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Home-Brewer Jon Cumblad on DIY Beermaking Gear

At 18, Jon Cumblad was part of a Penn State research team that worked with NASA to study cosmic radiation. Today, Cumblad lives in Chicago, where he works as a computer-aided design (CAD) manager for the Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, which creates displays for tradeshows. But on his downtime, …

Children given antibiotics in first year 'more likely to develop eczema'

Children who receive antibiotics in the first year of their lives are as much as 40% more likely to go on to develop eczema, according to a new study …

Scientists Have Solved The Mystery Of The White Tiger's Coat

The strikingly beautiful, milky coats of white tigers are caused by a single change in a known pigment gene, a new study finds.<p>Since their discovery in the Indian jungle centuries ago, white tigers, a variant of Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris), have had a certain mystique. Captive white …

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Laser Scanner Can Detect Someone Watching You A Kilometer Away

A new device protects soldiers by detecting and locating optical glass.<p>U.S. defense contractors spend a lot of resources developing robots that help the Pentagon's various services keep an eye on their enemies, but San Diego-based Torrey Pines Logic is developing a small robotic sidekick that helps …

Untouched For The Last Billion Years, Water In Canadian Mine Holds Ingredients For Life

Scientists may have discovered the oldest free-flowing source of isolated water ever known.<p>Scientists digging around roughly one-and-a-half miles below the Earth's surface in an Ontario mine may have just discovered the oldest free-flowing source of isolated, untouched water ever known. Though they …

Cloning technique produces human stem cells for the first time

Researchers say they have finally managed to use cloning technology to make human embryos and grow stem cells from them in the hopes of making perfectly matched grow-your-own tissue transplants.<p>They used a human egg cell and parts of a human skin cell to grow a very early human embryo, then …

Pope Francis urges global leaders to end 'tyranny' of money

Pope Francis has attacked the “dictatorship” of the global financial system and warned that the “cult of money” was making life a misery for millions.<p>He said free-market capitalism had created a “tyranny” and that human beings were being judged purely by their ability to consume goods.<p>Money should …