Science

  • Americans willing to give driverless cars a chance, but wary of brain implants and lab grown meat

    Pew recently released a poll taken in February on Americans' attitudes to three new technologies. And while a small majority are open to traveling in driverless cars — which thus far have proven significantly less accident-prone than human drivers — attitudes towards other innovations like…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Africa's hunger for data sends satellites into orbit

    By Helen Nyambura-Mwaura JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa's demand for bandwidth is doubling every year, outpacing the laying of terrestrial telecom fibre links and encouraging commercial satellite operators to launch more units into orbit. The arrival of submarine cables on Africa's eastern shore…

    Reuters
  • 10 Best Midsized SUVs for 2014

    Midsized SUVs come in many shapes and sizes. There's 2-row and 3-row seating, 4-wheel drive and more! We've found this year's best options for you!

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  • Pill developed to fight measles passes key test in animals

    In the study, all of the ferrets were infected with canine distemper virus, which is closely related to measles. "The emergence of strong antiviral immunity in treated animals is particularly encouraging, since it suggests that the drug may not only save an infected individual from disease but…

    Reuters
  • The Future of Streaming Music

    "If the recording industry has its way, music ownership will give way to a model completely based on access, but with an important shift. Like many other modern industries, the recording industry is doubling down on big data, giving their catalogs to the coders, and betting on a future of…

    The Atlantic
  • Follow the money

    Coming off of Q1, the fund industry has seen decent flows in both the equity and bond markets.

    Big Data Download
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    Associated Press
  • How Chinese offshore data became interactive

    Behind a simple display was months of concerted work by journalists in at least ten countries.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Japanese Internet firms offer something new: high returns

    By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Some Japanese Internet companies are getting a boost from foreign investors as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes for an elusive strength his country's firms are not known for - high returns. After a slow start, the index is attracting attention after Japan's…

    Reuters
  • PCH Winner Could Take Home $5K a Week for Life

    NBC will announce a Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize winner soon, so be sure to get your free entry at PCH.com today!

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  • 16-Foot Great White Shark Spotted Near Australian Beach

    A massive great white shark has been spotted swimming close to an Australian beach, scaring the locals and forcing the beach to close, according to news reports. Signals from a satellite tag on the shark alerted authorities to its location, and city officials warned residents of Albany, Western…

    LiveScience.com
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    EARTH-LIKE PLANET FOUND

    Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized alien planet in the Kepler-186 system.

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  • Brain 'Stones' Found in Man with Celiac Disease

    A young man in Brazil who suffered from throbbing headaches and vision problems for 10 years turned out to have stonelike buildups of calcium in his brain.

    LiveScience.com
  • Ancient shark discovery may rewrite our evolutionary history

    Evolutionary biologists have theorized specifically that the creatures' respiratory systems, fed by efficient gills, were present in the species since they first diverged on Earth more than 400 million years ago. A study of the 325 million year old "shark-like" creature, published in scientific…

    The Verge
  • Giant Crab-Like Robot to Plumb the Ocean for Shipwrecks and Treasure

    Prepare to meet the mammoth mechanical crab of your nerdiest undersea dreams.

    Entrepreneur
  • Watch Live: Scientists Explore a Mysterious Deep-Sea World

    This month, you can fly along the Gulf of Mexico seafloor and explore a strange ecosystem fueled by chemicals instead of sunlight, all from your computer. The journey to the deep sea comes courtesy of a remotely operated vehicle and camera sled that will send back live video to the Okeanos…

    LiveScience.com
  • How is Big Data Transforming Health Care?

    Make better business decisions and enhance the consumer experience. Use Big Data more effectively in healthcare. AHIP Institute, this June in Seattle.

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    Google Targeting Project Ara Modular Phone

    The smartphone would allow people to swap out physical components as easily as you can download a new app.

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  • Alleged Grave-Robbing Cannibal Brothers Arrested — Again

    Two brothers in Pakistan — Mohammad Arif and Farman Aliwere — were reportedly arrested in 2011 on charges of digging up about 100 graves and stealing the bodies, which they later allegedly consumed, according to NBC News. "We got news this morning that they are up to their old ways," Chief…

    LiveScience.com
  • Unusual Bacteria Gobbles Up Carbon in the Ocean

    A single strain of marine bacteria called Alteromonas may consume as much dissolved carbon in the ocean as an entire, diverse bacterial community, according to a new study. "We found that an individual bacterial strain was capable of consuming the same amount of carbon in the ocean as diverse…

    LiveScience.com
  • Researchers: Exercise could make your skin look younger

    Researchers have discovered yet another benefit of exercise: It not only helps skin look younger, but may even reverse skin aging in those who begin exercising later in life.

    The Week (RSS)
  • [video] U.S. Scientists Clone Two Adults

    Scientists in the U.S. have cloned two older people – one aged 35, the other 75 – into early-stage embryos, and then derived genetically-matched tissue through that process. Gautam Naik reports on Lunch ...

    MarketWatch
  • China rejections of GMO U.S. corn cost up to $2.9 billion: group

    By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - China's rejections of a banned variety of genetically modified U.S. corn have cost the U.S. agriculture industry up to $2.9 billion, a grain group said on Wednesday in the first estimate on losses from the trade disruptions. The National Grain and Feed…

    Reuters
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