Science

  • Flatley's Law: How One Company Created Medicine's Genetic Revolution

    DNA sequencing is revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of everything from cancer to Down syndrome at breakneck speed, changing health care forever. Incredibly, only one company--Illumina--is making it all possible. It's just getting started.

    Forbes
  • Beyond Bulletproof: New 'X-Vehicles' Take Stealth to the Extreme

    To make ground vehicles both safer and better suited for the battlefield, these machines need to take advantage of other technologies, such as those that can help troops avoid detectionby enemy forces, DARPA said. "GXV-T's goal is not just to improve or replace one particular vehicle — it's about…

    LiveScience.com
  • Novartis hands over experimental TB drugs in antibiotic pullback

    By Caroline Copley ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has signed a licensing deal to hand over its experimental tuberculosis (TB) drugs to the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, joining a growing Big Pharma retreat from antibiotics. The TB Alliance deal reflects renewed scrutiny of the Novartis…

    Reuters
  • Blend Up the Internet and Everything Turns Orange

    If you ask Jim Bumgardner what his job is, he might say puzzles . But he also might say software development, or art, or “Mayor of the North Pole” (at least on Foursquare ). Or he might just point you ...

    The Atlantic
  • Cities’ Air Problems Only Get Worse With Climate Change

    Scientists predict that higher temperatures will speed up the creation of lung-damaging ozone in the world’s metropolises.

    The New York Times
  • Ball Corporation Up on Successful Launch of WorldView-3

    Ball Corporation's (BLL) shares gained on the successful launch of WorldView-3 satellite.

    Zacks
  • SpaceX reportedly raising massive funding round, valued at $10B

    The funding adds to the $245.5 million the company has already raised. SpaceX is on the verge of trying out a reusable rocket that could dramatically lower its launch costs.

    Gigaom
  • Brad Paisley Leaks New Song to Outer Space

    Brad Paisley has taken his song leaks to new heights: 220 miles above the surface of Earth, to be exact. The country superstar has spent the last three weeks releasing tracks from his upcoming album, Moonshine in the Trunk, via Twitter, also posting texts and emails from industry powers-that-be…

    Rolling Stone
  • U.S. government extends contract with Cytori for burn treatment

    The government's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) will provide up to $20.4 million to fund early development and costs associated with a clinical trial. The contract is part of BARDA's national preparedness initiative to prepare in the event of mass casualties,…

    Reuters
  • Polio Vaccines May Not Always Work

    The standard polio vaccine may not always work, as vaccinations didn't prevent polio in people in the Republic of the Congo during an outbreak there in 2010, a new study shows. The reason the vaccine didn't always work during the outbreak was that the virus had mutated, the researchers said. Of…

    LiveScience.com
  • Tech investor gets five towns to join social-health experiment

    By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Technology investor Esther Dyson thinks she has found the answer to America's growing health concerns, and has enlisted five smaller cities across the country to try and prove it. Dyson, an early investor in Square and board member for Yandex, Russia's…

    Reuters
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    CURIOSITY'S PLAN STALLED

    NASA'S Mars Curiosity rover has hit a sand trap on Mars. Researchers are mapping out an alternate route to get Curiosity to its next destination, Mount Sharp

  • Aerospace and Defense Products and Services Industry: Investing Essentials

    Want to invest in aerospace and defense? Here's everything you need to know to do that.

    Motley Fool
  • Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.

    Associated Press
  • Spacewalking cosmonauts launch satellite, set up studies

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - A pair of Russian cosmonauts began their work week on Monday floating outside the International Space Station to toss out a small satellite for a university in Peru, install science experiments and tackle some housekeeping chores. First out of the hatch was…

    Reuters
  • Wanted: Unmanned Space Plane to Fly On the Cheap

    It's a dream older than the Space Age itself: a fully reusable rocket that can fly into space, deploy its cargo, return to Earth and then do it again rapidly, cheaply and with minimal maintenance. Despite billions of dollars and decades of work spent on projects as diverse as NASA's space shuttle,…

    SPACE.com
  • As risk of drought rises, Australian farmers struggle to invest

    By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - When a scorching drought struck eastern Australia in 2006, cattle farmers Robyn and Paul Kendal had to slaughter nearly all their livestock and spend around a year of their normal turnover on feed to keep the remainder alive. With a recurrence of El Nino, the…

    Reuters
  • Researcher Hunting the Key to Aging Believes Humans Can Have Unlimited Lifespan

    It was Sinclair’s research on resveratrol, a molecule found in grapes, that made headlines a decade ago when it showed promising results in keeping overfed mice as healthy as lean mice. Sinclair even chose to test resveratrol on himself, something he has been doing for the past 10 years, and he…

    Yahoo Health