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http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/space/2010-02-08-NASA-shuttle-launch_N.htm?csp=34Space 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.
      
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2010-02-05-Shackleton-whisky-antarctic_N.htm?csp=34Explorers' century-old whisky found in Antarctic
Fri, 5 Feb 2010 22:39:17 GMT
This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century.
      
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/vergano/2010-02-05-evolution-darwin_N.htm?csp=34Scientists 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.
      
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/resources/ask-usa-today-weather.htm?csp=34Ask 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.
      
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/2010-02-04-butterflies_N.htm?csp=34Butterflies 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.
      
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/discoveries/2010-02-04-dinosaurs-colors_N.htm?csp=34Mohawks, 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.
      
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/environment/2010-02-03-windpower_N.htm?csp=34China 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.
      
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/space/2010-02-03-iran-rocket-space_N.htm?csp=34Iran 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.
      
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/space/2010-02-02-nasa-space-company_N.htm?csp=34NASA'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.
      
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2010-02-03-Genesuit03_ST_N.htm?csp=34Medical groups assail patenting of human genes
Wed, 3 Feb 2010 05:57:45 GMT
Businesses argue in court that financial incentives are crucial.
      
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/space/2010-02-01-nasa-moon-obama_N.htm?csp=34President 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.
     
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/environment/2010-02-02-Avatar02_ST_N.htm?csp=34What 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.'
     
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/vergano/2010-01-31-time-book_N.htm?csp=34A 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.
     
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/globalwarming/2010-01-29-watervapor29_ST_N.htm?csp=34Study: 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.
     
 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/environment/2010-01-27-fish-virus_N.htm?csp=34Deadly 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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Australia to help Trump reach the moon, and beyond
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 22:30:41 -0400
Australia will invest A$150 million ($101 million) in its companies and technology to help U.S. President Donald Trump's bid for a moon landing by 2024 and subsequent U.S. missions to Mars, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said over the weekend.
Arctic expedition to investigate 'epicenter of climate change'
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 14:14:07 -0400
Scientists from 19 countries are preparing to embark on a year-long expedition to the Arctic, the longest project of its kind, to better understand global climate change.
Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:48:20 -0400
Scores of UFO enthusiasts converged on rural Nevada on Thursday for a pilgrimage of sorts to the U.S. installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life, as law enforcement officials beefed up security around the military base.
Bird numbers plunge in U.S. and Canada with people to blame
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:14:20 -0400
From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday.
Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:16:07 -0400
Researchers in Israel say they have reconstructed the skeleton of a pre-historic human from a long-extinct and elusive species using DNA found in the pinky bone of a 13-year-old girl who died 70,000 years ago.
U.S. builds alliances in 'wild, wild west' of space: general
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:19:44 -0400
The new U.S. Space Command is working with allies in the “wild, wild west” of space and will harden future satellite networks against attacks, the unit’s top general said, as the Trump administration reorganizes its military space bureaucracy.
Distant asteroid calamity shaped life on Earth 466 million years ago
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:44:12 -0400
The cataclysmic asteroid impact off Mexico's coast that doomed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was not the only time an astronomical event shaped the history of life on Earth.
Who calls the tunes in space? Brad Pitt asks NASA astronaut
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:14:55 -0400
Brad Pitt traded laughs on Monday in a call to the International Space Station with a NASA astronaut, who somersaulted during the zero-gravity interview ahead of this week's release of the actor's new film, the space thriller "Ad Astra."
Newfound comet likely an 'interstellar visitor,' scientists say
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:17:06 -0400
A newly discovered comet hurtling toward the orbit of Mars has scientists scurrying to confirm whether it came from outside the solar system, a likely prospect that would make it the second such interstellar object observed in our planetary neighborhood.
Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:06:19 -0400
Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our solar system, according to a study published on Wednesday.
Japan resupply mission to space station delayed by launch pad fire
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:23:15 -0400
Japan said it halted a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday because of a launch pad fire that grounded the rocket.
India's moon mission locates landing craft, no communication yet
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 02:22:47 -0400
India has located the spacecraft it was trying to land on the moon but has not been able to establish communication with it yet, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Tuesday.
India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon
Sat, 07 Sep 2019 08:40:59 -0400
India lost contact with a spacecraft it was trying to land on the moon on Saturday, its space agency said, in a setback for the nation's ambitious plans to become the first country to probe the unexplored lunar south pole.
Loch Ness monster might just be a giant eel, say scientists
Fri, 06 Sep 2019 08:08:55 -0400
Scotland's fabled Loch Ness monster could possibly be a giant eel, scientists said on Thursday after an intensive analysis of traces of DNA in the Loch's icy waters.
No 'gay gene', but study finds genetic links to sexual behavior
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 03:48:31 -0400
A large scientific study into the biological basis of sexual behavior has confirmed there is no single "gay gene" but that a complex mix of genetics and environment affects whether a person has same-sex sexual partners.
As Dorian looms, Florida's Space Coast braces for possible unprecedented impact
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 20:02:13 -0400
As Hurricane Dorian advances on a course likely to slam the Florida peninsula within days, U.S. space agencies and aerospace companies are sheltering millions of dollars in hardware and assets along the Space Coast.
Iranian satellite launch fails due to technical issues: Official
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:28:02 -0400
An Iranian rocket exploded on its launch pad at Imam Khomeini Space Center in northern Iran before its scheduled launch on Thursday, an Iranian official said.
Idaho artifacts show human presence in Americas 16,600 years ago
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:40:42 -0400
Artifacts including stone tools and animal bone fragments found in Idaho dating back about 16,600 years represent what may be the oldest evidence of humans in the Americas and offer insight into the routes people took as they spread into the New World.
In watershed discovery, skull of ancient human ancestor unearthed
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 16:10:50 -0400
Scientists on Wednesday announced the landmark discovery in Ethiopia of a nearly complete skull of an early human ancestor that lived 3.8 million years ago, a species boasting an intriguing mixture of apelike and humanlike characteristics.
SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype rattles nearby residents in Texas flight test
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:02:34 -0400
SpaceX test-launched an early prototype of the company's Mars rocket on Tuesday, unnerving residents near the Texas site and clearing another key hurdle in billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's interplanetary ambitions.
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U.N. Secretary-General says climate change poses a "global risk"
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:29:01 +0000
World leaders are set to address the global climate crisis at the United Nations next week. Ahead of the summit, Mark Phillips spoke with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who said "nature is angry."
Harmful Pacific Ocean "blob" made worse by climate change
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:41:43 +0000
Ocean heatwaves known as the "blob" are responsible for toxic algae blooms that kill plankton, a key food source for marine life. Experts are concerned a massive blob that formed in the Pacific in 2015 is reforming. Jonathan Vigliotti explains.
Studying climate change under the sea
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:49:36 +0000
In our Eye On Earth series, we're looking ahead to a landmark United Nations Climate Action Summit next week. Mark Phillips goes deep under the Florida Keys to the only undersea science lab in the world where marine biologists can live for weeks at a time, studying the effects of climate change on the ocean ecosystem.
Meteorologist weighs in on climate change and extreme weather
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:38:56 +0000
Meteorologist and CBS News climate and weather contributor Jeff Berardelli joins Margaret Brennan to discuss climate change and its link to stronger storms and hurricanes.
Climate change: 5 things to know
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:56:24 +0000
"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan with five things to know about climate change and its impact on the world already.
New research sheds light on the day the dinosaurs died: "We could have had a very different planet"
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 20:10:33 +0000
For the first time, we have a detailed picture of what happened in the 24 hours after an asteroid hit the Earth 65 million years ago and caused dinosaurs to become extinct. A research team led by the University of Texas at Austin made the new discoveries using rocks found off the Yucatan Peninsula. Chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute, Derrick Pitts, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the scope of the blast and how it's impacted the planet.
Florida residents brace for Hurricane Dorian
Sun, 01 Sep 2019 22:13:53 +0000
CBS News Correspondent Mark Strassmann is in Florida where residents along the coast are bracing for Hurricane Dorian.
Hurricane Dorian now Category 5 storm
Sun, 01 Sep 2019 19:54:24 +0000
Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane and is now threatening the Bahamas. CBS News climate and weather contributor Jeff Berardelli joins us from New York.
Dorian becomes a Category 5 hurricane
Sun, 01 Sep 2019 19:54:44 +0000
The storm bearing down on the U.S. coastline has strengthened further. Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli has an update, and the threat ahead.
Ex-Google engineer charged with theft
Tue, 27 Aug 2019 23:49:09 +0000
An indictment filed in Silicon Valley reads like a Cold War spy thriller. A former engineer at Google is accused of acting as a secret agent for Uber, in a high-stakes tech war. Jamie Yuccas has the story.
Thousands of new fires burning across the Amazon
Tue, 27 Aug 2019 02:01:45 +0000
G-7 leaders pledged $20 million to help fight wildfires in the Amazon rainforest. Nearly 80,000 fires have been reported in the massive Amazon basin this year. Some have started naturally, but many are blamed on deforestation. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
Tropical Storm Dorian takes aim at the Caribbean and could become a hurricane
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 23:56:12 +0000
Tropical Storm Dorian is gaining strength as it barrels toward the Caribbean Islands. Forecasters say it could hit Puerto Rico later this week as a hurricane. CBS News climate and weather contributor Jeff Berardelli has the latest forecast.
NASA investigating allegations of identity theft involving space station astronaut
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:37:24 +0000
NASA reportedly is investigating what may be the first known allegations of a crime committed from space. Astronaut Anne McClain's estranged wife, Summer Worden, has accused McClain of identity theft while McClain was aboard the International Space Station. McClain strongly denies the accusations. Janet Shamlian reports.
NASA astronaut caught in custody battle
Sun, 25 Aug 2019 23:02:42 +0000
It's a case testing the boundaries of law: A NASA astronaut is caught in an ugly divorce and custody battle. Anne McClain is being accused of identity theft in space. Janet Shamlian reports.
Test finds iPhone 7 emitted twice the amount of radiation reported to regulators
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 22:07:25 +0000
The Chicago Tribune spent approximately a year investigating the radiofrequency radiation emitted by cellphones. They stuck an iPhone 7, among other phones, into liquid that mimics human tissue, and found that the radiation measurement inside the tissue was well above the legal limit and twice what was reported to regulators. Apple disputes the results, saying it tests its products differently.
Rapidly decaying Titanic could disappear in decades
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 23:48:43 +0000
Time and tides have been unkind to the Titanic. Explorers on the first manned voyage in nearly 15 years were astonished to find its rapid decay. Charlie D'Agata explains.
Residents on Louisiana island may lose homes to climate change
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 20:41:38 +0000
It's expected to be an above-average hurricane season, which is bad news for Native Americans on a small island off the Louisiana coast. Rising waters are swallowing up their land, making them some of the country's first climate refugees. Mireya Villarreal reports.
NASA program "OMG" working to find how fast Greenland is melting
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 19:28:26 +0000
Ice lost in Greenland means higher sea levels around the world. "Oceans Melting Greenland," a NASA program in its fourth year, is studying the melt. Seth Doane reports.
Trump touts energy policies at natural gas plant
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:38:39 +0000
President Trump was in Pennsylvania on Tuesday to showcase his administration's energy policy. At a natural gas facility near Pittsburgh, the president touted fossil fuels and U.S. energy production. He also made his case for reelection at the official White House event.
16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg says meeting with Trump would be a "waste"
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:29:32 +0000
Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and she is just 16 years old. She's sailing from Europe to New York to call on world leaders to protect the planet. Roxana Saberi met her in her hometown of Stockholm, Sweden.
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