• Who Ordered The Extra Large Calamari? Giant Squid Is Caught Off Spanish Coast

    THIS monster from the deep has been caught off the coast of Spain. The 33ft, 330lb giant squid was snared by fishermen aboard the boat Minchos, some miles from off coast of Villaviciosa, a town in the Asturias region of northern Spain. It has been frozen and transported to the labs of the…

    Charles Walford's blog
  • Feds plan new guidelines on toxic algae in lakes, rivers

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — New national guidelines are being developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect swimmers and kayakers from the growing threats posed by toxic algae in lakes and rivers.

    Associated Press
  • Biologists have successfully bred genetically engineered mosquitoes that can't carry malaria

    Mosquito-borne malaria is a major problem, especially in Africa, Latin America, and other tropical parts of the world. The disease is caused by a parasite known as Plasmodium that resides within the mosquito and is transferred to humans when they are bitten by the blood-sucking insect. One way to…

    Digital Trends
  • The Real Reason You Feel Sleepy Post-Thanksgiving Meal

    Have you ever heard the turkey is responsible for that sleepy feeling some of us have after our Thanksgiving meal? Some say tryptophan, a substance that naturally occurs in turkey, is the culprit.It's true turkey contains tryptophan. It is also accurate to say tryptophan can lead to sleepiness.…

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  • Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space

    Thanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football…
  • Amgen files for U.S. approval of biosimilar to Humira

    Amgen Inc on Wednesday said it filed with U.S. health regulators seeking approval to sell its first biosimilar drug, which would be a less expensive alternative to AbbVie's Humira, the world's top-selling prescription medicine. Amgen said its drug, ABP 501, has demonstrated clinical equivalence and…

  • 'Thing Explainer' - A Review of Randall Munroe's New Book (Using the Ten Hundred Most Common Words)

    Just one day ago, a new book came to my house: Thing Explainer by the writer of another book called What If. I've written about that other book here. This new book is an effort to help people understand all sorts of cool stuff about the world and how it works using simple words -- in fact, only a…

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  • Harvard graduate works to enjoy sweet paste of success

    Visit any grocery store in Lagos or any market in rural Nigeria and you will find an array of tomato paste brands. This staple is big business in the country - among the world's top consumers, and the ...

    Financial Times
  • Costco Chicken Salad Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 7 States

    An outbreak of E. coli bacteria tied to chicken salad sold at Costco has sickened 19 people in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patients are infected with a strain of E. coli called O157:H7, which produces a harmful toxin called Shiga toxin. Five people…
  • Dow predicts EPA review of herbicide safety resolved soon

    By Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co expects environmental safety concerns about its new herbicide Enlist Duo to be resolved, the company said Wednesday, after the government asked a federal appellate court to pull regulatory approvals while the chemical's safety is re-examined. The…

  • From Lofty Perch, CLAIRE Will Bring Climate Pollution Down to Earth

    This coming April, a rocket will lift off from an island off the east coast of India and launch CLAIRE--a powerful new tool in the global effort to combat carbon pollution.The Canadian-built satellite isn't large--it's about the size of a small microwave oven. But the craft could pack a big punch…

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  • Bezos vs. Musk for Commercial Space Travel Supremacy

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' commercial space travel company, Blue Origin, performed a successful test flight into outer space. However, there is still many concerns for the newly formed industry of commercial space tourism.

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    Pre-Black Friday Sales Draw Shoppers

    Shoppers flock to online holiday sales before Black Friday.

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  • 7 Tips to Make Thanksgiving More Enjoyable for People with GERD

    For many Americans, Thanksgiving revolves around food, family, football and giving thanks. "The primary reason Thanksgiving can be difficult for GERD sufferers is that people tend to overstuff themselves," said Dr. Jacqueline Wolf, a gastroenterologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in…
  • The Genetically Modified Mosquito That Could Fight Malaria

    A genetically modified mosquito has been created that can resist malaria. A new gene that is resistance to malaria was inserted into a mosquito’s DNA using the gene editing method called Crispr. It could mean that if these mosquitoes bite people, they may not pass on the parasite that causes…

    Ross McG
  • Hypergiant Star's Weight Loss Secrets Revealed (Video)

    Massive stars that are close to the end expand dramatically into enormous red giants, and the gargantuan red hypergiant VY Canis Majoris, located around 3,800 light-years from Earth, is one of the biggest. A new video of VY Canis Majoris here offers a zoomed-in view on the hypergiant. New…
  • A Lost Ancient Greek Island May Have Been Found

    The ancient Greek city of Kane was the site of the epic sea battle of Arginusae, which saw Athens crush Sparta in 406 BCE. Yet archaeologists weren’t exactly sure where this elusive island was located.That is, until now.An international team of archaeologists working with the German Archeological…

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  • Boy dies of Ebola in Liberia, first fatality in months

    (This story filed on 24th November has been refiled to correct WHO quote to provide clarity on possible source of latest infection) By James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, the first such fatality for months in a country declared free of the…