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    GSP has become a helpful crime-solving tool for law enforcement officials. (LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

    • GPS devices have been used to crack a number of  criminal cases across the nation.  The prevalence of such systems in cars and cell phones to track suspects.
    • New findings show that ancient Brazil was a bustling urban center before the Europeans got to it. The cities, which lasted for roughly 1000 years, incorporated large plazas and artificial ponds for fish farming into their urban design.  
    • Scientists were recently able to 'reprogram' cells -- opening up new possibilities to treat diabetes, heart and brain defects. 
    • Subliminal messages actually do work some of the time. The first evidence that the technique can be successful was released yesterday.
    • Researches have finally discovered the art of accurately swatting flies -- and the science behind it.