• Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison: Who Was the Better Inventor?

    Nikola Tesla would have celebrated his 158th birthday today (July 10). The two feuding geniuses waged a "War of Currents" in the 1880s over whose electrical system would power the world — Tesla's alternating-current (AC) system or Edison's rival direct-current (DC) electric power. Amongst science…
  • How Spaceflight Software Helps Fight Bank Fraud

    The same technology that controls spacecraft circling hundreds of miles above Earth is now being used to sniff out bank fraud. Space exploration software has already been adapted for other uses such as brain scans, but now it's been translated into a sophisticated system called Feedzai that is…
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  • U.S. House Republicans seek CDC documents on anthrax scare

    Congressional Republicans asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to provide documents related to last month's anthrax scare at a U.S. lab, where more than 80 people were initially feared to be exposed to the deadly pathogen. In a series of letters, top Republicans on the House Energy and…

  • Earth's Magnetic Field Is Weakening 10 Times Faster Now

    Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly solar radiation, has been weakening over the past six months, according to data collected by a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite array called Swarm. The scientists who conducted the study are still unsure why the…
  • 7 Easy Ways to Save Water This Summer (Op-Ed)

    Peter Lehner is executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). This Op-Ed is adapted from one that appeared on the NRDC blog Switchboard.
  • Science As Art: Soundscapes, Light Boxes and Microscopes (Op-Ed)

    These questions lie at the heart of the work of visual artist Patricia Olynyk. I had some interest in science, but I didn't really have access to labs or to teaching art and science until I got a full-time position at the University of Michigan in 1999.
  • Good News, Bears: Satellites Could Spy on Arctic Species

    By snapping satellite images of polar bears in the Canadian Arctic, researchers found they could gather information about the mammals almost as accurately as ground surveys, and at a decreased cost. "The key finding and why we think [satellite technology] has a potential use as a tool is that…
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    Scientists May Have Found The Brain's On/Off Switch

    According to scientists, there is research showing that the brain does have an on/off switch that triggers unconsciousness. Mohamad Koubeissi at the George Washington University in Washington DC and his colleagues describe for the first time a way to switch off consciousness by electrically…

  • The Smart Way to Pay Off Your Mortgage

    If you own a home and pay for a mortgage, you could reduce your payments by as much as $3,000 a year. Here is how it works.

  • The Three Policies That Can Counter Global Warming (Op-Ed)

    For example, one such policy is to convert heavy-duty trucks to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) rather than diesel fuel. Ramón Alvarez and his colleagues at the Environmental Defense Fund, Princeton University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Duke University studied this option and found…
  • IBM Invests in Chip Technologies Making a Strategic Play in Cloud Chess

    IBM is pumping $3 billion into hardware innovation efforts to jump ahead of the pack in cloud and cognitive computing.
  • Vitro Biopharma Receives Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Leadership Award: 2014 Best Practices for Stem Cell Tools & Technology in North America

    Golden, CO / ACCESSWIRE / July 9, 2014 / Vitro Diagnostics, Inc. (OTCQB: VODG), dba Vitro Biopharma, is pleased to announce receipt of a prestigious award from Frost & Sullivan. The award is based on independent ...

  • Celgene: Does Failed Trial Matter?

    Shares of Celgene (CELG) are dropping this morning after the biotech giant said that its arthritis drug failed to meet its primary endpoint in a Phase III trial. Bernstein's Geoffrey Porges and Wen Shi aren't concerned: The ankylosing spondylitis indication offered upside compared to our forecasts…
  • Here's How Humans Could Create The Next Deadly Pandemic

    On July 8, the Centers for Disease Control and...

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  • Severe Weather Apps

    When it comes to severe weather – the watches and warnings are out there – it is your responsibility to make sure you get them. On top of NOAA weather radios and WEA alerts on your phone – there’s an app for that!   Many...

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

  • Celgene's spondylitis drug misses main goal in trial

    (Reuters) - Celgene Corp said a drug being tested to treat a type of arthritis that affects the spine failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage trial, sending the company's shares down 3 percent premarket. The drug, Otezla, failed to show improvement of at least 20 percent at week 16 when tested…

  • Americans Feel Most Attractive at This Age

    Though they might dread wrinkles and gray hair, Americans tend to feel most confident in their looks when they hit retirement age, a new Gallup survey found. Among Americans age 65 and older, 66 percent said they "agreed" or "strongly agreed" that they always feel good about their physical…
  • Vintage NASA Spacecraft May Be Out of Gas, Private Team Says

    Attempts to move a vintage NASA spacecraft into a new orbit 36 years after the probe's launch are in flux, with controllers fearing the spacecraft may have run out of fuel while performing maneuvers on Tuesday (July 9). We do not think any of the valves are malfunctioning," Keith Cowing with the…
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    How Does Remote Control Contraceptive Work? - DNews

    There are many methods of birth control, and most of them are very effective. What if you could control your birth control with a remote? Laci reports on a new form of birth control that allows users to turn your birth control off with the click of a button!

  • US officials: Dinosaurs returning home to Mongolia

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials on Thursday turned over to the Mongolian government enough 80 million-year-old dinosaur skeletons to stock a museum, including two relics of a kind of dinosaur that a prosecutor said "memorably stampeded" in a Hollywood movie.

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  • 'Sonic Boom' Earthquake Shatters Expectations

    One of the world's deepest earthquakes was also a rare supersonic quake, upending ideas about where these unusual earthquakes strike. Only six supersonic (or supershear) earthquakes have ever been identified, all in the last 15 years. "This was very surprising," said Zhongwen Zhan, lead author of…
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