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WMO: 2013 among the ten warmest years on record

The year 2013 is on course to becoming the seventh-warmest year since climate records began in 1850. The average surface temperature during January …

Patent database of 15 million chemical structures goes public

The internet’s wealth of free chemistry data just got significantly larger. Today, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) has launched a website …

A Pen That 3-D Prints Bone Right Onto Patients

The device could eventually let surgeons apply stem cells more directly<p>One of the greatest promises of 3-D printing is that we'll one day be able to print organs on-demand. Need a new liver? There it is, at the push of a button.<p>Anticipating that future, scientists from the University of Wollongong …

Climatologist: Nuclear Power Only Way To Curb Climate Disruption

Addressing the American Geophysical Union, James Hansen urges fellow scientists to study, share facts on nuclear energy<p>Polluters must pay for their carbon dioxide emissions, and nuclear energy must expand, says climatologist James Hansen, who retired this year from the NASA Goddard Institute for …

Duolingo Updates Its iOS App With A Gamified Virtual Store

Free language learning platform Duolingo has launched an updated version of its iOS app today, introducing a virtual store and a language coach, as it seeks to further engage its users and keep them using the app.<p>The virtual store features additions to help further engage Duolingo users by letting …