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  • After 150 years, Confederate submarine's hull again revealed

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship.

    Associated Press
  • It turns out Genghis Khan made a whole lot of us

    Genghis Khan is said to have millions of descendants. New DNA evidence says significant chunks of humanity may carry genes from a few powerful men.

    CNBC
  • 50-foot-long 'dragon' dinosaur species discovered in China

    The long-necked Qijianglong lived about 160 million years ago in the Late Jurassic period. Did its fossils inspire ancient dragon legends?>

    CNET
  • Second patient hospitalized in California undergoes Ebola testing

    Hours after a suspected Ebola patient in Sacramento, California, was found to be free of the virus, a second person hospitalized in the city was reported by public health officials on Friday to be undergoing testing for the deadly disease. The second patient was admitted to Kaiser Permanente South…

    Reuters
  • Why Doesn't Earth Have Rings? - DNews

    Early this week, scientists discovered a super Saturn, which got us thinking: Why doesn't Earth have rings?

    DNews
  • Modern Medicine, Mired at the Line of Scrimmage

    Modern medicine has some things in common with football -- or maybe I just have the Super Bowl on the brain. Both, it seems to me, tend to foster our occasionally-overinflated hopes, leaving us at times to contend with a relatively, well, deflated reality.Both are team sports, advancing courtesy of…

    Huffington Post
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    Israeli company’s space selfie seen by satellite

    Ad companies sometimes spend millions of dollars coming up with ways to get a company’s brand out to the public, but one crafty company in Israel thought of a stellar way to gain some exposure. Three hundred employees from Israel Aerospace Industries, or IAI, arranged themselves to spell out the…

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  • An Investor’s Guide To The Copper Industry

    Mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton have diversified portfolios of iron ore, aluminum, and copper assets, with most revenues coming from iron ore.

    Market Realist
  • In Boston and Aurora, Jurors May Risk Mental Health for Justice

    In Massachusetts and Colorado right now, thousands of ordinary citizens are answering jury summons, undergoing screenings that will decide if they will sit on the panels that will determine the fate of two young accused killers.

    LiveScience.com
  • White House unveils $215 million plan to develop patient-specific medical treatments

    The White House unveiled a "Precision Medicine Initiative" today — a $215 million investment that will go toward building a database containing genetic information and medical records belonging to millions of Americans, reports Science. The investment, one that’s part of President Obama’s 2016…

    The Verge
  • Europe's 1st Zero-Gravity 3D Printer Headed for Space

    Europe is set to send its first 3D printer into the final frontier this year to experiment with zero-gravity manufacturing on long space voyages. The European Space Agency plans to deliver its new Portable On-Board 3D Printer (POP3D for short) to the International Space Station by the end of June,…

    SPACE.com
  • Ebola likely to persist in 2015 as communities resist aid - Red Cross

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - West Africa will be lucky to wipe out Ebola this year, as the local population remains suspicious of aid workers, especially in Guinea, the Red Cross said on Friday. The virus is "flaring up" in new areas in the region and not all infections are being…

    Reuters
  • Obama launches a DNA data drive to revolutionize disease treatments

    New Precision Medicine Initiative aims to catalog the DNA of at least 1 million Americans in order to ‘bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes.’

    Fortune
  • Have Scientists Finally Found A Cure For Hair Loss?

    Hats off to researchers in California. They've taken what appears to be a big step toward the development of a cure for hair loss, a condition that affects 50 million men and 30 million women in the U.S. alone.The scientists, working at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla,…

    Huffington Post
  • 5 New Species of 'Shimmering' Goblin Spider Discovered

    Five new species of tiny, shimmering spiders have been discovered in Madagascar, according to a new study. In the study, researchers looked at 326 spider specimens they had previously collected in Madagascar over the course of a few years. "It is a remarkable discovery — a genus comprising a number…

    LiveScience.com
  • The Visit (An Alien Encounter)

    This film documents an event that has never taken place – man’s first encounter with intelligent life from space”, but ever since the invention of radio, humans have been sending signals into space, announcing their existence to other civilizations. With unprecedented access to the UN Office for…

    Internet Video Archive
  • Quantum computing gets some love with D-Wave taking in $29M

    Quantum computing specialist D-Wave Systems now has $29 million in new funding and plans to go on a hiring spree to add to its staff of over 120 people, according to the company. The cash infusion follows ...

    Gigaom
  • Novartis and J&J back UK biotech working on 30-minute STD test

    Novartis and Johnson & Johnson have stepped up investment in a UK molecular diagnostics company developing a 30-minute test for sexually transmitted diseases. The healthcare groups' venture capital arms ...

    Financial Times
  • Obama thinks "precision medicine" will make us healthier. Experts are skeptical.

    The White House is committing $215 million to support efforts to develop personalized medicine, a priority the President touched on in his State of the Union earlier this month. "Most medical treatments have been designed for the 'average patient,'" the White House statement read. Precision…

    Vox.com