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  • The Latest: Will the real Tomas Lindahl accept his Nobel?

    Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): ___ 7:05 p.m. Tomas Lindahl, a professor at the microbiology division of Linkoping University in Sweden, got swamped with ...

    Associated Press
  • The Google XPrize moonshot is a step closer to reality

    An Israeli team competing in the Google Lunar XPrize has secured a launch contract to send its rover to the Moon. Xprize is offering $20 million to the first team to land a rover on the moon, travel 500 ...

  • How to Invest in America's Farmers

    Midwestern farmland is about as far away from Silicon Valley as can be, but agricultural technology is addressing some big challenges that farmers will face in the coming years, such as climate change and feeding a growing global population. The technology industry has now discovered agriculture,…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • A glance at the Nobel Prizes in 2015

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2015 Nobel Prizes are being announced this week and next. The $960,000 awards will be handed out in Stockholm and Oslo on Dec. 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. Below is a look at the winners announced so far:

    Associated Press
  • The Chicago Architecture Biennial Offers Thrilling, Eclectic and Quirky Overview

    A prototype enclosure designed by Selgascano + HelloEverything. Photo by Steve Hall, courtesy Chicago Architecture Biennial. While discussing her firm's conceptual design for a revamped, community friendly police station, on display now at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, architect Jeanne...

  • ​Four points made last week by Vertex, Polaris execs that were overshadowed

    While coverage of last week’s Innovation Forum hosted by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce pretty much focused on drug prices, the two featured executives from Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Polaris Partners had some insightful commentary on topics ranging from STEM education to biotech…

    American City Business Journals
  • Economists should keep to the facts, not feelings

    The American economist Paul Romer has recently written of "mathiness", by analogy with "truthiness", a term coined by American talk show host Stephen Colbert. Truthiness presents narratives ...

    Financial Times
  • A Better Ozone Standard From the EPA -- Is It Enough?

    Back in 2007, a panel of scientists decided that to protect public health the national ambient air quality standard for ground-level ozone standard should be between 60 and 70 parts per billion. The scientists were part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Scientific Advisory…

    Huffington Post
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to researchers who mapped how cells repair DNA

    Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar — have contributed to our understanding of how cells are able to constantly diagnose and fix the barrage of problems. Lindahl discovered the mechanism that constantly fixes DNA, known as "base excision repair." Modrich mapped "nucleotide excision…

    The Verge
  • Israeli team signs first launch deal in Google moon race

    An Israeli team competing in a race to the moon sponsored by Google has signed a with California-based SpaceX for a rocket launch, putting it at the front of the pack and on target for blast-off in late 2017, officials said on Wednesday. With the deadline to win a $20 million first-place prize just…

  • Trash Talk: Your Next Garbageman Could Be a Robot

    Highly efficient robots on wheels could soon be hauling trash in a neighborhood near you. Together with universities in Sweden and the United States, Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo is developing these useful robots, which will be able to roll around a neighborhood, pick up waste bins and chuck the…
  • Kiska Exploration Update

    VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 6, 2015 / Kiska Metals Corporation (TSXV: KSK) ("Kiska" or the "Company") is pleased to report on the current status of its exploration activities. ...

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    Microsoft Expected To Unveil New Line of Mobile Devices

    Microsoft is preparing to unveil Lumia 950 and Surface Pro 4 at press event.

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  • Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to neutrino 'flavor' change

    The Nobel Prize for Physics has previously been awarded to scientists for things like the study of the Higgs Boson particle and for complicated work that deals with graphene. This year is no different ...

  • Peter Thiel invests in device that detects bad steaks, and other bioech

    The PayPal co-founder announces four additions to his Breakout Labs biotech investment fund.

  • Rocker Grace Potter Mixes Space, Science and Music on Instagram (Video) sat down with Potter prior to her performance at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Saturday (Oct. 3) to discuss her cosmic influences, which shined through not only in our interview but on stage as well. "That's what it's all about!" Potter told the audience. Other Potter posts…
  • Roche says data shows Cotellic combination therapy effective

    Swiss drugmaker Roche said final survival data from a Phase III clinical trial showed the Cotellic drug used in combination with Zelboraf helped people with previously untreated BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma live significantly longer compared to Zelboraf alone. Cotellic was…

  • The State Of Agtech

    Almost two centuries ago, Jethro Tull used his new horse-drawn seed drill to individually plant seeds, replacing the traditional broadcast method. An early form of precision agriculture, his ingenious tool dramatically increased yield and led to an agricultural revolution. Another early…

  • Israeli team advances in contest to send spacecraft to moon

    A team of Israeli engineers is the first to advance in an international competition sponsored by Google to send a privately-funded spacecraft to the moon, contest organizers announced Wednesday. The Israeli ...

    Associated Press