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Ebola Isolation Procedures: A Close Look

The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is receiving treatment while isolated in a Texas hospital, but what does such isolation involve, and how exactly do doctors ensure the deadly virus doesn’t spread to others? … Continue reading

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Fighting Hockey Concussions with Safer Helmets (Op-Ed)

John Varrasi is a senior staff writer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed Insights.  As a new hockey season dawns, mounting concerns about concussions are inspiring Virginia Tech … Continue reading

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Paul Allen eyes Dream Chaser space plane to fly people into orbit

By Irene Klotz TORONTO (Reuters) – – A passenger spaceship that lost a bid for additional NASA funding may have new life ferrying passengers for Paul Allen’s space startup, Stratolaunch Systems, company officials said on Wednesday. Privately owned Sierra Nevada … Continue reading

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Lack of ice forces some 35,000 walruses to chill on Alaska shore

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU (Reuters) – Fast-melting Arctic sea ice has forced some 35,000 Pacific walruses to retreat to the Alaska shoreline, scientists from several federal agencies said on Wednesday. Walruses are accomplished divers and frequently plunge hundreds of feet … Continue reading

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RENEWABLE ENERGY: Dark cloud over solar plans – Press

RENEWABLE ENERGY: Dark cloud over solar plans Share Pin It More Galleries Federal Solar Tax Credit What: A tax credit for 30 percent of the cost of building solar systems, from home rooftop to utility-scale projects History: The tax credit … Continue reading

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Reserving gas for domestic users would hurt the renewable energy industry

This week, in response to the opening of the eastern liquefied natural gas (LNG) market to exports, the Australian Workers Union (AWU) has launched a campaign for the government to reserve an amount of LNG for local producers and households. … Continue reading

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Spooky Quantum Physics Demonstration Tonight: How to Watch Live

Dive headlong into the weird world of quantum mechanics tonight (Oct. 1) with Harvard physics professor Subir Sachdev who will explain the link between the strange phenomena of spooky quantum entanglement and the wonder of weightless levitation made possible by … Continue reading

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Half of Earth’s Wildlife Lost Since 1970, Report Finds

Wildlife populations have been cut in half over the past four decades, a new report shows. The number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish on Earth dropped by 52 percent from 1970 to 2010, according to the World Wildlife … Continue reading

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Climate Controversy: Does the 2 Degree Goal Need to Go?

It’s time to ditch the goal of keeping Earth’s warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), researchers argue in a new opinion piece — a suggestion likely to receive pushback from many in the climate science and … Continue reading

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Gene plays key role in monarch butterfly’s miraculous migration

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The 3,000-mile (4,800-km) mass migration of monarch butterflies in North America is one of the insect world’s fantastic feats, with millions embarking on the arduous journey from as far north as Canada down into … Continue reading

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