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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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Scientists in Chile unveil 'A Cosmic Titan' cluster of galaxies
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:05:48 -0400
Astronomers peering billions of light years into space have detected the largest, most extensive collection of galaxies ever registered in the early days of the universe, a "proto-supercluster" they nicknamed Hyperion after a titan from Greek mythology.
Modified cotton could be human food source after U.S. green light
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:23:48 -0400
U.S. regulators have cleared the way for farmers to grow a cotton plant genetically modified to make the cottonseed edible for people, a protein-packed potential new food source that could be especially useful in cotton-growing countries beset with malnutrition.
Exclusive: Science journal to withdraw chronic fatigue review amid patient activist complaints
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:31:31 -0400
A respected science journal is to withdraw a much-cited review of evidence on an illness known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) amid fierce criticism and pressure from activists and patients.
No time to be nervous: cosmonaut shrugs off emergency landing
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:27:29 -0400
Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin shrugged off on Tuesday his emergency landing last week, saying there had been no time to worry as his capsule plunged back to earth.
International Space Station crew has enough supplies for at least six months: Russian official
Sun, 14 Oct 2018 10:01:39 -0400
The crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has enough fuel, oxygen, water, and food to last at least six months, Vladimir Solovyov, flight director of the Russian segment of the ISS, was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday.
Russia may resume manned space flights on November 28: Interfax
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 10:47:30 -0400
The next manned flight of a Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) could take place on Nov. 28, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian space industry source on Saturday as saying.
Rocket failure astronauts will go back into space - Russian official
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:50:56 -0400
Two astronauts who survived the mid-air failure of a Russian rocket will fly again and are provisionally set to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring of next year, the head of Russia's space agency said on Friday.
Virgin's Branson halts talks on $1 billion Saudi investment in space ventures
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:42:51 -0400
British billionaire Richard Branson said on Thursday that his Virgin Group would suspend its discussions with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund over a planned $1 billion investment in the group's space ventures, in light of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
NASA head: rocket mishap shows need for range of transport options
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:18:35 -0400
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Friday that he had full confidence in the U.S.-Russian space relationship, but that a rocket failure this week showed the importance of having more than one way of getting people into space.
Russia plans to go ahead with manned space flight in December - TASS
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 07:32:52 -0400
Russia still plans to go ahead as planned with its next manned flight to the International Space Station (ISS) in December despite a rocket failure this week, TASS news agency cited a Russian space agency official as saying on Friday.
Russia may delay cargo flight to ISS after accident: space agency
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 03:55:13 -0400
Russia may delay a planned unmanned cargo shipment to the International Space Station (ISS) after the failure of a manned flight the previous day, Sergei Krikalev, a senior official from Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Friday.
Space crew survives plunge to Earth after Russian rocket fails
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:39:39 -0400
A Russian cosmonaut and a U.S. astronaut were safe on Thursday after a Soyuz rocket bound for the International Space Station failed in mid-air two minutes after liftoff in Kazakhstan, leading to a dramatic emergency landing.
Scientists use stem cells and gene editing to make mice with two mums
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:01:57 -0400
Chinese scientists said on Thursday they had used gene editing and stem cell techniques to produce healthy mice with two mothers which developed well enough to go on to have normal offspring of their own.
Russia hopes USA will be understanding about "Soyuz" incident - Ifax
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:49:46 -0400
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday he hoped the United States would be understanding about a malfunction that occurred during a launch of the "Soyuz" spacecraft.
Soyuz emergency landing could result in major payout for insurer Soglasie - Interfax
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:49:46 -0400
The Soyuz spacecraft's emergency landing on Thursday could become one of the biggest payouts for Russian insurance firm Soglasie in decades if it turns out to be an insurance case, Soglasie was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency.
Soyuz crew will spend one night in hospital for medical checks - Interfax
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:49:46 -0400
The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft, U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, will spend one night in a hospital in Baikonur for medical checks, Interfax quoted an unnamed source as saying on Thursday.
Russia may suspend unmanned launches of Soyuz rockets in 2018 - Interfax
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:49:46 -0400
Russia may suspend all unmanned launches of its Soyuz rockets this year, Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying on Thursday.
Bristol-Myers to invest in Compugen, collaborate in clinical trials
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 07:27:41 -0400
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Israel's Compugen said on Thursday they will collaborate in clinical trials for patients with advanced solid tumors.
International space station crew have enough supplies - TASS
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 07:06:25 -0400
The International Space Station crew have enough supplies and the aborted launch of a "Soyuz" spacecraft bringing a new crew to the station will not affect operations, TASS news agency cited an unnamed source as saying on Thursday.
Soyuz crew out of capsule, in good condition - NASA TV
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 06:23:16 -0400
U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin have left their Soyuz capsule and are both in good condition, NASA television reported on Thursday.
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Mesmerizing images showcase Earth as art
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:13:54 +0000
Images from the U.S. Geological Survey combine science and art to showcase the wonder of our planet
Siri Shortcut lets you secretly record police
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:35:06 +0000
Users can record law enforcement encounters by speaking a command like, "Hey Siri, I'm getting pulled over."
In posthumous message, Stephen Hawking warns "what will cripple the Earth"
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:29:48 +0000
Stephen Hawking writes humanity behaving with "reckless indifference to our future on planet Earth," according to report
"Far from an honest mistake": Facebook accused of inflating ad data
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:01:37 +0000
A group of advertisers say the social media giant knowingly inflating the amount of time users viewed videos by as much as 900 percent
How AI is creating new threats to election security
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:54:39 +0000
Big data and artificial intelligence will expose old vulnerabilities and create new methods of hacking campaigns
Atlas 5 rocket boosts $1.8 billion military satellite into space
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:55:06 +0000
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted a powerful military communications satellite into space from a Florida launchpad
YouTube fixes "access issues" that caused widespread outage
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:50:34 +0000
YouTube suffered problems with its YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music services after an outage that lasted more than an hour
Facebook working on "unsend" button for messages
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:33:54 +0000
The social network has been working on an "unsend" function, six months after CEO Mark Zuckerberg's messages to users suddenly disappeared​ from their inboxes
NASA astronaut unfazed by frightening aborted launch
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:10:36 +0000
For NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who was making his first space flight, the long-awaited goal of finally flying in space was just out of reach
SpaceX rocket debris washes up along Outer Banks beach
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:32:50 +0000
The National Park Service said Elon Musk's company confirmed that "rocket hardware" was discovered at the Outer Banks
Uber reportedly worth more than Ford, GM, Tesla--combined
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:53:29 +0000
The driving-and-delivery company won't be profitable for years, but still worth double what it was in May, the Wall Street Journal reports
Climate Diaries: Antarctica ice melting at an ever quicker rate
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:03:49 +0000
NASA's newest satellite designed to measure ice sheets over the North and South Poles is in its permanent orbit. Since then, NASA has relied on "Operation Ice Bridge," which sends planes to Antarctica from South America to study how fast ice sheets are melting. Mark Phillips went aboard for his latest installment of the Climate Diaries.
Paul Allen: The 60 Minutes Interview
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:56:32 +0000
Billionaire tech pioneer talks to "60 Minutes" about his relationship with Microsoft co-founder, early days of the company
"He changed the world": Tech, sports world celebrate Paul Allen's life
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:16:30 +0000
"As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions," Microsoft's CEO said
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:49:27 +0000
Paul Allen, a pioneer of personal computing, died Monday. Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, and later bought the Seattle Seahawks. Allen had been fighting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
NASA tracking melting ice in Antarctica
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:50:26 +0000
NASA scientists have been flying over Antarctica to track melting ice. At the current rate, Antarctica alone could cause sea levels to rise as much as six inches. CBS News correspondent Mark Philips reports.
Jeff Bezos explains decision to work with Pentagon
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:48:06 +0000
Bezos was a surprise speaker at the Wired25 conference in San Francisco on Monday
Climate change to double costs of making beer
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:03:44 +0000
Barley, a key ingredient in brewskis, is one of the most heat sensitive crops known to science
Woman sees uncle's SOS in satellite image after hurricane, calls for help
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:49:00 +0000
Florida woman spots uncle's SOS in satellite image showing Hurricane Michael's destruction
The hottest climate science in the world's coldest place
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:43:05 +0000
NASA's Operation IceBridge measures ice loss in Antarctica, and its effect on rising sea levels
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