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  • Supermoon Saturday: Supersized Full Moon Rises This Weekend

    One of the biggest full moons of the year — a so-called "supermoon" — will light up the night sky on Saturday (July 12), but is only the first in a lunar triple-play this summer. During this weekend's supermoon, the July full moon will appear about 30 percent brighter and 14 percent closer than a…

    SPACE.com
  • CDC Closes Labs After Accidents With Flu, Anthrax Samples

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered a moratorium on shipping samples from its high-security labs and said it would review safety procedures after two accidents with anthrax and flu samples....

    The Wall Street Journal
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  • A rocket scientist at Oxford University is designing better cookware

    What do rocket scientists do in their spare time? Design cookware, apparently. A Oxford University professor has created a new kind of saucepan that heats up 30-percent faster than traditional cookware. ...

    Engadget
  • [video] The fight against Alzheimer's

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports there are currently 67 medicines in development for Alzheimer's, with the biggest players in the space including Eli Lilly, Roche/Genentech and Biogen.

    CNBC
  • Is This the TV of the Future?

    LG Display unveiled a paper thin 18-inch television panel prototype that can be rolled up into the shape of a thin cylinder -- making television portable.

    ABC News
  • Korean Mummy's Hernia Diagnosed 300 Years Later

    An autopsy of a Korean mummy entombed in the 17th century shows that the middle-age man suffered from a potentially painful hernia during his lifetime, according to a new study. The mummy, only discovered last year, had been buried in a royal tomb of Korea's Chosun (or Joseon) Dynasty in Andong, a…

    LiveScience.com
  • Adélie Penguin Census Shows Seabirds Are Thriving

    For the first time, researchers have counted all the world's Adélie penguins—a sprightly seabird considered a bellwether of climate change—and discovered that millions of them are thriving in and around ...

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Questions and answers about saltwater spills

    An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal authorities are investigating whether any of the liquid reached Lake Sakakawea, one of the nation's largest man-made lakes. Here are some…

    Associated Press
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    Mystery Space Signal Baffles Scientists

    A mystery burst of radio waves has scientists saying it came from beyond the Milky Way, but what was it? Cornell University astronomy professor James Cordes explains the science on the News Hub with Sara Murray.

    WSJ Live
  • Sanofi dengue vaccine promising but questions remain

    By Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - The first vaccine against dengue fever, from France's Sanofi, provided moderate protection in a large clinical study, but questions remain as to how well it can help fight the world's fastest-growing tropical disease. The late-stage trial involved 10,275 healthy…

    Reuters
  • Elon Musk Donates $1 Million to New Tesla Museum

    For his 158th birthday, Nikola Tesla got a day named in his honor and a new science museum with $1 million in funding from billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. Musk, the CEO of electric car company Tesla Motors and rocket company SpaceX, pledged the money in support of a new Tesla museum to be built…

    LiveScience.com
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    Former Live-In Nanny Who Wouldn't Leave Speaks

    Diane Stretton says the Bracamontes called her a dog, swore at her and put dog food outside her room.

    ABC News Videos
  • Here’s Another Thing About the Birds and the Bees—Pesticides Are Killing Both

    A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature suggests that a dramatic drop in populations of farmland birds in the Netherlands is likely tied to the use of neonicotinoids—the same class of systemic pesticide implicated in honeybee population declines. David Goulson, a professor at the…

    Takepart.com
  • Combining vaccines may help eradicate polio

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Combining two types of polio vaccine, including one that is injected rather than given orally, appears to give better immunity and could speed efforts to eradicate the crippling disease, scientists said on Friday. British and Indian researchers said the…

    Reuters
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  • How Spaceflight Software Helps Fight Bank Fraud

    The same technology that controls spacecraft circling hundreds of miles above Earth is now being used to sniff out bank fraud. Space exploration software has already been adapted for other uses such as brain scans, but now it's been translated into a sophisticated system called Feedzai that is…

    SPACE.com
  • Top air and space-themed museums in the US: TripAdvisor

    To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing coming up this month, TripAdvisor has compiled a list of the top-rated space-themed attractions in the US, giving the top spot to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, a companion site to Smithsonian National Air…

    AFP Relax News
  • The Fight Over an Artificial Brain

    The European Union just granted 1.2 billion euro to the Human Brain Project—a sort of Human Genome Project for the brain. But some scientists are boycotting.

    The Daily Beast (RSS)
  • Commercial space race: US lags Europe

    The space race has moved on from the battle between Cold War rivals, to a contest between companies to get ahead in the commercial space market.

    CNBC
  • Hubble Telescope's 'Pillars of Creation' Remade in Computer Simulation

    An astronomer has recreated the famous "Pillars of Creation" using a computer. In 1995, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope trained its gaze on a stellar nursery inside the Eagle Nebula, a billowing could of gas and dust about 7,000 light-years from Earth. The resulting image, dubbed "The Pillars of…

    SPACE.com
  • The Internet Really Has Changed Everything -- Maybe Even What We Find Sexy

    Which face do you find sexier -- the one on the left, or the one on the right? What about these faces? Given that you have access to the internet -- a safe assumption since you made it to this page -- there's a good chance that you went for the faces on the left of each pair. But get this. If you…

    Huffington Post
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