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Toyota Settles Over Death of Family in High-Speed Crash

September 18, 2010

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Toyota has reached an out-of-court settlement with relatives of a family killed when the Lexus sedan they were driving sped out of control and crashed, an accident that put a national spotlight on the sudden acceleration problems that later prompted the automaker to recall millions of vehicles. … The crash, which happened in August 2009 […]

Anti Aging: What works?

September 18, 2010

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The aging process is still a mystery. If you want to experiment on yourself, here are some things to try which have shown promising results: MK-677, acetyl-L-carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid, Rapamycin and seven to nine walnuts per day. At present, the biological basis of ageing is unknown. Most scientists agree that substantial variability exists in […]

Woody Allen on Faith and Fortune Tellers

September 18, 2010

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..“To me,” Mr. Allen said, “there’s no real difference between a fortune teller or a fortune cookie and any of the organized religions. They’re all equally valid or invalid, really. And equally helpful.” Mr. Allen spoke with Dave Itzkoff about his new film, how its themes resonate in his life and whether he has made […]

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera photo of Earth

September 18, 2010

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click to ZoomOn 9 August 2010, during a routine engineering calibration test, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera captured this stunning image of our home planet. via LROC Image Browser – E136013771.

Mysterious force holds back Nasa probe in deep space

September 18, 2010

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Researchers say Pioneer 10, which took the first close-up pictures of Jupiter before leaving our solar system in 1983, is being pulled back to the sun by an unknown force. The effect shows no sign of getting weaker as the spacecraft travels deeper into space, and scientists are considering the possibility that the probe has […]

The Crystal Maiden of the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave located in August, Belize

September 18, 2010

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The skeleton of an eighteen year old girl lies legs akimbo on the cave floor, two of her vertebrae crushed. She is known as the Crystal Maiden, and after a thousand years, she has a new found celebrity. Discovered in 1989, this jungle cave in the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve is accessible via an hours […]

Mystery of the Football game mentioned during Apollo 17.

September 18, 2010

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What’s up with this? At one point in a file called “a17v.1203905.rm” the Apollo 17 video archives, the astronaut says it is Apollo 17 and confirms with Ground Control back on Earth that it is a Monday Evening. That would have made it Monday December the 11th, 1972. Astronaut on Moon: “Hey, who’s winning the […]

Astronauts’ Fingernails Falling Off Due to Glove Design

September 18, 2010

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If you’re headed for space, you might rethink that manicure: Astronauts with wider hands are more likely to have their fingernails fall off after working or training in space suit gloves, according to a new study. In fact, fingernail trauma and other hand injuries—no matter your hand size—are collectively the number one nuisance for spacewalkers, […]

New Type of Moon Volcano Discovered

September 18, 2010

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Data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have revealed a new type of rock on the lunar surface—which scientists say was spat up by a style of volcano never before seen on the moon. Until now, scientists had believed the moon was made of two basic types of rock: dark basalt and light, calcium-rich feldspar. […]

New York battered by twin tornadoes

September 18, 2010

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US weather experts say a freak storm with two tornadoes was to blame for a trail of destruction across New York City that left one person dead. More than 1,000 trees were uprooted and power was cut to hundreds of homes when the storm struck on Thursday.The woman who died was in a car hit […]