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  • UN Ebola mission head wants significant progress in 60 days

    ACCRA (Reuters) - The U.N. mission for Ebola wants to achieve significant progress in combating the deadly disease within 60 days, including ensuring that 70 percent of cases receive treatment, its new head Tony Banbury said on Tuesday. At least 3,091 people have died from Ebola since the West…

    Reuters
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  • Monsanto launches Mexico center for developing improved corn seeds

    Global seed technology giant Monsanto said on Monday it has launched a global center in Mexico for developing conventional hybrid strains of corn, part of the company's push to boost output of the planet's most widely produced grain. The center, based in Tlajomulco de Zuniga on the southern fringe…

    Reuters
  • Drug, medical device companies paid billions to U.S. physicians, hospitals in 2013: data

    By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers in the last five months of 2013, according to the most extensive data trove on such payments ever made public. The payments, disclosed by the…

    Reuters
  • Women in Tech You Need to Know

    Good news, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress:The number of women-owned firms in the US grew by 59 percent from 1997 to 2013 -- 1.5 times the national average.Women of color are the majority owners at close to one-third of all women-owned firms in the nation.African…

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  • NASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers on Wednesday will crash a former military helicopter that's been retrofitted with various composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries.

    Associated Press
  • Ape See, Ape Do: Chimps Learn Skills from Each Other

    Scientists may have recorded chimpanzees learning skills from each other in the wild for the first time, according to a new study. For decades, scientists have known that chimpanzee troops are often distinct from one another in the wild, possessing collections of behaviors that seem to form unique…

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  • Neil Armstrong Biopics Take Small Steps Toward TV and Big Screen

    The life story of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has taken not one, but two small steps towards landing on both the big and small screens. A newly-acclaimed director and a television network have each reportedly turned their attention to Neil Armstrong, the late Apollo 11…

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  • 3D printing a better rocket

    NASA and the U.S. Army are now using additive manufacturing to manufacture lighter, cheaper, and better-performing aircraft parts.

    Fortune
  • Brain Tech Projects Get $46 Million in Funding

    Developing wearable brain scanners and devising tools to watch a brain's signaling chemicals in real time are among the 58 research projects that now have funding, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today (Sept. 30). These and other projects received the first wave of funding in the…

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  • Wow! Photographer Captures Stunning View of Milky Way from Maine

    Astrophotographer Adam Woodworth took this image from the Raven's Nest cliffs in Acadia National Park. Woodworth said the shot was a bit of a challenge. "The night started out with some clouds, then it was pretty clear, but by the time I was setup and it was dark enough for seeing the Milky Way…

    SPACE.com
  • Pivotal nabs OpenStack co-creator and Piston co-founder Joshua McKenty

    Joshua McKenty, one of the early architects of OpenStack while at NASA, and a co-founder of OpenStack startup Piston, has joined Pivotal at field CTO for Cloud Foundry. He hopes to make Cloud Foundry, ...

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  • Scientists Link California’s Epic Drought to Climate Change

    Meteorologists have blamed a persistent high-pressure system over the Pacific Ocean for California’s record-breaking drought. Now Stanford University scientists for the first time have linked that weather pattern to climate change.

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  • Entia Biosciences Announces Ergothioneine Study Results

    SHERWOOD, OR / ACCESSWIRE / September 30, 2014 / Entia Biosciences, Inc. (OTCQB: ERGO), an emerging leader in the field of nutrigenomics, today announced the publication of a study demonstrating the antioxidant ...

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  • Dolphins Can Sense Magnets, Study Suggests

    Dolphins can now add magnetic sense to their already impressive resume of abilities, new research suggests. The animals may use their magnetic sense to navigate based on the Earth's magnetic field, the researchers said. A number of different animals are thought to possess this magnetic sense,…

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  • New Basis Peak Is Part Fitness Tracker, Part Smartwatch

    A new version of the Basis fitness tracker called Peak — which features a new design, improved heart rate monitoring and some smartwatch capabilities — will be released in early November, the company announced today (Sept. 29). Some notable differences in the new tracker are its touch screen and…

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  • Creationism Is About Gay Marriage, Not Science

    One day a few years ago I lost my glasses. I searched all over: kitchen, bedside table, bathroom. I didn't find them but I did find Elizabeth, my wife. "E," I said, "Have you seen my glasses? I've looked everywhere and can't find them." She smiled quizzically, then laughed aloud when she saw I…

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  • Sanofi-Regeneron drug has positive trial results in chronic sinusitis

    By Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - An experimental drug from Sanofi and Regeneron significantly reduced congestion in in a mid-stage trial on patients with chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps, a condition poorly controlled by existing drugs, the companies said on Tuesday. In a Phase IIa trial of…

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  • China launches media campaign to back genetically modified crops

    China's government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of negative publicity over a technology it hopes will play a major role in boosting its food security. The agriculture ministry earlier this week announced it would try to educate the…

    Reuters