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Is Drug-Resistant Staph A Work Hazard for Farm Workers?

A new study by the researcher who has done the most to pin down the presence of “pig MRSA” in the United States pries open the relationship between raising animals for food and risking drug-resistant infections—while also demonstrating how frustratingly difficult it is to fill all the data gaps …

Genetically-Modified Cattle May Help Reshape African Farms

The Plate<p>With one gene, molecular geneticist Steve Kemp may someday be able to boost the success of small farms across a huge swath of central Africa.<p>The gene is from a baboon, and it’s important because it produces a protein that kills a diabolical protozoan called <i>Trypanosoma brucei. Trypanosoma</i> …

Agriculture

New Glowing Millipede Found; Shows How Bioluminescence Evolved

Some California millipedes first evolved bioluminescence to cope with harsh desert living, according to scientists who may have cracked the mystery of glowing millipedes.<p>In California's Sierra Nevada Mountains (map) live a group of blind millipedes that glow in the dark—and now scientists have …

Biology

Graphic content: when photographs of carnage are too upsetting to publish

"I really can't bear to look at that picture for more than a moment, it's just too upsetting." That was the reaction of my colleague, an experienced picture editor, to a photograph of a man kissing his dead child in a Gaza morgue on Tuesday. We were discussing its possible use in the paper. We …

The 10 Most Watched Videos Posted by the Art of Photography

One of the rising stars in the world of photography media is the show The Art of Photography, a podcast on iTunes and a channel on YouTube. It was …

Net transition backers: GOP off base

Supporters of an Obama administration decision to untether the group that manages Internet infrastructure are challenging Republican criticism as misplaced or even politically motivated.<p>The Commerce Department announced Friday that it would give up oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned …

Bill Clinton: If the U.S. gives up Internet oversight, Internet freedom will suffer

Obama’s plan to relinquish control of the Internet will enable foreign governments to crack down and limit Internet freedom, according to former U.S. president Bill Clinton.<p>Clinton joins a lengthy list of critics of the U.S. decision to give up oversight of ICANN, the non-profit organization …

House Moves to Stall Obama’s Plan to Give Up Internet Authority

A House com­mit­tee voted along party lines Thursday to delay the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s plan to give up au­thor­ity over the In­ter­net’s …

Net Neutrality

Ancient bamboo medical books uncovered in China belonged to legendary Bian Que

Last year, archaeologists unearthed 920 bamboo strips at a construction site in the south-western city of Chengdu in China, containing recipes for …

Greek Deities and Their Roman Counterparts

The mythology of ancient Greece shares many mythological deities with the mythology of ancient Rome, figures that pose common lineages, dominions and …

Female body discovered in centuries-old tomb

ÇORUM - Anadolu Agency<p>The tomb, which dates back t 1,900 years ago, has been unearthed during an illegal excavation in Çorum’s Sungurlu district. The …

Meet a Plastic That 'Heals' Damage by Clotting Like Blood

A plastic that can heal itself to repair even large holes sounds like science fiction but this kind of technology is getting closer to real world …

BBC

Parrot Unveils Bebop Drone With Oculus Rift VR Headset Support

Wireless products maker Parrot unveiled a drone Sunday aimed squarely at smartphone or tablet owners keen on getting bird's eye views of the …

Drones

New medical gel grows bone tissue exactly where you need it

Repairing seriously damaged bones is normally a delicate art; while you want to regrow bones quickly, you also have to carefully manage that growth to produce the right shape. Thankfully, Rice University has created a gel that makes it easier to produce only the bone tissue a patient needs. The …