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USA Today Science and Space News shuttle blasts off on last night flight
Mon, 8 Feb 2010 16:58:54 GMT
Space shuttle Endeavour is rocketing toward the space station on one of the shuttle program's last scheduled missions.
 ' century-old whisky found in Antarctic
Fri, 5 Feb 2010 22:39:17 GMT
This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century.
  celebrate evolution on Darwin's birthday
Fri, 5 Feb 2010 23:37:59 GMT
Darwin Day came in a big way last year with hundreds of Feb. 12 celebrations noting the bicentennial birthday of evolution's icon all over the globe.
  USA TODAY Weather
Fri, 5 Feb 2010 17:38:32 GMT
Where is the top of a tornado? How much melted snow does an inch of rain equal? Are we in an El Nino? These and many more weather questions are answered in our online weather Q and A column.
  losing habitats due to climate
Fri, 5 Feb 2010 16:19:39 GMT
A study of beleaguered butterflies in California provides some of the best clues yet as to how other animals may react to climate change, scientists say.
 , stripes: Dinosaurs had them before designers
Thu, 4 Feb 2010 21:21:39 GMT
Who knew dinos were so fashionable? Researchers now say they had color, from russet-colored feathers to a jazzy specimen with a Mohawk crest and stripes.
  doubles wind power in 1 year
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:28:44 GMT
China doubled the amount of energy generated from windmills last year, a report from the global wind industry said Wednesday.
  sends rocket with animal menagerie into space
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:41:27 GMT
Iran announced Wednesday it has successfully launched a research rocket carrying a mouse, two turtles and worms into space -- a feat President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said showed Iran could defeat the West in the battle of technology.
 's seven new space pioneers are companies
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:39:21 GMT
A half century ago the Mercury Seven embodied America's space future. Now it's the merchant seven: space companies for hire.
  groups assail patenting of human genes
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 05:57:45 GMT
Businesses argue in court that financial incentives are crucial.
  Obama kills NASA's moon mission plans
Tue, 2 Feb 2010 07:08:31 GMT
President Obama is redirecting America's space program, killing NASA's $100 billion plans to return astronauts to the moon and using much of that money for new rocket technology research.
 happens to those 3-D glasses after 'Avatar'?
Tue, 2 Feb 2010 02:10:33 GMT
Recycling programs are in place to deal with the 935,834 pairs of 3-D glasses worn daily to see 'Avatar.'
 science book worth your time
Mon, 1 Feb 2010 16:45:48 GMT
Time waits for no man. But when it comes to time, one man, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll, might be worth yours.
 Water vapor may help 'flatten global warming trend'
Fri, 29 Jan 2010 20:40:06 GMT
Why Earth's surface temperature hasn't warmed as expected puzzles scientists. Water vapor in the stratosphere may be a factor, says a new study.
 fish virus found in Lake Superior
Thu, 28 Jan 2010 01:05:02 GMT
Researchers say a fatal fish virus has been found in Lake Superior for the first time, meaning it has spread to all the Great Lakes.
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Russia says will not deploy arms in space first: Ifax
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:33:31 -0400
Russia does not plan to put weapons in space first and considers this to be an important signal that Washington should not ignore, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency on Monday.
Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida's growing 'red tide'
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 04:58:15 -0400
Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the "red tide" that has been killing marine life along a 150-mile (240-km) stretch of the Gulf Coast, the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday.
Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:23:58 -0400
Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.
India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:27:09 -0400
India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year's general election.
U.S. warns on Russia's new space weapons
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:23:53 -0400
The United States voiced deep suspicion on Tuesday over Russia's pursuit of new space weapons, including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites in space, and the launch of a new inspector satellite which was acting in an "abnormal" way.
Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:12:39 -0400
Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show.
NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 09:50:56 -0400
NASA launched a space probe early Sunday that will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, the agency announced.
Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 03:18:16 -0400
A meteor shower lit up the skies above eastern Bosnia on Saturday night, giving star gazers a rare opportunity to see a display of shooting stars with the naked eye.
Going where no president has gone before, Trump wants Space Force by 2020
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 19:13:01 -0400
President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to usher in a new "Space Force" as the sixth branch of the military by 2020, but the proposal was scorned by opponents and may struggle to get liftoff in a divided Congress.
Egyptian students design car that runs on air
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:58:06 -0400
A group of Egyptian students has designed a vehicle they say will battle rising energy prices and promote clean energy by running on nothing but air.
NASA names astronauts for first manned U.S. space launches since 2011
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:50:45 -0400
NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from U.S. soil since the space shuttle program ended in 2011.
Bezos throws cash, engineers at rocket program as space race accelerates
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 14:18:59 -0400 founder Jeff Bezos is racing to pull his private space company out of start-up mode and move into production amid signals that his firm's heavy rocket set for lift-off in 2020 may slip behind schedule, according to people familiar with the project.
Rare blue diamonds may be Earth's deepest secret
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 13:43:36 -0400
The Hope Diamond, a rare blue diamond that is one of the world's most famous jewels, has had a complicated history, passing through the hands of monarchs and bankers and heiresses and thieves before landing for all to see at a Washington museum.
Spiky Utah dinosaur had more than 'a face only a mother could love'
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 11:03:09 -0400
With its head and snout covered in bony armor shaped like cones and pyramids, a spiky tank-like dinosaur unearthed in southern Utah was not just another pretty face.
Robot hand learns real world moves in virtual training
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 11:55:17 -0400
Researchers backed by Tesla Inc founder Elon Musk and Silicon Valley financier Sam Altman have found a novel way to use software to teach a human-like robotic hand new tasks, a discovery that could eventually make it more economical to train robots to do things that are easy for humans.
Blood Moon dazzles star gazers in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century
Sat, 28 Jul 2018 13:44:21 -0400
A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth's shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century.
Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 11:20:44 -0400
A team of international scientists observing a star in the Milky Way have for the first time confirmed Einstein's predictions of what happens to the motion of a star passing close to a supermassive black hole.
Underground lake found on Mars, raising possibility of life
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 16:18:49 -0400
Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of water they called a possible habitat for microbial life.
'Blood moon' to appear for 21st Century's longest lunar eclipse
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:32:11 -0400
A blood moon will appear in the night sky around much of the world on Friday night as the moon moves into the shadow of the earth for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century.
Centauro the robot hopes to play role in disaster relief work
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 10:36:25 -0400
Centauro the robot, with four legs, a short torso and two upper arms, edges forward with Tai chi-like grace before lowering its arms, lifting up a six kg block and effortlessly moving it out of the way.
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Are animals smarter than we are?
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:16:04 +0000
What goes on in an animal's mind? A neuroscientist at Emory University believed he might find out by placing dogs in an MRI scanner, and analyzing how their brains respond to different stimulations. Martha Teichner checked out his findings, and the research of other scientists studying the complexities of elephants and dolphins, and learned that humans may not be smart enough to understand the intelligence of animals. (Originally broadcast March 18, 2018.)
ESP: How psychics aided the U.S. government
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:41:46 +0000
In the 1970s Uri Geller popularized the notion of extra-sensory perception, or ESP - the ability to read other people's minds, or affect change without physically touching an object. Is ESP for real? The U.S. government aimed to find out, spending decades studying psychic phenomena, and even employing psychics and mediums as "psychic spies." Erin Moriarty reports. (Originally broadcast March 18, 2018.)
Remembering the genius of Stephen Hawking
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:48:41 +0000
A look at the life and work of the theoretical physicist and author of "A Brief History of Time"
Are we smart enough to measure animal intelligence?
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:42:39 +0000
The minds of dolphins, dogs and elephants function in ways humans can easily underestimate
Psychic spies: Inside the government's secret ESP program
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:22:12 +0000
While scientists question whether extrasensory perception exists, for decades the Defense Department took an offensive interest in studying psychic phenomena
Can LSD help solve mental health issues?
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:06:18 +0000
Researchers hope to open more minds about the potential of psychedelic drugs to combat anxiety, depression and other maladies
Scientists testing new solution to fight Florida's toxic red tide
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:28:10 +0000
At least seven counties in Florida are under a state of emergency for a toxic algae bloom that has killed thousands of marine animals
Meet the YouTuber who became chief curiosity correspondent at a Chicago museum
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:00:56 +0000
Emily Graslie comes alive talking about dead things
Rising ocean water temperatures increase risk of Pacific hurricanes
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:26:27 +0000
Last week, two hurricanes barreled through the Pacific, and there are new concerns that rising seawater temperatures could bring them closer to California
Feds say Facebook allowed housing discrimination
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:49:20 +0000
The social media giant has allowed ads that exclude certain groups, like families with kids or the disabled
Aretha Franklin's legacy will live on with namesake asteroid, NASA says
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:03:47 +0000
The U.S. space agency says it named asteroid 249516 "Aretha," which will "keep orbiting beyond Mars"
Google employees revolt against China project
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:13:44 +0000
Around 1,400 Google employees are protesting the company's project to develop a censored search engine in China, according to a report in the New York Times. Kiet Do of CBS station KPIX-TV reports.
Google workers protest censored China search
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:38:28 +0000
More than 1,000 employees sign letter objecting to plan for search engine that complies with Chinese censorship
Google clarifies its location-tracking policy
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:53:07 +0000
Google has revised a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works
Musk's Boring Company proposes L.A. tunnel to Dodger Stadium
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:53:55 +0000
"Dugout Loop" would transport baseball fans between East Hollywood and the stadium in under four minutes
How the Obama campaign defended itself against hackers
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:56:45 +0000
It’s a key reason why the 2008 and 2012 elections dealt with fewer cybersecurity issues
After denying link, interior secretary says climate change impacts wildfires
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:27:55 +0000
Zinke, a Trump appointee, contradicted earlier statements where he has discounted the role of climate change in the fires
Researchers may be on brink of solving deadly red tides
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:34:53 +0000
Two pumps installed on a canal mix water with ozone, which removes toxins
Live stream: FCC Chair Ajit Pai testifies at Senate hearing
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:21:16 +0000
Chairman Ajit Pai may be asked about commission's actions regarding issue known as "net neutrality"
Los Angeles set to deploy tech to scan subway passengers
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:54:58 +0000
Screening devices will be the first in the U.S. used to protect mass transit riders from explosives and weapons
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