• Impatient For Precision Medicine's Impact? Look At Reproductive Health

    Instead of lamenting the pace of precision medicine’s journeys, perhaps we had better figure out what to do once it arrives.

  • South Africa's Kruger Park still a magnet for rhino poachers

    By Ed Stoddard PRETORIA (Reuters) - The poaching of rhinos has risen in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year but is on the decline elsewhere in the country, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Sunday. The Kruger Park, South Africa's main tourist draw, is on the frontlines of a surge…

  • Life Might Spread Across Universe Like an 'Epidemic' in New Math Theory

    As astronomers get closer to finding potential signatures of life on faraway planets, a new mathematical description shows how to understand life's spread — and to determine if it's jumping from star to star. "Life could spread from host star to host star in a pattern similar to the outbreak of an…
  • The second monkey in space looked profoundly uncomfortable

    If you know your space animals, then you're probably already familiar with Ham, the first chimp America ever launched into space. You also probably know Laika, the late, great Russian space dog and the first animal to orbit Earth.
  • Earth's Moving Mantle Leads to Earthquakes in Unusual Places

    It has long been a mystery why some earthquakes strike towns in seemingly earthquake-proof regions, but researchers now have a potential explanation for why temblors sometimes rattle where they're not expected. Understanding the underlying source of these quakes could help officials prepare for…
  • 'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

    NEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.

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    Scientists begin year-long isolation experiment

    Six scientists are locking themselves inside a small dome in Hawaii for a year to study the effects of long-term space travel. Sean Carberry reports.

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  • A Brief History of Levees

    The levee is a technology fundamental to human civilization.  Artificial embankments were designed for the earliest cities, along with the first known draining systems and wells. In the ruins of great Bronze Age civilizations, lost now for thousands of years, the imprints of advanced networks of…

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  • Google, Sanofi team up to improve diabetes care

    Google Inc and French drugmaker Sanofi SA said they will partner to develop tools to improve the management and treatment of diabetes. Sanofi will work with Google's life sciences team to collect, analyze and understand information impacting diabetes, which is expected to affect 592 million by…

  • New Horizons Probe Gets Its Next Flyby Target After Pluto

    New Horizons has passed Pluto but the space probe's work isn't done yet. NASA has selected a potential new target for New Horizons to fly past located nearly one billion miles beyond the dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt, an area beyond Pluto's orbit of the Sun that is the largest structure in the…

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  • Medtronic says trials find gene linked to sudden cardiac death

    (Reuters) - Two studies have identified a gene associated with potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms, device maker Medtronic Plc said on Monday. The studies evaluated genetic information to identify gene abnormalities that may be associated with heart rhythms that could cause sudden cardiac…

  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Sumatran Rhino Goes Extinct in the Wild in Malaysia

    The Sumatran rhino is now considered extinct in the wild in the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, according to a new study. No wild Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) have been found on the Malaysian peninsula since 2007, and what are thought to be the last two female rhinos in Malaysian…
  • Why Oliver Sacks was so ambivalent about becoming a best-selling author

    To hear Oliver Sacks tell it, writing books for a mass audience was once considered one of the worst things a doctor could do. In his new memoir On the Move, Sacks recalls the day his first book was published in 1970. Born in 1933 to two prominent doctors, Sacks happened to be staying in his…
  • NASA simulates Mars mission by locking up people in a tiny dome

    A group of six people bade the rest of the world farewell on Friday to begin their year-long stay in a cramped dome on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano. The French astrobiologist, German physicist and American ...

  • SpaceX rocket grounded for 'couple more months,' company says

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX plans to keep its Falcon 9 rocket grounded longer than planned following a launch accident involving the unmanned booster in June, the company president said on Monday. The privately held company is owned and operated by technology entrepreneur…

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  • Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.

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  • The Evolution of Dental Implants

    The most significant advancement in the field occurred in the 1950s, with the discovery that titanium has the inherent property of forming a direct physical bond with living bone tissue. In short, the biological bonding process of osseointegration, which could take up to six months with smooth…

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