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Airport Security Measures Aren't Good Enough — Here's A Fix
International airports are a busy place to be. Nearly 200,000 passengers pass through London Heathrow Airport every day. The internal security of the country depends on effective airport checks.
LiveScience.com, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:55:07 GMT

Gene-Silencing and the 'Arctic' Apple (Op-Ed)
Why U.S. agencies need to look more closely at the genetically engineered "Arctic" apple.
LiveScience.com, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:55:07 GMT

Facts About Water Moccasin (Cottonmouth) Snakes
The cottonmouth snake, also know as water moccasin, is North America's only poisonous water snake.
LiveScience.com, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:55:07 GMT

Doubling saturated fat in the diet does not increase saturated fat in blood, study finds
Doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:39:21 GMT

Women with serious mental illness less likely to receive cancer screenings
Women with symptoms of serious mental illness are significantly less likely to receive three routine cancer screenings - Pap tests, mammograms and clinical breast exams - than women in the general population, despite being at elevated risk for medical comorbidities and early death, a new study indicates.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:39:21 GMT

Clipping proteins that package genes may limit abnormal cell growth in tumors
Changes to the structure of the protein histone H3.3 may play a key role in silencing genes that regulate cancer cell growth, according to a study led by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published online this month in the journal Nature Communications. According to the authors, this is the first study to identify this protein as a key regulator in cellular senescence, a process in which cells stop multiplying.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:39:21 GMT

Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:55:07 GMT

Embrace the arts, engineers told
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:55:07 GMT

Geckos inspire 'Spider-Man' gloves
The way geckos climb has inspired a device that allowed a 70kg man to scale a glass wall like Spider-Man.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:55:07 GMT

Theater arts research offers insight for designers, builders of social robots
Researchers have provided insight into human behavior for scientists, engineers who design and build social robots.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:15:29 GMT

Next-door leopards: First GPS-collar study reveals how leopards live with people
In the first-ever GPS-based study of leopards in India, biologists have delved into the secret lives of these big cats, and recorded their strategies to thrive in human-dominated areas.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:15:29 GMT

Helping trains take the strain
The introduction of smartcard ticketing for Singapore’s public transport system has enabled researchers to provide valuable predictive data on potential train overloading. This will enable system planners to address critical bottlenecks as the system stretches to accommodate an expanding population.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:15:29 GMT

Ancient landslide could be record breaker
A giant landslide some 21 million years ago is said to have covered an area greater than Rhode Island within minutes.
World Science, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:55:08 GMT

Spooky alignments of galaxies detected
Similarities in the ways that galaxies spin can extend over vast reaches of space, a study suggests.
World Science, Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:55:08 GMT

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