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October 24, 2014

Microscopic World Seen Like Never Before

Betzig Lab, HHMI/Janelia Research Campus, Mimori-

Research Ethics and Ebola

A letter published online in the Lancet on Oct. 10, by a distinguished group of scientists, ethicists and physicians from all over the world, makes an urgent plea for embarking on research for experimental Ebola treatments that would not randomize patients to a control arm that provides only conventional care or conventional care along with a placebo.

The Answer To Your Question About Catching Ebola On The Subway

Ebola Subway New York
ASSOCIATED PRESS

RECAP: Solar Eclipse Darkens The Sky

Partial Solar Eclipse
AFP via Getty Images

Here's How Study Breaks Boost Learning

The Mind Learns Best When
Jeff Luci/University of Texas at Austin

Scientists Say Proof Of Jack The Ripper's Identity Is Fatally Flawed

Jack The Ripper
DEA PICTURE LIBRARY via Getty Images

One-Of-A-Kind Fossil Reveals Stegosaur's Deadly Side

Stegosaur Tails
Robert Bakker

Scientists Say We're All A Little Bit Face-ist

Face Grid
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Olivola et al.

TODAY: Get Ready For The Eclipse

Partial Solar Eclipse
DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY via Getty Images

Notebook From Doomed Expedition Found Encased In Ice

George Murray Levick
Antarctic Heritage Trust

Powerful Flares Disrupt Communication Systems

Solar Flare
NASA/SDO

Ancient Bones Yield Big Surprise About What Gladiators Ate, Drank

Gladiator Diet
Medical University of Vienna

Nazi U-Boat, Freighter Found Off Coast

U576
With permission from Ed Caram

'Autopsy' Reveals Big Surprises About Boy King

Tut
BBC

Why Chickens Have Changed

Chicken
Poultry Science

Why Ebola Kills Some, But Others Survive

Survive Ebola
The Washington Post via Getty Images

Skywatchers Capture Stunning Photos Of Meteor Shower

Orinoid
NASA/MSFC/MEO

Scientists Find Another Reason To Avoid Sugary Sodas

Soda Ages You
Melissa Lomax Speelman via Getty Images

These 15 Geeky Dog Costumes Are Perfect For A Nerd's Best Friend

Hidden Universe Mapped

Map
Casey Stark, UC Berkeley & Khee-Gan Lee, MPIA

You Know How The Universe Got Here. This Is Where It's Headed

Lawrence Krauss
Tevis PhotoGraphic

TONIGHT: How To See The Meteor Shower

'Once-In-A-Lifetime' Comet Buzzes Mars

Comet Siding Spring
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Record-Breaking Mission

X37b
ASSOCIATED PRESS

'Alien' Sea Creature Caught, Freaks Everyone Out

Alien Sea Creature
YouTube

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'Why I Treat Breast Cancer'

Doctor And Woman
Hero Images via Getty Images

Decades-Old Mystery Solved

Deinocheirus Mirificus
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Watch This Decades-Long Volcanic Eruption Get Dramatic

Halemaumau Crater
Christopher Chan via Getty Images

This Puppy-Sized Spider Makes Us Want To Cuddle (PHOTOS)

Huge Spider
Piotr Naskrecki / Minden Pictures

Anatomy Of A Killer

Ebola
Laguna Design via Getty Images

Professor Sees Major Problem With 21-Day Ebola Quarantine

Ebola
Wikimedia Commons: PLOS Biology

Firm Claims Fusion Breakthrough

Nuclear Fusion
Lockheed Martin

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Pot-Smoking 'Ice Princess'

Siberian Ice Princess
Wiki Commons

'Once-In-A-Career' Discovery

Iron Age Chariot
University of Leicester

Now We Know How Huge Ancient Roos Got Around

Giant Kangaroos Walked
Brian Regal

Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon Could Be Hiding 'Life-Friendly' Ocean

Mimas
Universal History Archive via Getty Images

Adorable Sloths Bring Out The Advocates

Sloth C Section
Sam Trull/The Sloth Institute