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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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Israel's first lunar lander launched into space from Florida
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:25:19 -0500
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface.
Japanese space probe touches down on asteroid to collect samples
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:26:44 -0500
A Japanese space probe named after a falcon, Hayabusa 2, has touched down on an asteroid more than 300 million km (186 million miles) from Earth on a mission to seek clues about the origins of life, Japan's space agency said on Friday.
SpaceX rocket launched carrying Israel's first lunar lander
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:57:43 -0500
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface.
Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space program
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:45:22 -0500
NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a new government report, threatening the U.S. bid to revive its human spaceflight program later this year.
Modest dinosaur dubbed 'harbinger of doom' set stage for T. rex
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:00:39 -0500
No one would ever look at the huge and ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex as an underdog. But its newly discovered evolutionary great uncle certainly was.
Space crew unfazed ahead of first launch since rocket failure
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:38:18 -0500
Two astronauts who survived a midair rocket failure in October said on Thursday they had received counseling following their brush with death and felt ready to fly again next month.
Why do zebras have stripes? They make bad landing strips for flies
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:23:27 -0500
Scientists are providing new evidence to answer the longstanding question about why zebras have stripes. It appears stripes make terrible landing strips, bamboozling the fierce blood-sucking flies that try to feast on zebras and carry deadly diseases.
Israel's first moon mission set for liftoff from Florida Thursday
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:09:03 -0500
Israel's first spacecraft designed to land on the moon is set to blastoff from Florida on Thursday in the first privately-funded lunar mission, as the Jewish state seeks to become only the fourth nation to reach the surface of Earth's natural satellite.
The real 'Jaws': Great white shark's genetic secrets revealed
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:13:12 -0500
The great white shark, one of the most fearsome predators in the world's oceans in both fact and fiction, is a formidable creature -- right down to its genes.
Japan approves test of iPS cells for treating spinal injuries
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 03:47:48 -0500
Japanese scientists will test the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat spinal cord injuries, a health ministry panel that approved the research project said on Monday.
Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:35:15 -0500
In a remote island outpost on the edge of the Antarctic, hundreds of miles from the southern tip of Chile, scientists at a research base are scouring the ice for clues about everything from climate change to cures for cancer.
NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid program delays
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:06 -0500
NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co.
NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 04:12:01 -0500
Opportunity, a remarkably durable NASA rover designed to roll along the surface of Mars for three months, has stopped communicating with Earth after 15 years of service, officials said on Wednesday, ending a mission that astounded the U.S. space agency.
Tanzanian 'beast' sheds light on gigantic dinosaur group
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 15:30:42 -0500
A relatively complete skeleton of a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater excavated from a rocky cliff above a Tanzanian river is providing insight into the early evolution of a dinosaur group that later included Earth's largest-ever land animals.
Earth's earliest mobile organisms lived 2.1 billion years ago
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 15:36:18 -0500
Scientists have discovered in 2.1-billion-year-old black shale from a quarry in Gabon the earliest evidence of a revolutionary development in the history of life on Earth, the ability of organisms to move from one place to another on their own.
University of California to be granted pioneering CRISPR patent
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 21:54:59 -0500
The University of California will soon be granted a potentially valuable patent on the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, according to a document filed by the U.S. patent office on Friday.
Mirror test hints at surprising cognitive abilities in fish
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:34:59 -0500
A small tropical reef fish was able to recognize itself in a mirror, scientists said on Thursday in a finding that raises provocative questions about assessing self-awareness and cognitive abilities in animals.
Brick by Lego brick, teen builds his own prosthetic arm
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:49:49 -0500
David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a right forearm due to a rare genetic condition.
Memories made of this: USB stick found in frozen seal poo
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:24:40 -0500
Scientists in New Zealand say they have found a USB memory stick containing holiday photos inside a frozen slab of seal poo.
'Thar she blows!' Scientists use drones to monitor whale health
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:13:13 -0500
The old cry of sailors sighting a whale's waterspout is taking on new meaning as scientists turn to drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, to gather samples of the fluids exhaled by the huge mammals and track their health.
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Japanese space probe lands on far-off asteroid to get samples
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:51:39 +0000
Scientists say the samples could provide clues about the origin of the solar system and of life on Earth
SpaceX launches rocket carrying privately funded Israeli moon lander
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:38:08 +0000
If successful, the $100M mission will put Israel in an exclusive club, joining the U.S., Soviet Union/Russia and China as only the fourth nation in space history to pull off a powered landing on the moon
Advocates say Facebook tricked kids into in-game purchases
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:03:03 +0000
FTC urged to probe if the social-media company illegally enticed minors to spend money without parental consent
YouTube axes 400+ channels over child exploitation controversy
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:22:02 +0000
YouTube has come under fire for allowing disturbing content, leading major companies to pull their ads
5G explained: How it works and when we'll have it
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:08:12 +0000
The next generation of wireless technology will revolutionize how we use mobile devices, but it’s also fraught with technical challenges and won’t be ready for primetime anytime soon
Giant bee, once thought extinct, is found alive
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:13:55 +0000
While the world's largest bee may seem horrifying, discoverers celebrated its survival
Climate change officially drives first mammal species to extinction
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:17:11 +0000
A rodent was added this week to a list of animals declared extinct by the Australian government
Samsung's new foldable phone costs $1,980
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:59:48 +0000
The Galaxy Fold is a smartphone that can turn into a tablet
Google's Nest alarm has a microphone, unknown to consumers
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:38:35 +0000
The tech giant says its latest privacy flub was a mistake and the mic "should have been listed in the tech specs"
Huawei founder: "5G is not an atomic bomb"
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:02:39 +0000
Chinese tech giant, Huawei, has been at the forefront of 5G – the latest generation of mobile technology that's faster, smarter and more powerful than today's current iteration. They’ve secured rollout contracts with nearly 30 countries. But notably missing from the list is the U.S., which considers the company to be a national security threat. Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei spoke with Bianna Golodrgya in his first TV interview with an American journalist.
Nestle pulls ads from YouTube over videos of minors
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:25:32 +0000
Food giant is one of several major companies that have yanked ad spending from Google's video site amid controversy
Huawei CEO denies being part of effort to spy on U.S.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:26:30 +0000
The head of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei denies being part of efforts to spy on the U.S. The Trump administration is reportedly thinking of banning Huawei products in the U.S. "CBS This Morning" co-host Bianna Golodryga traveled to China to speak with the CEO.
What to know about China's Huawei — and its battle with the U.S.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:13:47 +0000
The U.S. government accuses the Chinese tech giant of corporate espionage; American courts are set to weigh in
What parents should know before sharing about kids online
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:53:16 +0000
A child's online footprint can begin before they are even born – starting when parents upload sonograms to social media
It's Samsung's turn to reveal its newest smartphone lineup
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:03:29 +0000
The question looming over its high-profile launch event: Will the new models and features be enough to boost sales?
Battle royale in online games: "Apex Legends" smashes "Fortnite"
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:50:59 +0000
"Fortnite" is no longer the record holder for game downloads and viewership, with EA's "Apex Legends" charging ahead
What parents should know before sharing about your kids online
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:55:40 +0000
The Atlantic reports a child's online footprint can begin before they are even born. It starts when parents upload sonograms to social media. By the age of two, 92 percent of toddlers have their own digital identity, according to a 2010 study by AVG. Some call this "sharenting,” when parents actively share their child's digital identity. The Atlantic's Taylor Lorenz joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss her article, "When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online."
Why Priscilla Chan wants to teach inmates how to code
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:09:30 +0000
An innovative computer coding program is part of the effort to break the cycle of mass incarceration in the U.S. Priscilla Chan, the co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and wife of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is helping to create opportunities for females inmates in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma female incarceration rate is more than double the national average. Only on "CBS This Morning," Pricilla Chan takes Norah O'Donnell and her team inside a medium-security prison in McLoud, Oklahoma.
Huawei founder says he would defy Chinese law on intel gathering
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:53:33 +0000
Chinese company is the largest seller of telecommunications equipment in the world
Flight hits 801 mph thanks to record-breaking jet stream
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:17:36 +0000
The river of air 35,000 feet above the NYC area, known as the jet stream, clocked in at a blazing 231 mph, blowing away a 1957 record
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