Josh Zoellner

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Please Pass the Algae

Try not to think of it as pond scum. Better "Earth's first superfood." Or the new parsley. Whatever the moniker, algae is heading for a regular place …

How world's biggest volcanoes formed unveiled

The 168-year-old mystery of how the world's biggest and most active volcanoes formed in Hawaii has been solved, scientists said today. The study …

Reconciling differences in interpretations of global warming hiatus

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science has conducted an analysis of the events surrounding the …

NASA scientists surprised by discovery of Saturn's 'big empty'

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft embarked on its grand finale last week, diving through the 1,200-mile-wide gap between Saturn and its rings in a maneuver …

Astronomy

Genetically modified algae could soon show up in food, fuel, and pharmaceuticals

Researchers created souped-up algae that can thrive outdoors<p>Algae can be used for anything. You can grind it into cattle feed or squeeze it into jet fuel. You can even make it into algae butter.<p>For now, algae-based products remain woefully expensive, but a group of California scientists is working …

Android malware spreads like wildfire: 350 new malicious apps every hour

Better watch out what apps you opt to install on your Android device: It turns out malware-infested software for Google’s mobile operating system is multiplying at an alarming rate.<p>Security researchers from antivirus software firm G Data have discovered that more than 750,000 new malicious apps …

House Republicans claim a major victory with passage of health-care overhaul

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Health Care

Facebook accused of gender bias against women engineers

Facebook is facing backlash over possible gender bias within its engineering team, according to a report from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> on Tuesday.<p>Data …

CNN: We didn't run Trump ad because of 'fake news' graphic

CNN declined to air an ad by President Donald Trump's campaign because it included a graphic that called the mainstream media "fake news," the network said Tuesday.<p>Trump's campaign committee had blasted CNN, saying the network refused to run an ad about the first 100 days of the Trump …