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  • Monsanto launches Mexico center for developing improved corn seeds

    Global seed technology giant Monsanto said on Monday it has launched a global center in Mexico for developing conventional hybrid strains of corn, part of the company's push to boost output of the planet's most widely produced grain. The center, based in Tlajomulco de Zuniga on the southern fringe…

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  • California lawmakers criticize Pentagon's purchase of Russian rockets

    A bipartisan group of U.S. House members from California has jumped into a high-stakes battle over the Pentagon’s use of Russian-made rocket engines to launch satellites.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Women in Tech You Need to Know

    Good news, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress:The number of women-owned firms in the US grew by 59 percent from 1997 to 2013 -- 1.5 times the national average.Women of color are the majority owners at close to one-third of all women-owned firms in the nation.African…

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    Which Countries Will Be Underwater Due To Climate Change? - DNews

    Climate change is a hot topic, and sea levels are expected to rise significantly. Which countries are most at risk? Tara is here to discuss which countries are suffer from regular coastal flooding.

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  • Brain Tech Projects Get $46 Million in Funding

    Developing wearable brain scanners and devising tools to watch a brain's signaling chemicals in real time are among the 58 research projects that now have funding, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today (Sept. 30). These and other projects received the first wave of funding in the…

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  • NASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers on Wednesday will crash a former military helicopter that's been retrofitted with various composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries.

    Associated Press
  • Neil Armstrong Biopics Take Small Steps Toward TV and Big Screen

    The life story of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has taken not one, but two small steps towards landing on both the big and small screens. A newly-acclaimed director and a television network have each reportedly turned their attention to Neil Armstrong, the late Apollo 11…

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  • Entia Biosciences Announces Ergothioneine Study Results

    SHERWOOD, OR / ACCESSWIRE / September 30, 2014 / Entia Biosciences, Inc. (OTCQB: ERGO), an emerging leader in the field of nutrigenomics, today announced the publication of a study demonstrating the antioxidant ...

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  • 3D printing a better rocket

    NASA and the U.S. Army are now using additive manufacturing to manufacture lighter, cheaper, and better-performing aircraft parts.

    Fortune
  • New Basis Peak Is Part Fitness Tracker, Part Smartwatch

    A new version of the Basis fitness tracker called Peak — which features a new design, improved heart rate monitoring and some smartwatch capabilities — will be released in early November, the company announced today (Sept. 29). Some notable differences in the new tracker are its touch screen and…

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  • Creationism Is About Gay Marriage, Not Science

    One day a few years ago I lost my glasses. I searched all over: kitchen, bedside table, bathroom. I didn't find them but I did find Elizabeth, my wife. "E," I said, "Have you seen my glasses? I've looked everywhere and can't find them." She smiled quizzically, then laughed aloud when she saw I…

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  • China launches media campaign to back genetically modified crops

    China's government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of negative publicity over a technology it hopes will play a major role in boosting its food security. The agriculture ministry earlier this week announced it would try to educate the…

    Reuters
  • Austria reports first MERS case in Saudi national: media

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria has reported its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in a woman from Saudi Arabia who had recently traveled to the Alpine country, ORF Oe 1 radio reported on Tuesday, citing the health ministry. MERS, thought to originate in camels, causes…

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  • Mysterious feature on Saturn's moon baffles NASA scientists

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered a "mysterious feature" on Saturn's moon Titan. Scientists are working to determine, what, exactly, this feature might be.

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  • Protest over contract award to delay work on NASA space taxi

    By Irene Klotz TORONTO (Reuters) - Work on a pair of U.S. commercial spaceships to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station will be delayed after a losing contender protested the NASA awards, agency Administrator Charles Bolden said on Monday. The U.S. space agency awarded…

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  • NASA finds that Earth's 4th largest lake is almost completely dry

    Images from NASA's Terra satellite have revealed some alarming results. The Aral Sea, which once was the fourth largest lake in the world, is almost completely dry, The Independent reports.

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  • First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States: CDC

    By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country after flying from Liberia to Texas, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally. The…

    Reuters
  • Moonwalking Astronauts Can Move Surprisingly Fast

    The findings could help scientists design better spacesuits that could aid astronauts' exploration of the moon, Mars or asteroids, the researchers added. Movies of NASA's Apollo astronauts on the moon typically show them hopping instead of walking. "The spacesuits worn by the Apollo astronauts…

    SPACE.com
  • Roche, GSK melanoma pill combinations look similar in showdown

    By Ben Hirschler MADRID (Reuters) - Rival two-pill combinations for melanoma from Roche and GlaxoSmithKline had similarly good results in separate clinical trials, leaving doctors with little to choose between the two skin cancer courses. The latest findings will fuel a wider debate about the…

    Reuters