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  • Discovery Is Becoming More And More Ridiculous With Its Fake Documentaries

    Despite widespread backlash over fake documentaries, supposedly educational networks are turning to them more and more in efforts to net viewers and in the process are making people dumber. Last year's two-hour special on Discovery, called "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives," convinced 70% of…

    Business Insider
  • U.N. aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight

    By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nation's civil aviation body, currently wrestling with how to help airlines maintain safety over conflict zones, is taking first steps toward protection for commercial vessels in space. Commercial space travel took a big leap this week after the U.S.

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  • Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

    A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month. Educators and investigators say some teachers lack the training required by law and don't know about…

    Associated Press
  • U.S. Congress urged to pass bill to speed development of antibiotics

    By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Financial incentives and a more flexible regulatory approach are needed to persuade drug companies to develop new antibiotics, drug industry and public health experts told U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce health subcommittee that the business…

    Reuters
  • Prelude to Offshore Drilling Not a Blast for All (Op-Ed)

    President Barack Obama decided to move forward with preliminary steps for offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, an area where the practice has not been allowed for more than 30 years. Oil and gas companies are currently applying for permits to conduct seismic airgun blasting in waters from…

    LiveScience.com
  • The City of Broad Startups: Chicago Creative Space recently swung by...

    Chicago Creative Space recently swung by 1871's office to get a tour and speak with CEO Howard Tullman about the technology incubator and coworking space's mission. The 50,000 square foot space houses over 250 startups, and has been a major catalyst in the Merchandise Mart's rebirth as an important…

    Curbed Chicago
  • Wildfire Prevention Costs Far Less Than Fires (Op-Ed)

    Jeff Peterson is a research associate of the Arizona Rural Policy Institute at Northern Arizona University (NAU) where he specializes in economic impacts and data analysis. Peterson contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The economics of wildfires are complex…

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    Ancient Aliens And The New World Order

    Did you know that George Bush, Al Gore, Dick Heney and Barack Obama are all related? Did you know that the power elite controlling the world today can trace their ancestry back to the Sky Gods of the ancient past? Did you know our moon was placed in orbit millennia ago and came from somewhere deep…

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  • SpaceX readies cargo mission to space station

    California-based SpaceX on Friday prepared to launch its Dragon cargo carrier to deliver food and supplies to the International Space Station, but a 50-50 weather forecast threatened to postpone the launch. The journey by SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule would be the fifth for SpaceX, and the…

    AFP
  • Boeing, Lockheed JV and Bezos' Blue Origin in Space Venture

    United Launch Alliance (:ULA) — a Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and The Boeing Co. (BA) partnership – has teamed up with Blue Origin LLC, founded by Amazon.com Inc.'s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos, to build a new rocket engine named BE-4. The agreement is for a

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    A Breakthrough Stem Cell Treatment Has Arrived! - DNews

    Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent, meaning they can become almost any type of cell. Since stem cell research is so controversial, researchers might have found a more ethical way to use stem cells. Julian joins DNews to explain.

    DNews
  • Human error seen in measles vaccination deaths in Syria: WHO

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - A muscle relaxant appears to have been mixed mistakenly with measles vaccine, killing 15 children in Syria this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, calling it the biggest such tragedy in memory. The WHO said it could not completely rule…

    Reuters
  • Spaceflight Powered by Partnership (Op-Ed)

    Vernon McDonald is vice president for Science, Technology and Engineering Group at Wyle. McDonald contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. NASA's selection of Boeing and SpaceX to provide crew transportation to the International Space Station (ISS) is a major…

    SPACE.com
  • In Character: The Wizards Who Gave Us Power, with Eric Brach

    Ever since my interviews with Barbara and Keith earlier this year, I've been thinking about how I want to use this space, going forward. Continuous articles in text are fine, sure. But do you ever wonder what the folks who author books sound like, in

    Huffington Post
  • As Arctic Melts, Shipping Traffic Blasts Wildlife (Op-Ed)

    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. Strieker contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  Year by year, summer sea ice in…

    LiveScience.com
  • Lonesome No More: George the Giant Tortoise on Public Display in NYC

    With head held high outside of his enormous shell, the giant tortoise proudly looks out from his rock-strewn box at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. The creature on display is none other than Lonesome George, once known as one of the rarest creatures in the world. The…

    LiveScience.com
  • Pre-dawn SpaceX Launch on Saturday Visible Along US East Coast

    People in the eastern United States have an opportunity, weather permitting, to see SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule launch on a cargo mission to the International Space Station early Saturday morning (Sept. 20).   The Dragon space capsule will launch into orbit atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket at…

    SPACE.com
  • U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

    By Michelle Nichols and Elizabeth Pineau NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security" as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its…

    Reuters