• UFOlogist claims he’s spotted a gigantic Martian rodent in Curisotiy rover footage

    If there is one thing I cannot imagine doing, it’s obsessively combing over footage beamed back to Earth from NASA’s Curiosity rover to search for signs of Martian life, no matter how ridiculous they may seem. However there’s an entire cult of people on the Internet that spend their days doing just…

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  • Surrounding landscape can contribute to feeling healthy says UK study

    If you want to feel healthier, live somewhere more scenic according to new results from a study carried out by the University of Warwick, UK. Just because a place is green does not compel us to feel better on its own.

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  • Dow predicts EPA review of herbicide safety resolved soon

    By Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co expects environmental safety concerns about its new herbicide Enlist Duo to be resolved, the company said Wednesday, after the government asked a federal appellate court to pull regulatory approvals while the chemical's safety is re-examined. The…

  • 'Thing Explainer' - A Review of Randall Munroe's New Book (Using the Ten Hundred Most Common Words)

    Just one day ago, a new book came to my house: Thing Explainer by the writer of another book called What If. I've written about that other book here. This new book is an effort to help people understand all sorts of cool stuff about the world and how it works using simple words -- in fact, only a…

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    NASA says mysterious star is likely surrounded by comets

    Mysterious debris surrounding a star that scientists earlier this year posited may be an alien megastructure is actually likely to be just comets, according to NASA.

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  • UK £4.7bn-a-year science budget ringfenced in Autumn Statement

    The £4.7bn-a-year science budget that focuses on basic research will be protected in real terms for the rest of this parliament. Scientists welcomed Chancellor George Osborne's announcement - a better ...

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  • Costco Chicken Salad Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 7 States

    An outbreak of E. coli bacteria tied to chicken salad sold at Costco has sickened 19 people in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patients are infected with a strain of E. coli called O157:H7, which produces a harmful toxin called Shiga toxin. Five people…
  • From Lofty Perch, CLAIRE Will Bring Climate Pollution Down to Earth

    This coming April, a rocket will lift off from an island off the east coast of India and launch CLAIRE--a powerful new tool in the global effort to combat carbon pollution.The Canadian-built satellite isn't large--it's about the size of a small microwave oven. But the craft could pack a big punch…

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  • Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space

    Thanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football…
  • First trips into space planned before 2020

    Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson, the respective bosses of Amazon, Tesla and Virgin, all cherish the dream of being part of the space tourism boom by putting paying passengers in sub-orbital flights. Blue Origin, a company headed by Jeff Bezos, uploaded a video this week of its New Shepard…

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  • Amgen files for U.S. approval of biosimilar to Humira

    Amgen Inc on Wednesday said it filed with U.S. health regulators seeking approval to sell its first biosimilar drug, which would be a less expensive alternative to AbbVie's Humira, the world's top-selling prescription medicine. Amgen said its drug, ABP 501, has demonstrated clinical equivalence and…

  • A Lost Ancient Greek Island May Have Been Found

    The ancient Greek city of Kane was the site of the epic sea battle of Arginusae, which saw Athens crush Sparta in 406 BCE. Yet archaeologists weren’t exactly sure where this elusive island was located.That is, until now.An international team of archaeologists working with the German Archeological…

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  • The Genetically Modified Mosquito That Could Fight Malaria

    A genetically modified mosquito has been created that can resist malaria. A new gene that is resistance to malaria was inserted into a mosquito’s DNA using the gene editing method called Crispr. It could mean that if these mosquitoes bite people, they may not pass on the parasite that causes…

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  • NASA to test sugary bacteria as space-based power source

    Following its successful harvest of red leaf lettuce, NASA has announced plans to launch genetically engineered bacteria into orbit to see if they can be harnessed by future astronauts as potent survival ...

  • Boy dies of Ebola in Liberia, first fatality in months

    (This story filed on 24th November has been refiled to correct WHO quote to provide clarity on possible source of latest infection) By James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, the first such fatality for months in a country declared free of the…

  • Cause of Mysterious Snake Die-Off Found

    The culprit behind a disease that causes raised blisters, crusted-over eyes and snouts, discolored skin patches, and ultimately death in several snake species has been identified. A fungus called Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola is responsible for the snake deaths in the American Midwest and East,…
  • What are Fit Over Sunglasses?

    Fit Over Sunglasses are sunglasses designed to be worn directly over your prescription glasses.

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  • Thanksgiving in Space: What Astronauts Eat On Turkey Day (Video)

    Astronauts give thanks and preview their "traditional" space meal in a video greeting from the International Space Station just in time for Thanksgiving. NASA astronauts Scott Kelly, who is nearing the end of his one-year mission, and Kjell Lindgren took a moment to celebrate the season in a video…
  • Bezos vs. Musk for Commercial Space Travel Supremacy

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' commercial space travel company, Blue Origin, performed a successful test flight into outer space. However, there is still many concerns for the newly formed industry of commercial space tourism.