Uniqueness & Independence

How An Amazing Fish-Like Robot Will Save Lives

A bio-inspired robot can use water from the environment to launch itself into the air, British researchers revealed. The robot can travel 85 feet through the air after taking off and researchers believe it could be used to collect samples in hazardous or otherwise cluttered environments, such as during a major flood. Researchers from the Aerial Robotics Laboratory at Imperial ...

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How Animals Control Earth’s Oxygen Levels

No more than 540 million years ago there was a huge boom in the diversity of animals on Earth. The first larger animals evolved in what is today known as the Cambrian explosion. In the time that followed, the animals evolved and grew larger, but concurrently with the evolution of animals, the oxygen level in the atmosphere dropped and this ...

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Why America’s Families Are Struggling Financially

The finances of Americans may not be as good as they look from the outside. Despite optimistic metrics like a nine-year-long bullish, if volatile, stock market, higher than expected job and wage growth, and consumer confidence levels nearing record highs, millions of Americans continue to struggle, a study released last week from financial consultancy nonprofit the Center for Financial Services ...

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Why This NASA Chief Says Pluto Is A Planet

Pluto may have lost its status as a planet more than 13 years ago, but don’t tell that to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Speaking at the University of Colorado recently, Bridenstine made it clear that he believes Pluto is a planet, despite it being controversially demoted Aug. 24, 2006 by the International Astronomical Union. “Just so you know, in my ...

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NASA’s Plan To Explore Europa (Jupiter’s moon)

Astrobiologists‘ mouths water at the prospect of an ocean of liquid water — particularly a salty one — in contact with a rocky ocean floor. They theorize that heat from within Europa’s rocky interior, generated by tidal forces of Jupiter’s gravity, powers eruptions of hot, mineral-laden water on Europa’s ocean floor. Such “hydrothermal vents” could supply all the ingredients necessary to ...

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Off The Grid: Tips To Survive Anything

Living “off the grid” to most people sounds like something only someone with a secret to hide might do — but the truth is, when it comes to the end of the world, it’s going to be the safest place. Not only are you likely already well out of any nuclear and zombie-attack range brought about by big cities, but ...

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Walmart Just Bagged A Huge Win…

It could be shaping up to be a good week for Walmart Inc. investors. Even as the company grapples with mounting criticism of its gun-sales policies and concerns over looming tariffs, analysts are predicting a pretty good report. JPMorgan’s Christopher Horvers expects the company to raise its fiscal 2020 earnings forecast, including Flipkart, to “slight” growth from its previous view ...

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Discovery Along The Sea Of Galilee…

Archaeologists believe they have discovered the site of the Church of the Apostles in the ancient town of Bethsaida, along the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel. The church is thought to have been built over the home of two of Jesus’ disciples, Peter and Andrew. The Bible records that Jesus met the brothers while they were casting a fishing ...

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Vision Problems Are Common… Should You Be Worried?

Cataracts… What Are They And Should You Be Worried? Cataracts are a common eye condition that can cloud your vision. The clouding or discoloration of the eye’s lens caused by natural proteins that build up as we age. Cataracts can start to develop during middle age but you may not notice any symptoms until later in life. 90 percent of ...

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How To Take The Headache Out Of Finance

The key to growing wealth isn’t always simply to make more money. Sometimes, it’s about using what you have to your advantage — maybe it’s as easy as moving your savings into an account with higher interest rates, or taking advantage of an employer’s 401(k) match. Most importantly, experts say one of the most important elements to building wealth is ...

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