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  • Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island

    SEAHORSE KEY, Fla. (AP) — The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre mangrove-covered dune off Florida's Gulf Coast.

    Associated Press
  • Smartphone App Tells You When to Stop Drinking

    There are smartphone apps that can help you keep track of healthy habits, like how much exercise you do and the number of steps you take in a day. The app is aimed at helping drinkers better manage their alcohol intake, the researchers said. The developers noted that researchers have found that…

    LiveScience.com
  • The Road to Reduce Poverty and Undernourishment in Africa: How Investment in Research and Agriculture Can Help

    With Financing for Development a hot topic, there are clear signs that investing in agriculture is the right thing to do. Globally, 842 million people are estimated to be undernourished. By 2012 alone, the number of hungry people in Africa grew to 239 million. The goal to reduce poverty and…

    Huffington Post
  • Traders: Your hormones are messing with you

    A group of researchers found that elevated levels of natural human hormones prompted young men to take greater financial risk.

    CNBC
  • Arab Region Engineering Degrees Address Industry Demands

    Tackling the world's energy problem is what led Palestinian Dina Masri to pursue an engineering degree at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Masri graduated this year with a master's degree in electrical power engineering. "The world is having an energy…

    U.S.News & World Report
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    Mysterious Sounds Above Earth

    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graduate student Daniel Bowman designed infrasound microphones that were flown into near-space on a high-altitude balloon flight conducted by NASA and the Louisiana Space Consortium last year. It recorded mysterious hisses and whistles that sound…

    Slate
  • Gene-modded mosquitoes will fight Dengue Fever in Brazil

    The Brazilian city of Piracicaba has a potent new weapon in the ongoing fight against Dengue Fever, which infects more than a million people annually: genetically modified mosquito lotharios Created by ...

    Engadget
  • Ball Corp Delivers Optical Reference Flight Units - Analyst Blog

    Ball Corporation (BLL) has delivered optical reference flight units to NASA's JPL.

    Zacks
  • Baits, underwater cameras to help count world's sharks

    Using bait attached to underwater cameras at 400 reefs worldwide, scientists are embarking on their first-ever attempt to count the world's sharks, researchers said Tuesday. By 2018, the program, called Global FinPrint, aims to provide a clear picture of where shark populations are healthy and…

    AFP
  • People Who Can Imagine Aromas Vividly Tend to Weigh More

    Previous research has shown that food cravings are associated with obesity, and that the intensity of people's food cravings is related to the vividness of their mental images of food, said the new study's lead researcher, Barkha Patel, a postdoctoral fellow in psychiatry at Yale University. To…

    LiveScience.com
  • The Dawn Chorus--Nature's Best Symphony

    "As I come over the hill, I hear the wood thrush singing his evening lay. This is the only bird whose note affects me like music, affects the flow and tenor of my thoughts, my fancy and imagination. It lifts and exhilarates me.... It is a medicative draught to my soul. It is an elixir to my eyes…

    Huffington Post
  • 23andMe raising fresh round of cash as company expands drug research

    Genetic testing and research firm 23andMe is raising a new round of cash to fund its expansion into drug development and cures for genetic diseases. The Mountain View-based company has raised

    San Jose Mercury News
  • The zoom on this camera is so powerful you can see details on the surface of the moon

    We have some pretty sophisticated cameras nowadays, but you haven't seen anything like this...

    Business Insider
  • Deere: Why Bad Crops are Good News

    Deutsche Bank's Vishal Shah and Chad Dillard recommend investors keep buying shares of Deere (DE). The reason: Higher crop prices. They explain: Crop Prices Appear Sustainable: Further Downside Risk To ...

    Barrons.com
  • Painkiller Abuse Tied to Skyrocketing Heroin Use in US

    People who are addicted to opioids are 40 times more likely than others to abuse heroin, making the abuse of prescription opioid painkillers the strongest risk factor for heroin use, according to a new report. "Heroin use is increasing at an alarming rate in many parts of society, driven by both…

    LiveScience.com
  • Nobel laureates urge donors to boost education funds ahead of global meet

    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International donors must boost aid to developing nations to ensure that millions of the world's poorest and marginalized children can go to school, a group of Nobel laureates said on Monday, ahead of a global conference on financing for…

    Reuters
  • US scientists: Warm oceans cause concern of coral bleaching

    HONOLULU (AP) — Abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific, north Pacific and western Atlantic oceans, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

    Associated Press