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  • WHO employee infected by Ebola to be flown to Hamburg for treatment

    An employee of the World Health Organization (WHO) who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to the German city of Hamburg for treatment, a spokesman for the city said. Rico Schmidt, spokesman for the Hamburg Health Senate, said the patient would arrive later on Wednesday and be treated at…

    Reuters
  • Japan lab unable to replicate 'stem cell' findings: report

    Researchers in Japan have been unable to replicate experiments that were hailed earlier this year as a "game-changer" in the quest to grow transplant tissue, amid claims evidence was faked, a report said Wednesday. In a scandal that rocked Japan's scientific establishment, Riken -- a research…

    AFP
  • High school students can now design and run experiments on satellites

    Ardusat revealed its educational platform today, which provides tools for teachers to integrate Ardusat's small satellites into their curriculum.

    Gigaom
  • SpaceX delays launch after test rocket explosion

    Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch of its next Falcon 9 rocket by up to two weeks following Friday's explosion of a related prototype vehicle during a flight test, officials said on Tuesday. The privately owned company, also known as SpaceX, had planned to launch a communications…

    Reuters
  • Spider Personalities Shine Among Friends

    Results showed that social interactions can shape an animal's personality, said study leader Andreas Modlmeier, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pittsburgh. The study builds on a theory of animal behavior known as "social niche specialization." The idea is that within social groups,…

    LiveScience.com
  • Group files petition to idle coastal nuke plant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle California's last operating nuclear plant to review whether its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

    Associated Press
  • Agribusiness ETFs Wither as Farmers Tigthen Belts

    The agribusiness industry and related exchange traded funds could continue to fall behind the broader market as U.S. farmers face a significant drop in income after a bumper crop year sent grain prices ...

    ETF Trends
  • Teens with Depression Benefit from 'Collaborative Care'

    For teenagers with depression, finding and sticking with an effective treatment strategy can be an uphill battle. Their families often struggle to find a professional who can treat depression in adolescents, is accepting new patients and is covered by their insurance. "Right now, we don't do a very…

    LiveScience.com
  • Is There a Better Way to Measure Earthquakes?

    Earthquakes aren't measured linearly, but in orders of magnitude. Which means a 6.1 magnitude quake like the one that shook Northern California over the weekend is about twice as big as the 5.8 earthquake that rattled Washington, D.C., in 2011—and nearly three times as strong in terms of the amount…

    The Atlantic
  • [video] Steve Jurvetson's space dreams

    Steve Jurvetson, DJF partner, shows us his collection of space mission memorabilia, which he keeps as a mini museum at his office. Jurvetson enthusiastically supports Space X and it's missions to space, ...

    CNBC
  • Happiness study draws frowns from critics

    By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - A high-profile 2013 study that concluded that different kinds of happiness are associated with dramatically different patterns of gene activity is fatally flawed, according to an analysis published on Monday which tore into its target with language rarely seen…

    Reuters
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    Students Invent Potentially Life-Saving Nail Polish

    Soon, a fresh manicure could potentially save your life. Four male undergraduate engineering students at North Carolina University have created a nail polish that changes color when exposed to common date-rape drugs.

    Tribune
  • Satellite error sets back EU's ambitious satnav program

    The European Commission said on Monday it still had confidence in its plans to build a rival to the U.S. Space transport company Arianespace launched two satellites for Europe's Galileo system aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket from French Guiana on Friday but they were put into the wrong orbit, calling…

    Reuters
  • South Napa Earthquake Woke Up Many, Fitness Trackers Reveal

    Data scientists at Jawbone, which makes the UP and UP24 fitness trackers, analyzed how the earthquake may have affected thousands of UP wearers in the Bay Area who track their sleep using the fitness devices, according to a statement from the company. In fact, 45 percent of UP wearers living less…

    LiveScience.com
  • Women Seeking Flextime Pay Heavier Price Than Men

    Women may be penalized when they ask for flexible work situations, new research suggests. Women who ask to work from home or work nontraditional hours to fulfill family responsibilities are less likely than men to have their requests approved, according to a study presented here last week at the…

    LiveScience.com
  • Weird Cell-Shaped Structure Discovered In Mars Meteorite

    Scientists have found a strange structure resembling a microbial cell inside a Martian meteorite, but they're not claiming that it's evidence of Red Planet life. The researchers discovered the microscopic oval object within the Nakhla Mars meteorite, which fell to Earth in Egypt in 1911. While the…

    Huffington Post
  • Supersonic subs look to cross the Pacific in under two hours

    The distance between Shanghai and San Francisco is around 6,135 miles (9,873 km), and a team of scientists aims to make that trip possible in 100 minutes. Researchers at Harbin Institute of Technology's ...

    Engadget
  • 3 Reasons Monsanto Company's Stock Could Rise

    The leading sustainable agriculture company is presented with several long-term opportunities that could cause its stock to rise.

    Motley Fool
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    Scientists Scramble To Map Previously Unknown Fault That Caused Napa Quake

    Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa, California, was a jolt from the blue, involving previously unknown active fault lines as well as faults that were thought to be inactive. The quake caused widespread damage that may total several billion dollars, and scientists say it revealed new movement…

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