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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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Lord of the rings: Saturn's halo may be relatively recent trait
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:05:21 -0500
Saturn's rings are one of our solar system's magnificent sights, but may be a relatively recent addition, according to data obtained from NASA's Cassini spacecraft before the robotic explorer's 2017 death plunge into the giant gas planet.
Mega tube under Geneva enters race to succeed CERN collider
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:58:14 -0500
A proposed 100-km particle accelerator under Geneva has joined an international quest to develop the successor to the Large Hadron Collider to help unlock humankind's knowledge of matter.
Braille technology firm builds 'Kindle for the blind'
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:00:19 -0500
A British company plans to launch a Braille e-reader for blind people this year that should greatly enhance their reading experience and spare them from lugging around hefty print volumes.
Too much salt: water desalination plants harm environment: U.N.
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:06:52 -0500
Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the environment, a U.N.-backed study said on Monday.
China to collect samples from moon this year
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:18:48 -0500
China will launch a probe to collect samples from the moon around the end of this year, a space official said on Monday, weeks after Beijing hailed the successful touch down on the far side of the moon.
Shifting north magnetic pole forces unprecedented navigation fix
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 10:57:38 -0500
Rapid shifts in the Earth's north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic, scientists said.
Chinese scientist criticized for risking 'gene-edited' babies' lives
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 02:39:03 -0500
A leading geneticist who ran the conference where a Chinese scientist said he had made the world's first "gene-edited" babies condemned him on Monday for potentially jeopardizing lives and having no biology training.
Indian scientists protest congress speakers discrediting works of Newton, Einstein
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:25:25 -0500
Indian scientists have protested about claims made at a local science conference that rubbish the work of some of the world's greatest physicists and suggest modern breakthroughs such as in-vitro fertilization were in fact invented in ancient India.
China 'lifts mysterious veil' by landing probe on far side of the moon
Sat, 05 Jan 2019 04:23:15 -0500
A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, China's space agency said, hailing the event as a historic first and a major achievement for the country's space program.
After historic flyby, New Horizons probe treks deeper on hunt for moons
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:26:18 -0500
After studying a space rock some 4 billion miles (6.4 billion km) from Earth, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft set off on a new hunt for moons in the solar system's most distant edge, searching for clues on our solar family's creation, scientists said on Thursday.
NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 09:06:25 -0500
NASA's New Horizons explorer successfully "phoned home" on Tuesday after a journey to the most distant world ever explored by humankind, a frozen rock at the edge of the solar system that scientists hope will uncover secrets to its creation.
NASA probe believed to have passed distant space rock on landmark mission  
Tue, 01 Jan 2019 07:08:53 -0500
A NASA explorer is believed to have reached the solar system's outermost region early Tuesday morning, flying close to a space rock 20 miles long and billions of miles from Earth on a mission to gather clues about the creation of the solar system.
NASA probe nears distant space rock for landmark flyby  
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 18:13:29 -0500
A NASA explorer is on track to reach the solar system's outermost region by early Tuesday morning, when scientists expect it to fly by a space rock 20 miles long and billions of miles from Earth, the most distant close encounter of its kind.
China probe readies to land on dark side of the moon: Xinhua
Sat, 29 Dec 2018 22:04:08 -0500
A Chinese space probe is moving into position to land on the dark side of the moon for the first time, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, a mission seen as an important step as the country looks to push forward its space program.
Tech firm Sigfox develops tiny tracker to help fight rhino poaching
Thu, 27 Dec 2018 09:39:41 -0500
French tech company Sigfox has developed a bite-size tracker that can be inserted into the horns of rhinos to help conservationists monitor and protect the endangered species.
SpaceX launches first U.S. national security space mission
Sun, 23 Dec 2018 18:14:54 -0500
A SpaceX rocket carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Sunday, marking the space transportation company's first national security space mission for the United States.
Spacex halts launch of U.S. military satellite due to winds
Sat, 22 Dec 2018 09:44:26 -0500
Elon Musk's SpaceX scrapped Saturday's launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the U.S. military due to strong upper level winds.
Storms halt SpaceX's first U.S. national security space mission
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 12:38:10 -0500
Thunderstorms forced Elon Musk's SpaceX to postpone Thursday's launch of a navigation satellite for the U.S. military, which was poised to be the rocket company's first national security space mission for the United States.
Astronauts return safely to Earth from Space Station
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 11:33:52 -0500
Three members of the International Space Station's crew returned safely to Earth on Thursday, landing in Kazakhstan on a Russian Soyuz craft, NASA reported.
SpaceX says weather forces cancellation of launch of U.S. satellite
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 08:49:07 -0500
Spacex said on Thursday that poor weather conditions forced the cancellation of a scheduled morning launch of its Falcon 9 rocket that was to carry a global positioning system (GPS) satellite into space for the U.S. Air Force.
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Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:21:00 +0000
Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees while some couples are struggling with tough decisions
Unpaid NASA workers protect missions during shutdown
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:09:35 +0000
NASA managers and engineers continue to oversee critical missions amid shutdown chaos
Facebook shuts hundreds of pages linked to Russia's Sputnik
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:23:21 +0000
Facebook said it discovered two large disinformation operations as part of its fight against fake news
"Super blood wolf moon" will light up the sky Sunday
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:30:14 +0000
An unusual lunar eclipse will unfold Sunday night — and it will be hard to miss if you stay up
PG&E bankruptcy shows we don't know how to pay for climate change
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:39:18 +0000
As weather gets more extreme, corporations, citizens and politicians fight over who should pay for the damages
Is "10 Year Challenge" helping Facebook mine data?
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:46:10 +0000
The simple meme that's taking over your Facebook feed might not be so simple
Fortnite flaw exposed millions of users to hacks
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:38:56 +0000
Hackers could take over accounts, make purchases and even eavesdrop on players
YouTube bans dangerous pranks after Bird Box, Tide Pod challenges
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:27:41 +0000
Online video site says challenges that can cause injury or death have "no place on YouTube"
New satellites will solve issue that's plagued aviation for decades
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:05:01 +0000
Currently, planes are largely tracked by radar on the ground, which doesn't work over much of the world's oceans
Satellite network could solve issue that's plagued aviation for decades
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:46:48 +0000
For the first time, a new network of satellites will soon be able to track all commercial airplanes in real time, anywhere on the planet. Currently, planes are largely tracked by radar on the ground, which doesn't work over much of the world's oceans. Kris Van Cleave reports.
Government shutdown lays out "welcome mat" for hackers
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:59:04 +0000
Trained staffers at the nation’s most important cyber-defense agencies are not working due to the partial government shutdown
Netflix price increases have had little impact on its membership so far
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:46:28 +0000
Netflix is hitting viewers with the biggest price hike in its history. Monthly subscriptions are going up by 13 to 18 percent. Wired editor-in-chief Nick Thompson takes a closer look at subscription services, and how they don't seem to have trouble keeping customers -- even after price hikes.
Antarctica's ice is melting faster, raising risk of sea level rise
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:06:53 +0000
The yearly loss of Antarctic ice mass has increased six-fold since 1979, scientists report
Netflix hikes prices on all subscription plans
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:24:12 +0000
On the heels of a blowout success with "Bird Box," the streaming service is raising monthly prices by $1 or $2
Iran admits failed launch of satellite U.S. worries about
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:01:06 +0000
Tehran plans to put at least two into orbit that Washington says use tech that could be used to deliver nuclear weapons
"Marty" the robot ready to roll at some grocery stores
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 22:17:27 +0000
Fully autonomous robotic assistants will cruise the aisles looking for potential safety hazards
Texas canines contain DNA of red wolves declared extinct in 1980
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:55:27 +0000
The animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago
Science gets shut down along with the federal government
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:38:32 +0000
Scientists and engineers across the country – indeed, across the globe – rely on information that's ground to a halt during the shutdown
An egg just became the most-liked Instagram post
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:35:14 +0000
Kylie Jenner has responded in the feud with the egg
SpaceX plans to lay off about 10 percent of workforce
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 22:04:01 +0000
"This action is taken only due to the extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead," the company said
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