• Why Menstruation Remains a Medical Mystery

    Humans are among the few species in which the process occurs, and although researchers have ideas about why menstruation happens, there are many unknowns. But a better understanding of the hows and whys of menstruation is needed, researchers say. "There's so much we don't understand about why this…
  • What's The Significance Of AppliedMicro's X-Gene 3 And X-Tend Interconnect?

    The void left by the Advanced Micro Devices X86 server chip "sabbatical" five years ago created a massive opportunity in the server SoC space. It had to be filled with something and that something has primarily been Intel and then ARM-based server chips. ARM Holdings -based servers have been in…

  • Drought-hit India's quest for water hampered by thirsty crops

    By Krishna N. Das and Mayank Bhardwaj RAMPUR, India (Reuters) - Pleas by local Indian officials for farmers to switch from rice to oilseeds and pulses and protect dangerously low water levels are falling on deaf ears, and may be further undermined by government policies encouraging cultivation of…

  • Beijing aims to refill medicine chest with 'Made in China' drugs

    By Ben Hirschler and Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China, already a global powerhouse in high-tech areas from solar panels to bullet trains, is turning its industrial might to the challenge of making more of its own drugs for a vast and aging population. Given the 10 years or more it typically…

  • These apps use emojis to make you less depressed

    Sharing emotions in a structured way via social media is on the cutting edge of online psychotherapy research, including emojis.

  • Google, Facebook in race to build high-altitude aircraft

    Of all the risky 'moonshot' experiments that Silicon Valley tech giants are throwing money at this year, few seem as odd and starry-eyed as the race between Google's Titan and Facebook's Aquila to dominate ...

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  • Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande met with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming — with emphasis on helping developing countries adapt to a changing world.

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  • Another American Ebola Survivor Had Eye Problems

    Ebola survivor Dr. Ian Crozier wasn't the only American to experience eye problems following the disease — a new report describes eye problems in another American doctor who lived through the disease. Dr. Richard Sacra, who works for the Christian mission organization SIM USA, contracted Ebola last…
  • El Niño rains triggers more soy fungus in Brazil

    By Gustavo Bonato SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The number of Asian soybean rust fungus cases in Brazil has nearly doubled from the previous year due to heavy rainfall in the south triggered by El Niño, according to industry data. "El Niño causes a higher average rainfall in the south, favoring rust…

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  • A piece of SpaceX rocket just washed ashore after spending over a year at sea, and the pictures are incredible

    While some of us were busy munching on turkey this Thanksgiving, a crew of men off the coast of...

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  • Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

    BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air.

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  • How Controversial Gene Editing Could Lead To Groundbreaking Cures

    Thanks to the controversial new technology known as CRISPR, scientists are beginning to make headway in understanding and potentially curing some of the world's most intractable diseases.Sickle-cell anemia, HIV, schizophrenia and autism -- essentially, anything involving bad DNA is now fair game.…

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  • Blue tarantulas may help humans make better wide-angle computer displays

    Tarantulas are furry, they come in way more colors than the capybara, and they're very, very strange — what's not to love! I never did receive one, to my sister's great relief, but I'm still thankful for these amazing creatures.

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  • Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change

    MOSCOW (AP) — When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.

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  • Guinea's last Ebola case, a baby girl, leaves hospital

    By Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) - A one-month-old baby girl who was Guinea's last reported Ebola case left hospital on Saturday, delighting medical staff and putting the country on course to be declared free of the deadly virus. Guinea will become officially Ebola-free after 42 days if no new cases…

  • Scientists Unlock Mysteries Of World's Most Massive Volcano

    Two years after confirming that the world's largest single volcano was lurking more than a mile beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean, scientists have begun mapping the massive underwater mountain.What they've discovered about it thus far is as unique as it is amazing.New magnetic data suggests…

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