Jennifer Savage

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Researchers Find Biggest Viruses on Earth. They Have Named Them Pandoravirus

Mimiviruses, which are extremely large viruses, were discovered about ten years ago. The discovery prompted the scientific community to reconsider …

King David's Palace Found Near Jerusalem, Archaeologists Say

King David’s palace was discovered by a team of archaeologists, who said the ruins near Jerusalem are “indisputable proof” there was authority in …

Sudden outbreak of measles linked to vaccine fears in the 1990s

Fears that vaccines cause autism led to an explosion of measles cases this year in southwest Wales, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Between November and July, 1,219 people in southwest Wales contracted the measles, compared with 105 cases in all of Wales in 2011, according to the report.<p>The</i> …

Private Company To Put A Telescope On The Moon

Lunar citizen science by 2016!<p>Private space exploration is coming to the Moon, and soon. The world's first mission to the Moon's sunny South Pole will put a private telescope on a the lunar peak Malapert Mountain as early as 2015.<p>Moon Express, a private 'lunar commerce' startup, and the …

A Florida Man Woke Up In A Motel Room Speaking Only Swedish. Could It Happen To You?

A cheat sheet for the strange case of Michael Boatwright, the 61-year-old who reportedly forgot his native language.<p>Michael Boatwright, a Florida man found unconscious in a California Motel 6 months ago, woke up in a Palm Springs hospital in February speaking exclusively Swedish. News of …

Don’t miss this photo of Phobos

ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft captured this photo of Phobos – the larger of Mars two moons – orbiting in front of its planet.<p>Phobos and Deimos – <i>Fear</i> …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Raw image Earth and moon from Saturn

On Friday, the Cassini spacecraft, Saturn and the sun were aligned so that Cassini could capture Earth’s picture from distant space. Cassini got the …

Supplementing your disease: why multivitamins might be doing more harm than good

<i>The Atlantic</i> has this week published an excerpt from Dr. Paul Offit's <i>Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine</i>, which takes a closer look at the conventional wisdom underpinning the multibillion-dollar vitamin supplement industry. Offit, who is credited with …

Pay For Your Next Meal With Your Face

The world's first facial recognition payment system lets you ditch your credit card.<p>Finland-based company Uniqul is preparing to release a payment system that uses facial recognition software to link a customer with his or her bank account. Instead of swiping a credit card to purchase goods (which …

Science Weekly podcast: Britain invests in spaceplanes

The Sabre engine is being developed by UK firm Reaction Engines and could herald a new era of space flight, opening up access to space as never …

Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind

Scientists have shown that light-sensitive retinal cells, grown in the lab from stem cells, can successfully integrate into the eye when implanted …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

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