SCIENCE & TECH NEWS

3 Makers of World’s Smallest Machines Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Three pioneers in the development of nanomachines, made of moving molecules, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday.

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Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese cell biologist, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for his discoveries on how cells recycle their content, a process known as autophagy.

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Japanese, Canadian win Nobel for neutrino work

Two physicists in Japan and Canada shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics Tuesday for discoveries that subatomic particles known as neutrinos can change identities and have mass, offering new insights into the origin of the universe.

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Scientists Find a Black Hole 12 Billion Times More Massive Than the Sun

A team of international astronomers has discovered a black hole of almost unimaginable proportions.

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NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may help residents in low-lying regions brace for floods or farmers prepare for drought conditions.

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NASA finds more Earth-like planets outside solar system

WASHINGTON – More planets that are near twins to Earth have been found outside our solar system — tantalizing worlds that could host extraterrestrial life.

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Experimental Ebola vaccines safe, immunogenic: report

LONDON -- Two experimental DNA vaccines to prevent Ebola virus are safe, and they have generated a similar immune response in healthy Ugandan adults, according to the latest findings.

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Genome study of world's oldest people finds no recipe for long life

WASHINGTON -- U.S. researchers who sequenced the genomes of the world's oldest living people said Wednesday they were unable to find a genetic recipe significantly associated with extreme longevity.

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Three scientists share 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

A British-American and two Norwegian scientists were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering brain circuits that form an “inner GPS” system that allows us to navigate our environment.

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Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine begins this week

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin this week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa.

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Scientists hail creation of working organ made from laboratory cells

Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.

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Humans can detect one trillion smells: study

The human nose can distinguish at least one trillion different odors, millions more than previously estimated, US researchers said Thursday.

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Can reading make you smarter?

There is evidence that reading can increase levels of all three major categories of intelligence. I believe my discovery of Spider-Man and other comic books turned me into a straight-A student

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Chinese space probe makes soft moon landing, 1st since 1976

China succeeded on Saturday in the first soft landing in the world of a lunar probe on the moon in nearly 40 years, official media said.

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NASA: Ancient Mars lake may have supported life

LOS ANGELES -- NASA Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect spot for tiny primitive organisms to flourish if they ever existed on the red planet.

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Gabon town gets rare glimpse of solar eclipse

PORT-GENTIL — Despite rain and overcast skies residents of southern Gabon got a glimpse Sunday of a total eclipse of the sun, a rare phenomenon also visible in eastern Africa.

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View of rare solar eclipse in Africa, Europe and America

A rare solar eclipse will sweep Africa, Europe and the United States, allowing a view of the Sun which is totally or partially blocked out by the Moon.

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Earth-size planet found with rocky core like ours

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Scientists have found a planet way out in the cosmos that is close in size and content to Earth - an astronomical first.

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NASA reverses ban on Chinese scientists

Beijing — NASA has reversed a decision to ban six Chinese scientists from a space conference, Chinese state media said, after prominent US astronomers vowed to boycott the meeting in a row over academic freedom.

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Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.

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