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Umbilical blood cells kill cancer quicker than adult cells

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Blood cells from donated umbilical cords fight leukaemia far better than adult blood, suggesting we've underestimated the power of the fetal immune response 

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Early Bird or Night Owl? It May Be in Your Genes

a shared story    8 hours 41 minutes ago
If no amount of coffee seems to help you feel fresh and alert in the morning, you may be able to blame your genes. A new study by the genetics company 23andMe has identified 15 regions of the human genome that are linked to being a...(more) 

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Hawking Wants to Power Earth With Mini Black Holes: Crazy or Legit?

a shared story    9 hours 41 minutes ago
In a recent lecture, famed physicist Stephen Hawking has proposed using radiation emitted from mini black holes to power the Earth. 

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EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river

a shared story    10 hours 41 minutes ago
DENVER (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency says millions of gallons of wastewater that gushed from a Colorado gold mine last year may have sent more than 880,000 pounds of metals into a river.... 

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Strong quake hits Taiwan; 221 people pulled out from rubble

a shared story    11 hours 41 minutes ago
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people from two residential high-rises that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday, leaving still others trapped inside.... 

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Strong quake hits Taiwan; 160 pulled alive, many trapped

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling a complex of two high-rise residential buildings where rescuers pulled out more than 160 people. More are still believed to be trapped inside.... 

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Zika Sexual Transmission in US Prompts Health Warning

a shared story    13 hours 41 minutes ago
U.S. health officials are warning men who travel to countries where Zika is spreading to take steps to prevent spreading the virus through sex if their partner is pregnant. 

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EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systems

a shared story    14 hours 41 minutes ago
DENVER (AP) -- Traces of widely used and potentially harmful chemicals have shown up in three drinking water systems in Colorado, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source.... 

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Australia’s plan to make a digital representation of everything

a shared story    15 hours 41 minutes ago
Collecting and openly sharing data on just about everything in real time could help transform ecological research and economics, say its proponents 

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Way Before Zika, Rubella Changed Minds on Abortion

a shared story    16 hours 41 minutes ago
In the 1960s, an outbreak of rubella virus expanded women’s access to abortion in the United States. Could Zika do the same in Latin America? 

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The 'Floating Hills' of Pluto (Photo)

a shared story    17 hours 41 minutes ago
A newly released photo captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its historic Pluto flyby last July shows that the vast Sputnik Planum region within the dwarf planet's "heart" is studded with chains and clusters of water-ice hills. 

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Pic-scanning AI estimates city air pollution from mass of photos

a shared story    18 hours 41 minutes ago
A project begun by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore aims to let people evaluate the air around them with just their smartphone 

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