness. But a spike in seismic activity the past few years has even tiny countries like Nicaragua busy prepping for the worst.
Searching High and Low for Dark Matter (Q+A) Live Science - April 20, 2014
At Dark Matter 2014, held at UCLA, more than 160 physicists from around the world discussed their latest findings and technologies, and they shared their hopes and frustrations in solving one of cosmology's biggest mysteries. So where does the hunt stand?
'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning Science Daily - April 20, 2014
The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it" may one day be obsolete if researchers further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning. Other possible uses of this technique could be used in long-distance sensors and spectrometers to identify chemical makeup.
ADHD: Scientists discover brain's anti-distraction system Science Daily - April 20, 2014
Psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a specific brain activity that the researchers have identified as helping us prevent distraction.
Our brains are hardwired for language Science Daily - April 20, 2014
People blog, they don't lbog, and they schmooze, not mshooze. But why is this? Why are human languages so constrained? Can such restrictions unveil the basis of the uniquely human capacity for language? New research shows the brains of individual speakers are sensitive to language universals. Syllables that are frequent across languages are recognized more readily than infrequent syllables. Simply put, this study shows that language universals are hardwired in the human brain.
2.7 Million-Year-Old Soil Found Deep Beneath Greenland's Ice NBC - April 20, 2014
Buried thousands of feet under Summit, the highest point on Greenland's ice sheet, is a soil born before humans walked the earth. The 2.7-million-year-old silt is a remnant of the verdant tundra that covered Greenland before it was entombed in ice, researchers report. Pollen and plant DNA buried in the seafloor offshore of Greenland also suggest the island once had tundra and patchy forest, similar to today's high Arctic. The new findings hint that at Summit, the tundra landscape was open to the sky for 200,000 years to 1 million years before ice covered it. [In Photos: See Greenland's Ancient Landscape]
Brutish and Short? DNA 'Switch' Sheds Light on Neanderthals NBC - April 20, 2014
How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically? Four years after scientists discovered that the two species' genomes differ by a fraction of a percent, geneticists said they have an explanation: the cellular equivalent of "on"/"off" switches that determine whether DNA is activated or not. Hundreds of Neanderthals' genes were turned off while the identical genes in today's humans are turned on, the international team announced in a paper published online in Science. They also found that hundreds of other genes were turned on in Neanderthals, but are off in people living today.
Church of Facebook? Cyberspace Inspires New Visions of Heaven NBC - April 20, 2014
Is heaven for real? And if so, which heaven? For some, heaven is the Christian kind of afterlife that was described by a 4-year-old boy in the book and movie titled "Heaven Is for Real." For others, it's Islamic rivers of wine and honey, or Buddhist enlightenment, or a Hindu gateway to the eternal. For those of a purely scientific bent, intimations of heaven might be just the impulses generated by a fading brain, or a physiological defense mechanism triggered by trauma.
Easter celebrations around the world CNN - April 20, 2014
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Uniter of Sperm and Egg Is Found Scientific American - April 18, 2014
Scientists have identified a long-sought fertility protein that allows sperm to dock to the surface of an egg. The finding, an important step in understanding the process that enables conception, could eventually spawn new forms of birth control and treatments for infertility.“It’s very important, because we now know two of the proteins that are responsible for the binding of sperm to the egg,” says Paul Wassarman, a biochemist and developmental biologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
Researchers create methylation maps of Neanderthals and Denisovans, compare them to modern humans PhysOrg - April 18, 2014
A team of Israeli, Spanish and German researchers has for the first time created a map of gene expression in Neanderthals and Denisovans and has compared them with modern humans. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they applied epigentics to the study of our two closest known ancestors and discovered variations that might account for their differences in body shape and susceptibility to some modern neurological diseases.
Quest for extraterrestrial life not over, experts say PhysOrg - April 18, 2014
The planet, dubbed Kepler-186f, is the first of this size found orbiting its star at a distance that would allow it to have liquid water a prerequisite for the development of life, whether primitive or complex.
First potentially habitable Earth-sized planet confirmed by Gemini and Keck observatories Science Daily - April 18, 2014
The first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of another star has been confirmed by observations with both the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini Observatory. The initial discovery, made by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, is one of a handful of smaller planets found by Kepler and verified using large ground-based telescopes. It also confirms that Earth-sized planets do exist in the habitable zone of other stars.
New study suggests a better way to deal with bad memories PhysOrg - April 18, 2014
What's one of your worst memories? How did it make you feel? According to psychologists, remembering the emotions felt during a negative personal experience, such as how sad you were or how embarrassed you felt, can lead to emotional distress, especially when you can't stop thinking about it.
More than a quarter of emergency contraceptives in Peru falsified or substandard PhysOrg - April 18, 2014
A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all.
There's something ancient in the icebox: Three-million-year-old landscape beneath Greenland Ice Sheet Science Daily - April 18, 2014
Scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice. This finding provides strong evidence that the ice sheet has persisted much longer than previously known, enduring through many past periods of global warming.
Huge Antarctic Iceberg Drifts Out to Sea (Time-Lapse Video) Live Science - April 18, 2014
A huge iceberg that broke off of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier is heading toward the Southern Ocean, satellite images show.
With Climate Change, Wildfires Getting Worse in the West Live Science - April 18, 2014
Across the western United States, wildfires grew bigger and more frequent in the past 30 years, according to a new study that blames climate change and drought for the worsening flames.
Captain in ferry sinking charged, in custody CNN - April 18, 2014
The captain of the sunken ferry in South Korea was formally charged and is in custody, state-run media reported early Saturday, citing prosecutors and police.
10 things you didn't know about Las Vegas CNN - April 18, 2014
Not many cities evoke as many instant associations as Las Vegas. Maybe you think of the Rat Pack, showgirls and mobsters sipping martinis. Or perhaps it's bachelorettes and bros on a bender that everyone hopes won't end up on Facebook.
More details emerge, but still no sight of Malaysia Airlines jet CNN - April 18, 2014
The ELTs were at the plane's front door, its rear door, in the fuselage and in the cockpit, said the source, who was puzzled over why they appear either not to have activated or, if they did activate, why they were not picked up by the satellite.
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7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes in southern Mexico CNN - April 18, 2014
A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The US Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. An Associated Press reporter said it was felt strongly in the resort city but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The quake shook Mexico City for at least 30 seconds, with buildings swaying as people fled high rises and took to the streets. Because of the Easter holiday, that city was less crowded than usual. Mexico City is vulnerable even to distant earthquakes because much of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds that quiver as quake waves hit.
Avalanche Kills 12 Sherpas on Mount Everest New York Times - April 18, 2014
At least 12 Sherpa guides were killed Friday morning on Mount Everest when an avalanche struck as they were fixing ropes for other climbers, a Nepalese Tourism Ministry official said. The Sherpas were at an elevation of 19,000 feet when the avalanche hit, according to Madhu Sudan Burlakoti, joint secretary for the Tourism Ministry. He said four other people were missing and six had been injured. Some of the dead had been fixing ropes for climbers.
Marijuana Legalization and Young Brains: Time for Serious Study Psychiatry Online - April 18, 2014
While we debate and differ on the risks and benefits of legalization, decriminalization, and medical uses of marijuana, all will agree (or say they do) that marijuana should remain illegal for young people. However, we should not deceive ourselves; just like with alcohol and tobacco, young people will almost certainly have ready access to pot with the liberalization of our laws and the commercialization of marijuana.
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Ancient Puppy Paw Prints Found on Roman Tiles Live Science - April 17, 2014
The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England. The artifacts, which could be nearly 2,000 years old, were found in the Blackfriars area of Leicester, the English city where the long-lost bones of King Richard III were discovered under a parking lot in 2012. [In Photos: Animal Prints on Ancient Roman Tiles]
Ancient plants 'frozen in time' by space impacts BBC - April 17, 2014
Ancient plant material has been preserved in the glass formed by asteroids hitting the Earth, scientists report. The "frozen in aspic" appearance of what are apparently fragments of grass is spectacular enough. Incredibly, the searing heat generated by the impacts was responsible for the remarkable preservation.
Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant with first child CNN - April 17, 2014
The only daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton made the announcement while sharing the stage with her mother at a women's event in New York.
Earth-Size Planet Found In The 'Habitable Zone' of Another Star - April 17, 2014
Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting in the "habitable zone" of another star. The planet, named "Kepler-186f" orbits an M dwarf, or red dwarf, a class of stars that makes up 70 percent of the stars in the Milky Way galaxy. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.
Questions mount in South Korean ferry disaster; hundreds still missing CNN - April 17, 2014
Anguished relatives of missing South Korean ferry passengers waited sullenly for answers Thursday as rescuers fought bad weather, murky water, darkness and time to find a way deep into the capsized ship.
Ford's Mustang turns 50 CNN - April 17, 2014
The 1965 Ford Mustang is officially revealed to the world at the New York World's Fair in Flushing, New York, on April 17, 1964. Standard equipment for the car included carpet, bucket seats and a 170-cubic-inch, six-cylinder engine that was coupled with a three-speed floor-shift transmission. Click through to see how the Mustang has evolved over the years.
50th Anniversary Ford Mustang is a pony that's ready to party FOX - April 16, 2014
Ford is marking the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang with a special version of America's original pony car. The 2015 Mustang 50 year Limited Edition is a Mustang GT fastback that's been dressed up with several retro cues.
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Royal Tour 2014 Photos: William And Kate Cuddle Puppies, Say Goodbye To New Zealand With Prince George Huffington Post - April 16, 2014
The stop at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Wellington took place on the couple's last day in New Zealand. After commemorating Kiwi police officers killed in the line of duty, the two visited the facility's Dog Training Centre, where they got to know some of the dogs there, reports Us magazine.
Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain PhysOrg - April 16, 2014
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.
At least one in 20 adult outpatients misdiagnosed in US every year PhysOrg - April 16, 2014
At least one in 20 adults is misdiagnosed in outpatient clinics in the US every year, amounting to 12 million people nationwide, and posing a "substantial patient safety risk," finds research published online in BMJ Quality & Safety. Half of these errors could be potentially harmful, say the authors, who add that their findings should prompt renewed efforts to monitor and curb the numbers of misdiagnoses.
Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $50 Million To Fight The N.R.A. Forbes - April 16, 2014
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is refocusing his efforts at curbing guns in America, pledging at least $50 million on a new voter network dedicated to passing stronger background-check rules.
Man in custody following bomb scare at marathon finish line Boston Herald - April 16, 2014
A man dressed all in black and chanting “Boston strong! Boston strong!” lugged a backpack near the marathon finish line last night - just as a bus with two bombing survivors arrived - in a scary security breach that's raising new concerns just days before Monday's race.
">Missing 3 Year Old Boy Found Inside Toy Claw Machine NBC - April 16, 2014
A 3-year-old boy somehow crawled up into a claw machine and was busy playing with the toys inside while his mother frantically searched for him.
Fertility mystery solved: protein discovered that joins sperm with eggs The Guardian - April 16, 2014
British scientists' identification of Juno molecule opens door to new developments in fertility treatment and contraception.
Mummies With Copper Masks Pose a Mystery in Siberia NBC - April 16, 2014
Why were copper-masked mummies buried in shallow graves in the wastes of Siberia, just shy of the Arctic Circle? Why were they laid to rest alongside 11th-century bronze bowls from Persia, about 3,700 miles (6,000 kilometers) to the southwest? And why were their skulls smashed in? Russian archaeologists are just beginning to unravel the mysteries surrounding the remains discovered more than 15 years ago at Zeleniy Yar. Last week, The Siberian Times published a status report on the investigation.
Chilean Mummies Reveal Signs of Arsenic Poisoning Live Science - April 16, 2014
People of numerous pre-Columbian civilizations in northern Chile, including the Incas and the Chinchorro culture, suffered from chronic arsenic poisoning due to their consumption of contaminated water, new research suggests. Previous analyses showed high concentrations of arsenic in the hair samples of mummies from both highland and coastal cultures in the region. However, researchers weren't able to determine whether the people had ingested arsenic or if the toxic element in the soil had diffused into the mummies' hair after they were buried. In the new study, scientists used a range of high-tech methods to analyze hair samples from a 1,000- to 1,500-year-old mummy from the Tarapaca Valley in Chile's Atacama Desert. They determined the high concentration of arsenic in the mummy's hair came from drinking arsenic-laced water and, possibly, eating plants irrigated with the toxic water. [See Photos of the Mummy and Excavation Site]
Fossils Suggest Modern Sharks Are More Evolved Than Previously Thought National Geographic - April 16, 2014
Paleontologists have long thought that sharks hit on the right combination of body shape and internal anatomy early on, and that evolutionary forces didn't tinker much with the design over the following hundreds of millions of years. But a handful of bones in a 325-million-year-old shark-like fossil could upend this idea.
Google's New Modular Phone May Be the Last You'll Need to Buy Wired - April 16, 2014
At the Project Ara Developer's Conference in Santa Clara, California, the moment of unveiling was a bit of a letdown. When project lead Paul Eremenko got ready for the big reveal - finally showing off Google's vision for a modular phone with working, user-interchangeable components - he had to dampen expectations from the enthusiastic crowd.
Could an Oral Measles Drug Help the Unvaccinated? Scientific American - April 16, 2014
It all begins with a cough or a simple rash. Then a note from school may be sent home with students that says someone in the fifth grade class has been diagnosed with measles, a highly infectious disease that could have been prevented with a vaccine. If another child in class has not been vaccinated, by that point it's too late there is nothing to do but wait and see what happens.
Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter Science Daily - April 16, 2014
Everything we do -- all of our movements, thoughts and feelings -- are the result of neurons talking with one another, and recent studies have suggested that some of the conversations might not be all that private. Brain cells known as astrocytes may be listening in on, or even participating in, some of those discussions. But a new mouse study suggests that astrocytes might only be tuning in part of the time -- specifically, when the neurons get really excited about something.
Ancient shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution PhysOrg - April 17, 2014
The skull of a newly discovered 325-million-year-old shark-like species suggests that early cartilaginous and bony fishes have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates - including humans - than do modern sharks, as was previously thought.
How kids' brain structures grow as memory develops PhysOrg - April 16, 2014
Our ability to store memories improves during childhood, associated with structural changes in the hippocampus and its connections with prefrontal and parietal cortices.
The trials of the Cherokee were reflected in their skulls PhysOrg - April 16, 2014
Researchers have found that environmental stressors - from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War - led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. The findings highlight the role of environmental factors in shaping our physical characteristics.
Body Slam This! Ancient Wrestling Match Was Fixed Live Science - April 16, 2014
Who says only modern-day pro wrestling is fake? Researchers have deciphered a Greek document that shows an ancient wrestling match was fixed. The document, which has a date on it that corresponds to the year A.D. 267, is a contract between two teenagers who had reached the final bout of a prestigious series of games in Egypt.
Can Science Eliminate Extreme Poverty? Live Science - April 16, 2014
Science has often come to the rescue when it comes to the world's big problems, be it the Green Revolution that helped avoid mass starvation or the small pox vaccine that eradicated the disease. There is always hope that scientific innovations will help solve global problems. So can scientists help solve the globe's ultimate problem: eliminate extreme poverty? In two announcements this month, the governments of the US and UK have made a fresh commitment to try.
Real-Life Werewolves: Psychiatry Re-Examines Rare Delusion Live Science - April 16, 2014
They grunt, claw, and feel their body is covered with hair and their nails are elongated - some people strongly believe they are in the process of metamorphosis into a wolf. There have been 13 case reports of such people since 1850, one psychiatrist has found. Intrigued by treating a patient who thought he was a werewolf, Dr. Jan Dirk Blom, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, mined the archives of psychiatry to find out just how common the condition is.
Beard trend is 'guided by evolution' BBC - April 16, 2014
The ebb and flow of men's beard fashions may be guided by Darwinian selection, according to a new study. The more beards there are, the less attractive they become - giving clean-shaven men a competitive advantage, say scientists in Sydney, Australia.
The 50 Fastest Growing Online Jobs Live Science - April 16, 2014
This year, online employers are looking for workers skilled in mobile development and 3D technologies, new research shows. Of the top 11 fastest-growing online jobs in 2014, more than half are related to either mobile development or 3D work, according to the study by the freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace Freelancer.com.
Miley Cyrus remains hospitalized a second day after 'severe' reaction to antibiotics CNN - April 16, 2014
Doctors ordered Miley Cyrus to stay in a Kansas City hospital a second day after she suffered a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.
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New York Today: Snows of Mid-April New York Times - April 16, 2014
Spring will creep back gingerly on Thursday.
4.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Idaho USA Today - April 15, 2014
A 4.9-magnitude earthquake shook central Idaho, flinging items off walls and scaring residents but otherwise producing no reported damage or injuries in the sparsely populated mountain area. USGS geophysicist Dale Grant says the earthquake was "kind of an unusual occurrence" being the first one of its strength in the area since 2005. But he said even minor damage is unlikely because of the remote location. It struck 8 miles northwest of Challis, a town of around 1,000 less than 200 miles northeast of Boise.
Oklahoma rattled by an uptick in earthquakes - April 15, 2014
In the week ending Saturday, 48 quakes larger than the magnitude of 2.5 had struck, says Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
5.6 Earthquake South of Athens - April 15, 2014
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 was recorded at 11:08 p.m. local time in southern Greece. The vibration was felt particularly in Athens, but was so strong that that it reached Crete. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Boston to mark anniversary of marathon bombing BBC - April 15, 2014
Memorial ceremonies are due to be held in the US city of Boston to mark the anniversary of the deadly bombing at last year's marathon.
Ebola: A swift, effective and bloody killer CNN - April 15, 2014
It took only moments to feel the impact of what was happening here. We had just landed in Conakry, the capital of Guinea. In the fields right outside the airport, a young woman was in tears. She started to wail and shout in Susu, one of the 40 languages spoken in this tiny country of 12 million people. The gathered crowd became silent and listened intently.
Distracted Driving Major Problem in New Jersey: Officials NBC - April 15, 2014
Driver inattention was a major contributing factor in 1.4 million crashes in New Jersey over the past decade, roughly half of the total accidents that occurred during that time.
Stadium Acoustics Pump Up the Volume Live Science - April 15, 2014
The roar of the crowd is a major part of the excitement of attending a sporting event. A noisy, engaged crowd makes for a better experience for fans, and is often credited with helping the players on the field, too.
Yankees honoring Mandela on Tuesday ESPN - April 15, 2014
A plaque in Mandela's honor will be unveiled in Monument Park during a pregame ceremony.
New MLS team New York City F.C. to play home games in Yankee Stadium for 3 years USA Today - April 15, 2014
According to a report from the New York Times, new MLS team New York City F.C., which will enter the league next year, will play its home games in Yankee Stadium for 3 years before moving to a soccer-specific stadium that has yet to be built. The article cites two people “familiar with the team's plans.”
Elusive 'Exotic Hadron' Particles Confirmed Live Science - April 15, 2014
The existence of exotic hadrons - a type of matter that doesn't fit within the traditional model of particle physics - has now been confirmed, scientists say. Hadrons are subatomic particles made up of quarks and antiquarks (which have the same mass as their quark counterparts, but opposite charge), which interact via the "strong force" that binds protons together inside the nuclei of atoms.
Beyond the Higgs: 4 Weird Facts About Other Bosons Live Science - April 15, 2014
1. There might be other Higgs bosons.
2. Bosons are responsible for at least some of the fundamental forces.
3. A boson cousin might lie in the Earth's mantle.
4. A boson partner could be responsible for dark matter.
A Moon Is Born: Say Hello to 'Peggy' at Saturn NBC - April 15, 2014
There's a disturbance in the force, and astronomers suspect it's a baby moon named "Peggy" being born on the edge of Saturn's A ring. For the past year, a team has been tracking observations of Saturn's rings from the Cassini orbiter - specifically, a bright feature that's about 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) across. Carl Murray, an astronomer at Queen Mary University of London, figured that the feature was a gravitational disturbance in the A ring, caused by an unseen icy object no more than a kilometer (half a mile) in width.
Cosmic slurp: Supercomputers help astronomers understand and predict how black holes swallow stars Science Daily - April 15, 2014
A 'tidal disruption' occurs when a star orbits too close to a black hole and gets usurped. Researchers are using supercomputers to simulate tidal disruptions to better understand the dynamics of the process. Doing so will help astronomers find many more possible candidates of tidal disruptions in sky surveys and reveal details of how stars and black holes interact.
5 Sky Events This Week: Full Lunar Eclipse and Lord of the Rings National Geographic - April 15, 2014
This is a big week even for the most amateur of sky-watchers, with a rare full lunar eclipse and Mars getting as close as it ever does to Earth.
LIGO Lasers Could Help Reveal Aftermath of Black Hole Crashes Live Science - April 15, 2014
A powerful scientific tool set to come online in 2015 could help scientists spot gravitational waves: ripples in space-time born from violent cosmic crashes light-years from Earth.
Crater creator uses explosions to find the secrets of volcanoes PhysOrg - April 15, 2014
You can learn a lot about volcanoes by studying explosions. The more we can learn about their explosive behavior, the more chance we have of saving lives when they suddenly erupt.
Amazon trees vulnerable to fire and climate combination BBC - April 15, 2014
Researchers said field experiments showed that severe droughts could trigger dieback of forests in the near-term.
Nicaragua on maximum alert after series of quakes BBC - April 15, 2014
The authorities in Nicaragua have put the entire country on an "extreme red alert", the highest possible, after the country was hit by a series of tremors.
Chileans survey Valparaiso fire damage BBC - April 15, 2014
Thousands of Chileans who had to flee their homes in Valparaiso as a forest fire razed parts of the port city, have been returning to survey the damage.
Love-shy panda artificially inseminated PhysOrg - April 15, 2014
Britain's only female giant panda, Tian Tian, has been artificially inseminated after failing to mate with her male partner Yang Guang, Edinburgh Zoo said Tuesday.
Rare baby camel makes his debut at a zoo in Hungary PhysOrg - April 15, 2014
A baby camel of the endangered wild Bactrian or Camelus bactrianus ferus species made a first appearance at Budapest Zoo on Tuesday, following its birth last week.
See-Through Sex: Your Partner Knows When You're Faking Live Science - April 15, 2014
Faking it in bed? Your partner can likely tell anyway, according to a new study on heterosexual relationships. Researchers found that, on average, both men and women have fairly accurate and unbiased perceptions of their partners' sexual satisfaction.
Pop art protection: How these funky condoms could save countless lives CNN - April 15, 2014
Packaging can change how people see things. And when it comes to sex, it could maybe help save lives too. The Center for African Family Studies (CAFS), a Nairobi-based international NGO, has teamed up with Kenyan artist Michael Soi to create an eye-catching condom line with pop art-inspired packaging to promote safe sex and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.
Low blood sugar makes couples more aggressive CNN - April 15, 2014
You've heard the term "hangry," right? People who are hungry often report being unreasonably angry until they're fed. "Hangry" is a relatively new buzz word, but science is backing it up. A new study published in the journal PNAS suggests married couples are more aggressive when they have low blood sugar levels.
Are Touchscreens Melting Your Kid's Brain? Wired - April 15, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics is unequivocal: If your kid is under 2, no screens. For older kids, two hours a day, max. But the AAP doesn't differentiate between activities; education apps, base-jumping videos, first-person shooters, ebooks, Sesame Street, and The Shining are all thrown into the same bucket. It's all just screen time.
Darpa Turns Aging Surveillance Drones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots Wired - April 15, 2014
A fleet of surveillance drones once deployed in the skies over Iraq is being repurposed to provide aerial Wi-Fi in far-flung corners of the world, according to Darpa.
Stop Panicking, People - Amazon Didn't Just Ruin Comics Wired - April 15, 2014
Is this the death of the direct market? The end of digital comics as we know them? The advancement of an evil empire at the expense of the hard-working cartoonists and publishers and loyal readers? Nope!
Why Amazon Will Soon Be Listening to Every Word You Say Wired - April 15, 2014
The Rise of No-Click Online Retail ...
The 10 Most Massively Popular Smartphones You've Never Heard Of Wired - April 15, 2014
5 Smart Reasons To Eat Eggs Huffington Post - April 15, 2014
1. Eggs can help make beautiful babies.
2. Eggs can help curb your evening snack cravings
3. Eggs may improve your reflexes.
4. Eggs may help to reduce the risk of cancer.
5.Eggs may help to lower blood pressure.
8 Steps To Fall Asleep Fast Huffington Post - April 15, 2014
1. Get out of bed.
2. Practice yoga, or meditate.
3. Try other relaxation techniques.
4. Ease anxieties.
5. Don't watch the clock.
6. Medicate with caution.
7. In the waking hours, perfect your sleep hygiene.
8. Consider seeing a doctor.
Homicidal White Supremacist Seemed Like a Totally Nice Guy Except for the Constant Talk About Killing Jews NY Magazine - April 15, 2014
The bizarre American tradition of neighbors and acquaintances vouching for the niceness and normalness of brutal murderers continues today with Frazier Glenn Miller, the 73-year-old man who yelled "Heil Hitler!" after allegedly killing three people in Kansas on Sunday.
Under a Blood Moon: 1st Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014 Wows Stargazers (Photos)
Space.com - April 15, 2014
'Blood moon' eclipse seen over Americas
BBC - April 15, 2014
Skywatchers Catch a 'Blood Moon' Eclipse and Mars - View Gallery
NBC - April 15, 2014
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