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Study: 11% of Americans Think HTML Is an STD

23% thought an “MP3” was a “Star Wars” robot. It is actually an audio file.<p>18% identified “Blu-ray” as a marine animal. It is a disc format typically …

Space Pictures This Week: Cigar Galaxy, Speedy Star

Auroras dance, a speedy star leaves a bow shock in its wake, and Martian dunes glimmer in this week's roundup of best space pictures.<p>Looking to get away from it all? How about a trip to Bouvet Island, seen in the above satellite image released on February 26 by NASA.<p>Prepare for a long trip if you …

The future of safe sex?

Once mocked as having the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is being reinvented as the next big thing in protective sex. Emily Anthes takes an in-depth investigation to see what chance it has of catching on this time around.<p>In 1987, an American pharmaceutical executive called Mary Ann …

Climate change threatens to bring eradicated viruses back from the dead

Scientists revive a frozen 30,000-year-old giant Siberian virus<p>All it took was a single sample of frozen Siberian soil for an international collaboration of researchers to discover, and revive, a new type of "giant virus" — a virus whose unusually large size means scientists can spot it through a …

Camera lowered into deep ocean trench finds unexpected creatures

Scientists have taken their first look into the previously unexplored New Hebrides deep-sea trench in the Pacific Ocean. At the bottom of the trench — a depth of more than 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) — they found a surprising group of creatures unlike those found in other deep trenches around the …

A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

The 4 Mantras of Successful Entrepreneurs

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs who make it beyond their first few “lean and mean” years learn to let the rewards of freedom trump the anxiety of “what if I fail?” They acquire a devotion to the rhythm of riding their vision, unshackled from the …

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