the new

HIV baby infected in womb is in long- term remission, doctors confirm

Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into long- term remission in a Mississippi baby born with the Aids virus. The case was reported earlier this year but some doctors were sceptical that the baby was really infected rather than testing positive because of exposure to the virus...
Leer más

Hope for ash dieback as Somerset trees show resistance

Trees in a Somerset estate have survived ash dieback for far longer than previously thought possible – suggesting there may be potential to slow the spread of the disease in the British countryside. The National Trust said only 10% of the 6,000 ash trees at its Holnicote estate, near Minehead, are...
Leer más

The Scientific Method: User Guide

Congratulations on your purchase of The Scientific Method™! We hope that it will provide many years of useful service and allow you to answer those nagging questions about the universe you've been having. Here are a few tips to help you get the best out of your investment: We're confident that The...
Leer más

In the Skakel Case, 2 Women on 2 Sides in an Endless Vigil

For more than a decade, they have driven themselves to court hearings, sat a few feet apart through countless hours of harrowing testimony, and exchanged cordial greetings, if not quite warm ones. Dorthy Moxley comes for her daughter, Martha Moxley , who was just 15 in 1975 when she was beaten to...
Leer más

Snowden says he took no secret files to Russia

WASHINGTON — Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, said in an extensive interview this month that he did not take any secret N.S.A. documents with him to Russia when he fled there in June, assuring that Russian intelligence officials could not get access to them. Mr....
Leer más

Google Sets Plan to Sell Users’ Endorsements

SAN FRANCISCO — Google, following in Facebook’s footsteps, wants to sell users’ endorsements to marketers to help them hawk their wares. On Friday, Google announced an update to its terms of service that allows the company to include adult users’ names, photos and comments in ads shown across the...
Leer más

Blue Cross plans jump to early lead

On the first day that people could buy coverage under the federal health care law last week, the chief executive of Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia had just learned that his company’s plans were the area’s least expensive available through the new state exchanges. “We were thrilled,” said...
Leer más

SpaceX ready to test-fly new Falcon rocket

Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies plans to test an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday from a site in California as part of its push into the satellite launch market. Previous versions of the Falcon 9 have flown five times from the company's launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force...
Leer más

Commercial cargo ship reaches International Space Station

An unmanned U.S. commercial cargo ship flew to the International Space Station on Sunday, completing the primary goal of its test flight before supply runs begin in December. After a series of successful steering maneuvers, the Orbital Sciences Cygnus freighter parked about 39 feet from...
Leer más

Billionaire rocketeers duke it out for shuttle launch pad

Four decades ago, NASA's Launch Complex 39A was at the center of the Cold War race to the moon. Now the mothballed launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, which dispatched Neil Armstrong and his crew on their historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969, is the focus of a battle of another...
Leer más