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Photo by Flickr user Keith Allison With the kickoff of NFL’s regular season less than three weeks away, CBS Sports’ lead analyst and former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms announced on Monday that he is considering calling the Washington...
Photo by Flickr user Andy Melton Finnish-based mobile technology giant Nokia and researchers at Queen Mary University of London are dreaming up a way to turn ambient noise into a power source for the cellphones of tomorrow. In a press release...
MONROVIA, LIBERIA – AUGUST 16: A family (C), leaves an Ebola isolation center after a mob forced open the gates of the facility in the West Point slum on August 16, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. A crowd of several hundred people, chanting,...
The sooner kids stop counting on their fingers, the better they are at math later in life. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine found that when kids begin processing mental math, the brain reorganizes itself to use its short-term...
Listen to Dan Chiasson read “The Flume” from his new collection “Bicentennial.” The Flume Here we go up again, up again, the mountain The men who have assembled it for years Assembled yesterday, so that you and I Headed who...
Venom from scorpions has been found to be effective in fighting cancerous tumors. Photo by Wikimedia user JAdams1776 When honeybees and scorpions sting, it is usually an act of defense — a painful one at that, thanks to the venom injected...