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  • New 'Autopsy' Reveals Big Surprises About Boy King

    An international team of researchers studying King Tutankhamun are reporting some surprising new discoveries about the ancient boy king. The scientists say that a 'virtual autopsy' of Tut -- essentially a close analysis of a life-size image of the king made from more than 2,000 CT scans of his…

    Huffington Post
  • 11:00 am - Coffee is key.

    Visit Hamilton’s Soda Fountain & Luncheonette for delicious diner fare in a classic 1940s New York setting.

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  • Curfew in Sierra Leone town after rioting, shooting over Ebola case

    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Authorities in Sierra Leone imposed a curfew in the eastern town of Koidu on Tuesday after a dispute between youth and police over a suspected case of Ebola degenerated into gunfire and rioting, officials said. A local civil society leader said he had seen at least two bodies…

    Reuters
  • NASA's new SoundCloud account will make you feel spaced out

    Space has never sounded better (literally it hasn't, as it is a near vacuum where sound waves don't propagate). NASA launched its first official SoundCloud account last week in time for Twitter's introduction of embeddable audio clips, and already the space agency has posted over 60 recordings from…

    The Verge
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    Chemical romance (18 photos)

    These beautiful shots may look like works of modern art - but they are actually close-ups of chemical reactions. The works were snapped with the help of a group of scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Anhui, China. Titled Beautiful Chemistry the project was…

    Yahoo News
  • Washington's Smithsonian launches $1.5 billion fundraising campaign

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Smithsonian Institution, the world's biggest museum and research complex, publicly launched a $1.5 billion fundraising campaign this week, the largest in history for any cultural institution. The effort marks the first organization-wide fundraising campaign for the…

    Reuters
  • Ferran Adrià at Harvard: Why elBulli Will Never Reopen as a Restaurant

    Harvard University's annual Science & Cooking public lecture series brings chefs from around the world to lecture on the intersection of science and cooking. "I’ve been here since noon," declared a woman, aggressively claiming her space at the front of a growing line of people who hadn’t reserved…

    Eater
  • The Tech Behind Apple Pay: Is Your Money Secure?

    Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, launches today (Oct. 20), and while some have questioned whether the technology is safe, security experts say it may actually be safer than swiping your credit or debit card. Apple Pay lets iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users make purchases in stores with…

    LiveScience.com
  • MSF aims to start drug trials in Ebola clinics next month

    By Daniel Flynn DAKAR (Reuters) - The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) intends to start trials of experimental Ebola drugs in its treatment centers in West Africa next month, as it steps up measures to tackle the worst outbreak of the disease on record. Bertrand Draguez, medical…

    Reuters
  • Head of sphinx discovered at mysterious Greek tomb

    Thessaloniki (Greece) (AFP) - The head of a near-intact marble sphinx has been discovered in the largest tomb ever unearthed in Amphipolis, northern Greece, the culture ministry announced.

    AFP
  • Humanity’s Last Great Hope: Venture Capitalists

    Tech entrepreneur Bryan Johnson says he plans a $100-million fund that will invest in “crazy” projects that aim to build a better world. With government R&D spending stagnant, more VCs should step up on ...

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Robot can perform brain surgery through the patient's cheek

    A surgical robot can perform corrective epilepsy brain surgery in a much safer and less invasive way.

    CNET
  • Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel - study

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Sahel region's ability to produce food is not keeping pace with its growing population, and global warming will only exacerbate the imbalance, according to a new study. Among the 22 countries making up the arid region in northern Africa,…

    Reuters
  • Microsoft says to provide cloud, tools for tackling Ebola

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will provide free cloud-computing and research applications to qualified medical researchers working on the Ebola virus, the software company's chief executive said on Monday. "One of the things tomorrow morning we're going to do is make available Azure…

    Reuters
  • Empowerment Through Play: Getting Girls Into STEM

    In today’s STEM-driven economy, the need to talent ratio in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields is less than favorable. The scarcity and availability of qualified talent in STEM is creating a huge talent gap – and therefore, a problem for companies looking to innovate at…

    Business 2 Community
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    Nikon Small World 2014 (49 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. To select the winners, competition judges analyzed entries from all over the world covering subjects ranging from…

    Yahoo News
  • Omeros suspends mid-stage trial of Huntington's drug, shares fall

    (Reuters) - Omeros Corp said it suspended enrolment in a mid-stage study testing its experimental Huntington's drug as the company evaluates data from a concurrent trial in rats, sending its shares down 10 percent before the bell. A high dose of the drug, OMS824, in several rats demonstrated a much…

    Reuters
  • Johnson Controls' CIO Helps 125 Year Old Company Become Leader In The Internet Of Things

    On the face of it, you would not think of Johnson Controls as a leading candidate to be an innovator in the world of the Internet of Things. Johnson Controls is a 125-year-old company based in Milwaukee that produces more than $40 billion in revenue per annum. The origins of [...]

    Forbes
  • Medication Mistakes Affect 1 Child Every 8 Minutes

    Every 8 minutes, a child in the United States is affected by a medication error on the part of their parents or caregivers, according to a new study. In the study, researchers found that 63,000 children younger than age 6 were affected yearly by out-of-hospital medication errors between 2002 and…

    LiveScience.com
  • Newborn killer whale, first born since 2012, presumed dead in Washington

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The first calf born in two years to an endangered killer whale population off the coast of the Pacific Northwest has been declared missing and presumed dead just weeks after its birth, experts said on Tuesday. The mother of the baby orca was seen for three…

    Reuters
  • 2 Weird Tips To Lose Belly Fat

    It's Hollywood's Hottest Diet And Gets Rid Of Stubborn Areas Like Nothing Else.

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  • Blue Water Satellite to Develop Spectral Imaging Tools Using Google Maps for Work Cloud Mapping

    TOLEDO, OH / ACCESSWIRE / October 20, 2014 / Blue Water Satellite (BWS) a Toledo, Ohio, company that uses satellite and other spectral imagery and patented image processing to monitor the world's land ...

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