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  • Brazil presents another hurdle in Monsanto's bid for Syngenta

    Seed giant Monsanto Co.'s (MON.N) unwanted takeover bid with Switzerland's Syngenta AG (SYNN.VX) would face strong resistance in Brazil should it go forward, farmers and lawyers said, a hurdle that could delay or force major concessions to the $45 billion deal. Much of the public focus on the move…

    Reuters
  • Tim McGraw Chats With Astronauts Over New Single, 'Top of the World'

    Tim McGraw's new single "Top of the World" has got him chatting with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.

    Billboard
  • Bug Bots! These Insect-Inspired Robots Can Jump on Water

    Whereas relatively big animals, such as the so-called "Jesus lizard," must slap water with enough force and speed to keep their heavy bodies from going under, insects called water striders are small enough for their weight to be almost entirely supported by the surface tension of water — the same…

    LiveScience.com
  • The Life Aquatic: Miami Science Barge Coming to Museum Park Next Year

    The Miami Science Barge, which when completed will be exactly what it sounds like, officially has a home: Museum Park, or mores specifically, in the water right next to Museum Park. In a lovely turn of events, this puts...

    Curbed Miami
  • Cthulhu, Skywalker, Vulcans finally on the map...of Pluto and Charon

    The first draft of maps naming spots on Pluto and Charon are out, and they'll make you want to be a space cartographer.

    CNET
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    Shooting stars

    As the annual Perseid meteor shower soon reaches its peak, a videographic explores the science behind shooting stars. VIDEOGRAPHIC

    AFP Videographics55 mins ago
  • Is Our Universe a Fake?

    Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's leading thinkers exploring humanity's deepest questions. Kuhn is co-editor, with John Leslie, of "The Mystery of Existence: Why Is There Anything at All?"…

    SPACE.com
  • 10 things farm stands won’t tell you

    Tempted by roadside produce? Remember the sour that comes with the sweet. Here are 10 things farm stands won’t tell you.

    MarketWatch
  • Raytheon SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target in key test

    Raytheon Co's Standard Missile-6 intercepted and destroyed a short-range ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii last week, the Pentagon said on Monday, paving the way for the SM-6 to be deployed on U.S. Navy Aegis ships next year. The test was one of four successful tests completed last week by…

    Reuters
  • Silicon Valley map wars heat up: $3.1 billion deal between Nokia, carmakers sign of trend

    Charting a route to self-driving cars, a consortium of German luxury auto companies said Monday it would buy Nokia's HERE, a high-tech mapping division, for $3.1 billion.

    San Jose Mercury News
  • Tree of 40 Fruit: Dazzling Franken-Tree Has Roots in Science

    The so-called "Tree of 40 Fruit" — blossoming in a variety of pretty pink hues when completed — is rooted in science. The eye-catching artistic rendering of the tree brought worldwide attention to its creator, Sam Van Aken, a professor in the school of art at Syracuse University in New York. "[Van…

    LiveScience.com
  • Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight

    DIXON, Calif. (AP) — California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars.

    Associated Press
  • Military Unit is Lifeline for Scientists in Greenland and Antarctica

    The 109th Airlift Wing UNIT is the only unit in the world with a mission to bring scientists to and from Arctic and Antarctic research stations.

    ABC News
  • Eerie New Asteroid Video Reveals Giant 'Space Peanut'

    With the help of a pair of giant radio telescopes, scientists have captured eerie new video of an asteroid as it whizzed by Earth last month.Known formally as 1999 JD6, the space rock is being called a "space peanut" because of its elongated shape and twin lobes.What explains the lobes?One…

    Huffington Post
  • Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt. Reunion, a part of France that lies…

    Reuters
  • Gene identified as critical to low-oxygen tolerance

    Researchers have identified a gene that helps people tolerate low-oxygen conditions, according to a study published Monday, opening the way for new treatments for heart failure and related conditions. "This is the first demonstration that a gene involved in high altitude adaptation is critical in…

    AFP
  • Cold Comfort: Why Office Air Conditioning Is Biased Against Women

    Office building managers who set air conditioners to frigid temperatures are not only sending shivers up the spines of workers, they're also wasting money and energy, a new study finds. Air-conditioning and heating standards in office environments were originally set based on the resting metabolic…

    LiveScience.com