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  • Snake in the Grass! Huge Everglades Python Shows Invasive Issue

    A giant python — about as long as a shipping container — that was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month has now been euthanized, authorities say. The accidental finding of this snake shows how easily even huge pythons can remain hidden in Florida's swampy south, experts…

    LiveScience.com
  • Think Design Think

    Fields from science to politics to business are looking to design for inspiration, alternative processes, and new solutions. Design negotiates between technology, policy, systems and users. A structured design approach can heighten the hit-rate in the fuzzy front end of innovation processes in…

    Huffington Post
  • Chimps in New York animal rights lawsuit to be retired from lab

    By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - The chimpanzees at the center of a New York State Supreme Court case over the legal rights of animals will no longer be used for research, officials at the State University of New York at Stony Brook said on Friday. The retirement of the chimps, named Hercules…

    Reuters
  • The Life Aquatic: Miami Science Barge Coming to Museum Park Next Year

    The Miami Science Barge, which when completed will be exactly what it sounds like, officially has a home: Museum Park, or mores specifically, in the water right next to Museum Park. In a lovely turn of events, this puts...

    Curbed Miami
  • Japan's Suntory to conduct important space whisky research

    We have a strong whisky bias, so when Suntory revealed that it would be sending products into orbit, we had to know more. The company will fire six samples of its beverages to the International Space Station ...

    Engadget
  • Doing Good Tech Versus Doing Good With Tech

    The FDA is currently considering clinical trials for a drug that would delay aging. The idea of extending human longevity is a controversial one, with some arguing for immortality and others arguing that a lifespan into the mid-70s is perfectly adequate.So is the drug good or bad? As an investor in…

    TechCrunch
  • What assumptions are made when conducting a t-test?

    Learn what a t-test is, and discover the five standard assumptions that are made regarding the validity of sampling and data used in a t-test.

    Investopedia
  • Biogen: Positive 2Q15 Results for Multiple Sclerosis Pipeline Drugs

    In 2Q15, Biogen (BIIB) posted mixed results for its pipeline drugs. Investor sentiment remained favorable for its innovative multiple sclerosis (or MS) drugs.

    Market Realist
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    Bionic Eye Restores Woman's Vision

    Carmen Torres is the first to receive the life-changing implant in Florida .

    ABC News Videos
  • Deadly Fungus Could Threaten US Salamanders

    Each year, thousands of live salamanders arrive in shipments on U.S. shores, a trade that must stop immediately, scientists say. According to new research, a ban on salamander imports is crucial to stopping the spread of a deadly fungus that kills almost every salamander it infects.…

    LiveScience.com
  • A 'MacGyver' Competition Asks: What If Our TV Stars Were Scientists and Engineers?

    In the 1985 TV show MacGyver, the secret agent title character used a Swiss army knife and a roll of duct tape to solve urgent, life-or-death crises. Thirty years later, series creator Lee David Zlotoff gathered a room full of scientists, engineers, and screenwriters to solve what he sees as one of…

    TakePart.com
  • Zoom In on NYC in United Nations' 'My Planet from Space' (Video)

    This gorgeous satellite view of the busy Big Apple as seen from orbit offers a glimpse into the new "My Planet from Space" exhibit currently on view at the United Nations. The video shows a satellite photo of New York City, pointing out the metropolis' boroughs before focusing in on the United…

    SPACE.com
  • WHO's Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Initial results from an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea are "exciting" and "promising" and suggest the shot could help bring an end to West Africa's epidemic, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said on Friday. "If proven effective, this is going to be a game…

    Reuters
  • Space drones will collect samples from planets and asteroids

    While Curiosity's doing a great job on the red planet, there are still areas it can't go to, such as steep cliffs/hills and locations hidden by permanent shadows. That's why the engineers at NASA Kennedy ...

    Engadget
  • Google's AU$1m grant to help introduce 10,000 students to STEM careers

    Google is teaming up with three not-for-profit organisations to help train and raise the STEM capabilities of underrepresented groups, including women, low socio-economic groups, and Indigenous Australians.

    ZDNet
  • World's best whisky is being sent to age in space

    A Japanese distillery is sending some of its world-renowned whisky into outer space. Tokyo-based Suntory, a brewing and distillery company, announced today that it will send six samples of its whiskies and other alcohols to the International Space Station (ISS) next month, in order to observe the…

    The Verge
  • There's a giant underground ocean hidden in the middle of this Chinese desert

    When we think about the deserts of the world, water abundance is one of the last things that come...

    Business Insider
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    How Mob Mentality Gets Worse Online - DNews

    It seems like people are quick to attack people online. Is mob mentality worse on the Internet?

    DNews
  • Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

    LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) - The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100 percent effective.     Initial results from the trial, which tested…

    Reuters
  • Cecil the Lion: Do Paid Hunting Permits Help Save Wildlife?

    An American dentist who shot a famous 13-year-old lion, named Cecil, in Zimbabwe spent about $54,000 in permits to kill the top carnivore, according to news sources. Money from sports-hunting permits can fund protected parks that shelter wildlife and engage local communities in animal management,…

    LiveScience.com