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A Comet’s Brush With Mars

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A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter. 



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Dot Earth Blog: A Passing: Rick Piltz, a Bush-Era Whistleblower

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A gutsy Bush-era whistleblower and defender of climate science passes away. 



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Comet Will Buzz Mars Sunday: How to See It in Telescopes

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A comet is on course for a super-close approach with the planet Mars this Sunday (Oct. 19) in a rare celestial encounter. If you have a moderate-size telescope, you might be able to spot the icy wanderer as it nears the Red Planet, weather permitting. 



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CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.......(more) 



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Vocations: The Infection Preventionist: On the Lookout for Ebola

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A nurse who works in infection prevention describes her hospital’s precautions against the risk of Ebola. The experience, she says, has taught her “to constantly be ready.” 



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Lockheed Martin fusion reactor breakthrough announced

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Nuclear fusion has been described as the 'holy grail' of energy. The Maryland-based company said it would test a compact fusion reactor in less than a year, and build a prototype in five years. 



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Armored Fish Pioneered Sex As You Know It

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Fossils suggest that the first vertebrates to have sex performed the act side by side. 



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Sun Blasts X-Flare - Spacecraft's Multiple Wavelength Views | Video

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An large sunspot (AR2192) emitted a X1-class solar flare on October 19th, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the fireworks. The blast site was not Earth-directed. 



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Will.i.am finally unveils the Puls wristband - don't call smartwatch

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The device, which has a curved screen and Sim card reader built into the distinctive cuff design, was unveiled at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce event in San Francisco. 



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VIDEO: New dinosaur 'may be in T-Rex family'

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Scientists think that a newly discovered species of dinosaur, whose remains were found after 20 years of excavation in Venezuela, maybe related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex. 




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