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  • ISS Astronauts Baffled By Strange 'Spikes' Spotted In Siberia

    Astronauts looking down on Earth from the International Space Station in June were left scratching their heads when they spotted a “strange pattern of spikes" crossing Siberia's Kulunda Steppe. The astronauts were so puzzled that they called down to Houston to ask for an explanation, according to…

    Huffington Post
  • NASA Satellite Sees Tropical Storm Marie from Space (Photo)

    A NASA satellite has captured the once-mighty Hurricane Marie losing steam over the cool waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA's GOES-West satellite snapped a photo of Marie at 11:00 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) Thursday (Aug. 28), the same day the maelstrom was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical…

    SPACE.com
  • New test may predict worker hearing loss

    By Madeline Kennedy NEW YORK (Reuters) - Not everyone exposed to high noise levels at work experiences hearing loss as a result, and a new study suggests a simple test can predict which workers will be affected. Researchers caution that low accuracy in predicting who would not suffer hearing loss…

    Reuters
  • Germany's Bayer to launch three new Xarelto trials

    Germany's Bayer unveiled plans to launch three new studies to expand the uses of its anti-clotting drug Xarelto, one of its top five new medicines. Xarelto, which competes with the Eliquis pill developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer in stroke prevention, reached sales of $1.7 billion in the…

    Reuters
  • Are You Driving Your Data? Or Is Your Data Driving You?

    In business, politics and philanthropy, being data-driven has become a point of pride.Leaders parade decision-making as rational and strategic because they "have the numbers" to support it. The tech revolution with its miraculous information-processing seems to support the idea of data as king.But…

    Huffington Post
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    NASA Is Building 'World’s Most Powerful Rocket'

    NASA is one step closer to building its next spaceship. Officials approved the Space Launch System’s transition from the formula phase to the development phase on Wednesday. NASA administrator Charles Bolden called it a journey of scientific and human exploration that leads to Mars. The Space…

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  • 'Jeopardy!'-Winning Computer Now Crunching Data for Science

    Watch out, Sherlock, there's a new Dr. Watson in town. IBM's Watson, the computer that famously won the quiz show 'Jeopardy!', is now helping researchers make scientific discoveries. The new system, known as the Watson Discovery Advisor, could accelerate the scientific process by sifting through…

    LiveScience.com
  • Defending Against Hackers of the Future

    Cryptographers are working on ways to thwart quantum computers

    BusinessWeek
  • Volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea causes flight diversions

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea on Friday sent smoke and ash spewing high over the South Pacific island nation, leading some aircraft to alter their flight paths. Mount Tavurvur on East New Britain Island erupted hours before dawn, a bulletin from the Rabaul…

    Reuters
  • Two-Thirds of US Teens with Mental Health Problems Get Counseling

    These services include any treatment or counseling provided in the school, childcare center, clinic, home or other places. Such treatment also includes attending a school or special school program for students with emotional or behavioral difficulties.  About 4 percent of all adolescents ages 12 to…

    LiveScience.com
  • Questions for IBM’s Watson

    IBM’s Watson keeps adding new features. But can it make money?

    The New York Times
  • How Delivery Drones Could Monitor Their Own Health

    The day when people can order products online and have them delivered by a drone may not be far off. "With something like package delivery, which needs to be done [consistently] over hours, you need to take into account the health of the system," Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, an aeronautical engineer…

    LiveScience.com
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  • Scientists Experiment With Reworking Memory in Mice

    In experiments on mice, scientists rewired the circuits of the brain and changed the animals' bad memories into good ones.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Gene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, changes that could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and experimental treatments now in…

    Reuters
  • Rhino Reproduction Could Get Boost from Hormone Tests

    Rhino reproduction may undergo a renaissance in European zoos, as researchers try to tap into how they can boost the success of these massive animals mating in captivity, according to a new study. The endangered black rhino, illegally hunted for its horn, has low birth rates in European zoos, the…

    LiveScience.com
  • Scientists solve mystery of moving Death Valley rocks

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A solution to the longstanding mystery of why rocks move erratically across an isolated patch of California's Death Valley finally emerged on Thursday, when researchers published a study showing the driving force was sheets of wind-driven ice. Trails from…

    Reuters
  • There's No Quick Path to the Internet of Things

    We need to create a faster development path for the Internet of Things, or we will probably forget about the IoT before we see many benefits from it, Guest Columnist Thomas H. Davenport warns.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • This Portable DNA Sequencer Is About the Size of a Brick

    The field tool could be used to detect infectious diseases

    BusinessWeek