Science

  • How Children Get the Christmas Spirit

    What leads to the generosity so important to Christmas? Alison Gopnik on new brain-wave research about the way children think.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Novozymes axes $36M expansion plan in Cary, heads to RTP for Monsanto partnership

    After months of uncertainty, Novozymes' expansion is back on – just in Research Triangle Park instead of Cary. Novozymes was approved for up to $400,000 in incentives when it announced in April that it would be bringing 100 jobs to Cary – but an undisclosed "complication" with its chosen site had…

    American City Business Journals
  • Nestlé to collaborate on pregnancy diet research

    Nestlé is to launch its largest ever research partnership, as the world's biggest food company attempts to improve the scientific basis behind its products. The Swiss group's collaboration with the EpiGen, ...

    Financial Times
  • Navy Helicopter Drone Completes First Round of Testing

    Imagine trying to land a remote-controlled helicopter on top of a motorboat that's speeding across a lake. Navy pilots recently had to contend with just such a scenario as they tested the U.S. military's newest drone, the MQ-8C Fire Scout. From a computer-filled control station aboard the USS Jason…

    LiveScience.com
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    Mom Returns Home After 7 Years Behind Bars

    Part 5: Last week, Hannah Overton was released on bail and reunited with her family.

    ABC News Videos
  • Mystery of Ancient Chinese Civilization's Disappearance Explained

    An earthquake nearly 3,000 years ago may be the culprit in the mysterious disappearance of one of China's ancient civilizations, new research suggests. That, in turn, may have spurred the ancient Chinese culture to move closer to the new river flow, study co-author Niannian Fan, a river sciences…

    LiveScience.com
  • Orbital Sciences Sticks a Russian Engine in Its New Rocket -- Is This a Win for SpaceX?

    The beleaguered space tech company replaces one troublesome Russian rocket engine with... another?

    Motley Fool
  • Bone Density Drop in Modern Humans Linked to Less Physical Activity

    The relatively lightly built skeletons of modern humans developed late in evolutionary history, and may have been the result of a shift away from a nomadic lifestyle to a more settled one, according to a new study. Still, modern humans have a relatively lightly built skeleton compared with those of…

    LiveScience.com
  • The Year's 29 Most Spectacular Space Photos

    The year 2014 was a stellar one for spaceflight, what with ESA's Rosetta mission putting a robotic lander on a distant comet and NASA successfully testing its Orion spacecraft.But 2014 was also a great year for space photography, as you can see from these remarkable 29 images (scroll down) picked…

    Huffington Post
  • Poultry producers brace for bird flu fallout

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Commercial poultry producers say they're concerned the outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu virus found in Washington and Oregon will hurt exports by prompting some nations to impose trade barriers.

    Associated Press
  • Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami with prayers, memorial services

    By Gayatri Suroyo BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Survivors of Asia's 2004 tsunami and relatives of its 226,000 victims gather along shorelines of the Indian Ocean on Friday for prayers and memorial services to mark the 10th anniversary of a disaster that still leaves an indelible mark on the…

    Reuters
  • See Uranus and Moon in Night Sky Sunday

    Look to the sky Sunday (Dec. 28) to see the moon in a close encounter with the planet Uranus. Uranus is theoretically visible with the unaided eye, but realistically most of us need binoculars to see it. Look just above and to the left of the Moon to spot Uranus, which should have an odd blue-green…

    SPACE.com
  • Take A Tour Of The Best Photos Of Earth From Space

    It doesn't get any more awesome than this.A new time-lapse video from the European Space Agency (above) lets you look back at six months of photos from the International Space Station in just six minutes. The time-lapse features 12,500 photos captured by ESA astronaut and social media celebrity…

    Huffington Post
  • Tsunami Science: Advances Since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tragedy

    The Indian Ocean tsunami was one of the worst natural disasters in history. The outpouring of aid in response to the devastation in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and elsewhere was unprecedented. Today (Dec. 26), on the 10th anniversary of the deadly tsunami, greatly expanded networks of seismic…

    LiveScience.com
  • Q&A: Ayasdi CEO Gurjeet Singh uses 'big math' to tame big data

    Gurjeet Singh is CEO and co-founder of a company that reflects an emerging trend in Silicon Valley — the intersection of computer science and mathematics to tackle real world problems.

    San Jose Mercury News
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    Court Overrules Mom's Conviction for Murder of Foster Son

    Part 4: The state's highest criminal court put the blame on Hannah Overton's trial attorneys.

    ABC News Videos
  • Point to the Paleos: Settling Down on the Farm Made Our Bones Weak

    Science has not been kind to the Paleo diet. Anthropologists have found that the food eaten by our Paleolithic ancestors included much more variety than present-day adherents of the high-protein, high-fat regimen would have you believe. On the health side of things, one recent study found that…

    Takepart.com