• The Chicago Architecture Biennial Offers Thrilling, Eclectic and Quirky Overview

    A prototype enclosure designed by Selgascano + HelloEverything. Photo by Steve Hall, courtesy Chicago Architecture Biennial. While discussing her firm's conceptual design for a revamped, community friendly police station, on display now at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, architect Jeanne...

  • No rust, no aging in the world of Peter Thiel's Breakout Labs

    Breakout Labs — the science-centric nonprofit backed by PayPal (PYPL) cofounder Peter Thiel — isn't backing down from knotty problems: It beefed up its portfolio Tuesday with four startups, including two Bay Area companies tackling aging and rust. CyteGen is developing a platform to go after…

    American City Business Journals
  • Economists should keep to the facts, not feelings

    The American economist Paul Romer has recently written of "mathiness", by analogy with "truthiness", a term coined by American talk show host Stephen Colbert. Truthiness presents narratives ...

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  • A Better Ozone Standard From the EPA -- Is It Enough?

    Back in 2007, a panel of scientists decided that to protect public health the national ambient air quality standard for ground-level ozone standard should be between 60 and 70 parts per billion. The scientists were part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Scientific Advisory…

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  • Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for discovering neutrinos have mass

    Their findings undermined a long-held model of scientific understanding.

  • Trash Talk: Your Next Garbageman Could Be a Robot

    Highly efficient robots on wheels could soon be hauling trash in a neighborhood near you. Together with universities in Sweden and the United States, Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo is developing these useful robots, which will be able to roll around a neighborhood, pick up waste bins and chuck the…
  • Kiska Exploration Update

    VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 6, 2015 / Kiska Metals Corporation (TSXV: KSK) ("Kiska" or the "Company") is pleased to report on the current status of its exploration activities. ...

  • Roche says data shows Cotellic combination therapy effective

    Swiss drugmaker Roche said final survival data from a Phase III clinical trial showed the Cotellic drug used in combination with Zelboraf helped people with previously untreated BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma live significantly longer compared to Zelboraf alone. Cotellic was…

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    Ars takes a first look at the Microsoft Surface Book

    Ars' Peter Bright takes a first look at the Microsoft Surface Book laptop.

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  • ​Four points made last week by Vertex, Polaris execs that were overshadowed

    While coverage of last week’s Innovation Forum hosted by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce pretty much focused on drug prices, the two featured executives from Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Polaris Partners had some insightful commentary on topics ranging from STEM education to biotech…

    American City Business Journals
  • Astronaut Sally Ride's Personal Items, Papers Acquired by Smithsonian

    In life, Sally Ride privately organized her personal items, NASA artifacts, awards and papers, which now will represent her career and legacy as America's first woman in space as part of the Smithsonian's collection. Neal, together with fellow curator Margaret Weitekamp and archivist Patti…
  • Peter Thiel invests in device that detects bad steaks, and other bioech

    The PayPal co-founder announces four additions to his Breakout Labs biotech investment fund.

  • The Secret Maoist Chinese Operation That Conquered Malaria -- and Won a Nobel

    Jia-Chen Fu, Emory UniversityAt the height of the Cultural Revolution, Project 523 - a covert operation launched by the Chinese government and headed by a young Chinese medical researcher by the name of Tu Youyou - discovered what has been the most powerful and effective anti-malarial drug therapy…

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  • A glance at the Nobel Prizes in 2015

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2015 Nobel Prizes are being announced this week and next. The $960,000 awards will be handed out in Stockholm and Oslo on Dec. 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. Below is a look at the winners announced so far:

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    Microsoft Expected To Unveil New Line of Mobile Devices

    Microsoft is preparing to unveil Lumia 950 and Surface Pro 4 at press event.

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  • United Launch Alliance achieves 100th consecutive successful space launch, and more Boeing news: roundup

    "Colorado's United Launch Alliance completed its 100th consecutive successful space launch Friday, putting a Mexican communications satellite into orbit using an Atlas V rocket. Launching the Morelos-3 satellite was a relatively rare commercial launch for the Centennial [Colorado]-based rocket…

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  • Chile, U.S. create marine parks to counter growing illegal fishing

    By Lesley Wroughton and Gram Slattery VINA DEL MAR, Chile (Reuters) - Chile said on Monday it would create one of the world's largest marine conservation parks, and Washington announced two new marine sanctuaries and an increased drive against illegal fishing to help protect the world's oceans.…

  • As Privacy Fades, Your Identity Is the New Money (Op-Ed)

    Rob Leslie is chief executive officer of Sedicii, which provides technology for eliminating transmission and storage of private identity data during authentication or identity verification, and reducing identity theft, impersonation and fraud. Leslie is an electronics engineer with more 25 years of…
  • Bring the Lunar Eclipse Home With This Groovy LED Lamp

    All photos courtesy of Eugenia Antoniou At once a lamp and a stunning reminder of natural, perhaps cosmic, phenomena, the Eclipse of the Rainbow lamp by greek designer Eugenia Antoniou illuminates the space around it in a dim, overlapping, circular...