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The Most Overpriced Items at Your Grocery Store

Even if you're not actively bargain-hunting, you probably don't want to spend more money than you have to at the grocery store. On the other hand, there's something to be said for convenience - which is why we're shopping at the grocery store and not buying a side of beef from a wholesaler or …

9 Questionable Straw Sips You Never Knew You Were Doing

How do you sip from your straw? Straight on? Barely touching?<p>When the act of sucking is not being frowned upon, most of us who suck straws fall into pretty familiar categories. Some of us may sip from the side of our mouths, while others may sip head on and chew on the tip 'till it's not …

Vegetative patients show glimmers of consciousness

<b>Scientists have uncovered hidden signatures in the brains of people in vegetative states that suggest they may have a glimmer of consciousness.</b><p>Doctors normally consider these patients - who have severe brain injuries - to be unaware of the world around them although they appear awake.<p>Researchers …

The Brain

The Space Station Is Getting A UPS-Style Shipping Service

A new vehicle design could enable same-day shipping from the ISS to Earth, making science experiments in microgravity cheaper and easier.<p>It’s easy to forget that the International Space Station isn’t just a place for astronauts to hang out and take epic selfies. Because of its unique microgravity …

Space Exploration

DOD to train Ebola team for U.S.

The military is establishing a 30-person expeditionary medical support team to assist medical professionals in the U.S. in treating Ebola cases, the Pentagon said Sunday.<p>In a statement, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had instructed the chief of U.S. …

2 African countries freed of Ebola

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forty-three people who came into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are now officially cleared after not demonstrating any symptoms during a 21-day monitoring period, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Monday.<p>One more will be cleared later Monday, and four others will complete …

Chief executive of Total killed in Moscow plane crash

Christophe de Margerie was only passenger aboard plane that hit snowplough on take-off<p>The chief executive of the French oil and gas giant Total was killed in a plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow on Monday.<p>Local sources told the Tass news agency that Christophe de Margerie, 63, was the only …

Airplanes