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Feds unveil cleanup plan for nuclear waste dump

AP News - 1 hour 9 min ago
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it's committed to cleaning up and resuming initial operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico as early as 2016, work that's expected to cost more than $240 million....
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First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the U.S.

Scientific American - 1 hour 9 min ago
Dallas hospital is treating traveler from Liberia

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Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State

Reuters - 1 hour 23 min ago
ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists.






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Lifestyle changes could prevent half of all cases of diabetes during pregnancy

The Guardian - 1 hour 24 min ago
Smoking, poor diet, inactivity and being overweight increase risk of developing gestational diabetes by up to 48%, says study
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Laser-guided 'sea monkeys' hint at secrets of ocean's motion

LA Times - 1 hour 29 min ago
Could the humble brine shrimp, a few millimeters in length, be partly responsible for the large-scale motion of the ocean?
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How Apple Watch can avoid some of Google Glass's pitfalls

PhysOrg2 - 1 hour 34 min ago
The unveiling of Apple Watch earlier this month was the moment the nascent wearable computing industry has been waiting for.
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How Apple Watch can avoid some of Google Glass's pitfalls

Phys.Org - 1 hour 34 min ago
The unveiling of Apple Watch earlier this month was the moment the nascent wearable computing industry has been waiting for.
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Sea Garbage Shows Ocean Boundaries

Scientific American - 1 hour 34 min ago
Floating refuse reveals ocean currents that in turn show where the world's oceans mix and where they stay relatively discrete. Karen Hopkin reports.  

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Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties

Reuters - 1 hour 34 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China's naval muscle-flexing in the Asia-Pacific.






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Images of the month: September 2014

Nature.com - 1 hour 38 min ago

Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature ’s art team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16043

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Water politics must adapt to a warming world

Nature.com - 1 hour 38 min ago

As rainfall patterns shift, technological and legislative changes are needed to address water shortages, says Moshe Alamaro.

Nature 514 7 doi: 10.1038/514007a

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Biopiracy ban stirs red-tape fears

Nature.com - 1 hour 38 min ago

Critics worry Nagoya Protocol will hamper disease monitoring.

Nature 514 14 doi: 10.1038/514014a

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Fast genetic sequencing saves newborn lives

Nature.com - 1 hour 38 min ago

Infants with mysterious conditions stand to benefit — but technique raises ethical questions.

Nature 514 13 doi: 10.1038/514013a

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Astronomy data bounty spurs debate over access

Nature.com - 1 hour 38 min ago

Small institutions fear exclusion from Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's benefits.

Nature 514 18 doi: 10.1038/514018a

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Quantum bits get their first compression

Nature.com - 1 hour 38 min ago

Physicists show how to encode three quantum bits using just two.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15961

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Why Japan missed volcano's warning signs

Nature.com - 1 hour 38 min ago

Mount Ontake's eruption killed at least 12 people. Could a better early-warning system have saved them?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16022

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Earth has water older than the Sun

Nature.com - 1 hour 38 min ago

Not all water in the Solar System today could have formed here, researchers say.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16011

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Forensic chemistry could stop African plant thieves

Nature.com - 1 hour 38 min ago

Isotope analysis could help in the rush to save South Africa's cycads from extinction.

Nature 514 17 doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16010

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Stone Age groups made similar toolmaking breakthroughs

Nature.com - 1 hour 38 min ago

No mysterious migration required to explain how chipping technique appeared in different continents.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16002

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UN climate summit scores high on passion

Nature.com - 1 hour 38 min ago

Challenge ahead is to ensure that the enthusiasm translates into firm commitments.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16003

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