• Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

    By Kate Kelland and Tom Miles LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100 percent effective.     Initial results from the trial, which tested…

  • Space drones will collect samples from planets and asteroids

    While Curiosity's doing a great job on the red planet, there are still areas it can't go to, such as steep cliffs/hills and locations hidden by permanent shadows. That's why the engineers at NASA Kennedy ...

  • What assumptions are made when conducting a t-test?

    Learn what a t-test is, and discover the five standard assumptions that are made regarding the validity of sampling and data used in a t-test.

  • NYC Light Show Aims to Raise Awareness About Endangered Species

    On Saturday (Aug. 1), New York's Empire State Building will be converted into a giant billboard to draw attention to the plight of endangered animals around the world. From 9 p.m. to midnight EDT on Saturday, the Empire State Building's southern face will feature images of a snow leopard, a golden…
  • Google's AU$1m grant to help introduce 10,000 students to STEM careers

    Google is teaming up with three not-for-profit organisations to help train and raise the STEM capabilities of underrepresented groups, including women, low socio-economic groups, and Indigenous Australians.

  • Zoom In on NYC in United Nations' 'My Planet from Space' (Video)

    This gorgeous satellite view of the busy Big Apple as seen from orbit offers a glimpse into the new "My Planet from Space" exhibit currently on view at the United Nations. The video shows a satellite photo of New York City, pointing out the metropolis' boroughs before focusing in on the United…
  • WHO's Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Initial results from an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea are "exciting" and "promising" and suggest the shot could help bring an end to West Africa's epidemic, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said on Friday. "If proven effective, this is going to be a game…

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    The Science Of Surfboards - DNews

    Athletes often aren't perceived as being nerdy, but a LOT of science goes into sports! Here's what it takes to surf.

  • Biogen: Positive 2Q15 Results for Multiple Sclerosis Pipeline Drugs

    In 2Q15, Biogen (BIIB) posted mixed results for its pipeline drugs. Investor sentiment remained favorable for its innovative multiple sclerosis (or MS) drugs.

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  • 6 Things You Didn't Know Were Invented by NASA

    By: Joe OlivetoCredit: Wikimedia CommonsNASA deserves a lot of thanks. The space program is the reason we've put satellites in the sky, landed on the moon, and seen Armageddon. But in the constant quest to dominate the stars, the agency has also ended up creating tools and technologies with…

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  • Minority Report-type insect robots jump on water

    The spider robots that invade the bath of Captain John Anderton, played by Tom Cruise, were one of the highlights of iconic 2002 film Minority Report. Now a team of international researchers has created a similar insect android that can launch itself easily from the water. "I'm just fascinated by…

  • More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.

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  • Davis company wins European patent for crop water-efficiency trait

    Davis biotech company Arcadia Biosciences Inc. said Wednesday that a genetic trait it has rights to develop has won a European patent. The trait, developed in Israel and at the University of California Davis, can produce drought-resistant plants. Arcadia (RKDA) holds the exclusive license to the…

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  • Delivery Drones Could Be on Your Doorstep in a Decade, Google Says

    The Google concept, called Project Wing, would enable people to get products delivered "in short order," even in the most populated areas, Dave Vos, the project's leader, said here today (July 29) at a NASA-sponsored conference on drones. Project Wing was first described publicly in August 2014,…
  • Will Europe's Philae Comet Lander Make Another Comeback?

    The lander team would love to get Philae up and running again soon so that they can get an up-close look at how this "perihelion passage" affects 67P. This work ended when Philae's primary battery died and the probe went into hibernation — a consequence of coming to rest in an unexpectedly shaded…
  • Mental health suffers most in major nuclear accidents, studies find

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - People caught up in a nuclear disaster are more likely to suffer severe psychological disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder rather than any harm from radiation, scientists said on Friday. The studies counter the misconception that nuclear…

  • ​Cut the marketing nonsense: Will the real data scientist please stand up?

    Marketing people are just muddying the waters by misappropriating the 'data scientist' job title, according to former CERN physicist Dr Paul Schaack.

  • FBI understaffed to tackle cyber threats, says watchdog

    The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice showed, highlighting weaknesses in a flagship initiative to tackle growing cyber threats. As of January 2015, The Federal Bureau of Investigation had…

  • NASA crashes planes to save lives

    Space agency hopes series of dramatic tests in Virginia will improve on-board locator beacons so when the worst happens, help arrives fast

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