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Scientists Struggle To Explain These Bizarre Martian Plumes

Astronomers have been unable to explain the sudden but fleeting appearance of massive plumes high up in the Martian atmosphere. Rising to altitudes of over 155 miles (250 km), these hazy structures are forcing scientists to re-evaluate what they know about the Martian atmosphere

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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night (for This Anti-Piracy Dolphin)

In this spectacular and dramatic long-exposure night shot you can see a Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin helicopter—Dolphin, to its friends—being towed into its hangar aboard Ventôse, a light monitoring frigate of the French Marine Nationale.

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Hunting a Silent Killer: How to Cure Hepatitis C in the Undiagnosed

Hepatitis C has a cure, but how do we find those who need it? Patrick Strudwick reports on one attempt to identify some of the estimated 100,000 undiagnosed people in the UK. Read more...

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Pebble updates with Android Wear, Google Fit

This week Pebble is taking on Google's wearable universe by updating with PlexFit and Android Wear notifications. To gain access to Google Fit - a Google-made and Google-handled fitness system for Android devices - Pebble now works with the PlexFit app. To take on Android Wear, Pebble's latest update integrates Android Wear notifications right at the source.

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Strange New Land Is Growing Along Louisiana’s Disappearing Coastline 

Louisiana's wetlands are famously disappearing, thanks to a century of dredging and drilling in the Mississippi River. A football field-sized swath of land falls into the ocean every hour. But along on small part of the coastline, the land is actually growing

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We’re Dumping Way More Plastic Into the Ocean Than We Thought

Garbage in the ocean is a big problem, but until now we didn't know how big . A study published today in Science drops a rough but still astounding estimate: 8 million metric tons per year. That's 20 to 2000 times more than what experts had estimated.

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How "Clean" Was Sold to America 

T he average American's daily hygiene ritual would have seemed unusual—nay, obsessive— to our forebears a hundred years ago. From mouthwash to deodorant, so many of our hygiene products were invented in the past century and so too, you could say, the necessity for them.

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Watch How a Real Kidney Grows From Cells Into an Organ

We all grow from small bunch of cells into fully-fledged adults, but rarely do we get to see the process in action. In this video, researchers have peered into a mouse kidney, to watch how cells branch out to form the organ's internal pipework

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What It’s Like To Lie In Bed For 70 Days (For Science)

Welcome to Reading List , your one-stop shop for the great tech reads around the web.

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Samsung’s SmartTV Privacy Policy Raises Accusations of Digital Spying

It all started with a small, tucked away sentence in Samsung's SmartTV security policy. The head-scratching string of words was pointed out by a Redditor on Thursday and has since sent websites and experts in debate over smart TV privacy, with opinions ranging from "so what" to quoted text from 1984. Read more...

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