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Lights, Lights, Lights, Action! A Crazy New Light Projector

What if you could turn your finger into a paintbrush and, in real time, draw anything on any surface (even in the air), then turn your creation into a moving figure? No, don't imagine. Watch this.
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Kerry Gathers World Players To Focus On Protecting Oceans

About 80 countries will be represented over the next two days at a State Department conference. They will discuss overfishing and pollution with government officials, scientists and business leaders.
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Deep Underground, Oceans Of Water May Be Trapped In A Crystal 'Sponge'

Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water, maybe three times the volume of all the world's oceans, hiding up to 400 miles beneath the Earth's surface.
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How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

Science may be able to help schools combat the adverse effects of poverty.
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Moving Beyond The Turing Test To Judge Artificial Intelligence

A computer program known as "Eugene Goostman" passed the Turing Test by convincing a group of people, via chat, that it was actually a 13-year-old boy. Cognitive scientist Gary Marcus argues that the Turing Test needs an update for the 21st Century.
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Unstealing Treasures: A Reverse Burglary

The American desert was once filled with hidden treasures — Native American baskets, pots — but no longer. They've been looted. Now, a reverse burglary. Time to return the loot.
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Maybe Dinosaurs Were A Coldblooded, Warmblooded Mix

Evidence from bone growth now suggests that T. rex and its kin had the best of both worlds. Their muscles and nerves fired fast like ours, but they burned energy slowly, more like lizards do.
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Cool Kids Lose, Though It May Take A Few Years

Call it revenge of the nerds. Popularity at age 13 fades by age 22, a study finds. And kids who try to act cool in their early teens are more likely to have alcohol and relationship problems later.
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Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

An FDA official warned that wooden boards used to age cheese could harbor harmful bacteria. But cheesemakers say they've long had safety measures in place to prevent any contamination from the boards.
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Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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