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Korean Stem Cell Film Tops Box Office
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, science, research, medicine, interesting, humans, environment, culture, korean, stem cell, Woo Suk Hwang, scandal, South Korea )

Darren
- 9 days ago - the-scientist.com
A movie based on the Woo Suk Hwang cloning scandal is popular in South Korea, but the plot line strays from reality.
Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin
Health & Wellness  (tags: Diabetes, Insulin, Stem Cells, Research, Harvard )

Brian
- 9 days ago - npr.org
"A team of Harvard scientists said Thursday that they had finally found a way to turn human embryonic stem cells into cells that produce insulin. The long-sought advance could eventually lead to new ways to help millions of people with diabetes."
How Cities Are Making Our Rats Smarter and Spiders Bigger
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, humans, evolution, rats, spiders, urban living, research, scientists, study, society, world )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - macleans.ca
Aesop, it seems, was literally right in his 2,500-year-old fable of the country mouse and the city mouse. Humans are not the only creatures to have been altered in behaviour, and even in form, by urban experience.
I Add My Voice and Urge Our Global Leaders to Prevent Devastating Climate Change
Environment  (tags: climate-change, conservation, destruction, animals, endangered, environment, globalwarming, government, green, habitat, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, nature, pollution, protection, research, stae-owned, Sustainabililty, wildlife, world )

Sara
- 10 days ago - ourvoices.net
Our goal is for millions of people of faith and moral belief to SIGN and PRAY in their own tradition for the Paris 2015 UN Climate Summit to succeed where all past talks have failed.
The Birds and the Bees - and the Pesticides
Science & Tech  (tags: Bees, birds, environment, insects, neonicotinoids, pesticides, pollinators, research )

Julie
- 11 days ago - cbc.ca
Excellent radio broadcast which discusses the impact of neonicotinoids on bees, other insects, insects eating birds and its persistance in the environment. Both scientists and pesticide industry representatives are interviewed.
MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH : Desalination Powered By Graphite and Solar Energy
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, discovery, environment, humans, interesting, investigation, NewTechnology, research, science, study, technology, world )

Frans
- 12 days ago - industrytap.com
With worldwide spending on desalination technology expected to hit $16.6 billion by 2016, there is plenty of research and development underway driven by the world's growing need for fresh water and a plentiful supply of saltwater. The fate of humanity...
2 Japanese, 1 American Share Nobel Prize in Physics
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, performance, news, humans, environment, discovery, Nobel Prize, Physics, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura, invention )

Darren
- 13 days ago - nytimes.com
The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 was awarded to Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and Shuji Nakamura of the University of California, Santa Barbara, for "the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled. . .
New Study Confirms That Dogs Really Are Like Your Children
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, animals, dogs, children, science, research, study, interesting, news, scientists )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - phenomena.nationalgeographic.com
On an intellectual level I understand that having a dog is not the same as having a human child. Still, what I feel for him has got to be something like maternal attachment. And a new brain-imaging study backs me up on this.
Consciousness May Continue Even After Death, Scientists Believe
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, Body-Mind-Spirit, study, research, humans, humans, discovery, consciousness, death, near-death experiences, awareness, brain )

Darren
- 13 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Have scientists proved there is life after death? Research into 'near-death' experiences reveals awareness may continue even after the brain has shut down.
Technology Takes the Wheel
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, tech, society, science, safety, research, performance, news, humans, environment, computer, computers, NewTechnology, automakers, vehicles, control, highways )

Darren
- 13 days ago - nytimes.com
By the end of the decade, many automakers will offer vehicles that can take control on the highway, even passing and exiting on their own.
Three Who Discovered 'Inner GPS' Win Nobel Prize in Medicine
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, news, investigation, interesting, humans, health, environment, computer, discovery, design, inner GPS, Nobel Prize, medicine, , Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser, cells )

Darren
- 14 days ago - washingtonpost.com
U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian husband and wife Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser have won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.
Paisley Caves Added to U.S. List of Most Important Archaeological Sites
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery, history, humans, interesting, investigation, research, science )

Kathy
- 14 days ago - oregonlive.com
Paisley Caves, the location of human occupation beginning 14,300 years ago, has been added to the list of the nation's most important archaeological and historic sites. Situated near the town of Paisley in south-central Oregon, the caves have been the...
PBS Science Reporter: Fox's Ebola Coverage Is 'a Level of Ignorance We Should Not Allow' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Health & Wellness  (tags: ebola, scientists, media, Fox News, ethics, research, society, safety, risks, humans, medicine, health, news, protection )

Carrie
- 15 days ago - rawstory.com
Miles O'Brien, the science correspondent for PBS Newshour, lamented on Sunday that he was embarrassed at some of the coverage of Ebola on Fox News that had a "racial component," and seemed intended to scare viewers.
GMOs Are Old Hat. Synthetically Modified Food Is The New Frontier
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, NewTechnology, research, science, synthetic biology, technology, world )

Kathy
- 15 days ago - kplu.org
Genetically modified organisms are ancient, technologically speaking. Though some consumers may just be discovering that they're in the food system... But there's a new technology on the scene, adding a twist to the already complicated conversation about
4 New Substances Identified as Carcinogens
Health & Wellness  (tags: world, technology, study, research, news, humans, environment, discovery, health, treatment, protection, health, illness, disease, cancer, substances, carcinogens, cleaning, solvent, wood, preservation, mixture, cancer-causing, substances )

Darren
- 15 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Heath and Human Services has added four new substances, including a cleaning solvent and a wood preservative mixture, to its list of cancer-causing substances

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