Company that donated fire truck to West, Texas, wanted no mention of generosity

http://twitter.com/#!/mcgregorgirl1/status/326403642917797889 The town of West, Texas lost three fire trucks in last week’s fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people, including 9 first responders. As the community recovers from the devastating explosion, Waco Police Sgt. William Patrick Swanton says the West Volunteer Fire Department received a generous gift: a much-needed pumper truck. Pat Siddons of Siddons-Martin Emergency Group […]

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Teachers Union strike enters 2nd week; Update: Emanuel: City to file suit

http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/247469998719778816 Teachers will remain on strike. Chicago schools will not have classes for at least the immediate future as a deal was not reached with the Chicago Teachers Union. #CTUStrike continues. No school Monday or Tuesday. Thoughts? #Chicago — Tisha Lewis (@TishaLewis) September 16, 2012 stupid teachers get back to work!! you're hurting the children!! […]

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Brainless Slime Is Capable Of Learning

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Slime is not something thats normally thought of as particularly intelligent, but one particular type of primordial sludge has just learned a new trick, according to a study published this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Researchers from Toulouse University taught a single-celled organism called Physarum polycephalum to adapt its behavior when […]

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14 Unbelievable Facts About Babies That You (Probably) Never Knew

1 There’s a lot we’re still learning about babies. But as we continue to study their growth and development, we find some pretty weird, fascinating, and, yes, even gross habits that they develop. Don’t worry, they grow out of them…eventually. 2 Babies are attracted to their mother’s breasts and their own fingers because both retain […]

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New Device Could Detect Different Cancers With Only One Blood Test

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A Germany-based startup has created a device that can check for a variety of cancers by reading just one blood sample. It’s called Miriam, and it conducts tests by checking for the presence of microRNA, a type of molecule that indicates whether someone has cancer and, if they do, what type. The $500 device was […]

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Watch the Gruesome Trailer for The Walking Dead’s New Season

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Season three of AMC’s hit zombie series The Walking Dead is just around the corner, and the audience at Comic-Con got a sneak preview this week. That trailer’s hit YouTube, and it’s four minutes of walker-hunting, apocalypse-surviving action and drama that’ll whet the appetite of the show’s massive fanbase. The new season picks up right […]

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