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Predicting El Niño Devastation, Weeks in Advance

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No, El Niño is not the source of every weather crisis, but it can be devastating, and researchers have uncovered a new clue that may help predict how bad things can get. 

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NORAD: Tracking Spacecraft, Missiles & Santa

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North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a joint military organization of the United States and Canada that looks for threats in aerospace, patrols the skies for missiles and tracks the whereabouts of Santa Claus. 

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APNewsBreak: Some telescope protesters' charges to be tossed

a shared story    7 hours 27 minutes ago
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii County's top prosecutor says he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on Mauna Kea.... 

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The Debunker: No, You Can’t Blame Your Belly on Traffic

a shared story    10 hours 27 minutes ago
A recent study found an association between traffic noise exposure and an increase in abdominal body fat. But it was only an association. 

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Funding for Retracted Science Study Was Misrepresented

a shared story    12 hours 27 minutes ago
In his published study about canvassers changing people’s minds about gay marriage, Michael J. LaCour named sources of funding that say they did not contribute. 

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Black Widows' Bad Rap: 4 Misconceptions About the Spider

a shared story    13 hours 27 minutes ago
One woman's snack break turned sour this week when she reached into a bag of grapes and felt the bite of a venomous black widow spider. But black widows aren't as horrifying as you might think. 

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EPA says first day of oil spill spent 'planning'

a shared story    14 hours 27 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- On the afternoon of the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, graduate student Natalie Phares quickly organized a volunteer bucket brigade to clean a beach north of Santa Barbara.... 

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Magnitude-6.7 quake strikes remote area off Alaska coast

a shared story    20 hours 27 minutes ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A strong earthquake has struck in a remote region off the Alaska coast, but officials say there is no tsunami threat or immediate reports of damage.... 

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Memory-Boosting Research Could Help Soldiers Recall Skills

a shared story    21 hours 27 minutes ago
Soldiers are often under pressure to learn and remember skills from their training up to months or years later, sometimes in the heat of combat. Now, the U.S. military's R&D agency is funding research on ways to boost skill-based memory in soldiers who fa 

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Virgin Galactic flight trials face delay after crash

a shared story    22 hours 27 minutes ago
Virgin Galactic's long road to commercial service 

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FIFA Scandal: The Complicated Science of Corruption

a shared story    23 hours 27 minutes ago
It's tempting to blame corruption on bad morals. But scientists who study organizations say that corruption — or abuse of power for private gain — is very complicated. 

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