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  • Monsanto gives $4 million to effort to save monarchs

    Monsanto Company said it will give $3.6 million through a partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies as part of an effort to help monarch butterflies. The partnership with the U.S. agencies is meant to support habitat restoration, education, outreach and milkweed…

    American City Business Journals
  • NASA Chief: 1-Year Space Station Mission Advances NASA Journey to Mars (Op-Ed)

    Charles Bolden is the NASA Administrator. Today, we launch an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut to live and work in space for an entire year — the longest continuous stretch an American astronaut will have been in space.

    SPACE.com
  • Honda to test self-driving prototypes at former U.S. naval base

    By Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co has joined Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz in testing self-driving vehicles and technologies on private roads at a former U.S. naval facility outside San Francisco, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday. Honda also is a partner in the University of…

    Reuters
  • Bio-AMD, Inc.; General Update & MIDS Plans

    LONDON, ENGLAND / ACCESSWIRE / March 31, 2015 / Bio-AMD, Inc. (OTCQB:BIAD) and Bio Alternative Medical Devices Ltd., our majority owned medical devices subsidiary (together "Bio-AMD," "We" ...

    Accesswire
  • No Crying in the Kitchen: Japan Firm Engineers Tear-Less Onions

    Japanese food maker House Foods Group says it has developed onions that don't result in tears, stinky hands or bad breath.

    The Wall Street Journal
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    Are Teachers Giving You Too Much Homework? - DNews

    Is homework necessary, or is it just a waste of everyone's time?

    DNews
  • Biotech's next buzz: Gene therapy?

    As gene therapy emerges in the biotech industry, Cowen and Company analyst Phil Nadeau explains why it could be the next billion dollar industry.

    CNBC
  • Michael Stonebraker Explains Oracle's Obsolescence, Facebook's Enormous Challenge

    Michael Stonebraker is a living legend in the database world. Friday afternoon, I had the honor of speaking with Stonebraker by telephone, to congratulate him for being this year's recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery's "Turing Award" for his groundbreaking contributions to computer…

    Barrons.com
  • Security firm says new spy software in 10 countries came from Lebanon

    By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A security company has discovered a computer spying campaign that it said "likely" originated with a government agency or political group in Lebanon, underscoring how far the capability for sophisticated computer espionage is spreading beyond the world’s top…

    Reuters
  • Blue Ridge Capital Exits Position in Monsanto

    Monsanto is a leading global provider of agricultural products that help farmers to improve productivity and reduce the costs of farming.

    Market Realist
  • Aral Sea Looks Like a Painting from Space

    The Aral Sea is shrinking, leaving a dried-up white lakebed where there used to be blue water. The image actually combines three separate radar scans: the red parts show data from Oct. 17 2014, the green from Dec. 28 2014 and blue from Feb. 14 2015.

    LiveScience.com
  • MedImmune, Tech Council of Maryland chart path for region's biotech community

    Could Greater Washington be one of the big three in biotech beside other market leaders like, say, Boston? MedImmune, the research and development arm of AstraZeneca, was hosting the first Maryland Regional Biotech Forum to chart a course for elevating the region's reputation into the top three by…

    American City Business Journals
  • The End of Ebola? Lessons at the Epidemic's One Year Anniversary

    "That's the anthrax building," a colleague told me several years ago, pointing to a squat reddish-brown brick building in the middle of Fort Detrick, for many years the U.S. Army's center for biological warfare research. Cinderblocks now sealed up all of the doors and windows. Inside, anthrax -- a…

    Huffington Post
  • Watch NASA spin-test its Mars-bound 'flying saucer' this afternoon

    As NASA prepares to send more spacecraft, and eventually humans, to Mars, its scientists are having to rethink the parachute. To address this problem, NASA is trying to develop alternatives with the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) program, and it's looking at what is basically a high-tech…

    The Verge
  • 6 Crazy Skills That Prove Geckos Are Amazing

    Geckos can hang by their toe hairs, scamper up walls and regrow their tails. Geckos are amazing creatures with a toolbox full of tricks that science is continuing to uncover. How do dirty geckos take a bath? Geckos are covered with hundreds of thousands of tiny, hairlike spines that trap pockets of…

    LiveScience.com
  • Novartis digs deeper into cancer with up to $750 million Aduro deal

    (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis is digging deeper into cancer immunotherapy, one of the hottest areas of drug research, through a tie-up with Aduro Biotech worth up to $750 million. The move comes as the privately owned California-based biotech group prepares for a $86 million initial public…

    Reuters
  • AlchemyAPI Acquisition Will Empower IBM’s Watson

    IBM’s (IBM) Watson is a cognitive computing system that analyzes large volumes of data, understands complex questions posed in natural language, and proposes evidence-based answers.

    Market Realist
  • Look Beyond Academia to Find Jobs With a Science Ph.D

    While earning her Ph.D. in chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis, Natalie LaFranzo, 29, spent hours in the lab developing techniques for studying how neurons communicate. At graduation, she jumped to a St. Louis startup that contracts with academic, government and industrial labs to do…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • New cancer drugs 'vastly overestimated', says contrarian analyst

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - A hot new class of drugs designed to help the body's own immune system fend off cancer by blocking a protein called PD-1 is going to be big - but not nearly as big as investors think, according to a new analysis. Former top Nomura analyst Amit Roy, who now runs…

    Reuters
  • Shocking Discovery: Egypt's 'Mona Lisa' May Be a Fake

    The "Meidum Geese," as modern-day Egyptologists and art historians call it, was supposedly found in 1871 in a tomb located near the Meidum Pyramid, which was built by the pharaoh Snefru (reign 2610-2590 B.C). A man named Luigi Vassalli discovered and removed the painting, which is now located in…

    LiveScience.com