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Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities 40 comments
NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX 122 comments
Astronomers Find Star-Within-a-Star, 40 Years After First Theorized 59 comments
WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS 183 comments
Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease 202 comments
Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future 174 comments
Artificial Spleen Removes Ebola, HIV Viruses and Toxins From Blood Using Magnets 104 comments
Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels 584 comments
European Space Agency Picks Site For First Comet Landing In November 35 comments
Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch 113 comments
If We Can't Kill Cancer, Can We Control It? 139 comments
Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk 871 comments
US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola 119 comments
DARPA Funds Harvard's Soft Exoskeletal Suit 28 comments
Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells 74 comments
Curiosity Rover Arrives At Long-Term Destination 33 comments
Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway) 211 comments
CERN Tests First Artificial Retina Capable of Looking For High Energy Particles 60 comments
Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water 113 comments
Scientists Capture the Sound Made By a Single Atom 100 comments
Ozone Layer Recovering But Remains Threatened 59 comments
Researchers Working On Crystallizing Light 129 comments
Journal Published Flawed Stem Cell Papers Despite Serious Misgivings About Work 35 comments
Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated' 291 comments
Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little 268 comments
China Targets 2022 For Space Station Completion 100 comments
Universal Big Bang Lithium Deficit Confirmed 170 comments
Who Is Buried In the Largest Tomb Ever Found In Northern Greece? 92 comments
X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday 145 comments
The Exoplanets That Never Were 31 comments
Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist 499 comments
Hidden Archeology of Stonehenge Revealed In New Geophysical Map 28 comments
Rosetta Hunts For Comet Touch Down Site For Philae Lander 17 comments
The Grassroots Future of Biohacking 63 comments
When Scientists Give Up 347 comments
SpaceX and Boeing Battle For US Manned Spaceflight Contracts 123 comments
Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life 211 comments
Reanalysis of Clinical Trials Finds Misleading Results 74 comments
UCLA Biologists Delay the Aging Process In Fruit Flies 82 comments
Northwest Passage Exploration Ship Found 80 comments
3 Short Walking Breaks Can Reverse Harm From 3 Hours of Sitting 155 comments
In France, a Second Patient Receives Permanent Artificial Heart 183 comments
UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013 427 comments
$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production 74 comments
Scientists Regenerate Rat Muscle Tissue 26 comments
How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation 768 comments
How Astrophysicists Hope To Turn the Entire Moon Into a Cosmic Ray Detector 74 comments
Denver Latest City Hit By Viral Respiratory Infection That Targets Kids 174 comments
Apparent Meteorite Hits Managua, Nicaragua, Leaving Crater But No Injuries 107 comments
NASA Panel Finds Fault WIth Curiosity Rover Project's Focus 51 comments
Surprise! More Than Twice As Much Mercury In Environment As Thought 173 comments
New DNA Analysis On Old Blood Pegs Aaron Kosminski As Jack the Ripper 135 comments
Newly Discovered 60-foot Asteroid About To Buzz By Earth 68 comments
Survivors' Blood Holds Promise, But Draws Critics, As Ebola Treatment 55 comments
Two Explorers Descend Into An Active Volcano, and Live to Tell About It 66 comments
Obama Administration Seeks $58M To Put (Partly) Toward Fighting Ebola 105 comments
Space Station's 'Cubesat Cannon' Has Gone Rogue 143 comments
Mushroom-Like Deep Sea Organism May Be New Branch of Life 64 comments
Newly Discovered Asteroid To Pass Within Geostationary Orbit Sunday 101 comments
Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification 166 comments
Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms 97 comments
Music Training's Cognitive Benefits Could Help "At-Risk" Students 58 comments
Is There a Creativity Deficit In Science? 203 comments
Giant Dinosaur Unearthed In Argentina 85 comments
Hackers Break Into 150 comments
Ask David Saltzberg About Being The Big Bang Theory's Science Advisor 226 comments
Researchers Harness E. Coli To Produce Propane 82 comments
DARPA Bolsters Blueprint To Build Robotic Services For Satellites 10 comments
Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen 182 comments
Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help 116 comments
Hitachi Developing Reactor That Burns Nuclear Waste 199 comments
Welcome To Laniakea, Our New Cosmic Home 67 comments
Out of the Warehouse: Climate Researchers Rescue Long-Lost Satellite Images 136 comments
CPU's Heat Output to Amplify DNA Could Make Drastically Cheaper Tests 27 comments
Google To Build Quantum Information Processors 72 comments
SpaceX Challenges Blue Origin Patents Over Sea-Landing Rocket Tech 75 comments
Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study 588 comments
Researchers Say Neanderthals Created Cave Art 91 comments
New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption 121 comments
Radioactive Wild Boars Still Roaming the Forests of Germany 212 comments
Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate 302 comments
Saturn's F Ring Is Now Three Times As Wide As During the Voyager Flybys 41 comments
The Passenger Pigeon: A Century of Extinction 108 comments
DNA Reveals History of Vanished "Paleo-Eskimos" 57 comments
Feynman Lectures Released Free Online 70 comments
Iceland Raises Volcano Aviation Alert Again 38 comments
Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets 211 comments
States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths 217 comments
NASA's Competition For Dollars 78 comments
Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away 155 comments
Scientists Found the Origin of the Ebola Outbreak 86 comments
Anti-Ebola Drug ZMapp Makes Clean Sweep: 18 of 18 Monkeys Survive Infection 91 comments
Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague 369 comments
Study: Social Networks Have Negative Effect On Individual Welfare 76 comments
Particle Physics To Aid Nuclear Cleanup 35 comments
Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far 89 comments
Magnetic Stimulation Boosts Memory In Humans 74 comments
Coffee Naps Better For Alertness Than Coffee Or Naps Alone 133 comments
Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure 157 comments
Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries 221 comments
Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches' 266 comments
No, a Stolen iPod Didn't Brick Ben Eberle's Prosthetic Hand 122 comments
Death Valley's Sailing Stones Caught In the Act 48 comments
NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy 25 comments
Fish Raised On Land Give Clues To How Early Animals Left the Seas 62 comments
New NRC Rule Supports Indefinite Storage of Nuclear Waste 191 comments
Underground Experiment Confirms Fusion Powers the Sun 141 comments
Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts 109 comments
Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio 528 comments
Statistics Losing Ground To CS, Losing Image Among Students 115 comments
Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory 247 comments
Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth 85 comments
Exomoon Detection Technique Could Greatly Expand Potential Habitable Systems 66 comments
How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids 202 comments
Climate Scientist Pioneer Talks About the Furture of Geoengineering 140 comments
$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen 194 comments
Why Do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain 128 comments
The Evolution of Diet 281 comments
Whole Organ Grown In Animal For First Time 77 comments
Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor 273 comments
New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs 595 comments
13-Year-Old Finds Fungus Deadly To AIDS Patients Growing On Trees 134 comments
Princeton Nuclear Fusion Reactor Will Run Again 147 comments
Mangalyaan Gets Ready To Enter Mars Orbit 67 comments
Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise 90 comments
Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids? 187 comments
Spot ET's Waste Heat For Chance To Find Alien Life 80 comments
Eruption Of Iceland's Bardarbunga Raises Travel Alert to Red 38 comments
Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website 212 comments
It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart 243 comments
2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit 140 comments
"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci 364 comments
A Better Way To Make Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs 28 comments
A Movie of Triton Made From Voyager 2's Fly-by 25 Years Ago 34 comments
Researchers Made a Fake Social Network To Infiltrate China's Internet Censors 49 comments
Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice 46 comments
The Star That Exploded At the Dawn of Time 55 comments
Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic 465 comments
Scientists Developing Remote-Control Cyborg Moths 27 comments
NASA's Space Launch System Searches For a Mission 53 comments
New Research Suggests Cancer May Be an Intrinsic Property of Cells 185 comments
Metamaterial Superconductor Hints At New Era of High Temperature Superconductors 39 comments
Experimental Drug Stops Ebola-like Infection 53 comments
The First Particle Physics Evidence of Physics Beyond the Standard Model? 97 comments
National Science Foundation Awards $20 Million For Cloud Computing Experiments 25 comments
China Pulls Plug On Genetically Modified Rice and Corn 152 comments
Study: Seals Infected Early Americans With Tuberculosis 74 comments
Do Readers Absorb Less On Kindles Than On Paper? Not Necessarily 105 comments
How To Read a Microbiome Study Like a Scientist 53 comments
Wheel Damage Adding Up Quickly For Mars Rover Curiosity 162 comments
If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly 305 comments
Scientists Find Traces of Sea Plankton On ISS Surface 117 comments
Modular Hive Homes Win Mars Base Design Competition 61 comments
Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data 171 comments
The Royal Society Proposes First Framework For Climate Engineering Experiments 174 comments
Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted 359 comments
Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives 180 comments
No, a Huge Asteroid Is Not "Set To Wipe Out Life On Earth In 2880" 123 comments
ISS Earth at Night Photos Crowdsourced For Science 13 comments
Scientists Record Quantum Behavior of Electrons Via Laser Lights 33 comments
Researchers Discover New Plant "Language" 70 comments
Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math 214 comments
Fukushima's Biological Legacy 116 comments
Why the Universe Didn't Become a Black Hole 109 comments
Groundwork Laid For Superfast Broadband Over Copper 93 comments
Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD 200 comments
The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA 160 comments
The Billion-Dollar Website 194 comments
Correcting Killer Architecture 98 comments
Kevlar Protects Cables From Sharks, Experts Look For Protection From Shark Week 103 comments
Hemp Fibers Make Better Supercapacitors Than Graphene 178 comments
How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier 218 comments
Transparent Fish Lead to Stem Cell Research Breakthrough 33 comments
Giant Greek Tomb Discovered 164 comments
Historians Rediscover Einstein's Forgotten Model of the Universe 35 comments
UCSD To Test Safety of Spinal Stem Cell Injection 43 comments
Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits 186 comments
The Benefits of Inequality 254 comments
Why Hasn't This Asteroid Disintegrated? 74 comments
NASA's Greenhouse Gas Observatory Captures 'First Light' 143 comments
Scientists Who Smuggle Radioactive Materials 66 comments
Maryam Mirzakhani Is the First Woman Fields Medalist 75 comments
3 Congressmen Trying To Tie Up SpaceX 393 comments
Injecting Liquid Metal Into Blood Vessels Could Help Kill Tumors 111 comments
Chile Earthquake Triggered Icequakes In Antarctica 21 comments
Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space 140 comments
Interviews: James Cameron and John Bruno Answer Your Questions 24 comments
Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution 541 comments
About Half of Kids' Learning Ability Is In Their DNA 227 comments
Toxic Algae Threatens Florida's Gulf Coast 99 comments
Online Tool Flagged Ebola Outbreak Before Formal WHO Announcement 35 comments
Do Dark Matter and Dark Energy Cast Doubt On the Big Bang? 225 comments
NASA Releases Footage of "Flying Saucer" Braking Test, Declares Success 55 comments
Enthusiast Opts For $2200 Laser Eye Surgery To Enhance Oculus Rift Experience 109 comments
Experimental Drug Compound Found To Reverse Effects of Alzheimer's In Mice 105 comments
E-Visits To the Doctor To Top 75 Million In the US, Canada This Year 35 comments
Wyoming's Natural Trap Cave Yields Huge Trove of Animal Remains 31 comments
New Process Promises Ammonia From Air, Water, and Sunlight 117 comments
The Meteors You've Waited All Year For 31 comments
Can We Call Pluto and Charon a 'Binary Planet' Yet? 115 comments
Study Finds That Astronauts Are Severely Sleep Deprived 106 comments
Paint Dust Covers the Upper Layer of the World's Oceans 141 comments
WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak An International Emergency 183 comments
'Unparticles' May Hold the Key To Superconductivity 48 comments
The Doctor Will Skype You Now 97 comments
Why the "NASA Tested Space Drive" Is Bad Science 315 comments
Why Bhutan Might Get Drone Delivery Copters Before Seattle Does 102 comments
Algorithm Predicts US Supreme Court Decisions 70% of Time 177 comments
Ancient Worms May Have Saved Life On Earth 54 comments
US Intelligence Wants Tools To Tell: Who's the Smartest of Them All? 162 comments
Man-Made "Dead Zone" In Gulf of Mexico the Size of Connecticut 184 comments
Rosetta Achieves Orbit Around Comet 54 comments
Researchers Make Fruit Flies Perform Aerobatics Like Spitfire Pilots 51 comments
European Rosetta Space Craft About To Rendezvous With Comet 62 comments
Senior RIKEN Scientist Involved In Stem Cell Scandal Commits Suicide 127 comments
The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension 259 comments
SpaceX Chooses Texas Site For Private Spaceport 113 comments
"Secret Serum" Used To Treat Americans With Ebola 390 comments
Interviews: Ask James Cameron About The Deepsea Challenge 3D Movie 45 comments
Japan To Launch a Military Space Force In 2019 150 comments
Extracting Audio From Visual Information 142 comments
Animal Behaviour Specialists Map Out the Social Networks of Cows 66 comments
Putin Government Moves To Take Control of Russia's largest space company Energia 252 comments
Study: Dinosaurs "Shrank" Regularly To Become Birds 138 comments
Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell 387 comments
Ask Slashdot: Bulletproof Video Conferencing For Alzheimers Home? 194 comments
Psychology's Replication Battle 172 comments
Perlan II Project Aims To Fly a Glider To the Edge of Space 44 comments
DNA Project 'to Make UK World Genetic Research Leader' 65 comments
US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia 409 comments
NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload 109 comments
NASA Tests Microwave Space Drive 201 comments
Researchers Create Virtual Reality 'Parties' To Treat Drug Addiction 47 comments
NASA's JPL Develops Multi-Metal 3D Printing Process 32 comments
Amazon's eBook Math 306 comments
The Problems With Drug Testing 166 comments
More Quantum Strangeness: Particles Separated From Their Properties 144 comments
The Milky Way Is Much Less Massive Than Previous Thought 119 comments
Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record 46 comments
Enceladus's 101 Geysers Blast From Hidden Ocean 39 comments
UK Team Claims Breakthrough In Universal Cancer Test 63 comments
Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children 155 comments
How Bird Flocks Resemble Liquid Helium 40 comments
Newly Discovered Virus Widespread in Human Gut 100 comments
Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission 84 comments
SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget 114 comments
Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion 175 comments
Two South African Cancer Patients Receive 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implants 71 comments
Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist? 86 comments
Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity 160 comments
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