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More Meningitis Cases Reported in Michigan, More to Come

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is coordinating with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a multi-state investigation of fungal meningitis cases including several in Michigan.

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Smarter Than Einstein at 12 Years Old

Can you imagine a pre-teen child scoring an IQ of 162? Recent testing has discovered a child prodigy. Her name is Olivia Manning and someday we might discover some of science's best kept secrets because of her. She actually scored more points on the IQ test than Albert Einstein. She is already a candidate for Mensa International (The High IQ society) at the tender age of twelve.

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Watch Felix Baumgartner Free Fall 23 Miles from the Edge of Space to Earth [VIDEO]

This morning (October 9th) Felix Baumgartner will attempt to make history by plummeting 120,000 feet (roughly 23 miles) from outer space back to Earth -- watch it live here!

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Man Attempts to Break Record with 120,000 Foot Free-Fall [VIDEO]

I have always been adventurous, and I love heights, but I'm not sure if I would have the guts to pull this off. J. Patrick reported back in March about Felix Baumgartner and his 13 mile jump from the upper atmosphere. Tomorrow morning, Felix will attempt to shatter the current record of 102,800 feet set back in 1960, by jumping from 23 miles up.  Reaching a speed of near 700 miles per hour, he will most likely break the sound barrier as well.

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Celebrate The Hexaflexagon [Video]

There is such a thing as a hexaflexagon. I'm not sure what it's practical applications might be, but it's pretty fascinating to watch it come together!

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Stressed at Work? Blame Your Parents

In today's corporate world it might be easy to blame the boss for your work related stress,  but a new study suggests that maybe your family is at the root of the problem.

It's not that it's really their fault. It is more likely, scientists say, that genetics are playing a significant role in your reactions to stress.

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Need For Blood Never Takes a Holiday

While most of us are enjoying our extended Labor Day weekend, someone is in need of blood products to save their life.  The need for blood is there 24/7, 365 days a year.  That is where you come in.

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Look! Up in the Sky..it’s a Blue Moon!

You've heard the old expression, "once in a blue moon," but most folks don't know exactly what that means other than something that doesn't happen often.  Tonight, we will be treated to a rare blue moon.

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Eight Year Old Strikes It Rich With Whale Vomit [Video]

We've all done it. Walked along the beach, looking for pretty rocks. Nobody expects to get rich if they happen to wander into a rock shop with them. Certainly not the staggering amount this eight year old walked away with, and you won't believe what for!

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Does Bigfoot Live In Northern Ohio? [Video]

There is a video going viral that would seem to indicate that Bigfoot is alive, well, and living in the woods in North East Ohio. See for yourself after the jump.

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Why Do Dentists’ Offices Smell Like That?

For me, there is a smell that goes along with a visit to the dentist. It makes my hair stand on end and my heart pound. I break into a cold, clammy sweat and wonder "what is that smell?".

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This Could Be A Brutal Winter On The Way

This summer has been extremely hot and dry across the country with numerous record-breaking temperatures. You might find yourself wishing that we saved some of that heat if weather forecasters are right.  We are being warned to brace for a harsh winter.

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