• Sexual Harassment in the Animal Kingdom? How Female Guppies Escape

    Animal-behavior scientists discovered that female fish who were most bothered by this type of sexual harassment started to swim in a different, more efficient way. Researchers from the University of Glasgow and the University of Exeter, both in the United Kingdom, tested the effects of this…
  • Google, Sanofi team up to improve diabetes care

    (Reuters) - Google Inc and French drugmaker Sanofi SA said they will partner to develop tools to improve the management and treatment of diabetes. Sanofi will work with Google's life sciences team to collect, analyze and understand information impacting diabetes, which is expected to affect 592…

  • Medtronic says trials find gene linked to sudden cardiac death

    (Reuters) - Two studies have identified a gene associated with potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms, device maker Medtronic Plc said on Monday. The studies evaluated genetic information to identify gene abnormalities that may be associated with heart rhythms that could cause sudden cardiac…

  • 'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

    NEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.

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    What Science Says About Women In Combat - DNews

    Lt. Shaye Haver and Capt. Kristen Gries are the first women to graduate from U.S. Ranger training, but they may never see combat.

  • Earth's Moving Mantle Leads to Earthquakes in Unusual Places

    It has long been a mystery why some earthquakes strike towns in seemingly earthquake-proof regions, but researchers now have a potential explanation for why temblors sometimes rattle where they're not expected. Understanding the underlying source of these quakes could help officials prepare for…
  • NASA simulates Mars mission by locking up people in a tiny dome

    A group of six people bade the rest of the world farewell on Friday to begin their year-long stay in a cramped dome on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano. The French astrobiologist, German physicist and American ...

  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Serving Size Stumper: What's a Reasonable Amount to Eat?

    An update to the serving sizes listed on food labels will better reflect the amount of food people actually eat, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says. The serving sizes listed on foods are meant to reflect the amount that people typically consume in one sitting — but that doesn't mean that…
  • S.Africa's Kruger Park still a magnet for rhino poachers

    By Ed Stoddard PRETORIA (Reuters) - The poaching of rhinos has risen in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year but is on the decline elsewhere in the country, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Sunday. The Kruger Park, South Africa's main tourist draw, is on the frontlines of a surge…

  • The Evolution of Dental Implants

    The most significant advancement in the field occurred in the 1950s, with the discovery that titanium has the inherent property of forming a direct physical bond with living bone tissue. In short, the biological bonding process of osseointegration, which could take up to six months with smooth…

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  • Here Comes the Bionic Brain!

    Our digital devices might have as many memory limitations as we do. But a bionic brain could change all of that - and much more.

  • Why Oliver Sacks was so ambivalent about becoming a best-selling author

    To hear Oliver Sacks tell it, writing books for a mass audience was once considered one of the worst things a doctor could do. In his new memoir On the Move, Sacks recalls the day his first book was published in 1970. Born in 1933 to two prominent doctors, Sacks happened to be staying in his…
  • Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.

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  • Driverless Cars, Analytics and Tough Standards for 21st Century Innovation

    Everybody talks about innovation these days, but the word is used so lightly. Every new app, gadget or product feature is now “innovation”. A few decades ago, “innovation” implied a life-changing advance in technology: the transistor, the computer, space flight. Does it mean anything that we speak…

  • NASA-funded recruits begin a year-long isolation mission to simulate conditions on Mars

    Three men, three women, 365 days. NASA, the US space agency, is concerned about the effect that prolonged isolation could have on the members of any potential mission to Mars—a mission that, they estimate, could take as long as three years. To test how confined conditions and the lack of contact…

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  • Bayer heart failure drug cuts deaths in mid-stage trial

    Bayer will move a heart failure drug into final-stage testing this year, boosting its ambitions in cardiovascular treatments after the experimental medicine showed a "striking" reduction in deaths in a mid-stage trial. Having done well with recently launched drugs such as stroke prevention pill…

  • Jet of Electric Current Boosts Space Weather at Equator

    Solar explosions can threaten power grids even in areas near the equator, places long thought safe from such disruptions from the sun, say researchers who studied a weird flow of electricity pulsing above the equatorial regions.
  • Sumatran Rhino Goes Extinct in the Wild in Malaysia

    The Sumatran rhino is now considered extinct in the wild in the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, according to a new study. No wild Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) have been found on the Malaysian peninsula since 2007, and what are thought to be the last two female rhinos in Malaysian…