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The Week in Review: Lords, Ladies and Royal Babies

Inside Flipboard / July 26, 2013<p>There was one man in the news this week who took the media by storm—and he’s only a couple of days old. George …

The Week in Review: Rising Tensions in Syria

Inside Flipboard / August 30, 2013<p>Syria’s unstable and weak regime has created a two-year long turmoil, causing more than 100,000 casualties and …

Flipboard for Travelers and Adventure Seekers (Even Just Armchair Ones)

Inside Flipboard / May 20, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

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How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

YouTube channel AsapScience has recorded what is possibly the most fun rendition of the periodic table set to music that anyone's ever heard.<p>In high …

Ian Wilmut: How to clone a mammoth

While unlikely at present, the development of some form of mammoth or hybrid might be possible in the long-term, leading to major biological discoveries and advances<p>It is unlikely that a mammoth could be cloned in the way we created Dolly the sheep, as has been proposed following the discovery of …

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4 Parasites That Want To Invade Your Brain

They just want a nice home! And to destroy you.<p>In the past month, two different 12-year-olds have made headlines after being hospitalized with an extremely rare, horrifying infection: the brain-eating amoeba.<p>Found mostly in warm freshwater lakes, rivers and hotsprings, <i>Naegleria fowleri</i> can travel …

Mouse Skin Cells Transformed Into Viable Eggs, Sperm And Babies

A similar treatment for infertile human couples is still decades off.<p>You may have begun as a spark in your parents' eyes, but in the Kyoto University lab of Katsuhiko Hayashi and Mitinori Saitou, baby mice begin life as… skin cells.<p>After a decade of work, the two biologists have developed a way to …

Latest U.S. Measles Outbreak Traced To Vaccine-Skeptical Megachurch

The church ran an immunization drive afterward, but still put out some dubious claims.<p>The latest outbreak of measles in the U.S.—a preventable disease that the Western Hemisphere eradicated decades ago, thanks to vaccines—has been traced to a megachurch in Texas. The church's senior pastor, Terri …

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 …

Boy dies of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan

<b>A 15-year-old herder has died in Kyrgyzstan of bubonic plague - the first case in the country in 30 years - officials say.</b><p>The teenager appears to have been bitten by an infected flea.<p>The authorities have sought to calm fears of an epidemic and have quarantined more than 100 people.<p>Bubonic plague, …

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Fracking Blamed For Widespread Death Of Federally-Protected Fish In Kentucky

Hydraulic fracturing fluids leaked from nearby natural gas drilling wells caused the widespread death or distress of aquatic species in Kentucky’s Acorn Fork, according to a joint study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.<p>Hydraulic fracturing is the most common …

A Cooler Pacific May Be Behind Recent Pause In Global Warming

A study in the journal <i>Nature</i> could help explain why the Earth's average temperature hasn't increased during the past 15 years — despite a long-term trend of global warming.<p>The Earth's average temperature has risen by more than 1 degree Fahrenheit since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. …

Flipboard for Educators

Inside Flipboard / August 29, 2013<p>As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard …