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Bees able to spot which flowers offer best rewards before landing

Phys.Org - July 30, 2014 - 4:00pm
Bumblebees are able to connect differences in pollen quality with floral features, like petal colour, and so land only on the flowers that offer the best rewards, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Exeter.
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Blood Test Predicts Suicide Risk, Study Suggests

Discovery - July 30, 2014 - 4:00pm
A new gene linked to suicide risk, and researchers say the finding could lead to a blood test that predicts a person's risk of attempting suicide.
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 reported off Papua New Guinea: USGS

geology topix - July 30, 2014 - 3:59pm

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 was recorded off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey reported.

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Mother Octopus Sets Longest Egg-Tending Record: More Than 4 Years on Baby Watch

Scientific American - July 30, 2014 - 3:55pm
Animals can take a year to gestate, but a deep-sea octopus has broken all previous records, hatching her eggs after 53 months

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

AP News - July 30, 2014 - 3:08pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, relying on guns, badges, beatings and threats to extort huge piles of cash and cocaine, federal authorities charged in an indictment Wednesday....
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Blue Whale "Hot Spots" Overlap With Shipping Lanes, Raising Threats

National Geographic - July 30, 2014 - 3:01pm
Popular spots for blue whales off the California coast overlap commercial shipping lanes, a new study finds.
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Malaria experts bid to stamp out disease before parasite becomes drug resistant

The Guardian - July 30, 2014 - 3:00pm
Leading scientists say spread of artemisnin-resistant parasites to Africa could prove disastrous Continue reading...
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Bank of America ordered to pay $1.27 billion for 'Hustle' fraud

Reuters - July 30, 2014 - 2:44pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Bank of America Corp to pay a $1.27 billion penalty for fraud over shoddy mortgages sold by the former Countrywide Financial Corp.
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Two more mysterious craters found in Siberia

CBS - July 30, 2014 - 2:38pm
Two more gaping holes in the Earth have been found near a place known as the "end of the world"
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Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

AP News - July 30, 2014 - 2:34pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona....
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New patent reveals Apple's plans for iTime smart watch (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - July 30, 2014 - 2:31pm

The Apple iWatch (or is it iTime) could come loaded with sensors, according to a newly awarded patent.

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Nvidia boasts its Shield tablet is the 'perfect device for gamers' (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - July 30, 2014 - 2:31pm

The Nvidia Shield, a new tablet with gamers in mind, is setting the stage for a new era of tablet specialization. 

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Planetary Society hopes tiny satellite sets sail above Earth

PhysOrg2 - July 30, 2014 - 2:30pm
Satellites about the size of a loaf of bread may one day explore space, propelled across the vast expanse by an unfurled sail.
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Planetary Society hopes tiny satellite sets sail above Earth

Phys.Org - July 30, 2014 - 2:30pm
Satellites about the size of a loaf of bread may one day explore space, propelled across the vast expanse by an unfurled sail.
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Hummingbirds Top Tiny Drones, But Just Barely

Discovery - July 30, 2014 - 2:30pm
Mother's nature's tiny fliers still tops in aerodynamic efficiency, but small man-made birds closing fast.
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U.S. economy back on track with strong second-quarter rebound

Reuters - July 30, 2014 - 2:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy rebounded sharply in the second quarter as consumers stepped up spending and businesses restocked, putting it on course to close out the year on solid footing.






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Thai Airways bans shark fin from cargo flights

PhysOrg2 - July 30, 2014 - 2:21pm
Thai Airways has banned shark fin from its cargo flights as part of a growing global campaign against the popular delicacy in Asia.
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Thai Airways bans shark fin from cargo flights

Phys.Org - July 30, 2014 - 2:21pm
Thai Airways has banned shark fin from its cargo flights as part of a growing global campaign against the popular delicacy in Asia.
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Pinterest buys startup with image organizing skills

PhysOrg2 - July 30, 2014 - 2:10pm
Online bulletin-board service Pinterest on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Spanish startup Icebergs, specializing in helping creative people collaborate on projects.
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Pinterest buys startup with image organizing skills

Phys.Org - July 30, 2014 - 2:10pm
Online bulletin-board service Pinterest on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Spanish startup Icebergs, specializing in helping creative people collaborate on projects.
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