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  • Seth MacFarlane hopes 'Cosmos' counteracts 'junk science,' creationism

    Seth MacFarlane hopes 'Cosmos' counteracts 'junk science,' creationism
    "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," is a 21st-century reboot of the groundbreaking 1980 PBS series "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage." The original, hosted by renowned astronomer Carl Sagan, was a top-rated phenomenon that has been viewed by some 750 million people around the world. Executive producer Seth MacFarlane hopes the new version will prove just as popular, and help remedy what he sees as a growing problem of scientific illiteracy. We talked to the "Family Guy" creator about the series, his interest in science, and what he thinks we need to do to get back on track. 
  • Bionic plants: Scientists give plants super powers

    Bionic plants: Scientists give plants super powers
    Researchers at MIT are giving plants super powers by placing tiny carbon nanotubes deep within their cells. Some of the altered plants increased their photosynthetic activity by 30% compared with regular old plants. Others were able to detect tiny...

    The Future of Big Data Careers

    The Future of Big Data Careers
    One of the nation’s leading authorities on big data retrieval, Erik Linstead is an assistant professor of computer science in the School of Computational Sciences at Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology. We asked him...

    No quick solution to payment card hacking

    No quick solution to payment card hacking
    Consumers shellshocked by the escalating size and frequency of payment card hacks like the one that recently struck Target aren't likely to get much relief any time soon. If anything, security experts say, the situation will worsen for American shoppers...

    Drought brings flood of business for irrigation equipment firms

    Drought brings flood of business for irrigation equipment firms
    TULARE, Calif. — California's drought could prove devastating to the state's farmers and ranchers. But the dry spell has brought a gusher of new business to companies that provide them with water. That much was clear at this year's World Ag Expo,...