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  • How Tripping On Mushrooms Changes The Brain

    Tripping on magic mushrooms may actually free...

    Business Insider
  • Stopping Ebola: How Small Changes Make a Big Difference

    Small changes in the way Ebola interventions are carried out in West Africa could make a big difference in curbing the growth of the epidemic, experts said this week. "Modest changes of performance," could be the factor that determines whether there is an exponential rise in cases, or the epidemic…

    LiveScience.com
  • Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter again

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared headed for failure for the fourth time.

    Associated Press
  • Seeing the Sistine Chapel in a whole new light

    Four hundred fifty years after Michelangelo's death, his masterpieces are being preserved through LED lights, new air conditioning system

    CBS News
  • Training pandas for the wild

    There are several captive breeding programs for pandas around the world; but one facility in China hopes to release the endangered animals back into the wild

    CBS News
  • Scientists build 'mini-stomachs' in lab

    Scientists using stem cells said on Wednesday they had built the world's first "mini-stomachs" -- tiny clusters of human gastric tissue that could spur research into cancer, ulcers and diabetes. Called gastric organoids, the lab-dish tissue comprises buds of cells that are "a miniature version of…

    AFP
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    Why Did The Antares Rocket Explode? - DNews

    Last night, a private Orbital Sciences rocket set to deliver cargo to the International Space Station exploded seconds after liftoff. Why did this happen, and what did we lose? Trace and Amy are here to discuss.

    DNews
  • Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied

    * Resupply vehicle reaches space station from Kazakhstan (Adds Breakingviews link) The 14-story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island at 6:22 p.m. (2222 GMT) on Tuesday but burst into flames moments later. It…

    Reuters
  • Dozens of genes fingered in new autism trawl

    One of the widest investigations into autism has implicated several dozen genes, boosting the search for a diagnostic tool and new treatments, scientists said on Wednesday. Mutations in these genes emerged in two studies which compared thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder against…

    AFP
  • Polio Vaccine: How the US' Most Feared Disease Was Eradicated

    Ebola may be the most feared disease right now, but for most of the 20th century, outbreaks of another disease left thousands of people paralyzed or confined to breathing machines: polio. Poliomyelitis, which was also sometimes called infantile paralysis, primarily infected children. But thanks to…

    LiveScience.com
  • People with celiac disease more likely to fracture bones

    By Katryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - People diagnosed with celiac disease are almost twice as likely as those without it to break a bone, according to a new review of the evidence. More studies are needed, though, to see if people whose celiac hasn’t been diagnosed yet are at similar risk,…

    Reuters
  • Where does Orbital Sciences go from here?

    CEO says company is determined to fulfill commitment to carry cargo into space for NASA.

    USA TODAY
  • Mad or Sarcastic? Your Computer Might Know Someday

    "Think of all of the amazing things the computer on 'Star Trek' can do," Valerie Freeman, a linguistics researcher at the University of Washington, said in a statement. Freeman and her colleagues presented the research Tuesday (Oct. 28) at the 168th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America…

    LiveScience.com
  • Unmanned U.S. Atlas rocket blasts off with GPS satellite

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - An unmanned Atlas rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday to deliver a Global Positioning System navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force. The 189-foot-tall (58-meter) rocket, built and launched by…

    Reuters
  • Alliant reviewing Orbital deal after rocket explosion

    By Mike Stone (Reuters) - Alliant Techsystems Inc said on Wednesday it was conducting a "thorough evaluation" of an agreement to merge its space and defense business with Orbital Sciences Corp following the explosion of an Orbital unmanned supply rocket. Orbital's 14-story Antares rocket exploded…

    Reuters
  • This is what North America would look like on Jupiter

    John Brady created this one as part of an in-depth series exploring the scale of the solar system over at Astronomy Central. Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, has a diameter of about 87,000 miles.

    Vox.com
  • Liberians fast, pray for three days to break Ebola 'curse'

    MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberians began three days of fasting and prayers on Wednesday to seek salvation from the "curse" of the Ebola epidemic, which has killed 2,705 people and infected 4,665 more in the West African country. The National Christian Ebola Task Force, an organization formed in…

    Reuters