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Is Modern Technology Making Us Fat?

It’s no secret that a sedentary lifestyle promotes obesity, but a new study by the Milken Institute in California confirms the negative impact of TVs and computers while adding a frightening statistic — for every 10 percent increase a country spends on technology, that country’s obesity rate climbs.

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Botox Helps Stroke Victims? Who Knew?

It's true.  Botox does a lot more than just smooth out facial wrinkles and make you look younger.  Doctors at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research in Houston are using Botox to help stroke victims regain control of their hands and arms.

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Night Vision Camera App Amazingly Lets You Take Pictures in the Dark

So, now not only can you be a night owl, you can record what you see as well.

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High School Senior Combats Bullying With ‘Good News Only’ Twitter

Kevin Curwick is a senior at Osseo High School in Osseo, MN. He’s also the captain of the school’s football team — which makes him an unlikely candidate for cyberbullying.

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National Museums of Kenya
National Museums of Kenya
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Did Scientists Discover a New Human Species?

The cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ aside, there’s pretty much only one kind of human being these days — but according to a new scientific discovery, it may not have always been that way.

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NASA JPL
NASA JPL
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Check Out an Amazing Panoramic Photo of Mars

The internet has been having a lot of fun with the Mars Curiosity Rover landing. There were a whole bunch of memes. And, of course, there’s mohawk guy Bobak Ferdowsi, who’s successfully bridged the gap between geek and punk.

But the real fun is going to begin when we start to getting hold of more of the photos and videos Curiosity is going to beam back to earth.

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Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space, Dead at 61

Sally Ride, the first American woman to go into space, has died. Ride, 61, passed away peacefully at her home in La Jolla, CA. on Monday, July 23 after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Scientists Discover New Planet That’s Even Smaller Than Earth [VIDEO]

Since 1995, scientists have confirmed the existence of more than 700 so-called exoplanets, but most of them have been massive. Now, though, they’ve found a new one — and it’s even smaller than Earth.

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