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  • The Siren's Call: Cellular Situations

    The Siren's Call: Cellular Situations
    Cancer lends itself to the realms of myth. Siddhartha Mukherjee gave the disease some regal treatment in the title of his prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies," but cancer's no emperor. It's a beast. Where actual mythological monsters are...
  • Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change

    Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change
    It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security. On the western Antarctic Peninsula, climate change is wreaking havoc on stocks of krill, tiny crustaceans that penguins eat. Adelie penguins are in...
  • Ebola vaccine trials to begin in Baltimore next month

    Ebola vaccine trials to begin in Baltimore next month
    An unusual request recently appeared in classifieds and on campus bulletin boards — Wanted: Baltimore-area volunteers to test a vaccine for the Ebola virus. The response was overwhelming, said Kirsten Lyke, an associate professor at the University...
  • Origin of modern sex discovered in ancient armored fish

    Origin of modern sex discovered in ancient armored fish
    LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying fossils have discovered that the intimate act of sexual intercourse used by humans was pioneered by ancient armored fishes, called placoderms, about 385 million years ago in Scotland. In an important discovery in...
  • Obama: messiah or mess?

    Obama: messiah or mess?
    What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet...
  • 10 things you can do right now to live longer

    10 things you can do right now to live longer
    If you want to have the longest, healthiest life possible, you should never have lit that first cigarette. Never tasted that first cheese fry. Never stepped foot inside a fast-food restaurant or driven somewhere you could have walked. Never turned up your...
  • French economist Jean Tirole wins Nobel Prize

    French economist Jean Tirole wins Nobel Prize
    French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize for economics for work that has shed light on how governments can "tame" the big businesses that dominate once-public monopolies like railways, highways and telecommunications. "This year's prize in...
  • UCF eel expert on 'Monster Fish'

    UCF eel expert on 'Monster Fish'
    A University of Central Florida expert on electric eels is sharing his knowledge on National Geographic Channel's "Monster Fish." UCF zoologist William Crampton serves as guide in an episode called "Amazon Shocker" that airs at 8 p.m. Friday....
  • Caltech again ranked world's top research campus by British magazine

    Caltech again ranked world's top research campus by British magazine
    For the fourth year in a row, Caltech is being rated the best research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, according to a survey released Wednesday. Three other California schools were in the journal’...
  • 'Gone Girl': Rosamund Pike on the Role of a Lifetime

    Like the lead character she portrays in the widely anticipated movie version of "Gone Girl," Rosamund Pike fell off nearly everyone's radar. At the tender age of 21, the British actress was cast as the sultry Miranda Frost, a sword-wielding vixen in...
  • Walter Anderson's 'Almost Home' is totally great!

    "SOMEONE -- was it Van Gogh? -- said that orange is the color of insanity. Beauty is terror. We want to be devoured by it, to hide ourselves in that fire which refines us." This is from author Donna Tartt. She has her young "incorrigibles" using this...