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New High-Tech Friendship Bracelets Teach Kids How to Code

Friendship bracelets have been a mainstay of middle-school fashion for decades. A new product called Jewelbots aims to elevate friendship bracelets from fashionable status symbols to an interactive, educational tool that teaches kids to code. The bracelet's coding aspect was always the primary goal for Jewelbots co-founders Sara Chipps and Brooke Moreland.


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Why You Shouldn't Do a Hard Workout When You're Upset

The heart can only take so much — and a new study suggests that the combination of strenuous exercise and high emotions may be too much for it to bear. The researchers also looked at exercise and emotional stress individually, to see if each factor, on its own, would affect the risk of heart attack. Although regular physical activity has many benefits, including heart disease prevention, the researchers said they "would recommend that a person who is angry or upset [and] who wants to exercise to blow off steam not go beyond their normal routine" and to not exercise at extreme levels, Dr. Andrew Smyth, a researcher at the HRB Clinical Research Facility in Ireland and the lead author of the study, said in a statement.


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Debate 2016: What Goes on in Your Brain When People Invade Your Space

Donald Trump stood very closely behind Hillary Clinton at times during the second presidential debate, held in St. Louis Sunday, prompting some to argue that he was invading her personal space. While scientists have long known that personal space exists — and that an invasion of personal space can make people feel uncomfortable — it's only recently that scientists have started to understand what's going on in the brain when someone stands too close. It turns out that it's a very basic function of the brain to maintain a sense of what's going on in the space around you, said Dr. Daphne Holt, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston.


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Nestlé Drumstick Recall: How Does Listeria Get into Ice Cream?

Nestlé is recalling several of its iconic Drumstick ice cream cone products because they could be contaminated with Listeria. The recall includes two Nestlé Drumstick products: a "Variety Pack" with 16 ice cream cones, and a "Vanilla Pack" with 24 individually wrapped vanilla ice cream cones. The cones in the Vanilla Pack are meant to be sold individually at convenience stores, such as 7-Eleven, and other places, Nestlé said on its website.


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Obama vows to send people to Mars by the 2030s

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to help send people to Mars within the next 15 years, pledging to work with private companies to "to build new habitats that can sustain and transport astronauts on long-duration missions in deep space." "We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America's story in space: sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and returning them safely to Earth, with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time," Obama said in an opinion piece for CNN posted to its website. ...


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25 New 'Dead Sea Scrolls' Revealed

More than 25 previously unpublished "Dead Sea Scroll" fragments, dating back 2,000 years and holding text from the Hebrew Bible, have been brought to light, their contents detailed in two new books. Scholars have expressed concerns that some of the fragments are forgeries.


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