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  • Aliens will look just like humans, says Cambridge professor

    Technically Incorrect: Building on the principle of evolutionary convergence, an academic says it's likely that aliens will resemble us.

    CNET
  • Possible Link Between Eye Color and Alcoholism Risk Revealed in New Study

    There's a new potential clue in the ongoing effort to understand the genetic links to alcoholism: eye color. People with lighter eye colors appear to be more likely to develop alcoholism, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. The study, published this week,…

    ABC News
  • GAO sees room for improvement in bank cyber security exams

    U.S. banking regulators must hire and train more examiners with technology expertise so they can give more useful cyber security recommendations to small and mid-sized banks, a federal watchdog agency has warned. A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office identified the issue as…

    Reuters
  • 40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People With This One Quality Are More Likely to Succeed

    In the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies.During his experiments, Mischel and his team tested hundreds of children -- most of them around the ages of 4 and 5 years old -- and revealed what is now believed to be one of the…

    Huffington Post
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    More triple-digit heat in store for Bay Area

    Find shade and stay hydrated today, because it's going to be another scorcher in the Bay Area. A Heat Advisory remains in effect for interior portions of the East Bay, North Bay and Santa Clara Valley through 9 p.m.

    KGO – San Francisco
  • Fourth of July Downer: Fireworks Cause Spike in Air Pollution

    Fireworks are a beloved tradition of the Fourth of July, but the colorful displays also bring a spike in air pollution, a new study shows. The researchers analyzed information from more than 300 air-quality monitoring sites throughout the United States, from 1999 to 2013. The researchers looked at…

    LiveScience.com
  • Congress worries about space industry, reliance on Russian rockets

    Congress is calling for the space industry to end its reliance on a Russian rocket engine, encouraging industry leaders to offer viable alternatives, increasing competition and limiting costs. The United States needs to invest in an American rocket propulsion industrial base, ending the reliance on…

    American City Business Journals
  • India to spend $8 billion to boost irrigation, reduce dependence on monsoon

    NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has approved spending of 500 billion rupees ($7.9 billion) over five years to expand irrigation in rural areas to boost crop productivity and it also plans an online agricultural market to help farmers get better prices for their produce. A total of 53 billion…

    Reuters
  • Why Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation Stock Jumped Today

    Shares of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation bolted higher today. Here's why.

    Motley Fool
  • Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened.

    Associated Press
  • Recycled Dormitory Water: The Next Big Thing On Campus? (Video)

    The idea was dreamed up by Jim Englehardt, professor of environmental engineering at the University of Miami, and brought to life with support from NSF. Englehardt wanted to create a closed-loop water re-use system to treat wastewater and recycle it back to be used — all in one place. Using the…

    LiveScience.com
  • GlaxoSmithKline to open $95M nonprofit cell research center in Seattle

    British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced it is opening a nonprofit cell research center called the Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences to better understand how human genes function and use that research to accelerate the process of drug discovery. About 40 to 80…

    American City Business Journals
  • Science Can Change the World

    We live in an age of extraordinary progress: never in time have we lived longer, in better health. In the past two decades nearly one billion people were taken out of extreme poverty and several severe diseases have been eliminated in many parts of the world, like malaria in over one hundred…

    Huffington Post
  • NASA's New Horizons captures images of mysterious spots on Pluto

    As the New Horizons spacecraft preps for its inspection of Pluto on July 14th, NASA provided a status update with some interesting info. First, new color images show a series of spots along the dwarf planet's ...

    Engadget
  • Seahorse's Amazing Tail Could Inspire Better Robots

    Slinky snake robots could get a better grip when climbing, thanks to new research on how a seahorse's tail works, according to a new study. "Human engineers tend to build things that are stiff so they can be controlled easily," study co-author Ross Hatton, an assistant professor in the College of…

    LiveScience.com
  • Implanted drug improves tolerance of sunlight in rare condition

    By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - A skin-darkening drug can help protect against serious pain in people with a rare inherited condition that makes them flee sunlight like movie vampires, according to tests in Europe and the U.S. The condition, known as erythropoietic protoporphyria, causes severe…

    Reuters
  • Ball Corporation (BLL) Powers on JPSS-1 Weather Satellite - Analyst Blog

    Ball Corporation (BLL) has powered on JPSS-1 Weather Satellite.

    Zacks
  • Want to Find Life on Mars? Start in Antarctica (Podcast)

    Charlie Heck, multimedia news editor at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. One of the coldest, driest deserts on the planet, Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys may look like a frozen wasteland, but compelling new…

    SPACE.com
  • Dolphin leaps onto boat, injuring California woman

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.

    Associated Press
  • Australia's Great Barrier Reef outlook poor but not 'in danger': UNESCO

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The heritage committee of the UNESCO cultural agency said on Wednesday that the outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef was poor due to threats including pollution and climate change but stopped short of listing it as "in danger". Some environmental campaigners…

    Reuters