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  • Discovery Is Becoming More And More Ridiculous With Its Fake Documentaries

    Despite widespread backlash over fake documentaries, supposedly educational networks are turning to them more and more in efforts to net viewers and in the process are making people dumber. Last year's two-hour special on Discovery, called "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives," convinced 70% of…

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  • New Ebola clinics useless without more trained staff

    By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A shortage of volunteers to staff the new Ebola clinics and hospitals the international community is building in West Africa threatens efforts to bring the deadly virus rapidly under control, aid agencies have warned. “The missing link is…

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  • U.N. aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight

    The United Nation's civil aviation body, currently wrestling with how to help airlines maintain safety over conflict zones, is taking first steps toward protection for commercial vessels in space. Commercial space travel took a big leap this week after the U.S.

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  • Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

    A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month. Educators and investigators say some teachers lack the training required by law and don't know about…

    Associated Press
  • See Jupiter and the Moon Meet Up in Pre-dawn Sky Saturday

    Look toward the eastern sky during the predawn hours tomorrow, and, weather permitting, your eyes will immediately be drawn to the two brightest objects in the sky: the moon and Jupiter. To the upper left of this lunar ball, you'll see a dazzling, silvery non-twinkling "star." However, this…

    SPACE.com
  • Lab-On-A-Chip Tech is Revolutionary, Yet Universities Cling to 'Dark Ages' Animal Models (Op-Ed)

    Pascaline Clerc is senior director of Animal Research Issues at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Clerc studied mitochondria at the University of Grenoble, France, before joining the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the University of Maryland in Baltimore as a post-doctoral…

    LiveScience.com
  • Prelude to Offshore Drilling Not a Blast for All (Op-Ed)

    President Barack Obama decided to move forward with preliminary steps for offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, an area where the practice has not been allowed for more than 30 years. Oil and gas companies are currently applying for permits to conduct seismic airgun blasting in waters from…

    LiveScience.com
  • Wildfire Prevention Costs Far Less Than Fires (Op-Ed)

    Jeff Peterson is a research associate of the Arizona Rural Policy Institute at Northern Arizona University (NAU) where he specializes in economic impacts and data analysis. Peterson contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The economics of wildfires are complex…

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  • The City of Broad Startups: Chicago Creative Space recently swung by...

    Chicago Creative Space recently swung by 1871's office to get a tour and speak with CEO Howard Tullman about the technology incubator and coworking space's mission. The 50,000 square foot space houses over 250 startups, and has been a major catalyst in the Merchandise Mart's rebirth as an important…

    Curbed Chicago
  • In Massive Shift, Nestlé Takes on Animal Cruelty (Op-Ed)

    Matthew Prescott, food policy director for The Humane Society of the United States, contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  In late August, Nestlé, the world's largest food company, rocked animal agribusiness when it teamed up with humane organizations to…

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  • Boeing, Lockheed JV and Bezos' Blue Origin in Space Venture

    United Launch Alliance (:ULA) — a Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and The Boeing Co. (BA) partnership – has teamed up with Blue Origin LLC, founded by Amazon.com Inc.'s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos, to build a new rocket engine named BE-4. The agreement is for a

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  • What's Your Definition of Success?

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  • Spaceflight Powered by Partnership (Op-Ed)

    Vernon McDonald is vice president for Science, Technology and Engineering Group at Wyle. McDonald contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. NASA's selection of Boeing and SpaceX to provide crew transportation to the International Space Station (ISS) is a major…

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  • In Character: The Wizards Who Gave Us Power, with Eric Brach

    Ever since my interviews with Barbara and Keith earlier this year, I've been thinking about how I want to use this space, going forward. Continuous articles in text are fine, sure. But do you ever wonder what the folks who author books sound like, in

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  • This 3D Printer Is Specifically Made To Work In Zero-Gravity In Space

    Made in Space The Made In Space Zero-Gravity 3D Printer will help us understand how manufacturing will work in space. On Saturday, the first 3D printer designed to work in zero gravity will be launched into space, aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule, for use on the International Space Station.  Designed…

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  • Ancient Egyptian Hair Extensions Are 3,300 Years Old

    Hair extensions may seem like a modern fashion trend, but it turns out they've been around a whole lot longer than most people realize, as a recent discovery out of Egypt shows. The skull of a woman who lived more than 3,300 years ago was uncovered with

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  • Government Scientists Try to Take the Stink Out of Pig Manure

    PEORIA, Ill.—Terry Whitehead's lab here is stocked with glass boiling flasks, Bunsen burners—and cans of extra-strength air freshener. Department of Agriculture works with pig manure in a quest for something that has largely eluded scientists and entrepreneurs: an affordable way to clear the air in…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Pre-dawn SpaceX Launch on Saturday Visible Along US East Coast

    People in the eastern United States have an opportunity, weather permitting, to see SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule launch on a cargo mission to the International Space Station early Saturday morning (Sept. 20).   The Dragon space capsule will launch into orbit atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket at…

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