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Commuters Tilt Train to Free Trapped Passenger

Commuters Tilt Train to Free Trapped Passenger

Dozens of Australians tilted a train Wednesday to free a commuter whose leg was trapped between a carriage and a platform, with authorities praising their efforts as an example of "people power". The man was boarding in the Western Australia city of Perth when he slipped and became jammed in the

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New Nazca Lines Found in Peruvian Desert

New Nazca Lines Found in Peruvian Desert

In the Southwest Peruvian desert, new Nazca lines -- enormous geometric figures of animals such as snakes and birds -- have been exposed after a sandstorm. The rock lines are thought to have been used by the Nazca civilization, who lived in south coastal Peru, in ancient rituals related to water

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Inside the World's Largest Indoor Farm

Inside the World’s Largest Indoor Farm

Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist and CEO of Mirai, has constructed the world's largest indoor farm—25,000 square feet of futuristic garden beds nurtured by 17,500 LED lights in a bacteria-free, pesticide-free environment. The result? About 10,000 heads of fresh lettuce harvested each

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Ants can help trap atmospheric carbon dioxide

Ants can help trap atmospheric carbon dioxide

Ants may play a role in cooling down the Earth by assisting in the gradual reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide, scientists say. A new study provides the first quantitative measurement of in situ calcium-magnesium silicate mineral dissolution by ants, termites, tree roots, and bare ground. The

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Transplant patient John Leveson tells of medal success

Transplant patient John Leveson tells of medal success

A transplant patient has told how his operation gave him a second chance of life and helped him become a medal-winning cyclist. John Leveson, of Cumbria, was diagnosed with an incurable illness in 2007 and had only months left to live by the time he received a transplant at the Freeman Hospital in

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Like in Humans, Genes Drive Half of Chimp Intelligence

Like in Humans, Genes Drive Half of Chimp Intelligence

Chimpanzees and other great apes are known for their intelligence: They can learn words, play with objects, and even seem to mourn the deaths of their friends. But just as for humans, cognitive abilities vary from one animal to the next. Now, in one of the largest studies ever conducted on chimp co

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No lal batti: Chennai halts traffic to save life

No lal batti: Chennai halts traffic to save life

When it's more common to read reports of people losing their lives because of their inability to reach the hospital on time because of VIP traffic restrictions, here is a heart-warming story of traffic coming to a halt in Chennai to save the life of an ordinary patient. On Monday, life in the hea

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Paraplegic in robotic suit kicks off World Cup

Paraplegic in robotic suit kicks off World Cup

A paraplegic man has made the first kick of the World Cup using a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton. Juliano Pinto, a 29-year-old with complete paralysis of the lower trunk, performed the symbolic kick-off at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. Using his robotic suit, Mr Pinto kicked the offic

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Vibrating Clothes Could Help Blind People Navigate

Vibrating Clothes Could Help Blind People Navigate

The New York-based company Tactile Navigation Tools is developing a hands-free wearable device that uses sensors to detect obstacles and can alert the wearer to them with vibrations. Known as Eyeronman, the device could aid not only the blind, but also firefighters, soldiers and others, its develope

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Crickets Make World’s Highest Pitched Love Song

Crickets Make World’s Highest Pitched Love Song

3Katydids are well known for their vocal prowess, with males communicating with distant females by rubbing their wings together. But Supersonus, a newly identified genus of insect that comprises three recently discovered katydid species, is in a class by itself. All three species produce the ani

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