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NASA's Kepler program discovers the most Earth-like planet yet

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The newly-discovered Kepler 186f planet is nearly identical to our planet in some key ways. The planet is one of the closest in size to Earth that has been discovered, and it is also the right distance from its sun to be in the “habitable zone”.

Asian air pollution could have impact on global weather patterns

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A study finds that air pollution from Asia directly affects the storm pattern over the Pacific Ocean. Researchers further speculate that this could be driving freak winter weather in North America.

'Blood moon' will be a sight to behold during total lunar eclipse

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This Tuesday, a total Moon eclipse will turn the Moon copper red. It’s called a blood moon, and this one is just the first in a series of four consecutive total eclipses.

Lab-grown vaginas have been successfully implanted in four women

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Scientists announced today that four women received lab-grown vaginas between 2005 and 2008. According to their doctors, all of the patients are doing quite well.

Scientists just took a major step toward making life from scratch

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A team of scientists has announced that they were able to construct a heavily modified yeast chromosome from scratch.

Scientists fail to replicate groundbreaking stem cell technique, sparking investigation

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When Japanese researchers announced they devised a way to force adult cells to become embryonic-style stem cells, the scientific world was abuzz. But now, one of the authors announced they failed to replicate the technique.

Alzheimer's can be predicted three years in advance with new blood test

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A new blood test can predict Alzheimer’s three years in advance. This analyzes the concentration of 10 chemicals and is 93% accurate.

Bad brains: some people are physically incapable of enjoying music

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Most people feel something when they hear a song, but there are some that do not feel anything, neuroscientist Josep Marco-Pallerés from the University of Barcelona says.