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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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Spiky Utah dinosaur had more than 'a face only a mother could love'
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:32:42 -0400
With its head and snout covered in bony armor shaped like cones and pyramids, a spiky tank-like dinosaur unearthed in southern Utah was not just another pretty face.
New forensic tests suggest Shroud of Turin is fake
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:55:30 -0400
A new high-tech forensic study of the blood flows on the Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen some Christians believe is Jesus’ burial cloth, is the latest analysis to suggest that it is most likely a mediaeval fake.
Mixed feelings for Belgium as they are feted by fans
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:27:26 -0400
(This July 15 story corrects to say "Euro 2020" instead of "Euro 2022" in the last paragraph.)
Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a 'wrong-way driver'
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:22:10 -0400
Astronomers on Tuesday announced the discovery of 10 more moons of Jupiter, bringing to 79 the number known to be circling the giant gas planet, including one "wrong-way driver" that appears destined to crash into other moons sharing its orbital highway.
World's oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:21:01 -0400
Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital staple food, millennia before they developed agriculture.
NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, report says
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:28:50 -0400
(This July 11 story in the final paragraph corrects the time period of launches, how far in advance seats are booked on Soyuz spacecraft and the number of launchpads in Kazakhstan.)
Scientists peer into heart of hurricanes to improve intensity forecast
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 10:02:25 -0400
Despite advances in predicting where hurricanes are heading, forecasters are still struggling to determine a crucial factor in deciding emergency measures and evacuations: their intensity.
Revived Pacquiao stuns Matthysse to claim welterweight crown
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 04:36:12 -0400
Manny Pacquiao put on a dominant display to stun defending champion Lucas Matthysse with a seventh-round knockout and claim the WBA welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
South Africa's MeerKAT to help unlock mysteries of universe
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:19:56 -0400
A scientific mega-project to unlock cosmic conundrums from dark energy to detecting extraterrestrial life was given a boost on Friday, when the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope was inaugurated in the remote South African town of Carnarvon.
Exclusive: Jeff Bezos plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides - sources
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:38:14 -0400
Jeff Bezos' rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters.
Ghostly particles give scientists new understanding of universe
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:17:50 -0400
A breakthrough in the study of ghostly particles called high-energy neutrinos that traverse space, zipping unimpeded through people, planets and whole galaxies, is giving scientists an audacious new way to expand our understanding of the cosmos.
New Zealand's Rocket Lab to open second launch pad in United States
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 20:31:54 -0400
Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, planned to open a second launch site in the United States to complement its remote New Zealand pad, the firm said on Wednesday.
Israel plans to land unmanned spacecraft on moon in February
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:29:42 -0400
An Israeli non-profit group plans to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon in February in the first landing of its kind since 2013.
Fossils of early giant dinosaur discovered in Argentina
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 09:38:14 -0400
Scientists have unearthed in northwestern Argentina fossils of the earliest-known giant dinosaur, a four-legged plant-eater with a medium-length neck and long tail that was a forerunner of the largest land animals of all time.
Scientists defy 'force of nature' to unlock secrets of Hawaii volcano
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 11:48:10 -0400
Dressed in heavy cotton, a helmet and respirator, Jessica Ball worked the night shift monitoring "fissure 8," which has been spewing fountains of lava as high as a 15-story building from a slope on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.
Scientists hope test-tube embryos can save near-extinct white rhino
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:12:23 -0400
Scientists have created hybrid embryos from the sperm of near-extinct northern white rhinoceroses in the laboratory, hoping they can ultimately help save the species.
Scientists eye genome mapping to help chlamydia-stricken koalas
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 07:29:46 -0400
Scientists who have mapped the genome of Australia's symbolic animal, the koala, say it could help them develop better vaccines to treat the animals, who are battling an epidemic of the bacterial disease chlamydia.
HAL-like robot to help astronaut in space odyssey
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 10:47:52 -0400
A science fiction-inspired robot hardwired to assist astronauts launched from Florida early Friday to become the first personal, artificial intelligence-powered companion in space. 
'Space kingdom' seeks citizens for life beyond Earth very soon
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 08:54:59 -0400
(This version of the June 25th story changes paragraph 9 to make clear that membership fee does not yet apply)
Complacency killed Germany's World Cup hopes
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 04:15:41 -0400
Charts, graphs and statistical analysis will not explain Germany's shock World Cup exit. The reason lies not in numbers but in German football's complacency in recent years.
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Could smartphone use be linked to ADHD in teens?
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 03:32:58 +0000
New research looks at the heavy use of digital media and behavioral problems in teens
Facial recognition tech goes to camp
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:56:01 +0000
Parents are utilizing facial recognition technology for the convenience of finding pictures of their kids, but is it safe?
Blue Origin test flight simulates space emergency
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:38:07 +0000
Private space company founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos tests systems to prepare to carry future space tourists
Camps are using facial recognition tech to help parents keep tabs on kids
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:08:25 +0000
Older children all over the country are going to summer camp right now and a growing number of those camps have new tracking technology to help parents check on their kids. More than 100 camps in 33 states are using facial recognition software from Waldo Photos that follows what campers are doing. Tony Dokoupil reports.
Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants by 2021
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:39:14 +0000
Mosa Meat said it raised $8.8 million in funding to pursue plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants
Twitter suspended 58M accounts in final months of 2017
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:19:52 +0000
Crackdown against suspicious accounts followed revelations of Russian meddling in 2016 presidential election
Netflix shares slip further amid growth concerns
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:30:34 +0000
Long a darling on Wall Street, streaming service now faces questions about its ability to attract new viewers
Newly discovered moons of Jupiter include tiny "oddball"
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:41:47 +0000
Astronomers have found a dozen more moons of Jupiter, pushing the planet's total to a record 79 -- including one with an "oddball" orbit
How a genealogist helped police crack an infamous 30-year-old cold case
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:52:00 +0000
When police showed up unannounced at John D. Miller's home, detectives say he already knew why: April Tinsley
Social media, the scourge of adolescence
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:28:31 +0000
Researchers say the technical ability to connect with anyone on the planet has increased loneliness and anxiety among today's teens
Intel chief Dan Coats calls Russia the “most aggressive” cyberattack offender
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:27:22 +0000
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has warned of the intensifying threat of cyberattacks against the U.S. He called Russia "the most aggressive" offender. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
Top state election officials meet amid security concerns
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:13:08 +0000
Conference is sandwiched between indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for alleged hacking and Trump's long-awaited talks with Putin
Woman charged with hacking Selena Gomez’s email
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:40:01 +0000
Susan Antrach, 21, was charged with five identity-theft counts, five fraud counts and one count of accessing data without permission
Russians relied on bitcoin to finance election hacking
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 22:47:01 +0000
12 Russians indicted for conspiracy to interfere in the 2016 presidential election used well-known tactics to penetrate computer systems
Walmart patents system to record audio of customers, employees
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:29:12 +0000
Patent filing says the system would monitor "if employees are performing their jobs efficiently," but critics say it raises many privacy concerns
Massive iceberg breaks off from Greenland glacier
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:26:27 +0000
"This is the largest event we've seen in over a decade in Greenland," said an expert in atmospheric and ocean science
"The world has really changed" when it comes to online dating
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:44:11 +0000
Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg discusses the different services her company offers for people trying to find love
Woman in frozen eyelash selfie now suffering extreme heat
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:51:11 +0000
In January, a woman in Siberia took a photo in minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit weather with her eyelashes frozen. Now the problem is sweltering heat
"Disaster" as bid to save endangered rhinos leaves 8 dead
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:15:02 +0000
Moving black rhinos to national park from Kenyan capital was meant to boost the population, but it went horribly wrong
Amazon has plenty of competition on Prime Day
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 19:56:16 +0000
E-commerce giant's July shopping holiday is such a phenomenon that other retailers can't resist joining in
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