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Google 'street view' maps coral reefs off Florida
US government researchers will apply “street view” mapping tools to underwater ecosystems in the Florida Keys this week in an effort to document coral reef health. The project is sponsored by the likes of insurance company Catlin and Google.

14.08.2014 14:44

​Why philosophers must take a stand on Gaza
What are Western philosophers thinking about this summer? Are they simply writing new books about Aristotle, German idealism, or Jacques Derrida’s deconstructionism?

14.08.2014 10:01

Satellites may soon be able to snap photographs of your face
Satellites run by Google and other private companies may soon have the ability to capture images of a person’s face and other sensitive information if federal restrictions continue to loosen from lobbying.

14.08.2014 03:52

Surviving Ebola: Life after illness and the ethics of testing drugs on humans
As countries and pharmaceutical countries rush experimental Ebola treatments to West Africa with the World Health Organization’s blessing, the world must figure out who gets the precious doses and what survival of the deadly disease means.

14.08.2014 00:33

No longer a man's world: Iranian woman becomes 1st female winner of ‘math Nobel’
Iranian scientist Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first-ever woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal, often described as the "Nobel Prize in Mathematics."

13.08.2014 04:49

Bioengineers build 3D tissue mimicking brain structure
A group of US scientists have managed to create a three-dimensional brain-like tissue featuring structural similarities to rat brain. Researchers hope that the new tissue could be used in the development of new treatments for brain dysfunctions.

13.08.2014 02:23

Bioengineers develop dissolvable anti-HIV ‘tampon’
Women may have a new ‘knight in shining armor’ in the search for protection against HIV: A team of bioengineers are developing a dissolvable ‘tampon’ that delivers HIV-preventing medication minutes before having sex.

12.08.2014 21:43

Liberia to get experimental Ebola drug as death toll tops 1,000
Liberia sent the US a plea for help amid its ongoing battle against Ebola, asking for sample doses of an experimental drug for infected Liberian doctors. Washington approved the request just as the region's death toll topped 1,000.

12.08.2014 02:25

Scientists create water ‘tractor beam’ to manipulate floating objects (VIDEO)
Australian scientists have created a water-based “tractor beam” – a wave generator that is able to manipulate floating objects. However, researchers say no mathematical model exists so far to explain this complex phenomenon.

11.08.2014 16:18

Patient with Ebola-like symptoms alarms Canada as UK develops new vaccine
A vaccine against the Ebola virus has been developed by a British pharmaceutical company and is planned to be available by 2015, the WHO said. A patient with Ebola-like symptoms, who earlier sparked concern in Canada, has tested negative for the virus.

10.08.2014 02:00

FDA eases restrictions on experimental Ebola drug as CDC warns of 'inevitable' spread to US
While Ebola, the deadly disease spreading through parts of West Africa, has no cure, specific treatment or vaccine, there are several experimental drugs being tested in US labs. Now the FDA has lifted its hold on one of those drugs.

08.08.2014 18:32

Giant venomous jellyfish found off Australia coast
Two new species of extremely poisonous jellyfish have been found off the coast of northwest Australia. Irukandji jellyfish are normally the size of a fingernail, but one of the specimens is the length of an arm.

08.08.2014 18:25

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