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New $100 bills begin circulation Thursday

The new bills boast more colors and more high tech features<p>Associated Press<p>October 7, 2013 8:03pm (UTC)<p>The new $100 bill, with an array of high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, will get its coming out party on Tuesday,partial government shutdown or not. The Federal Reserve, which …

Aurora shooting: James Holmes's health records handed over

Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings received defendant James Holmes's mental health records from the state hospital and the University of Colorado on Monday.<p>The records, sealed in six manila envelopes, were turned over at the first of a round of hearings to consider hundreds of pre-trial …

White House plans to release Obamacare data monthly

The Obama administration plans to release data on health insurange signups through Obamacare exchanges on a monthly basis, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday.<p>"We will release data on regular monthly intervals, just like was done in Massachusetts, and just like what was done and is …

Undocumented Immigrants In Calif. Will Benefit From New Laws

The federal government remains shut down over a budget stalemate, but California's Gov. Jerry Brown decided not to wait for Congress to make decisions on the Gordian knot that is U.S. immigration policy. On Saturday, Brown signed into law a group of bills related to immigration because, he said, …

The American Dream — Under Threat

It’s a tough time to be a kid in Amer­ica. Or a par­ent.<p>In the latest All­state/<i>Na­tion­al Journ­al</i> Heart­land Mon­it­or Poll, an over­whelm­ing …

Need 70 days off your feet? NASA pays volunteers $18K to lie in bed

If you just can't get out of bed, NASA might have a mission for you.<p>A NASA study is recruiting volunteers to to lie in a bed that's tilted downward at a 6-degree angle for 70 days. Subjects who complete the entire bed rest project can earn up to $18,000.<p>The study is meant to test the conditions …

NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel

The NSA files,NSA,Surveillance,Israel,Middle East and North Africa,World news,US foreign policy,US national security,Privacy,Data protection,US politics,US news,Obama administration<p>• Secret deal places no legal limits on use of data by Israelis<br>• Only official US government communications protected<br>• …

Health law smoking penalties could hit poor the hardest

An estimated 29% of adults with incomes below the federal poverty level smoke, vs. 18% of those above.<p>WASHINGTON — Smokers – and chewers – in some states may have to pay as much as 50% more in premiums than non-smokers if they sign up for insurance through state health exchanges that open next …

49ers DT Dobbs on his one-game suspension: “I agree with it”

Demarcus Dobbs’ 2012 season didn’t end well.<p>And 2013 won’t start any better.<p>The 49ers backup defensive tackle was suspended without pay Wednesday for the regular-season opener against Green Bay for violating the NFL’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.<p>On Nov. 30, Dobbs was arrested for …

What We Do—and Don't—Know About Brain-Eating Amoebas

CDC scientist breaks down infection risk and story behind two recent cases of this rare illness.<p><b>A second child is battling infection by a typically fatal parasite that enters through the nose and consumes brain tissue.</b><p>Weeks after a 12-year-old Arkansas girl contracted the parasite while swimming in …

Where Brazilians Love to Shop (Hint: Not in Brazil)

Human Journey<p>Anyone who’s ever gone on vacation in a country with cheap prices has heard some variation of the following advice: Go with your suitcases empty. Buy everything there and then bring it all back. Favorable exchange rates and developing economies can make everything cheap, much cheaper …

Battery-free wireless could send text messages after your phone dies

Whenever you send a text message, upload a photo, or check your news feed, your phone or computer directs a small amount of power to its radio, and uses that power to beam out a signal. Finding power usually isn't a huge issue, but if no direct power source were necessary at all, it would be …

New Clues for How to Remember Dreams

A new study suggests that there are distinct differences in brain function between people who remember their dreams and those who don't.<p>This morning, I woke up with a very strong memory of staging a political coup in my sleep. Why I happened to remember my dream so vividly when I woke up, it's hard …

NASA satellite data reveals Russian meteor dust traveled across the world

Remember that giant meteor that exploded over the Russian city Chelyabinsk back in February? You may have forgotten all about it, but NASA hasn't. The agency today released a new animated video of data collected by its Suomi-NPP weather observation satellite, which reveals that after the meteor …

How New Cars Are Putting All Of Their Power In Half The Space

Next-gen cars' incredible shrinking engines<p>THE TREND<p>Last summer, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation threw down the gauntlet: They set a new standard that will require the average car to run at 54.5 miles per gallon—nearly double today's average—by 2025. …

The Grid Of The Future Could Be Brought To You By ... You

The electricity system is experiencing growing pains these days. But it's not only demand for electricity that's expanding — it's the sources of electricity, particularly unpredictable kinds, like wind farms and solar panels.<p>And grid operators know that we're just at the beginning. States are …

Impossible? No, upsalite really is the wonder stuff

Making a mistake at work is seldom a good thing. Whether it's spilling hot coffee over yourself before a meeting or sending an insulting email about your boss to your boss, it rarely ends well.<p>Unless you work in Uppsala University, Sweden, where accidentally leaving equipment running over the …

The Neural Origins of DOMS

Post-workout muscle soreness isn't just in your muscles.<p>Some things we know:<p>- Hard exercise can leave you sore the next day, in particular if it involves (a) unfamiliar movements, and (b) eccentric muscle contractions. This is "delayed onset muscle soreness," or DOMS.<p>- The second time you do an …