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This week Saturn is in opposition, which means that it is directly opposite the sun in the our sky, and the closest it will be to the Earth this year. 
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According to a new study, most of us think men dressed in red look more aggressive, dominant and angry than if they were clad in gray or blue.
Heads up, men: Pulling on a bright red shirt in the morning may change the way ;people perceive ;you throughout the day.
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Three children between the ages of 3 months and 16 months participated in a pilot trial of the device, described Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Prior to the surgery they had spent much of their lives in intensive care, where they needed to be on ventilators full-time to prevent death.

But after surgeons inserted the small white device around their narrow airways about as thick as a piece of pencil lead, all three showed rapid recovery.
Doctors ;at the University of Michigan have created the first 3-D printed device that can grow with an infant and disintegrate inside the body when no longer needed.
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The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight, and you can watch it live, right here.
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The good news is that saving water does not have to be difficult or expensive -- and even if you are renting, you can start right now.

What follows is a short list of the most effective actions U.S. households can take to curb indoor water use. The list was published last summer in the journal Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development. 
You are freaking out about this drought, and you want to do something, anything, to conserve water. ;But where to start?
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After two years of hard and often frustrating work, Erik Sorto is able to use his thoughts to control a robotic arm. And he is able to do this with enough dexterity that he can now tell the arm to pick up a bottle of beer, bring it to his mouth, hold it there while he sips from a straw and set it down when he is done.
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In a paper published Monday in Annals of Family Medicine, researchers report that 54% of people who said they restricted their drug use to Friday night, Saturday or Sunday admitted to using drugs on other days of the week as well, when questioned again in six months.
Beware, weekend ragers: ;A new study suggests that people who use drugs only on the weekends frequently begin using them on ;weekdays too.
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Check out the best images yet of the dwarf planet Pluto.
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The newly described Chilesaurus diegosuarezi was an ostrich-size dinosaur that walked upright like a Tyrannosaurus rex but had the teeth of a more primitive long-necked plant eater. 

Spinosaurus: A huge predatory dinosaur, built to swim
Spinosaurus: A huge predatory dinosaur, built to swim
"The interesting thing about this dinosaur is that different parts of it look very similar to unrelated dinosaurs," said Martin Ezcurra, a researcher at the University of Birmingham, England, who helped describe the animal Monday in the journal Nature. "It is like a combination of different dinosaurs in a single species."
Paleontologists have unearthed a strange new species of dinosaur that is unlike anything they have seen before.
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The ability of a hyper-sensitive clock to determine small differences in altitude is based on Einstein's prediction that the farther one gets from the center of an attractor (like Earth), the faster time moves. 
Scientists have created an atomic clock that is so precise that it ;can detect tiny ;changes in the speed of its ticks depending on whether it is 2 centimeters closer or farther ;from the center of Earth. ;
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Other way, Mass speeds the electrons. the twins, one who stayed on earth became older than the one who traveled.  yeah confusing. 

At the quantum level time at the 10th floor is slower than the 9th floor. 
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The mission has gone according to plan so far, but NASA officials said hazards could emerge as the spacecraft plunges deeper into the Pluto system.

"This is no simple flyby," Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA said during a panel discussion in Washington "We are flying into the unknown."
After a journey of 9.5 years across 3 billion miles of space, NASA 's New Horizons spacecraft is about three months away from its closest approach to the dwarf planet Pluto.
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    Science Reporter, 2013 - present
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    Tech Reporter, 2011 - 2013
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Deborah Netburn is a science reporter at the Los Angeles Times. 
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  • Wesleyan University
    Religion, 1995 - 1999