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State Drops Charges Against High School Student Arrested For Science Experiment

Florida state attorneys have decided not to file felony charges against a 16-year-old whose science experiment was actually not boring.<p>Good news coming out of Florida this week: 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot won't be charged with dual felonies for conducting a science experiment on school grounds at her …

Global Warming Deniers Claim—Seriously—That More CO2 Is Good For Us

I see a lot of pretty amazingly bad global warming denial online. It ranges from mildly cherry-picked data to such baldly transparent garbage that …

Leonardo DiCaprio, Baz Luhrmann and Carey Mulligan on The Great Gatsby - video interviews

Leonardo DiCaprio, Baz Luhrmann, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton take Xan Brooks behind the scenes of their hotly-anticipated adaptation of The …

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How to Revive DEAD SCISSORS!

Sign-up page for revamped Google Maps shows off plenty of new features

Just hours before its I/O event, Google has apparently had a little accident: the sign-up page for "the new Google Maps" briefly went live, revealing a slew of extra details about what's coming in the rumored refresh before quickly being pulled. <i>Droid-Life</i> managed to grab some screenshots, including …

BlackBerry To Bring BBM To iOS And Android

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins announced at BlackBerry Live that the company plans to bring its BlackBerry Messaging service to Apple’s iOS platform …

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Photos of the Mesmerizing Sun Halo that Appeared Over New York Today

Earlier today, residents of New York and the surrounding area were privy to a really amazing celestial treat; it’s called a Sun Halo, and one spent …

The Playlist: May 10, 2013

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Dentists Study Alligators To Figure Out How Humans Could Regrow Teeth

Gators may grow 4,000 teeth over their lifetimes.<p>Once your adult teeth come in, that's all you've got to work with. Knock one out, or lose a few to decay, and you'll have to get dentures. It's a pain, but at least one team of dental researchers is now studying how to regrow human teeth—by looking …

Big Pic: A Fiery Ribbon Stretching Across Orion's Belt

Inside the European Southern Observatory's Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile, there's a submillimeter-wavelength camera perfectly tuned to peer through the clouds of interstellar dust and gas that obscure our view of what's going on elsewhere in the universe. Fortunately for …

Water Trapped For 1.5 Billion Years Could Hold Ancient Life

Scientists have discovered water that has been trapped in rock for more than a billion years. The water might contain microbes that evolved independently from the surface world, and it's a finding that gives new hope to the search for life on other planets.<p>The water samples came from holes drilled …