Life Science

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    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has called off its La Nina watch, which means more uncertainty in forecasts.

  • Pornhub offering $25K STEM scholarship

    The adult entertainment company aims to support women pursuing an education in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

  • Growing new bones by design: CEO

    Nina Tandon, EpiBone co-founder and CEO, discusses a new technique where patients are able to grow new bones in a lab to help heal from injury, illness or surgery.

  • Research published this year found that Dungeness crab eggs and larvae collected from Puget Sound and exposed to higher levels of carbon dioxide— which increases ocean acidity— grew more slowly and larvae were more likely to die than those in less corrosive seawater. "They're so economically and ecologically important here on the West Coast," said Paul...

  • A foam filter made with used coffee grounds removes lead and mercury from contaminated water.

    A foam made from coffee grounds, silicone and sugar can remove lead and mercury from water.

  • NAMIE, Japan— In an abandoned Japanese village, cows grazing in lush green plains begin to gather when they hear the familiar rumble of the ranch owner's mini-pickup. This isn't feeding time, though. Instead, the animals are about to be measured for how they're affected by living in radiation— radioactivity that is 15 times the safe benchmark.

  • A B-2 Stealth Bomber pulls up on the runway after landing at the Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in Palmdale, California.

    The breakthrough relies on a ghostly phenomenon that Albert Einstein dubbed "spooky action at a distance", the SCMP reports.

  • SANTIAGO, Sept 21- Chilean fertilizer and chemical producer SQM will invest around $30 million by the end of 2017 to increase its annual lithium hydroxide production capacity by 7,500 tonnes, the company said in a press release on Wednesday. Lithium hydroxide is used mainly in the production of heavy-duty lubricants, though SQM CEO Patricio de Solminihac said...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a goal that's even more ambitious than connecting the entire world to the internet: He and his wife want to help eradicate all disease by the end of this century. Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are committing $3 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate basic scientific research, including the creation of...

  • A man keeps cool as he sits in the fountain at Washington Square Park, August 15, 2016 in New York City. The New York City area is once again under a heat advisory on Monday, with heat index temperatures reaching 100 degrees.

    A hot August set more temperature records, according to data released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  • Traders signal offers in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

    "Gut instinct" could be backed up by science after all, according to research conducted on the trading floor of a hedge fund.

  • In a separate quantum communications experiment, technical staff dock an experimental quantum communication satellite on a rocket adaptor in Jiuquan, Gansu province, China.

    Other scientists say the research is still a very long way from teleporting people, long the realm of science fiction, the SCMP reports.

  • Sept 19- California on Monday moved to restrict air pollutants from sources as diverse as diesel trucks and cow flatulence, the latest of several efforts in the most populous U.S. state to reduce emissions leading to climate change. Under a bill signed Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, the state will cut emissions of methane from dairy cows and other...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California will begin regulating greenhouse-gas emissions tied to dairy cows and landfills under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, escalating state efforts to fight climate change beyond carbon-based gases to include methane and other pollutants. California has stoked a global reputation for its attempts to slow climate...

  • A Dutch police agency are training bald eagles to capture drones.

    Dutch police have been working with a company called Guard From Above, which trains bald eagles to attack hostile drones.

  • Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla.

    Four lawsuits allege, among other things, that both Tesla and SolarCity board members breached their fiduciary duties.

  • Bayer Monsanto GMO

    Alliance for Bio-Integrity's Steven Druker says the big concern from the merger is the lack of rigorous testing needed for genetically-modified foods.

  • Elon Musk, CEO of US automotive and energy storage company Tesla

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to tease the Autopilot 8.0 release.

  • SEATTLE— Washington state adopted a new rule Thursday to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large carbon polluters, joining a handful of other states in capping emissions to address climate change. "When we consider the challenges our communities face from climate change, we are compelled to act," state Ecology Director Maia Bellon said at a news conference on...

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    Researchers in the U.S. and Europe dip sensors into wastewater looking for evidence of drug use, according to Nature News.