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  • Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

    Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern civilization back to the 18th century," NASA said. The extreme space weather that tore through Earth's orbit on July 23, 2012, was the most powerful in 150 years, according to a…

    AFP
  • First Ebola victim in Sierra Leone capital on the run

    By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease. Radio stations in Freetown, a city of around…

    Reuters
  • Egyptian Carving Defaced by King Tut's Possible Father Discovered

    A newly discovered Egyptian carving, which dates back more than 3,300 years, bears the scars of a religious revolution that upended the ancient civilization. The panel, carved in Nubian Sandstone, was found recently in a tomb at the site of Sedeinga, in modern-day Sudan. Originally, it adorned the…

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  • Novo wins EU recommendation for two-in-one diabetes drug

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - A Novo Nordisk drug combining its long-acting insulin degludec with its type 2 diabetes treatment Victoza has been recommended for approval in Europe, in an important boost for the Danish company. The European Medicines Agency said on Friday it had issued a…

    Reuters
  • Planetary Society hopes tiny satellite sets sail above Earth

    Satellites about the size of a loaf of bread may one day explore space, propelled across the vast expanse by an unfurled sail.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Google's New Moonshot Project: the Human Body

    Google Inc. has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body. The early-stage project is run by Andrew Conrad, a 50-year-old molecular biologist who pioneered cheap, high-volume tests for HIV in blood-plasma donations. Dr. Conrad…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Satellites Track Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crash Site from Space (Images)

    Satellite images captured the smoldering wreckage of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 that was shot down by a missile on July 17 in eastern Ukraine. The bird's-eye view of the site was imaged by DigitalGlobe, a company based in Colorado that programmed three of its five satellites to track the area…

    SPACE.com
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    Research: California's Drought Situation More Dire Than We Realize

    Scientists at Jet Propulsion Lab and UC Irvine say the findings are shocking. Sylvia Lopez reports.

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  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

    The wrong questions can tank even the best interview. Here are five questions you should never ask in a job interview.

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  • '16 LB Moon earns Auburn offer

    A big offseason goal for class of 2016 linebacker Jeremiah Moon (Hoover, Ala.) was to earn an offer from Auburn. After participating in an Auburn camp in June, Moon came away with an offer from the Tigers, impressing assistant [db]Ellis Johnson[/db].

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  • Concerns grow over damage to EU wheat crop quality

    By Sybille de La Hamaide PARIS (Reuters) - Europe is heading toward a large wheat harvest this year but concerns are mounting that much of it could only be fit to feed animals after heavy rain earlier this month. "In light of the good yields expected we can still hope to see a good milling wheat…

    Reuters
  • Keryx drug improves phosphorus, iron in kidney patients: trial

    (Reuters) - A pivotal trial of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc's experimental drug Zerenex showed that it improved levels of serum phosphorus and iron in patients on kidney dialysis, according to results published on Thursday. The trial involved 441 patients, according to the Journal of the American…

    Reuters
  • CDC resumes tuberculosis lab transfers halted after anthrax mishap

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday lifted a moratorium on transfers of inactivated materials from its clinical tuberculosis laboratory, after a bioterror lab mishap last month potentially exposed workers to live anthrax, prompting the halt of transfers from other…

    Reuters
  • How Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Being Destroyed

    Somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea, military and civilian experts aboard a U.S. cargo ship, the MV Cape Ray, are disposing of Syria's arsenal of deadly chemical weapons. Much of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile has already made its way to Finland, the United Kingdom and the United States, where…

    LiveScience.com
  • 'Uncontacted' Amazon People Treated for Flu

    Advocates for indigenous tribes and Brazilian officials are worried that a group of people in the Amazon who had been living in isolation from the outside world may have contracted the flu — a potentially deadly disease that these individuals had never been exposed to before. On three separate…

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  • [video] NASA Finds Exoplanet With Longest Known Year

    Astronomers have found a transiting exoplanet with the longest yearly cycle ever recorded, using data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft. WSJ's Monika Vosough reports. (Photo: David A. Aguilar/CfA)

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  • Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial published on Thursday. A study published in The Lancet medical journal…

    Reuters
  • Nigeria may have no polio cases next year, says Bill Gates

    By Edmund Blair NAIROBI (Reuters) - Nigeria could cut the number of polio cases to zero next year and be declared free of the disease in 2018 even though a national eradication campaign has had to contend with an insurgency in the north, Bill Gates told Reuters. The Bill and Melinda Gates…

    Reuters
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    NASA creating largest rocket ever

    Just a few miles from the French Quarter, NASA is quietly making the largest, most powerful rocket that will have ever left Earth

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  • GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa. The British drugmaker said the shot, called RTS,S, is intended exclusively for use outside the European Union…

    Reuters
  • US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

    HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.

    Associated Press
  • Taste the rainbow.

    The Expendables are back for one last ride. See Expendables 3 in theaters on 8/15!

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