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  • Antarctica's Mysterious Mountains Preserved By Ice

    Earth's best-kept secret to looking young is buried under Antarctica's deep, old ice. The planet's fountain of youth is frozen water mantling Antarctica's mighty Gamburtsev Mountains, a new study reports. Instead, the Gamburtsevs are as rugged as the Rocky Mountains. "The question is, why does it…

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  • Early-Life Trauma May Help with Managing Stress Later

    Stress in one generation can lead to problems in that generation's offspring, but it may also pass certain benefits on to future generations, new research in mice suggests. "We've been interested in the effects of traumatic stress for several years, and showed that the effects are multiple but…

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  • Adaptive Computing demonstrates Moab HPC Suite - Enterprise Edition 8.1

    Organizations are increasingly using parallel processing technology to address their high performance, technical computing or big data analysis requirements. Adaptive Computing has long believed that its Moab HPC Suite should be the parallel processing monitor of choice.

    ZDNet
  • Ablynx says blood disorder drug estimates conservative

    By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian biotech company Ablynx believes its sales estimate for its drug for the rare blood disease TTP is conservative, after tests showed it had potential to treat more than just acute cases. Ablynx recently raised its estimate for peak annual sales for…

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    Galpin-Fisker Rocket: First Look (13 photos)

    Designed by Henrik Fisker, the Galpin Rocket starts with a 2015 Ford Mustang GT that receives a carbon-fiber skin and an engine upgrade to 725 hp. Galpin, the Los Angeles dealer-tuner, says it'll build copies for whomever has the money and patience.

    Yahoo Autos
  • Third Dutch chicken farm hit by bird flu

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch bird flu outbreak has spread to a third farm, the government said on Friday, prompting inspections at dozens of other farms in the Netherlands, a leading exporter of eggs and poultry. The latest infection was discovered on a chicken farm in the northern town of…

    Reuters
  • Groups sue feds over Pacific bigeye fishing rule

    HONOLULU (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday sued the National Marine Fisheries Service to challenge a new rule for fishing bigeye tuna, a popular species for sushi and fish steaks.

    Associated Press
  • Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies

    HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana.

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  • Obama plugs science, math education at ceremony

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that 19 scientists, researchers and innovators who received the country's highest honor for their life-changing work embody the spirit of the nation and its "sense that we push against limits and that we're not afraid to ask questions."

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  • U.N. Green Fund gets $9.3 billion in pledges at Berlin conference

    By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - Donor nations pledged up to $9.3 billion on Thursday to a U.N. fund to help developing countries tackle climate change, but environmental campaigners said the funds fell short of what they want.     The U.N. Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a major part of a plan…

    Reuters
  • Researchers Train Computers To Make Up Magic Tricks

    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic but what if the technology actually creates magic? A group of researchers at the Queen Mary University of London have trained a computer to create magic tricks using puzzle pieces and cards that are reproducible by humans. This…

    TechCrunch
  • 'Back boost' could help future-proof flu vaccines

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - An international team of scientists has found it may be possible to make seasonal flu vaccines more effective by using an idea known as "back boost" and pre-empting flu virus evolution. In a study published on Thursday in the journal Science, the University of…

    Reuters
  • How neuroscience can help us understand political partisanship

    "Read Montague" is not some command your prelapsarian political science professor gives you. It's the name of a computational neuroscientist who studies decision-making. He's the latest to release research showing something unusual going on in the brains of people who affiliate with a particular…

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  • Next Fitness Trackers Will Be Printed on Clothes

    These sensors are possible because scientists have developed new technologies that allow tiny, stretchable electrical circuits to be printed onto fabric. The new printable ink will be unveiled here at the IDTechEx Conference tomorrow (Nov. 20).

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  • Off topic: Population pyramid, planets as fruits, minimum-wage workers, best-books lists

    Because life spans are longer and fertility lower, today’s global population pyramid doesn’t look like much of one. Jupiter is a watermelon — in this graphic that uses fruit to explain the scale of the ...

    San Jose Mercury News
  • A Stanford University Debate: Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism

    Zoltan vs. Zerzan Debate -- Photo by Kourosh Afrashteh of Project PrometheusLast Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic. According…

    Huffington Post
  • An organ shortage is killing people. Are lab-grown organs the answer?

    The medical need for organ transplants far outstrips our supply, and the gap is only getting worse. "When we started out in the field about 25 years ago, a lot of this was considered science fiction," says Anthony Atala, of the Wake Forest School of Medicine, who's a real leader in this area.

    Vox.com
  • Light Therapy Could Stop Seizures in the Brain

    A team of scientists injected light-sensitive proteins into the neurons of epileptic mice, then shone light on those cells to stop the animals from having seizures. Known as optogenetics, this method of stimulating the brain using light was developed relatively recently, but it is already being…

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  • Smelly Corpse Flower Set to Bloom

    In a matter of days, perhaps hours, a rare corpse flower will bloom in upstate New York. Affectionately called "Wee Stinky," this corpse flower lives in a greenhouse at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The species, also known as titan arum, is found in the rainforests of central Sumatra. The…

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