Science

  • How Children Get the Christmas Spirit

    What leads to the generosity so important to Christmas? Alison Gopnik on new brain-wave research about the way children think.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Nestlé to collaborate on pregnancy diet research

    Nestlé is to launch its largest ever research partnership, as the world's biggest food company attempts to improve the scientific basis behind its products. The Swiss group's collaboration with the EpiGen, ...

    Financial Times
  • Your High-Tech Holiday Gadget Guide for Christmas Morning

    Phones, fitness bands and streaming video devices were all top tech Christmas gifts this holiday season. Here's what to do to get the most out of your devices.

    ABC News
  • Sombre Christmas, gatherings banned in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

    By Emma Farge FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leoneans observed a sombre Christmas in their homes on Thursday, after the government banned traditionally boisterous holiday celebrations to prevent the spread of deadly Ebola in the worst-hit country. Small groups of Christians in formal attire were…

    Reuters
  • Q&A: Ayasdi CEO Gurjeet Singh uses 'big math' to tame big data

    Gurjeet Singh is CEO and co-founder of a company that reflects an emerging trend in Silicon Valley — the intersection of computer science and mathematics to tackle real world problems.

    San Jose Mercury News
  • Tsunami Science: Advances Since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tragedy

    The Indian Ocean tsunami was one of the worst natural disasters in history. The outpouring of aid in response to the devastation in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and elsewhere was unprecedented. Today (Dec. 26), on the 10th anniversary of the deadly tsunami, greatly expanded networks of seismic…

    LiveScience.com
  • Poultry producers brace for bird flu fallout

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Commercial poultry producers say they're concerned the outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu virus found in Washington and Oregon will hurt exports by prompting some nations to impose trade barriers.

    Associated Press
  • Novozymes axes $36M expansion plan in Cary, heads to RTP for Monsanto partnership

    After months of uncertainty, Novozymes' expansion is back on – just in Research Triangle Park instead of Cary. Novozymes was approved for up to $400,000 in incentives when it announced in April that it would be bringing 100 jobs to Cary – but an undisclosed "complication" with its chosen site had…

    American City Business Journals
  • Take A Tour Of The Best Photos Of Earth From Space

    It doesn't get any more awesome than this.A new time-lapse video from the European Space Agency (above) lets you look back at six months of photos from the International Space Station in just six minutes. The time-lapse features 12,500 photos captured by ESA astronaut and social media celebrity…

    Huffington Post
  • Point to the Paleos: Settling Down on the Farm Made Our Bones Weak

    Science has not been kind to the Paleo diet. Anthropologists have found that the food eaten by our Paleolithic ancestors included much more variety than present-day adherents of the high-protein, high-fat regimen would have you believe. On the health side of things, one recent study found that…

    Takepart.com
  • Complex jobs might help maintain brain fitness in aging

    By Janice Neumann (Reuters) - Regardless of IQ, people who work at complex jobs have a slightly higher chance of being better thinkers as they age, a recent study suggests. “When we look at the association between complexity of work with people or data, we see that those in more complex jobs…

    Reuters
  • Book Talk: Patricia Cornwell on writing about darkness, loss

    By Nicholas P. Brown NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the crime fiction realm, author Patricia Cornwell’s fame may be surpassed only by her brainchild and longtime heroine, forensics expert Kay Scarpetta. In “Flesh and Blood,” Cornwell’s 22nd Scarpetta novel since the series began in 1990, Scarpetta tracks…

    Reuters
  • Make the seasons bright!

    Old Navy’s Tumblr is ringing in the holiday season in a big way. Check it out now!

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  • Christmas Night Sky Brings Cosmic Holiday Views

    But unlike last year, Venus is not making a quick exit from our evening sky. To the unaided eye the manger appears in the middle of the dim constellation of Cancer as a soft, fuzzy patch or dim glow.

    SPACE.com
  • Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health

    JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber. Steam pours out of the stacks. Trucks loaded with logs roll in.

    Associated Press
  • Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami with tears and prayers

    By Gayatri Suroyo BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Survivors of Asia's 2004 tsunami and relatives of its 226,000 victims cried and prayed as they gathered along Indian Ocean shorelines on Friday for memorials to mark the 10th anniversary of a disaster that still leaves an indelible mark on the…

    Reuters
  • The Stellar Origins of Your Toothpaste

    Astronomers already knew that most elements have a stellar origin, but multiple theories speculate on the birth of cosmic fluorine.The new study suggests that red giant stars may be the main creators of fluorine, and the element likely originated in the high pressure cores of these sun-like stars.…

    SPACE.com
  • Bear loose in suburban Phoenix is finally wrangled

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona wildlife managers say they believe the black bear that was spotted twice this week in a Phoenix suburb but eluded capture finally has been caught.

    Associated Press
  • Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 7,588 - WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The global death toll from Ebola has risen to 7,588 out of 19,497 confirmed cases recorded in the year-old epidemic raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The virus is still spreading intensely in Sierra Leone, especially in the north and…

    Reuters