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Icahn denies attempt to sell Herbalife stock, buys more shares

Reuters - August 26, 2016 - 4:04pm
(Reuters) - Carl Icahn said he did not attempt to sell his Herbalife Ltd stake, and had instead bought more shares in the health supplements maker, rejecting hedge fund manager Bill Ackman's claim that he had been offered some of Icahn's shares.
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SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth

CBS - August 26, 2016 - 3:35pm
A SpaceX cargo ship splashed down Friday, carrying thousands of pounds of experiment samples, hardware, trash – and a dozen mice
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Crafty! Beer-testing lab helps students learn chemistry

CBS - August 26, 2016 - 3:01pm
A University of Southern Maine professor is drawing attention by using beer to teach science
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How the squishy 'octobot' may alter the course of robotics

Christian Science Monitor - August 26, 2016 - 3:00pm

Harvard University researchers have created the first autonomous, entirely soft robot. But what can it do?

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Summer 2016 an 'exceptional' year for biodiversity in St. Lawrence River

CBC - August 26, 2016 - 2:30pm

From North Atlantic right whales to narwhals to sunfish, this summer has proven to be a banner year for biodiversity in the St. Lawrence River.

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Miami hotel bookings slow, airfares fall since Zika outbreak

Reuters - August 26, 2016 - 2:28pm
(Reuters) - Travelers have booked fewer hotel rooms in downtown Miami, and leisure airfares to the greater Miami area have inched down in the weeks since the Zika virus was detected there, data reviewed by Reuters shows.
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SpaceX Dragon capsule lands in Pacific carrying 12 moustronauts

Register - August 26, 2016 - 1:56pm
NASA to watch Musketeer relatives carefully

The SpaceX team has successfully recovered its Dragon capsule which was sent back to Earth by the International Space Station.…

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Alaska identifies first case of H5N2 bird flu

AP News - August 26, 2016 - 1:36pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The bird flu strain that wiped out millions of turkeys and chickens in the Midwest last year has been found in Alaska for the first time....
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All donor blood in the U.S. should be screened for Zika, FDA says

LA Times - August 26, 2016 - 1:35pm

All blood donated in the U.S. should be screened for Zika to prevent the virus from spreading through transfusions, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

The new guidance should be implemented “immediately” in states and territories where the virus is already being spread by mosquitoes,...

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15 cool facts about America's national parks

CBS - August 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
How much do you know about our nation's parks on the centennial of the National Parks Service?
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Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

AP News - August 26, 2016 - 1:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area....
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Air contamination near fracking sites result of operational inefficiencies

Science Daily - August 26, 2016 - 1:16pm
Chemists have published a new study that indicates that highly variable contamination events registered in and around unconventional oil and gas developments are the result of operational inefficiencies and not inherent to the extraction process itself.
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Mechanism identified through which lead may harm neural cells, children's neurodevelopment

Science Daily - August 26, 2016 - 1:15pm
Researchers have identified a potential molecular mechanism through which lead, a pervasive environmental toxin, may harm neural stem cells and neurodevelopment in children.
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Stubborn Guinea Worm in Last-Gasp Fight Against Eradication

Scientific American - August 26, 2016 - 1:00pm
Nearly vanquished, the terrifying meter-long parasites seem to have a new strategy 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Italians search quake's rubble, but hope fades

geology topix - August 26, 2016 - 12:51pm

As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy. A firefighter carries a dog rescued from the rubble Thursday in Amatrice as hope began to fade that survivors would be found.

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Meet Octobot, a soft-bodied robot that moves like an octopus

LA Times - August 26, 2016 - 12:45pm

Our future robot overlords never looked so squishy. A team of scientists led out of Harvard University have managed to build an entirely soft robot — one that’s inspired by an octopus.

The octobot, described this week in the journal Nature, could pave the way toward more effective soft robots that...

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Researchers find a new way to identify, target malignant aging in leukemia

Science Daily - August 26, 2016 - 12:23pm
Researchers have identified RNA-based biomarkers that distinguish between normal, aging hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia stem cells associated with secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML), a particularly problematic disease that typically afflicts older patients who have often already experienced a bout with cancer.
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The sound of a healthy reef

Science Daily - August 26, 2016 - 12:23pm
A new study will help researchers understand the ways that marine animal larvae use sound as a cue to settle on coral reefs. The study has determined that sounds created by adult fish and invertebrates may not travel far enough for larvae -- which hatch in open ocean -- to hear them, meaning that the larvae might rely on other means to home in on a reef system.
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Sensor systems identify senior citizens at risk of falling within 3 weeks

Science Daily - August 26, 2016 - 12:23pm
Each year, millions of people -- especially those 65 and older -- fall. Such falls can be serious, leading to broken bones, head injuries, hospitalizations or even death. Now, researchers have found that sensors that measure in-home gait speed and stride length can predict likely falls. This technology can assist health providers to detect changes and intervene before a fall occurs.
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Mechanical force triggers gene expression by stretching chromatin

Science Daily - August 26, 2016 - 12:23pm
How genes in our DNA are expressed into traits within a cell is a complicated mystery with many players, the main suspects being chemical. However, a new study has demonstrated that external mechanical force can directly regulate gene expression. The study also identified the pathway that conveys the force from the outside of the cell into the nucleus.
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