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Using Loopholes, Nature May Save Galápagos Penguins (Op-Ed)

Raghu Murtugudde is a professor at the University of Maryland’s Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. He is currently a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Pune, India. Murtugudde contributed … Continue reading

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Lab-Grown Bones? They Could Make Painful Grafts History (Op-Ed)

Nina Tandon is CEO and co-founder of EpiBone.com, a New York City based startup focus on engineering living bones made from patients’ own cells. Tandon is a scientist, biomedical engineer, TED Senior Fellow and co-author of Super Cells: Building with Biology (TED … Continue reading

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Toyota partners with Stanford, MIT on self-driving car research

By Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp is collaborating with two top U.S. universities on artificial intelligence and robotics research aimed at ramping up the Japanese automaker’s efforts to develop self-driving cars. Toyota said on Friday that it … Continue reading

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Boeing opens commercial spaceship plant in Florida

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Boeing Co took the wraps off an assembly plant on Friday for its first line of commercial spaceships, which NASA plans to use to fly crews to the International Space Station, officials … Continue reading

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The Science of Adorable: What It Takes to Win #CuteOff

Science Twitter has gone full squee. Biologists are tweeting pictures of their adorable research subjects in a #CuteOff, and the results are downright nom-able. Baby elephants? Adorbs. Pert-nosed pikas? Too cute. Hummingbird nestlings? Heart-stopping. Meanwhile, #TeamHerpetology is making a strong … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Wing Part Is From Missing Malaysian Flight

French authorities confirmed today (Sept. 3) that a piece of debris that washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean in July came from the Malaysia Airlines plane that mysteriously disappeared last year. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 seemingly vanished … Continue reading

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Snot-filled whale research takes flight

By Ben Gruber Gloucester, Mass. (Reuters) – Snotbot is a drone whose name describes it perfectly, it’s a robot that collects snot, specifically whale snot. Up until now, gathering samples for whale research involved shooting darts that penetrated the body. … Continue reading

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Three-man international crew safely reaches space station

ALMATY (Reuters) – A Russian Soyuz spaceship safely delivered a three-man international crew, including Denmark’s first astronaut, to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, a day after having had to maneuver to avoid colliding with space debris. The Soyuz … Continue reading

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Robot mother builds and improves its own children

By Matthew and Stock Scientists from the University of Cambridge have built a mother robot that independently builds its own children and then tests their performance to inform the design of the next generation. By analyzing the data it collects … Continue reading

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Scientists turn to aspirin to turbo-charge cancer immunotherapy

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – Giving cheap aspirin to cancer patients may turbo-charge the effectiveness of expensive new medicines that help their immune systems fight tumors, experiments on mice suggest. Immunotherapy promises to revolutionize cancer care by offering a … Continue reading

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