AstraZeneca picks site for new global home in Cambridge By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has chosen a science park on the southern outskirts of Cambridge, England, next to the world-renowned Addenbrooke's Hospital, for its new $500 million global headquarters and research center. Property industry sources told Reuters last month that the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) was the most like......
Exclusive: Antitrust probe of Lockheed-Boeing rocket venture
By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have opened a probe into whether a Lockheed-Boeing joint venture that launches U.S. government satellites into space has flouted antitrust laws. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, ......
Restrictive drug laws censor science, researchers say
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The outlawing of drugs such as cannabis, magic mushrooms and other psychoactive substances amounts to scientific censorship and is hampering research into potentially important medicinal uses, leading scientists argued on Wednesday. Laws and international conventions dating back to the 1960s have set back research......
Japan mulls hosting global collider project - Nikkei (Reuters) - The government has decided to solicit construction in Japan of the International Linear Collider (ILC), a next-generation particle accelerator that will allow physicists to explore rudimentary questions about the universe, the Nikkei said. The ILC will complement the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Researc......
Science of Summer: Why Big-Budget Action Blockbusters Rule the Season
Summer is here, and as surely as temperatures soar and days grow long, big-budget, action-packed movies are back in theatres.
Ancient Toilet Reveals Parasites in Crusader Poop
Intestinal parasites have been found lurking in ancient poop in the toilet of a medieval castle in western Cyprus, scientists report.
10 Amazing 3D-Printing Startups
Whether they're designing hyper-modern light fixtures or reproducing human tissues, startups all over the world are using 3D printing as a foundation for building innovative businesses.
Targets Scarce for NASA's Asteroid-Capture Mission
NASA's audacious plan to grab an asteroid and park it near the moon is short on candidate space rocks at the moment, one researcher says.
Mystery on Venus: 'Super-Hurricane' Force Winds Inexplicably Get Stronger
The howling, hurricane-force winds of Venus are blowing even faster lately, and scientists aren't sure why.