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  • Look at what two years on Mars did to the Curiosity Rover

    Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of…

    The Verge
  • UK and Wellcome offer $10 million for emergency Ebola research

    An emergency research call has been launched to help fight the world's worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with the British government and the Wellcome Trust medical charity pledging a combined 6.5 million pounds ($10.8 million). "The gravity of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa demands an urgent…

    Reuters
  • Coming to a TV near you: ABC's Chris Hadfield-inspired astronaut comedy

    Everything I learned about space — how you cry, eat, sleep, vomit, wash, exercise, and more — I learned from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. During his missions aboard the International Space Station, Hadfield created a bevy of short Q&A-style videos that showed the topsy-turvey life of an…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Experts launch project to digitize neglected Bosnian heritage

    By Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A group of Balkan experts have launched a high-tech project to digitize Bosnia's historical archives which were partly destroyed during its three wars last century and are still under threat from neglect and a lack of funding. The project promises to make…

    Reuters
  • Novartis hands over experimental TB drugs in antibiotic pullback

    By Caroline Copley ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has signed a licensing deal to hand over its experimental tuberculosis (TB) drugs to the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, joining a growing Big Pharma retreat from antibiotics. The TB Alliance deal reflects renewed scrutiny of the Novartis…

    Reuters
  • Rats in Spaaace! NASA Wants to Put Rodents on Space Station

    Call them the "rat-stronauts." NASA is drawing up plans to launch a team of rats with the right stuff to the International Space Station as early as this year. This means there will need to be changes to animal husbandry to keep the rats happy and healthy, said Julie Robinson, NASA's chief…

    SPACE.com
  • Cities’ Air Problems Only Get Worse With Climate Change

    Scientists predict that higher temperatures will speed up the creation of lung-damaging ozone in the world’s metropolises.

    The New York Times
  • Growing number of biosafety labs raises public health concern

    Construction of new biosafety labs a waste of money, possible threat to public health, say reports and experts.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • RISC creator is pushing open source chips for cloud computing and the internet of things

    Computer scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are joining the fight for open source chips with an instruction set architecture called RISC-V. They view it as a true open source project ...

    Gigaom
  • Ball Corporation Up on Successful Launch of WorldView-3

    Ball Corporation's (BLL) shares gained on the successful launch of WorldView-3 satellite.

    Zacks
  • Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a…

    Associated Press
  • Toy-like rockets could someday carry tiny satellites and human ashes to space

    Twenty years after its founding, Microlaunchers could finally find the interest it needs to build huge fleets of small rockets.

    Gigaom
  • Polio Vaccines May Not Always Work

    The standard polio vaccine may not always work, as vaccinations didn't prevent polio in people in the Republic of the Congo during an outbreak there in 2010, a new study shows. The reason the vaccine didn't always work during the outbreak was that the virus had mutated, the researchers said. Of…

    LiveScience.com
  • Humans Did Not Wipe Out the Neanderthals, New Research Suggests

    Neanderthals went extinct in Europe about 40,000 years ago, giving them millennia to coexist with modern humans culturally and sexually, new findings suggest. This research also suggests that modern humans did not cause Neanderthals to rapidly go extinct, as some researchers have previously…

    LiveScience.com
  • Michael Brown's Autopsy: What It Can (and Can't) Tell Us

    Autopsies completed on the body of black teenager Michael Brown have failed to reveal exactly what happened on Aug. 9 when authorities said white police officer, Darren Wilson, fatally shot the boy in Ferguson, Missouri. As part of three separate investigations into the shooting, both the county…

    LiveScience.com
  • Scientists Invent a Way to Generate Electricity From Your Home’s Windows

    Forget putting solar panels on your roof—in the near future, you may be generating electricity from windows, skylights, or even your iPhone. Researchers at Michigan State University have created a transparent photovoltaic material that can be placed over glass or any other clear surface. Captivated…

    Takepart.com
  • Beyond Bulletproof: New 'X-Vehicles' Take Stealth to the Extreme

    To make ground vehicles both safer and better suited for the battlefield, these machines need to take advantage of other technologies, such as those that can help troops avoid detectionby enemy forces, DARPA said. "GXV-T's goal is not just to improve or replace one particular vehicle — it's about…

    LiveScience.com