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  • 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…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Scientists found a way to erase traumatic experiences in mice, Eternal Sunshine-style

    If you witnessed the planes crashing into the World Trade Center during 9/11, you might get...

    Business Insider
  • 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
  • Japanese firm to mature whisky in space

    Japanese whisky will be sent into space next month to test how time in a zero-gravity environment affects its flavour, one of the country's biggest drinks makers said Friday. Samples of whisky produced by Suntory will be stored in the Japanese laboratory facility of the International Space Station…

    AFP Relax News
  • 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
  • Deadly Fungus Could Threaten US Salamanders

    Each year, thousands of live salamanders arrive in shipments on U.S. shores, a trade that must stop immediately, scientists say. According to new research, a ban on salamander imports is crucial to stopping the spread of a deadly fungus that kills almost every salamander it infects.…

    LiveScience.com
  • Why Aren't There More Women Futurists?

    In the future, everyone’s going to have a robot assistant. That’s the story, at least. And as part of that long-running narrative, Facebook just launched its virtual assistant. They’re calling it Moneypenny—the secretary from the James Bond Films. Which means the symbol of our march forward, once…

    The Atlantic
  • Google's AU$1m grant to help introduce 10,000 students to STEM careers

    Google is teaming up with three not-for-profit organisations to help train and raise the STEM capabilities of underrepresented groups, including women, low socio-economic groups, and Indigenous Australians.

    ZDNet
  • WHO's Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Initial results from an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea are "exciting" and "promising" and suggest the shot could help bring an end to West Africa's epidemic, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said on Friday. "If proven effective, this is going to be a game…

    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
  • Biogen: Positive 2Q15 Results for Multiple Sclerosis Pipeline Drugs

    In 2Q15, Biogen (BIIB) posted mixed results for its pipeline drugs. Investor sentiment remained favorable for its innovative multiple sclerosis (or MS) drugs.

    Market Realist
  • A 'MacGyver' Competition Asks: What If Our TV Stars Were Scientists and Engineers?

    In the 1985 TV show MacGyver, the secret agent title character used a Swiss army knife and a roll of duct tape to solve urgent, life-or-death crises. Thirty years later, series creator Lee David Zlotoff gathered a room full of scientists, engineers, and screenwriters to solve what he sees as one of…

    TakePart.com
  • Zoom In on NYC in United Nations' 'My Planet from Space' (Video)

    This gorgeous satellite view of the busy Big Apple as seen from orbit offers a glimpse into the new "My Planet from Space" exhibit currently on view at the United Nations. The video shows a satellite photo of New York City, pointing out the metropolis' boroughs before focusing in on the United…

    SPACE.com
  • 'Endless Space 2' hopes to sate your space-faring strategy thirst

    The million-selling Endless series of strategy games is expanding with the fourth entry, Endless Space 2. It takes place in the same universe as the previous releases, but at the "space colonization ...

    Engadget
  • Astronaut's Bubbly Experiment Shows Off Incredible New ISS Camera

     Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have a new camera that gives incredible hi-def clarity to the videos they shoot. They're using the device to record all sorts of things, including whimsical little experiments -- just watch what happens when Terry Virts slips an Alka-Seltzer tablet…

    Huffington Post
  • 'Leaky' Vaccines May Fuel Evolution of Deadlier Viruses

    Some vaccines may cause viruses to evolve into deadlier forms, a new study suggests. The effect has so far been demonstrated with just one bird virus, though it's possible it may also occur with some human vaccines, the researchers said.

    LiveScience.com
  • Researcher says can hack GM's OnStar app, open vehicle, start engine

    By Jim Finkle and Bernie Woodall BOSTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - A researcher is advising drivers not to use a mobile app for General Motors Co's OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to unlock cars and start engines remotely. "White-hat" hacker…

    Reuters
  • Data from ESA's Philae lander provide insight into the origin of comets

    The European Space Agency's Philae lander made history last November when it became the first spacecraft to land on a comet. Some of Philae's hardware malfunctioned during its descent, and the lander wound up bouncing a couple of times before finally coming to rest in a spot too shadowy to charge…

    The Verge
  • Cecil the Lion: Do Paid Hunting Permits Help Save Wildlife?

    An American dentist who shot a famous 13-year-old lion, named Cecil, in Zimbabwe spent about $54,000 in permits to kill the top carnivore, according to news sources. Money from sports-hunting permits can fund protected parks that shelter wildlife and engage local communities in animal management,…

    LiveScience.com