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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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First satellites for Musk's Starlink internet venture launched into orbit
Fri, 24 May 2019 08:48:52 -0400
SpaceX, the private rocket company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched the first batch of 60 small satellites into low-Earth orbit on Thursday for Musk's new Starlink internet service.
NASA executive quits weeks after appointment to lead 2024 moon landing plan
Fri, 24 May 2019 01:10:45 -0400
A top NASA executive hired in April to guide strategy for returning astronauts to the moon by 2024 has resigned, the space agency said on Thursday, the culmination of internal strife and dwindling congressional support for the lunar initiative.
Procrastinating genius: did da Vinci have attention disorder?
Thu, 23 May 2019 23:25:20 -0400
Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci's litany of exquisite but unfinished work shows he probably had an attention disorder common to modern society.
NASA chooses technology firm Maxar for lunar platform project
Thu, 23 May 2019 20:34:55 -0400
NASA has picked space technology company Maxar Technologies Inc as the first contractor to help build its Gateway platform in lunar orbit, a crucial outpost for America's mission to relay astronauts to the moon in 2024, the U.S. agency said on Thursday.
Old mold: Fossil of world's earliest fungus unearthed in Canada
Wed, 22 May 2019 16:18:35 -0400
Microfossils of a globular spore connected to a T-shaped filament excavated in an Arctic region of northwestern Canada represent the oldest-known fungus, a discovery that sheds light on the origins of an important branch in Earth's tree of life.
Horse dies at Pimlico day before Preakness race
Fri, 17 May 2019 19:23:14 -0400
A three-year-old filly collapsed and died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes.
SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch again, for 'about a week'
Thu, 16 May 2019 22:18:02 -0400
A SpaceX launch already scrubbed once due to inclement weather was postponed again nearly 24 hours later on Thursday, this time for "about a week," in order to update satellite software and "triple-check everything," Elon Musk's rocket company said.
Genus shares surge on deal to market gene-edited pigs in China
Thu, 16 May 2019 07:53:44 -0400
British livestock genetics firm Genus agreed on Thursday to license its know-how on virus-resistant pigs to Beijing Capital Agribusiness Co Ltd, which will seek regulatory approval for the pigs in the world's biggest pork market.
High winds force SpaceX to postpone first launch of Starlink satellites
Wed, 15 May 2019 23:51:20 -0400
Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX postponed a planned Wednesday night blastoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first 60 satellites for his new Starlink internet service, citing excessive winds over the Florida launch site.
SpaceX postpones satellite launch in Florida due to high winds
Wed, 15 May 2019 23:09:48 -0400
Elon Musk's SpaceX postponed its planned Wednesday night blastoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first cluster of satellites for his new Starlink internet service, citing excessive winds over the Florida launch site.
Brazil seeks China's OK for genetically modified sugarcane
Wed, 15 May 2019 13:28:18 -0400
Brazil's agriculture minister will ask Chinese officials on Thursday to greenlight exports to the Asian nation of sugar made from genetically modified (GM) sugarcane, which is expected to be widely used in Brazil in coming years.
Trump seeks extra $1.6 billion in NASA spending to return to moon by 2024
Tue, 14 May 2019 00:35:07 -0400
The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra $1.6 billion as a "down payment" to accommodate the accelerated goal of returning Americans to the surface of the moon by 2024.
Quakes show that moon, gradually shrinking, is tectonically active
Mon, 13 May 2019 22:35:24 -0400
The moon may be dynamic and tectonically active like Earth - not the inert world some scientists had believed it to be - based on a new analysis disclosed on Monday of quakes measured by seismometers in operation on the moon from 1969 and 1977.
Now you can explore a cave without actually going into a cave
Sun, 12 May 2019 08:24:34 -0400
Czech speleologists have come up with a way to explore flooded cave systems without strapping on scuba gear, wet suits, helmets and water-proof lamps: 3D mapping.
In crisis-hit Argentina, cancer researcher turns to game show for funds
Fri, 10 May 2019 09:06:26 -0400
Amid a swirling economic crisis and protests over budget cuts for research in Argentina, one scientist has found a novel way to fundraise: winning money on a television game show.
Unique genetic adaptation lets deep-sea fish see color in the darkness
Fri, 10 May 2019 01:46:22 -0400
While people and other vertebrates are color blind in dim light, some deep-sea fish may possess keen color vision to thrive in the near total darkness of their extreme environment thanks to a unique genetic adaptation, scientists said on Thursday.
Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump's lunar timetable
Fri, 10 May 2019 00:08:13 -0400
Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos unveiled on Thursday a mockup of a lunar lander being built by his Blue Origin rocket company and touted his moon goals in a strategy aimed at capitalizing on the Trump administration's renewed push to establish a lunar outpost in just five years.
Bat-winged dinosaur was intriguing detour in evolution of flight
Wed, 08 May 2019 13:12:25 -0400
A fossil unearthed in northeastern China of a feathered dinosaur a bit bigger than a blue jay that possessed bat-like wings represents a remarkable but short-lived detour in the evolution of flight and the advent of birds, scientists said on Wednesday.
Alphabet's GV leads funding in gene editing company Verve Therapeutics
Tue, 07 May 2019 06:11:52 -0400
GV, Alphabet Inc's venture capital arm, led a $58.5 million investment to launch Verve Therapeutics, a new biotech focused on developing therapies that edit the human genome to treat heart diseases.
First moon landing manual could fetch $9 million at auction
Fri, 03 May 2019 16:01:44 -0400
The detailed manual used by U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the moon in 1969 is going up for auction in July and could fetch up to $9 million, New York auctioneers Christie's said on Wednesday.
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High school and college STEM students build electric cars for kids with disabilities for free
Tue, 21 May 2019 19:45:23 +0000
A group of STEM students from Connecticut have come together to build electric carts from scratch and then give them to kids who use wheelchairs – for free. And the gift of mobility brought one mom to tears.
Great white sharks tracked off the Carolina coast
Mon, 20 May 2019 01:02:19 +0000
A group of migrating great white sharks are suddenly acting like tourists along the Carolina coast. But apparently there's nothing to fear. Meg Oliver explains.
Computerized games offer hope for patients with traumatic brain injuries
Thu, 16 May 2019 23:41:58 +0000
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have left hundreds of thousands of veterans and active duty service members truggling with traumatic brain injuries. Even mild cases can have lasting effects. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on a new possible treatment.
Largest and oldest T. rex named "Scotty" revealed
Wed, 15 May 2019 23:52:13 +0000
The largest tyrannosaurus rex to ever roam the earth is about to make his official debut. CBS News got a look at "Scotty" before he goes on display at a museum in Canada. Jamie Yuccas explains.
Green energy in West Virginia, the state of coal
Mon, 13 May 2019 15:18:50 +0000
Coal has been the backbone of West Virginia for generations until rising costs and cheaper fuel alternatives wiped out jobs by tens of thousands. Now, there's a new opportunity in the state and it's green. Adam Yamaguchi tells the story in a new CBSN Originals "Clinging to Coal."
Million animals, plants at risk of extinction due to human activities, U.N. report says
Tue, 07 May 2019 23:47:02 +0000
About one million species of animals and plants around the world are now at risk of extinction, in part due to pollution and over-fishing. A new United Nations report says nature is essential for our existence and a good quality of life, but point to a stark warning: humans are transforming the planet’s natural habitat at an unprecedented rate. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
U.N. report warns 1 million plants and animals at risk of extinction
Tue, 07 May 2019 20:48:33 +0000
A bombshell U.N. report finds 1 million of the Earth's plants and animal species are now at imminent risk of extinction. The report found that humans are causing extinction at a rate never seen before. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
Scientists believe Hawaii's Kilauea volcano will erupt again
Fri, 03 May 2019 23:33:36 +0000
For months, lava exploded and devoured miles of Hawaii's Big Island. A year later, scientists believe it could erupt again in the future. Carter Evans reports.
Universe is younger and expanding faster than previously thought
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 01:56:23 +0000
CBS News contributor and physicist Michio Kaku joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss a new study that says the universe is younger and expanding faster than previously thought.
"Marfa Martians" sending science experiment to space
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 20:45:57 +0000
A group of 10 and 11-year-old students from Marfa, Texas, decided to reach for the stars and enter a nationwide science contest. Now the "Marfa Martians," as they're known, will be sending their experiment to space. Omar Villafranca has their story.
Cellphone technology 5G gets boost from Trump administration
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:52:37 +0000
On Friday, the White House announced a new plan to accelerate the rollout of the super-fast network across the country and phone companies are racing to capitalize on the upgrade. Adriana Diaz reports.
Black hole image reveals cosmic first: "Our jaws dropped"
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 19:55:09 +0000
For the first time, we are seeing an image of one of the most mysterious corners of the universe: a black hole with 6.5 billion times the mass of our sun. It is devouring the insides of a galaxy about 55 million light years away. Mark Strassmann reports.
Scientists reveal first picture of a black hole
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 01:57:41 +0000
Scientists on Wednesday showed off the first picture of a black hole. Its gravity is so powerful, nothing escapes, not even light. Mark Strassmann explains.
Telescopes photograph a black hole for the first time
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 20:59:43 +0000
The first image of a black hole has been released by scientists. Telescopes captured the image from 55 million light-years away. CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood joins CBSN to discuss the significance of this discovery.
When Putin's around, GPS goes haywire, study finds
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 20:00:57 +0000
As Russia's president drove over a bridge one day last year, the GPS units on nearby ships suddenly seemed to believe they were dozens of miles away, on land
How a former teacher uses dirt bikes to inspire young students
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 21:06:34 +0000
Former teacher Brittany Young is always looking for ways to get young students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Since dirt bikes are popular in Baltimore, she decided to channel that passion. Chip Reid has the story.
Facebook scam: Fraudsters promise fake tax breaks using Donald Trump's photo
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:55:29 +0000
The ads promise huge state tax breaks through solar-energy panels, but it's really a ploy to get users' data
Army recruiting esports gamers for next generation of U.S. soldiers
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 19:37:57 +0000
The U.S. Army is looking beyond recruiting ads, as it tries to pitch itself to a new audience: gamers. The audience for competitive gaming, also know as esports, is expected to rival the NFL by 2022 with as many as 300 million people. Tony Dokoupil met with with the Army’s new recruiting commander about how he hopes to turn virtual fighters into real warriors.
Uber buys Careem for $3.1 billion to expand into Middle East
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:11:43 +0000
The purchase, the largest tech transaction in the Middle East, will allow Careem to keep its brand and app unchanged
One of Earth's fastest-shrinking glaciers is growing again
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 15:08:45 +0000
Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier around 2012 was retreating about 1.8 miles and thinning nearly 130 feet annually
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