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  • ABC Developing 'Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth' as TV Sitcom

    Astronaut Chris Hadfield's down-to-Earth advice is now the basis for a television sitcom. ABC on Tuesday (Aug. 19) committed to the production of a pilot episode for a family comedy inspired by Hadfield's best-selling book, "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" (Little, Brown and Co., 2013),…

    SPACE.com
  • UK and Wellcome offer $10 million for emergency Ebola research

    An emergency research call has been launched to help fight the world's worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with the British government and the Wellcome Trust medical charity pledging a combined 6.5 million pounds ($10.8 million). "The gravity of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa demands an urgent…

    Reuters
  • Look at what two years on Mars did to the Curiosity Rover

    Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of…

    The Verge
  • Factbox: Tire rubber from dandelions

    (Reuters) - Tire makers such as Bridgestone Corp and Continental AG are spending millions of dollars on the development of new rubber-yielding crops such as dandelions to reduce their reliance on rubber-tree plantations in Southeast Asia. Here are key facts about the rubber trade and the research…

    Reuters
  • EU regulator warns on possible MS drugs side effects

    Europe's drug safety regulator said multiple sclerosis treatments known as interferon beta need stronger label warnings because some patients treated with the drugs have suffered side effects affecting the kidney and other organs. A spokeswoman for the European Medicines Agency said the label…

    Reuters
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    Squatter Takes Over $2.7M Florida Mansion

    Concerned neighbors are willing to try anything to get rid of the aspiring hip-hop artist living next door.

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  • Experts launch project to digitize neglected Bosnian heritage

    By Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A group of Balkan experts have launched a high-tech project to digitize Bosnia's historical archives which were partly destroyed during its three wars last century and are still under threat from neglect and a lack of funding. The project promises to make…

    Reuters
  • Cities’ Air Problems Only Get Worse With Climate Change

    Scientists predict that higher temperatures will speed up the creation of lung-damaging ozone in the world’s metropolises.

    The New York Times
  • Rats in Spaaace! NASA Wants to Put Rodents on Space Station

    Call them the "rat-stronauts." NASA is drawing up plans to launch a team of rats with the right stuff to the International Space Station as early as this year. This means there will need to be changes to animal husbandry to keep the rats happy and healthy, said Julie Robinson, NASA's chief…

    SPACE.com
  • RISC creator is pushing open source chips for cloud computing and the internet of things

    Computer scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are joining the fight for open source chips with an instruction set architecture called RISC-V. They view it as a true open source project ...

    Gigaom
  • I Have a Deep Desire to Create Something: Stanford interview with Vikram Sharma

    The founder of information security firm QuintessenceLabs discusses the perils of rushing into things too quickly, the power of silence, and the “Internet of Things.”

    Profit Minded
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    CURIOSITY'S PLAN STALLED

    NASA'S Mars Curiosity rover has hit a sand trap on Mars. Researchers are mapping out an alternate route to get Curiosity to its next destination, Mount Sharp

  • Novartis hands over experimental TB drugs in antibiotic pullback

    By Caroline Copley ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has signed a licensing deal to hand over its experimental tuberculosis (TB) drugs to the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, joining a growing Big Pharma retreat from antibiotics. The TB Alliance deal reflects renewed scrutiny of the Novartis…

    Reuters
  • Coming to a TV near you: ABC's Chris Hadfield-inspired astronaut comedy

    Everything I learned about space — how you cry, eat, sleep, vomit, wash, exercise, and more — I learned from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. During his missions aboard the International Space Station, Hadfield created a bevy of short Q&A-style videos that showed the topsy-turvey life of an…

    The Week (RSS)
  • Ball Corporation Up on Successful Launch of WorldView-3

    Ball Corporation's (BLL) shares gained on the successful launch of WorldView-3 satellite.

    Zacks
  • Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a…

    Associated Press
  • Toy-like rockets could someday carry tiny satellites and human ashes to space

    Twenty years after its founding, Microlaunchers could finally find the interest it needs to build huge fleets of small rockets.

    Gigaom
  • Humans Did Not Wipe Out the Neanderthals, New Research Suggests

    Neanderthals went extinct in Europe about 40,000 years ago, giving them millennia to coexist with modern humans culturally and sexually, new findings suggest. This research also suggests that modern humans did not cause Neanderthals to rapidly go extinct, as some researchers have previously…

    LiveScience.com
  • U.S. government extends contract with Cytori for burn treatment

    The government's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) will provide up to $20.4 million to fund early development and costs associated with a clinical trial. The contract is part of BARDA's national preparedness initiative to prepare in the event of mass casualties,…

    Reuters