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Greenland and Antarctic melting isn’t just raising seas — it’s changing the Earth’s rotation

Greenland and Antarctic melting isn’t just raising seas — it’s changing the Earth’s rotation | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
New research finds that melting ice sheets, and the storage of water on land, are causing the poles to move.
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We are also coming due for a polarity shift.
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Bones of Iron Age warriors may reveal link between Yorkshire’s ‘spear-people’ and the ancient Gauls

Bones of Iron Age warriors may reveal link between Yorkshire’s ‘spear-people’ and the ancient Gauls | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Around 150 skeletons buried in 75 graves have been discovered in an Iron Age cemetery near the town of Pocklington in East Riding, Yorkshire, in what is undoubtedly one of the most significant recent finds in Britain.
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I imagine there's a lot about history that we have yet to get right.
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Controversial New Push to Tie Microbes to Alzheimer's Disease

Controversial New Push to Tie Microbes to Alzheimer's Disease | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A journal article says herpes virus and Lyme disease bacteria are behind the mind-robbing illness, but not all researchers are convinced
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Interesting.
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The Ides of March: The assassination of Julius Caesar and how it changed the world

The Ides of March: The assassination of Julius Caesar and how it changed the world | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Caesar's death paved the way for the Roman empire after a bloody cycle of
civil wars, and secured him the hallowed immortality he always craved
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It also taught senators to do such things in greater secrecy in the future.
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Microsoft and SoftBank to Bring Cloud-Intelligence to World´s First Empathic Robot

Microsoft and SoftBank to Bring Cloud-Intelligence to World´s First Empathic Robot | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s technology will be integrated into SoftBank’s robotics to provide next-generation solution to the retail industry.
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The future is: robots that feel sorry for us.
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Is it time for football to reconsider marijuana?

Is it time for football to reconsider marijuana? | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
As pro football players turn to marijuana for pain management and concussions, they are asking the NFL and NFL Players Association to remove the ban on the drug.
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Common sense: it's good for both playing and watching the game.
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A Look at Asmara, Africa’s Unknown City of Modernist Architecture

A Look at Asmara, Africa’s Unknown City of Modernist Architecture | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Preservationists want to make this unique city a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Some really eye-catching designs.
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Explore the neon world of nudibranchs

Explore the neon world of nudibranchs | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

If you think hummingbirds and butterflies are beautiful, then prepare to be amazed at this underwater fashion show.

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Kinda looks like candy.

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NASA: Meteorite didn't kill man in India

NASA: Meteorite didn't kill man in India | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

Whatever is responsible for killing a man in India over the weekend is unlikely something from space, according to NASA.

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You realize what this means, don't you? That meteor was framed!

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Animal That Survives in Space Has Weird DNA

Animal That Survives in Space Has Weird DNA | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

Just one creature can live in space, and now scientists have found the tardigrade has the highest amount of foreign DNA in its genome.

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Not just weird DNA...

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A Dog, 8 Birds And A Hamster Are The Most Unusual Best Friends Ever

A Dog, 8 Birds And A Hamster Are The Most Unusual Best Friends Ever | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

Meet Bob, the friendly golden retriever. Bob lives in São Paulo, Brazil, along with his human and at least eight pet birds.

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Lauri was just talking with me about a recent PBS show she saw about inter-species friendship, and this fits right in with that.

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Brace Yourself for the Windows News of 2016

Brace Yourself for the Windows News of 2016 | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
What will 2016 bring for Windows users? We have compiled events that are certain, such as aggressive Windows 10 upgrade promotions closer to the summer. And we speculate what surprises Microsoft might have in store.
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Bet your butt they'll extend the free offer as long as the adoption rate is slowing.

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Computers will overtake us when they learn to love, says futurist Ray Kurzweil

Computers will overtake us when they learn to love, says futurist Ray Kurzweil | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil, celebrated inventor and futurist, says computers will match -- or even beat -- human intelligence when they possess emotions and a sense of humor.
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I kinda hope Kurzweil is wrong.
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The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking

The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Necessary cognitive fortification against propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood.
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Sagan still makes some headlines. It's nice.
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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working
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Well sure, it makes sense.
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The Chart of Cosmic Exploration Elegantly Details 56 Years of Human Adventures into Space

The Chart of Cosmic Exploration Elegantly Details 56 Years of Human Adventures into Space | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
We've long been fans of the data-rich illustrations produced by Pop Chart Lab, and this new print is no exception. The Chart of Cosmic Exploration documents every exploratory endeavor into space spanning Luna 2 in 1959 to DSCOVR in 2015.
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For all the markings of what we've done, the chart, to me, shows just how new a field of endeavor this really is.
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Mars Mission Buzzes Weird Moon Phobos : DNews

Mars Mission Buzzes Weird Moon Phobos : DNews | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
This eerie portrait of Mars' moon Phobos in ultraviolet light was snapped by the NASA orbiter MAVEN as their orbits crossed paths.
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Cool photo.
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Inside the Romanian village where people live like their ancestors

Inside the Romanian village where people live like their ancestors | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
These are the amazing images of a remote region hidden in the Romanian Transylvanian Alps where people live in a manner that their medieval ancestors would recognise.
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Romania is a very good place to find tradition.
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Tesla unveils designs for a plug-in hybrid mobile home, the Model H

Tesla unveils designs for a plug-in hybrid mobile home, the Model H | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The best designed products these days generally come with a hefty price point, and the Tesla brand epitomizes this.
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Nice. I'm just imagining that new home smell.
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The 'snow' moon is coming up and here's what you need to know

The 'snow' moon is coming up and here's what you need to know | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
This year, the snow moon will be visible at 1:20 p.m. EST Monday, and maintain its full appearance into the night.
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If you have clear skies, take a look.

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Thousands of penguins die after iceberg traps colony

Thousands of penguins die after iceberg traps colony | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

150,000 Adelie penguins have died after a massive iceberg ran aground in Antarctica.

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Poor guys. That's a lot of penguins to lose. :(

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Where space exploration is taking us in 2016

Where space exploration is taking us in 2016 | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

This year is shaping up as a bumper year in space with new missions ready to launch, deep space missions wrapping up, and commercial space going heavy.

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Good directions I hope.

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NASA: Planetary Defense Office to save Earth

NASA: Planetary Defense Office to save Earth | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

NASA has set up a Planetary Defense Coordination Office to detect potentially hazardous objects (PHOs).

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Objects like...Cylon-Borg alliance warships just biding their time?  ;-)

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How to Delete Your Microsoft Account & Create a Local Windows 10 Login

How to Delete Your Microsoft Account & Create a Local Windows 10 Login | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
When you access Windows 10 with a Microsoft Account, you can store data in the cloud and sync it across devices. Does this sound concerning? We show you how to switch to a local account.
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It's nice to have the option.

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