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Tardigrades survive extreme dehydration by turning into glass

Just when we thought we’d seen all the tricks waterbears keep up their tiny sleeves, they’re back to surprise us again. Scientists have revealed one of the tardigrade’s best-kept secrets: how they protect themselves from harm under extreme dehydration. They ...

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Medical News Today: Study investigates how to turn stem cells into motor neurons

Stem cells can develop into many different types of cells, such as muscle cells, red blood cells, or neurons. Given their special regenerative ability, stem cells can be used to treat a wide range of diseases. A team of researchers ...

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Medical News Today: Why you might fall into a 'food coma' this Thanksgiving

Filling up on turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie is likely to be high on the agenda this Thanksgiving. By late afternoon, many of us will be fully immersed in a “food coma,” dozing in front of the TV with no ...

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Starting in 2018, China will begin turning its coal plants into nuclear reactors

It’s a common refrain among climate change down-players — those who accept its reality, but who argue that we can’t or shouldn’t do much about it — that, sure, first world Western countries could be doing a lot more to ...

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NFL looking into crowd laser pointer during Texans vs. Raiders game

NFL security is looking into a laser that was pointed at Houston Texans players during a drive in Monday Night’s contest against the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City. The high-powered green laser was pointed at quarterback Brock Osweiler’s face.  Watch ...

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Nvidia launches mobile Pascal, drops desktop-class hardware into mobile form factors

Nvidia launched its new mobile Pascal hardware today — and with a twist. Several months ago, we covered rumors that the company would use its standard desktop hardware in laptops rather than creating an entirely separate mobile product line. Turns ...

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Nintendo refutes rumors, claims Wii U production will continue into next year

Yesterday, a report from the Nikkei claimed that Nintendo might sunset the Wii U as early as this year, to make room on store shelves for its upcoming console, the Nintendo NX. While not implausible, given the Wii U’s anemic ...

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Indiana governor signs fetal defects abortion ban into law

Chad Ryan/AP Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law Thursday. INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday making Indiana the second state to ban abortions because of fetal genetic abnormalities such as Down ...

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Georgia woman completes test while going into labor

Facebook Tommitrise Collins takes her college psychology course test while in labor in a picture taken by her sister at a hospital in Macon, Ga., Thursday. She later gave birth to a healthy baby girl, she told a local TV ...

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