• This week, geologists will attempt to drill through Earth’s crust and into the mantle

    Starting this week, scientists will begin a multiyear expedition to drill below the Earth’s crust, reports Nature. The quest to reach the Earth’s mantle began more than 60 years ago when Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk conceived of the idea while talking with his colleagues over drinks in 1957.…

    Digital Trends
  • Monsanto plans to eliminate carbon footprint by 2021

    As the world’s political leaders gather in Paris to troubleshoot the problems of man-made climate change, Monsanto Co. said Tuesday it plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021. In a release, the Creve Coeur-based Monsanto officials said they would look to breeding, biotechnology,…

    American City Business Journals
  • Historic Soho Building in Landmark District to Go Residential

    A new residential development in Soho is seeking to restore the neighborhood's past. The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the conversion of a century-old commercial building at 10 Greene Street into a structure with four residential units and retail...

    Curbed New York
  • Brent Saunders Softens His View On Research With Jim Cramer On 'Mad Money'

    Drug discovery is a key component of R&D and Pfizer has a long history of discovering major new medicines, including drugs like Zoloft, Zithromax, Lipitor and, yes, Viagra. However, Saunders has made his reputation on repudiating the need for such investments.

  • The High-Stakes Race to Rid the World of Human Drivers

    The race to bring driverless cars to the masses is only just beginning, but already it is a fight for the ages. The competition is fierce, secretive, and elite. It pits Apple against Google against Tesla against Uber: all titans of Silicon Valley, in many ways as enigmatic as they are revered.

    The Atlantic
  • The ​Nobel Prize winner who will advise PureTech on the next big thing in health care

    Nobel Prize winner H. Robert Horvitz will head a newly formed advisory board for Boston-based PureTech, helping the company prioritize areas in health care that most need to be addressed and vet the more than 650 ideas the company considers every year as the basis for new startups. In an email…

    American City Business Journals
  • Safer way to do gene editing

    Scientists say they have fine tuned a gene editing method to make it safer and more accurate - vital if it is to be used in humans to cure inherited diseases or inborn errors.

    BBC News
  • November Must-Reads

    This fall, my colleagues and I have been keeping a running list of the science, technology, and health stories from other publications that are too good to miss. I’m always drawn to stellar reporting and gorgeous writing, but these must-reads aren’t all opuses. Some are amusing, odd, and charming…

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    Hypersonic rocket engine could revolutionise space flight

    British company Reaction Engines are developing an air-breathing rocket engine that utilises both jet turbine and rocket technology. Matthew Stock reports.

    Reuters Videos
  • What Amazon Prime Air Could Look Like If Regulators Approve

    Amazon has given its vision of what the future could look like with drones delivering packages -- perhaps even those from future Cyber Mondays -- in just 30 minutes.

    ABC News
  • Researchers create magic sponge to clean up oil spills

    Researchers at Australia's Deakin University claim to have developed a new material that's capable of cleaning up large oil spills in a flash. A team, led by Professor Ying Chen, has created a new method ...

  • U.S., India agree growth, climate protection must go 'hand in hand'

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that India had to be able to grow and fight poverty, while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to ensure development would be coupled with environmental protection. One of the stumbling blocks to getting an inclusive agreement to fight climate…

  • The Science Behind the Power of Giving (Op-Ed)

    Jenny Santi is a philanthropy advisor to some of the world's most generous philanthropists and celebrity activists, and was the head of philanthropy services (Southeast Asia) for the world's largest wealth manager. A Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, Santi is a frequent commentator on the topic…
  • Innovation Is The Only True Way To Create Value

    We don’t all need to be geniuses to innovate. There are no shortages of problems—large and small—to solve.

  • AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing

    Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase ...

    Associated Press
  • Flies, wasps, beetles are important pollinators too

    Bees are declining worldwide but other insects are just as important for pollinating certain major crops and may be more resilient to environmental changes, scientists said Monday. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal, was based on 39 field…

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    Monkeys in Space

    NASA launches the first mammals into space, but can they bring them back?

    Scripps Ulive