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2 Dead, 3 Critically Injured After Shooting At Washington High School

The shooter was a student and is reportedly dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.<p>Family members have confirmed to news outlets and on social media that the shooter was freshman Jaylen Fryberg.<p>Police responded to calls of shots fired at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington …

Why Ebola Is Such A Uniquely Terrible Virus

In its struggle to beat back the virus, your immune system's reaction ravages the rest of your body, leaving your blood vessels weak and leaky.<p>Soon, blood and plasma start pushing through, sometimes coming out of your pores and every orifice.<p>But long before the body begins to fail — around the time …

With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter

Basic biology has it that girls are girls because they have two X chromosomes — the things inside cells that carry our genes. Boys are boys because they have one X and one Y. Recently, though, there's been a lot of debate in scientific circles about the fate of that Y chromosome — the genetic basis …

E-Cigarettes Not Harmless, Should Be Regulated Like Cigs, Study Says

It's unclear whether or not they help people quit real cigarettes.<p>E-cigarettes have only been around for about a decade, and it's not yet clear what all the health effects of "vaping" might be. But according to a comprehensive review of research on health effects and usage patterns of electronic …

Are Red Wine And Chocolate Not So Healthy After All?

A new study casts more doubt upon the health benefits of resveratrol, the red wine antioxidant that has garnered so much interest from researchers and the public over the last decade. The compound, found in red wine and chocolate, two indulgences that many of us consume with noble regularity, has …

There's nowhere left for Donald Sterling to hide

For too long, the NBA has allowed the Clippers' owner to stay hidden in the shadows. The league's greatest shame is finally fully exposed.<p>It’s fitting in a way that neatly sums up Donald Sterling’s tawdry existence that it will be his girlfriend who will finally take him down, a tidy euphemism for …

Meet ASIMO: 10 things to know

President Barack Obama met a soccer-playing humanoid robot Thursday during his trip to Tokyo. While visiting the National Museum of Emerging Science, the president was introduced to ASIMO, which showed off its skills with a brief demonstration, including running and kicking a soccer ball to Obama. …

Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret …

Amped-up ear implant helps to re-grow auditory nerves

Cochlear implants already help those with auditory damage to hear better, but what if they could also grow new nerves while they're there? Scientists at the UNSW have discovered a way to do just that, at least in hamsters. After they introduced a gene therapy solution, a modified cochlear implant …

Five wonder materials that could change the world

"The history of materials is a history of mistakes," says Mark Miodownik, a materials scientist at University College London, who traces his own fascination with materials to the moment he was stabbed in the back with a razor while ambling to school one day.<p>The remark is spot on. Over the …

NASA's prettiest spaceship yet will take actual photos of alien worlds

PlanetQuest is NASA's effort to search for new Earths, exoplanets like ours that would probably contain life too. They're doing some really cool …

Stanford University To Open A Center For Studying Bad Science

So meta<p>Among Stanford University's palm trees and sandstone arches—the picture of ivory-tower—there's going to be a center dedicated to chipping away that ivory, <i>The Economist</i> reports. The university plans to open a Meta-Research Innovation Center: a center for the study of bad science.<p>The center …

How Does Exercise Make You Smarter?

<i>A:</i><p>We posed your question to Dr. John Ratey, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, author of <i>Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain</i><i>,</i> and a Reebok ambassador for active children.<p>Exercise, he says, has three effects on the brain that make …

Einstein's Lost Theory Discovered ... And It's Wrong

Earlier this week, physicists announced they'd seen evidence of ripples in the fabric of space and time from just moments after the Big Bang. Such ripples were predicted almost a century ago by Albert Einstein.<p>Einstein's theory of relativity is arguably the 20th century's greatest idea. But not …

The 500-Pound 'Chicken From Hell' Likely Ate Whatever It Wanted

For the past decade, dinosaur scientists have been puzzling over a set of fossil bones they variously describe as weird and bizarre. Now they've figured out what animal they belonged to: a bird-like creature they're calling "the chicken from hell."<p>There are two reasons for the name.<p>First: If you …

Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

A Second Baby May Have Been Cured Of HIV

The treatment that cured an infant of the virus last year may have put a second child into remission. The baby, doctors hope, may even be cured.<p>One of last year's biggest health stories came from the case of a Mississippi child apparently cured of HIV: treated with an anti-retroviral drug cocktail …

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The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles

For the last two years, automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been investigating the idea of cars talking to once another, …

Galaxy S5 leaks: first image sample and model numbers?

Today’s serving of Galaxy S5 rumors and leaks comes courtesy of <i>@evleaks</i> and the folks at <i>Sam Mobile</i>.<p>Starting off with <i>@evleaks</i>, the habitual leaker published what could be the first sample image taken with the Galaxy S5 to surface online. The image above doesn’t tell us more about the S5’s camera …

Silver nanowire sensors could be the flexible foundation for new wearables

A clear, bandage-like sensor could eventually make everything from fabrics to our fingers smart. Dr. Yong Zhu and a team of North Carolina State University researchers created an ultra-thin, flexible sensor that could be used in clothing, on the body, any in other ordinary objects to track things …

Samsung foldable AMOLED display secretly show-off at CES

There was plenty on show at this year’s CES, but it seems that Samsung was also sneaking around the event with some new secret technology. Samsung was reported showing off a prototype foldable AMOLED display to selected guest behind closed doors.<p>Samsung Display showcased a 5.68 inch high resolution …

Dolphins caught chewing on fish to get high

A new BBC documentary will show adolescent dolphins getting high by chewing on pufferfish. The fish secrete a toxin that gives the dolphins a buzz, and the crew on the upcoming show filmed male bottlenose dolphins passing around a puffer fish before acting "most peculiarly." The program's executive …

$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?<p>The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Bold New Dell Emerges As A Private Company

At Dell World last week, the community got its first close-up view of the company since the privatization this fall. Partners, customers, industry analysts, media, and a couple of stars (Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX and Randi Zuckerberg, formerly of Facebook and now head of her own …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

'Anonymous' hacks Singapore Prime Minister's website

<b>Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's official website has been hacked by people claiming to be members of the hacking group Anonymous.</b><p>The attack comes a day after Mr Lee said he would track down the group.<p>He made the comments after a person claiming to be part of the group posted an online …

The secret language of surgery

The first time I took part in an operation I had no idea what was going on. As a new medical student I hadn't learned the language of surgery. I didn't even know there was a language of surgery. A few years later, as a surgeon myself, this language had become second nature and I didn't even know I …