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15 Words Etymologically Inspired by Animals

Animals have always been important to the lives and livelihoods of humans, so it’s no wonder they've left a mark on language. Here are 15 words that …

Ax hovers over food stamp program as costs grow

<b>By Andrew Rafferty, Staff Writer, NBC News</b><p>A heated battle is brewing on Capitol Hill over cuts to the food stamp program, with lawmakers quoting Bible verses at each other and benefits for millions of people hanging in the balance.<p>Nearly 47 million people – one in seven Americans – rely on food …

Viable Human Embryonic Stem Cells Created By Cloning

A paper in this week’s Cell describes how a team in Oregon finally achieved what many scientists have expected–and many others have dreaded: they derived embryonic stem cells from human embryos that they created in the lab themselves.<p>Shoukhrat Mitalipov and his team at Oregon Health and Science …

A Closer Look At The Impoverished Biker Gangs Of Tanzania

British and London-based photographer Kit Oates recently (and bravely) traveled to Tanzania to discover the stories behind the biker gangs who roamed …

Apply Now For A One-Way Trip To Mars

Mars One has begun accepting video applications for a mission to colonize the red planet in 2023.<p>Want to live and die on Mars? Mars One has officially begun its worldwide search for astronauts who will fly to Mars in 2023—and never come back.<p>The first humans on Mars may be reality TV stars.<p>The …

Amazing Monterey orca, humpback sightings (photo gallery & video)

<b>Those aboard whale watching boats Sunday in Monterey Bay feasted on rare sightings of a pod of killer whales on the move –</b>– plus sensational tail salutes from humpback whales, and a sighting of a blue whale, the largest air-breathing creature to inhabit the Earth.<p>“Researchers on our expedition …

Meet IBM’s “Boy And His Atom,” Stars of the Smallest Movie Ever Made

The image above shows two animated characters in what has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest movie ever made. It’s …

How to Find Motivation to Meditate

`Meditation can be a great way to relax and de-stress. It's also used to create emotional and spiritual well-being. Sometimes, though, meditation …

Chinese researchers branded 'appallingly irresponsible' over creation of new lethal flu strains

Researchers at the China National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory have come under fire for creating new deadly and highly contagious strains of the influenza virus. According to <i>The Independent</i>, Professor Hualan Chen and her team deliberately mixed the 2009 strain of H5N1 bird-flu virus — which …

Mozilla Brings Desktop App and HD Video Streaming To The Browser

Mozilla is partnering with cloud-based 3D graphics rendering firm OTOY to develop a new codec called ORBX.js, which is capable of streaming high-definition video and Windows, Linux or Mac OS X apps to any browser that supports HTML5.<p>The breakthrough will allow users to run high-end desktop …

Is Internet Killing the Video Star?

iPad image copyright Skylines<p>My career in digital media started at a pivotal moment. The year was 2001, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth …

When People Live Their Lives Online, the Concept of Sharing Changes, Says Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel

In yesterday’s world, we went about our offline lives and selected pictures of moments we wanted to share that projected how we wanted other people …

Jeff Hanneman obituary

Thrash metal, the uncompromising subgenre of heavy metal which focuses primarily on speed and aggression, was given huge publicity in the 1980s by …

The White House Convenes Scientists to Discuss the World's New Ocean

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>Despite its straight-from-science-fiction premise, it's real: A group of scientists …

Only 65% of college presidents say getting a good job matters

Gallup released a survey today probing the various and sundry opinions of some 889 college and university presidents about the state of higher ed, and a few of their results have left me at a complete loss. Specifically, I’m talking the responses charted out below, asking how important employment …

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