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  • The Stratolaunch Will Soon Be the Largest Plane in the World

    Over the years, man has built some truly colossal airplanes. But in 2016, an even larger aircraft is expected to take flight, and when completed, it will officially be the largest plane in the world. That massive aircraft is known as the Stratolaunch.  The Stratolaunch is currently in production at…

    Boldride
  • Astronaut mementoes: Cowboy boots, prayer beads, lunch box

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 14 display cases at Kennedy Space Center contain intensely personal mementoes and other items representing the astronauts who perished in the Challenger and Columbia accidents.

    Associated Press
  • The Verge Review of Animals: the pink grasshopper

    Mostly in the last couple of years, pink meadow grasshoppers (Chorthippus parallelus) have been sighted by adventurous children in the Belfast hills and Japan. National Geographic's headline was "No, it's not a cocktail" apparently to provide clarification for all those who go on the National…

    The Verge
  • New Ebola Vaccine: Will It Help to End Outbreaks?

    Experts welcomed the news today that a recent trial of an Ebola vaccine suggests the shot is highly effective at preventing the disease, and said that the the vaccine may stem outbreaks in the future even if not everyone is vaccinated. The study shows that the new vaccine, known as VSV-ZEBOV, "may…

    LiveScience.com
  • Think Design Think

    Fields from science to politics to business are looking to design for inspiration, alternative processes, and new solutions. Design negotiates between technology, policy, systems and users. A structured design approach can heighten the hit-rate in the fuzzy front end of innovation processes in…

    Huffington Post
  • Chimps in New York animal rights lawsuit to be retired from lab

    By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - The chimpanzees at the center of a New York State Supreme Court case over the legal rights of animals will no longer be used for research, officials at the State University of New York at Stony Brook said on Friday. The retirement of the chimps, named Hercules…

    Reuters
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    Bionic Eye Restores Woman's Vision

    Carmen Torres is the first to receive the life-changing implant in Florida .

    ABC News Videos
  • The Life Aquatic: Miami Science Barge Coming to Museum Park Next Year

    The Miami Science Barge, which when completed will be exactly what it sounds like, officially has a home: Museum Park, or mores specifically, in the water right next to Museum Park. In a lovely turn of events, this puts...

    Curbed Miami
  • Snake in the Grass! Huge Everglades Python Shows Invasive Issue

    A giant python — about as long as a shipping container — that was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month has now been euthanized, authorities say. The accidental finding of this snake shows how easily even huge pythons can remain hidden in Florida's swampy south, experts…

    LiveScience.com
  • Ilana Brito, the Biologist Who Flew to Fiji for Feces

    In human-waste news: Our body's stinky rejects could be really important for medical research.

    Ozy
  • Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.

    Associated Press
  • Engineers create world's first white laser beam

    Researchers at Arizona State University have created the world's first white laser beam, according to a new study published in Nature. More work needs to be done to perfect this technology, but white lasers could serve as a potential alternative light source — both in people's homes and in the…

    The Verge
  • Bill Nye Reading Mean Tweets Is His Greatest Experiment Yet

    Bill Nye taught us a lot about chemical reactions over the years, but none of that comes close to the Science Guy's reactions to mean tweets. Nye recently read some unflattering tweets in support of a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary about him, which, to be honest, we kind of hope just turns…

    Huffington Post
  • Fetal tissue research declining, still important

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A political battle over the use of fetal tissue in medical research has been reinvigorated by the release of undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood officials. Newer, less-controversial technologies, including the “reprogramming” of adult skin cells…

    Reuters
  • Lexus' New Hoverboard Is Cool, But Will It Fly?

    Last month, Japanese auto manufacturer Lexus unveiled its newest product, and it's not another luxury SUV. The video shows the sleek board floating over what appears to be regular cement in a skateboard park, leading some hoverboard enthusiasts to speculate that, at long last, someone has produced…

    LiveScience.com
  • There's a giant underground ocean hidden in the middle of this Chinese desert

    When we think about the deserts of the world, water abundance is one of the last things that come...

    Business Insider
  • Viral Soda Infographic: How Does Cola Really Affect the Body?

    An infographic that breaks down what happens in your body after you drink one Coke has gone viral, but health experts say some information in the graphic is exaggerated. In addition, while soda is certainly not a healthy food choice, drinking a sugar-sweetened beverage once in a while wouldn't…

    LiveScience.com
  • Tracking the retreat of Arctic ice

    Ny-Alesund (Norway) (AFP) - Not so long ago, skeleton staff overwintering at the Ny-Alesund research centre could walk on the Arctic town's frozen bay and race their snow mobiles across its surface. Now there is liquid water even in the coldest months, the glaciers are retreating at a rate of…

    AFP