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How cold water could save countless lives
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:06:00 GMT
Surgeon pioneers procedure that sends body temperature plummeting.
Would you pay to live in a water pipe?
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:20:00 GMT
Can you feel at home in 120 square feet?
Dogs can't speak human. Here's the tech that could change that.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:11:23 GMT
A pet translator could be available in less than a decade.
World's biggest wind farm would have its own artificial island
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:08:00 GMT
Dutch group floats plan for 2,300-square-mile facility off the English coast.
A space station is falling to Earth. Here's where it could land.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:56:02 GMT
Experts say there's no need to panic.
How to make a better flu vaccine
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:57:38 GMT
Researchers made a mutant flu virus, then used it to make a better influenza vaccine
NASA releases ominous global temperature report
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:30:00 GMT
And the five warmest years on record all came since 2010.
Here's the controversial key to NASA's bold plan for Mars
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:22:19 GMT
Space agency eyes moon-orbiting space station as stepping stone to the red planet.
Blackbeard may have been an avid reader
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:34:34 GMT
Conservators uncovered 16 fragments of paper aboard Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, that belong to a nautical work from 1712.
The next revolution in dental care is about to begin
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:05:00 GMT
New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.
This group of sea turtles is nearly all female, signalling a serious problem
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:24:00 GMT
More than 99 percent of juvenile sea turtles born along part of Australia's Great Barrier Reef are female, according to a new study.
Revolutionary new 'battery' could let us bottle sunshine
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 04:49:44 GMT
A plastic-like material may do for solar power what high-performance electrical batteries have done for iPhones and Tesla cars.
Battery-powered planes could be Ubers of the air
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:18:33 GMT
A battery-powered single-engine plane just completed its first test flight.
Could same-sex couples soon conceive a child with both their DNA?
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:35:41 GMT
A recent scientific development could lead to new infertility treatments and bring same-sex couples one step closer to conceiving a biological child.
Huge reserves of water ice discovered on Mars
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:58:17 GMT
"Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need," says a member of the research team.
Melting ice opens up the Arctic to tourism — and danger
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:55:00 GMT
Diminishing sea ice and more temperate weather have made traveling through the Arctic Circle a vacation rather than an exploration.
The good news about the ozone hole is even better than you think
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:40:00 GMT
The shrinking hole is a powerful reminder that multinational cooperation can solve big environmental ills.
Google engineer fired for manifesto should read these numbers
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:26:00 GMT
In certain STEM fields, the proportion was even higher: 78 percent of those who work in majority-male workplaces reported gender discrimination, followed by those working in computer jobs at 74 percent.
U.S. spy satellite believed destroyed, officials say
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:18:11 GMT
An investigation is under way, but there is no initial indication of sabotage or other interference, two officials said.
2017 was U.S.'s costliest weather year on record
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:30:00 GMT
Last year was the third-warmest on record, contributing to 16 separate billion-dollar disasters, federal climatologists said.
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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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Japan chastises Nobel laureate-led research team after data fabrication
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:47:00 -0500
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan chastised a Kyoto University stem cell research team led by Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka on Tuesday after a team member fabricated data in his paper, saying it shook people's trust in scientific research.
U.S. tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:52:35 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have been successful and a full-power run is scheduled for March, officials said on Thursday.
Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:30:06 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There's not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There's an iridescent dinosaur.
Dinosaur tail to be auctioned for Mexico quake reconstruction
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:47:57 -0500
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A fossilized dinosaur tail discovered in Morocco will be auctioned on Tuesday night in Mexico to raise funds for the reconstruction of thousands of schools damaged by two earthquakes that struck the Latin American nation in September.
Martian ice deposits could sustain human outposts in the future
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:22:38 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists using images from an orbiting NASA spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the Martian surface are exposed on steep slopes, a potential source of water that could help sustain future human outposts.
India sends its 100th satellite into space to watch borders
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:15:13 -0500
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India launched its 100th satellite on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to project the country as a global low-cost provider of services in space.
Fossil of dinosaur swept away in ancient Australian river found
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:23:12 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In sandstone next to the high tide mark at the edge of Bass Strait in southeastern Australia, scientists have unearthed fossils of a two-legged, turkey-sized, plant-eating dinosaur apparently swept away in a large, powerful ancient river.
SpaceX defends rocket performance after loss of U.S. spy satellite
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:19:57 -0500
(Reuters) - SpaceX on Tuesday defended the performance of one of its rockets used to launch a U.S. spy satellite that is believed to have been lost after failing to reach orbit, adding that no changes were anticipated to its upcoming launch schedule.
U.S. spy satellite believed destroyed after failing to reach orbit: officials
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:03:32 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday.
Japanese astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' of height increase
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:36:59 -0500
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing concern about whether he'd be safe on his return to Earth.
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Spacewalkers service station's robot arm
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:28:47 +0000
Two astronauts ventured outside the space station Tuesday to continue a robot arm overhaul
Facebook executive admits platform may be threat to democracy
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:45:04 +0000
Facebook's head of civic engagement, Samidh Chakrabarti, says the company was too slow to recognize Russian interference in the 2016 election
Astronauts prep for spacewalk to service lab's robot arm
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:37:31 +0000
Two space station astronauts plan to venture outside Tuesday to work on the lab's robot arm
Post-quake tsunami alerts lifted for Alaska, West Coast, Canada
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:02:11 +0000
Powerful 7.9 magnitude quake set off emergency sirens in several cities as residents were urged to leave for higher ground
Trump approves tariffs on foreign solar panels
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:44:53 +0000
Some experts fear imposing a levy could cost tens of thousands of U.S. jobs related to installing solar-power gear
Sir David Attenborough on how filming wildlife has changed
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:28:36 +0000
In this web exclusive, naturalist Sir David Attenborough, of the BBC America series "Planet Earth: Blue Planet II," talks with correspondent Mark Phillips about advances in the production of nature documentaries, and about competition among wildlife cameramen to get a shot never filmed before.
Sir David Attenborough on nature films vs. zoos
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:28:45 +0000
In this web exclusive, naturalist Sir David Attenborough talks with correspondent Mark Phillips about the value of wildlife documentaries over traditional zoos, and the benefits of each.
Scientists up alert level as volcano fires a warning blast
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:20:09 +0000
Residents pushed further away from Mount Mayon, Philippines most active volcano, after huge explosion
Study: People trust platforms less, trust journalism more
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:40:59 +0000
Survey says public trust in journalism has risen 5 percentage points while trust dropped 2 points for social and search platforms
Atlas 5 launches missile-detecting satellite
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:03:32 +0000
An Atlas 5 rocket boosted an Air Force early warning satellite into orbit Friday
Twitter admits Russian propaganda more widespread than initially reported
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:11:04 +0000
The social network said it had identified 3,814 accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency, the Russian troll farm
Facebook will rely on users to define "trust"
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:24:00 +0000
Facebook wants to highlight trustworthy news sources on its platform, as long as it doesn't have to do the highlighting
Astronauts reassigned in surprise crew shuffle
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:40:04 +0000
Astronaut Jeanette Epps, scheduled for launch to the International Space Station in June, has been reassigned
Cause of 500-year-old mystery epidemic identified
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:32:31 +0000
DNA tests show it wasn't just smallpox that killed countless people after the Spaniards arrived in the New World
Nature up close: Feathers
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:52:02 +0000
They're some of the most amazing structures in the natural world
Even without El Niño, Earth's temperatures continue to rise
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:28:21 +0000
Scientists say 2017 was the hottest year they've seen without an El Niño, which would boost temperatures
Major volcano eruption could be imminent, scientist says
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:11:53 +0000
Thousands of people have been evacuated from islands surrounding Kadovar Island and flights have been canceled since a volcano started erupting earlier this month
Meteor sends shock wave over Michigan
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:01:09 +0000
A meteor lit up the night sky over Michigan on Tuesday, causing confusion and concern among some who saw the flash. WWMT's Franque Thompson reports.
Michigan meteor could have been meatier, scientists say
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:26:27 +0000
Tuesday's meteor registered 2.0 on the U. S. Geological Survey's seismic monitors
Extreme weather behind sudden die-off of rare antelope?
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:15:43 +0000
New research offers "first concrete evidence" of climate link to half the world's population of saiga antelope in just a couple weeks
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