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Bizarre sphere fossils could be among world's earliest animals

A series of mysterious spherical fossils found in southern China may be remnants of some of the world's earliest animals.<p>A new study finds that these controversial fossils are not likely to be bacteria or single-celled protists; their cells, preserved for more than 600 million years in rock, are …

U.S. To Send 3,000 Troops To West Africa To Aid In Ebola Epidemic

On Tuesday, President Obama announced that the U.S. will send more military personnel and resources to Africa to fight the deadly virus.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>A global threat demands a global response - that message today from President Obama about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.<p>MELISSA …

Ebola vaccine trial begins

<b>A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus is to begin in Oxford.</b><p>The first of 60 healthy volunteers will be injected with the vaccine.<p>It contains only a small portion of genetic material from the virus, so it cannot cause the disease.<p>Normally it would take years of human trials …

Disease

How to improve battery life on any mobile device

We here at CNET have written numerous articles with tips and tricks for improving battery life on iOS and Android, some of which you can find here, here and here, but not everyone owns an iPhone or Android device. Despite which kind of mobile device you prefer, battery life tends to be an issue …

Batteries

Genetically, Schizophrenia Is At Least Eight Separate Diseases

A range of disorders lead to different symptoms, new research says, raising hopes for individualized treatment.<p>Research published in the <i>American Journal of Psychiatry</i> shows that schizophrenia is not a single genetic disease, but in fact a class of diseases with variable symptoms.<p>Schizophrenia is …

Mutations

NASA Unveils World's Largest Welder to Build New Mega-Rocket

NASA has opened the largest spacecraft welding tool on Earth for business with a single mission: to build the most powerful rocket the world has ever …

Space Exploration

NASA Flies Over Lake Erie To Scan For Dangerous Algae Blooms

Research missions armed with hyperspectral scanners can tell when a bloom could turn deadly.<p>What started as a small research project at NASA has become an important tool in a campaign to combat the toxic algae blooms that recently left 500,000 people in the Toledo area without drinking water.<p>NASA …

Lake Erie

US Military's Meteor Explosion Data Can Help Scientists Protect Earth

The U.S. Air Force and NASA have ironed out problems that prevented scientists from obtaining a steady stream of military tracking data on meteor …

Asteroid Science: How 'Armageddon' Got It Wrong

WAIMEA, Hawaii — In the 1998 movie "Armageddon," an asteroid the size of Texas threatens to collide with Earth in 18 days. To save the planet from …

A Human Gene Turns Mice Into Faster Learners, May Have Triggered The Evolution of Language

A new study in mice suggests that a human gene known as Foxp2 may have played a key role in the evolution of humans’ unique communication abilities. …

US launches mystery satellite into space - video

A mystery satellite is launched into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday evening. The US government's classified CLIO satellite was built by Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest defence contractors. Atlas rockets are known to carry payloads into space relating …

Giving birth and boozing? The risks of drinking during pregnancy

Deciding whether to drink alcohol during pregnancy is a confusing business. Anecdotally, viewpoints on the matter range from testimonies of “I drank through the whole of my pregnancy and my child turned out fine” to reports of bartenders refusing to serve alcohol to pregnant women. Recommended …

Scientists Test Yacht As Miniature Research Vessel

Pleasure cruises can be valuable scientific expeditions.<p>The ocean is vast and full of data. Getting that data, however, is tricky. A new paper published in the journal <i>PLOS Biology</i> argues that there’s a cheap and easy way to get more information about more of the ocean: citizen scientists. Equipping …

Miniature

Signs in groundwater may help predict earthquakes six months in advance

Scientists searching for a way to predict earthquakes have uncovered the most promising lead yet, after uncovering tell-tale chemical spikes in groundwater up to six months before tremors struck.<p>Major earthquakes can kill hundreds of thousands of people, as in Haiti in 2010, but they are the only …

Nasa's Maven spacecraft arrives in Mars orbit after 442m-mile journey

Nasa’s Maven spacecraft arrived in orbit around Mars late on Sunday night US east coast time after a 442m-mile (700m-kilometre) journey that began nearly a year ago.<p>The robotic explorer fired its brakes and successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet, officials confirmed.<p>“This is such an …

How Much of the Brain Can a Person Do Without?

Last week the world learned of a woman who has been living normally with no cerebellum. That's not the limit to the brain's plasticity either.<p><b>This month a 24-year-old woman in China's</b> Shandong Province walked into a hospital complaining of nausea and dizziness, and walked out having learned that …

Last Chance for El Nino Drought Relief? New Kelvin Waves Cross Pacific

Look out, Ecuador: Two Kelvin waves are comin’ at ya. And those waves raise at least the hope of drought relief in parched California, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory says. Kelvin waves are areas of higher sea level indicating warmer than normal water. In an El Nino, the Pacific Ocean off South …

2014 Arctic sea ice minimum sixth-lowest on record

Sea ice in the Arctic continued its below-average trend this year as ice declined to its annual minimum. Meanwhile, in Antarctica, sea ice was at a …

How 5 Post-It Notes Can Make You Happy, Confident and Successful

Little Reminders Create Big Changes<p>You know why older people are happier?<p>Research shows as we age we remember the good and forget the bad:<p>…older …

Happiness

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3 Unbelievably Simple Calendar Tips that Will Save You Money

<i>Guest post from April of Power of Moms</i><p>We all have busy lives (four little boys are having a Nerf war in my living room as I type), which is why I …

8 Goals For This Week

I’m excited about the progress I made on my goals last week!<p><i>Last week’s goals:</i><p><b>Family/Marriage/Mothering Goals</b><p>1. Finish reading <i>The Trumpet of the Swan</i> …

'Maze Runner' finds way to box office victory

<i>The Maze Runner</i> has solved its biggest puzzle — how to win the weekend box office.<p>The adaptation of James Dashner's post-apocalyptic young-adult novel found its way to the top spot with an opening of $32.5 million, according to studio estimates from box-office tracking firm Rentrak.<p>Thrills are …

Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

It is the biggest anti-Ebola effort yet.<p>After months of calls by aid workers for the global community to do something about the escalating crisis, President Obama has announced plans for a massive international intervention.<p>His $175 million proposal is more expensive, far-reaching and ambitious …

U.S. Mission to Destroy ISIS Doesn’t Faze Extremists

The U.S. is shoring up support across the Middle East for its mission to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), but the …

The iPhone 6 (And 6 Plus) Go To Disneyland

Last week I decided to test the most secretive, hotly anticipated smartphones on earth in a place where there was no danger of them being recognized or damaged or both: Disneyland.<p>Both my wife and I are Disneyphiles of sorts, and visit a dozen times a year or more. I have an appreciation for it …

10 Great Tips for Using Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts make it simple for a group of people to communicate and collaborate, without the need to set up video conferencing equipment. Google …