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  • Does Torturing Your Data Into Submission Yield The Right Insights?

    It’s not hard to see that data and analytics have immense power over the dynamics of decision making. Every day, executives heavily rely on data-related opportunities to improve revenues, increase productivity, and create entirely new business models. For many, insight is the oil for running a…

    Business 2 Community
  • Fully Restored WWII Fighter Plane Up for Auction

    1 Spitfire models still able to fly — will be sold to commemorate the 75th anniversary of two pivotal WWII skirmishes: the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain. The iconic warplane is associated with the Battle of Britain, in which the German Air Force attempted to exert superiority over the…

    LiveScience.com
  • New 'Super Earth' Exoplanets Spotted Around Nearby Star

    Astronomers have discovered two new alien worlds a bit larger than Earth circling a nearby star. The newfound exoplanets, known as HD 7924c and HD 7924d, are "super Earths" with masses about 7.9 and 6.4 times greater, respectively, than that of our home planet, researchers said. "The three planets…

    SPACE.com
  • CyberGirlz: Middle-school girls learn the art of cybersecurity

    San Jose State University hosts the first-ever CyberGirlz Silicon Valley summit, at which middle-school girls showed off their new skills in coding and cybersecurity.

    San Jose Mercury News
  • Scientists Create Out-Of-Body Illusion, ‘Teleport' Participants Around A Room

    With the help of modern brain scanning technology, scientists have begun methodically mapping the brain by asking people to perform tasks or inducing experiences in a scanning machine and recording brain activity to see which regions are active. Now, such research is rising above the mundane.A new…

    Huffington Post
  • New sea star babies offer hope amid mass deaths in Pacific

    LOPEZ PASS, Wash. (AP) — Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast had not spared this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.

    Associated Press
  • Millions of Dollars in Ivory Sold on Craigslist

    From kitschy trinkets to carved tusks, thousands of objects — possibly worth more than $15 million a year — are being sold on Craigslist in the United States, according to a report. Just in that five-day period, the authors of the new report flagged 456 ivory products, 84 suspected ivory products…

    LiveScience.com
  • The Future Envisioned at Museum of Science Fiction (Op-Ed)

    David Brin is an American scientist and award-winning author of science fiction. Brin is also an advisory board member to the Museum of Science Fiction in Washington, D.C. Greg Viggiano is the executive director for the museum. The Museum of Science Fiction's first home will be a modular preview…

    SPACE.com
  • Bayer buys rights to Isis Pharma's anti-clotting drug

    German drugmaker Bayer secured the rights to an experimental anti-blood-clotting drug in a deal with California-based Isis Pharmaceuticals to bolster its cardiovascular business led by blockbuster pill Xarelto. Bayer plans to evaluate the blood-thinning drug, called ISIS-FXI, in frail patients that…

    Reuters
  • Why space is the final economic frontier: Tyson

    A passion for exploration outer space is the fuel to an innovative economy, says astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    CNBC
  • Shipwrecks Spotted in Crystal-Clear Waters of Lake Michigan

    Early spring is apparently a good time to look for shipwrecks in Lake Michigan. Earlier this month, a helicopter from the Coast Guard's Air Station in Traverse City, Michigan, was out on a routine patrol over the lake, looking for boats in distress or anything out of the ordinary. When Petty…

    LiveScience.com
  • US Air Force's Next X-37B Space Plane Mystery Mission to Test Thruster

    The U.S. Air Force will test an innovative spacecraft thruster this month when it launches the latest mystery mission of its robotic X-37B space plane. A Hall thruster will be one of the payloads riding on the X-37B space plane when it launches on May 20, Air Force officials revealed this week. The…

    SPACE.com
  • LA's Island Playground Could Trigger Tsunamis

    PASADENA, Calif. — Landslides coming off Catalina Island's steep slopes could send tsunamis racing toward popular Los Angeles and Orange County beaches with just a few minutes of warning, geoscientists said on April 23 here at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America.

    LiveScience.com
  • Nepal's Earthquake Made Mount Everest A Little Bit Shorter, Scientists Say

    In addition to taking a devastating humanitarian toll, the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit central Nepal on April 25 also shrank Mount Everest.The world’s tallest mountain shrank by about one inch in the quake, according to information provided by UNAVCO, a nonprofit geoscience research…

    Huffington Post
  • Intrexon Could Milk This Opportunity for $100 Million in 2015

    Moo-ve over cancer drugs, Intrexon thinks cattle are worth quite a bit of money this year.

    Motley Fool
  • Scientists look at flower cells in 3D without wrecking them

    Plants are delicate things, which makes them a pain to study under an electron microscope -- you'll probably damage the very cells you're trying to look at. You'll get a much better look if the University ...

    Engadget
  • Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights

    BEIJING (AP) — A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.

    Associated Press
  • Gravitational 'Slingshot' May Have Flung Runaway Galaxies Far, Far Away

    "These small galaxies face a lonely future, exiled from galaxy clusters they were formed [in] and used to live in," study lead author Igor Chilingarian, an astronomer at both the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Moscow State University,said in a statement.…

    SPACE.com
  • Chile Volcano Unleashes Massive Plume of Ash (Photo)

    The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile awoke with a vengeance on April 22, splashing lava down its slopes and sputtering a plume of ash high into the atmosphere. This photo captured April 25, two days after the second eruption — by the Advanced Land Imager on NASA's Earth Observing-1 satellite —…

    LiveScience.com
  • N. Korea's Kim vows more satellite launches

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to launch more "satellites" in order to become a space power, state media said Sunday, despite global condemnation on past launches, dubbed disguised ballistic missile tests. Kim, during a visit to the North's newly-built satellite command centre, urged…

    AFP