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Secret Service To Fly Drones Over Washington, D.C.

By, Jackie Northman, National Public Radio Tourists may soon have a new attraction to look at when they visit the nation’s capital. The U.S. Secret Service says it will begin flying drones over Washington, D.C., in the near future. The decision comes just weeks after a small unmanned — and unarmed — drone landed on White House property. In late …

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Carnivorous Bladderwort Plant Has More Genes Then DNA

By, Catherine Griffin, Science World Report A certain carnivorous plant may seem complex, but it has a tiny genome. The carnivorous bladderwort lives in an aquatic environment, has no recognizable roots, has floating, thread-like branches and miniature vacuum pressure traps to capture prey, and now scientists are taking a closer look at its genetic makeup. While the bladderwort may have …

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Corals in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Eat Plastic

By, Catherine Griffin, Science World Report ]It turns out that corals are making use of the plastic in our oceans-sort of. Scientists have found that corals commonly found on the Great Barrier Reef are actually eating plastic. In this case, the corals are consuming microplastics, which are tiny fragments of plastic in the environment that are a widespread contaminant in …

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Heart Attack Symptoms Not Be Noticed In Young Women

By, Kathleen Lees,  Science World Report Heart attacks are typically more common in older individuals, but it can happen in younger people, too. A new study conducted by Harvard researchers shows that younger women are far more likely to ignore warning signs than other groups. For the study, researchers studied young women between the ages of 30 and 55 who …

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Florida police officer suspended after slapping homeless man

By, Louise Turner, Your News Wire A police officer in Fort Lauderdale was suspended after a YouTube video showed him slapping a homeless man. The Fort Lauderdale Police Department launched an internal investigation following the emergence of the video. Police Officer Victor Ramirez has now been suspended with pay and may face criminal charges. The incident occurred lace at the …

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New Technology Will Triple Smartphone Battery Life

By, Jay McGregor, Forbes The brilliance, power and sheer innovative genius of your smartphone is always balanced by the terrorising and ever present ‘low battery’ sound. At every smartphone launch, every time I get my hands on a new handset, my childlike awe is immediately tempered by the crushing reality of how much power the new gimmicks will drain. Battery …

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Diet May Be As Important To Mental Health As It Is To Physical Health

By, Carolyn Gregoir, Huffington Post We know that food affects the body — but could it just as powerfully impact the mind? While the role of diet and nutrition in our physical health is undeniable, the influence of dietary factors on mental health has been less considered. That may be starting to change. For the first time, a report by …

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Behind New Dietary Guidelines, Better Science

By, Aaron E. Carroll. The New York Times For decades, many dietary recommendations have revolved around consuming a low percentage of your daily calories from fat. It has been widely thought that doing so would reduce your chance of having coronary heart disease. Most of the evidence for that recommendation has come from epidemiologic studies, which can be flawed. Use …

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Venezuelan 14-Year-Old Shot Dead During Anti-Government Protest

By, The Guardian A 14-year old Venezuelan schoolboy has died after being shot in the head during an anti-government protest in the country’s restive western region. Preliminary investigations suggest the boy, named variously as Kluiverth or Kluiver Roa, was injured during a confrontation between police and protesters in the city, and died on the way to the hospital, according to …

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Video Shows Police Brutality On A Terminally Ill Man In Front Young Children

By, Matt Agoris, The Free Thought Project Morgantown, WV — A kind-hearted woman with a cellphone captured the horrific scene of a man choking on his own blood, in front of his children, while pinned under three cops. According to police they were responding to a report of child abuse. Police say when they approached Jeffery Bane, 39, that he …