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Why rhino's demise may not mean extinction
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:23:00 GMT
Assisted reproduction may save endangered animals or even resurrect extinct ones.
Three spaceflyers launch to the International Space Station
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:20:00 GMT
Liftoff is set for 1:44 p.m. Eastern Time.
Here's why cockroaches are indestructible
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:52:00 GMT
Genome sequencing reveals the secrets of this nasty insect
This skyscraper-sized air purifier is the world's tallest
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:34:45 GMT
The tower is about as tall as a 20-story building.
Watch this scary-accurate basketball-shooting robot
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:23:33 GMT
New 'basketbot' makes free throws with 100 percent accuracy.
Strange space object yields another secret
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:35:00 GMT
New study suggests the interstellar visitor was ejected from a system with two suns.
A better way to search for space aliens?
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:49:00 GMT
The approach requires no new telescopes nor even any new experiments.
What Stephen Hawking taught us about black holes
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:57:05 GMT
Turns out, black holes aren't so black.
How cryptocurrency could kill off cash
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:50:00 GMT
National governments are also looking into creating virtual currencies of their own.
Early humans arose from the rubble of chaos
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:15:57 GMT
Environment changes transformed early humans, who learned how to use lighter tools, hunt new kinds of animals and communicate with other groups
How did Stephen Hawking live so long with ALS?
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:47:59 GMT
Fame and fortune didn't hurt, doctors say
'Space genes' — an astronaut is now different from his twin brother
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:15:00 GMT
After a ground-breaking space flight, an identical twin has slightly a different gene expression from his brother.
What you need to know about virtual reality
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:27:42 GMT
Here's what you need to know about a technology that's sweeping the digital realm.
Here are three times Einstein got it wrong
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:14:00 GMT
Lucky for us, he was a persistent sort.
Is this the straw that breaks the camel's back when it comes to pollution?
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:04:00 GMT
At an average rate, Americans use 1.6 straws per person a day — most of them ending up in our waterways. We can do better.
British physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:14:00 GMT
Stephen Hawking, the British theoretical physicist who defied the odds his entire life, has died, his family announced early Wednesday.
Celebrating one of math's most seductive numbers
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 02:59:00 GMT
It's also the perfect excuse for having a big slice of π.
The moon is about to become a very busy place
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:53:00 GMT
Half a century after the last humans walked on the lunar surface, the moon is looking ripe for a new round of exploration and development.
What is Novichok, nerve agent at center of ex-spy poisoning?
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 23:17:00 GMT
Novichoks are a class of advanced nerve agents many times deadlier than VX, which the former Soviet Union devised to evade chemical weapons treaties.
'Want to join NASA on a historic mission of discovery?'
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:13:00 GMT
'Want to join NASA on an historic mission of discovery?'
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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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If you want to find Nemo, you may need SoFi, the robotic fish
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:58:02 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When exploring marine environments, underwater robots tend to be a bull trout in a china shop, disturbing marine life with their bulk and disruptive propulsion. Enter SoFi, the soft, agile robotic fish with a delicate demeanor.
Scientists develop brain scanner in a helmet
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:52:07 -0400
(Reuters) - British scientists have developed a lightweight and highly sensitive brain imaging device that can be worn as a helmet, allowing the patient to move about naturally.
Stephen Hawking to join Newton, Darwin in final resting place
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:33:22 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - British physicist Stephen Hawking is to take his place among some of the greatest scientists in history when his ashes are interred inside Westminster Abbey, close to the graves of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
Japanese researchers seek to unmask Draghi's poker face to predict policy changes
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:28:12 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) - If European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi appears slightly more downbeat at his regular news conference than before, it could foreshadow a possible move by to the bank to trim its monetary policy stimulus.
Monsanto backs new company focused on gene editing, not GMOs
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:48:46 -0400
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co will fund a new U.S. company that aims to develop crops using technology known as gene editing, rather than the genetic modification that helped it become the world's biggest seed seller.
Earliest Homo sapiens exhibited unexpected sophistication
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:30:21 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On a grassy African landscape, some of the earliest members of our species, Homo sapiens, engaged in surprisingly sophisticated behaviors including using color pigments, creating advanced tools and trading for resources with other groups of people.
China to offer commercial recoverable satellites in next two years: Xinhua
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:22:31 -0400
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China plans to begin offering recoverable satellites to commercial users between 2019 and 2020, the official state news agency Xinhua reported.
Mystery dinosaur skeleton to be auctioned in Paris
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:01:24 -0400
LYON, France (Reuters) - The fossilized skeleton of an unidentified type of dinosaur is set to be auctioned in Paris in June, and could fetch up to 1.8 million euros ($2.22 million), auctioneers said.
Stephen Hawking, who unlocked the secrets of space and time, dies at 76
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:39:22 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain the origins of the universe, the mysteries of black holes and the nature of time itself, died on Wednesday aged 76.
Celebrated dino-bird Archaeopteryx could fly, but not very well
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:32:49 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It may not have been a champion aviator, but the famous dino-bird Archaeopteryx was fully capable of flying despite key skeletal differences from its modern cousins, though not exactly gracefully, according to a new study. Think Wright Brothers, not F-22 fighter jet.
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Police release footage from deadly crash involving self-driving Uber
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:25:54 +0000
Video shows the human backup driver in the SUV looking down until seconds before the crash
Mark Zuckerberg: "One of the biggest mistakes" of Facebook is not digging deeper into Cambridge Analytica
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:05:58 +0000
Days after reports showed data from 50M Facebook users was mishandled, the social media company's CEO is finally speaking out
Facebook CEO admits "mistakes" amid data scandal
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:13:08 +0000
CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged the social media giant will make it easier for users to protect their data
Fight mounts to save fragile coral reefs
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:45:11 +0000
The reefs act both as a protective barrier for coastlines and an attraction for the tourists; they're also one of the first victims of rising ocean temperatures
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admits "breach of trust"
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:08:46 +0000
Zuckerberg acknowledges there was "a breach of trust between Facebook and the people who share their data with us"
Soyuz blasts off with crew bound for space station
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:10:15 +0000
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a crew of three rocketed away on a two-day flight to the space station
This college campus hopes to become first to use 100 percent renewable energy
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:38:43 +0000
University of Hawaii Maui College will soon become one of the first campuses in the United States to use 100 percent renewable energy, university says
Facebook under fire for response to data mining scandal
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:29:25 +0000
Attorneys general in New York and Massachusetts launched a joint investigation into how a British firm got hold of more than 50 million Facebook users' personal information. Senators in both parties want CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley executives to appear on Capitol Hill.Jessica Lessin, founder and editor-in-chief of technology news website The Information, joins ""CBS This Morning"" to discuss the fallout from the data mining scandal.
#DeleteFacebook trends amid Cambridge Analytica scandal
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 02:54:49 +0000
Even the founder of WhatsApp -- which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion -- tweeted "It is time. #deletefacebook."
Facebook facing federal probes over Cambridge Analytica scandal
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:13:05 +0000
Facebook may have violated an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission about the use of user data, experts suggest
Russian Soyuz set to carry crew to space station
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:09:07 +0000
Two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut are set for launch Wednesday on a flight to the International Space Station
Where did Facebook go wrong in Cambridge Analytica scandal?
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:37:40 +0000
The political consulting firm obtained personal data on more than 50 million Facebook users without their permission
World's last male northern white rhino, named Sudan, dies
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:48:58 +0000
Death in Kenya being blamed on age-related complications but conservationists collected genetic material hoping science can revive species in future
3 states open investigations into Cambridge Analytica, Facebook
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:53:27 +0000
Attorneys general in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts have launched investigations into the data firm
The final days of the last male northern white rhino
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:50:01 +0000
Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world, died Monday night at a reserve in Kenya
Why this gorilla walks with a human-like strut may surprise you
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:57:48 +0000
Louis has been a star at the Philadelphia Zoo for the past 14 years, but new videos have brought him nationwide attention
Should self-driving Uber have sensed woman coming before fatal accident?
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:46:12 +0000
Uber suspended all testing of its autonomous vehicles after the crash, the first-known pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving car
What you need to know about Facebook & Cambridge Analytica
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:10:55 +0000
Together, they're responsible for the personal data of 50 million people being pulled from Facebook
Whistleblower speaks out on Facebook data controversy
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:19:31 +0000
"If you're trying to influence an American election, that's a one-stop shop," whistleblower says of data firm
Cambridge Analytica CEO caught on tape describing "shadow" election tactics
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:20:53 +0000
Alexander Nix told undercover reporters posing as potential clients about the firm's activities in elections around the globe
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