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Cheaper Than Coal? Fusion Concept Aims to Bridge Energy Gap

Researchers say they've developed a concept for a fusion reactor that could be built for less money than an equivalent coal-fired plant — but they acknowledge that they still have some questions to answer. For example, will the concept really work?<p>The design concept, known as the "dynomak," is the …

Nuclear Energy

Here's The Math Behind The CDC's Predictions About How Bad The Ebola Epidemic Could Get

The basic idea behind epidemic modeling is that we can break up a population into different groups based on their relationship to the disease, and describe how people move in and out of those groups over time.<p>In the basic model for Ebola, we break the population into four groups, based on the way …

Disease

Malala Yousafzai says honored to win Nobel peace prize

BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai said she was in a chemistry lesson when a teacher informed her on Friday that she had become joint winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.<p>Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, the joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, speaks at …

Could the shale oil boom be ending? It all depends on oil prices

With oil prices falling and energy stocks getting battered, the days of the shale boom might be numbered.<p>Most analysts predict that companies will …