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AP Explains: What's the Dakota Access oil pipeline?

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — After months of protests by the Standing Rock Sioux and other Native Americans, a federal judge denied the tribe's request to stop construction of the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. But the federal government quickly stepped in Friday by stopping work on one …

Oil & Gas Industry

Quantum Computing Takes a Gigantic Leap Forward

An international team of scientists have just held a qubit's memory state for 39 minutes. That might not sound like much, but it's 100 times longer …

Quantum Computing

Federal Brain Science Project Aims To Restore Soldiers' Memory

When President Obama announced his plan to explore the mysteries of the human brain seven months ago, it was long on ambition and short on details.<p>Now some of the details are being sketched in.<p>The BRAIN Initiative will include efforts to restore lost memories in war veterans, create tools that let …

Up to Speed: The Cholesterol Mess

So…can I eat that bacon or not? New guidelines and a glitchy online calculator have added new confusion to the cholesterol debate. Here’s what we …

5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

The Secret to Kids Signing Up for Chores | About Verizon

In news that will make most mothers shake their heads in sarcastic surprise, a recent study cited by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> shows that the number of 9- to 12-year-olds who help with household chores fell 9 percent between 1997 and 2003. The researcher, Dr. Sandra Hofferth, believes the drop may be …

Modernizing Medicine raises $14M to … modernize medicine

The health care industry is undergoing radical surgery. Internet startups are taking up scalpels to cut out decay and create new, more efficient, healthier systems, and they are raising millions of dollars to do so.<p>Modernizing Medicine has received $14 million from Summit Partners for its …

Google’s Internet-beaming balloons get first volunteer testers

Central Valley residents will have a chance to get one of these balloon-shaped antennas attached to their home.<p>Google's ambitious Project Loon, by which broadband could be delivered to remote areas by means of balloon-mounted transceivers, is entering a testing phase — and the company is getting …

Project Loon

Kickstarter bans genetically engineered rewards

After a project to fund a glowing plant skyrocketed to success, the crowdfunding site quietly added a new rule to its creator guidelines to ban genetically modified organisms.<p>If you plan to fund the creation of a genetic hybrid on Kickstarter, you can no longer offer it to backers as a reward. The …

Organisms

OpenGlass gives Google Glass real-time augmented reality (video)

To some, Google Glass is nothing more than a notification machine, but there are others who see Glass as an AR headset waiting to happen. OpenGlass is among those looking to give Glass augmented reality powers, and it's figured out how to implement simple AR in real-time. The trick was accomplished …

Hewlett-Packard’s biggest “innovation” is its plan for managed retreat

Hewlett-Packard, the once-great technology giant that practically invented Silicon Valley startup culture, is just about done making disastrous decisions that threaten its entire business. (Decisions like its ill-starred acquisition of software company Autonomy, whose value HP then had to write …

Wall Street

With 'Ingress,' the world is Google's game board

Your Android smartphone becomes your entry into a new dimension of video games with 'Ingress,' a sci-fi game that is played in the real world, in real-time, around the globe.<p>Want a glimpse into the future of video games? Tap into <i>Ingress</i>.<p>The real-world augmented reality game was launched quietly in …

August 2013

Best Headphones For Frequent Travelers: Bose vs. Sennheiser

I travel a lot, and I know plenty of other people who travel a lot. Some like books, others e-readers. Some bring neck pillows, some don’t. Some drink on planes, other avidly avoid alcohol. They all have their own strategies, but just about every frequent traveler I know has some sort of noise …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

Wild at heart: best animal adventures

Set your pulse racing with the wildest animal adventures around the world. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Get close to giant pandas near Xi'an, China<p>Pandas by Chi King. CC BY 2.0.<p>These black-and-white beauties are battling extinction but you can help them out – …

US states banned from exporting their trash to China are drowning in plastic

Being green is getting a lot harder for eco-friendly states in the US, thanks to the country’s dependency on overrun Chinese recycling facilities. Recycling centers in Oregon recently stopped accepting clear plastic “clamshell” containers used for berries, plastic hospital gowns and plastic bags, …

Sustainability

China Bird Flu Analysis Finds More Virus Threats Lurking

By Kate Kelland<p>LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A deadly new bird flu virus in China evolved from migratory birds via waterfowl to poultry and into people, and there are other bird flu viruses circulating that could follow the same path, scientists have found.<p>The study - an analysis of the evolutionary …

British national arrested in China during corruption probe

<b>A British risk consultant, Peter Humphrey, has been formally arrested by Chinese authorities during a continuing probe into pharmaceutical firms.</b><p>Mr Humphrey and his wife, a US citizen, have been detained for the past six weeks as authorities investigate bribery charges against the firms.<p>One of the …

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