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How The Rising Status Of Cats And Dogs Could Doom Biomedical Research

Scientific organizations worry that a movement to grant more rights to pets could spill over to mice and lab rats.<p>In November of 2010, 26,000 scientists descended on the San Diego Convention Center to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. They weren’t alone. On the first day of …

Science Book Picks for 2013

Do you have a favorite science-themed book from this past year? We're making our list, and checking it twice, when Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Deborah Blum and Brainpickings.org editor Maria Popova join Ira Flatow to share their top science, technology, and environmental books of 2013.<p>…

Dr. Lindsey Doe Talks about Sperm

Why Science Deserves Its Popularity

A friend of mine told me this fantastic joke recently: Werner Heisenberg is driving down the highway and a police officer stops him. “Sir, do you …

9 Books to Drop Everything and Read

If you’re a passionate reader, you’re always on the hunt for the next book that will totally engross you. We’ve pinpointed some that are worth the …

NASA's new frontier, and the Trouble with "Gravity"

Thor: The Dark World - Trailer 2

Marvels "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms …

Antibiotics Can't Keep Up With 'Nightmare' Superbugs

We're used to relying on antibiotics to cure bacterial infections. But there are now strains of bacteria that are resistant to even the strongest antibiotics, and are causing deadly infections. According to the CDC, "more than 2 million people in the United States every year get infected with a …

Watch the 'Sherlock' Panel Introduction From Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch [Comic Con 2013] – /Film

The BBC and PBS Masterpiece series <b>Sherlock</b> was the highlight of a panel at Comic Con today, with producers <b>Mark Gatiss</b>, <b>Steven Moffat</b>, and <b>Sue Vertue</b> in …

Ultra-thin e-skin could lead to advances in medicine, cool wearable computing (video)

Remember the names Martin Kaltenbrunner and Takao Someya -- that way, you'll have someone to blame when kids start pointing and laughing at gadgets we consider high-tech today. Leading a team of University of Tokyo researchers, they have recently developed a flexible, skin-like material that can …

JK Rowling 'anger' at legal firm over pseudonym leak

JK Rowling said she found writing under a pseudonym "a liberating experience".<p><b>JK Rowling has said she feels "very angry" after finding out her pseudonym Robert Galbraith was leaked by a legal firm.</b><p>The Harry Potter author was revealed as the writer of crime novel The Cuckoo's Calling in the Sunday …

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Did Sony Announce Its Spider-Man Plans To Force Disney To Eventually Pay Up?

As Vince wrote on Tuesday, Sony Pictures announced this week its plans to remain in the <i>Spider-Man</i> business for a long, long time, with the current Andrew Garfield <i>Amazing</i> series expected to release it third film in 2016 and a fourth in 2018 after the actor turns 35. After that, Sony would presumably …

Robert Downey Jr. Officially Signs on For THE AVENGERS 2 and 3!

Wearable technology: This time it’s a $2,000 helmet

A helmet-mounted display may be available to motorcyclists as early as 2014. While you won’t be able to use it to fire off weapons, like combat pilots do from their helmets in jet planes or helicopters, it will navigate you to your destination with ease and in style.<p>Russian startup LiveMap is …

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