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NASA launches TESS exoplanet-hunting satellite into space
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:53:03 GMT
The space probe will look for alien worlds that might harbor life.
License plates are getting a tech makeover
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:48:00 GMT
Flaunt your alma mater, your favorite sports team, or your city pride.
How to see the Lyrid meteor shower
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:31:32 GMT
Clear skies and darkness are all you need!
6 surprising ways driverless cars will change our world
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:10:00 GMT
Are you ready?
Stranded NYC 'poop train' has small-town Alabamians stinking mad
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:43:00 GMT
Parrish, Alabama, has been forced to endure a trainload of human waste after the stinky cargo was stranded on its way to a landfill two months ago.
How robots are reshaping one of the dirtiest, most dangerous jobs
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:53:16 GMT
New garbage-sorting bots are as reliable as humans and much faster.
Wind energy takes a toll on birds, but now there's help
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:18:51 GMT
Radar-based maps and migration forecasts could save birds from spinning turbine blades.
Scott Pruitt's $43K soundproof booth violated federal law: GAO
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:40:00 GMT
General Accountability Office reports EPA failed to notify congress before spending $43K on a soundproof booth for Pruitt to field top-secret calls.
Will 'digital resurrections' let us bring back the dead?
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:56:49 GMT
In the not-too-distant future, chatbots and VR could let us interact with lost friends and relatives.
NASA's new satellite will scan the cosmos for alien worlds
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:38:00 GMT
The countdown is on!
What is relativity?
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:37:14 GMT
How our ideas about space and time changed forever.
New video shows our moon in stunning detail
Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:55:40 GMT
Earth's natural satellite in all its glory.
Scientists to scour sea for famed explorer's lost ship
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 21:27:00 GMT
The wooden vessel sank in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica more than a century ago.
Space aliens could have died out long ago, scientist says
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:28:00 GMT
A new paper argues that any extraterrestrials we hear from are likely to have died out.
Why robotic bees may be headed to Mars
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:18:00 GMT
'Marsbees' could make it easy to sample the atmosphere and map the terrain.
What is a supermoon? When and how to view this special full moon
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:52:30 GMT
How is a supermoon different from other full moons?
How floating architecture could help save at-risk cities
Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:17:00 GMT
Raftlike homes and buoyant buildings may be a fix for rising sea levels.
Men think they're smarter in science class
Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:00:41 GMT
Even when grades show different, men overestimated their class ranking
Walden Pond, which inspired Thoreau, is being killed by urine
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 19:35:00 GMT
Hordes of swimmers have used Walden Pond as a bathroom for generations, a new study says.
This luxury space hotel could be up and running in four years
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 18:02:00 GMT
Got a spare $9.5 million?
MSNBC Science and Space News
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.
USA Today Science and Space News
Reuters Science and Space News
SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:23:33 -0400
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system that might be capable of harboring life.
Flatpack fear no more? Robot assembles IKEA chair frame
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:37:42 -0400
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Robots in Singapore have completed a task many humans dread - assembling flat-packed IKEA furniture.
Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:43:08 -0400
LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes' DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research.
More than 100 parts for NASA's Orion capsule to be 3D printed
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:43:53 -0400
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - More than 100 parts for U.S. space agency NASA's deep-space capsule Orion will be made by 3D printers, using technology that experts say will eventually become key to efforts to send humans to Mars.
Gerst aims to be 'nice boss' as first German ISS commander
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:20:31 -0400
COLOGNE (Reuters) - Astronaut Alexander Gerst says he aims to be a "nice boss" when he becomes the $100 billion International Space Station's first German commander later this year.
Plastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:17:52 -0400
(Refiles this April 16 story to fix affiliation in 10th paragraph.)
GE rides gene therapy wave with ready-made viral drug factories
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:03:55 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - General Electric is raising its bet on biotechnology with the launch of prefabricated manufacturing units for producing virus-based gene and cell therapies, novel anti-cancer treatments and vaccines.
Rocket-control glitch delays launch of NASA's planet-hunting satellite
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:46:16 -0400
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An 11th-hour technical glitch prompted SpaceX to postpone its planned launch on Monday of a new NASA space telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system, delaying for at least 48 hours a quest to expand astronomers' known inventory of so-called exoplanets.
Japanese engineer builds giant robot to realize 'Gundam' dream
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:32:01 -0400
SHINTO, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from "Mobile Suit Gundam", his favorite animation series growing up. Now he has made it a reality by creating a giant humanoid inspired by the science fiction franchise.
Robot dog lends a helping paw to dementia sufferers
Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:57:04 -0400
BOURNEMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Among Ron Grantham's happiest memories are the days he spent fly-fishing with his beloved dog, Spot. Now those memories are being revived by visits from his new best friend, Biscuit - a robotic dog.
Reuters Science and Space News
CBS Science and Space News
U.K. goes record time without coal use
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:22:17 +0000
Power plants were able to produce more electricity using wind turbines, Bloomberg writes, from Monday night until Thursday morning
Trump's controversial NASA chief narrowly confirmed
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:50:42 +0000
Jim Bridenstine, a Navy Reserve pilot, was confirmed as NASA's 13th administrator
Dying 700-year-old tree put on a saline drip
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:25:16 +0000
After more surface treatments failed, local forest officials are treating the sick tourist attraction as if it were a human
Museum says missing Nazi submarine mystery solved
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:29:40 +0000
Danish war museum says it found German U-boat U-3523 embedded in seafloor off country's north coast, quashing years of speculation
How can a person be physically sucked from an airplane?
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:04:36 +0000
"Incredible amount of pressure" could make a person "so small, they go through that window," retired United Airlines captain says
SpaceX launches NASA planet-hunting satellite
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:06:15 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a planet-hunting satellite for NASA Wednesday that will measure the light from millions of stars, on the lookout for indications of Earth-like, potentially habitable worlds scattered across the nearby Milky Way. Watch the launch here.
SpaceX launches NASA planet-hunting satellite
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:58:28 +0000
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket boosted a NASA planet-hunting satellite into space Wednesday
Hayward Fault, with 2 million people living on top of it, could be the site of next big earthquake
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:16:42 +0000
The Bay Area is bracing for the next big earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey finds the biggest danger may be the Hayward Fault -- which has 2 million people live on top of it. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans reports.
Alarming earthquake warning issued for new fault
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:22:00 +0000
A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey says the biggest danger may be the Hayward Fault, because 2 million people live directly on top of it
NASA planet hunter set for 2-year mission
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:01:44 +0000
Running two days late, a NASA planet-hunting satellite is ready for its long-awaited mission
Data firm leaks 48 million user profiles it scraped from Facebook, LinkedIn, others
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:01:22 +0000
A little-known data firm was able to build 48 million personal profiles without the users' knowledge or consent
Americans waste nearly a pound of food each per day, study finds
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:01:50 +0000
Researchers found that the healthier a person's diet, the more food they threw in the trash
U.S. cities with the worst air pollution
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:50:38 +0000
A look at the metro areas with the most health-damaging air pollution, according to a report from the American Lung Association
Can a tiny enzyme solve one of planet's biggest environmental problems?
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:50:06 +0000
"What's really special about this enzyme: it digests something man-made," said professor John McGeehan
Nearly half of Americans breathe dirty air, report finds
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:03:04 +0000
Health researchers say the high number has a lot to do with the effects of global warming
"Bitcoin heist" suspect reportedly flees on flight with Iceland's leader
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:20:47 +0000
Suspected of mastermind in theft of computers to mine virtual currencies likely now in Sweden after breaking out of prison
DARPA developing technology to ID fake and doctored videos
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:31:35 +0000
A video shows Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele putting words in the mouth of former President Obama. It's part of a new public service ad campaign to warn Americans about the growing threat posed by digital misinformation. Carter Evans reports on how the U.S. government is trying to respond to this new technology.
Facebook rolls out changes to comply with new EU privacy law
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:49:25 +0000
The changes consist mainly of enabling users to review the company's existing practices
New video technology stokes fears of fake news
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:39:37 +0000
The battle to fight fake news could get even harder as technology makes it easier to manipulate video. With just a selfie, you can put words in someone else's mouth. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans explains.
Spotting fake news in a world with manipulated video
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:22:45 +0000
All it takes is a selfie to manipulate someone's face, and literally put words in their mouth
CBS Science and Space News
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