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Same Genes, Different Fates

Same Genes, Different Fates | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Eppie Lederer and Pauline Phillips were one of the most famous pairs of identical twins in the United States during the 20th century.
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Just asking the parents would have also produced the result that identical twins aren't really identical.  :)

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Are Health Foods Making You Fat?

Are Health Foods Making You Fat? | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Experts share how healthy foods can derail your diet.
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I watched Lidia cook with about a quart of olive oil yesterday...it went beyond overkill and into a rather comedic dimension.

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Four Weather Events in History Mistaken for the Apocalypse

Four Weather Events in History Mistaken for the Apocalypse | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Take a look at four of the strangest weather-related events to occur in the 19th and 20th centuries, which have the potential to spark fear among doomsday theorists that humanity's final days may be near.
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A locust swarm twice the size of Colorado?!

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Government data breach impacted over 20 million

Government data breach impacted over 20 million | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Government investigators now believe that the data theft compromised personal information of over 20 million people from the government.
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Another risk in working or wanting to work for the gvt.

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Alien hunters claim they have found a 'PYRAMID' on Mars

Alien hunters claim they have found a 'PYRAMID' on Mars | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
YouTube channel, ParanormalCrucible, used footage taken by Curiosity Rover on May 7 to back up its claims. It says it is 'the result of intelligent design and certainly not a trick of light and shadow'.
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What size do they think this object is, anyway?

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NASA moves ahead with plans for mission to Europa

NASA moves ahead with plans for mission to Europa | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
NASA's plan for a mission to Jupiter's moon, Europa, takes a big step forward.
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Where there's water...

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New Research Discovers That Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation

New Research Discovers That Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
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Thanks to Julian Lennon for posting this on FB. I'm going to have a hard time looking at it this way, but it's very interesting.

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Scientists show future events decide what happens in the past

Scientists show future events decide what happens in the past | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
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Thanks to Randy Cheek for sharing this bit of a mindbender.

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Science Fiction Is for Slackers

Science Fiction Is for Slackers | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
On Thursday, June 4, Future Tense—a partnership of Slate,  Arizona State University, and New America—will host a debate in Washington, D.C., on the future of jobs. For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website.
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I hate to think who Fantasy is for....

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Will Loretta Lynch change Obama's view on legal pot?

Will Loretta Lynch change Obama's view on legal pot? | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court is prodding the Justice Department to weigh in —for the first time under Attorney General Loretta Lynch —on legal marijuana.
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Feds, simplify this, and legalize nationally.

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Amazon drone delivery proposal now patented

Amazon drone delivery proposal now patented | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Delivering packages wherever you want it, through the air, via drone in just 30 minutes -- that's Amazon's vision and the company just made another step forward.
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Cool stuff, Amazon.

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AMAZING VIDEO: Beautiful aerial drone footage taken over Antarctica

AMAZING VIDEO: Beautiful aerial drone footage taken over Antarctica | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
An an amazing video, a film crew spent 20 days capturing some of the most incredible aerial footage of the harshest, coldest environment on earth: Antarctica.
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There have been some great nature videos shot with drones.

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Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted twice in 24 hours, the country's National Geology and Mining Service said.
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Some stunning photos. Hope the townsfolk are okay.

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Kenya: Relocate world's largest refugee camp or we will

Kenya: Relocate world's largest refugee camp or we will | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday gave the United Nations' refugee agency three months to relocate refugees from the Dadaab camp to Somalia.
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Compelling times.

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NASA finds 'Earth's bigger, older cousin'

NASA finds 'Earth's bigger, older cousin' | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
NASA said Thursday that its Kepler spacecraft has spotted the first nearly Earth-size planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star similar to our own.
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Sounds like its name should be Floyd.

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New saliva test may catch Alzheimer's disease

New saliva test may catch Alzheimer's disease | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A test detecting Alzheimer's disease early may become easily available thanks to one plentiful bodily substance: saliva, a recently released study shows.
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Very promising.

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Washington reports first U.S. measles death in 12 years

Washington reports first U.S. measles death in 12 years | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The Washington State Department of Health reported Thursday what it said was the first confirmed measles death in the United States since 2003.
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No harm in more vaccination awareness.

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U.S. government hack could actually affect 18 million

U.S. government hack could actually affect 18 million | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Personal data of an estimated 18 million employees was compromised by a recent hack of the U.S. government - four times what the agency has acknowledged.
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Somewhat surprised they acknowledged a full 1/4 of the damage.

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We live in a poop-covered world

We live in a poop-covered world | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Last month, we heard (and were later reassured) about beards being filled with poop. It was, needless to say, a scary time for people who like scruffy...
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Hey, it's everywhere else too.

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Comcast XFINITY WiFi: Just say no

Comcast XFINITY WiFi: Just say no | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
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I found this article to offer a little more illumination on how Comcast uses some customer bandwidth.

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10 Real Victims Of The CIA’s MKULTRA Program

10 Real Victims Of The CIA’s MKULTRA Program | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Project MKULTRA is one of the most famous undertakings relating to the CIA’s efforts toward mass mind control.
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Whitey Bulger?

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Oil spills off California coast

Oil spills off California coast | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A pipeline ruptured in California Tuesday, creating an oil slick in the ocean that stretched for miles near Refugio Beach.
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A shame indeed.

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Found: First warm-blooded fish (we've been eating it)

Found: First warm-blooded fish (we've been eating it) | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
First ever fish found to have a warm heart and maintain a high body temperature has been hiding in plain sight for years on our dinner plates.
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Well, I for one have not been eating opah (unless Starkist has been sneaky), but okay, cool.

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Social media grows as a confessional - Vancouver Sun

Social media grows as a confessional - Vancouver Sun | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
An Chilliwack man’s disturbing Facebook confession to the murder of his wife, daughter and sister is part of a trend in which people are turning to social media to reveal their crimes.
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Read the article...why did he even do it in the first place?

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This Fabulously Oddball Galaxy Only Has One Spiral Arm

This Fabulously Oddball Galaxy Only Has One Spiral Arm | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Most galaxies, like the Milky Way, have two or more spiral "arms," but NGC 4725 only has one. Don't worry NGC 4725 you may be weird, but we still love you and think you're great looking. Space is a safe space.
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One-armed galaxies.

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Woman eats three 72-ounce steaks in 20 minutes

Woman eats three 72-ounce steaks in 20 minutes | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Molly Schuyler gobbled three 72-ounce steaks, three baked potatoes, three salads, three rolls and three shrimp cocktails to win an eating contest in Texas.
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And I thought Furious Pete was good...holy crap!

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