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Motorcycles Can Now Run Problematic Red Lights In Kentucky

Wed, 2015-07-15 08:39

A new law that takes effect today was prompted by motorcycles' inability to trigger sensors at traffic signals, forcing them to wait long periods at red lights.

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3 Emerging Themes From #RaceOnTech

Wed, 2015-07-15 06:46

This week, our #RaceOnTech discussion has turned up some common themes regarding diversity in the science and technology fields: the role of identity, the the wealth gap and the importance of mentors.

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Malware And Hacking Forum Darkode Is Shut Down; Dozens Arrested

Wed, 2015-07-15 06:43

Investigators say that while the forum's existence was widely known, they hadn't been able to penetrate it until recently, through an undercover operation.

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States Make Laws To Protect Patients From Hidden Medical Bills

Wed, 2015-07-15 06:19

Too many patients only learn after they get the bill that their insurer won't cover some medical services provided in the hospital. New laws in several states aim to stop those nasty surprises.

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Solar Airplane's Round-The-World Trip Is Halted Until 2016

Wed, 2015-07-15 05:58

Battery problems on the Solar Impulse, the airplane that's been flying around the world using only the sun's-power, have grounded it until next spring.

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The Iranian Nuclear Deal: What Happens Next?

Wed, 2015-07-15 05:53

The nuclear negotiations were complicated. Tuesday's deal has created a whole new set of issues that will require Iran to scale back its program and the international community to ease sanctions.

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Twitter Campaign Shows A Rosier Side Of Africa

Wed, 2015-07-15 05:21

The media often depicts it as a land of suffering souls. Now a group of young Africans are using the hashtag #The AfricaThe MediaNeverShowsYou to share "amazing people" and "amazing places."

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When To Start Taking A Cholesterol Pill? The Decision Is Yours

Wed, 2015-07-15 04:51

The latest cholesterol guideline identifies more people as candidates for treatment with statins. But the decision about taking a daily pill to reduce heart disease risk is more personal than ever.

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WATCH: Surveillance Video Shows 'El Chapo's' Escape

Wed, 2015-07-15 04:49

The video shows Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán walking around his cell and eventually dipping below a wall in his shower. That was the last time guards saw the notorious drug lord.

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Biohackers Aim To Make Homebrew Insulin, But Don't Try It Yet

Wed, 2015-07-15 03:33

Insulin can be expensive even with insurance, and millions of people need it to stay alive. Proponents of the biohacking movement say it should be possible to make it safely and cheaply.

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Netanyahu: 'This Deal Gives Iran A Path To A Nuclear Arsenal'

Wed, 2015-07-15 03:10

In an interview with NPR, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the nuclear deal reached with Iran will allow it to attain a nuclear bomb even if Iran complies with the terms.

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Hey Yogurt-Maker, Where'd You Get Those Microbes?

Wed, 2015-07-15 01:08

Making yogurt requires bacteria — but which strains of bacteria? There are dozens to choose from, and that choice affects yogurt's tartness and texture.

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Top Official Says Inside Help Was Likely In 'El Chapo' Escape

Wed, 2015-07-15 01:08

U.S. authorities had wanted Joaquin Guzman extradited, in part over fears that he would get out again. Mexican authorities refused. His escape likely will deepen distrust between the countries.

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American League Wins All-Star Game, World Series Home-Field Advantage

Tue, 2015-07-14 20:32

The American League beat the National League 6-3 Tuesday night in a game that started with a homer right off the bat.

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The 'Immortal' Homemade Yogurt That Traveled 'Round The World

Tue, 2015-07-14 14:41

An Indian immigrant in Oklahoma missed the yogurt she'd grown up with. So when she traveled to India, she brought some back to use to make it herself. Forty years later, that yogurt lives on.

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Smithsonian To Post Sign At Exhibition Featuring Bill Cosby-Owned Art

Tue, 2015-07-14 14:34

The museum says the exhibition is "fundamentally about the artworks and the artists who created them, not Mr. Cosby." The move comes amid allegations of sexual assault against the comedian.

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New Exhibit Laces Together Sneakers And History

Tue, 2015-07-14 12:31

From high-heeled kicks to Air Jordans, a traveling exhibit from the Brooklyn Museum encourages us to look at everyday footwear as exquisite objects of desire, and see "sneakerheads" as the historians.

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Michelle Obama Is A Rock Star For Global Teen Activists

Tue, 2015-07-14 12:06

The first lady spoke to 200-plus girls gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Girl Up Leadership Summit. Was she inspirational? Need we even ask?

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The Last Boston 'Snow Farm' Finally Melts

Tue, 2015-07-14 11:58

The city dumped cleared snow in unused parking lots this winter, creating piles it called "snow farms." This one was once 75 feet high. It finally became a puddle Tuesday.

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Early Push To Require The HPV Vaccine May Have Backfired

Tue, 2015-07-14 11:58

The HPV vaccine has failed to gain market share compared to other new vaccines, even though it's great at preventing cancer. Concerns about teen promiscuity and attempts to require it may be why.

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