Science

  • How Children Get the Christmas Spirit

    What leads to the generosity so important to Christmas? Alison Gopnik on new brain-wave research about the way children think.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Vintage Vegas: Two Thunderbirds

    A classic automobile outside a Las Vegas landmark. A lot has changed since this 1955 photo, but Las Vegas is still as picturesque as ever.

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  • Novozymes axes $36M expansion plan in Cary, heads to RTP for Monsanto partnership

    After months of uncertainty, Novozymes' expansion is back on – just in Research Triangle Park instead of Cary. Novozymes was approved for up to $400,000 in incentives when it announced in April that it would be bringing 100 jobs to Cary – but an undisclosed "complication" with its chosen site had…

    American City Business Journals
  • Nestlé to collaborate on pregnancy diet research

    Nestlé is to launch its largest ever research partnership, as the world's biggest food company attempts to improve the scientific basis behind its products. The Swiss group's collaboration with the EpiGen, ...

    Financial Times
  • Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami with tears and prayers

    By Gayatri Suroyo BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Survivors of Asia's 2004 tsunami and relatives of its 226,000 victims cried and prayed as they gathered along Indian Ocean shorelines on Friday for memorials to mark the 10th anniversary of a disaster that still leaves an indelible mark on the…

    Reuters
  • 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…

    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
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    Mom Returns Home After 7 Years Behind Bars

    Part 5: Last week, Hannah Overton was released on bail and reunited with her family.

    ABC News Videos
  • 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
  • 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 bullseye of a barge floating in the ocean, an effort to ...

    San Jose Mercury News
  • 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
  • Poultry producers brace for bird flu fallout

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Commercial poultry producers say they're concerned the outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu virus found in Washington and Oregon will hurt exports by prompting some nations to impose trade barriers.

    Associated Press
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    Court Overrules Mom's Conviction for Murder of Foster Son

    Part 4: The state's highest criminal court put the blame on Hannah Overton's trial attorneys.

    ABC News Videos
  • Tsunami Science: Advances Since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tragedy

    The Indian Ocean tsunami was one of the worst natural disasters in history. The outpouring of aid in response to the devastation in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and elsewhere was unprecedented. Today (Dec. 26), on the 10th anniversary of the deadly tsunami, greatly expanded networks of seismic…

    LiveScience.com
  • Digging in: How Aceh's past tsunamis cast light on future seismic threats

    Investors in stock markets are cautioned that past performance is not a guide to future events. For scientists who study earthquakes and tsunamis, the opposite is true: Where the earth’s crusts are colliding, the only certainty is that the ground will shake again one day.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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
  • 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…

    LiveScience.com
  • Take A Tour Of The Best Photos Of Earth From Space

    It doesn't get any more awesome than this.A new time-lapse video from the European Space Agency (above) lets you look back at six months of photos from the International Space Station in just six minutes. The time-lapse features 12,500 photos captured by ESA astronaut and social media celebrity…

    Huffington Post
  • 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…

    LiveScience.com
  • Orbital Sciences Sticks a Russian Engine in Its New Rocket -- Is This a Win for SpaceX?

    The beleaguered space tech company replaces one troublesome Russian rocket engine with... another?

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