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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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X Prize Foundation’s Francis Béland announced at the TEDxOilSpill conference yesterday that the company is creating a multimillion-dollar prize for anyone who can propose a solution for the BP oil spill. He later said that the prize money would probably be $3 million. Thirty-five thousand unsolicited ideas for how to fix the problem have already flooded BP, the government, and organizations including X Prize, which sponsors competitions to develop technologies in space flight, energy, medicine, and other areas.