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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.

October 10, 2014

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7:45 PM | US edges closer to energy independence
Demand outstripped supply by the lowest level in 30 years.
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5:45 PM | Fish unable to rapidly adapt to ocean acidification
In high-CO2 water, offspring don't do much better than their parents.

October 09, 2014

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11:45 PM | Hubble sees influence of a jetstream on a hot, Jupiter-sized exoplanet
Strong day-night temperature differences on a tidally locked planet.
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5:10 PM | 40,000 year old Indonesian cave art may be humanity’s oldest
Art may have travelled with us out of Africa.
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2:00 PM | Atmospheric oxygen can be created without plant life
Carbon dioxide-rich atmospheres can form oxygen, confusing the search for life.
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12:00 AM | US to screen airline passengers for fever after first Ebola death
Ebola patient dies in Dallas, where a Sheriff's Deputy is being watched.

October 08, 2014

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6:18 PM | Cheating on physics gets us great microscopes and three Nobel Prizes
The diffraction limit isn't so limiting when you can image single molecules.
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2:28 PM | Making lots of renewable energy equipment doesn’t boost pollution
But we'd need to produce twice as much copper as we currently do.

October 07, 2014

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8:15 PM | The oceans got hotter than we thought, but the heat stayed shallow
Study shows we underestimated Southern Hemisphere warming.
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4:40 PM | Blue LEDs given Nobel Prize in physics
The future of lighting is recognized just as it's becoming the present.
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2:00 PM | Finding dark matter in a haze of gamma rays
Dark matter annihilations may produce gamma rays—but so does lots of other stuff.
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1:30 PM | Soylent gets a version bump to 1.1—new flavor, new gut flora help
Enzyme change will help Soylent drinkers who experience wrathful gas.

October 06, 2014

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6:30 PM | First Ebola transmission outside of Africa reported
A nurse who treated a Spanish victim in Madrid falls ill.
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