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  • Build better roads in developing world to bolster food supplies: study

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Billion-dollar investments in basic transport and electricity in developing nations are among the best ways to curb hunger by 2030 since a quarter of all food is now wasted after harvest, according to a report issued on Thursday. A total of $239 billion invested…

    Reuters
  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • 3D printers to make human body parts? It's happening

    While printed parts for humans so far have used plastic, metal and other inorganic materials, researchers in California and elsewhere also have begun printing living tissue, with the goal of eventually ...

    San Jose Mercury News
  • Watch Berkeley's free lecture series on fixing the world's broken food systems

    Some of the world's preeminent food policy thinkers and researchers are taking part in a new Edible Education lecture series at UC Berkeley this spring semester, and their lectures are being made available to stream online. Starting this Monday with an introductory note from Michael Pollan (video…

    The Verge
  • The Next Front Of Wearables

    Editor’s note: Dr. Erez Podoly is an Entrepreneur in Residence with Artiman Ventures, founder and CEO of AcheroMetrics and a research associate in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford University.In 2014, Nike abandoned its FuelBand fitness tracker and Sergey Brin “left his Google Glass…

    TechCrunch
  • The new space race

    NASA greenlit SpaceX and Boeing to fly U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017.

    TouchVision
  • It does get better for LGBT and questioning youth

    In a multi-year study of LGBTQ youth, researchers found that being the victim of bullying and other abuse was linked to psychological distress, but both distress and victimization decreased as the adolescents grew up. “I think we should be very happy that it does get better, but I think it’s…

    Reuters
  • Former NFL players who started football young at more risk of memory problems: study

    Former NFL players who began playing tackle football before age 12 are more likely to suffer from memory and thinking problems than those who took up the game later, a new study has found. The National Football League has agreed to pay up to $5 million to each former player developing neurological…

    Reuters
  • Bio-AMD, Inc. Agreement with Sysmex & General Update

    LONDON, ENGLAND / ACCESSWIRE / January 27, 2015 / Bio-AMD, Inc. and Bio Alternative Medical Devices Ltd., our majority owned medical devices subsidiary (together "Bio-AMD", "We" or ...

    Accesswire
  • Sugary Drinks Linked with Earlier Menstruation in Girls

    Girls who drink a lot of soda and other sugary drinks may get their first menstrual periods earlier than girls who don't often consume these drinks, a new study suggests. Girls who drank more than 1.5 servings of sugary drinks daily started their menstrual periods nearly three months earlier than…

    LiveScience.com
  • Huntington acquires Louis Pasteur's notes on brewing beer

    SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — People interested in what kind of beer the guy who invented pasteurization kicked back with after work will want to pay a visit to San Marino's Huntington Library.

    Associated Press
  • Microsoft's Revolution Analytics Acquisition Is The Wrong Way To Embrace R

    Microsoft’s purchase of Revolution Analytics last week is the wrong way for the brainy crew in Redmond to embrace the R language for data science and analytics. The deal represents a strong step forward for the R language, but by accepting the open source model for putting R to use, Microsoft is…

    Forbes
  • The Role of Genes in Entrepreneurship

    The question of whether entrepreneurs are made or born has long been debated, but have studies provided us with a definitive answer?

    Inc
  • Robot explores volcanic depths humans can't reach

    How do you see what's happening inside an active volcano? NASA researchers are sending in a tiny rolling robot

    CBS News
  • Some Obamacare insurers discriminate against AIDS patients: study

    By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some insurers selling policies under Obamacare may be structuring drug coverage in a way that dissuades people with HIV-AIDS from becoming their customers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. President Barack…

    Reuters
  • Naturalist Attenborough fancies the lowly slug - for sex appeal

    By Holly Rubenstein LONDON (Reuters) - David Attenborough has seen many of nature's most spectacular creatures in his 60 years of making television documentaries, but he says one of his favorites is the lowly, and in his view sexy, slug. "Slugs are amazing," Attenborough, 88, told Reuters at a…

    Reuters
  • Better Cognition Seen with Klotho Gene Variant Carried by 1 in 5

    A scientific team led by the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco (UCSF) has discovered that a common form of a gene already associated with long life also improves learning and memory, a finding that could have implications for treating age-related diseases like Alzheimer's. The…

    Yahoo Parenting