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  • For Some, Tourism Now Includes Surgery

    Dr. Richard Klein, section chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center at the UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health, contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-ed & Insights. Traditionally, "medical tourists" were patients who travelled to Mexico or overseas for…

    LiveScience.com
  • Discovery! First Water Ice Clouds Found Beyond Our Solar System

    For the first time, astronomers have detected water ice clouds, like the ones that shroud Earth, around a dim celestial body outside of our solar system. Scientists discovered evidence of the alien water ice clouds in infrared images of a newly discovered brown dwarf that's as cold as the North…

    SPACE.com
  • US Military's New Laser Gun Zaps Drones

    Boeing recently announced that its mobile laser weapon, dubbed the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD), successfully shot down more than 150 drones, rockets and other mock enemy targets in a third round of tests. The trials prove that the laser weapon is reliable and capable of…

    LiveScience.com
  • Did 'Deadly' Spider Eggs Really Hitch a Ride on Imported Bananas?

    Did 'Deadly' Spider Eggs Really Hitch a Ride on Imported Bananas? It's enough to make you do a double take the next time you unpack your groceries! A recent British news report claimed that imported bananas could play host to a certain species of venomous spiders. A woman in Essex, England,…

    LiveScience.com
  • Facebook Hires Satellite Executive from Google

    's efforts to deliver Internet service via satellite has jumped to a similar role at Michael Tseytlin joined Facebook earlier this month to work on satellite technology for the company's Connectivity Lab, according to people familiar with the matter. An expert in satellite design, Tseytlin had been…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Ariane 5 Rocket Launches Measat 3b and Optus 10 Satellites Into Orbit

    Stacked inside the shroud of an Ariane 5 rocket, two commercial television broadcasting satellites for Malaysian and Australian telecommunications companies blasted off from French Guiana on Thursday. The Measat 3b and Optus 10 spacecraft rocketed away from a launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana, at…

    SPACE.com
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    NASA'S BIGGEST ROCKET

    Now that the world's largest welding tool is complete, NASA's ready to start building its biggest space rocket yet. The four engine rocket called the 'Space Launch System', is designed for deep space exploration, including trips to Mars.

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  • This Crazy Robot Keeps Going Even After Being Run Over And Lit On Fire

    The future of robots is here, and it's soft. A team from Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has created a quadrupedal, soft robot— the first of its kind that doesn't need to be tethered to a power source. The team…

    Business Insider
  • Scientists think this ancient meteorite hints at life on Mars

    A 1.3-billion-year-old Martian meteorite provides new evidence that there could be life on Mars. The "cell-like" meteorite, Nakhla, once held water, researchers at the National Technical University of Athens and the University of Manchester found. The Nakhla meteorite hit Earth in 1911 in Egypt,…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Fireball lights up night sky over eastern U.S

    A blazing meteor lit up the night sky like fireworks across a dozen eastern U.S. The meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere over central Pennsylvania late on Sunday and wowed observers from Virginia to Massachusetts in a "random fireball event," society spokesman Mike Hankey said. Most of those who…

    Reuters
  • Ancient Viking Fortress Reveals 'Fierce Warriors' Were Decent Architects

    Ancient Viking Fortress Reveals 'Fierce Warriors' Were Decent Architects A new archaeological discovery in Denmark suggests that these notorious fighters were also decent builders. Archaeologists on the Danish island of Zealand recently discovered a Viking fortress that likely dates back to the…

    LiveScience.com
  • 4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

    Four students were burned and one suffered serious injuries Monday after a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory while the teacher was conducting a demonstration with methanol, officials said. Three students were treated and released from hospitals, and the fourth was…

    Associated Press
  • Suicide is Not 'Unavoidable' (Op-Ed)

    Dr. John Campo is chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mental illness is responsible for more disability than any other specific illness in developed countries, with about 25…

    LiveScience.com
  • Boeing appears primed to beat SpaceX for massive NASA space taxi contract

    Three private companies are vying for multibillion-dollar NASA contracts to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station, replacing America's reliance on Russian shuttles. The contracts, to be announced as early as Tuesday, will probably go primarily to aerospace giant Boeing…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Giant Dinosaur Could Fill in 'Black Hole' of Fossil Record

    Giant Dinosaur Could Fill in 'Black Hole' of Fossil Record A giant dinosaur found in Tanzania once lived during a lush, green period when flowering plants flourished, about 100 million years ago, paleontologists report. The new dino species is a rare find in sub-Saharan Africa, where far fewer…

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  • Synthetic female decoys might be the next big thing in male insect zapping

    When trying to curb the the spread of invasive insect species, one of the most important steps is actually being able to catch them. Typical traps, such as those use to catch the tree-ravaging emerald ash borer, use scents such as pheromones to attract males (males are easier to catch because of…

    The Verge
  • A Hitchcock video helped find a conscious patient who'd been unresponsive for 16 years

    A Hitchcock video helped find a conscious patient who'd been unresponsive for 16 years When doctors suspect that a patient might be in a "vegetative" state following a serious brain injury, they run a plethora of tests to confirm the diagnosis. "Looking at brain activity just isn’t the standard of…

    The Verge
  • GMO safety, weed control top concerns as U.S. study kicks off

    Agriculture experts raised a number of concerns with genetically modified crops, including safety and spreading weed resistance, at the first public meeting of a U.S. The study, led by the National Research Council (NRC) and sponsored in part by the U.S.

    Reuters
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  • Calm Before the Quake? Turkey May Be Due for the Big One

    A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7 or greater may be building up along a now-quiet fault on the coast of Istanbul, a new study finds. Different segments of the North Anatolian Fault, one of the most energetic and longest earthquake faults in the world, have fallen silent. This silence may mean…

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