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Mars Rover Curiosity Takes Its First Photo of Earth from the Surface of the Red Planet

Someday, when the first humans walk on Mars — after they’ve taken a commemorative “one small step for man” selfie, of course — they will turn their …

Most fascinating classic, 2013: Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa

Competition for the must-have toys of the holiday season is always fierce. Nothing, however, matches the tug-of-war for a one-of-a-kind confection.<p>Granted, the Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa sold at auction in November was thought to be one of five in existence, but for all intents the bidders at …

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For 3 million, 'affordable' health care might not be

For millions, subsidies don't kick in until up to 9.5% of their income goes to premiums.<p>The lure used to get uninsured Americans to sign up for health law coverage was the promise of generous premium subsidies.<p>The promise comes with a catch for almost 3 million people earning three to four times …

Archaeologists discover 800,000-year-old footprints on an English beach

A team of archaeologists has discovered a crucial clue to human ancestry in a set of 800,000-year-old footprints left in a beachside sediment bed in England. The prints offer an important look into early human habitation in northern Europe, with height estimates suggesting the prints were left by a …

After 5 Rejections, Apple Accepts App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes

Persistence, it turns out, does pay off. After rejecting it five times, Apple has finally approved an app that tracks every U.S. drone strike and …

Train derails in French Alps killing two

Train from Nice to the town of Digne-les-Bains in the French Alps derailed after apparently colliding with a boulder lying on the track<p>Two people were killed and nine wounded on Saturday when a train derailed in the French Alps after apparently colliding with a boulder lying on the track.<p>Emergency …

Barkow Leibinger Places Third in Berlin’s Tallest Tower Competition

In a competition that ultimately crowned Frank Gehry as winner, Berlin’s <b>Barkow Leibinger</b> placed third with their 150-meter “faceted stacked building” …

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Latest<p>April 6, 2018<p>If one seeks the perfect architecture position, one simply needs the perfect architecture portfolio. A portfolio is something …

PillCam is Like a GoPro For Your Colon

The PillCam is designed for, as the AP puts it, "patients who have had trouble with the cringe-inducing colonoscopy procedure," which we'd imagine is …

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