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Google Testing Its Self-Driving Cars In A Complete Virtual "Matrix California"

They must have taken the red pill.<p>The idea of sharing the road with one of Google’s autonomous cars can be a bit unnerving. What if one of them malfunctions mid-drive and turns right into the middle of a busy intersection? Plus, who do you get to yell at if one cuts you off?<p>Well, in order to …

Can gut bacteria stop peanut allergies? - Futurity

A common class of gut microbe called Clostridia prevents mice from becoming sensitized to peanuts—a key step in the development of food allergies.

How Deep Underwater Can a Human Really Travel?

Put on your helmet and fill up your oxygen tank. We're going for a dive.<p>Exactly how deep can a human being travel underwater using current technology?<p>The deepest point ever reached by man is 35,858 feet below the surface of the ocean, which happens to be as deep as water gets on earth. To go …

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What Caused California’s Napa Valley Earthquake? Faults Explained

Different kinds of faults make different kinds of earthquakes.<p><b>The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck California’s Napa Valley north of San Francisco on Sunday morning—collapsing older buildings, sparking fires and causing scores of injuries—fell along a series of cracks in the Earth tied to the</b> …

Boy Given A 3-D Printed Spine Implant

A titanium vertebra now stiffens this 12-year-old's spine<p>Rather than having a “spine of steel,” a 12-year-old boy in China can now boast something even cooler – a spine of titanium.<p>Doctors at Peking University Third Hospital have successfully implanted the first ever 3-D-printed section of vertebra …

E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated globally, and the devices should not be used in indoor public places or sold to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.<p>Its report warns that it might take decades before there is conclusive evidence of whether e-cigarettes are linked to diseases …

How Ebola Kills You: It's Not The Virus

Ebola has a nasty reputation for the way it damages the body. It's rightfully earned.<p>"At the end stage of the disease, you have small leaks in blood vessels," says Thomas Geisbert, an immunologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. "You end up with essentially no blood …

U.S. says non-allergic peanut moves closer to commercial reality | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.<p>In a blog post, the agency said …

A Truly Global Germ: The Case of Malassezia

Whenever a pathogen is discovered, one of the most important aspects of prevention and control is identifying the source. Researchers and public health officials work tirelessly to find the reservoir in the hopes of bringing the scourge to an end. Sometimes, the hunt can take some surprising turns …

Sleep drunkenness may affect more than 1 in 7 people, study finds

Ever heard of "sleep drunkenness"? If you've ever tried to reach for your phone when your alarm clock rings or been so disoriented when you wake up that you don't know where you are, you may have experienced what's known formally as "confusional arousal."<p>More than 1 in 7 people in the U.S. may …

Surprising Science: Why Adding Cold Cream to Coffee Keeps It Hotter Longer

Logically, it would seem that adding refrigerator-cold cream to your coffee would result in a cup that is cooler than a cup of black coffee, but the …

Coca-Cola Launches "Natural, Healthy" Coca-Cola Life Soda

Coca-Cola has launched a new “natural” and “healthy” soda line called Coca-Cola Life. Starting with a market test drive in Argentina this June, the …

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America Is Still Running Out of Fresh Water

For much of the last week, poli­cy­makers’ eyes have been trained over­seas, as Pres­id­ent Obama tries to con­vince Con­gress (and the pub­lic) that …

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Climate Change Leaves Hares Wearing The Wrong Colors

The effects of climate change often happen on a large scale, like drought or a rise in sea level. In the hills outside Missoula, Mont., wildlife biologists are looking at a change to something very small: the snowshoe hare.<p>Life as snowshoe hare is pretty stressful. For one, almost everything in the …

CDC: “We Will Soon Be In A Post-Antibiotic Era”

In a highly unusual new report, the Centers for Disease Control warned that America is threatened by a wave of new antibiotic-proof germs that could threaten public health, and that overuse of antibiotics in health care and industrial agriculture bears much of the blame.<p>The 112-page report on …

Fukushima Operator Dumps 1,000 Tons Of Polluted Water In Sea

The operator of the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday that it dumped more than 1,000 tons of polluted water into the sea after a typhoon raked the facility.<p>Typhoon Man-yi smashed into Japan on Monday, bringing with it heavy rain that caused flooding in some parts of the country, …

Company Promises To Pay For Hawaii's Massive Molasses Spill

Matson Inc., the shipping company that spilled 233,000 gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor earlier this month, has pledged to pay all the costs stemming from the disaster that has devastated marine life there.<p>Honolulu Public Radio has the audio of Matson CEO Matt Cox saying his company "will …

McDonald's faces backlash in Tecoma, Australia

<b>A long-running feud has pitted protesters from a small town of 2,000 people in the shadows of Australia's temperate rainforest against one of the world's most recognisable brands.</b><p>Tranquil Tecoma, 35km (20 miles) east of central Melbourne, has become a battleground between McDonald's and "community" …

Ecuador congress approves park oil drilling

Lawmakers in Ecuador have authorised the extraction of oil from Yasuni National Park, a pristine Amazon reserve.<p>After a 10-hour debate, congress on Thursday approved the motion backed by President Rafael Correa by a 108 to 25 margin, with four legislators absent.<p>Correa in August announced that he …

New programming language could code DNA to deliver drugs and detect diseases

The University of Washington envisions a future where our bodies will be tuned to heal us just as easily as software is built to entertain us — and it's come up with a method that could eventually turn this idea into a reality. University researchers have developed a programming language that …

First Cloudy Alien Planet Spotted From Earth

Call it cloudy with a low chance of meatballs. The alien world Kepler-7b — a very reflective world in big telescopes — has clouds in its upper atmosphere. And scientists have actually been able to map those out, despite the planet’s great distance from Earth (at least 1,000 light-years away.)<p>It’s …

Mysterious History: Atlantis

The idea of continents that supported ancient, perhaps even cultured and prosperous people, before they sunk under the sea has captivated historians …

12 Clever Ideas for a Better, Cleaner Water Pump

Cheap and reliable diesel pumps are the go-to tool for irrigation on farms in rural India. But diesel costs have been rising in recent yearsand so has concern over greenhouse gases. To address both problems, Greenpeace has issued a challenge to desi<p>Cheap and reliable diesel pumps are the go-to tool …

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Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

French nuclear tests 'showered vast area of Polynesia with radioactivity'

French nuclear tests in the South Pacific in the 1960s and 1970s were far more toxic than has been previously acknowledged and hit a vast swath of Polynesia with radioactive fallout, according to newly declassified ministry of defence documents which have angered veterans and civilians' groups.<p>The …

China Beaches Are Green With Smelly 'Sea Lettuce' Algae Due To Record-Breaking Bloom

The bloom is the size of Connecticut and officials have already removed 19,800 tons of algae from beaches. This is the largest bloom since 2008, which covered 5,000 square miles. That year, the algae cost $30 million to clean up and according to a 2011 report, cost about $100 million in damages to …

7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

1/14<p>7-Air-Purifying-Houseplants<p>Bringing potted plants into a living space to liven it up is a trick that's been used by interior designers for years, …

Vincent Callebaut's Zero Carbon Biotic-Arch is a Self-Sufficient Skyscraper

Due to its proximity to China's billowing tailpipes and its own fossil-fueled emissions, Taichung in Taiwan needs as much help as possible to suck up …