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October 24, 2014

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6:15 PM | US carbon emissions rose slightly due to cold winter
More coal in the electricity generating mix didn't help, either.
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2:00 PM | Are mornings for morality? Night owls might disagree
A new study suggests that ethical behavior dances to a circadian rhythm.
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1:32 AM | New York City doctor has tested positive for Ebola
He recently returned from treating patients in West Africa.

October 23, 2014

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8:10 PM | Ferns send signals to decide what sex to be
An inactive hormone, made by females, makes males when activated.
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6:05 PM | A huge tsunami in Hawaii’s past warns of future risk
Aleutian earthquake also put debris 18 meters above sea level near epicenter.
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3:30 PM | Bizarre dinosaur matched to an enormous set of arm bones
50 years after arms were found, we have a very odd looking body to go with them.

October 22, 2014

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11:10 PM | 45,000-year-old modern human bone yields a genome
Places Neanderthal interbreeding at 60,000 years.
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2:30 PM | Strange X-ray source is the brightest pulsar ever observed
Two ultraluminous X-ray sources, two very different objects.

October 21, 2014

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5:57 PM | Paralyzed patient regains partial movement due to olfactory nerve cells
Polish team has stabbing victim upright with walker and braces.
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4:30 PM | Man who stole 190-million-year-old dinosaur footprint gets house arrest
"I'm just extremely sorry for a horrible decision that I made."
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3:08 PM | The north pole moved to the North Pole in a single human lifetime
New record shows last flip of Earth’s magnetic poles happened quickly.

October 20, 2014

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9:20 PM | People think their opponents are hate-filled—unless you pay them money
Cash for accurate judgments keeps people from thinking the opposition hates them.
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2:00 PM | Natural underground CO2 reservoir reveals clues about storage
CO2 has stayed down there for over a million years, but it dissolves slowly.

October 19, 2014

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6:00 PM | The real space oddity, Chris Hadfield, is down-to-Earth
Ex-NASA man wants to give everyone the chance to know what it’s like in space.

October 18, 2014

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7:00 PM | Why China’s economic growth hasn’t been getting cleaner
China wants growth less tied to fossil fuels, but economic goals get in the way.
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3:00 PM | Graphene-like substance generates electricity when stretched
Researchers find this sheet—a single molecule thick—produces electricity when flexed.
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2:00 PM | New destinations past Pluto for New Horizons
A scan with the Hubble locates some Kuiper Belt Objects for it to visit.

October 17, 2014

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8:34 PM | After biosafety lapses, US halts funding for work modifying virus targets
Helping a bird flu virus infect mammals is off the table pending review.
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7:00 PM | Icebergs off the Florida coast?
It happened in the past, when glaciers launched icy armadas.

October 16, 2014

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3:30 PM | Designer viruses could be the new antibiotics
To combat "superbugs," scientists have made viruses that make them mundane.

October 15, 2014

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9:00 PM | Time zones, fiberglass, and frozen peas: PBS answers How We Got To Now
Tech historian Steven Johnson connects the dots of innovation—and hates on Gutenberg.
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6:18 PM | Second Texas health worker has Ebola, flew day before symptoms [Updated]
Second individual also treated the first patient diagnosed in the US.
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3:42 PM | Lockheed Martin claims “technological breakthrough” in compact fusion
But details as to what the breakthrough is are missing.

October 14, 2014

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1:30 PM | Making molds for metal nanoparticles using DNA
Base pairing folds DNA into a mold that structures the growth of metal particles.
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12:00 PM | Lovely grub—are insects the future of food?
Eating locusts, beetles, mealworms, and more may be key to feeding more humans.

October 13, 2014

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10:07 PM | California’s most productive fisheries? Offshore oil rigs
A survey of the fish life shows that they vastly outperform natural reefs.
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6:13 PM | Cosmic ray particle shower? There’s an app for that.
Run it, and your phone can be part of a vast cosmic ray detector.

October 12, 2014

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5:01 PM | Gallery: More unhealed wounds from Washington’s nearly forgotten flood
Continue Ars' digital field trip to Eastern Washington's Scablands, a unique landscape.
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5:00 PM | The Scablands: A scarred landscape as strange as fiction
One man, 40 years of naysayers, and enough floodwater for half of Lake Michigan
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2:41 PM | Nurse who treated Dallas Ebola patient is infected
First case of transmission within the US.
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