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Published October 09, 2015 Associated Press Facebook81 Twitter259 Email Print Oct. 8, 2015: This image released by NASA shows regions with exposed water ice highlighted in blue in this composite image taken with the New Horizons spacecraft’s Ralph instrument. The image combines visible imagery from the Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) with infrared spectroscopy from the Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA). The scene is approximately 280 miles across. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  The sky over Pluto may not be sunny, but it’s undoubtedly blue. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft discovered Pluto’s blue sky during the historic flyby…

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By Jessica Ryen Doyle Published August 21, 2012 FoxNews.com Rydr Rudgers, 4, of Sacramento, Calif., was ‘cured’ of his cerebral palsy through infusions of his own cord blood cells. His case inspired doctors to start a FDA-approved trial that looks at whether cord blood can cure autism. Next Slide Previous Slide Researchers announced Tuesday the beginning of a FDA-approved clinical trial that uses umbilical cord blood stem cells to ‘cure’ autism. Dr. Michael Chez, director of pediatric neurology at Sutter Neuroscience Institute in Sacramento, Calif., said he and his colleagues have been processing the trial for more than a year now, and…

May 27, 2012 0Comment

Published May 26, 2012 NewsCore Forget teenage boys – termites are what could eat you out of house and home. The ancestors of these wood-feasting pests once roamed with the dinosaurs, and today they cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage every year. Here is a guide to recognizing and preventing termite damage. Types of termites There are three major types of termites in the United States: dampwood, drywood and subterranean. Dampwood termites, which are usually the largest, live in heavily forested areas and go for wood with high moisture content. Drywood termites, as their name suggests, infest dry wood. They…

February 9, 2012 0Comment

Published February 09, 2012 Associated Press A small shrimp-like creature is spied by NASA at a depth of 600 feet beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet, which managed to brighten up an otherwise gray polar day in late November 2009. This critter is a three-inch long Lyssianasid amphipod found beneath the Ross Ice Shelf, about 12.5 miles away from open water. (AP Photo/NASA) RELATED STORIESRussian scientists reach buried Antarctic Lake VostokScientists to drill to lake buried 2 miles beneath Antarctica’s iceMissing scientists mystery deepens in frozen Antarctica WASHINGTON –  If scientists find microbes in a frigid lake two miles beneath the thick…