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Longest-separated twins find each other

<b>Imagine delving into your family history and discovering you have a twin. That's what happened to Ann Hunt, a 78-year-old, who had no idea she had a sibling at all until last year. Now she and twin Elizabeth Hamel have met for the first time since they were babies - setting a new world …

Genealogy

I Met The World's Smartest Dog

Chaser isn't just learning objects by name: she's beginning to understand the basic structure of human language.<p>"Chaser, this is Dan. Chaser! This is <i>Dan</i>," said Deb Pilley, a classical musician who goes by the name Pilley Bianchi professionally and signs her emails as "Pill." Pill is the daughter of …

No double moon in 2018, or ever

2018 will be an excellent year to view Mars. The planet will be closer to Earth – and brighter in our sky – than since 2003. But as big as the moon? …

Astronomy

Where Are These Thousand Islands?

Is the delicious dressing that gives a Reuben its tanginess named after an actual chain of islands? You bet it is. The Thousand Islands are an …

Oldest Globe of New World Carved on Ostrich Eggs?

The mysterious globe was discovered by a Belgian map collector.<p><b>A recently discovered globe from the early 1500s, carved onto ostrich eggs, may be the oldest globe of the New World ever identified, experts say.</b><p>Latin inscriptions dot its surface, and two small islands sit in the place of what we now …

What Blood Shows Scientists About Suicide Risk

A new study of bipolar patients brings researchers closer to creating a blood test for suicidal thoughts.<p>Suicide was responsible for more deaths than motor vehicle crashes were in 2009, but it's not always easy for doctors to tell when someone is at risk. A new study from the Indiana University …

Light at the end of the tunnel for chronic pain

A German professor is developing light therapy to regulate sleep and treat chronic pain<p>Doctors in Germany may be about to shed a little light on treating chronic pain. Prof Thomas Tolle, a pain specialist in Munich, is beginning a trial using specially designed overhead lighting that imitates a …

An In-Ear Brain Monitor Could Watch For Seizures Discreetly

The hearing-aid sized device could allow researchers to record EEG data over multiple days, even as patients move around.<p>Measuring the brain's electric signals, a process called electroencephalography (EEG), is a useful way to diagnose seizures and evaluate sleep disorders. Attaching a jumble of …

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The 19 Most Adorable Teacher's Pets

Annoying teachers and students alike since the beginning of time.

The 17 Greatest Wedding Photobombers Of All Time

Done by the masters of the photobomb: animals, of course.

Weddings

22 Dogs That Are Trying Too Hard To Be Cool

It happens to the best of us, but it's always embarrassing.

28 Photos That Will Restore Your Faith In Humidity

When having faith in humanity isn't enough, these animals are here to cheer us up!

As This Boy Grows Up, He And His Dog Are Inseparable, And It's Adorable

Redditor bleed-black has photographed the first 2.5 years of her son and dog's amazing friendship. Warning: The cuteness is a lot to handle.

Pets

Be Inspired By The 21 Bravest Animals Of All Time

They're courageous. They're strong. And they won't be held back by fear!

'Fight for what you believe in': How best-selling authors battled rejection - TODAY.com

Today<p>James Patterson, Samantha Shannon and Khaled Hosseini talk about how they dealt with rejection and got their careers going.<p><i>Samantha Shannon’s “The Bone Season” is the first pick for the new TODAY Book Club. Read</i> <i>an</i> <i>exclusive excerpt and</i> <i>RSVP to join a Google Hangout with Shannon and Natalie</i> …

Writing

Google is laying the groundwork to build its own self-driving car—without a major auto manufacturer as partner

Once again, Google is apparently working on its own version of hardware at the same time that it’s partnering with mainstream manufacturers of the same kind of device. But this time, it’s a car.<p>A report by Amir Efrati includes details of Google’s exploration of what it would take to build its own …

Autonomous Cars

FDA Warns Consumers About Common Off-Label Autism Therapy

The FDA minces no words in its consumer alert about hyperbaric oxygen therapy :<p>No, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has not been clinically proven to cure or be effective in the treatment of cancer, autism, or diabetes. But do a quick search on the Internet, and you’ll see all kinds of claims for …

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National Geographic uses drones and robots to capture stunning images of African lions

"This is more than a wildlife story."<p>© Michael Nichols/National Geographic<p>Michael Nichols has spent the past two years living with lions in Tanzania. An award-winning photographer and editor, Nichols ventured into Africa's Serengeti Plain in July 2011 to document a pride of lions for a feature …

Sumatran Tiger Cubs are a Long-Awaited Victory at Smithonian's National Zoo

The Smithsonian's National Zoo's family of Sumatran Tigers has grown by two! On Monday, August 5, the Zoo's female tiger, Damai, gave birth to a pair …

Are you eating toxic nanoparticles for lunch? - Futurity

U. MISSOURI (US) — There’s growing concern that nanomaterials, found in packaging and pesticides, could …

Eating

Wolves howl because they care

When a member of the wolf pack leaves the group, the howling by those left behind isn’t a reflection of stress but of the quality of their …

The Week In Numbers: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue, The Sharpest Space Photos Ever, And More

<b>250 microns</b>: the thickness of the microtissues printed out by the first commercial 3-D bioprinter, which will soon help biochemists test new drugs<p><b>100 miles</b>: the distance the Galileo space probe made it into Jupiter's atmosphere in 1995 before being vaporized (could a stronger spacecraft fly …

The World's Fastest Dog Vs. The World's Fastest Cat [Video]

Run run run run run run run run run<p>The cheetah, the world's fastest land animal, can race up to 75 mph for short bursts. The greyhound is the fastest canid, and the second-fastest land animal, with a peak speed of about 43 mph. Cool facts! Now let's watch them run in super slow motion.<p>Note that …

Supplier Continental expects self-driving cars by 2020

The German company, already with significant experience in car-control systems, expects cars to take over driving duties partially in 2016 and all the way by 2020.<p>Continental, a major automotive supplier in Germany, expects its technology research will yield self-driving cars by 2020.<p>The company …

Autonomous Cars

Ready for the future of TV? Too bad the industry is still just talking

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: HarshPatel;Photographer<p>Judging from some of the headlines of the last couple of days, it looks like the future of …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …