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Women members of the Kaspersky Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition, on ski trek to the South Pole, at a base camp in Patriot Hills, Antarctica. (AP Photo)

Shutdown heads south as Antarctic stations shuttered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shutdown is reaching all the way down to the South Pole. The National Science Foundation announced Tuesday that it is putting its three Antarctic scientific stations in deep freeze […]


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Survey: Americans felt more secure in jobs in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) – A long-standing public opinion poll finds that confidence about job security and availability grew in the U.S. last year. The 2012 General Social Survey finds that confidence in the U.S. job market has rebounded to roughly a normal level from its record low after the Great Recession.


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Obama proposes $100M for brain mapping project

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress to spend $100 million next year on a new project to map the human brain in hopes of eventually finding cures for disorders like Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and traumatic injuries.


Movie audience wears 3D glasses. (AP Photo)

Future science: Using 3-D worlds to visualize data

CHICAGO (AP) — Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing science fiction closer to reality with a wraparound virtual world.


The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

Eye implant can restore some vision in rare cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patients who have lost their sight due to a rare disorder may be able to regain some vision using a new implantable device that takes the place of damaged cells inside the eye.


New earthquake study

LA JOLLA (CNS) – Scientists have discovered the mechanism in fault lines that can increase the magnitude of earthquakes, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography announced today. The study, to be published in Thursday’s edition of […]



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