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Sudden Outbreak Of Measles Erupts Fifteen Years After Autism Panic

Sudden Outbreak Of Measles Erupts Fifteen Years After Autism Panic

Lately, a Welsh newspaper has been pinpointed by the Wall Street Journal over a huge rise in measles cases in the Swansea area this year – 15 years after stories about the anti-measles MMR vaccine possibly causing autism were publicized in the paper.

By On July 22, 2013 1 Response
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Drone Hunting Licenses In Deer Trail, Colorado – More Publicity Stunt Than Paranoia

Drone Hunting Licenses In Deer Trail, Colorado – More Publicity Stunt Than Paranoia

While the fear of being constantly watched by Big Brother isn’t anything new, nor are the methods taken to prevent such shady surveillance. But when one little town in the state of Colorado plans to hand out Drone Hunting licenses, one wonders whether paranoia has been taken too far.

By On July 21, 2013 Respond
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Do Dogs See And Understand What’s Happening On TV?

Do Dogs See And Understand What’s Happening On TV?

We often find that when we watch TV, our pet animals for example dog is also watching TV with us. For you case, you can see and understand what’s happening on TV, but can dogs actually see and understand what’s happening on TV?

By On July 17, 2013 Respond
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MLB Boss Never Sent An Email, But Uses An iPhone

MLB Boss Never Sent An Email, But Uses An iPhone

Baseball is one of those games which are notorious for their reliance on old traditions and customs. Although technology has come to play a very significant role in most games, it still has limited relevance in baseball. Not surprisingly, the Major League Baseball Commissioner has now stated that he has never sent an email, although he has purchased an iPhone now.

By On July 17, 2013 Respond
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Solar Powered Plane Solar Impulse Finishes Final Leg Of Flight At New York City

Solar Powered Plane Solar Impulse Finishes Final Leg Of Flight At New York City

Saturday morning just before 5 a.m, solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse lifted off from Washington, D.C. in the final leg of its significant cross-country flight to New York City. After a transcontinental trip across the United States, finally the aircraft smoothly landed at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport at 11:09 p.m.

By On July 7, 2013 Respond
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Rescheduled Flight Saves Sheryl Sandberg From Plane Crash

Rescheduled Flight Saves Sheryl Sandberg From Plane Crash

An Asiana Airlines flight crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport yesterday. As a result of the crash-landing, two passengers have been reported dead whereas another 181 are injured. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg was due to take the same plane but by chance, switched to a United flight.

By On July 7, 2013 Respond
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Meet The Man Who Surgically Implanted Earphones In Ear

Meet The Man Who Surgically Implanted Earphones In Ear

Earphones are so small that anytime they can be lost so easily. But a 34-year-old man named Rich Lee decided to implant earphones literally in ears so that they never get lost. Surprisingly he really did that.

By On June 29, 2013 Respond
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Woman Consumes Cola Instead Of Water For 16 Straight Years

Woman Consumes Cola Instead Of Water For 16 Straight Years

Doctors usually warn against cola drinks since they contain high sugar content and are prone to cause many health problems. However, discarding all such untoward opinions, a 31-year old woman in Monaco consumed cola, in place of water, for 16 continuous years. Predictably, she had to be hospitalized to save her life.

By On June 27, 2013 1 Response
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Study: People Are Mean To Their Unattractive Co-Workers In Office

Study: People Are Mean To Their Unattractive Co-Workers In Office

In office, a person should be identified by his/her work, not by his/her looks. But does this really really happen in every offices? Does a human looks have more impact upon other people than his/her work in office? Well a study has found that people who are considered unattractive are more likely to be belittled and bullied in the workplace.

By On June 20, 2013 1 Response
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Educators Aren’t Smart Enough With Their Smart Devices, Report Says

Educators Aren’t Smart Enough With Their Smart Devices, Report Says

U.S. schools aren’t smart enough in utilizing their smart devices, according to a report by Center for American Progress. Although schools spend a lot of money to acquire digital devices, they aren’t checking the return-on-investment they’re getting.

By On June 15, 2013 Respond
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Water Discus: A UFO Shaped Partially Underwater Hotel

Water Discus: A UFO Shaped Partially Underwater Hotel

Earlier we reported that Apple plans to make a spaceship-like campus. And now a Polish architectural and deep-sea engineering company Deep Ocean Technology has inked a deal with Ridgewood Hotels and Suites Pvt. Ltd. to build a UFO-shaped partially underwater hotel named “Water Discus” in the Maldives.

By On June 14, 2013 Respond
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Watch How An Entire Bridge Was Moved In Portland

Watch How An Entire Bridge Was Moved In Portland

The 1971 feet (601 m) long and 75 feet (23 m) wide Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, was built in 1925. Due to cracks on the bridge and public safety issue, engineers decided to repair the 1,100-foot, 3,400-ton truss of that bridge. To do so, they had to move that portion. Recently, engineers have moved the entire bridge without cracking it.

By On June 12, 2013 Respond
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Plan To Build World’s Tallest Building In 90 Days Got A Nod

Plan To Build World’s Tallest Building In 90 Days Got A Nod

At present, world’s tallest building is Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Engineers took five years to complete this 2,722 feet (829 m) high building. Last year, Chinese construction firm Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) announced that it wants to build the world’s tallest skyscraper Sky City (天空城市) within three months or 90 days. Finally, the company has the green light from authorities.

By On June 10, 2013 1 Response
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Julian Assange Unmasks Eric Schmidt’s Evil Plans

Julian Assange Unmasks Eric Schmidt’s Evil Plans

Google’s chairman, Eric Schmidt, recently penned down a new book ‘The New Digital Age’, together with Jared Cohen. In the book, Schmidt explores the future of technology and the uses it can be put to. The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has now slammed the book, calling it somewhat of a propaganda tool for the U.S. government.

By On June 4, 2013 1 Response
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Barcelona Space Hotel To Be The World’s First Zero Gravity Spa

Barcelona Space Hotel To Be The World’s First Zero Gravity Spa

Barcelona is renowned for its world heritage sites. Thousands of tourists visit each each to see these world heritage sites. Recently, US-based company Mobilona Space Hotels has unveiled its plans for the “world’s first zero gravity spa” in Barcelona Island. The company thinks, this Space Hotel will be another world heritage site and this hotel will increase the number of tourists a lot.

By On May 27, 2013 1 Response
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