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Pointing the Way: 3D Computer Cursors Could Navigate Virtual Worlds

a shared story    4 hours 27 minutes ago
Forget everything you thought you knew about computer cursors. Researchers have come up with a way to turn cursors into a tool that can navigate around 3D space. 



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California cut water use by 31 percent in July amid drought

a shared story    5 hours 27 minutes ago
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- State officials say California cities cut their water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding Gov. Jerry Brown's statewide mandate to conserve.... 



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Crowdsourced song lets the masses compose – one note at a time

a shared story    6 hours 27 minutes ago
A new site invites people to vote on which note should come next in a melody. Can a mob of strangers on the internet really create an enjoyable tune? 



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Creepy Kangaroos: Why They Stand So Still

a shared story    7 hours 27 minutes ago
A field of grey, motionless kangaroos staring down a bicyclist in a recent YouTube video is not evidence of marsupial zombies, scientists say — though the pouched Australians look eerily possessed. 



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Knut the polar bear’s mysterious cause of death revealed

a shared story    8 hours 27 minutes ago
The famous polar bear that drowned in 2011 at Berlin Zoo seems to have suffered from a brain condition previously only known in humans 



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Why Knut the Polar Bear Died So Suddenly

a shared story    9 hours 27 minutes ago
Knut the polar bear, the global sensation that captured the public imagination, died of an autoimmune disorder that caused his immune system to attack his brain. 



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What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved

a shared story    10 hours 27 minutes ago
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists in Germany say they have finally figured out what killed Knut, the polar bear who was a worldwide celebrity.... 



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How Drones Are Affecting Wildlife in Surprising Ways

a shared story    16 hours 27 minutes ago
A recent study showing that black bear heart rates soar at the sight of a drone has some experts concerned. 



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NASA: Rising Sea Levels More Dangerous Than Thought

a shared story    17 hours 27 minutes ago
Sea level rise is occurring right now, but the magnitude and speed of the rise in the future is still a big unknown. 



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Micro-CT Scan Reveals New Millipede Species' Gonads and Vulva | Video

a shared story    18 hours 27 minutes ago
The new species of millipede (Ommatoiulus avatar n. sp., family Julidae) was imaged with high-resolution X-ray microtomography (micro-CT). This is the first study to use micro-CT is describe a new species. 



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Selfies are causing a rise in MUTANT head lice: Expert warns trend is to blame for increase in treatment-resistant nits

a shared story    19 hours 27 minutes ago
Wisconsin physician Sharon Rink has dubbed the phenomenon 'social media lice' and says it is being caused by group selfie snaps that cause friends to bump heads. 



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Military bosses reveal the $400,000 vehicle will replace the Humvee

a shared story    20 hours 27 minutes ago
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle has 'the ballistic protection of a light tank, and the off-road mobility of a Baja racer,' military bosses said. 



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