Science

  • Is the Universe a 2D Hologram? Experiment Aims to Find Out

    An ongoing experiment could reveal whether or not our full and fleshed-out 3D universe is an illusion, a 2D projection onto a cosmic screen beyond our perception or understanding. The Holometer project, which is based at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory…

    LiveScience.com
  • Questions for IBM’s Watson

    IBM’s Watson keeps adding new features. But can it make money?

    The New York Times
  • Gene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, changes that could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and experimental treatments now in…

    Reuters
  • There's No Quick Path to the Internet of Things

    We need to create a faster development path for the Internet of Things, or we will probably forget about the IoT before we see many benefits from it, Guest Columnist Thomas H. Davenport warns.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Monsoon forecast to be better for crops next week

    India's monsoon is expected to provide more rain next week that will aid growth of crops sown in northwest and central areas, weather officials said on Thursday. The annual monsoon rains are vital, because over half of India's farmlands lack irrigation, and the farm sector accounts for 14 percent…

    Reuters
  • U.S. infant vaccination rates high, timeliness a concern: CDC

    Immunization rates exceeded 90 percent for some vaccines, and fewer than 1 percent of infants received no vaccinations at all, the CDC said. Concerns remain, however, that children are not always getting their shots on time. One in 12 children was late receiving a first dose of the vaccine for…

    Reuters
  • Two-Thirds of US Teens with Mental Health Problems Get Counseling

    These services include any treatment or counseling provided in the school, childcare center, clinic, home or other places. Such treatment also includes attending a school or special school program for students with emotional or behavioral difficulties.  About 4 percent of all adolescents ages 12 to…

    LiveScience.com
  • Bad Memories Turned to Happy Ones in Mice Brains

    Memories are encoded in groups of neurons that are activated together or in specific patterns, but it is thought that neurons in different brain regions encode different aspects of a memory of an event. They made male mice form fearful memories by giving them painful electrical shocks, or form…

    LiveScience.com
  • How Delivery Drones Could Monitor Their Own Health

    The day when people can order products online and have them delivered by a drone may not be far off. "With something like package delivery, which needs to be done [consistently] over hours, you need to take into account the health of the system," Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, an aeronautical engineer…

    LiveScience.com
  • Rhino Reproduction Could Get Boost from Hormone Tests

    Rhino reproduction may undergo a renaissance in European zoos, as researchers try to tap into how they can boost the success of these massive animals mating in captivity, according to a new study. The endangered black rhino, illegally hunted for its horn, has low birth rates in European zoos, the…

    LiveScience.com
  • This Portable DNA Sequencer Is About the Size of a Brick

    The field tool could be used to detect infectious diseases

    BusinessWeek
  • Earth's Mantle Isn't Quite What We Thought It Was, Study Shows

    Maybe we were mistaken about Earth's mantle, the layer of our rocky planet that lies between its core and the thin crust on which we live. For years, earth scientists were convinced that the mantle's entire lower region--which stretches from 400 to 1,800 miles below the surface--was composed of a…

    Huffington Post
  • Lockheed Martin is building a facility in Australia for tracking space debris

    Space debris is a serious threat to satellites, and Lockheed Martin is now teaming up to further help keep satellites safe as they orbit around the planet. The firm is partnering with Electro Optic Systems (EOS) to build a facility in Australia that they say will increase the world's ability to…

    The Verge
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    Whole organ 'grown' inside animal for the first time

    Scientists in the UK have successfully grown a fully functional organ inside a living animal by transplanting cells grown in a laboratory. The researchs marks the first time a living organ has been created outside the body. Researchers from the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University…

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  • Tricking memory in lab animals stokes hope for PTSD

    By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - The frailty of remembrance might have an upside: When a memory is recalled, two research teams reported on Wednesday, it can be erased or rewired so that a painful recollection is physically linked in the brain to joy and a once-happy memory to pain. "Recalling…

    Reuters
  • For MS Patients, Wii Game Strengthens Brain

    Researchers in Italy found that men and women with mild-to-moderate MS symptoms who exercised at home for 12 weeks with a Nintendo Wii balance board system showed more positive-changes in areas of the brain responsible for balance and movement than people with MS who received no balance training.…

    LiveScience.com
  • Senegalese WHO doctor with Ebola arrives for treatment in Germany

    A Senegalese doctor who contracted Ebola while working for the World Health Organisation (WHO)in Sierra Leone arrived in Hamburg on Wednesday for treatment at a tropical medicine unit, becoming Germany's first patient with the disease. At a news conference on Wednesday the clinic's tropical…

    Reuters
  • Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.

    Associated Press