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Death Toll Rises In 'Totally Out Of Control' Ebola Outbreak

An outbreak of the terrifying Ebola virus emerged in the West African nation of Guinea in February and has been spreading ever since, infecting people in Sierra Leonne and Liberia as well. The World Health Organization announced new numbers on Tuesday, in what is now the biggest and deadliest …

A cheaper way to enrich super pricey isotopes

Chemical elements often exist in nature as a blend of different variants called isotopes. To be useful in most applications, a single isotope has to …

Movie shows how fluids flow at the nanoscale

A digital movie made using a new imaging technique shows liquid lead flowing at the nanoscale.<p>Scientists used 4D microscopy to take millions of still …

Mosquitoes Carry Painful Chikungunya Virus to Americas

A quarter million people in the Caribbean are already infected.<p>The patient showed up at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital feverish and hobbled by joint pain, a rash spreading across her face, and was presumed to be suffering from lupus or severe rheumatoid arthritis.<p>But in talking …

A Cool New Use For Legos: Growing Lab Plants

Legos: a plant researcher's new BFF<p>Legos are great for making all kinds of things--castles, pirate ships and functioning miniature dockyards, as I can tell you from experience. But a new study found that they are absolutely excellent for something unexpected: studying the growth of plants and the …

Missing ocean plastics 'eaten by animals'

Christopher Doyle<p>Related Stories<p>Planet plastic The amount of plastic floating on the ocean surface is less than expected according to scientists who …

10 False Science Facts Everyone Knows

When spouting off hazy facts, there's no better retort to a skeptical audience than calmly explaining that it's not just true -- it's …

A Misspent Youth Doesn't Doom You To Heart Disease

We all know that a healthy lifestyle can keep heart disease at bay. But if like many of us you spent your 20s scarfing down pizza, throwing back a few too many beers and aggressively avoiding the gym, don't despair.<p>People who drop bad habits in their late 30s and 40s can reduce their risk of …

The Moon's two faces: Why are they so different?

Our Moon is weird. It’s pretty big compared with Earth, for one. It has a way lower density than Earth, but seems to have some similarities in …

CDC Maps Show Which States Prescribe The Most Opioids

The highest-prescribing states give out almost three times as many opioid scripts as the lowest-prescribing ones.<p>Doctors in Alabama give out almost three times as many opioid painkiller prescriptions as doctors in Hawaii. Doctors in the Northeast write more prescriptions for high-dose and …

Inside the Secret Building That's Bringing Cell Service To NYC's Subway

As Hurricane Sandy revealed almost two years ago, New York's 100-year-old subway is not a modern and robust system. In fact, compared to other …

Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries

In California, a legal skirmish has erupted over strawberries — or rather, over strawberry breeding.<p>To be absolutely precise, the battle is about strawberry breeding at the University of California, Davis. This is more important than it might sound. More than half of all strawberries in the …

Flying Further To Avoid Contrails Might Help With Global Warming

Avoiding routes where condensation clouds form behind airplanes could reduce aviation's climate impacts<p>Greenhouse gas pollution from jet aircraft comes mainly in two forms: carbon dioxide emissions from burning jet fuel, and condensation trails, or “contrails,” which typically form behind aircraft …

New math technique improves atomic property predictions to historic accuracy

By combining advanced mathematics with high-performance computing, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Indiana …

'Revolutionary' Physics: Do Sterile Neutrinos Lurk in the Universe?

A completely new subatomic particle — one so reclusive and strange that it passes undetected through ordinary matter — could be lurking in the …

Plants respond to leaf vibrations caused by insects' chewing

Previous studies have suggested that plant growth can be influenced by sound and that plants respond to wind and touch. Now, researchers at the …

This Squirrel Breaks Record For Tail Size... And May Eat Deer's Hearts

It usually eats fruits and seeds, but it has been said to have a taste for blood.<p>Behold the tufted ground squirrel, one of the strangest tree-dwelling rodents found on Earth. Native to Borneo, it is rarely seen--one camera trap study in a park on the island turned up only one of these squirrels, …

APOD: NGC 4651: The Umbrella Galaxy (2014 Jul 02) Image Credit & Copyright: R. Jay Gabany (Blackbird Observatories) Collaboration: C. Foster (Australian Astronomical Obs.), H. Lux (U. Nottingham, Oxford), A. Romanowsky (San Jose State, UCO), D. Martínez-Delgado (Heidelberg), et al. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140702.html Explanation: Spiral galaxy NGC 4651 is a mere 62 million light-years distant, toward the well-groomed northern constellation Coma Berenices. About the size of our Milky Way, this island universe is seen to have a faint umbrella-shaped structure that seems to extend (left) some 100 thousand light-years beyond the bright galactic disk. The giant cosmic umbrella is now known to be composed of tidal star streams - extensive trails of stars gravitationally stripped from a smaller satellite galaxy. The small galaxy was eventually torn apart in repeated encounters as it swept back and forth on eccentric orbits through NGC 4651. In fact, the picture insert zooms in on the smaller galaxy's remnant core, identified in an extensive exploration of the system, using data from the large Subaru and Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea. Work begun by a remarkable collaboration of amateur and professional astronomers to image faint structures around bright galaxies suggests that even in nearby galaxies, tidal star streams are common markers of such galactic mergers. The result is explained by models of galaxy formation that also apply to our own Milky Way. http://www.cosmotography.com/ http://www.aao.gov.au/ http://arxiv.org/abs/1406.5511 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140702 #APOD

Lavazza Has Built A Coffee Machine For The ISS

The ISS will have its own 'Space Cafe' after Italian coffee brand Lavazza unveiled the 'ISSpresso', the first coffee machine built specifically for …

Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

<i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. <i>“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,”</i> philosopher Daniel …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring to light how standards of beauty differ across various cultures.<p>The project, titled <i>Before &</i> …

How to survive a winter in Antarctica – in pictures

Photographer and explorer Dr Alexander Kumar spent nine months at Concordia Station, where temperatures drop to -80C and your nearest neighbours are astronauts orbiting the Earth. Follow his journey through the worst winter in the world<p>• White Mars, Living on Planet Concordia is on at the Royal …

This giant robot is designed to let you juggle cars (for real)

Ex-NASA engineer has a dream to let anyone control a robot that throws VW Beetles into the air<p>Science fiction is filled with giant robots that people can control like extensions of their own bodies. Dan Granett wants to build one for real, as <i>Gizmodo</i> originally reported. Granett, a former technician …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

Some NSA data collection is 'legal and effective', says independent board

An independent board has declared a set of National Security Agency data collection programs both "legal and effective in protecting national security", despite expressing concern about "intrusions" into individuals' privacy.<p>As the NSA's troves of ostensibly foreign emails and Americans' …

Google's Smarty Pins challenges you to a game of geography trivia

Google must have heard the cries of people desperate for something to do on lonely after-work nights, because it just launched a new trivia game called Smart Pins. Unlike QuizUp or Jeopardy, Smarty Pins (yes, the name's a pun) is a map-based game that tests your knowledge on geography across a …

First Look at Wink Hub: A Foolproof Home Automation Center

Another day, another product is added to the ever-growing “smart home” industry. Just last week, GE announced a $15 smart LED bulb along with a slew of other “connected” devices from its partnership with invention company Quirky.<p>Still, ask an average person if they’ve heard of Quirky and you might …

Slick Or Silly? HTC Stakes Smartphone Sales On A Coat Of Plastic

HTC, the Taiwanese developer that wants to muscle back into the high-end smartphone market, has lost footing since Samsung’s Galaxy release in May. Then its Silicon Valley rival Apple is supposed to come out with the iPhone 6 in September, per tech media reports. HTC has answered those threats by …

Facebook faces UK inquiry over news feed emotion study

Facebook is being investigated to assess whether an experiment in which it manipulated users' news feeds to study the effect it had on moods might have broken data protection laws, it has been reported.<p>The Information Commissioner's Office is said to be looking into the experiment carried out by …