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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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Fossil skull from Utah sheds light on primitive mammal group
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:33:44 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fossilized skull of a small critter found in Utah underneath a dinosaur foot bone is providing insight into one of the most primitive mammalian groups and has scientists rethinking the timing of the break-up of Earth's bygone supercontinent Pangaea.
Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month
Wed, 23 May 2018 09:25:27 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotland's fabled monster really does, or did, exist.
'Alien asteroid' may be the oldest object in the solar system
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:54:45 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An "alien asteroid" that circles the sun in the giant gas planet Jupiter's orbital path, but hurtling in the opposite direction, is the first-known permanent resident of our solar system that astronomers have concluded originated in another star system.
China launches satellite to explore dark side of moon: Xinhua
Mon, 21 May 2018 02:47:32 -0400
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China launched a relay satellite early on Monday designed to establish a communication link between earth and a planned lunar probe that will explore the dark side of the moon, the official Xinhua news agency said.
'Made in China' label sheds light on old Java Sea shipwreck
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:11:42 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fresh examination of Chinese ceramics and other cargo from an important Java Sea shipwreck has led researchers to conclude that the vessel sank a century earlier than previously thought, providing insight into Asia's maritime trade more than 800 years ago.
China launches first rocket designed by a private company
Thu, 17 May 2018 03:28:04 -0400
BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched its first privately developed rocket from a launchpad in northwestern China on Thursday, state media said, the latest milestone in the country's ambitious space exploration program.
Oxygen presence in distant galaxy sheds light on early universe
Wed, 16 May 2018 16:05:24 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After detecting a whiff of oxygen, astronomers have determined that stars in a faraway galaxy formed 250 million years after the Big Bang -- a rather short time in cosmic terms -- in a finding that sheds light on conditions in the early universe.
Scientists explore DNA secrets of green-blooded lizards
Wed, 16 May 2018 18:00:43 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of lizards inhabiting the island of New Guinea boasts one of the most exotic traits of any animal: green blood. And scientists have been trying hard to figure out what benefit this characteristic -- caused by high levels of an ordinarily toxic green bile pigment -- may give them.
Europa's plumes make Jupiter moon a prime candidate for life
Mon, 14 May 2018 17:32:49 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new look at old data is giving scientists a fresh reason to view Europa, a moon of Jupiter, as a leading candidate in the search for life beyond Earth, with evidence of water plumes shooting into space.
Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off
Sat, 12 May 2018 05:56:08 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - Stephen Hawking's family have invited time travelers to his memorial service, seeking to tackle one of the curiosities that eluded the British physicist during his extraordinary life.
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Donald Trump Jr. claims conservative "shadow ban" on Instagram
Sat, 26 May 2018 05:02:53 +0000
Donald Trump Jr. posted on Instagram he had a "crazy drop-off in new followers"
How to minimize privacy risks from smart gadgets
Fri, 25 May 2018 20:09:52 +0000
Certain features on smart devices can be disabled or removed, helping to protect users' privacy
Facebook exec on rollout of political ad labels
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:38:56 +0000
Carolyn Everson says this is just one step Facebook is taking to protect the integrity of future elections
Mysterious furry creature puzzles wildlife experts
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:29:35 +0000
The large, furry beast was shot dead on a Montana ranch and wildlife officials are still not 100 percent sure what it is
Amazon Echo records private conversation and sends to co-worker
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:33:35 +0000
Amazon is investigating after one of its Echo devices recorded a family's private conversation and sent it to a random contact. Gary Horcher of our Seattle affiliate KIRO-TV broke the story.
5 privacy rights Europeans have that Americans don't
Thu, 24 May 2018 21:37:04 +0000
With a bold new law kicking in Friday, EU citizens now enjoy data protections sorely lacking this side of the Atlantic
Facebook: Send us your naked photos to stop revenge porn
Fri, 25 May 2018 03:53:55 +0000
Facebook is expanding its fight against revenge porn
Amazon Alexa Echo recorded conversation and then sent to contact
Fri, 25 May 2018 04:07:20 +0000
A woman in Portland, Oregon, says her Amazon Echo secretly recorded her conversation and sent the recording to a contact on her husband's phone. Amazon said it was the result of an "unlikely" series of events.
Amazon: Alexa Echo sent recorded conversation in "unlikely" string of events
Fri, 25 May 2018 04:02:43 +0000
In a statement Thursday, Amazon confirmed the woman's private conversation had been inadvertently recorded and sent
Eco-friendly six-pack rings will spare sea creatures, not snare them
Thu, 24 May 2018 21:20:20 +0000
A Florida brewery has partnered with startup to tackle an insidious form of plastic waste
After devastating 2017, NOAA releases new hurricane forecast
Thu, 24 May 2018 19:11:37 +0000
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast calls for 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes
Facebook has new rules for political ads. Here's how they work
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:42:01 +0000
Now you'll see who paid for an ad, how much they paid and how many people saw it
What is GDPR? Explaining Europe's major privacy law
Thu, 24 May 2018 20:37:32 +0000
Europe's major privacy law goes in effect Friday. Here's how it affects businesses and people
Facebook announces user privacy review as Europe cracks down
Thu, 24 May 2018 13:53:49 +0000
Europe's General Data Protection Regulation​ makes it easier for EU residents to give and withdraw permission for companies to use personal information
Uber self-drives robo-cars out of Arizona after fatal crash
Thu, 24 May 2018 10:52:19 +0000
Ride-sharing company had already suspended program in the state after crash, but new move means human jobs will be lost
NOAA studies "serious problem" with new GOES weather satellite
Thu, 24 May 2018 14:54:54 +0000
The recently-launched GOES-17 weather satellite has run into problems with its main camera
Studies: Shuttering coal and oil power plants boosts fertility, babies' health
Wed, 23 May 2018 17:56:50 +0000
"We believe that these papers have important implications for understanding the potential ... health benefits of climate and energy policy shifts and provide some very good news on that front"
Twitter to add labels to U.S. political candidates
Wed, 23 May 2018 18:00:43 +0000
Social media service says move is aimed at preventing bogus accounts from fooling users
Loch Ness Monster legend to be tested with DNA samples
Wed, 23 May 2018 13:53:29 +0000
International team of scientists will take samples of the murky waters of Scotland's Loch Ness and conduct DNA tests to determine what species live there
Panic as bat-borne virus kills 10, infects at least 13 more
Wed, 23 May 2018 11:18:32 +0000
Indian officials say Nipah virus outbreak appears contained and "there is no need to panic," but it's too late for some
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