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MIT engineers attempt to predict extreme events

MIT engineers attempt to predict extreme events

SUMMARY: Scientists can also use real world observations to predict extreme events, but because extreme events are so rare, a working formula requires lots and lots of data over long periods of time.

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Watch: NASA'S OSIRIS-REx executes slingshot around Earth

Watch: NASA'S OSIRIS-REx executes slingshot around Earth

SUMMARY: Sept. 22 (UPI) -- NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe has used Earth's gravity to slingshot itself into outer space.

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An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue

An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue

SUMMARY: "It's sort of hard not to say anything controversial in space law because everyone has a different opinion about what space law should do," she explains.

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Scientific American

Scientific American

SUMMARY: Is Evil Behavior Genetic?

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Study Suggests Neanderthals Enjoyed Long Childhoods : The Two-Way : NPR

Study Suggests Neanderthals Enjoyed Long Childhoods : The Two-Way : NPR

SUMMARY: Study Suggests Neanderthals Enjoyed Long Childhoodstoggle caption Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSICNasty, brutish and short.

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The anatomy of a hurricane

The anatomy of a hurricane

SUMMARY: But when they do, we can get historic storms like Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Irma, which wreak havoc when they make landfall.

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Lake Michigan Itself Is the Greatest Asian Carp Deterrent

Lake Michigan Itself Is the Greatest Asian Carp Deterrent

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Ruling Finds Solar Panels From China Hurt U.S. Makers : The Two-Way : NPR

Ruling Finds Solar Panels From China Hurt U.S. Makers : The Two-Way : NPR

SUMMARY: The ITC found that low-cost, imported solar panels from China and other countries have hurt two domestic manufacturers.

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Baltimore Built an App to Map Opioid Overdoses in Real Time

Baltimore Built an App to Map Opioid Overdoses in Real Time

SUMMARY: Meanwhile, the same data helps law enforcement officials double-check theories about the way drugs travel into and out of their jurisdictions.

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Telling children they’re smart could tempt them to cheat

Telling children they’re smart could tempt them to cheat

SUMMARY: The studies, conducted in China on children ages 3 and 5, suggest that directly telling kids they’re smart, or that other people think they’re intelligent, makes them more likely to cheat to win a game.

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Five rad and random kitchen items I found this week

Five rad and random kitchen items I found this week

SUMMARY: Below, some random things you should have to make your kitchen better.

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Scientists discover 60 ancient shipwrecks in the Black Sea

Scientists discover 60 ancient shipwrecks in the Black Sea

SUMMARY: The discovered shipwrecks will undoubtedly rewrite the history of ancient shipbuilding."

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High-Energy Cosmic Rays Come from Outside Our Galaxy

High-Energy Cosmic Rays Come from Outside Our Galaxy

SUMMARY: The study does not pinpoint individual sources of the cosmic rays, or explain how they reach their highest energies.

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Can Neuroscience Inform Everyday Life? The "Translation Problem"

Can Neuroscience Inform Everyday Life? The "Translation Problem"

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Japanese scientists aim to turn ocean wave energy into electricity

Japanese scientists aim to turn ocean wave energy into electricity

SUMMARY: Shintake wants to replace tetrapods with turbines designed to convert wave energy into electricity.

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Doomsday timeline: Dates when David Meade, others said the world was supposed to end

Doomsday timeline: Dates when David Meade, others said the world was supposed to end

SUMMARY: The start to the end of the world is coming this fall, according to doomsday writer David Meade.

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Enormous dinosaur poops show that even herbivores ate shellfish

Enormous dinosaur poops show that even herbivores ate shellfish

SUMMARY: Why rotten wood?

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(Legally) Selling Weed While Black

(Legally) Selling Weed While Black

SUMMARY: (Legally) Selling Weed While BlackEnlarge this image Chelsea Beck Chelsea BeckAmber Senter, Andrea Unsworth, Nina Parks and Tsion "Sunshine" Lencho are women of color who work in the legal cannabis industry in Oakland, Calif.

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Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea

Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea

SUMMARY: Recent weeks have seen it shuffle back and forth next to the Antarctic ice shelf from which it broke away.

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Doomsday writer David Meade: Who is he?

Doomsday writer David Meade: Who is he?

SUMMARY: The Planet X will cause volcanic eruptions, a short stoppage of the Earth’s rotation, change in climate, tidal waves and earthquakes.

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