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  • U.S. health watchdog approves Roche Ebola test for emergency use

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche Holding AG said U.S. health regulators have approved its Ebola test for emergency use in response to the world's worst outbreak of the disease in West Africa. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Roche's LightMix Ebola Zaire rRT-PCR Test for use on…

    Reuters
  • Venus Gets Weirder: CO2 Oceans May Have Covered Surface

    Venus may have once possessed strange oceans of carbon dioxide fluid that helped shape the planet's surface, researchers say. Venus is often described as Earth's twin planet because it is the world closest to Earth in size, mass, distance and chemical makeup. Although Venus is currently unbearably…

    SPACE.com
  • Engineering prof: Young people have no clue how to fix things

    Engineering professor Danielle George bemoans the idea that when a gadget needs fixing, young people throw it away and buy a new one

    CNET
  • Navy Helicopter Drone Completes First Round of Testing

    Imagine trying to land a remote-controlled helicopter on top of a motorboat that's speeding across a lake. Navy pilots recently had to contend with just such a scenario as they tested the U.S. military's newest drone, the MQ-8C Fire Scout. From a computer-filled control station aboard the USS Jason…

    LiveScience.com
  • Russia wants to collect the DNA of every creature

    Institutions have already been amassing huge DNA collections to catalog the world's creatures, but Moscow State University might just top them all. It's planning to build "Noah's Ark," a repository ...

    Engadget
  • Insurers dogged by claims of slanted Sandy reports

    When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, flood insurance companies working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency dispatched an army of structural engineers to do some detective work. Their assignment: ...

    Associated Press
  • SpaceX to attempt landing rocket on ocean barge

    As if launching a rocket into space wasn't hard enough, Elon Musk, billionaire entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX, will attempt to land one on the bull's-eye of a barge floating in the ocean, an effort ...

    San Jose Mercury News
  • CDC worker possibly exposed to Ebola in mishap shows no signs of disease: U.S. official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The laboratory technician who may have been exposed to Ebola in a mishap last week at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is showing no signs of the disease, the U.S. Ebola coordinator said on Sunday. "Only one technician was exposed. So far she's…

    Reuters
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    The Path of the Outbreak

    How Ebola spread during the first few months of the outbreak.

    New York Times
  • The ‘Bilingual Advantage’ May Not Actually Be a Thing

    The solo-linguists among us can stop feeling bad about themselves.

    Yahoo Health
  • Mystery of Ancient Chinese Civilization's Disappearance Explained

    An earthquake nearly 3,000 years ago may be the culprit in the mysterious disappearance of one of China's ancient civilizations, new research suggests. That, in turn, may have spurred the ancient Chinese culture to move closer to the new river flow, study co-author Niannian Fan, a river sciences…

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  • Former world soccer star George Weah wins seat in Liberia's Senate

    MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former world soccer player of the year George Weah has won a seat in Liberia's Senate to represent the capital, defeating the son of the president and boosting his political fortunes ahead of a presidential election in 2017. Weah won the Montserrado County seat that includes…

    Reuters
  • The Year's 29 Most Spectacular Space Photos

    The year 2014 was a stellar one for spaceflight, what with ESA's Rosetta mission putting a robotic lander on a distant comet and NASA successfully testing its Orion spacecraft.But 2014 was also a great year for space photography, as you can see from these remarkable 29 images (scroll down) picked…

    Huffington Post
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    Did Bank-Robbing Dad Ask Kids To Do More Prison Time?

    ABC's Matt Gutman confronts Scott Catt about prison letters obtained exclusively by ABC News.

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  • Elder-care challenges prompt tech executives to create startups, apps

    By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For years, Google Inc's commerce chief, Stephanie Tilenius, held a demanding job and helped oversee the medical care of her parents, an experience that led her to leave the Internet search giant in 2012 and start a company to help patients combat chronic…

    Reuters
  • 24 Of The Best Astrophotos Of 2014

    Don't get us wrong. Space-based telescopes like Hubble and Spitzer brought us absolutely stunning images of deep space this year. But some of the most out-of-this-world images of space taken in 2014 came from star-obsessed photographers right here on Earth.Your friends at HuffPost Science asked you…

    Huffington Post
  • Bone Density Drop in Modern Humans Linked to Less Physical Activity

    The relatively lightly built skeletons of modern humans developed late in evolutionary history, and may have been the result of a shift away from a nomadic lifestyle to a more settled one, according to a new study. Still, modern humans have a relatively lightly built skeleton compared with those of…

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  • See Uranus and Moon in Night Sky Sunday

    Look to the sky Sunday (Dec. 28) to see the moon in a close encounter with the planet Uranus. Uranus is theoretically visible with the unaided eye, but realistically most of us need binoculars to see it. Look just above and to the left of the Moon to spot Uranus, which should have an odd blue-green…

    SPACE.com
  • Gut Feeling? Probiotics May Ease Anxiety and Depression

    The plethora of microbes living in the human gut not only affect people's physical health, they may also influence mental health, according to a growing body of research. In humans, there is some very early evidence of a link between gut bacteria and mental health. A new study from England found…

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  • Death Can't Stop Professor from Getting 'Last Word'

    Caltech professor Don Anderson was the first person to unmask Earth's mysterious, multi-layered mantle, transforming science's conception of the planet from a boring, three-tiered baseball — crust, mantle and core — to a gobstobber worthy of Willy Wonka's candy factory. Anderson's love of science,…

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