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NASA Says 2011 Was Insanely Warm on Planet Earth

Some people may think climate change is just a myth, but there’s no arguing with this: NASA scientists say the earth’s surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880. What’s more, nine of the 10 warmest years in modern recorded history have occurred since the year 2000.

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Emily Dickinson Fourth Graders Name NASA’s Moon Crafts

In September of 2011 two space crafts were sent up to orbit and document the Moon's surface. NASA held a national competition to collect name submissions for the two Moon Crafts and Nina DiMauro's Fourth Grade Class at Emily Dickinson Elementary in Bozeman won with the names 'Ebb' and 'Flow'.

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A Guide To Constellations Seen From Bozeman, Montana

We are lucky to be able to easily see the stars here in Montana. If you drive just a bit out of town you can really see the stars. This got me thinking, what constellations are the ones we get to see the best in Bozeman. We compiled a list of the top ten constellations with the mythology behind them along with explanations on how to find each one.

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NASA Confirms Possibly Habitable Planet Similar To Earth

NASA revealed yesterday that its Kepler Mission has confirmed the existence of a habitable planet. The planet is 2.4 times the size of Earth and it orbits its star at a distance that would allow liquid water. The planet is named Kepler-22b.

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David Silverman, Getty Images
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Study Finds Autistic Kids Have Too Many Brain Cells — Health Check

New research finds autistic children’s brains have far more neurons in the prefrontal cortex than those of kids who don’t have the disease.

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Scientists Discover Possibility of Turning Urine Into Power Source

Research done by scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol has for the first time shown the possibility of producing electricity from human urine.

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New Toyota Technology Could Help the Paralyzed Walk [VIDEO]

On November 2 in Tokyo, auto maker Toyota unveiled several robotic devices designed to help paralyzed people and the elderly walk.

These robots include sensors that detect the user’s posture, grasp and holding strength, and motor control technology that facilitates someone’s desired motion.

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Genetically Modified Rice Can Be Used in Lieu of Human Blood

Scientists have found a way to genetically modify rice as a replacement for human blood. The idea is to extract a protein containing human genes that could then be used in lieu of actual blood to help burn victims and those who’ve suffered massive blood loss.

It’s seen as a viable solution to shortages of blood donations, and it circumvents the need for HIV and hepatitis screenings that must be done on human blood before it can be used.

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Addiction Vaccines Will Potentially Cure Nicotine and Drug Dependencies

Scientists in San Diego are developing new vaccines that will potentially cure addictions, allowing cigarette and drug abusers to kick their habits with a simple injection.

Dr. Kim D. Janda, a Scripps Research Institute professor, is one of the leading experts, having made addiction vaccines his main priority for the past 25 years. “We view this as an alternative or better way for some people,” he tells The New York Times in reference to rehab programs.

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Missing Amazon Tribe Likely Overrun by Drug Smugglers

Several months ago, aerial photos taken of a previously-unknown tribe in the Amazon rainforest captured imaginations and got a lot of people talking.

The tribe has since vanished, and now Brazilian authorities are worried cocaine smugglers are responsible for its disappearance.

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