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Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

Tokyo - Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.

EPA asks car manufacturers for mileage tests in the real world

After several cases in the American judicial system over mileage claims the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now asking manufacturers to do mileage tests in the real world in addition to any lab work.

Should hepatitis B screening be introduced?

Los Angeles - Some health professionals are recommending that all teens and adults who are high risk for hepatitis B get screened for the infection. A simple blood test can detect if a person is one of the 2 billion people worldwide infected with hepatitis B.

Could Common Core mean the end of mindless testing?

The Common Core Standards, a new set of national educational standards to replace standards set by individual states, have been in the news lately as a hotly debated shift for the nation’s future of education.

Massa on top for Williams, Vettel sidelined

Brazilian Felipe Massa put Williams on top on the penultimate day of pre-season testing in Bahrain on Saturday while Red Bull's quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel failed to complete a lap.

Perez on top in Bahrain, Red Bull recover

Manama - Force India's Sergio Perez topped the time charts for the second successive day of pre-season Formula One testing on Friday as world champions Red Bull finally found some pace.Perez clocked 1min 35.570sec off a marathon 108 laps with Ferrari's Fernando...

Red Bull improve on day two in Bahrain

Struggling Red Bull had cause for optimism following day two of Formula One's final pre-season test in Bahrain on Friday, with Daniel Ricciardo recording the team's fastest lap in six days of testing in the Middle East.

Rosberg quickest in morning testing

Manama - Germany's Nico Rosberg registered the fastest time in his Mercedes in Saturday morning's pre-season testing session at Bahrain's Sakhir circuit.Rosberg managed to go a second faster than his teammate Lewis Hamilton a day earlier, outpacing Jenson Butto...

Things look up for Red Bull on day two in Bahrain

Formula One champions Red Bull experienced their best day of pre-season testing as McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen topped the timesheets in Bahrain on Thursday.

Red Bull end testing after more problems

Formula One champions Red Bull called an early end to a nightmare first pre-season test in Spain on Friday and focused on fixing the problems before their next track outing in Bahrain in two weeks' time.

Ecclestone upset by F1 engine woes

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed the sport's new V6 turbo era as "completely unnecessary nonsense" after Renault engine woes sidelined champions Red Bull in pre-season testing.

Red Bull's F1 test nightmare continues

Red Bull designer Adrian Newey went back to his drawing board on Thursday after another nightmare day for the Formula One champions in pre-season testing in southern Spain.

Button fastest, Vettel struggles on day two of testing

Jerez - British former Formula One world champion Jenson Button made up for being unable to get out on the track on the first day of pre-season testing in the new McLaren MP4-29 by setting the fastest time on Wednesday.

Vettel has problems as Mercedes march on

Renault rushed to fix a problem with their new Formula One power unit on Wednesday after Red Bull's world champion Sebastian Vettel wrapped up his first pre-season test early with barely any laps co

Hamilton starts new F1 turbo era with a crash

Lewis Hamilton crashed his Mercedes, world champion Sebastian Vettel failed to complete a timed lap and McLaren's car stayed in the garage as Formula One's new turbo era endured a difficult, and str

Raikkonen fastest on quiet opening day

Jerez - Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was fastest as Lewis Hamilton crashed his Mercedes on an otherwise quiet opening day to Formula One's pre-season testing in Jerez, southern Spain on Tuesday.

New-look teams seek early edge in Formula One Jerez test

Madrid - Formula One fans will get their first look at how a series of rule changes could affect the upcoming season when the opening four-day test gets under way in Jerez, southern Spain on Tuesday.In all 10 teams will take part with only Lotus missing out.

Hamilton crashes as F1 starts new turbo era

Lewis Hamilton walked away from a heavy crash after putting in the first laps of Formula One's new turbo era in testing with Mercedes on Tuesday.

Another horsemeat scandal rears its ugly head in Spain, France

The hits just keep on coming as yet another horsemeat scandal makes the headlines on Monday. It seems that horses, used for drug testing by a pharmaceutical company, have found their way into the food chain in Spain and France.

Op-Ed: Why we should end standardized testing

Parents are beginning to take their children out of school on days they have standardized tests. This may be seen as a bad thing to most teachers, but this saves students from stress, humiliation, and dealing with teachers who are in over their heads.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana offering free STD testing

The Planned Parenthood of Indiana is holding their annual Get Yourself Tested campaign for on April 12. April is National STD Awareness Month.

Call for food safety testing to be expanded

Scientists in the U.S. have raised concern that food safety testing does not include screening of toxins produced by certain types of fungi.

Video: The noise drones on and on in the 'Buzz Box', Wales

Aberporth - It's a noise that could possibly be the last thing a person hears in Pakistan, Yemen or Afghanistan, but in West Wales the sound of drone testing is becoming an annoying nuisance.

Op-Ed: Teacher Appreciation Week: May 7-11

Lodi - It's Teacher Appreciation Week so let's all take the time to talk about what teacher's do for children and how they can help in rebuilding our education system.

Op-Ed: AAAS science website great for students & teachers hypothetically

Science is a driving force in our society today. There could be none of the great achievements that mankind has made without science as a foundation. But how can students learn about science online?

Is soil safe at local 'dump' in Ontario? Special

A company dumping landfill in a small Ontario township is accused of operating without providing logs or testing to show that their fill is within regulations of safe fill.

House committee investigates personal genetic testing

Have you ever been interested in which diseases may be lurking in your genetic makeup? If so, you're probably not alone. But some are saying that we may want to wait and see what an investigation reveals first.

Baboon attack seriously injures caretakers Special

San Antonio - In some circles bio-medical research on primates is a nice way to say animal torture. Two baboons held captive and experimented on in a lab in Texas fought back this week and attacked workers seriously injuring one who need hospitalized for his wounds.

North Korea appears to have gained accuracy with latest missiles

Five out of the seven missiles fired by North Korea landed in the same area on Saturday. The accuracy of this latest test shows that the nation have improved their missiles launches.

Cats may not be as intelligent as previously thought

The debate about whether cats or dogs are the more intelligent pet will surely be re-ignited by a recent research project that indicated cats performed worse than dogs in cause-and-effect experiments involving tasty morsels on pieces of string.
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Laboratory worker at laminar airflow
TSA officers testing drinks purchased inside the airport for explosives.
TSA officers testing drinks purchased inside the airport for explosives.
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Laboratory technician testing water samples
Laboratory technician testing water samples
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A technician undertaking a test in Tim Sandle's laboratory
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Women scientists testing water quality on a river in Alberta, Canada.
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Students taking a test
Dr. Dennis Apeti  Mussel Watch scientist  brings up a trawl full of oysters for testing
Dr. Dennis Apeti, Mussel Watch scientist, brings up a trawl full of oysters for testing
Photograph of a Female Demonstrator Offering a Flower to a Military Police Officer  10/21/1967.
Photograph of a Female Demonstrator Offering a Flower to a Military Police Officer, 10/21/1967. Have any of these baby boomers been tested for Hepatitis C?
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The EPA tests engine emissions very carefully but there is some debate as to how much focus they put...
The EPA tests engine emissions very carefully but there is some debate as to how much focus they put on mileage.
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