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An artist's rendering of an asteroid field (CBS)

NASA Reveals Plan To Redirect Asteroid Chunk Into Moon’s Orbit

NASA revealed its plans Wednesday to fly robotic spacecraft to asteroids by the end of the decade.

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Jefferson Award Winner Leads Volunteers Into The Classroom To Share Science With Kids

For years, this week’s Jefferson Award winner volunteered at a number of schools. What she saw led her to conclude elementary schools were missing something in their science classes. So she jumped in.

03/25/2015

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Caltrain Tracks Reopen Hours After Pedestrian Jumps Onto Tracks In Mountain View

The northbound tracks at a Mountain View Caltrain station have reopened more than four hours after a man was killed when he apparently jumped in front of a commuter train Tuesday afternoon, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

03/17/2015

Google's search engine. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Launches ‘Safe Browsing’ System To Prevent Installation Of Unwanted Software

Google discovers more than 50,000 malware-infected sites per month. Whenever a potential threat is detected by the safe browsing system, it will display a red warning sign advising a user to stay away.

03/12/2015

A DNA test provided by 23andMe of Mountain View. (CBS)

Google’s Genetic Test Maker 23andMe Launches Drug Development Effort

Google-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines.

03/12/2015

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Documents Reveal CIA’s Efforts To Penetrate Apple’s Core Allowing Access To Customer Data

The Central Intelligence Agency has been conducting research for years to break Apple’s encryption security for its iPhone and iPad products, according to new documents.

03/10/2015

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Google, Other Bay Area Companies Top Fortune’s List Of Best Employers

Google has once again topped the list of the best companies to work for in the Bay Area, and the country.

03/05/2015

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Google Reverses Move To Censor Nude, Sexually Explicit Material On ‘Blogger’

Google is backing off a decision to conceal sexually explicit material on its Blogger service in reaction to an outcry from people incensed about the censorship of their nude photos.

02/27/2015

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9 Images Reveal Otherworldly Design For New Google Campus

Google is tired of all of their innovation taking place in “immovable concrete buildings” and they’ve come up with a design for their Mountain View headquarters that matches their avant-garde reputation.

02/27/2015

Heatherwick Studio designed the UK’s Pavilion for the 2010 Expo in Shanghai. (Wikimedia Commons)

Google Taps Avant-Garde European Architects To Design Controversial New HQ In Mountain View

Some Mountain View residents fear Google is changing the face of their city. Those concerns could peak they see the architectural plans for Google’s proposed expansion of its headquarters.

02/26/2015

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