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Ford recalls SUVs because drivers are accidentally turning them off

Ford is recalling about 13,500 2015 Lincoln MKC because drivers are shutting the vehicle off by mistake.<p>Drivers are mistakenly touching the crossover SUV's push-button ignition button while the car is driving, Ford found.<p>The MKC has buttons to put the car in different gears, rather than a …

Kepler finds two planets with a striking resemblance to Earth

Welcome to the family! Scientists using<p>NASA’s Kepler spacecraft have confirmed at least eight new roughly Earth-sized planets sitting in the habitable zones of their host stars – two of which rival the most "Earth-like" planets found to date.<p>The discoveries, described at the American Astronomical …

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

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Police: Georgia mom also searched Internet on child deaths in cars

<b>(CNN) —</b> Leanna Harris, the mother of a Georgia toddler who died locked in a hot car, has told authorities that she researched such deaths and how they occur, according to a police affidavit.<p>Her husband, Justin Ross Harris, the child's father, who is in jail without bond, has also told police that …

When You Lose Weight, You're Literally Disappearing Into Thin Air

<b>The Question: According to my nutritionist, I’ve lost 15 pounds of fat this year. Where did it all go?</b><p><b>The Answer:</b> Our most predominant metaphors for weight loss are words like “melt” or “burn.” But if you consider the actual biochemistry of the weight loss process, it would be more accurate to say …