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Kit allows parents to test Halloween candy for marijuana

With marijuana now legal in Colorado, the Denver Police Department is concerned that pot-infused candy will be handed out to kids on Halloween. Now, as KCNC's Brian Maass reports, a local company has developed a test kit to detect the drug in treats.

Stunning technicolor movies of cells

An unprecedented view of the intricate processes that happen within a cell

Stephen Hawking's first Facebook post

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In his debut on the social network Friday, Hawking told fans and friends, "Be curious, I know I will forever be"

Wall St finally turning on Amazon as Bezos magic fades

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Wall St finally turning on Amazon as Bezos magic fades
By Deepa Seetharaman and Ross Kerber SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's once fairy-tale ride on Wall Street has hit its most jarring bump yet. The company that for years enthralled investors with improbable growth and earned one of the technology sector's highest valuations drew widespread ire after a spectacular results letdown on Thursday. Amazon missed expectations across the board - on margins, on its net loss and on revenue. An unaccountably poor 7 to 18 percent revenue growth forecast ... more

Google's Pichai to oversee major products and services

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Google's Pichai to oversee major products and services
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai, one of his key lieutenants, in charge of the Internet company's products. The India-born executive will have oversight over products such as search, maps, Google+, commerce, advertising and infrastructure, according to a Google spokesman. Six executives who previously reported to Page, including the heads of research, social media and search, will now report to Pichai, according to Re/code, which first reported the ... more


Dot Earth Blog: Why Americans Should Fear Fear of Ebola More than the Virus

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Dot Earth Blog: Why Americans Should Fear Fear of Ebola More than the Virus
Two vital efforts to tamp down unfounded fears of Ebola contagion.

Pragmatism on Climate Change Trumps Politics at Local Level Across U.S.

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Pragmatism on Climate Change Trumps Politics at Local Level Across U.S.
Even as politicians at the national level steer clear of the politically charged topic, officials who live where its effects lap at residents’ doorsteps are ... more

Dot Earth Blog: Another Round on Energy Rebound

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Dot Earth Blog: Another Round on Energy Rebound
Two analysts of energy trends expand on their view that efficiency’s climate and energy benefits have been overstated.

Rick S. Piltz, Firebrand on Climate, Dies at 71

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Rick S. Piltz, Firebrand on Climate, Dies at 71
Mr. Piltz, a climate policy analyst, resigned from the administration of George W. Bush in 2005, accusing it of distorting scientific findings for political reasons ... more

Race Tests Democrats’ Viability in West Virginia

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Race Tests Democrats’ Viability in West Virginia
Representative Nick J. Rahall II has defiantly held on to his seat in a district that faults White House policy for the area’s declining coal ... more
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Taking Minds on a Journey to Mars

published Mon, Oct 20 2014 14:25 GMT
Taking Minds on a Journey to Mars
In a dome on a Hawaiian volcano, NASA is financing a study to see how astronauts might deal with the stress and isolation of an ... more

A Comet’s Brush With Mars

published Sun, Oct 19 2014 21:41 GMT
A Comet’s Brush With Mars
A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.

In 'Cosmigraphics,' Our Changing Pictures of Space Through Time

published Mon, Oct 13 2014 15:44 GMT
In 'Cosmigraphics,' Our Changing Pictures of Space Through Time
Over thousands of years, humans have tried to represent the universe in graphic form, whether in manuscripts, paintings, prints, books or supercomputer simulations.

Observatory: Other Solar Systems Don’t Play by Our Rules

published Thu, Oct 09 2014 14:56 GMT
Large planets with surprisingly sharp orbital angles can exert gravitational forces on other planets, a new study reported.

Out There: How to Make a Black Hole

published Wed, Oct 08 2014 09:15 GMT
Gamma-ray bursts are thought to be the final step by which stars sink into oblivion.