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  • Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant

    Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Radio host Ira Flatow and his "Science Friday" show that airs on many National Public Radio stations have agreed to pay nearly $146,000 to settle civil claims that they misused money from a $1 million grant from the National…

    Associated Press34 mins ago
  • IBM launches Watson tool for business clients

    By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp is rolling out a cognitive tool powered by its Watson supercomputer that uses companies' internal data to answer questions about performance and efficiency, and predict outcomes. IBM said the tool - the latest in a series…

    Reuters
  • OLFC Partners with The Autism Asperger's Digest in a Special Offer for NOXO Sensory Balm(tm)

    PHILADELPHIA, PA / ACCESSWIRE / September 16, 2014 / Olfactory Biosciences Corp (OLFC) is pleased to announce that they have partnered with The Autism Asperger's Digest in a special offer for NOXO Sensory Balm(tm), a new topical medicine alternative, available online at http://noxoinfo.com/sensory…

    Accesswire
  • Airbus Seeks to Sell Some Defense and Space Operations

    Airbus Group, the European aerospace and defense giant, said on Tuesday that it intended to sell several defense and space businesses as it streamlines that division. The move follows a review of business lines after Airbus announced a restructuring of the division last year, when it combined its…

    The New York Times
  • For Some, Tourism Now Includes Surgery

    Dr. Richard Klein, section chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center at the UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health, contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-ed & Insights. Traditionally, "medical tourists" were patients who travelled to Mexico or overseas for…

    LiveScience.com
  • To Eliminate River Sludge, Modern Tech Is Key (Video)

    Gary Strieker was a CNN correspondent for 20 years, covering Africa as Nairobi bureau chief and then traveling the globe to report on the planet's threatened species and habitats. The giant paper mill has operated for 60 years on the banks of the Altamaha, a mighty, undammed river in southern…

    LiveScience.com
  • Discovery! First Water Ice Clouds Found Beyond Our Solar System

    For the first time, astronomers have detected water ice clouds, like the ones that shroud Earth, around a dim celestial body outside of our solar system. Scientists discovered evidence of the alien water ice clouds in infrared images of a newly discovered brown dwarf that's as cold as the North…

    SPACE.com
  • Did 'Deadly' Spider Eggs Really Hitch a Ride on Imported Bananas?

    Did 'Deadly' Spider Eggs Really Hitch a Ride on Imported Bananas? It's enough to make you do a double take the next time you unpack your groceries! A recent British news report claimed that imported bananas could play host to a certain species of venomous spiders. A woman in Essex, England,…

    LiveScience.com
  • US Military's New Laser Gun Zaps Drones

    Boeing recently announced that its mobile laser weapon, dubbed the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD), successfully shot down more than 150 drones, rockets and other mock enemy targets in a third round of tests. The trials prove that the laser weapon is reliable and capable of…

    LiveScience.com
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    NASA'S BIGGEST ROCKET

    Now that the world's largest welding tool is complete, NASA's ready to start building its biggest space rocket yet. The four engine rocket called the 'Space Launch System', is designed for deep space exploration, including trips to Mars.

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  • Massive 5,000-Year-Old Stone Monument Revealed in Israel

    A lunar-crescent-shaped stone monument that dates back around 5,000 years has been identified in Israel. Located about 8 miles (13 kilometers) northwest of the Sea of Galilee, the structure is massive — its volume is about 14,000 cubic meters (almost 500,000 cubic feet) and it has a length of about…

    LiveScience.com
  • Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility

    Cargill Inc's [CARG.UL] lawsuit against Syngenta AG (SYNN.VX) over rejections of genetically modified U.S. Trading giant Cargill said in court documents on Friday that it had lost more than $90 million because Syngenta sold Agrisure Viptera corn, known as MIR 162, to U.S.

    Reuters
  • Facebook Hires Satellite Executive from Google

    's efforts to deliver Internet service via satellite has jumped to a similar role at Michael Tseytlin joined Facebook earlier this month to work on satellite technology for the company's Connectivity Lab, according to people familiar with the matter. An expert in satellite design, Tseytlin had been…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Rumbling volcano sees N. Korea warm to the West

    A volcano responsible for one of the most violent eruptions in history is showing signs of life. Scientists know little about Mount Paektu because most of the mountain lies in North Korea, one of the world's most secretive countries. But for the first time, Western scientists have been allowed to…

    CBS News
  • Could Ebola Become Airborne?

    The Ebola virus is currently causing a devastating and unprecedented outbreak in West Africa, but could the virus create a doomsday scenario by turning airborne? Although one infectious-disease expert has voiced concern that the Ebola virus could gain the ability to spread through the air, others…

    LiveScience.com
  • Blood tests could diagnose depression

    Diagnoses for clinical depression usually involve self-reported data from patients, but researchers at Northwestern University may have a better way to identify the disease. Researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine published a study today that found a link between gene…

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  • This Crazy Robot Keeps Going Even After Being Run Over And Lit On Fire

    The future of robots is here, and it's soft. A team from Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has created a quadrupedal, soft robot— the first of its kind that doesn't need to be tethered to a power source. The team…

    Business Insider