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Bionic Vision May Soon Be a Reality, But Its Ethical Future Is Cloudy

For more than a decade, researchers have been trying to figure out how they can cure blindness with a bionic eye - or what scientists like to call a …

This substance lets you 'walk on water' — here's how it works

Turns out, walking on water isn't as impossible as it might sound — as long as you have the right kind of water. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>These people are "walking on water." The substance is a mix of water and cornstarch. The mixture is two parts cornstarch to one part water. It …

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Bay Area earthquake rattled 9.8 million people — and offers a preview of something much worse

It was a sharp jolt but also a warning of something much more violent that could be coming.<p>An estimated 9.8 million people felt a magnitude 4.4 earthquake that rumbled across the Bay Area early Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.<p>It was felt throughout the region, with people more than …

Earthquake hits San Francisco, shaking Berkeley awake

San Francisco Bay area residents have been shaken awake by a 4.5-magnitude earthquake, which hit the region in the early hours of Thursday.<p>The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake's epicenter was two miles from Berkeley, California. The earthquake had a preliminary depth of eight miles.<p>No …

San Francisco

We’re three million miles closer to the sun in January than we are in July. So why isn't it hot?

It turns out proximity is pretty inconsequential.<p>There’s something about the geometry of space that’s never quite made sense to me. I know that the axial tilt of the Earth is the reason we have seasons, but if a slight angle away from the sun can make me see my breath in winter, why does being …

The 10 Recipes We've Already Bookmarked To Make In January

Although we are still in full speed ahead holiday mode, we've already started to set our sights on that January 2018 horizon — more specifically, all …

Food

Is this mysterious space rock actually an alien spaceship?

The ‘Oumuamua’ asteroid has some wondering...<p>It’s in the news because people want to know if it’s a rock or a rocket.<p>The “it” in question is a weirdly oblong asteroid that goes by the barely pronounceable moniker Oumuamua. It was first seen about a month ago by Pan-STARRS, a collection of …

Astronomy

The 10 Most Essential Winter Slow Cooker Recipes

While the slow cooker is really an all-season tool in the kitchen, it shines most in the cold winter months, when it can work overtime churning out …

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees.<p>Step 2<p>Layer 1: In 9 X 13 casserole dish, melt 1/2 stick of butter. Spread shredded chicken over …

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