Science

  • Canada to deploy military health staff to Sierra Leone in Ebola fight

    By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will send up to 40 military staff to Sierra Leone to help battle Ebola, the government said on Thursday as it also launched a campaign to recruit healthcare workers to help operate treatment centers in three West African countries. The death toll in the…

    Reuters
  • Why India’s agriculture and allied sectors are influential

    Agriculture is usually considered the backbone of an economy. India has a large amount of agrarian land. It also has suitable weather conditions.

    Market Realist
  • Sesame Street Muppets Counting Down to NASA Orion Launch

    Elmo, Cookie Monster and the other popular muppets from "Sesame Street" have joined forces with NASA to count down to the launch of the first Orion spacecraft, scheduled for Dec. 4. Beginning Tuesday (Nov. 25) and over the next ten days, NASA and "Sesame Street" will share online comic strips,…

    SPACE.com
  • Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.

    Associated Press
  • Cricket-Helmets have made batsmen feel too safe, says Boycott

    (Adds Gatting quotes) LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Helmets have given a false sense of security to batsmen, who no longer have the necessary technique to deal with fast bowling, according to former England opener Geoff Boycott. The death of Australian Phillip Hughes on Thursday after being struck on…

    Reuters
  • Why Interstellar Should Be Taken Seriously -- Very Seriously

    A few of my closest friends are physicists. My physicist pal and I loved the movie, and to us (especially the physicist) the physics of the story were merely a layman's version of the real thing, but that was the right way to do it.

    Huffington Post
  • Does Intermittent Fasting Have Benefits? Science Suggests Yes

    Instead of eating three square meals a day, an eating schedule that involves "intermittent fasting" could help fight not just obesity but many related diseases of modern life, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's, researchers say. In fact, the most common eating pattern in modern…

    LiveScience.com
  • TV Review: ‘Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink’

    “Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink” is an alarming title, but given the cottage industry and political interests built around denying climate science, desperate times call for extraordinary appellations. Actually, beyond its name, this is an extremely solid documentary, detailing two of the five…

    Variety
  • Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space (Video)

    This Thursday (Nov. 27) will be full of feast, family and friends as people celebrate Thanksgiving — both on Earth and on the International Space Station (ISS). The orbiting lab's American astronauts — commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore and flight engineer Terry Virts — and Italian-born flight…

    SPACE.com
  • Mobile apps for exploring the known universe

    To say that human beings have only explored a speck of the observable universe is an understatement of cosmic proportions. Thankfully, we now have new tools available on our tablets and smartphones to explore planets, stars, galaxies, space stations and space environments. With these five apps,…

    Appolicious
  • No quit for the 'Queen of Carbon'

    Medal of Freedom recipient Mildred Dresselhaus, 84, continues to inspire women in the field of science

    CBS News
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    The Science Of Dark vs. White Meat - DNews

    Thanksgiving day, if you eat turkey, you have the choice of eating white meat or dark meat. What's the difference? In this episode, Trace breaks down what meat is.

    DNews
  • Lego car becomes an avatar for a worm

    Remember the OpenWorm project, in which researchers reproduced the genome of a nematode worm digitally and made it wiggle around on a screen? If you take the "brain" of that worm and use it to ...

    Engadget
  • Europe's space-based, laser-powered data highway passes early test

    By Maria Sheahan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A European satellite beamed images to earth using new laser-based communications technology on Friday, opening the way for uninterrupted and near instantaneous viewing ...

    Reuters
  • The Science of Hate in College Football

    In college football, where fans of opposing teams can’t agree on much of anything, they do share one opinion: There is no such thing as a boring rivalry.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Beer-Bottle Physics Could Help Explain Deadly Eruptions

    The science of a bar prank that causes beer bottles to overflow with foam could help explain lethal eruptions of gases, researchers say. A better understanding of this effect could also help researchers to model what could happen if carbon dioxide is accidentally released from containment systems…

    LiveScience.com
  • Scientists Warn About Bias In The Facebook And Twitter Data Used In Millions Of Studies

    Social media like Facebook and Twitter are far too biased to be used blindly by social science researchers, two computer scientists have warned.

    Forbes
  • Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off

    Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet captivated the world.

    AFP
  • The art and science of the bottom of a whisky glass

    Photographer Ernie Button discovered a world of beauty -- and fluid science -- in the residue of evaporated whisky.

    CNET