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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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'Artificial snow' could save stricken Antarctic ice sheet - study
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:48:44 -0400
Governments could stop the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from sliding into the ocean and submerging coastal cities by launching a last-ditch engineering project to blanket its surface with "artificial snow", according to a study released on Wednesday.
Apollo 11's astronauts snapped photos for science. Then came MTV
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:48:16 -0400
The Apollo 11 astronauts who made mankind's first visit to the moon 50 years ago were trained in how to take pictures for science. Back on Earth, some of those photos became pop culture touchstones.
Apollo moon rocks shed new light on Earth's volcanoes
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:39:26 -0400
Fifty years after humans first set foot on the moon, scientists believe rock samples collected by Apollo astronauts could help predict volcanic eruptions on Earth more accurately.
Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, recalls 'magnificent desolation'
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:34:19 -0400
Fifty years after their history-making voyage to the moon, Buzz Aldrin recalls the first moments of the Apollo 11 launch being so smooth that he and his two crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Mike Collins, were unsure precisely when they left the ground.
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:08:57 -0400
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit unveiled at Smithsonian
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:01:49 -0400
The spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his mission to the moon went on public display for the first time in 13 years on Tuesday, at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum exactly 50 years to the day when Apollo 11 launched into space.
Robots to install telescopes to peer into cosmos from the moon
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:08:34 -0400
As the United States races to put humans back on the moon for the first time in nearly 50 years, a NASA-funded lab in Colorado aims to send robots there to deploy telescopes that will look far into our galaxy, remotely operated by orbiting astronauts.
SpaceX astronaut mission looking 'increasingly difficult' in 2019: executive
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:32:42 -0400
As Elon Musk's SpaceX closes in on the possible cause of a fiery explosion in April that destroyed one of its astronaut capsules, a company executive said on Monday its plan to launch humans into space this year looked "increasingly difficult."
On the menu soon: lab-grown steak for eco-conscious diners
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:19:51 -0400
Diners in some upmarket restaurants will soon be able to tuck into laboratory-grown steak, thanks to an Israeli startup that seeks to tap into consumer concerns about health, the environment and animal welfare.
Scientists look for answers to earth's beginning under the moonscape
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:05:13 -0400
As countries and companies rush to build infrastructure on the moon, some researchers are planning to dig under its rocky soil to unlock mysteries about Earth that have eluded scientists since astronauts first stepped foot on its surface a half century ago.
India's second lunar mission delayed due to 'technical snag': ISRO
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 02:21:04 -0400
India's space agency said it delayed the launch of its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, in the early hours of Monday due to a "technical snag" which was observed less than an hour before the scheduled liftoff.
China's manned space lab to re-enter atmosphere on Friday
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 23:08:38 -0400
China's manned space lab Tiangong-2 has finished experiments and will re-enter Earth's atmosphere on July 19, authorities said on Saturday.
Probe starts after UAE satellite lost in failed Vega launch
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:01:22 -0400
An investigation is under way after a European Vega rocket failed after take-off, destroying a military observation satellite as it was about to be placed in orbit for the United Arab Emirates, European space authorities said on Thursday.
Brazil cotton farmers sue Bayer over patent on GMO seed
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:20:36 -0400
Brazilian cotton producers in the state of Mato Grosso on Thursday sued Bayer AG , seeking to cancel the chemical company's patent protection for its Bollgard II RR Flex genetically modified cotton seed, according to a statement sent to Reuters.
Branson's Virgin Orbit moves closer to commercial satellite launch
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 03:58:21 -0400
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites, the company said.
NASA shake-up in new race to the moon
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:52:16 -0400
As NASA scrambles to meet U.S. President Donald Trump's mandate to return humans to the moon by 2024, two longtime heads of NASA's human exploration wing were demoted Wednesday in a slew of administrative shakeups, officials said in an internal memo.
The $280,000 lab-grown burger could be a more palatable $10 in two years
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 04:31:15 -0400
(This July 9 story corrects to change company name to Biotech Foods in paragraph five.)
Pay dispute resurfaces as U.S. women prepare for World Cup final
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:35:17 -0400
With the United States preparing to play in the women's World Cup final the team's fight for pay equity resurfaced on Wednesday with the Democratic Women's Caucus demanding answers from U.S. Soccer chief Carlos Cordeiro.
Biblical bad guys the ancient Philistines came from Europe, DNA shows
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:09:21 -0400
The ancient Philistines, the Biblical villains whose origins have puzzled scholars for decades, came to the Middle East from southern Europe more than 3,000 years ago, new DNA testing has shown.
Solar eclipse plunges Chile into darkness
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 12:30:06 -0400
Hundreds of thousands of tourists scattered across the north Chilean desert on Tuesday to experience a rare, and irresistible combination for astronomy buffs: a total eclipse of the sun viewed from beneath the world's clearest skies.
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Hurricane watches issued for parts of Louisiana
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 02:02:35 +0000
What could become the first hurricane of the season appears to be bearing down on the Gulf Coast. Hurricane watches were posted along the southern coast of Louisiana. But the storm threat stretches from Texas to Florida. Manuel Bojorquez reports from New Orleans.
Unprecedented mission to save hundreds of South Africa's flamingos
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 21:34:27 +0000
Severe drought has cost South Africa an estimated half a billion dollars, and it's forced an unprecedented rescue mission. Thousands of flamingos were forced to abandon their eggs and newborn chicks earlier this year because of the lack of water. Specialists from the Dallas Zoo traveled to South Africa to try to save the baby birds. Debora Patta reports.
Closed Mississippi beaches hitting local businesses' bottom line
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 01:52:40 +0000
A toxic algae bloom has forced Mississippi to close all coastal beaches for swimming. There's even a warning against eating local seafood. Now local businesses are feeling the impact. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
Temperatures on the rise in Alaska
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 00:04:33 +0000
In a speech on Monday, Donald Trump praised his administration's record on the environment, but made no mention of climate change. But there's no escaping the issue in Alaska, where temperatures this summer are running 25 degrees above average. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
Experts warn earthquakes could cause billions in damage in Los Angeles
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 02:16:33 +0000
California's governor said last week's earthquakes caused at least $100 million in damage. But scientists warn the quakes are a wake up call to a region that's overdue for the "big one." Carter Evans reports.
Anchorage hits 90 degrees as record-breaking heat wave hits Alaska
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:58:35 +0000
America's coldest state was one of the hottest on the Fourth of July and scientists are sounding the alarm. Anchorage, Alaska, hit a record 90 degrees on the holiday. With the summer sun beating down all day and most of the night, there's little relief. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
Is California ready for the "big one"?
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 20:29:30 +0000
Scientists are warning people in all of California to be ready when the long-dreaded "big one" strikes. The state is spending more than $16 million to install thousands of quake-detecting sensors across California. David Begnaud reports.
Some California residents so rattled by big earthquakes they're sleeping outside
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 20:14:53 +0000
Millions of people in Southern California are on edge and worried about their safety after two large earthquakes and more than 4,000 aftershocks. The powerful, damaging quakes rocked the small desert town of Ridgecrest, 110 miles north of Los Angeles. Some people there are so worried, they refuse to sleep indoors. The second quake, 7.1, was the strongest California has seen in 20 years. Carter Evans reports.
Alaska faces record-breaking heat
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 00:07:32 +0000
Temperatures are expected to climb into the 80’s in Alaska on Saturday -- which is actually a slight dip from the record-breaking 90 degrees that made lakes and ponds a go-to destination. On the Fourth of July, the heat broke records in anchorage and two other cities on the Fourth of July. Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the state's heat wave.
Southern California braces for more aftershocks after 7.1 magnitude earthquake
Sun, 07 Jul 2019 23:44:30 +0000
Southern California is awaiting more aftershocks after two powerful earthquakes rocked the area this week. The 7.1 magnitude quake, which hit just after 8 p.m. local time, was felt from Los Angeles all the way to Nevada and caused injuries, sparked fires and closed roadways. The quake was centered in the Mojave Desert near the town of Ridgecrest, which is still recovering from a 6.4 magnitude quake on the Fourth of July. Carter Evans reports.
Instagram is seriously considering hiding likes, app's head reveals
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:32:24 +0000
Instagram is experimenting with ways to fight online bullying and considering one potentially massive change for the platform: Hiding likes. "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King sat down with the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, who revealed their possible plans to make like counts private and said the company is "rethinking the whole experience" of Instagram with "wellbeing" as its top priority. It's his first U.S. TV interview since taking the helm last October.
Instagram head Adam Mosseri on deepfakes: "I don’t feel good about it”
Sat, 29 Jun 2019 11:36:20 +0000
Instagram head Adam Mosseri says the platform is evaluating how to handle so-called deepfakes – phony videos that have been manipulated to look and sound real. Mosseri, who took the helm of Instagram in October, was previously an executive at Facebook, which owns Instagram. "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King met him in California on Monday for his first U.S. TV interview? since taking over. In this excerpt of their conversation, King asks Mosseri about a deepfake of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Watch more of Gayle King's interview with Adam Mosseri on "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday, starting at 7 a.m. ET.
Gayle King asks Instagram's head: Are you listening to my private conversations?
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:52:23 +0000
In a wide-ranging interview with Instagram head Adam Mosseri that will air Tuesday and Wednesday, "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King wanted to know: Why does she see ads for products she hasn't searched for? Watch a preview here.
Astronaut Anne McClain heading home
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 23:48:36 +0000
After living and working on the International Space Station, astronaut Anne McClain is heading home. Now she has her eye on a bigger job. Mark Strassmann explains.
Why are so many gray whales dying?
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 05:03:36 +0000
At least 167 gray whales have washed ashore from Mexico to Alaska since January. Experts say that's probably just a fraction that have actually died. Jonathan Vigliotti explains.
"Deepfakes" sparking growing concern to combat misinformation on social media
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 01:23:47 +0000
There's a mounting effort to unmask deepfakes. The altered videos shared widely on social networks are proving to be an extraordinary political weapon that are difficult to defuse. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
How Facebook's Libra will differ from other cryptocurrencies
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 00:55:48 +0000
Facebook announced plans this week to launch Libra, a global digital currency. With backing from PayPal, Uber, Visa and Mastercard, Libra would allow users without bank accounts or credit cards to shop online. But the plan comes as Facebook finds itself under intense scrutiny for its privacy practices. C-NET Senior Managing Editor Dan Ackerman joins "CBS This Morning Saturday" to discuss how Libra will differ from other cryptocurrencies.
FCC greenlights tougher restrictions on robocalls
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:11:01 +0000
Federal regulators are stepping up the war on robocalls. The problem has exploded to five billion calls a month, amounting to about 14 calls per person. But now the FCC has given the greenlight to phone companies to block them. Laura Podesta reports.
2019 Atlantic hurricane season begins
Sun, 02 Jun 2019 20:44:29 +0000
June 1 marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season and forecasters predict at least two to four major storms this year. There’s a storm brewing over competing technologies that some say could hinder crucial forecasts. Meg Oliver reports.
High school and college STEM students build electric cars for kids with disabilities for free
Tue, 21 May 2019 19:45:23 +0000
A group of STEM students from Connecticut have come together to build electric carts from scratch and then give them to kids who use wheelchairs – for free. And the gift of mobility brought one mom to tears.
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