• Elusive Sea Creature with Hairy, Slimy Shell Spotted After 31 Years

    The Allonautilus scrobiculatus, a species of mollusk in the same family as the nautilus, was spotted off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific in early August, the scientists said. The Allonautilus' shell has been known to science since the 1700s. The Allonautilus is so rare likely…
  • Impatient For Precision Medicine's Impact? Look At Reproductive Health

    Instead of lamenting the pace of precision medicine’s journeys, perhaps we had better figure out what to do once it arrives.

  • SpaceX rocket grounded for 'couple more months,' company says

    SpaceX plans to keep its Falcon 9 rocket grounded longer than planned following a launch accident involving the unmanned booster in June, the company president said on Monday. The privately held company is owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, who earlier this summer was…

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  • South Africa's Kruger Park still a magnet for rhino poachers

    By Ed Stoddard PRETORIA (Reuters) - The poaching of rhinos has risen in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year but is on the decline elsewhere in the country, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Sunday. The Kruger Park, South Africa's main tourist draw, is on the frontlines of a surge…

  • A Brief History of Levees

    The levee is a technology fundamental to human civilization.  Artificial embankments were designed for the earliest cities, along with the first known draining systems and wells. In the ruins of great Bronze Age civilizations, lost now for thousands of years, the imprints of advanced networks of…

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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • The second monkey in space looked profoundly uncomfortable

    If you know your space animals, then you're probably already familiar with Ham, the first chimp America ever launched into space. You also probably know Laika, the late, great Russian space dog and the first animal to orbit Earth.
  • British scientists develop slow-melting ice cream

    The summer scourge of sticky hands could become a thing of the past as British researchers announced the discovery of an ingredient to make slow-melting ice cream on Monday. The protein BslA, which occurs naturally in some food, helps to blend the components of ice cream to make it smoother and…

  • Earth's Moving Mantle Leads to Earthquakes in Unusual Places

    It has long been a mystery why some earthquakes strike towns in seemingly earthquake-proof regions, but researchers now have a potential explanation for why temblors sometimes rattle where they're not expected. Understanding the underlying source of these quakes could help officials prepare for…
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    Scientists begin year-long isolation experiment

    Six scientists are locking themselves inside a small dome in Hawaii for a year to study the effects of long-term space travel. Sean Carberry reports.

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  • Life Might Spread Across Universe Like an 'Epidemic' in New Math Theory

    As astronomers get closer to finding potential signatures of life on faraway planets, a new mathematical description shows how to understand life's spread — and to determine if it's jumping from star to star. "Life could spread from host star to host star in a pattern similar to the outbreak of an…
  • Google, Sanofi team up to improve diabetes care

    Google Inc and French drugmaker Sanofi SA said they will partner to develop tools to improve the management and treatment of diabetes. Sanofi will work with Google's life sciences team to collect, analyze and understand information impacting diabetes, which is expected to affect 592 million by…

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  • Sumatran Rhino Goes Extinct in the Wild in Malaysia

    The Sumatran rhino is now considered extinct in the wild in the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, according to a new study. No wild Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) have been found on the Malaysian peninsula since 2007, and what are thought to be the last two female rhinos in Malaysian…
  • Medtronic says trials find gene linked to sudden cardiac death

    (Reuters) - Two studies have identified a gene associated with potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms, device maker Medtronic Plc said on Monday. The studies evaluated genetic information to identify gene abnormalities that may be associated with heart rhythms that could cause sudden cardiac…

  • Why Oliver Sacks was so ambivalent about becoming a best-selling author

    To hear Oliver Sacks tell it, writing books for a mass audience was once considered one of the worst things a doctor could do. In his new memoir On the Move, Sacks recalls the day his first book was published in 1970. Born in 1933 to two prominent doctors, Sacks happened to be staying in his…
  • NASA simulates Mars mission by locking up people in a tiny dome

    A group of six people bade the rest of the world farewell on Friday to begin their year-long stay in a cramped dome on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano. The French astrobiologist, German physicist and American ...

  • Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.

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  • Here Comes the Bionic Brain!

    Our digital devices might have as many memory limitations as we do. But a bionic brain could change all of that - and much more.