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Tired of traffic? “Flying taxis” may be coming in the near future

If the roads are terribly congested and there’s just no way to get home fast, perhaps hopping on a flying drone taxi may be the best way to get home in Singapore in 2030. That’s at least the plan for the island state’s Ministry of Transport, who has been in talks with companies to start […]
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Archaeologists reconstruct face of medieval man

The face of a British man who died about 700 years ago has been brought to life using reconstructive technology. The medieval man was buried along with hundreds of others in a graveyard underneath what is now the Old Divinity School building of St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom. […]
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Rare frog discovery has researchers hopping for joy

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.– A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy. The National Park Service says egg masses from the California red-legged frog were found last week in a stream in the Santa Monica Mountains near Los Angeles. View Gallery This March 20, 2017 photo from the National Park Service shows […]
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Could wild jaguars make a comeback in the U.S.?

PHOENIX — Conservationists are making another push to get federal wildlife officials to devote more resources to the re-establishment of wild jaguars in the U.S.  Only three jaguars have been seen in recent years, but conservationists like Rob Peters, a senior representative for Defenders of Wildlife, believe they can call the United States home again […]
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Three spacewalks, cargo launch on tap for station

NASA is gearing up for an intense few weeks of work aboard the International Space Station, staging three spacewalks, moving a docking port from one module to another to support commercial crew ferry ships and capturing an Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship carrying nearly 4 tons of equipment and supplies. Launch of the Cygnus spacecraft […]
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Arctic sea ice dwindles to record low for winter

WASHINGTON — The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is just the latest signal of an overheating world. The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado says the Arctic this month set a record low for winter peak sea ice […]
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iPhone users, don't try this potentially dangerous Siri prank

A viral social media campaign encouraging iPhone users to say the number 108 to Siri as a “prank” are going viral, and police departments throughout the United States are not amused. Police say the scam is spreading across Facebook and Twitter like wildfire, and when iPhone users test out the Siri command “just for fun,” […]
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Climate change is killing this Ice Age remnant

Humans are in the process of changing the planet in a way that hasn’t happened in 2.6 million years. For eons, the Laurentide Ice Sheet has been a fixture of North America. At its peak, it covered the majority of Canada and sent icy tendrils down across the Midwest and Northeast, covering Chicago, New York and Toronto […]
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Star's death dive into black hole mapped by NASA satellite

A star’s long-ago death dive into a black hole generated cosmic fireworks that are revealing more and more about the dramatic encounter.  The star got too close to its galaxy’s central black hole about 290 million years ago, and collisions among its torn-apart pieces caused an eruption of optical, ultraviolet and X-ray light that was first spotted […]
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Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

Thuy Truong thought her aching back was just a pulled muscle from working out. But then came a high fever that wouldn’t go away during a visit to Vietnam. When a friend insisted Truong, 30, go to an emergency room, doctors told her the last thing she expected to hear: She had lung cancer. Back […]