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The Loneliness of Illness and Pain

The Loneliness of Illness and Pain | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
“You’re lucky you don’t have to work!” “You’re just giving up!” “You need to get out more!” When we break a leg, are we better off hopping on it or using crutches?
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In light of Robin Williams' apparent suicide, articles like this should gain more focus. 

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Pilots blamed for deliberate plane crash deaths

Pilots blamed for deliberate plane crash deaths | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525, as described by a French prosecutor, are chilling.
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What a tragedy.

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A Farmer Saw A Hole In A Rock. But The INSIDE Has AMAZED The Whole World.

A Farmer Saw A Hole In A Rock. But The INSIDE Has AMAZED The Whole World. | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
It has room for a skyscraper with 40 floors and it contains both jungle and a river. The Son Doong cave in Vietnam are the largest one in the world ...
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Pretty awesome!

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First artifacts come up from Civil War ironclad

First artifacts come up from Civil War ironclad | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
About 400 brought up in the initial stage of the recovery of the CSS Georgia, which must be moved for a deepening of shipping channel in Savannah, Georgia.
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Small stuff now, big stuff later.

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Superfish Hasn’t Been Caught Yet: SSL Hijacking Explained

Superfish Hasn’t Been Caught Yet: SSL Hijacking Explained | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Lenovo's Superfish malware has caused quite a stir in the past week. Not only did the laptop manufacturer ship computers with adware installed, but it made those computers highly vulnerable to attack. You can get rid of Superfish now, but the story's not over. There are a lot more apps out there to worry about.…
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Shame on Lenovo.

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Why Americans Are the Worst Poopers in the World (And What To Do About It!)

Why Americans Are the Worst Poopers in the World (And What To Do About It!) | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Find out why American bathroom habits are unhealthy, unhygienic, and unsustainable.
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Thanks to a FB friend for posting this important pooping news!

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New virus discovered in Kansas, CDC reports

New virus discovered in Kansas, CDC reports | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The CDC has discovered a new virus, likely spread by tick bites, that may have contributed to a Kansas man's death, the agency said Friday.
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I suppose it's a helpful, if not exactly positive, discovery.

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To Xfinity WiFi we're all hotspots, but you don't have to be

To Xfinity WiFi we're all hotspots, but you don't have to be | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
As Xfinity WiFi spreads west, so do concerns about the use of customers’ modems as both private and public Wi-Fi connections. Luckily, you have choices for opting out of the program.
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If you're seeing an "xfinitywifi" showing as an unsecured network, READ THIS.

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The World’s Deadliest Drug: Inside a Krokodil Cookhouse

The World’s Deadliest Drug: Inside a Krokodil Cookhouse | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
About a decade ago, Russian doctors began to notice strange wounds on the bodies of some drug addicts—patches of flesh turning dark and scaly, like…
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A shame.

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Cortana Arrives on the Desktop & Here’s What She Can Do for You

Cortana Arrives on the Desktop & Here’s What She Can Do for You | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
As expected, Cortana has been activated in the latest preview release of Windows 10. But is Microsoft's intelligent digital assistant as competent as she is on Windows Phone? With the potential to revolutionise how we use our desktop and laptop computers, Cortana has a lot of expectation on her shoulders. Fortunately, she's easy enough to…
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Really enjoy Cortana on the Windows Phone.

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Sea Sparkle bloom lights up Hong Kong shores

Sea Sparkle bloom lights up Hong Kong shores | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially harmful to marine life, biologists say.
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Amazing...and I would not think of Hong Kong as having a lot of nitrogen run-off from farming....what what else might cause it.

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New X-ray method may help decipher ancient scrolls

New X-ray method may help decipher ancient scrolls | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
In A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. New tech may allow researchers to read scrolls.
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Being able to read damaged unwrapped scrolls is pretty awesome.

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5 Best Rescue Disks For A Windows System Restore

5 Best Rescue Disks For A Windows System Restore | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Every Windows user should be aware of at least one bacon-saving, data-recovering system restore disk. If your computer starts behaving strangely, won't boot, produces error messages or straight-up BSODs, then you'll need access to one of these rescue discs. They help isolate and identify errors and ultimately can be the difference between managing your system…
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Hiren FTW. Also good for data rescue, but not mentioned here, is a little program called Testdisk, which is free.

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NASA Designs Travel Posters for Exoplanets

NASA Designs Travel Posters for Exoplanets | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has designed a series of alluring 1920s style posters advertising real exoplanets that may one day be a humanly accessible as advancements in technology slowly creep t...
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Will anyone even remember what the "med" in Club Med stood for?

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Apples Biggest Failures And The Lessons Learned From Them

Apples Biggest Failures And The Lessons Learned From Them | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Apple has released plenty of awesome devices. The MacBook, iPhone, and iPad are a few great ones that come to mind. But, like all companies, Apple isn't perfect. The Cupertino-based firm has had some blunders in its long history. Just like Nintendo, there was occasions where Apple was a little ahead of its time. In other cases,…
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Holy crap...only 6k people wanted a free U2 album?!

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Thermonuclear supernova ejects galaxy's fastest star

Thermonuclear supernova ejects galaxy's fastest star | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a star that breaks the galactic speed record and was ejected from an extremely tight binary by a thermonuclear supernova explosion.
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Even that far away, I come from a generation where the word "thermonuclear" still makes me nervous.

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How Leonard Nimoy grew to love Spock as much as we did

How Leonard Nimoy grew to love Spock as much as we did | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
He gave us the neck-pinch, the mind-meld and the Vulcan salute. But it took time for the actor to fully embrace his Star Trek character
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He'll be missed.

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This huge black hole could change our understanding of how the universe began

This huge black hole could change our understanding of how the universe began | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A giant black hole, as massive as 12 billion suns, has been found by astronomers and seems to be growing far too fast.
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12 billion suns...

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Why Photos of Space Should Belong to Everyone

Why Photos of Space Should Belong to Everyone | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
NASA has long released its photos to the public domain. Private spaceflight challenges that legacy of openness.
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Until private space excursions are commonplace, civilian space photos should be public, for the furtherance of education, interest, and understanding.

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Coyotes: Looking for love, your house pet

Coyotes: Looking for love, your house pet | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A West Chester dog was attacked by a coyote. Officials warn residents to be on lookout.
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Be on the lookout for horny coyotes.

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Mystery ash covers parts of Pacific Northwest

Mystery ash covers parts of Pacific Northwest | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A substance described as "white stuff" and "milky rain" is covering parts of Washington and Oregon states, but its origin is a mystery.
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That says a lot about the jet stream, if that is the cause.

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20 Unbelievable Photos Of Pollution In China

20 Unbelievable Photos Of Pollution In China | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
When you take a look at the pictures below, you can begin to understand how China is one of those places where 16,000 dead pigs can be found floating down the river.
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warning: disturbing images

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'Zombie cat' presumed dead found alive after burial

'Zombie cat' presumed dead found alive after burial | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A cat in Florida named Bart was presumed dead and buried after being hit by a car. It showed up alive five days later. It's being called "zombie cat."
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Well, you don't see this every day...

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Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer?

Is proton therapy the 'magic bullet' for cancer? | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A Belgian nuclear physicist is pioneering a new treatment for cancer that offers more precision and less side effects: proton radiation.
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Never heard of proton therapy...does Voyager's doctor approve?

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Elon Musk releases video of Falcon 9 landing attempt

Elon Musk releases video of Falcon 9 landing attempt | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Elon Musk has released video and details of the crash of the Falcon 9 booster as it attempted to make an historic powered landing after the launch of the CRS-5 mission.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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So a ten percent margin in hydraulic fluid caused it.

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How to Convert a Mac-Formatted Drive to a Windows Drive

How to Convert a Mac-Formatted Drive to a Windows Drive | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Macs format drives with Apple’s HFS+ file system, which Windows won’t recognize or access without third-party software. Macs may also create a protected EFI partition on these drives that you can’t delete with the usual disk-partitioning tools.
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A useful bit of knowledge to tuck away. I was looking at a 1tb Apple drive today, and wondered what the big bugaboo was about it "only being for a Macbook".   Ha!

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