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Scientists use Wikipedia search data to forecast spread of flu

Can public health experts tell that an infectious disease outbreak is imminent simply by looking at what people are searching for on<p>Wikipedia? Yes, at least in some cases.<p>Researchers from<p>Los Alamos National Laboratorywere able to make extremely accurate forecasts about the spread of dengue fever in …

World's weirdest science studies

There are lots of times we explore the serious side of science. This isn’t one of them.<p>From hamsters on Viagra to how regularly to swear, Head squeeze’s Greg Foot and Hannah Fry look at some of the silliest experiments carried out in the name of science.<p><i>For more videos subscribe to the</i> Head squeeze</i> …

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How Better Glass Can Save Hundreds of Millions of Birds a Year

We can prevent birds from flying into windows with current technologies—experts say we just need the will.<p>We may be embarrassed to admit it, but we've all done it: run headlong into a window or sliding glass door that we just didn't see.<p>People usually escape with only a bruised ego. But when birds …

Ears of Ancient Chinese Terra-Cotta Warriors Offer Clues to Their Creation

Technology yields new insight into how a Chinese emperor produced an army for eternity within his tomb.<p>China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was a man haunted by death.<p>In 246 B.C. the adolescent ruler commissioned a massive tomb furnished with everything he'd need for the next life, including an …

Your own cells could one day 'spy' on you to track disease

Scientists from MIT have figured out how to hack living cells to store biological events around them. They modified E. Coli cells to generate so-called retrons -- a type of mutated single-strand DNA -- in response to stimuli like light or chemicals. Those lo-fi "memories" can then be read back to …

Rocky Mountain storms lead to new findings about hailstones

Hailstones from three Rocky Mountain storms formed around biological material, then bounced around the clouds picking up layers of ice, according to …

The Futuristic Technology That Could Enable Interstellar Travel

Technically savvy scientists and engineers have put much effort into conceiving far-future technologies that might make possible near- light-speed …

Watch the Leonid Meteor Shower for a Weekend Spectacle

The Leonids will put on a show of shooting stars Sunday night into Monday morning.<p>Sky-watchers are getting ready for a meteor shower from a celestial lion: The Leonids peak this weekend.<p>While this year's performance is expected to be dampened somewhat by the partially illuminated moon, there will …

China's New Exoskeletons: Not Just For Call Of Duty Or Tom Cruise Anymore

Powered exoskeletons have long been a staple of future warfare visions, seen in everything from movies like <i>Aliens</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> to the latest <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> video game. Their real world equivalents have been under development in a number of US programs, ranging from …

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Sweden releases sonar images of submarine violation

Underwater tracks on seabed prove that a small submarine illegally entered Swedish waters last month, says military<p>Sweden has released an image of underwater tracks which it says is clear proof that a foreign submarine illegally entered its waters last month, in an event which triggered a national …

Are You Ashamed of Where You Grew Up?

If you're ashamed of where you grew up, you shouldn't be. Some of our greatest heroes and most famous celebrities came from humble backgrounds. And all of these places are worth a visit.<p><b>Elvis Presley</b><p><i>Image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p><b>Born:</b> January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi in the house above, which …

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