• 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
  • 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…

  • 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
  • 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 ...

  • What assumptions are made when conducting a t-test?

    Learn what a t-test is, and discover the five standard assumptions that are made regarding the validity of sampling and data used in a t-test.

  • 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
  • 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.…
  • 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
  • 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…
  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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,…
  • Why Challenges Excite Me

    As any one of us sits in the middle of a challenge, the first thing that comes to mind is never a big "Thank you" to the universe, usually, it's more like "What the heck?", "Why me?", or the deep desire for us to just get through it already. In the same way, I now understand why life is set up in a…

    Huffington Post
  • Minority Report-type insect robots jump on water

    The spider robots that invade the bath of Captain John Anderton, played by Tom Cruise, were one of the highlights of iconic 2002 film Minority Report. Now a team of international researchers has created a similar insect android that can launch itself easily from the water. "I'm just fascinated by…

  • Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

    LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) - The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100 percent effective.     Initial results from the trial, which tested…

  • NASA crashes planes to save lives

    Space agency hopes series of dramatic tests in Virginia will improve on-board locator beacons so when the worst happens, help arrives fast

    CBS News
  • See the Philae lander descend onto a comet

    Now you can get a glimpse of what it looks like to land on a comet. The European Space Agency (ESA) just released this amazing GIF of the Rosetta mission's Philae lander descending upon comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The GIF is a compilation of images taken by Philae's ROLIS imager in November,…

    The Verge
  • Will Europe's Philae Comet Lander Make Another Comeback?

    The lander team would love to get Philae up and running again soon so that they can get an up-close look at how this "perihelion passage" affects 67P. This work ended when Philae's primary battery died and the probe went into hibernation — a consequence of coming to rest in an unexpectedly shaded…
  • Delivery Drones Could Be on Your Doorstep in a Decade, Google Says

    The Google concept, called Project Wing, would enable people to get products delivered "in short order," even in the most populated areas, Dave Vos, the project's leader, said here today (July 29) at a NASA-sponsored conference on drones. Project Wing was first described publicly in August 2014,…