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This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

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Amazon Elements Offers Ethical Home Goods for Prime Users

If you care about where your product comes from and are a member of Amazon Prime, the company’s latest product line might be right up your alley. Amazon today announced Amazon Elements, a line of premium home goods that’ll offer Prime users information about where the product was made, the …

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5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Hits Bull's-Eye and Cosmic Crab

A bull jumps over the moon, and a crab recalls an ancient explosion this week for stargazers.<p>Overhead in the heavens, the moon hits the celestial bull's-eye this week, while sky-watchers hunt down a distant crab.<p><b>Moon meets green giant.</b> After darkness falls on Monday, December 1, look for the waxing …

Will we wipe ourselves out?

The best long reads from around the web, including the greatest threats to humanity and the best science books of 2014.<p><b>Books</b> <br>Best science books of 2014<br>Maria Popova | Brainpickings | 24 November 2014<br>Leading the list are Alan Lightman’s Accidental Universe, an essay collection; Diane Ackerman’s Human …

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Drug can repair spinal cord injuries, study shows

<b>A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US scientists.</b><p>The study on rats, published in the journal Nature, showed some degree of movement and bladder control could be restored.<p>The drug works by disrupting the "sticky glue" that prevents …

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'Snooki' ties the knot in New Jersey

EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) — Snooki has officially tied the knot.<p>Former "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi married boyfriend Jionni LaValle in …

3 Tricks That Will Help You Win Cyber Monday

If you plan to go online on Cyber Monday to score some deals for your holiday shopping, you're not alone. Last year, 131 million people shopped online during the Monday following Thanksgiving, according to USA Today, spending nearly $2.29 billion.<p>For this year, we tested out some of the best online …

Original police file in infamous wrongful conviction missing

Daniel Taylor's lawsuit marks at least the fourth recent court case in which missing or suddenly rediscovered Chicago police files have been an issue.<p>Daniel Taylor alleges in a federal lawsuit he spent two decades in prison for a double murder he didn't commit because Chicago police detectives …

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Grand jury protesters close St. Louis shopping mall

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. — One of the St. Louis area's most popular shopping malls was closed for more than an hour on Black Friday when people protesting the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case marched into the Galleria and lay down on the third floor.<p>It was one of several protests around …

How to beat out-of-battery smartphone stress

If you own a smartphone it is all but guaranteed that you will have experienced the handset dying on you at an inconvenient moment.<p>Battery tech simply has not kept pace with other advancements, and our increasingly data-hungry lifestyles mean many models fail to last a full day of moderate use.<p>The …

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Is Depression An Infectious Disease?

Mental health continues to be one of society’s greatest concerns. Its enigmatic nature leaves both the public and the health professional in a quandary to understand not only the cause but also the means to cure. Though research has been conducted for centuries, at times it feels we are up against …

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Physicists solve mystery of why cats rule, dogs drool | Reuters

(Reuters) - Popular web videos showing that “cats rule and dogs drool” have new scientific evidence to support that felinophilic sentiment, at least when it comes to drinking.<p>A Greyhound dog drinks water after a race in Santiago city, in this file picture taken March 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ivan …

WATCH: Just How Small Is an Atom?

How big would an atom have to be for you to see the nucleus in the centre? FOOTBALL-STADIUM SIZED. And wait till you find out just how dense it is... …

Hilarious Mashup Reimagines Sloths on Famous Album Covers

Do sloths make everything better? Matt Tucker, the Picture Editor at Buzzfeed UK, thinks so. He's the mastermind behind this hilarious series of sloths that replace humans on iconic album covers. With a mix of classic and contemporary favorites, these adorable creatures are transformed into …

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FASHION EXPERIMENT: I Wore A Mechanic's Jumpsuit For 5 Days In A Row

Five years ago, I was in Bouldin Creek Coffee Shop in my hometown of Austin, Texas. The hipster barista wore a red mechanic’s jumpsuit; she had the sassy tomboy cutie thing going on. And I immediately thought, “Aha! Perhaps I’ve found my style.”<p>Let me back up: I am a tomboy and have worked some …

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Scientists Rediscover A Part Of The Brain That Was Forgotten For 100 Years

In 2012, researchers made note of a pathway in a region of the brain associated with reading, but "we couldn't find it in any atlas," said Jason Yeatman, a research scientist at the University of Washington's Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences. "We'd thought we had discovered a new pathway …

The Insane New Technology Harnessing The Ultimate Green Energy Source: The Human Body

Forget about your smartphone or your Google Glass: The most sophisticated piece of machinery that any of us tote around on a regular basis is the human body. But despite their valiant attempts — we will always have a soft spot for our mood rings and our hypercolor shirts — scientists haven’t <i>always</i> …

The Beautiful Innards Of 19 Everyday Objects

Radiologists put random stuff in an x-ray machine to celebrate the anniversary of the discovery of x-rays<p>You may not know it, but November 8th is the International Day Of Radiology. On this day in 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen accidentally discovered x-rays. The British Library tells the …

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Scientists Create Coldest Cubic Meter In The Universe, Claim New World Record

<i>Brrr!</i> An international team of scientists claims to have set a world record by cooling an 880-pound block of copper to a temperature of six milliKelvins (or -459.659 degrees Fahrenheit).<p>That's just a smidge above absolute zero, which is roughly -460 Fahrenheit.<p>"This is a major technological …

Replacing Glucose Tests With An Always-On Sensor–Hidden In Your Contacts

Instead of pricking and bleeding, diabetics will now get their glucose data straight from their eyes.<p>People suffering from diabetes need to make regular checks of their glucose levels, a procedure that normally involves pricking a finger and letting a little blood fall on a test strip.<p>One day, …

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Halloween 2014: The best pumpkins and costumes of the spooky season - Telegraph

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