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Finally! Astrophysicist Figures Out Most Efficient Airplane Boarding System [VIDEO]

Anybody who’s ever boarded an airplane knows that there is something terribly inefficient about the slow, agonizing process. Astrophysicist Jason Steffen decided to do something about the messy procedure, using science to develop a plane boarding method that cuts seating times in half.

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15-Year-Old Girl Is the Youngest Person to Get a Bionic Hand [VIDEO]

12 years after losing her fingers as a result of sepsis brought on by chicken pox, 15-year-old Chloe Holmes has become the youngest person in Europe (and the first outside of America) to be fitted with bionic fingers.

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Spot A ‘Shooting Star’ This Week During The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower

The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower streaks across the nighttime sky this week and peaks early Saturday morning. Traditionally one of the best displays of the year, these fast and bright meteors are the result of the Earth passing through the debris left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle.

It truly is one of the best meteor showers of the year, but first time viewers could be disappointed. Here are a few tips to improve your Perseid Meteor Shower viewing.

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Did Planet Earth Once Have Two Moons?

Astronomers from the University of California, Santa Cruz have uncovered evidence suggesting that two moons once orbited Earth.

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Researchers Pinpoint the Saddest Movie Scene of All Time

After an extensive study which included screening 78 of the saddest scenes in movie history to 500 volunteers, researchers from Stanford University were able to determine that the final scene of 1979 boxing drama ‘The Champ‘ was the most tear-jerking of all.

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Study Links Parental Antidepressants Intake With Autism

A study released by the Archives of General Psychiatry says children whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy are twice as likely to be autistic.

The study suggests that the class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be risky early on in a pregnancy, CNN reported.

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Food Pyramid Gets a Makeover

The food pyramid, which since 1992 has demonstrated the proper amount of grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat a person should consume per day, is no more.

On Thursday, the USDA rolled out the government's new food icon: A plate divided into two larger sections of grains and vegetables, two smaller sections of fruit and protein, with a glass of dairy on the side.

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Researchers Find 1,800-Year-Old Tunnel in Teotihuacan, Mexico

Think back to the joy you experienced in your childhood after digging in the ground and finding a small little treasure, even if it was just a malformed rock.

Researchers at Mexico's National University are feeling that glee on a much larger scale now that they've discovered an 1,800-year-old tunnel underneath the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan.

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Study: What Kind of Humor Do People Seek in Significant Others?

Sure, people say they want sense of humor in a potential mate, but what kind of humor are they talking about?

A new study by matchmaking site eHarmony sought to find out the answer to that very question.

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The CSI Herrett Center

Brad and Jackie talked to Chris Anderson from The College of Southern Idaho. He told us about al of the exciting stuff coming up at The Herrett Center.

-         “Kick It at the Herrett Center” – Extra planetarium shows will be offered this weekend due to the State Cup Soccer Tournament:

o   Saturday, May 28th: “Dark Matters” (with live sky tour) at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, & 7:00; “Lynyrd Skynyrd: Fly On Free Bird” at 8:15.

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New Blood Test Could Predict How Long You Will Live

A blood test that should be available in Europe by the end of the year could give you a pretty good indication of how fast you are aging and how much longer you will live.

The test measures telomeres, structures on the end of each of your chromosomes, which scientists think may hold the key to determining a person's "true age."

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Science Fair Project Could Cure Cystic Fibrosis

Do you remember what you did for your High School science fair project? Most of us made a volcano or created a battery using an orange. I know for sure I didn't even come close to curing a disease like cyctic fibrosis.

Marshall Zhang is an 11th grader at Bayview Secondary School in Richmond Hill, Canada who decieded to researching cystic fibrosis, and came up with a theory that if you used a certain mix of drugs, it could completely stamp out the effects of the disease.

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