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Successful #Ebola vaccine provides 100% protection in trial
Trial also demonstrates ability to develop vaccine quickly during outbreak.
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you're too young to be skeptical and not old enough for cynicism.
They will get the vaccine out there just like they did with all vaccines.
Ironic though me thinks that those who have access to vaccines refuse them, for reasons of superstition and rumor.
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Oceanographers say it's quite plausible that a piece of aircraft debris washed to the shore of the French island of Réunion, in the eastern Indian Ocean, could be from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. #MH370  
French experts hurry to confirm new clue to last year's mysterious Malaysian airliner crash.
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Our ancestors were not a picky bunch. Overwhelming genetic evidence shows that Homo sapiens had sex with Neander­thals, Denisovans and other archaic relatives. Now researchers are using large genomics studies to unravel the decidedly mixed contributions that these ancient romps made to human biology.
From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens.
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Our many homo variations have over the years been so sketchily represented by so few fossils and tool assemblages that academicians were given a rather free hand at writing as they wished and self promotion by describing a new species was rampant in the field. More rigorous techniques involving a much more robust multi-disciplinary approach has resulted in a more elastic and generous view of what does or does not constitute a species. In all likelihood variation at the extremes of a given species are far greater than many differences we can see in the fossil record between two distinct but related species of homo. That is a supposition on my part but having watched the evolution (pardon the use of the term ) of the discipline over the years I see a pattern of new species introduction, followed by  later reintegration within an existing group and these groups  slowly becoming recognized as being but local adaptations of a species entire. It is, as has been mentioned, a function more of academic generational change and imposing personalities in positions of literary and academic authority than of any particular scientific significance. 
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NASA's next mission? Greenland.
Ship and planes will probe water–ice interface in fjords.
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Why was a launch required?
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Pluto has nitrogen glaciers flowing down from its distinctive, icy heart. And the dwarf planet's thin atmosphere may have begun to freeze out onto its surface — a change long expected, as Pluto moves farther away from the Sun, but never before seen.

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New Horizons data also seem to reveal a hazy atmosphere growing colder and thinner.
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The Philae lander has yet to phone home, but its first set of data on Comet 67P is puzzling scientists still. New findings suggest that the coment may not be an unaltered time capsule from the dawn of the Solar System, as researchers had suspected.

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Lander may never be heard from again, but latest data haul throws up plenty of mysteries.
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Earth developed a magnetic field at least four billion years ago, the latest research shows — more than half a billion years earlier than thought. An ancient magnetic field could have made the 500-million-year-old planet more hospitable to life, by preventing the Sun's powerful solar wind from stripping away the atmosphere.

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Early magnetism could have helped create conditions to support life.
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+Ray Ricahuerta the point is there's likely very little research going into this right now. 
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The scientist who was tracking #CecilTheLion, on trophy hunting, conservation science, and a charismatic lion.
Wildlife conservationist David Macdonald studied Cecil the lion, whose killing made headlines around the world.
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Damn bastard I pray for worst I life for this soulless Monster
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An easy method that promised to cut complications in surgery may not be so simple after all.
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"Half of the respondents reported that senior surgeons and anaesthesiologists sometimes actively resisted the checklists" -- I'm sure that hospitals' lawyers and insurance companies are going to be happy to hear this.
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Scientists have turned individual cells into miniature lasers by injecting them with droplets of oil or fat mixed with a fluorescent dye that can be activated by short pulses of light.
Injecting single cells with spheres of fluorescent dye could open new research and treatment avenues using light.
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A team of biologists has made good on a “devastating” mistake by painstakingly producing the correct result after a high-profile retraction. The 24 July publication in Science Advances1, reporting the identity of a long-sought trigger of the immune response in rice, comes from a group led by plant pathologist Pamela Ronald at the University of California, Davis, who retracted their own work and alerted colleagues to mistakes. The case has been hailed as a brilliant example of how to handle errors in science.

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Team that retracted its own papers finally finds elusive trigger of plant immune response.
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Good job. My former supervisor did something like this, albeit not with respect to an article in Science. Still, 20 years after the first publication, rocket data was analyzed anew. It is how science should work, and does work more often than one may think, I believe. 
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