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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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New Zealand's Rocket Lab shoots 13 tiny cube satellites into orbit
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 01:54:52 -0500
Rocket Lab, a rocket propulsion company backed by investors in Silicon Valley, has launched a batch of 13 tiny probes from New Zealand to study space.
Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:53:26 -0500
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years of testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to breach Earth's atmosphere since America's shuttle program ended in 2011.
Curry agrees to lunar lab visit: NASA
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:51:54 -0500
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry will take space agency NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab after he sparked controversy by saying he did not believe humans had ever been to the Moon, comments he later called a joke.
A-maize-ing genetic sleuthing rewrites history of corn
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:23:20 -0500
The history of corn, one of humankind's indispensable staple crops, is far more complicated that previously known, according to scientists who conducted a comprehensive genetic and archeological analysis of its domestication.
Curry signals willingness to meet with NASA over Moon landing doubts
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 20:11:31 -0500
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry on Tuesday signaled that he is willing to take NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab in Houston after his pronouncement this week that he does not believe humans ever walked on the Moon.
Russian cosmonauts take samples on sixth hour of spacewalk to crack mystery
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:47:04 -0500
Two Russian cosmonauts have taken samples of their capsule's exterior in the sixth hour of a spacewalk seeking to resolve the mystery of a small hole found in the craft docked at the International Space Station, a live broadcast by Russian space agency Roscosmos showed early on Wednesday.
NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid Bennu
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:14:17 -0500
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has discovered ingredients for water on a relatively nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky acorn-shaped object that may hold clues to the origins of life on Earth, scientists said on Monday.
NASA's intrepid Voyager 2 probe crosses into interstellar space
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:56:51 -0500
Voyager 2, a NASA probe launched in 1977 and designed for just a five-year mission, has become only the second human-made object to enter interstellar space as it continues its marathon trek billions of miles (km) from Earth, scientists said on Monday.
China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon: Xinhua
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 00:23:16 -0500
China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space program, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:38:04 -0500
A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported.
'Cheating' gorillas show clever puzzle-solving
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:45:29 -0500
Gorillas at a zoo in England have demonstrated a distinctly human trait while attempting to solve a new puzzle game - cheating.
SpaceX launches biggest U.S. 'rideshare' mission with 64 satellites
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:35:09 -0500
(This story corrects to delete incorrect information that rocket carried a University of Illinois satellite)
NASA deep space probe reaches asteroid deemed potential Earth threat
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 05:59:33 -0500
NASA's deep space explorer Osiris-Rex flew on Monday to within a dozen miles of its destination, a skyscraper-sized asteroid believed to hold organic compounds fundamental to life as well as the potential to collide with Earth in about 150 years. 
Russia launches first manned voyage to ISS since rocket accident
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:03:43 -0500
A Russian-made Soyuz rocket blasted a three-man crew into orbit on Monday, beginning the first manned voyage to the International Space Station since a mission in October was aborted in midair because of a rocket malfunction.
NASA selects nine U.S. companies to vie for moon program funding
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:51:01 -0500
NASA on Thursday named nine U.S. companies, including Lockheed Martin Corp, that will compete for funding under the space agency's renewed long-term moon program, a private-public undertaking to develop technology that will explore the lunar surface.
Ancient toothless whale was forerunner of modern cetacean giants
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:24:02 -0500
A prehistoric 15-foot-long (4.5 meters) whale that sucked prey into its mouth represents a key missing puzzle piece concerning the evolution of today's huge filter-feeding whales, scientists said on Thursday.
China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:58:23 -0500
The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had edited the genes of twin babies.
New ultralight material offers many uses for plastic waste, researchers say
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 06:28:25 -0500
Researchers in Singapore are seeking a patent for a new sound-proof and heat-resistant material made from recycled plastic bottles they say could help reduce plastic waste dumped in oceans and clogging landfills.
India's Earth observation satellite among 31 sent into space
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 04:26:50 -0500
India fired a rocket carrying 31 satellites into space on Thursday, including its own advanced earth observation satellite among the other smaller ones launched for eight countries.
Amazon's latest gadget: a self-driving toy car for coders
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:02:53 -0500
Self-driving cars, meet Amazon's self-driving toys.
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Colin Kroll, HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder, dies at 34
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 21:47:57 +0000
Colin Kroll, the CEO and co-founder of the popular HQ Trivia app, has died, the company said Sunday
Re-making Lego
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 15:27:53 +0000
Lego, the tiny plastic bricks that engage young minds and fingers, have clicked with generations of kids. So, why is the popular toy undergoing a remake? Roxana Saberi visits the Lego factory in Billund, Denmark, to find out.
Almanac: The first vending machine
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 17:13:16 +0000
On December 16, 1884, William Henry Fruen patented his "Automatic Liquid-Drawing Device," leading the way to coin-operated devices dispensing a myriad of products
Almanac: The first vending machine patent
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 15:13:54 +0000
On December 16, 1884, William Henry Fruen patented his "Automatic Liquid-Drawing Device," leading the way to coin-operated vending machines dispensing a myriad of products. Jane Pauley reports.
Can you write bitcoin losses off your taxes?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:50:58 +0000
Yes. Cryptocurrency is property, as far as the IRS is concerned, which means when it loses value, there's a tax break
New Facebook bug exposes millions of users' private photos
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:12:47 +0000
Social media giant says a security glitch may have let third-party apps access people's unshared images
The year's worst passwords: "Donald" joins list
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:11:11 +0000
An analysis of 5 million leaked passwords finds that computer users are still relying on easily guessed passwords
Richard Branson prepares for private space tours after Virgin Galactic flight
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 04:11:27 +0000
Virgin Galactic cleared a major milestone on Thursday by sending a spaceship from the Mojave desert to beyond Earth's atmosphere. The company is now on track to send private tourists into space. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans spoke with Richard Branson.
Brightest comet of the year to fly by Earth
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:01:26 +0000
It'll be 7.2 million miles away, but that still might be close enough to see with the naked eye – here's when to catch it
Richard Branson estimates he'll take his first flight to space "within 6 months"
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:23:19 +0000
"I'm itching to go," he said on CBSN
Waymo's self-driving cars have faced slashed tires, thrown rocks
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:31:34 +0000
Autonomous vehicles in Arizona have been involved in incidents including slashed tires and thrown rocks
Virgin Galactic sends rocketplane to edge of space
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:28:39 +0000
Virgin Galactic's commercial rocketplane reached an altitude of over 51 miles high in Thursday's test flight
Hacking group "Charming Kitten" targets nuclear experts and Treasury officials
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:48:07 +0000
A cybersecurity group tied the hackers to the Iranian government
How to protect your smart home devices from security risks
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:16:30 +0000
Smart home devices are becoming more popular. It's estimated there are now more than one billion internet-connected devices in homes across North America. But each smart device comes with a security risk. CBS News contributor and Wired editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the threats and the security precautions you can take.
Woman's heartbreaking note to tech companies after stillbirth
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:36:13 +0000
"If you're smart enough to realize that I'm pregnant, that I've given birth, then surely you're smart enough to realize that my baby died"
California mulls "text tax" on mobile messages
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:45:10 +0000
Regulators to vote on surcharge to bolster state program that helps make phone service affordable for poor people
"Scary" warming in the Arctic at unusual times and places
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:17:12 +0000
The report also finds record low winter ice and increased toxic algae
Super League Gaming aims to be "Little League for esports"
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:33:32 +0000
The organization is trying to bring needed structure to the industry at the youth level – and develop U.S. pros
CIA's former head of science and tech: U.S. falling behind in new space race
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:16:58 +0000
On the "Intelligence Matters" podcast this week, Glenn Gaffney talked with host Michael Morell about the ground the U.S. is losing in the space race to Russia and China
Google CEO defends search giant in congressional hearing
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:28:28 +0000
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was in the hot seat Tuesday when he testified before Congress. He heard from Democrats upset over the spread of misinformation, and from Republicans who claim Google favors liberals. Wired editor in chief Nicholas Thompson reports.
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