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  • Germs.jpg Severe strain of childhood virus emerges

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that an unusual version of the common hand, foot and mouth disease has hit the country, with more severe fevers and rashes, some leading to hospitalization for dehydration and pain.

    September 19, 2012 1 Photo

  • WOLVES161.jpg Resurgent wolves are again fair game

    Most wolves in the continental United States soon will be off federal assistance.

    September 19, 2012 1 Photo

  • NASA fellowships awarded to 12 ECU students NASA fellowships awarded to 12 ECU students

     

    Twelve East Central University students were awarded funding under the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program for the 2012-2013 academic year.

     

    September 19, 2012 1 Photo

  • DRONE101.jpg Drones are being used to track wildlife and storms

    On a clear morning in early summer, John Langford and a test pilot climbed into a twin-engine plane at Manassas (Va.) Airport. The pilot taxied down the runway, lifted off and headed west. As soon as the plane reached cruising altitude, Langford, sitting in the back seat, pushed a button, and a robot pilot took over from the human one.

    September 14, 2012 1 Photo

  • facebook.png Facebook friends' voting has impact on Election Day turnout, study finds

    One message sent to 60 million Facebook users on Election Day 2010 got at least 300,000 additional people to vote, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature magazine.

    September 14, 2012 1 Photo

  • 103994_9297.jpg No surprise to find kids wading Into digital swamp

    No parent should be shocked that five high school football players hired prostitutes while on a road trip to North Carolina last week. What's new in this old-as-time story is that today, thanks to smartphones and the nearly complete submersion of the sex trade into the digital swamp, ordering three prostitutes to your hotel room is as easy as ordering a pizza.

    September 14, 2012 1 Photo

  • Slate: Amazon makes everything better

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took the stage at a large airplane hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., this week and presented a dazzling, methodical, hourlong disquisition on the state of the technology business. He began by explaining why most of the iPad's competitors have failed: "They're gadgets," he said, "and people don't want gadgets anymore. They want services that improve over time."

    September 8, 2012

  • mosquito-bite-skin.jpg West Nile virus cases accelerating in U.S.

    The number of West Nile virus cases reported in the United States through early September is the highest year-to-date total since the mosquito-borne disease was first detected in this country in 1999, federal officials said Wednesday. The number of fatalities had jumped by nearly a third from the previous week, they said.

    September 8, 2012 2 Photos

  • youtube-video-iphone.jpg Parents, some videos aren't meant to go viral

    What you post on the Internet stays there, if not forever then at least for a very long time. So what may seem like a moment of merriment can turn out to be an embarrassment that hangs around far longer than you ever imagined.

    September 8, 2012 1 Photo

  • beer.jpg Drinking too much? Blame your glass

    Before you down that pint, check the shape of your glass -- you might be drinking more beer than you realize. According to a new study of British beer drinkers, an optical illusion caused by the shape of a curved glass can dramatically increase the speed at which we swill.

    September 5, 2012 1 Photo

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