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 Journal49 mins ago
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    Apple Rumored to Launch a Smaller iPhone 6 for 2015

    iPhone 6 Mini said to launch next year according to Analyst.

    ABC News Videos
  • 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
  • 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
  • Digging in: How Aceh's past tsunamis cast light on future seismic threats

    Investors in stock markets are cautioned that past performance is not a guide to future events. For scientists who study earthquakes and tsunamis, the opposite is true: Where the earth’s crusts are colliding, the only certainty is that the ground will shake again one day.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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
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    Could We Fight Wars In Space? - Testtube Daily Show-AR

    There are restrictions when it comes to weapons in space, but do all countries abide by the rules? Are there countries using arms in space and if so, is a space war likely?

    Test Tube Discovery Channel
  • Experience William Boyd's The Vanishing Game

    For Alec Dunbar, the uncertain terrain may be the only thing certain to keep him alive. Immerse yourself in William Boyd’s new action-adventure, Th...

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  • 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
  • 6 Times Holiday Decorations Turned into Disasters

    Each winter, many people decorate their homes and offices with holiday lights, ornaments and tinsel.

    LiveScience.com
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sierra Leone district declares three-day Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's northern district of Port Loko, the area with the highest rate of Ebola transmission, plans a three-day lockdown over Christmas as it seeks to contain the disease's spread. Sierra Leone is the worst-hit country in West Africa with over 9,000 cases. The rate of…

    Reuters