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What Is Legionnaires’ Disease?
This form of bacterial pneumonia could take your breath away.
Hours After Netflix's Parental Leave Announcement, Microsoft Makes Its Own
Less than 24 hours after Netflix announced its enhanced paid leave policy for new mothers and fathers, Microsoft follows suit.
You've Never Seen the Dark Side of the Moon Like This
NASA just released new images of the moon passing in front of the Earth from a million miles away.
Proliferation of Space Junk Concerns Researchers
There are now 500,000 pieces of debris in space the size of a marble or larger.
Lexus Unveils Rideable Magnetic Hoverboard
The hoverboard allows the rider to float across water, but it's only a prototype.
Netflix Offers Employees ‘Unlimited’ Leave to New Mothers and Fathers
The company’s new policy exceeds the paid leave packages that most corporations offer.
Chronic Marijuana Use in Male Teens Not Linked to Later Issues
New research failed to link teenage marijuana use to depression, cancer, and other ailments
Birth Control Pills May Reduce Endometrial Cancer Risk
Over the past 50 years, oral contraceptives have prevented about 400,000 deaths related to this form of cancer.
Two Numbers: Humans Have Burned Up Half the World’s Biomass
In just 2,000 years, we’ve burned up 400 million years-worth of fossil fuels.
Supercomputer Race Heats Up as China Bans Exports of High-Performance Machines
Beijing and Washington are locked in race to take computing to infinity and beyond.
Never Meditated? Try This
Here are a few techniques to introduce yourself to mindfulness.
The Neuroscience of Meditation, and the Virtues of Shutting Up
What 10 days of silence can do for your brain.
Don’t Screen All Kids for Autism, Says Health Panel
A panel of physicians of preventive medicine say there is not enough evidence to support universal testing.
FDA Approves First 3-D-Printed Pill
The new formulation should help those who have trouble swallowing large pills.
Senate Blocks Republican Legislation Defunding Planned Parenthood
The legislation received 53 out of 60 needed votes, with 46 voting against.
Blame the FDA for Your Sunburn
Jessica Alba isn’t the problem; it’s poor regulation of sunscreen products.
Cleaner Cow Burps to Tackle Climate Change
A new drug could reduce methane in cow's emissions by 30 percent.
Beloved Canadian Hitchhiking Robot Destroyed in Philadelphia
A YouTube comedian of some sort may have been responsible.
Museum Dioramas Are as Endangered as the Animals They Contain
Museums don’t know what to do with their very cool but very old, arsenic-laced dioramas.
New Tech Will Give You Superman-Style Hearing
Or just help you block out that barking dog.
The Oldest People in the U.S. Live in the Geographic Center of the North American Continent
Rugby, North Dakota, is home to a disproportionate number of centenarians.
Zuckerberg Pregnancy Announcement Puts Spotlight on Miscarriages
The Facebook founder and his wife have raised awareness of recurrent pregnancy loss.
Using Windows 10? Microsoft Is Watching
Tucked away in Microsoft's terms and conditions is a substantial power grab.
Bug's Life: Edible Insect Industry Facing New European Union Regulation
Unless they've been eaten since 1997, creepy crawlies will have to undergo rigorous safety testing.
Google Street View Cars to Track Urban Air Pollution
The project will pilot in San Francisco before it rolls out country-wide.
Vaccine Success Holds Hope for End to Deadly Scourge of Ebola
Data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100 percent effective.
Women Who Have Abortions Should Donate Fetal Tissue to Science
If tissue from aborted fetuses might help medical progress, what's the problem?
Europe First in Line for Amazon's Drone Superhighway
Online retail giant unveils plans for 200 foot airspace corridor for delivery drones, and Europe could be its testing ground
Germany Regulator Forces Facebook to Allow Fake Names
Hamburg authority says the social network must drop its controversial real name policy.
'The Future Of Earth’s Forests Is Highly Uncertain'
Scientists expect global warming to impede forests’ ability to absorb the Earth’s carbon.