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Caller’s invention makes home ‘its own power plant’ – Listen

Some day when people are talking about great inventors from New Jersey, they'll mention Mike Strizki.

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Human brain grown in lab

Researchers have grown a human brain in a lab, bringing it to the level where it can be used for research. It doesn’t have blood vessels, so it can’t get any bigger (without a heart) and it doesn’t receive any sensory stimuli, so it’s not conscious, but, still, it’s a human brain.

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President Barack Obama talks with a group of girl scouts from Tulsa, Okla., who designed a  "flood-proof" bridge as he tours the 2014 White House Science Fair exhibits Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Barack Obama talks with a group of girl scouts from Tulsa, Okla., who designed a "flood-proof" bridge as he tours the 2014 White House Science Fair exhibits Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Self-effacing Obama Hails Science Fair Achievers

President Barack Obama confessed to feeling a little bit, well, unaccomplished.

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New Death Test Predicts if You Will Die in 5 Years

Researchers have come up with a test they say predicts the likelihood of a seemingly healthy individual dying within 5 years. It's a blood test that looks at 4 "biomarkers."

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Very Interesting But Totally Useless Fact

Now, this is news you can use.

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10 Things to Make You Happy – According to Science

Yesterday we spent some time talking about number 3 on this list. There's research to say a shorter commute makes you more happy than a a bigger house.

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New Study Claims the World Will End in Nearly 2 Billion Years

Scientists have crunched the numbers. Life on this planet will cease to exist in as little as 1.75 billion years. Or as much as 3.25 billion years.

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Are Driverless Cars Coming to NJ?

It may sound futuristic and that’s because it is, but legislation has been introduced to position New Jersey as one of the first states to be a hub for autonomous vehicles.

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Full Moon (Getty Images)
Full Moon (Getty Images)
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Look for the Super Moon This Weekend

 

A "supermoon" rises this weekend.  The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual.

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(Flickr photo via via eric c bryan)
(Flickr photo via Eric C Bryan)
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Life Sciences Week Begins in New Jersey [AUDIO]

This is Life Sciences Week in New Jersey.

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