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  • Experimental Ebola medication ZMapp saves infected monkeys

    Experimental Ebola medication ZMapp saves infected monkeys
    In speedy testing conducted as West Africa's Ebola epidemic began to mushroom, researchers have found that ZMapp, the experimental drug that has been used in seven infected human patients to date, prompted the recovery of 18 macaque monkeys infected...
  • 'Science Friday' asks: What happens when science and Hollywood collide?

    'Science Friday' asks: What happens when science and Hollywood collide?
    What’s better than "Science Friday," the public radio call-in program that explores the microbiome, paleoforensics and comets, to name a few recent topics? How about a live show recorded at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium with host Ira Flatow?...
  • Warming aids Arctic economies but far short of 'cold rush'

    OSLO, (Reuters) - Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a "cold rush" for an icy region where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the world average. A first cruise ship will...
  • Ordinary makeup ingredients with an element of surprise

    Ordinary makeup ingredients with an element of surprise
    Common ingredients in cosmetics often hide in plain sight on the product label because of an international movement to establish uniform names, based in science and Latin. So wheat germ, prized for its vitamin E, becomes Triticum vulgare, and oatmeal,...
  • Dr. Michael Beer, environmentalist

    Dr. Michael Beer, environmentalist
    Dr. Michael Beer, former chairman of the department of biophysics at the Johns Hopkins University who was an environmentalist who worked diligently to clean up and protect Stony Run and the Jones Falls, died Aug. 22. He was 88. Dr. Beer was dining...
  • Video: Watch this boy born deaf hear music for the first time

    Video: Watch this boy born deaf hear music for the first time
    A 3-year-old boy who was born deaf has been caught reacting to music for the first time — and it looks like he’s ready to bust a move. In the home video, Auguste Majkowski listens with a smile on his face to a 1977 tune called “Ma...
  • NASA's Spitzer scopes out huge asteroid smashup. And just misses it.

    NASA's Spitzer scopes out huge asteroid smashup. And just misses it.
    When Spitzer Space Telescope captured the billowing aftermath of a colossal asteroid smashup 1,200 light-years away, scientists realized they were watching a scene much like the one that played out billions of years ago in our own solar system. They had...
  • Using light, scientists make bad memories good in mice

    Using light, scientists make bad memories good in mice
    Can a bad memory be turned into a good one? Scientists say they’ve been able to do just that in a group of mice by activating certain parts of their brain with light. The findings in the journal Nature show that memories can potentially be...
  • Chemical industry fights for flame retardants

    Chemical industry fights for flame retardants
    As furniture makers move to phase out toxic, ineffective flame retardants, the chemical industry is waging an aggressive last-ditch campaign to preserve a lucrative market that reaches into virtually every American home. One of the world's leading...
  • Fracking in Illinois: The rules, and why they matter

    Fracking in Illinois: The rules, and why they matter
    Environmentalists, oil and gas developers and anti-fracking groups are anxiously awaiting Friday's unveiling of regulations for fracking operations in Illinois. Once approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, possibly as early as...
  • BioCryst expects to begin Ebola study in weeks

    (Reuters) - BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects to initiate a study within weeks to test its antiviral in primates for use against Ebola infections The biotechnology company's stock was up about 5.4 percent in premarket trading after it also...