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  • Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

    Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern civilization back to the 18th century," NASA said. The extreme space weather that tore through Earth's orbit on July 23, 2012, was the most powerful in 150 years, according to a…

    AFP
  • Meet the Google X Life Sciences Team

    Who makes up the Life Sciences team at Google X? Here are five members, starting with the boss.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

    The wrong questions can tank even the best interview. Here are five questions you should never ask in a job interview.

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  • Egyptian Carving Defaced by King Tut's Possible Father Discovered

    A newly discovered Egyptian carving, which dates back more than 3,300 years, bears the scars of a religious revolution that upended the ancient civilization. The panel, carved in Nubian Sandstone, was found recently in a tomb at the site of Sedeinga, in modern-day Sudan. Originally, it adorned the…

    LiveScience.com
  • Google Wants to Build a Model of Perfect Human Health

    Big data, meet genetic data. Baseline Study, a Google X project, will collect genetic information from volunteers in order to refine the detection and prevention of diseases.

    Entrepreneur
  • Keryx drug improves phosphorus, iron in kidney patients: trial

    (Reuters) - A pivotal trial of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc's experimental drug Zerenex showed that it improved levels of serum phosphorus and iron in patients on kidney dialysis, according to results published on Thursday. The trial involved 441 patients, according to the Journal of the American…

    Reuters
  • Concerns grow over damage to EU wheat crop quality

    By Sybille de La Hamaide PARIS (Reuters) - Europe is heading toward a large wheat harvest this year but concerns are mounting that much of it could only be fit to feed animals after heavy rain earlier this month. "In light of the good yields expected we can still hope to see a good milling wheat…

    Reuters
  • Satellites Track Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crash Site from Space (Images)

    Satellite images captured the smoldering wreckage of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 that was shot down by a missile on July 17 in eastern Ukraine. The bird's-eye view of the site was imaged by DigitalGlobe, a company based in Colorado that programmed three of its five satellites to track the area…

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    Research: California's Drought Situation More Dire Than We Realize

    Scientists at Jet Propulsion Lab and UC Irvine say the findings are shocking. Sylvia Lopez reports.

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  • Liberian man in Lagos being tested for Ebola

    By Chijioke Ohuocha LAGOS (Reuters) - A Liberian man is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus after he collapsed on arrival at an airport in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, a mega-city of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday. Ebola has killed 660 people across…

    Reuters
  • Neonic insecticides widespread in Iowa waters -study

    A class of insecticides popular with corn and soybean farmers in the U.S. Midwest but feared as a factor in the decline of U.S. honey bee colonies and other crop pollinators, has been found to be widespread through rivers and streams in Iowa, according to a government study released on Thursday.…

    Reuters
  • '16 LB Moon earns Auburn offer

    A big offseason goal for class of 2016 linebacker Jeremiah Moon (Hoover, Ala.) was to earn an offer from Auburn. After participating in an Auburn camp in June, Moon came away with an offer from the Tigers, impressing assistant [db]Ellis Johnson[/db].

    Rivals
  • CDC resumes tuberculosis lab transfers halted after anthrax mishap

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday lifted a moratorium on transfers of inactivated materials from its clinical tuberculosis laboratory, after a bioterror lab mishap last month potentially exposed workers to live anthrax, prompting the halt of transfers from other…

    Reuters
  • How Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Being Destroyed

    Somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea, military and civilian experts aboard a U.S. cargo ship, the MV Cape Ray, are disposing of Syria's arsenal of deadly chemical weapons. Much of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile has already made its way to Finland, the United Kingdom and the United States, where…

    LiveScience.com
  • Parkinson's Could Enhance Creativity

    People with Parkinson's disease may have higher levels of creativity than their healthy peers, a new study finds. Many case studies show that patients with FTD develop a sudden desire to produce art, said Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, a neurology professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

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    NASA creating largest rocket ever

    Just a few miles from the French Quarter, NASA is quietly making the largest, most powerful rocket that will have ever left Earth

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  • [video] NASA Finds Exoplanet With Longest Known Year

    Astronomers have found a transiting exoplanet with the longest yearly cycle ever recorded, using data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft. WSJ's Monika Vosough reports. (Photo: David A. Aguilar/CfA)

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  • 'Uncontacted' Amazon People Treated for Flu

    Advocates for indigenous tribes and Brazilian officials are worried that a group of people in the Amazon who had been living in isolation from the outside world may have contracted the flu — a potentially deadly disease that these individuals had never been exposed to before. On three separate…

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  • Google's New Moonshot Project: the Human Body

    Google Inc. has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body. The early-stage project is run by Andrew Conrad, a 50-year-old molecular biologist who pioneered cheap, high-volume tests for HIV in blood-plasma donations. Dr. Conrad…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa. The British drugmaker said the shot, called RTS,S, is intended exclusively for use outside the European Union…

    Reuters
  • Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial published on Thursday. A study published in The Lancet medical journal…

    Reuters
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