• Parents Want STEM Classes, So Why Do Schools Struggle to Keep Them Alive?

    The study, led by a team of eight researchers from the University of Buffalo and the University of Colorado Boulder, found that programs designed to boost students’ science, technology, engineering, and math skills in majority-minority, predominantly low-income schools barely had an impact on the…
  • Lindahl celebrates Nobel with plastic cup of champagne

    Tomas Lindahl was toasted by colleagues with plastic cups of champagne and hastily-arranged party snacks after winning the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday. Among the throng gathered at the Francis Crick Institute biomedical research centre was Britain's 2001 Nobel winner Tim Hunt who led the…

  • The Google XPrize moonshot is a step closer to reality

    An Israeli team competing in the Google Lunar XPrize has secured a launch contract to send its rover to the Moon. Xprize is offering $20 million to the first team to land a rover on the moon, travel 500 ...

  • A glance at the Nobel Prizes in 2015

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2015 Nobel Prizes are being announced this week and next. The $960,000 awards will be handed out in Stockholm and Oslo on Dec. 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. Below is a look at the winners announced so far:

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  • NASA Rocket Will Paint Mid-Atlantic Skies Teal and Red

    A few residents in the D.C. area might get a bit of a shock tonight if they look up at the sky between 7 and 9 p.m. According to The Washington Post, a teal and red cloud will form...

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    Ars takes a first look at the Microsoft Surface Book

    Ars' Peter Bright takes a first look at the Microsoft Surface Book laptop.

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  • The Chicago Architecture Biennial Offers Thrilling, Eclectic and Quirky Overview

    A prototype enclosure designed by Selgascano + HelloEverything. Photo by Steve Hall, courtesy Chicago Architecture Biennial. While discussing her firm's conceptual design for a revamped, community friendly police station, on display now at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, architect Jeanne...

  • ​Four points made last week by Vertex, Polaris execs that were overshadowed

    While coverage of last week’s Innovation Forum hosted by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce pretty much focused on drug prices, the two featured executives from Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Polaris Partners had some insightful commentary on topics ranging from STEM education to biotech…

    American City Business Journals
  • Economists should keep to the facts, not feelings

    The American economist Paul Romer has recently written of "mathiness", by analogy with "truthiness", a term coined by American talk show host Stephen Colbert. Truthiness presents narratives ...

    Financial Times
  • How to Invest in America's Farmers

    Midwestern farmland is about as far away from Silicon Valley as can be, but agricultural technology is addressing some big challenges that farmers will face in the coming years, such as climate change and feeding a growing global population. The technology industry has now discovered agriculture,…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • A Better Ozone Standard From the EPA -- Is It Enough?

    Back in 2007, a panel of scientists decided that to protect public health the national ambient air quality standard for ground-level ozone standard should be between 60 and 70 parts per billion. The scientists were part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Scientific Advisory…

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  • Kiska Exploration Update

    VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 6, 2015 / Kiska Metals Corporation (TSXV: KSK) ("Kiska" or the "Company") is pleased to report on the current status of its exploration activities. ...

  • Nobel Prize Awarded for DNA Repair Research

    The work of Sweden’s Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich of the U.S., and Aziz Sancar, a dual American and Turkish citizen, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for providing a toolbox for DNA repairs and safeguarding ...

  • Israeli team advances in contest to send spacecraft to moon

    A team of Israeli engineers is the first to advance in an international competition sponsored by Google to send a privately-funded spacecraft to the moon, contest organizers announced Wednesday. The Israeli ...

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  • Peter Thiel invests in device that detects bad steaks, and other bioech

    The PayPal co-founder announces four additions to his Breakout Labs biotech investment fund.

  • Driverless Cars Take A Cue From Dragonflies

    As companies like Google Inc  (NASDAQ: GOOG ) and Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) work to create a safe autonomous car, nature seems like the last place they might look for solutions. However, Australian ...

  • Roche says data shows Cotellic combination therapy effective

    Swiss drugmaker Roche said final survival data from a Phase III clinical trial showed the Cotellic drug used in combination with Zelboraf helped people with previously untreated BRAF V600 mutation-positive advanced melanoma live significantly longer compared to Zelboraf alone. Cotellic was…

  • Hear NASA's 'Golden Record' From 1977 Voyager Mission

    In 1977, NASA launched the two Voyager spacecrafts with gold-plated records featuring sound collages showcasing the diverse culture, nature and industry of planet Earth – from Chuck Berry to Bach, industrial machinery to volcanic eruptions. The "Golden Record" project, led by author-astrophysicist…

    Rolling Stone
  • The Secret Maoist Chinese Operation That Conquered Malaria -- and Won a Nobel

    Jia-Chen Fu, Emory UniversityAt the height of the Cultural Revolution, Project 523 - a covert operation launched by the Chinese government and headed by a young Chinese medical researcher by the name of Tu Youyou - discovered what has been the most powerful and effective anti-malarial drug therapy…

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