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  • New 'Autopsy' Reveals Big Surprises About Boy King

    An international team of researchers studying King Tutankhamun are reporting some surprising new discoveries about the ancient boy king. The scientists say that a 'virtual autopsy' of Tut -- essentially a close analysis of a life-size image of the king made from more than 2,000 CT scans of his…

    Huffington Post
  • Washington's Smithsonian launches $1.5 billion fundraising campaign

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Smithsonian Institution, the world's biggest museum and research complex, publicly launched a $1.5 billion fundraising campaign this week, the largest in history for any cultural institution. The effort marks the first organization-wide fundraising campaign for the…

    Reuters
  • Ferran Adrià at Harvard: Why elBulli Will Never Reopen as a Restaurant

    Harvard University's annual Science & Cooking public lecture series brings chefs from around the world to lecture on the intersection of science and cooking. "I’ve been here since noon," declared a woman, aggressively claiming her space at the front of a growing line of people who hadn’t reserved…

    Eater
  • Humanity’s Last Great Hope: Venture Capitalists

    Tech entrepreneur Bryan Johnson says he plans a $100-million fund that will invest in “crazy” projects that aim to build a better world. With government R&D spending stagnant, more VCs should step up on ...

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Vaccines Do Not Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

    Add one more condition to the list of things that vaccines don't cause: multiple sclerosis. Scientists looked at about 4,700 people who received vaccines against hepatitis B (Hep B) and the human papillomavirus (HPV), and found no long-term risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) or similar…

    LiveScience.com
  • Microsoft says to provide cloud, tools for tackling Ebola

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will provide free cloud-computing and research applications to qualified medical researchers working on the Ebola virus, the software company's chief executive said on Monday. "One of the things tomorrow morning we're going to do is make available Azure…

    Reuters
  • Newborn killer whale, first born since 2012, presumed dead in Washington

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The first calf born in two years to an endangered killer whale population off the coast of the Pacific Northwest has been declared missing and presumed dead just weeks after its birth, experts said on Tuesday. The mother of the baby orca was seen for three…

    Reuters
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    Chemical romance (18 photos)

    These beautiful shots may look like works of modern art - but they are actually close-ups of chemical reactions. The works were snapped with the help of a group of scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Anhui, China. Titled Beautiful Chemistry the project was…

    Yahoo News
  • Apollo Astronaut's Anniversary Patch Recalls 'Flight of the Phoenix'

    Forty-six years ago this week, NASA's first Apollo astronauts to launch into space were circling the Earth — just as their mission patch depicted. "Our original patch concept was to depict a Saturn 1B [rocket] rising from the ashes of its predecessor, like the mythical bird, Phoenix," Apollo 7…

    SPACE.com
  • Empowerment Through Play: Getting Girls Into STEM

    In today’s STEM-driven economy, the need to talent ratio in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields is less than favorable. The scarcity and availability of qualified talent in STEM is creating a huge talent gap – and therefore, a problem for companies looking to innovate at…

    Business 2 Community
  • Medication Mistakes Affect 1 Child Every 8 Minutes

    Every 8 minutes, a child in the United States is affected by a medication error on the part of their parents or caregivers, according to a new study. In the study, researchers found that 63,000 children younger than age 6 were affected yearly by out-of-hospital medication errors between 2002 and…

    LiveScience.com
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    Nikon Small World 2014 (49 photos)

    Now celebrating its 40th year, Nikon Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum to recognize proficiency and photographic excellence of photography taken under the microscope. To select the winners, competition judges analyzed entries from all over the world covering subjects ranging from…

    Yahoo News
  • Blue Water Satellite to Develop Spectral Imaging Tools Using Google Maps for Work Cloud Mapping

    TOLEDO, OH / ACCESSWIRE / October 20, 2014 / Blue Water Satellite (BWS) a Toledo, Ohio, company that uses satellite and other spectral imagery and patented image processing to monitor the world's land ...

    Accesswire
  • These Republicans Prove You Don't Have To Be A Scientist To Have A Lot To Say About Science

    WASHINGTON –- There was a time when many Republican candidates would say that climate change wasn't real, or at least, wasn't being caused by human activity. But in 2014, many have instead started to dodge questions about their positions on climate change by pleading ignorance: "I'm not a scientist…

    Huffington Post
  • Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies This Week

    Mark Thursday (Oct. 23) on your calendar as "Solar Eclipse Day," for if the weather cooperates, you should have no difficulty observing a partial eclipse of the sun.  Nearly all of North America, except for a portion of eastern Canada and a slice of eastern New England, will experience the partial…

    SPACE.com
  • What Happens When Chemists Don't Wash Their Hands

    One night, Constantine Fahlberg came home from the lab, picked up a piece of bread, and took a bite. It was sweet—much sweeter than sugar—and he realized he was eating bread dusted with some chemical he'd made that day at work. "The only way to find out what was sweet on his lab bench was to…

    The Atlantic
  • Here's what it's like to ride a real-life hoverboard

    How's that hoverboard coming? Lowensohn said his Hendo hoverboard was only "a few centimeters" off of the surface, but it was such a frictionless experience that shifting his weight to keep his balance would send him turning and drifting in a different direction. This hoverboard "costs" $10,000,…

    Polygon
  • Archaeologists discover 6,000-year-old temple in Ukraine

    The fact that Ukraine's temple is 6,000 years old isn't even the most interesting fact about this discovery — researchers suspect the site was used for ritual animal sacrifices.

    The Week (RSS)