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  1. National Briefs: Climate satellite is launchedRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

    An unmanned Delta 2 rocket lifted off from California on Saturday carrying a NASA satellite to measure moisture in the top layer of the Earth's soil, data to be used in weather-forecasting and tracking of global climate change. Soil moisture is a variable that binds together all of the planet's environmental systems, scientists say.

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  2. Scientist considered father of birth control pill diesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

    Djerrasi died of complications of cancer Friday in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91. Djerassi, a professor emeritus of chemistry at Stanford, was most famous for leading a research team in Mexico City that in 1951 developed norethindrone, a synthetic molecule that became a key component of the first birth control pill.

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  3. NASA launches Earth-observing satelliteRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts.

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  4. Drugstores now among top grocery retailersRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

    North Jersey's traditional supermarkets, already battling competition from discounters such as Walmart and Target, as well as new arrivals like Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Fairway, have some new rivals nibbling at their sales - drugstores and online retailers. Drugstore chains and e-commerce giant Amazon are taking a big enough bite out of traditional grocery sales to be included on an annual industry list of the top supermarket retailers in the United States and Canada.

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  5. Astronomy: Orion defines winter's nightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | LongmontFYI

    The Orion Nebula is an intensively creative and destructive region of hot gasses and dust clouds 1,500 light-years away, the nearest star-forming region to earth.

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  6. Behind the scenes and long agoRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Concord Monitor

    In the case of earmuffs, it also shows how a story can be reshaped over time. Chester Greenwood has been cited widely as the inventor of earmuffs.

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  7. Jesus Fucking Christ, iTunes.Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | Jwz

    Are there any tools that will let me diddle the phone to turn Other back into Audio without deleting and re-syncing it all? Failing that, I am now accepting suggestions for ways to sync MP3 files from a Mac to an iPhone without going through iTunes or iCloud or any other cloud service, and without jailbreaking.

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  8. Purdy: After past rejections former Raiders and 49ers greats Brown and Haley get call to HallRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    Tim Brown sat in his hotel room here Saturday afternoon, waiting for a phone call to tell him if he'd finally be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It was good news.

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  9. Columbia DisasterRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Columbia , which had made the shuttle program's first flight into space in 1981, lifted off for its 28th mission, STS-107, on Jan. 16, 2003. STS-107 was a flight dedicated to various experiments that required a in a launch accident on Jan. 28, 1986.

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  10. NASA's third try launches satelliteRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Amid growing concern about global weather patterns, a rocket roared into space Saturday carrying a NASA satellite that will give scientists new tools to forecast weather, track drought and monitor climate change. The liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California was the third attempt to launch the craft.

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  11. Oil Workers Issue Strike Notices After Rejecting 4 OffersRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The United Steelworkers union, representing workers at about two-thirds of U.S. oil refineries, is issuing strike notices after rejecting a fourth contract proposed by Royal Dutch Shell Plc on behalf of energy companies. The steelworkers' national agreement with Shell, Exxon Mobil Corp. and other refiners expires Sunday.

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  12. I/O, I/O how well do you know about good or bad server and storage I/Os?Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    If no IO operation is the best IO, then the second best IO is the one that can be done as close to the application and processor as possible with the best locality of reference . It's the one that can be done in less time or at least cost or effect to the requesting application, which means moving further down the memory and storage stack.

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  13. The tell-tale signs of a galactic mergerRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    NGC 7714 is a spiral galaxy 100 million light-years from Earth -- a relatively close neighbour in cosmic terms. The galaxy has witnessed some violent and dramatic events in its recent past.

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  14. Could a new proposed particle help to detect dark matter?Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    Researchers at the University of Southampton have proposed a new fundamental particle which could explain why no one has managed to detect 'Dark Matter', the elusive missing 85 per cent of the Universe's mass. Dark Matter is thought to exist because of its gravitational effects on stars and galaxies, gravitational lensing around these, and through its imprint on the Cosmic Microwave Background .

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  15. CAT scan of nearby supernova remnant reveals frothy interiorRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    This composite image shows two perspectives of a three-dimensional reconstruction of the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant. This new 3-D map provides the first detailed look at the distribution of stellar debris following a supernova explosion.

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  16. NASA Launches Groundbreaking Soil Moisture Mapping SatelliteRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    "The launch of SMAP completes an ambitious 11-month period for NASA that has seen the launch of five new Earth-observing space missions to help us better understand our changing planet," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. "Scientists and policymakers will use SMAP data to track water movement around our planet and make more informed decisions in critical areas like agriculture and water resources."

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  17. Sundance doc examines real-life Close EncounterRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    Earth authorities are completely unprepared for the arrival of alien visitors and worried humans should ready themselves by watching a groundbreaking documentary, the film's director boasts. Danish director Michael Madsen takes a tough line promoting "The Visit", which is subtitled "An Alien Encounter" and competing in the World Documentary category at the Sundance Film Festival.

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  18. Breakthrough promises secure communications and faster computersRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    Drawing of the silicon ring resonator with its access waveguide. The green wave at the input represents the laser pump, the red and blue wavepackets at the output represent the generated photon pairs, and the infinity symbol linking the two outputs indicates the entanglement between the pair of photons.

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  19. JavaScript REPL for Windows: Part1-Motivation, Choices and First StepsRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Code Project

    I earn a living writing C++ code. Code that twiddles pixels, mostly, and, while I write the occasional web app page, I am not a web application developer.

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  20. Particle may explain matter mysteryRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | South Wales Guardian

    A completely new type of fundamental particle may explain the mystery of "dark matter", the missing material that makes up more than 80% of the universe's mass, according to British scientists. Researchers at the University of Southampton believe the nature of their hypothetical particle may be the reason why no-one has yet managed to detect dark matter directly.

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