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Missing Malaysia flight 'crashed into ocean'

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Monday, March 24, 2014

BBC: Malaysia's prime minister announced that missing flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

 

Mt. Gox finds 200,000 missing Bitcoins

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Bloomberg: The Tokyo-based digital currency exchange located 200,000 of the 850,000 Bitcoins it said had gone missing.

 

Chewing gum sales declining

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Friday, March 21, 2014

CBS: U.S. gum sales have plunged 11% over the last four years.

 

Most Americans believe in medical conspiracies

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Reuters: A survey revealed that approximately half of Americans believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory.

 

Twitter celebrates eight years

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

USA Today: To commemorate the social networking site's eighth birthday, it launched a website called first-tweets.com.

 

Study: lost sleep leads to lost brain cells

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BBC: Research suggests that sleep loss may cause a permanent loss of brain cells.

 

Sony announces virtual-reality headset

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

CNET: Sony unveiled Project Morpheus, a virtual-reality Playstation 4 headset.

 

Vladimir Putin signs Russia-Crimea treaty

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

BBC: The Russian president and the leaders of Crimea have signed a bill to absorb the peninsula into Russia.

 

Study: foods rich in fish oils may not benefit heart

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bloomberg: Researchers found that foods high in omega-3 do not reduce the risk of heart disease.

 

Obama issues new sanctions against Russia

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Monday, March 17, 2014

New York Times: President Obama has imposed sanctions on key individuals deemed responsible for the current crisis in Ukraine.

 

Flu risk cut by 'vigorous exercise'

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Monday, March 17, 2014

BBC: New data suggests that a minimum of two and a half hours of vigorous exercise per week decreases the chance of developing influenza.

 

Facebook CEO phoned Obama about NSA

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Friday, March 14, 2014

CNET: Mark Zuckerberg feels the National Security Agency overstepped its boundaries.

 

Science supports '5-second rule' for dropped food

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Forbes: A new study found some truth to the "five-second rule," which suggests it's safe to consume food that has touched the floor as long as its within the five-second limit.

 
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