Science

  • New Ebola Vaccine: Will It Help to End Outbreaks?

    Experts welcomed the news today that a recent trial of an Ebola vaccine suggests the shot is highly effective at preventing the disease, and said that the the vaccine may stem outbreaks in the future even if not everyone is vaccinated. The study shows that the new vaccine, known as VSV-ZEBOV, "may…

    LiveScience.com
  • Think Design Think

    Fields from science to politics to business are looking to design for inspiration, alternative processes, and new solutions. Design negotiates between technology, policy, systems and users. A structured design approach can heighten the hit-rate in the fuzzy front end of innovation processes in…

    Huffington Post
  • Chimps in New York animal rights lawsuit to be retired from lab

    By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - The chimpanzees at the center of a New York State Supreme Court case over the legal rights of animals will no longer be used for research, officials at the State University of New York at Stony Brook said on Friday. The retirement of the chimps, named Hercules…

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  • 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
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    Bionic Eye Restores Woman's Vision

    Carmen Torres is the first to receive the life-changing implant in Florida .

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  • Doing Good Tech Versus Doing Good With Tech

    The FDA is currently considering clinical trials for a drug that would delay aging. The idea of extending human longevity is a controversial one, with some arguing for immortality and others arguing that a lifespan into the mid-70s is perfectly adequate.So is the drug good or bad? As an investor in…

    TechCrunch
  • Snake in the Grass! Huge Everglades Python Shows Invasive Issue

    A giant python — about as long as a shipping container — that was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month has now been euthanized, authorities say. The accidental finding of this snake shows how easily even huge pythons can remain hidden in Florida's swampy south, experts…

    LiveScience.com
  • Engineers create world's first white laser beam

    Researchers at Arizona State University have created the world's first white laser beam, according to a new study published in Nature. More work needs to be done to perfect this technology, but white lasers could serve as a potential alternative light source — both in people's homes and in the…

    The Verge
  • NASA spots nearest rocky super-Earth at just 21 light-years away

    NASA's Spitzer telescope confirms a new neighbor in the form of a larger-than-Earth rocky planet outside our solar system.

    CNET
  • Bill Nye Reading Mean Tweets Is His Greatest Experiment Yet

    Bill Nye taught us a lot about chemical reactions over the years, but none of that comes close to the Science Guy's reactions to mean tweets. Nye recently read some unflattering tweets in support of a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary about him, which, to be honest, we kind of hope just turns…

    Huffington Post
  • Ilana Brito, the Biologist Who Flew to Fiji for Feces

    In human-waste news: Our body's stinky rejects could be really important for medical research.

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  • Fetal tissue research declining, still important

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A political battle over the use of fetal tissue in medical research has been reinvigorated by the release of undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood officials. Newer, less-controversial technologies, including the “reprogramming” of adult skin cells…

    Reuters
  • There's a giant underground ocean hidden in the middle of this Chinese desert

    When we think about the deserts of the world, water abundance is one of the last things that come...

    Business Insider
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    How Mob Mentality Gets Worse Online - DNews

    It seems like people are quick to attack people online. Is mob mentality worse on the Internet?

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  • Viral Soda Infographic: How Does Cola Really Affect the Body?

    An infographic that breaks down what happens in your body after you drink one Coke has gone viral, but health experts say some information in the graphic is exaggerated. In addition, while soda is certainly not a healthy food choice, drinking a sugar-sweetened beverage once in a while wouldn't…

    LiveScience.com
  • Lexus' New Hoverboard Is Cool, But Will It Fly?

    Last month, Japanese auto manufacturer Lexus unveiled its newest product, and it's not another luxury SUV. The video shows the sleek board floating over what appears to be regular cement in a skateboard park, leading some hoverboard enthusiasts to speculate that, at long last, someone has produced…

    LiveScience.com
  • For the Most Lethal Cancer: Find the Best Science

    When I tell people that living with pancreatic cancer has some blessings, my statement typically is met with a curious disbelief that leaves me uncomfortable for having said it. But, the blessings are oddly true. Each day feels more alive, intense and important. I take the opportunity to tell my…

    Huffington Post
  • Japan's Suntory to conduct important space whisky research

    We have a strong whisky bias, so when Suntory revealed that it would be sending products into orbit, we had to know more. The company will fire six samples of its beverages to the International Space Station ...

    Engadget