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Manatees Just Lost Their Status as Endangered Species

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:10:00 EST

Manatees have just been downlisted from endangered to threatened; and while some are celebrating their recovery, many advocates are fearing that the move puts their future survival in jeopardy.(image)

Greenland's Coastal Glaciers Are Rapidly Withering Away

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 11:37:00 EST

Greenland’s icy coastlines are withering away at a rapid pace. With ever rising temperatures in the region, scientists fear the glaciers may never grow back.(image)

Elon Musk Isn't the Only One Trying to Computerize Your Brain

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:00:00 EST

Elon Musk wants to merge the computer with the human brain, build a “neural lace,” create a “direct cortical interface,” whatever that might look like. In recent months, the founder of Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI has repeatedly hinted at these ambitions, and then, earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Musk has now launched a company called Neuralink that aims to implant tiny electrodes in the brain “that may one day upload and download thoughts.”(image)

Not a Pipe Dream Anymore – Space-Farming: A Long Legacy Leading us to Mars

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:06:00 EST

Following a new NASA bill, passed in March by the US Congress and which authorizes $19.5 billion spending for space exploration in 2017, manned missions to Mars are closer to reality than ever before.(image)

Atomic map gives malaria drug new lease on life

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:25:00 EST

Researchers have for the first time mapped how one of the longest-serving malaria drugs works, opening the possibility of altering its structure to make it more effective and combat increasing malaria drug resistance.(image)

The Next Great Frontier for Drones Lies in the Ocean Depths

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:51:00 EST

Consumer drones conquered the sky. Now they look to the sea.(image)

Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves dental health among elderly

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:32:00 EST

A tailored preventive oral health intervention significantly improved the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients. In addition, functional ability and cognitive function were strongly associated with better oral hygiene, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study is part of a larger intervention study, NutOrMed, and the findings were published in the Age and Aging journal.(image)