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  • Leaky equipment, not fracking, behind tainted U.S. water : study

    BOSTON (Reuters) - The contamination of water supplies near U.S. shale gas fields appears to be the result of leaky cement wells and casings and not the controversial production technique of hydraulic fracturing, according to a study released on Monday....
  • Startups go Dutch for new era in manufacturing

    Startups go Dutch for new era in manufacturing
    Beneath the low beams of a converted warehouse in Amsterdam lives a company with many of the attributes of a Silicon Valley startup, except that at less than a year old it has zero venture capital and says it is already making enough money to sustain...
  • China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome

    China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome
    The city of Wuhan is considering building skyscrapers coated with a high-tech substance that can "eat" air pollutants. An artist is offering to suck particulates out of Beijing's dirty skies using a giant vacuum-cleaner-type device and sell jewelry made...
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
  • 'Masters of Sex' recap: Bloody fight leads to breakthrough

    'Masters of Sex' recap: Bloody fight leads to breakthrough
    A violent confrontation with his younger sibling results in a psychological breakthrough for Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) on “Below the Belt,” Episode 210 of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.” The altercation begins after...
  • Study: All women of Ashkenazi descent should be screened

    Professor Ephrat Levy-Lahad, director of the Fuld Family Department of Genetics at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, was the senior author of a new study which recommends that all women of Ashkenazi backgrounds receive routine screenings for the...
  • Watch it run! MIT's new robotic cheetah can even leap over hurdles

    Watch it run! MIT's new robotic cheetah can even leap over hurdles
    The cheetah is off the leash! Researchers at MIT have built a four-legged robot that runs like the super-fast spotted feline and can even run on its own power, off a treadmill. The robot has now been filmed sprinting like a champ across grassy fields on...
  • Florida Travel Tips & Deals

    Florida Travel Tips & Deals
    Check this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Offer at Boca resorts The Boca Raton Resort & Club and Boca Beach Club, Waldorf Astoria Resorts in South Florida, are offering guests special rates when they book now for the...
  • Special Report: Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

    ATLANTA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation'...
  • Climate change may add billions to wildfire costs, study says

    As wildfires burned in California, a study by several major environmental groups estimated that climate change could mean that future blazes will be much larger and add billions of dollars to already costly losses. The 46-page study released Tuesday,...
  • 'Genius grant' winners from 3 Illinois universities

     'Genius grant' winners from 3 Illinois universities
    Among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Fellowships, or "genius grants," are three from Illinois universities. The awards, presented by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, give each recipient $625,000 over five years,...