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Airstrikes hit main Gaza hospital compound, casualties reported

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian officials: airstrike hits main Gaza hospital compound, causing casualties. 

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'Space sex geckos' are OKAY as Russia regains control of satellite

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A spacecraft launched from Kazakhstan carrying animals (shown) has been saved. Ground controllers have re-established contact with the Foton-M4 satellite. 

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New telescope to seek pollution as sign of extraterrestrial life

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In the search for life beyond Earth, astronomers should look for signs of pollution in the atmospheres of alien planets outside the Earth's solar system, a new study says. The next-generation James Webb Space Telescope, which is set to launch in 2018, could hunt for worlds...(more) 

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Could this headband save your child from DROWNING? £60 iSwimband uses Bluetooth to alert you if your child falls into a pool

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Connecticut-based company reveals device to keep kids safe near water. The £58 ($99) iSwimband(shown) alerts parents when their children fall into a pool . 

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Google's 'perfect human' project isn't evil, it's business

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This past Friday, Google unveiled the latest in a line of ambitious and somewhat confounding health programs. It's got everything you would want from a big Google project: it's big, brash, a little scary, and completely oblivious to how anyone might take it the wrong way....(more) 

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Asteroid Timing Erased the Dinosaurs?

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Amid volcanoes and climate zig-zags, an asteroid impact bumped off dinosaurs at a weak moment for the giant beasts. 

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Long-Lost Anchor May Soon Give up Its Secrets

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After decades, possibly centuries, at the bottom of the sea — and a 2,200-mile-long (3,540 kilometers) road trip wrapped in damp blankets in the back of a pickup truck — a barnacle-crusted anchor arrived in Texas this week for a major cleaning. In 2008, a fisherman...(more) 

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Want to Colonize an Alien Planet? Send 40,000 People

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The founding population of an interstellar colony should consist of 20,000 to 40,000 people, one expert says. Such a large group would possess a great deal of genetic and demographic diversity, giving the settlement the best chance of survival. 

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It will soon be legal to unlock your phone and move to another carrier

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Handset unlocking in the U.S. is not exactly legal when done by device owners looking to move to a different mobile operator, but this will soon change, Reuters reports, as the cellphone unlocking bill has cleared the House. President Barack Obama said he’s looking forward to...(more) 

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Climate change and air pollution will lead to famine by 2050, study claims

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The study, by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Colorado State University, is the first to look at how the combination of air pollution and higher temperatures will affect food supply. 

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Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

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SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area. 

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AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.... 

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