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This Futuristic

The straddling bus is part mass transport, part tunnel. Beijing-based company Transit Explore Bus recently unveiled its latest concept design for its straddling colossus at the 19th International High Tech Expo in Beijinglast weekend. The designer’s main mission is to ease road congestion, which comes as good news to a rapidly urbanized country whose population […]

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Diabetes Fast Facts

(CNN) Here’s a look at diabetes, a disease that affects millions of people around the world. Diabetes is characterized by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. The disease can lead to serious complications such as blindness, kidney damage, cardiovascular disease, limb amputations and premature death. Facts: […]

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Obama offers to beatbox for Vietnamese rapper

Washington (CNN) President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday about the importance of the arts in international politics, making some music of his own to drop a very brief beat for Vietnam’s “Queen of Hip Hop.” During the final moments of a town hall in Ho Chi Minh City, Obama got a question from a 26-year-old rapper […]

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Two rare blue lobsters caught in Canada

(CNN)Fishermen off the coast of Canada have nabbed some rare treasures.   In the past week, two blue lobsters that look like they should be in a science-fiction movie were discovered in the waters off Alder Point, Nova Scotia.   Lifelong fisherman Blaine Marsh made the first crustacean discovery, and his granddaughter got to name […]

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