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  • FDA panel backs Daiichi's blood thinner

    By Natalie Grover (Reuters) - A panel of advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted 9-1 in favor of approving Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo Co's blood thinner for use in some patients with atrial fibrillation. The drug, edoxaban, is a once-daily anticoagulant that inhibits Factor…

    Reuters
  • Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training

    DENVER (AP) — Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating such accidents.

    Associated Press
  • The No-Problem Problem

    Is Microsoft finally getting serious about making its workforce welcome to women and minorities? The internal memo that CEO Satya Nadella sent to his employees on October 15 is encouraging news. "I envision a company composed of more diverse talent," he said in his note, obtained by GeekWire. "I…

    Huffington Post
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    Top images from the 2014 Nikon Small World Competition (20 photos)

    Now celebrating its 40th year, Nikon Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum to recognize proficiency and photographic excellence of photography taken under the microscope. Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum for recognizing the art, proficiency and photographic…

    Yahoo News
  • Five-state study finds high levels of airborne chemicals near oil and gas sites

    A study of air emissions near oil and gas wells found strikingly high levels of benzene and other dangerous chemicals in some locations.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Orbital Sciences hopeful about finding cause of mishap

    The rocket makers say they hope to pin down the cause of a spectacular Antares launch failure within a week or so

    CBS News
  • Forget 'Lifehacks.' Form Good Habits Instead.

    A small selection of shortcuts are useful and meaningful, but don't be fooled by the illusion of progress.

    Entrepreneur
  • A Virus Found In Lakes May Be Literally Changing The Way People Think

    While conducting a separate experiment, a group...

    Business Insider
  • 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 organisation formed in…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tomorrow Daily 077: The Antares rocket explosion, ferrofluid art, and hydrogel robot muscles

    On today's show, we talk about the Antares rocket disaster, how scientists might use hydrogel to create artificial facial muscles in robots, and a ferrofluid art exhibit desperate for your attention.

    CNET
  • First Hasselblad Camera Flown in Space Up for Auction

    RR Auction of Massachusetts has scheduled Nov. 13 for its special live sale of the Hasselblad 500C camera, which includes components used aboard the fifth and sixth U.S. As the first Hasselblad to be flown into space, the camera led to NASA adopting the Swedish brand's equipment for the lunar…

    SPACE.com
  • 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
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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 (Updates to reflect initial inspection findings in paragraphs 5-6) 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…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Wolf-like animal seen roaming in northern Arizona

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An animal resembling a gray wolf has been spotted roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona, officials said Thursday, and tests are planned to determine exactly what it is.

    Associated Press