Whitney Amador

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Why Humans Hate the Scent of Blood (But Wolves Love It)

The coppery scent of fresh blood is known to attract predators. And now, scientists have pinpointed a molecule in mammal blood that plays a pivotal …

A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth

A long time ago in a galaxy far away—NGC 4993, to be exact—two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show.<p>After billions of years …

Feds, 11 states crack down on student loan scams

Federal and state officials have launched the first national crackdown on companies that they say gouge student loan borrowers, accusing them of taking more than $95 million in illegal fees in recent years and falsely promising debt relief.<p>The Federal Trade Commission, 11 states and the District of …

The science of spying: how the CIA secretly recruits academics – podcast

Written by Daniel Golden, read by Greg Lockett and produced by Simon Barnard

A Rare Element From The Edge of The Periodic Table Is Breaking Quantum Mechanics

This is amazing.<p>There's a lot we don't know about the actinides. On the periodic table, this series of heavy, radioactive elements hangs at the …

Our only mission to Saturn is over. Here's what we've learned.

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Alex Jones

Large Hadron Collider discovers five hidden subatomic particles

Five new particles have been discovered 'hiding in plain sight' at the Large Hadron Collider.<p>How could the Large Hadron Collider unlock other …

Will phages complicate quest for designer gut bacteria?

Researchers planning to use the CRISPR genome-editing system to produce designer gut bacteria may need to account for the dynamic evolution of the …

Biology

China's shadow banking crusade risks bond market crash

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s campaign to cut high debt levels in its economy is aiming this year to shrink the $3 trillion shadow banking sector, which could drain a critical source of income for the country’s banks and of funding for its fragile bond market.<p>Shadow banking, a term for financial …

S&P Global

Whole Foods to shut three regional kitchens

(Reuters) - Whole Foods Market Inc WFM.O said it would close three remaining regional kitchen facilities as part of an ongoing plan to streamline its operations.<p>Customers are seen outside a Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas, U.S. December 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Khursheed - RTX2V3EY<p>The three …

Wal-Mart Stores