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Evidence of a comet that rained 'a shockwave of fire' detected on Earth

A comet that struck Earth around 28 million years ago annihilated part of modern-day Egypt — but managed to leave behind a few relics for modern scientists to marvel over.<p>According to a team of South African researchers, a small pebble discovered by an Egyptian geologist in 1996 has been identified …

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Stress Affecting Majority Of Workers On A Regular Basis, Survey Shows

By: Dave Mielach<p>Published: 08/22/2013 06:43 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily<p>Stress is getting the best of workers from around the globe, new research has found. Just 7 percent of workers worldwide say they work in a stress-free environment.<p>On the other hand, 60 percent of workers from around the world …

Seeking Longevity? Eat Real Food

Bolivian indigenous farmer Carmelo Flores made global headlines this week as "the oldest person to have ever lived." Though that claim has yet to be verified, part of Mr. Flores' story is that he attributes his longevity to a traditional Andean diet of quinoa, riverside mushrooms, and coca leaves. …

Solve the Energy Crisis by Addressing Hormone Imbalances

Are hormone swings making your life, and your family's, a living hell? PMS is a real medical condition, as are perimenopause and menopause, low thyroid function and adrenal fatigue. These conditions can sap your energy and cause wide-ranging symptoms that quite literally create havoc with your …

Wellness

Mobile Technology Could Put Health In Hands of Patients

If health care is the new gold rush, then it’s no surprise Silicon Valley’s high-tech companies, entrepreneurs and recent MBAs hope to strike it rich on the heels of U.S. health care reform.<p>A growing number of today’s technological gold-seekers want to help patients manage chronic disease. …

Photo-Sharing App Cluster Snags Instagram Seed Investor Steve Anderson & Others To Lead $1.6M Round, Launches Version 1.0

Cluster, a mobile photo-sharing app which helps users collaborate on albums with their friends, is today announcing $1.6 million in seed funding in a round led by early Instagram investor Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures. Also participating were Freestyle Capital, First Round Capital, Google …

Entry and Splashdown: Apollo 11, The Untold Story

Two hours after rendezvous, the command/service module jettisoned the lunar module, then the main engine fired to send Apollo 11 on a trajectory for home. Here, after a three-day coast, the crew jettisons the service module too and, buckled down in the command module, blazes into the thin …

6 Freaky Things Your Body Does (Explained by Science)

The human body is a strange and mysterious place filled with gross guts and gurgling magic potions. There are all sorts of confusing or nonsensical …

Dairy Queen

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U.S. Southeast experiencing extreme rainfall in 2013

Many rainfall records have been broken or will be broken before 2013 is over, in the U.S. Southeast. Due to the rain, it has been a cool summer there.<p>…

Weather

Stone Age Chefs Spiced Up Food Even 6,000 Years Ago

The French may have coined the term "gourmand" a few hundred years ago, but it looks like humans were flexing their foodie muscles thousands of years before that.<p>Scientists have found the first direct evidence that European hunter-gatherers flavored their roasted fish and meat — probably deer — …

First close-up video of Mashco-Piro tribe in Peru

Union Soldiers Fired This Primitive Machine Gun During The Civil War

Patented in 1862, the Gatling gun heralded a new age of violence.<p>Yesterday in 1866, the U.S. Army adopted machine guns for the first time. Or, well, almost machine guns: the Gatling gun, first patented in 1862, wasn't fully mechanical. Someone still had to crank it by hand make the gun fire. In an …

Makerbot's Digitizer 3-D Scanner Is Now Available For Pre-Order

We first spied the Makerbot Digitizer, a standalone 3-D scanner, back at South by Southwest--it's a rotating platform with a depth sensor, so anything you plop onto the platform can be scanned and then reproduced, like a sci-fi replicator. And now it's officially available for pre-order, for $1,400.<p>…

Cracking The Code: Just How Does Encrypted Email Work?

If the past few months have taught us anything, it's that everything we do online leaves a digital trail. While it may seem like there's not much we can do about it, there are some tech companies that are working to obscure that trail a little bit, with a process known as encryption.<p>Micah Lee, a …

The Value of Big Data Isn’t the Data

It is clear that a new age is upon us. Evidence-based decision-making (aka Big Data) is not just the latest fad, it’s the future of how we are going to guide and grow business. But let’s be very clear: There is a huge distinction to be made between “evidence” and “data.” The former is the end game …

The Human Face of Big Data: An Interview with Rick Smolan

Big Data is nothing less than fascinating, as many books on the subject evince. There are so many applications, so many facets of our lives that will be changed. To this end, I recently sat down with fellow Big Data author Rick Smolan to talk about his new book, <i>The Human Face of Big Data</i> and the …

A breakthrough in cryptography could thwart a favorite attack of hackers

Microsoft, Apple, and every maker of mobile and desktop apps on the planet all have a problem: The moment they issue a security “patch,” or an update to their software designed to plug a hole that could be exploited by hackers, those same hackers work feverishly to reverse-engineer that patch in …

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Terms and Conditions May Apply, A Documentary About Online User Privacy

<i>Terms and Conditions May Apply</i> is a documentary by director Cullen Hoback that highlights online privacy and what users really agree to when they …