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  • Earth is on the edge of a Sixth Extinction

    Close to half of all living species on the...

    Business Insider
  • Oz, to Ozymandias: Science, Soundbites, Symptoms and Systemic Disease

    Enough already about Dr. Oz. Whichever side you happen to be on, we might collectively acknowledge that much of the noise being made about what is, at worst, a symptom, is itself an indication of a culture-wide disease. The fate of Ozymandias comes to mind.Science is Ozymandias. Soundbites are the…

    Huffington Post
  • SpaceX rocket blasts off with 1st satellite for Turkmenistan

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday to put a communications satellite into orbit for the government of Turkmenistan, a first for the Central Asian nation. After waiting almost an hour for…

    Reuters
  • T.Rex's 'bizarre' vegetarian cousin puzzles scientists

    Tyrannosaurus rex, one of history's most dreaded carnivores, had an odd-looking vegetarian cousin with a tiny head, long neck and stubby fingers, scientists said Monday, admitting its anatomy had them puzzled. Chilesaurus diegosuarezi had a bird-like beak with leaf-shaped teeth, evidence that it…

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    See Inside the Tiny House That Started The Small Space Trend

    Tracy Metro visits the tiny house that started the small-space trend.

    Scripps Ulive
  • How to Handle Confrontation at Work

    Confronting someone doesn't have to be a defensive maneuver or a counterattack.

    Entrepreneur
  • Astronomers Discover What May Be The Biggest Thing In The Universe

    Astronomers are crowing about the discovery of what they say just might be "the largest individual structure ever identified by humanity." It's not a galaxy or a cluster of galaxies--nor even a galaxy supercluster.

    Huffington Post
  • Celladon says heart treatment fails in trial

    Celladon Corp said its heart failure gene therapy Mydicar failed to meet its primary and secondary endpoints in an important trial. "We are surprised and very disappointed that Mydicar failed to meet the endpoints in the CUPID2 trial, and we are rigorously analyzing the data in an attempt to better…

    Reuters
  • Elephant Contraception? How a Vaccine is Replacing Sharpshooters (Op-Ed)

    Karen Lange is senior content creator at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). For 15 years, researcher Audrey Delsink has observed the elephants in South Africa’s Greater Private Makalali Game Reserve. As she's watched them, recording the effects of a contraceptive vaccine called PZP,…

    LiveScience.com
  • Satellite industry aims smaller and lower

    Satellite technology explainer The satellite exhibits at this month's annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs mostly followed a familiar theme. Suspended from the ceiling or exhibited on plinths, scaled-down ...

    Financial Times
  • Astronauts in Space Mourn Nepal Earthquake Victims

    Astronauts on the International Space Station have the people of Nepal in their thoughts and prayers after a devastating earthquake killed more than 4,000 people in that country on Saturday (April 25). "Looking down on the Himalayas, Kathmandu, and Mt. Everest," Virts wrote on Twitter. "Praying for…

    SPACE.com
  • Learning from Earth's Smallest Ecosystems (Kavli Hangout)

    From inside our bodies to under the ocean floor, microbiomes — communities of bacteria and other one-celled organisms — thrive everywhere in nature. The diversity of all the plants and animals — everything that's alive today that you can see with your eyes — that's a drop in the proverbial ocean of…

    LiveScience.com
  • SpaceX will launch Turkmenistan's first communications satellite today

    Elon Musk's SpaceX is off to a busy start in 2015. The company performed its first deep space mission in February, secured $1 billion in funding from Google for its satellite internet project, and has made multiple attempts at landing the first ever reusable rocket — all of which ended in…

    The Verge
  • Reading to young kids may change brain activation

    In pre-kindergarten kids who were exposed to more reading at home, brain scans showed different patterns of brain activation than in kids who weren’t read to, researchers found. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that new parents read aloud to their babies from birth to foster early…

    Reuters
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    Monkeys in Space

    NASA launches the first mammals into space, but can they bring them back?

    Scripps Ulive
  • It's Not Far and Einstein

    Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity states that there is no such thing as absolute time or speed. Everything is relative -- it depends on the observer. While it is no longer necessary to provide evidence of the truth of this theory (long since established as fact), still I was able to provide…

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  • Climate Deniers to Pope Francis: 'There Is No Global Warming Crisis'

    As Pope Francis prepares a historic document to make environmental issues a priority for Catholics, a group of climate-change deniers is trying to convince the pontiff this week that global warming is nothing to worry about. "Humans are not causing a climate crisis on God's green Earth — in fact,…

    LiveScience.com
  • GSK readies 'bubble boy' drug as big pharma bets on gene therapy

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is close to seeking European approval for a gene therapy drug to fight adenosine deaminase severe combined immune deficiency (ADA-SCID) in the latest sign of a renaissance in the technology to fix faulty genes. Gene therapy last year won $3.0…

    Reuters