• African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage

    African golden cats are hardly ever photographed in the wild. But recently, scientists captured a much more dynamic scene: a golden cat crashing a party of red colobus monkeys in Uganda. The video, released yesterday (Jan. 27), may be the first footage of a golden cat hunting in the daylight,…
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  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.

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  • Millions of poor farmers to benefit from new type of insurance - study: TRFN

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments from Mongolia to Nigeria are creating new forms of insurance to protect the developing world's small farmers, who are suffering especially badly from extreme weather events made worse by global warming, a new study said. Obstacles…

  • The new space race

    NASA greenlit SpaceX and Boeing to fly U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017.

  • Scientists use lasers to make metals super water-repellent

    A new method for producing super water-repellent surfaces could lead to self-cleaning materials that are much more slippery than Teflon and never corrode. Researchers from the University of Rochester say they can make metals superhydrophobic (highly water-repellent) using powerful lasers to etch…

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  • Pharma News: Synthetic Biology Finds Path to Clinic Through Novartis

    Hey Obama, how's this for precision medicine? Novartis will combine CAR-T and CRISPR/Cas9 technologies. Stem cells could get a boost, too.

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  • How Sequencing Foods' DNA Could Help Us Prevent Diseases

    Scientists from the IBM Research and Mars Incorporated today announced the Sequencing the Food Supply Chain Consortium, a collaborative food safety platform aiming to leverage advances in genomics and ...

  • For green, comfortable homes, Mali turns to mud - TRFN

    By Soumaila T. Diarra MASSAKO, Mali (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Building a house in the poorest villages of southern Mali has for years involved cutting trees for timber frames and struggling to save cash for a corrugated iron roof. Earthen homes with vaulted brick roofs – a style adopted from…

  • Doorstep Delivery of Shark Fin Soup Is in Bad Taste (Op-Ed)

    Jacqueline Savitz is vice president for U.S. oceans at Oceana. On January 28, Oceana coordinated thousands of Twitter and Facebook posts in a campaign to ask online menu-delivery service GrubHub to stop offering shark fin products on its menus nationwide. Shark fin soup, a popular Chinese delicacy,…
  • The Devil Wears Pulsars

    The night sky is a perfect canvas for the stars—and for fashion designers seeking inspiration. "We want to believe in a fantastic future," Grazia Chiuri told

    The Atlantic
  • Nobel-Winning Laser Inventor Dies

    Dr. Charles Townes, who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of the laser, died in Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday. He was 99.Townes' death was announced by the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a professor emeritus of physics.“Charlie Townes had an enormous impact…

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  • Exclusive: CDC installing cameras in labs in agency-wide safety push

    By Julie Steenhuysen ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has introduced camera monitoring of workers in its highest-level biosafety laboratories as it seeks to restore public faith in its procedures after a series of mishaps, agency officials tell Reuters.…

  • 3D printers to make human body parts? It's happening

    While printed parts for humans so far have used plastic, metal and other inorganic materials, researchers in California and elsewhere also have begun printing living tissue, with the goal of eventually ...

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  • Better Cognition Seen with Klotho Gene Variant Carried by 1 in 5

    A scientific team led by the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco (UCSF) has discovered that a common form of a gene already associated with long life also improves learning and memory, a finding that could have implications for treating age-related diseases like Alzheimer's. The…

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  • Watch Berkeley's free lecture series on fixing the world's broken food systems

    Some of the world's preeminent food policy thinkers and researchers are taking part in a new Edible Education lecture series at UC Berkeley this spring semester, and their lectures are being made available to stream online. Starting this Monday with an introductory note from Michael Pollan (video…

    The Verge
  • Facebook: 5 Tips to Stay Safe on the Social Network

    It's "Data Privacy Day" and Facebook is celebrating by reminding its 1.35 billion monthly active users how to take control of their presence on the social network.

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  • Trial finds GSK Ebola shot is safe and provokes immune response

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - First results from a human trial of an Ebola vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline show it is safe and generates an immune response, scientists said on Wednesday, but larger trials are needed to see if it protects and if a booster is needed. The vaccine is being developed…

  • Scientists 3D print cartilage to repair damaged windpipes

    Believe it or not, scientists aren't yet finished discovering new ways to 3D print body parts. A team at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has developed a 3D printing technique that lets them ...