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Earth may have underground ‘ocean’ three times the size of surface oceans combined, scientists say

After decades of searching scientists have discovered that a vast reservoir of water, enough to fill the Earth’s oceans three times over, may be trapped hundreds of miles beneath the surface, potentially transforming our understanding of how the planet was formed. The water is locked up in a mineral called…

Northwestern University football players to vote on Friday on unionization

By Amanda Becker (Reuters) – Football players at Northwestern University on Friday are to become the first U.S. student athletes to vote on whether to join a union. Those players on scholarship at the Evanston, Illinois, school are deciding whether they want the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) to negotiate…

Clinical testing set for vaginal ring that would protect against HIV, herpes and pregnancy

Clinical trials are to begin soon on a new vaginal ring that promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes, U.S. researchers said Wednesday. The device, which is similar to birth control rings already on the market, delivers both an antiretroviral drug and a contraceptive which are…

Researchers develop ‘early warning system’ for Alzheimer’s Disease – advance may lead to cure

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a hybrid nanoparticle-antibody probe that functions as an “early warning system” for detecting Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Neuroscientist William Klein and nanotechnologist Vinayak Dravid combined…  …

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