• This Is A Brick Made From The Dust In Beijing’s Smog

    This brick is made of pollutants sucked out of the air in Beijing. 

    Kate Solomon
  • Historic Soho Building in Landmark District to Go Residential

    A new residential development in Soho is seeking to restore the neighborhood's past. The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the conversion of a century-old commercial building at 10 Greene Street into a structure with four residential units and retail...

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  • Scientists debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editing

    Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering — a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer ...

    Associated Press
  • Eyes May Offer Window into Cardiovascular Disease

    Vision problems may sometimes be the only symptom a person has of a serious cardiovascular condition, a new case report suggests. The man was diagnosed with "amaurosis fugax," a condition in which a person loses vision in one eye, usually for a few minutes at a time, because of an interruption of…
  • November Must-Reads

    This fall, my colleagues and I have been keeping a running list of the science, technology, and health stories from other publications that are too good to miss. I’m always drawn to stellar reporting and gorgeous writing, but these must-reads aren’t all opuses. Some are amusing, odd, and charming…

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  • U.S., India agree growth, climate protection must go 'hand in hand'

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that India had to be able to grow and fight poverty, while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to ensure development would be coupled with environmental protection. One of the stumbling blocks to getting an inclusive agreement to fight climate…

  • Arizona inspectors find Theranos lab issues

    Company tangled with state regulators over testing instruments and lab practices.

  • The Future of Driverless Vehicles (Roundtable)

    Jeffrey Miller, IEEE member and associate professor of engineering practice at the University of Southern California, contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Void of personal and professional opinions, this announcement did a great service for the driverless…
  • Why NASA's Commercial Resupply Mission This Week Matters

    After two catastrophic losses in less than a year of cargo vessels bound for the International Space Station, NASA is ready to resume its commercial resupply missions.

    ABC News
  • Innovation Is The Only True Way To Create Value

    We don’t all need to be geniuses to innovate. There are no shortages of problems—large and small—to solve.

  • American Nobel Laureates Feted at the 'Oscars' of D.C.

    Our nation's capital had the honor of feting the four American Nobel Laureates before they head to Stockholm for the official celebration: Dr. William C. Campbell (Medicine), Dr. Aziz Sancar and Dr. Paul L. Modrich (Chemistry), and Dr. Angus Deaton (Economics). The Laureates and their families had…

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  • John Legend records song with actual stars from space

    Real stars get in on recording with superstar John Legend after an assist from astrophysicist.

  • Monsanto venture unit invests in Spanish biotech company

    The venture capital arm of agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. recently joined a $6 million Series A round of financing for a Spanish biotech company. According to private equity news source FinSMEs, Monsanto Growth Ventures led the investment in the Madrid-based Plant Response Biotech, which aims to…

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  • German chancellor says climate deal needs binding reviews

    Paris climate talks need to agree on a binding U.N. framework, complemented by binding reviews to ensure progress to limit global warming, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday. The legal form of a Paris agreement on climate change is contested as the U.S. Congress would be expected to…

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    Monkeys in Space

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

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  • Governments, investors partner to break through clean technology barriers

    By Valerie Volcovici NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Gates and some of the world's other richest entrepreneurs will join with governments from both rich and emerging countries on Monday to kick off the Paris climate talks by pledging billions of dollars of investment in clean energy technologies. The…

  • Virtual-reality games could really make you feel more empathetic

    The rise of virtual reality games and films won’t just be about crazy graphics: 3D entertainment could be a much more moving, emotional experience than watching traditional media. Researchers in Finland studied how people react when looking at images of faces, and they’ve found out that 3D images…

  • America’s Scientists To House Science Committee: Go Away

    Seven major American scientific societies sent a letter to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) on Tuesday, rebuking the congressman and defending a paper published in Science last year that Smith has been investigating in his role as chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

    Huffington Post
  • Brent Saunders Softens His View On Research With Jim Cramer On 'Mad Money'

    Drug discovery is a key component of R&D and Pfizer has a long history of discovering major new medicines, including drugs like Zoloft, Zithromax, Lipitor and, yes, Viagra. However, Saunders has made his reputation on repudiating the need for such investments.