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Vaccine Doubles Brain Cancer Survival Time

A vaccine that more than doubles the survival time of patients with the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer has been developed by scientists. ...

from the Guardian (UK)

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Human Arrival in New Zealand Later Than Thought?

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Associated Press) -- Radiocarbon dating of rat bones and rat-gnawed seeds reinforces a theory that human settlers did not arrive in New Zealand until 1300 A.D. -- about 1,000 years later than some scientists believe, according to a study released Tuesday. ...

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The Science of Sarcasm (Not That You Care)

There was nothing very interesting in Katherine P. Rankin's study of sarcasm - at least, nothing worth your important time. All she did was use an M.R.I. to find the place in the brain where the ability to detect sarcasm resides. But then, you probably already knew it was in the right parahippocampal gyrus. ...

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GPS Gadgets Can Reveal More Than Your Location

We know GPS gadgets can tell where you are. But researchers at Microsoft are developing ways for them to know what you are doing too - even down to which mode of transport you use to get to work. ...

from New Scientist

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Giant Tornadoes Seen Erupting From the Sun

The sun produces giant tornado-like jets that stretch thousands of miles into space, new satellite data shows. The solar tornadoes typically last about ten minutes and occur near the sun's poles. ...

from National Geographic News

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NASA Robot Scoops Martian Soil for First Time

LOS ANGELES (Associated Press) - NASA's newest spacecraft got down and dirty on Mars, taking its first practice scoop of Martian soil ahead of the actual dig expected later this week, scientists said Monday.

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Climate Findings Were Distorted, Probe Finds

An investigation by the NASA inspector general found that political appointees in the space agency's public affairs office worked to control and distort public accounts of its researchers' findings about climate change for at least two years, the inspector general's office said yesterday.

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Giant Fortress's Remains Found in Egypt

Archaeologists have uncovered more remnants from Tharu, the largest known fortified city in ancient Egypt, which sits near the modern-day border town of Rafah.

from National Geographic News

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