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FDA approves new ovarian cancer drug

Opening a new chapter in the use of genomic science to fight<p>cancer, the Food & Drug Administration on Friday approved olaparib, a medication for advanced ovarian cancer associated with a defective BRCA gene.<p>The new drug, to be marketed under the commercial name Lynparza, was found in a preliminary …

NASA reveals what carbon dioxide looks like from space

SAN FRANCISCO — NASA revealed the first-ever images of the global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, the key long-lived global warming gas. …

New record: Ethereal deep-sea fish lives 5 miles underwater

Scientists have discovered a new species of fish that glides gently through the water on white, translucent wings 5 miles beneath the ocean surface.<p>It is the deepest living fish ever discovered.<p>"We were just blown away when we saw it," said Paul Yancey, a biology professor at Whitman College, …

Watch An iPad Land An Airplane [Exclusive]

Failed airplane engine? Unconscious pilot? There's an app for that.<p>High above rural Arkansas, I'm jammed in the back of a small four-seat airplane. Andrew Barker pilots the aircraft while Austin Meyer sits beside him. Everything is going great—until the engine suddenly quits at 5,000 feet.<p>With a …

National Transportation Safety Board

World First: Man Controls Two Prosthetic Arms With His Mind

Doctors wired them right into his nerves<p>Until recently, losing both arms in an accident would probably have meant the end of a patient's two-fisted grip. Not so for Leslie Baugh, the first shoulder-level double amputee to wear and control two complex, mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.<p>Baugh isn't …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Anti-inflammatory drugs ‘could fight depression’

Scientists to launch £5m study that explores links between immune disorders and mental illness – and could lead to new treatments<p>Scientists at seven UK universities are to set up a research consortium aimed at exploiting a newly discovered link between immune disorders and mental illness.<p>The …

Navy's Robot Tuna Goes For A Swim

Deploying Nemo<p>Last week, a new U.S. Navy robot swam near the Joint Expeditionary Base near Norfolk, Virginia. The robot is known by two names that run the gamut from Pixar-cuddly to over-the-top action movie. Project Nemo, a.k.a. GhostSwimmer, is a tuna-inspired bot that might protect soldiers in …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

The DJI Inspire 1: finally, a drone that flies well indoors

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>A drone carrying mistletoe at a TGI Friday’s clipped a photographer on the nose earlier this month, …

World's Most Ambitious Re-Creation of Prehistoric Cave Art to Open

After three years of effort, a precision replica of a French cave and its 36,000-year-old art will open to the public in April.<p>On a September afternoon in 2013, Gilles Tosello sat sipping a cup of American-style coffee in his Toulouse studio, pondering the talents of cave painters who lived in …

A Simple Proof of Conservation of Energy

These 10 board games will tear people away from their gadgets

<b>Dixit</b><p>This award-winning game is made of dozens of cards with beautifully drawn art, and players must find the storyteller’s card while fooling the …

Board Games

Bunny-Size Dinosaur Was First of Its Kind in America

Newly described relative of Triceratops was the continent's first horned dinosaur.<p>A tiny horned skull discovered 17 years ago has now been named <i>Aquilops americanus</i>, and marks the earliest arrival of horned dinosaurs in North America.<p>The fossil skull is the oldest definitive evidence of a …

This scientist solved the mystery of belly button lint

Look in your belly button at the end of the day, and you might find a loosely packed tuft of soft lint. For many people, belly button lint is a normal fact of life.<p>it all has to do with stomach hair<p>But take a second to consider it and it might seem more mysterious. Where does the lint come from? …