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Photos: The Largest Underwater Sculpture
The Ocean Atlas underwater sculpture, an 18-foot (5.4 meters), 60-ton statue was recently deployed off the coast of Nassau in the Bahamas
LiveScience.com, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:00 GMT

Largest Underwater Statue Holds Ocean on its Shoulders
The biggest underwater sculpture ever built was placed under the waters off Nassau in the Bahamas.
LiveScience.com, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:00 GMT

Hurricane Gonzalo Stirs Up Miles of Sediment Around Bermuda (Photo)
Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda earlier this month, stirring up miles of calcium carbonate sediment that forms the foundation of the island.
LiveScience.com, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:00 GMT

Can parents make their kids smarter?
Reading bedtime stories, engaging in conversation and eating nightly dinners together are all positive ways in which parents interact with their children, but according to new research, none of these actions have any detectable influence on children's intelligence later in life.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:36:03 GMT

Neuroscience: Why scratching makes you itch more
Turns out your mom was right: Scratching an itch only makes it worse. New research from scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:36:03 GMT

Rewiring cell metabolism slows colorectal cancer growth
Cancer is an unwanted experiment in progress. As the disease advances, tumor cells accumulate mutations, eventually arriving at ones that give them the insidious power to grow uncontrollably and spread. Distinguishing drivers of cancer from benign mutations open opportunities for developing targeted cancer therapies.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:36:03 GMT

IPCC debates 'most important' report
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:00 GMT

New species of frog in urban jungle
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:00 GMT

Rocket makers probe US explosion
The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:00 GMT

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility completes initial assessment after Orbital launch mishap
The Wallops Incident Response Team completed today an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:00 GMT

First detailed picture of cancer-related cell enzyme in action on chromosome unit
New insight into the function of an enzyme related to the BRCA1 breast-cancer protein has been released by researchers. The study produced the first detailed working image of an enzyme in a group that is associated with many types of cancer. The researchers obtained the first crystal structure of a gene-regulation enzyme working on a nucleosome. The image reveals previously unknown information about how the enzyme attaches to its nucleosome target.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:00 GMT

Same votes, different voting districts would alter election results in NC: Math study bolsters call for non-partisan redistricting reform
Researchers have developed a mathematical model that shows how changes in congressional voting districts affect election outcomes. Focusing on the last election, they show the outcome of the 2012 US House of Representatives elections in North Carolina would have been very different had the state's congressional districts been drawn with only the legal requirements of redistricting in mind. The researchers hope the study will bolster calls for redistricting reform in 2016.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:00 GMT

Why did dinos have feathers long before flight?
Display and communication may have spurred the initial evolution of feathers, a feature later passed down to birds.
World Science, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:24:39 GMT

Study: isolating only "likely non-survivors" can stop Ebola
Promptly isolating just the sickest patients would eliminate the epidemic in Liberia, research suggests.
World Science, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:24:39 GMT

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