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  • SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in Pacific Ocean

    A Space Exploration Technologies Dragon cargo ship ended a monthlong stay at the International Space Station on Saturday and splashed down on schedule in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico. "Dragon is free," mission commentator Rob Navias said during a live broadcast on NASA TV.

    Reuters
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  • Dr. Laurie Glimcher, on Putting Everything on the Line

    A medical school dean asks: “As a scientist, if you’re not willing to take big risks and try daring experiments, what is the point?”

    The New York Times
  • Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

    Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer…

    The Associated Press
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    Is Fusion Energy Close To Becoming A Reality? - DNews

    Lockheed Martin claims to have a fusion reactor built in the next 5 years. How would this technology work, and what would this mean for the world? Trace explains.

    DNews
  • Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill

    HONOLULU (AP) — A shipping company pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges from a 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.

    Associated Press
  • Do You Have What It Takes to Go Into Space? (Probably)

    With pioneering companies like Space Adventures, Virgin Galactic and XCOR vying to launch average folks skyward, it seems like almost anyone can have the right stuff.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Lantern gets early funding for mental health therapy app

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Lantern, a technology startup that offers online and mobile coaching programs to support mental health, has won early backing for its service. Executives at the 2-year-old startup said on Friday it has raised $4.4 million from investors led by Silicon Valley-based venture…

    Reuters
  • Out of thin air, a business trend appears

    Technology from Chicago-based Mu Sigma helps the likes of Microsoft, Pfizer, and Wal-Mart identify valuable interconnections that can alter analytics results.

    Fortune
  • Adult support of bullied LGB youths tied to fewer suicide attempts

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bullied lesbian, gay and bisexual high school students are less likely to fight and attempt suicide when they feel connected to an adult at school, suggests a new study. Helping these lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) kids develop meaningful connections…

    Reuters
  • A conversation with the U.S. Energy Secretary on energy innovation and the Valley’s role

    A year and a half after taking the lead at the Department of Energy, Ernie Moniz reflects on changes to the loan programs, and how the government and Silicon Valley can fund energy innovation.

    Gigaom
  • WHO vaccines boss signs up as Ebola trial guinea pig

    By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The woman overseeing the rush to develop an Ebola jab has become one of the first volunteers to sign up to test the safety of candidate vaccines being developed. Marie-Paule Kieny, the World Health Organization's assistant director general for health systems and…

    Reuters
  • Ebola in NYC Is 'No Cause for Alarm,' Mayor Says

    A New York City doctor who recently returned from Guinea in West Africa became the first person in the city to test positive for Ebola, on Thursday Oct. 23, but authorities are emphasizing that there is no cause for alarm. "We are fully prepared to handle Ebola," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio…

    LiveScience.com
  • Majority of Swiss oppose proposal for strict immigration limits: poll

    ZURICH (Reuters) - A majority of Swiss voters are against proposals to place strict limits on immigration that will be put to a national vote next month, a closely-watched survey showed on Friday. Fifty-eight percent of Swiss voters are opposed to the initiative, according to a poll conducted by…

    Reuters
  • Baxter's blood disorder drug gets FDA approval

    (Reuters) - Drugmaker Baxter International Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its drug for treating bleeding episodes in adults with a rare bleeding disorder. The drug, Obizur, has been approved for use in patients with acquired hemophilia A, which usually affects older…

    Reuters
  • Charles Munger, Warren Buffett’s Longtime Business Partner, Makes $65 Million Gift

    The gift — the largest in the school’s history — will go toward building a 61-bed residence for visitors to the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, which brings together physicists for weeks at a ...

    The New York Times
  • China launches experimental moon orbiter

    BEIJING (AP) — China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

    Associated Press
  • Googler Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Baumgartner's Record

    Google executive Alan Eustace jumped from a helium balloon and fell to earth from over 135,000 feet on Friday, a record.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • WHO says Ebola vaccine plans accelerating as trials advance

    By Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Trials of Ebola vaccines could begin in West Africa in December, a month earlier than expected, and hundreds of thousands of doses should be available for use by the middle of next year, the World Health Organization said on Friday.…

    Reuters
  • What is the chaos theory?

    The chaos theory is a complicated and disputed mathematical theory that seeks to explain the effect of seemingly insignificant factors. The chaos theory name originates from the idea that the theory can ...

    Investopedia