Thomas Sarmiento

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The Life of a Liberian Child with Ebola

UNICEF’s Chief of Crisis Communications chronicles six weeks in the life of a 5-year-old on the brink of Ebola.<p><i>Additional reporting by Cody Shane</i> …

AC/DC drummer 'attempted to procure murders'

Phil Rudd, the drummer for legendary hard rock band AC/DC, has been charged with attempting to have two men killed.<p>The 60-year-old appeared in a New Zealand court Thursday afternoon facing a count of attempting to procure the murder of two men, said Bay of Plenty Police District representative Kim …

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

First direct detection of dark matter, thought to make up most of the matter in the universe, would be a historic breakthrough<p>An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and …

Saturn's Death Star Moon Is Hiding Something

An ocean under the surface, perhaps?<p><b>After stringing together photos taken by</b> NASA's 17-year-old Cassini probe, a team of astrophysicists came across a strange and unexpected discovery: something deep inside Saturn's moon Mimas is inexplicably causing the moon to wobble. That means there's a mystery …

Scientist Gives Himself Fecal Transplant To Try A Hunter-Gatherer's Microbiome

Why a field researcher from America has exposed his colon to the gut microbiome of a tribesman from Tanzania<p>It's not often we encounter a story that begins with a line like this:<p>“AS THE SUN set over Lake Eyasi in Tanzania, nearly thirty minutes had passed since I had inserted a turkey baster into …

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, Hubble has spo...

Latest News: Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, Hubble has spotted one of the farthest, faintest, and smallest galaxies ever seen. The …

How do video games affect our brain’s multi-tasking features?

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Those who’ve read my previous articles know that I’ve become particularly interested in gaming this year – especially the effects that certain rapid flashing …

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Octopus Ventures De-Cloaks — Reveals Its ‘Evergreen’ £60m Early Stage Fund

Octopus Ventures (CrunchBase listing) has become one of the most active early stage investors in the UK, backing many early individuals and businesses which went on to greater heights. These include backing Alex Chesterman all the way from Screen Select to LOVEFiLM and then from the early stages of …

Pangolin: World's Most Illegally-Traded Mammal Being Poached to the Point of Extinction

Scaly anteaters are so in demand for their meat and scales that the animals are being poached to the point of extinction. Pangolins look like walking …

Michigan Poised to Start Banning Tesla Sales

Michigan just passed a bill in state legislature that essentially bans Tesla from selling cars within the state. HB 5606 prohibits vehicle …

Deforestation May Have Paved the Way for Ebola

There are plenty of reasons to fight against deforestation – climate change, loss of animal habitat and destruction of indigenous ways of life – but …

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In Mice, Scientists Make an Old Brain Act Young

Learning the secrets of brain plasticity means learning how to help those suffering from stroke or dementia.<p><b>The brain never really loses its ability to act</b> young—it just uses a brain receptor to turn that ability off, a new study suggests.<p>In a young person (or a young mouse, in the case of this …

Kawasaki creates 300HP motorcycle

No one needs a 300-horsepower motorcycle. And we doubt anyone was asking for one. But that doesn't mean we're unhappy Kawasaki took on the challenge …

Lockheed Martin thinks it can give the world unlimited clean energy in 20 years

Remember back in the '50s, when official-sounding newsreels promised that we'd have new-kew-lur-powered cars by the '70s and no one would ever be unhappy? Probably not, since we've gotten a skewed sense of history from watching too many episodes of <i>Futurama</i>. Still, several decades behind schedule, …