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Silicon Valley Is Winning the Race to Build the First Driverless Cars
Henry Ford didn't invent the motor car. The late 1800s saw a flurry of innovation by hundreds of companies battling to deliver on the promise of fast, efficient and reasonably-priced mechanical transportation. Ford later came to dominate the industry thanks to the development of the moving assembly line. ...
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SingularityHUB
Silicon Valley Is Winning the Race to Build the First Driverless Cars
How "Cultural Evolution" Can Give Us the Tools to Build Global-Scale Resilience
There's an unsettling premise at the heart of Joe Brewer's life's work. Brewer is a change strategist dedicated to ensuring a thriving global civilization exists 100 years from now?and he believes this is becoming less likely every year. There's rising instability in our fragile and rapidly changing ...
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
How "Cultural Evolution" Can Give Us the Tools to Build Global-Scale Resilience
The Quest to Transform End-of-Life Medical Care Into a More Human Experience
In an interview at Singularity University's Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Shoshana Ungerleider spoke about the taboo topic we all eventually confront?death. Ungerleider is an expert in the field of end-of-life care and is working to overhaul patient treatment at this life stage. She practices internal ...
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
The Quest to Transform End-of-Life Medical Care Into a More Human Experience
Cancer Vaccines May Overhaul Cancer Therapy in the Next Decade
The term 'silver bullet? gets tossed around a lot, but cancer vaccines are just that. Unlike the flu vaccines that we're familiar with, cancer vaccines are slightly different in that they don't just seek to prevent cancers from forming. In many cases, these vaccines also treat tumors already within the ...
3 days ago
SingularityHUB
Cancer Vaccines May Overhaul Cancer Therapy in the Next Decade
SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California
SpaceX has successfully launched a satellite built for Spain and two test satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California
Russia Blocks U.N. Ceasefire in Syria as Hundreds Die in Ongoing Bombardment
Russia's U.N. ambassador called the proposed resolution "simply unrealistic"
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Yahoo Science
Russia Blocks U.N. Ceasefire in Syria as Hundreds Die in Ongoing Bombardment
Ancient Biblical Seal of the Prophet Isaiah Reveals 2,700-Year-Old Tablet May Have Belonged to Holy Man
An ancient seal bearing a Hebrew script and recovered in Jerusalem may have belonged to the biblical prophet Isaiah. The clay seal dates back to the eighth century B.C. and was discovered in a Jerusalem excavation site, National Geographic reported. Trending: What Does the Future Hold for Skier Lindsey ...
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Yahoo Science
Ancient Biblical Seal of the Prophet Isaiah Reveals 2,700-Year-Old Tablet May Have Belonged to Holy Man
Florida High School Reopens After Deadly Shooting
The school is reopening for teachers Friday
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Yahoo Science
Florida High School Reopens After Deadly Shooting
This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before Flying
Cannabis is legal in Nevada but still banned by the U.S. government
15 hours ago
Yahoo Science
This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before Flying
Judges delay ruling on diesel bans for German cities
German judges Thursday pushed back a decision on whether German cities can ban old diesel cars to reduce air pollution, with potentially dramatic consequences for a key industry and transport policy in Europe's largest economy. The court "wants to deliberate very thoroughly" on the question, presiding ...
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Judges delay ruling on diesel bans for German cities
China's two-child policy may exacerbate gender inequality
Since China ended its one-child policy allowing all families to have up to two children, an additional 90 million women have become eligible to have a second child. But new sociology research suggests the new universal two-child policy could be negatively affecting women's status and gender equality. ...
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Science Daily
China's two-child policy may exacerbate gender inequality
Children's learning is not affected by repeated sick days with fever and infections
Whereas severe infections with long-term hospitalizations can make it more difficult for a child to pass the 9th grade exam, recurring less serious severe infections do not affect children's learning.
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Science Daily
Children's learning is not affected by repeated sick days with fever and infections
Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter's icy moon
Scientists compare primitive Earth scenario with satellite Europa's conditions; the Jupiterian moon could host microorganisms at the bottom of a huge warm ocean located underneath its frozen crust.
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Science Daily
Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter's icy moon
Private browsing gets more private
A new system uses JavaScript decryption algorithms embedded in web pages and code obfuscation to patch security holes left open by web browsers' private-browsing functions.
4 hours ago
Science Daily
Private browsing gets more private
New device for low-cost single-cell analysis identifies fibroblast subtypes in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Researchers have taken steps to facilitate broad access to single-cell sequencing by developing a 3-D-printed, portable and low-cost microfluidic controller. To demonstrate the utility of the instrument in clinical environments, the researchers deployed the device to study synovial tissue from patients ...
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Science Daily
New device for low-cost single-cell analysis identifies fibroblast subtypes in rheumatoid arthritis patients
On second thought, the Moon's water may be widespread and immobile
A new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon's water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.
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Science Daily
On second thought, the Moon's water may be widespread and immobile
Trilobites: A 3-D Look Inside the Tasmanian Tiger’s Pouch, Long After Extinction
Researchers scanned young thylacines preserved in jars in museums, gaining an understanding of when in their development the marsupials turned canine-like.
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New York Times Science
Trilobites: A 3-D Look Inside the Tasmanian Tiger’s Pouch, Long After Extinction
Trilobites: The Chambered Nautilus Is the Ocean’s Most Efficient Jet Engine
Moving through the deep seas with jets of water uses much more energy than swimming with fins, but this shellfish has found a way to make it work very well.
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New York Times Science
Trilobites: The Chambered Nautilus Is the Ocean’s Most Efficient Jet Engine
Matter: Neanderthals, the World’s First Misunderstood Artists
Cave paintings in Spain were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, archaeologists reported. The finding adds to evidence that Neanderthals were capable of symbolic thought and perhaps language.
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New York Times Science
Matter: Neanderthals, the World’s First Misunderstood Artists
Trilobites: For Vampire Bats to Live on Blood, It Takes Guts
Blood is a very difficult thing to live well on, but a new study of the gut microbes and genomes of vampire bats offer insights into how they do it.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Trilobites: For Vampire Bats to Live on Blood, It Takes Guts
Trilobites: He Took a Picture of a Supernova While Setting Up His New Camera
Astronomers rarely see the beginnings of these explosions, but an Argentine amateur’s lucky picture helped them study the start of a massive star’s violent death.
3 days ago
New York Times Science
Trilobites: He Took a Picture of a Supernova While Setting Up His New Camera
Trilobites: A Case for Wild Flamingos Calling Florida Their Home
A new study could help make the case for treating flamingos as Florida natives, which could entitle them to certain protections in the state.
3 days ago
New York Times Science
Trilobites: A Case for Wild Flamingos Calling Florida Their Home
Statement on Award of Cooperative Agreement for Management and Operations of Arecibo Observatory
Richard Green, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Astronomical Sciences, and Paul Shepson, director of the NSF Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, issued the following statement. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that beginning Feb. 22, ...
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National Science Foundation
Statement on Award of Cooperative Agreement for Management and Operations of Arecibo Observatory
NSF announces changes to overseas offices
Rebecca Keiser, head of the Office of International Science & Engineering (OISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued the following statement. The National Science Foundation is committed to international cooperation in science, engineering and education research. We value our international ...
2 days ago
National Science Foundation
NSF announces changes to overseas offices
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