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BBC.co.uk

"I've made the case that we will have both the hardware and the software to achieve human level artificial intelligence with the broad suppleness of human intelligence including our emotional intelligence by 2029,"

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LiveScience

Crocodiles are ferocious creatures that will eat snakes, buffalo, cattle and even people. New research explains crocodiles' spectacular method of digesting large whole meals that lets them eat 23 percent of their body weight at once, bones and al

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LiveScience

Our gift of the gab is all due to a small horseshoe-shaped bone suspended in the muscles of our neck, like a piece of fruit trapped in Jell-O. The hyoid bone, is the only bone not connected to any other, is found only in humans and Neanderthals.

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BBC

So while any baby born through this method would have genetic elements from three people, the nuclear DNA that influences appearance and other characteristics would not come from the woman providing the donor egg.

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Enterprise Mission

In 2003, NASA deliberately directed its still-functioning Galileo spacecraft to make a 108,000 mph suicidal plunge into Jupiter’s atmosphere. Thus ended the successful eight-year NASA Galileo mission in a literal, most fitting “blaze of glory.”

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News.Yahoo.com

He imagines a time when anyone from police to identity thieves to stalkers might scan locked car trunks, garages or home offices from a distance. "Think of it as a high-tech form of Dumpster diving," says Rasch,

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BBC.co.uk

A US team reports in Science magazine how it built the entire DNA code of a common bacterium in the laboratory using blocks of genetic material.

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Scientific American

Scientists today announced that they have crafted a bacterial genome from scratch, moving one step closer to creating entirely synthetic life forms (Are we smart enough to mess with the foundations of life? What will Bad Guys do with this info?)

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Wired

An ambitious plan to sequence and compare the genomes of 1,000 people promises to provide scientists with the most detailed picture yet of human genetic variation.

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PC World

Mrs F. wears the SenseCam on a lanyard around her neck when she does an activity. The SenseCam will take hundreds of images with its wide-angle view. Then Mrs. F reviews the images. "At the end she has a fantastic recollection of the event,

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Rawstory.com

A California company announced Thursday that it has created cloned human embryos from adult skin cells, a breakthrough which could ultimately lead to the development of cures for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's....

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BBC News-by Jonathan Fildes-

The fossilised skull of the largest rodent ever recorded has been described by scientists for the first time.

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AP

The gigantic ocean-dwelling whale may have evolved from a land animal the size of a small raccoon. What might be the missing evolutionary link between whales and land animals is an odd animal that looks like a long-tailed deer without antlers

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The Jeruselem Post--By Sharon Wrobel--

The Israel Diamond Exchange this week said it will ...use hi-tech methods to fight off the infiltration of synthetic and treated stones...

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BBC News--

..new idea suggests that a large space rock exploded over North America 13,000 years ago.

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