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Rare $25 Million Blue Moon Diamond on Display at LA Museum

For those who love diamonds, especially rare and beautiful ones, you may want to head to the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles when you get a chance. The museum is welcoming a sparkly new attraction to to their gem … Continue reading

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Abbott Dissolving Stent Has Lower Angina Rate than Metal Stents

According to recent data, the Abbot Absorb dissolving heart stent proved as safe and effective one year after being placed in a diseased artery as the company’s market-leading Xience drug coated metal stent and with a significantly lower rate of … Continue reading

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Some Big Names to Attend Climate Change Summit in September

A list was recently published by the United Nations (UN) and it reveals the names of those representing the 125 countries who are expected to attend the Climate Summit in New York, hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The summit … Continue reading

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Will Men Be Willing to Use Injection Vaselgel Birth Control?

For years, women have born the brunt of the responsibility for birth control. However, this seemingly unfair but unavoidable fact of life may not be the status quo for much longer. There’s been talk for some time that a male … Continue reading

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Many North American Birds in Danger Due to Climate Change

Finches, a once renowned bird species that would appear in massive formations at the Sandia Crest, close to Albuequerque, have started dwindling in numbers. The finches have a multicolored plumage with feathers ranging all the way from black to rose-color. … Continue reading

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For Nearly 30%, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Is the Price of Making the NFL

In a staggering admission by the National Football League (NFL), it was revealed that 28% of retired players would develop early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. This statement comes on the heels of years of suits and accusations from former players saying the … Continue reading

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Sharks and Manta Rays Get New Protection

In what has been seen as the most significant move in the last 40 year history of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) to protect sharks and manta rays from extinction, all trade in five species named … Continue reading

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DARPA Jetpack Hopes to Get Soldiers in Full Gear to Run 4 Minute Mile

Arizona State University (ASU) is on a quest to get soldiers in full gear to run a four minute mile, and they hope to do it through a jet pack. While most people have the image of a jet pack … Continue reading

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UN Scientists Say Ozone Layer Shows First Stages of Recovery

Earth’s invisible defender, the ozone layer, protects us from harmful and cancer causing ultraviolet rays. According to a study recently published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the ozone layer is well on … Continue reading

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American Red Cross Donor App Lets You Become a Lifesaver

In a move that’s long overdue, the Red Cross has launched an app to encourage people to join and donate more blood. They say it’s like holding the power to save lives in the palm of your hand, and they’re … Continue reading

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Harvard Receives $350 Million Record Breaking Donation for Health Research

Harvard University has received the largest donation ever in its history. The formal announcement was made on Sunday of the record $350 million dollar donation from a philanthropic foundation set up by the sons of T.H. Chan in his honor … Continue reading

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Rare Respiratory Virus Targets Children in Severe Outbreak Across US

Hospitals in Denver, Illinois and clusters of the Midwest have reported an outbreak of what health officials believe is a rare and serious respiratory illness. The virus, which is believed to have started in California, is said to be related … Continue reading

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Gives Monkeys 10 Month Immunity

A recently published study in the journal Nature Medicine reveals that the deadly Ebola virus might just have finally met its match. Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have created a vaccine which was able … Continue reading

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Mystery Virus Hospitalizing Kids Goes from Midwest to All Over the US

A mystery virus which has hospitalized hundreds of children across the midwest in the United States has also landed some kids in the hospital as far west as Colorado. What was once thought to be a case only happening in … Continue reading

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California Blue Whale Population Once Again on the Rise

After a century of being hunted to near extinction, the population of the California great blue whale, otherwise known as the North Pacific blue whale, is recovering quite nicely. The study, published by the journal Marine Mammal Science, was conducted … Continue reading

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OKCupid Says User Data Is a Valuable Social Tool in New Dataclysm Book

Earlier in the year, dating site OkCupid made headlines with a blog announcement that they had manipulated the way users are matched with other users in order to research human behavior. Now the company’s founder has decided to take their … Continue reading

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More Deadly Pathogens Discovered in US Government Labs

There is a lot more dangerous pathogens hidden away in government labs than the government realized. While it’s a bit disturbing these potentially deadly pathogens were sitting in insecure areas, the reason they’re being found is due to a concerted … Continue reading

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Does Wearing a Bra Cause Cancer?

Over the last twenty years, preventing cancer has been the focus of scientists and doctors worldwide. The explosion of the number of cases of breast cancer in developed countries led many to blame the restrictive practice of bra wearing. The … Continue reading

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New Study Suggest Low-Carb Diet Better than Low-Fat Diet

According to a new study, a diet low in carbohydrates is better for you than a diet focusing on low fat. Recent trends have already suggested that the low-carb approach is better for losing weight, but this new study suggests … Continue reading

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Melting Ice in Antarctica Contributing to Potentially Dangerous Rising Sea Levels

The ice in Antarctica is melting, and it’s doing so changing the sea around it. A recently published study which can be found in the Nature Geoscience Journal has revealed a concerning trend. The rate and level at which the … Continue reading

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