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How To Take A Nobel Prize-Winning Picture

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 6:22pm

This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry went to a team that came up with a way to take a closer look at the secret lives of living cells. It could make biomedical research a lot easier.

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Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:47pm

Flooding from extreme tidal swings was once just a rare nuisance for coastal cities. But rising sea levels have increased the frequency of these nuisance floods as much as 10-fold since the 1960s.

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Love Pine Nuts? Then Protect Pine Forests

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:52pm

An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged — not farmed — from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.

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Chemistry Nobel Given To Scientists For Work On Optical Microscope

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:18pm

Three scientists will share the prize for developing microscopes that can study living cells in fine detail. Working independently, they took on a problem that many had assumed couldn't be solved.

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Indonesian Cave Paintings As Old As Europe's Ancient Art

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:03pm

Figures found on the walls of a prehistoric cave in Indonesia are at least 35,400 years old or more, scientists say. That might mean the earliest art developed independently in different regions.

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The 'Blood Moon' Eclipse Was Quite A Show

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:02am

The total lunar eclipse today that could be seen over North America and across the Asia-Pacific region, had the added feature of a reddish hue caused by sunlight filtered through Earth's atmosphere.

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Scientists Share Chemistry Nobel For Breakthrough In Microscopy

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:50am

Two Americans and a German get the prestigious prize for pushing back the limits of what was long thought of as an insurmountable barrier to viewing individual molecules.

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3 Win Nobel Prize In Chemistry

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:58am

Eric Betzig, Stefan W Hell and William E. Moerner win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. They won for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

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Protests Disrupt Telescope Groundbreaking In Hawaii

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:33am

After years of planning, Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope broke ground Tuesday. But a group interrupted the ceremony, angry about the telescope's location on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

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One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:16am

There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.

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LED Lights Shine In Nobel Prize; Now How About Your Home?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:20pm

The time has never been better to invest in LED lighting, with the price of LED bulbs — which use the Nobel-winning blue LEDs — now below $10 each.

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The Great Bluff That Led To A 'Magical' Pill And A Sexual Revolution

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:09pm

In the '50s, four people collaborated to create a pill so women could enjoy sex. They fibbed about their motivations and skirted the law. Jonathan Eig details the history in The Birth of the Pill.

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Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:04pm

It's tempting to seek out the mac-and-cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.

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'Blood Moon' Eclipse To Be Visible Throughout U.S.

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:06am

Weather permitting, on Wednesday morning you'll be able to see the second lunar eclipse visible in North America in a series of four that runs through next year.

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3 Scientists Win Nobel In Physics For Development Of Blue LED

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:34am

American Shuji Nakamura, and Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan, will share the prize for co-developing a blue light-emitting diode that triggered a revolution in lighting technology.

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3 Win Nobel Prize In Physics

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:01am

Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura have won for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source.

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3 Win Nobel In Physics For New Light Source

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Scientists — 2 from Japan and 1 from the U.S. — have won the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source.

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Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:16am

Self-help videos tell women to learn to love their bodies by saying nice things to themselves in the mirror. Can shushing your harshest critic actually rewire the brain?

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