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Can You Use This Data Set to Find Serial Killers?

We statisticians and social scientists are always trying to ensure that the data we collect or use are accurate, complete, and clean. We use data to estimate the effects of policies, and answering those questions requires data strong enough and clean enough to survive scrutiny. Show More Summary

The Latest: Moore not conceding defeat in Senate race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Republican Roy Moore refusing to concede defeat in Alabama U.S. Senate race (all times local):

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Heading to Space

Star Wars is so popular now you can't even escape it by leaving the planet. The Verge reports astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon be able to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which opens here on Earth this Friday. “[I] can confirm the crew will be able...

Google crunches data to help NASA find two new planets

By Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google and NASA said on Thursday that advanced computer analysis identified two new planets around distant stars, including one that is part of the first star system with as many planets as Earth's solar system. Show More Summary

The Actual Rohingya Death Toll Is 22 Times Higher Than Official Estimate, Survey Shows

The outbreak of violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority has reportedly killed thousands more people than the government admits.

Scientists discover blood sample detection method for multiple sclerosis

A METHOD for quickly detecting signs of multiple sclerosis has been developed by a University of Huddersfield research team. The discovery, using advanced mass spectrometry techniques, offers a diagnostic tool that enables the detection of multiple sclerosis (MS) to be made simply using blood samples. Show More Summary

Testing the accuracy of FDA-approved and lab-developed cancer genetics tests

Cancer molecular testing can drive clinical decision making and help a clinician determine if a patient is a good candidate for a targeted therapeutic drug. Clinical tests for common cancer causing-mutations in the genes BRAF, EGFR and KRAS abound, and include U.S. Show More Summary

Womb natural killer cell discovery could lead to screening for miscarriage risk

Previously unknown functions of natural killer cells identified Cells remodel and 'refresh' the lining of the womb in preparation for pregnancy Process isn't always balanced in each cycle Could lead to screening and treatment for women...Show More Summary

Clearing the air

Residents in some areas of the developing world are currently coping with dangerous levels of air pollution. Recent research, co-led by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, is leading to a new understanding of a key chemical able to break down some major air pollutants.

First-of-its-kind chemical oscillator offers new level of molecular control

(University of Texas at Austin) UT researchers successfully constructed a first-of-its-kind chemical oscillator that uses DNA components. DNA molecules that follow specific instructions could offer more precise molecular control of synthetic chemical systems, a discovery that opens the door for engineers to create molecular machines with new and complex behaviors.

Climate change linked to specific weather events for the first time

Three extreme weather events that occurred in 2016 would not have been possible in Earth’s pre-industrial climate, according to the sixth annual report on the attribution of extreme weather events issued Dec. 13 by NOAA and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Show More Summary

Three-man crew returns from space station: NASA TV

(Reuters) - A capsule carrying U.S., Russian and Italian astronauts from the International Space Station landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday after a five-month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The spacecraft brought back Randy Bresnik from the U.S. Show More Summary

Gift Card Scam: Crooks Can Drain the Money Off Your Cards

Gift cards are hotter than roasted chestnuts this yule season. Six in ten consumers have gift cards on their Christmas shopping list, according to a survey of 7,349 consumers for the National Ret...

Trump Wants to Go to the Moon. Do Private Space Companies?

On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a new space policy directive, aimed at sending American astronauts back to the moon. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have been obsessing over this goal for months now. In a recent interview...Show More Summary

MRSA risk at northeast Ohio beaches

A study conducted in 2015 shows a higher-than-expected prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at beaches around Lake Erie.

Alabama bar erupts in celebration after Roy Moore's election defeat

Footage of an Alabama bar erupting into celebration at the news Republican candidate Roy Moore had lost the state’s Senate race has gone viral. Video shared posted via Twitter on Wednesday shows dozens of people cheering as they hear news Mr Moore’s Democratic Party rival Doug Jones is projected to win the special election. Show More Summary

The spirit of innovation

(University of California - Santa Barbara) UCSB optical engineer Daniel J. Blumenthal named a 2017 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Vanderbilt researchers win an R&D100 Award for MultiWell MicroFormulator

(Vanderbilt University) A team of Vanderbilt University scientists and engineers led by Professor John P. Wikswo has won an R&D 100 Award for their MultiWell MicroFormulator.

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