OK creepy crawly: New ant species named after Radiohead – CNET

A new species of silky ant that grows fungus gardens for food is named after the indie band Radiohead in honor of leader singer Thom Yorke who often raises awareness about climate change.

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Roadshow Asks: How did you get to be the head of FCA’s design empire? – Roadshow

Imagine having a hand in the design of everything from a Chrysler Pacifica minivan to the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Ralph Gilles doesn’t have to imagine, he’s the dude that does it all.

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Nano-notch sends self-assembling polymers into a spiral

Template modification could speed up the fabrication of sensing substrates and other novel structures, reports a team of researchers.

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Nanoparticles can travel from lungs to blood, possibly explaining risks to heart

Tiny particles in air pollution have been associated with cardiovascular disease, which can lead to premature death. But how particles inhaled into the lungs can affect blood vessels and the heart has remained a mystery. Now, scientists have found evidence in human and animal studies that inhaled nanoparticles can travel from the lungs into the bloodstream, potentially explaining the link between air pollution and cardiovascular disease.

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Can Twitter save itself? – CNET

The social network is slowly gaining users, but still struggling. Can anything save it?

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​Google’s Sergey Brin secretly building blimp at NASA, say reports – CNET

​Why do billionaires have all the coolest side projects?

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Zuck and his ‘comfy hobo’ wardrobe zinged in Honest Trailer – CNET

But really, is that so bad? This snarky video makes some good, and funny, points about the 2010 movie “The Social Network.”

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Jeff Goldblum cast in ‘Jurassic World’ sequel – CNET

Goldblum joins Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard for the dinosaur thriller sequel. Here’s hoping his character survives.

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UNC-CH, Russian scientists team up to create bio shield against nerve gas, pesticides

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Moscow State University have created a new way to package and deliver a potent enzyme that can reverse – and even prevent – poisoning by pesticides and nerve gas, including sarin, which has been used worldwide as a chemical weapon and estimated to be 26 times more deadly than cyanide, and VX. The team, led by UNC-Chapel Hill's Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov, Mescal S. Ferguson Distinguished Professor, figured out how to wrap the powerful enzyme, called organophosphorus hydrolase, in a tiny nanoparticle, which could be taken before, during or after exposure to organophosphate-based toxins.

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Zuckerberg talked to Obama while writing his Facebook manifesto – CNET

The social network’s co-founder may not be running for president, but his manifesto was inspired in part by talking to one.

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