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  • 2004 Nobel chemistry winner Irwin Rose dies at 88

    DEERFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Irwin Rose, a biochemist who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins — the basis for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis — has died. He was 88.

    Associated Press
  • Google is using apps to find out what makes a person perfectly healthy

    Google confirmed today that it is currently testing a health software suite it calls the "Study Kit," made up of Android and iOS apps, and a Chrome extension, in the pilot for its Baseline Study project, developed by Google's experimental Google X wing and first detailed last July. Baseline Study,…

    The Verge
  • U.S. lab's suspect anthrax may have been taken into Pentagon: CNN

    The U.S. Defense Department is investigating to determine if live anthrax was brought into the Pentagon after an Army laboratory in Utah mistakenly shipped out live batches of the potentially lethal bacteria, CNN reported on Tuesday. The Dugway Proving Ground had intended to send shipments of inert…

    Reuters
  • Majority of Teens Surf the Web for Answers to Health Questions

    The vast majority of teenagers — 84 percent — now surf the Internet when they want answers to questions about their health, according to a new nationwide study. Among all types of media, the Internet is the primary source of health information for adolescents, surpassing books, television, radio,…

    LiveScience.com
  • DataScience Announces $6M In Funding To Democratize Data Science. With Real Human Beings!

    Some funding news today, in this case for machine-learning vendor DataScience. The company has just raised a $4.5 million Series A funding round led by Greycroft Partners. The round follows a recent $1.5 million seed round from Pelion Ventures Partners, Crosscut Ventures and TenOnTen, who also…

    Forbes
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    Energy Smart® water heaters with electronic thermostats to sense temperature. More accurate and reliable than conventional thermostats. Shop now.

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  • PlanetiQ tests sensor for commercial weather satellites

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL (Reuters) - PlanetiQ, a privately owned company, is beginning a key test intended to pave the way for the first commercial weather satellites. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company is among a handful of startups designing commercial weather satellite networks, similar…

    Reuters
  • National cancer trial to use technology from Waltham company

    Does the secret to curing a person’s cancer lie in their DNA? The testing for the national clinical trial, co-developed by the National Cancer Institute and the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, will be carried out by Massachusetts General Hospital, NCI Molecular Characterization Laboratory in…

    American City Business Journals
  • The final frontier: Inside the Barcelona incubator fostering next-generation space startups

    The European Space Agency's Business Incubator Center, located in Barcelona, aims to attract 40 startups by 2018 and foster the space industry ecosystem in the region.

    ZDNet
  • US Military Accidentally Ships Live Anthrax via FedEx; These Are the Stocks to Watch in Its Wake

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    Accesswire
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    NASA set to launch flying saucer into space

    NASA is set to launch a “flying saucer” into space in order to test a more spacious spacecraft designed for long-haul missions to Mars.

    Reuters Videos
  • California farmers submitting plans to save water under deal

    Dozens of farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta say they're changing their business models to meet voluntary water conservation targets amid the relentless drought in California. Michael George, ...

    Associated Press
  • Can Philosophy Help Predict a Turn in the Markets?

    What do Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein and Freud have to teach us about what the markets might do next?

    TheStreet.com
  • Solar Plane's Ocean-Crossing Voyage Aborted Due to Weather

    The pilot of a solar-powered airplane had to abort his planned flight across the Pacific Ocean and land in Japan due to bad weather, officials said. Swiss pilot André Borschberg took off in the ultra-lightweight aircraft, called Solar Impulse 2, from Nanjing, China, on Sunday (May 31), en route to…

    LiveScience.com
  • How Big Data Drives Success At Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce manufactures enormous engines which generate huge amounts of power, as they propel airplanes and ships across skies and oceans. It is an extremely high-tech industry where failures and mistakes can cost billions – and human lives. It’s no surprise then that the company – which split…

    Forbes
  • U.S. military lab shipped live anthrax samples to Canada: USA Today

    Live anthrax samples were shipped to three laboratories in Canada by a U.S. military lab, USA Today reported on Monday, following disclosures last week that samples of the bacteria were mistakenly sent to 11 U.S. states and two other countries. The newspaper cited two Defense Department officials…

    Reuters
  • Fear and confusion in South Korea amid secrecy over MERS hospitals

    By Ju-min Park and Sohee Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Fear and confusion mounted in South Korea over news of the first two deaths from an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and the government's decision not to name hospitals treating infected patients. Shoppers snapped-up face masks and hand…

    Reuters
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    See Inside the Tiny House That Started The Small Space Trend

    Tracy Metro visits the tiny house that started the small-space trend.

    Scripps Ulive
  • Herbicide diversity drives Monsanto's bid for Syngenta

    Why does Monsanto, the agricultural seeds and chemicals group, want to buy rival Syngenta? One of the main answers is Roundup. The chemical, whose generic name is glyphosate, is one of the most widely ...

    Financial Times
  • HarkerBio signs three-year deal with AMRI

    Just months out of the gate, HarkerBio LLC has signed a new agreement with Albany Molecular Research Inc. to co-market drug discovery services on a global scale. The three-year deal, announced June 1, gives AMRI (AMRI) access to Buffalo-based HarkerBio’s structure-based expertise, while HarkerBio…

    American City Business Journals