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Newly Discovered Dwarf Planet Hints at 'Super Earth' in Far Reaches of Solar System

There's more to the solar system beyond Pluto's orbit. Researchers have discovered a new dwarf planet nearly 7.5 billion miles away from the sun.<p>Even …

The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …

Meet The HTC One ‘M8’, Available Today With Google Play Edition Shipping Soon

HTC has revealed its HTC One (M8) smartphone, the gorgeous, if somewhat inelegantly named Android flagship and successor to last year’s original HTC One, the best-selling phone in HTC’s history. The device is debuting in ‘Gunmetal Gray,’ a finish we got a look at in a video leak yesterday, ‘Glacial …

Kickstarter bans genetically engineered rewards

If you plan to fund the creation of a genetic hybrid on Kickstarter, you can no longer offer it to backers as a reward. The Web site has added a new term to its guidelines stating that "projects cannot offer genetically modified organisms as a reward."<p>The new rule came into effect after the …

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FYI: Can A Paper Cut Be Deadly?

A person with normal clotting ability would have to lose nearly 40 percent of his blood immediately to die of blood loss. The arteries with this bloodletting potential, though, such as the radial artery in the arm and femoral artery in the leg, are buried under too much flesh to be nicked by even …

Falsifying memories

As a Ph.D. student, the young Elizabeth Loftus wasn't captivated by calculus: "I used to sit in the back of the seminars, kind of bored, writing letters to my Uncle Joe, or hemming skirts or whatever". The only girl enrolled on Stanford's mathematical psychology graduate program, she was voted the …

Speed bumps and vomit are the Hyperloop’s biggest challenges

If it’s built, the Hyperloop may feel more like a roller coaster than a train<p>It’s now been three days since Elon Musk unveiled his alpha plans for the Hyperloop, the radical and ambitious high-speed transit line that promises passage from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 35 minutes. And while …

Eating On Mars? Be Sure To Pack The Tortillas

After several months of freeze-dried food, even the most committed carnivores would probably reach for the fresh produce.<p>So it's no surprise that the six explorers who were cooped up studying space-friendly foods on a simulated mission to Mars for the past four months went right for the mangoes and …

Anxiety may start in the womb - Futurity

CARDIFF U. (UK) — Babies deprived of certain hormones in the womb could be at …

View from space: China heat wave

Two satellite views of China’s record-breaking heat.<p>For the entire month of July and the first half of August, eastern China has been baking in a …

Hawaiian volcano serves as make-believe red planet for Mars researchers

Six astronauts emerged this week from four months spent living on Hawaii's isolated Mauna Loa volcano to simulate life on Mars, the latest elaborate make-believe staged in the name of science.<p>The astronauts wrapped up the Hi-Seas mission on Tuesday, leaving behind the vegetation-free lava fields …

Video: Perseid meteor explodes and leaves a vapor trail

A meteor during the recent Perseid meteor shower that exploded and then behind a vapor trail, captured on video by Michael Chung.<p>Michael Chung posted …

A Yarn-Bombed Bridge And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Space Station Crew Members Take a Walk in Space

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RICHARD S. HEYMAN's Obituary on New York Times

HEYMAN--Richard Simon, 87. Died June 25, 2013. Attorney born in, and proudly practiced his entire career in the Bronx ("El Abogado"). Served in the …