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  • Boston Scientific wins first trial over transvaginal mesh device

    A Massachusetts jury has cleared Boston Scientific Corp of selling dangerous and defective transvaginal mesh devices, in the first out of more than 20,000 lawsuits waiting to go to trial. The verdict came Tuesday in a suit brought by Diane Albright, who in 2012 claimed that the Pinnacle device she…

    Reuters
  • Air Pollution Isn't Just Bad for Your Health, It's Taking Food Off Your Plate

    Scientists have long predicted climate change would begin to cripple global food production as rising temperatures damage crops. Now a first-of-its kind study by MIT scientists shows that as the Earth warms, ozone pollution will eat into the yields of four crops that provide more than half the…

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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.

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  • UK holds emergency meeting over Ebola outbreak in Africa

    Britain on Wednesday held a top-level government meeting to discuss the spread of the highly-contagious Ebola virus in West Africa, saying the outbreak was a threat it needed to respond to. International concern has risen about the virus, which has killed 672 people in West Africa since February,…

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  • UPDATE: Evercore Group Reiterates On Applied Micro Circuits On New Focus On X-Gene

    In a report published Wednesday, Evercore Group analyst Michael Lucarelli reiterated an Overweight rating on Applied Micro Circuits (NASDAQ: AMCC ), but lowered the price target from $15.00 to $13.00. ...

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  • Flight MH17 Victims Left Lasting Contributions to AIDS Advocacy

    These victims were on their way to the 20th International AIDS Conference, which took place last week in Melbourne, Australia, the International AIDS Society (IAS) has confirmed. Those lost include Dutch activists Lucie van Mens, who championed the female condom; Martine de Schutter, who worked on…

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    Supply ship takes off for International Space Station

    The European Space Agency's fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) is takes off to the International Space Station on an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana. Duration: 00:34

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  • Europe launches last resupply ship to space station

    An Ariane 5 ES heavy rocket lifted off from South America bearing Europe's fifth and final robot supply ship for the International Space Station (ISS), mission control said. The rocket rose from the launch pad at the European Space Agency's base in Kourou, French Guiana at 8:47 pm (2347 GMT) with a…

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  • 23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

    Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build survey tools and expand its gene database. With these funds from NIH, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the company intends to use its…

    Reuters
  • Warren Buffett Reveals How $40 Becomes Millions

    Discover the dead-simple Warren Buffett strategy that could lead to life changing investing profits.

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  • UPDATE 2-NCAA to settle head injury suit with $70 million fund

    (Corrects amount of NFL settlement) By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) - The NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit by providing $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former student athletes in a move expected to change the way such injuries are handled…

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  • Nanosatellite Company Spire Raises $25M, Rocket Lab Unveils New Rocket

    Since 2008, investments in space-oriented companies have been few in number but steady

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Roasting? 7 Scientific Ways to Beat the Heat

    "Humans have a tremendous ability to acclimatize to heat stress," says Michael Sawka, a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, who studies how humans adapt to extreme conditions. "Training induces a lot of the characteristics that you typically see in somebody that is actually…

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  • Women in STEM Begins With Girls in STEM: 7 Ways to Support a Generation of Scientific Young Women

    There is an issue with trying to determine why STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is still a four-letter word to women: We're asking the wrong question. We should be asking instead, Why is STEM still a four-letter word to girls? Representing women in technology and science…

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  • NASA's Mars rover sets off-Earth, off-road distance record

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NASA's decade-old Mars rover Opportunity has set a new off-Earth, off-road distance record, logging just over 25 miles (40 km) on the surface of the Red Planet to surpass the benchmark set in 1973 by a Russian probe on the moon. Opportunity, which arrived on…

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    Lack Of Sleep Can Create False Memories! - DNews

    Sleep is incredibly important, and a lack of it could have some serious consequences! Join Laci as she discusses how sleep deprivation could lead to the creation of false memories!

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  • New Site UnMasks Anyone's Past Online!

    A new website makes it easy for anyone to search through anyone's records online. It's as simple as typing in a name and picking a state.

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  • Study: Infant rats can sense their mothers' fear using smell

    A new study at the University of Michigan Medical School found that infants may be able to detect their mothers' fear — through smell.

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  • Quantum Wonderland: Neutron 'Cheshire Cats' Created

    The Cheshire Cat of the classic children's book "Alice in Wonderland" had a smile that could disconnect from its body. For instance, a particle can apparently exist in two or more places at once or spin two opposite directions at the same time, a property known as superposition. Theoretical…

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  • Americans Favor Low-Fat Diet Over Low-Carb

    However, the percentage of Americans who try to avoid fat has dropped slightly in recent years, by about 8 percentage points since 2004, according to Gallup. This trend may reflect recent research that has called into question the view that fat is the main culprit in weight gain, and instead points…

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  • Career Conversations: A Chemistry Experiment

    In their recent HBR blog post, Judith and Richard Glaser explore the neurochemistry of conversation. They explain that: “When we face criticism, rejection or fear, when we feel marginalized or minimized, our bodies produce higher levels of cortisol, a hormone that shuts down the thinking center of…

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  • Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.

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  • Happy 56th Birthday, NASA!

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is such a part of our lives that it’s hard to image it not existing. But on July 29, 1958, Congress and the President moved to make NASA a reality.

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