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NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Recovers From Unexplained Emergency Mode

NASA announced Monday that its planet-seeking Kepler spacecraft has recovered after switching into emergency mode, though the reason for the anomaly has yet to be determined. On Thursday, the spacecraft mysteriously went haywire while nearly 75 million miles from Earth. Officials said they were able to get it into a low, fuel-burning stable state Sunday morning. While in…

It's History: Roman Soldiers Drank From This Penis Pot For Laughs

First they plundered Britain. Then they gave each other the shaft. Apparently all that conquering made Roman soldiers thirsty for a drink out of a penis-decorated pot. The third-century vessel is featured in a new “Sex in Objects” workshop at Cambridge’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in England. One of the pot’s prominent designs is…

India Wants To Increase The Supply Of Energy — By Saving It

The Narendra Modi government is trying to solve India’s electricity problem by pushing for more efficient appliances. Just last year, Asia’s third largest economy faced a 3.6% deficit in peak-hour energy supply. Such a shortfall not only affects manufacturing and industrial productivity but also inconveniences millions of Indians, particularly during the torrid summer months. And…

Having Insomnia Might Mean Your Brain Works Differently

To sleep, perchance to dream … and to keep your brain working: Scientists have long known about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep to improve memory, learning and mental health. But the underlying cause of primary insomnia — a chronic inability to sleep soundly that’s not associated with the use of stimulants, or…

New Front Opens In War On Superbugs

A newly-discovered antibiotic-resistant gene is threatening to open a new front in the war against superbugs by rendering a last-resort drug impotent, experts warn. The gene’s resistance to colistin, a life-saving medication which has been around for 60 years, is the latest frustration for physicians battling disease with a shrinking arsenal of antibiotics to treat…

Huff Post Links: Pro-TPP Op-Eds Nearly Identical to Drafts from Foreign Government Lobbyists

Throughout the past year, several op-eds appearing in California publications promoted the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, but the Huffington Post is reporting that several of those op-eds use identical language from lobbyists who were retained by foreign governments, specifically Japan, to push support for the controversial trade agreement in the United States.