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Stealthy “superbugs” that cause dangerous infections are one of the world’s biggest public health concerns. Yet these antibiotic-resistant microbes, which are spreading fast in hospitals, aren’t a new phenomenon. Today’s “enterococci” superbugs likely arose from ancestors dating back 450 million years ago, according to a new study in the journal Cell. That’s around the time […]

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If you happen to find yourself on Jupiter’s moon Io, you could be in for some trouble.  The moon is thought to be the most volcanic place in the solar system, with hundreds of volcanoes dotting its surface and lava spewing all over the moon.  And now, scientists think they’ve spotted waves of lava moving […]

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Donald Trump is winning again! Congrats, Mr. President!  Trump’s latest victory came out of a recent poll conducted by Suffolk University, which determined the U.S. president is MORE unpopular in France than his BFF, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tremendous win here for Trump! Beautiful victory. Really good stuff. SEE ALSO: Poll asks Americans what they […]

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Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline warned this would happen. They probably didn’t expect it to come so soon, however. The newly completed conduit, which cuts across a reservoir relied on by members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, leaked 84 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota in early April, recent media reports indicate. […]

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If scientists are to be believed, a new, recently-discovered dinosaur bares a strong resemblance to the demigod known as “Zuul” from the 1984 film Ghostbusters. This is really all the confirmation I need in order to label Ghostbusters as a documentary.  In fact, the resemblance is so uncanny that scientists from the Royal Ontario Museum […]

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The first thing you see at this house is a huge yellow banner with the Chinese character for “slow.” That’s because 48 cars and trucks barrelled into the family’s front yard last year alone. SEE ALSO: Tesla’s going to record video of your drives to perfect its Autopilot system According to a report by the […]

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When she was younger, 27-year-old Q May Chen always dreamt of what her wedding photoshoot would look like. But she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer before she could find a partner with whom to make that dream a reality. SEE ALSO: Her father refused to, so woman’s boss walks her down the aisle […]

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When many people think of President Donald Trump, the first word that comes to mind is “idiot.”  No,  that’s not us calling the president names — that’s the very real result of a recent Quinnipiac poll that asked what people think of Donald Trump. SEE ALSO: The internet has a few incredibly depressing candidates to […]

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Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, captures the imagination.  The distant world plays host to lakes of liquid methane and ethane that look like they could be a nice spot for an alien yachting expedition, dunes of hydrocarbons, and clouds that sometimes rain methane down onto the surface of the world, feeding its lakes. Long story short, […]

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A new collection of beautiful online Mother’s Day cards encourages everyone to celebrate the diversity of motherhood this year. As part of the sixth annual Mamas Day campaign, queer and transgender artists of color have joined together to create free e-cards celebrating immigrant and Muslim moms. The initiative, first launched in 2011 by Oakland-based multi-racial […]

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President Donald Trump can’t seem to make up his mind about whether to keep the U.S. in the landmark Paris Climate Agreement or pull out of the pact altogether, but there are signs he is getting advice from across the ideological spectrum.  According to a source close to Gore, the president and the Nobel Prize-winning […]

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Life on Earth might have started billions of years ago on land, not in the sea, according to a new study.   A group of researchers found that the red rocks of the Pilbarra in Western Australia contain terrestrial hot spring deposits, and in them, the earliest known remnants of life on land.  SEE ALSO: […]

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Getting fired sucks. Learning about it on TV while talking to your employees? Even worse. Turns out FBI Director James Comey  “learned from news reports that he had been fired while addressing bureau employees in Los Angeles,” according to the New York Times.  “While Mr. Comey spoke, television screens in the background began flashing the […]

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