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6-Week Old Baby is California’s Tenth Whooping Cough Fatality

Whooping cough (pertussis) has claimed its tenth victim this year in California – all ten fatalities were babies. It is predicted that continued occurrences will break the state’s record on the number of deaths from pertussis. The highest record for the disease was in 1950 where 6,613 cases were reported. This year 5,978 cases have… Keep Reading

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Astronomers Discover Oldest Galaxy

The oldest existing galaxy that’s visible from Earth has now been discovered. Astronomers were able to identify the galaxy as having formed 600 million years after the Big Bang. Journal Nature published in a scientific report Wednesday that astronomers first discovered what they thought was a minute smudge on an image. It was then determined… Keep Reading

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Barnes & Noble Releases NOOKcolor Reading Tablet

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced the launch of NOOKcolor by Barnes & Noble, the ultimate reading experience – the first full-color touch Reader’s Tablet that delivers digital books, magazines, newspapers and children’s books in immersive, gorgeous color, and all in one beautiful, thin and highly portable device. NOOKcolor… Keep Reading

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Research: Gene Therapy to Treat Depression

According to recent findings in Science Translational Medicine, gene therapy may be able to cure depression by targeting a region in the brain that suffers from lack of a critical protein. Weill Cornell Medical College researcher Michael Kaplitt discovered that scarcity of p11 in the nucleus accumbens region of the brain causes depression. This region… Keep Reading

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New App Provides Virtual Boxing Coach

Today GAMMEK LLC of Baltimore, Maryland announced the release of their latest fitness app, MyBoxing™ Pro Trainer, the first and only iPhone® fitness app to include a virtual boxing coach. The boxing app combines a round timer that plays the sounds of the round bell, call outs of boxing combinations and motivational phrases, while simultaneously… Keep Reading

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Canada Claims Google Street View Violated Privacy Law

According to Canadian authorities, Google is guilty of committing privacy violations by using their Street View vehicles to capture live visuals and relaying data through a variety of Wi-Fi networks. Street View is the popular feature by Google that allows users to navigate through maps and get updated images of streets all around the globe.… Keep Reading

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Study: Over 2 Billion People Online by 2011

According to a recent study by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), by the end of this year there will be more than two billion people the world over who have access to the Internet – going online to browse the world wide web, exchange email, and engage in social media. Considering the current size of… Keep Reading

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Treadmill Desk a Potential Tool to Prevent Diabetes

While Americans rate the economy and terrorism as their top two fears a much greater threat to the health and security of our nation, measured in lives lost and economic costs, silently looms in the background: sedentary diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A study released today by the Centers for Disease Control… Keep Reading

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Obama to Appear on Mythbusters, Promote Science to Youth

U.S. President Barack Obama publicly announced his future appearance on Discovery Channel’s science television program “Mythbusters”. The announcement came as a part of his office’s bid to advocate the fields of science and technology, mathematics and engineering, amidst fears of a dwindling economy due to inadequacy of formal education in these subjects.  The president’s television… Keep Reading

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Smartphone App Can Rate Beauty

Tav Shande today announced an Android version of Vanity(TM) 2.0, the world’s first face-Rating App for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The innovative mathematical tool for measuring the attractiveness of any human face can now be enjoyed by millions of Android and iPhone users. The update to the popular app is now available on… Keep Reading

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