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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 fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:53:54 -0400
SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo.
Brazil space station open for small satellite business
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:30:49 -0400
Brazil is ready to launch small commercial rockets from its space base near the equator as soon as it agrees to safeguard U.S. technology that is dominant in the industry, the Brazilian Air Force officer managing the space program said on Friday.
SpaceX signs first private passenger to fly around the moon
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:27:38 -0400
Elon Musk's space transportation company SpaceX said it has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle.
Scientists investigate icy streams for survival clues
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:03:36 -0400
A team of scientists has embarked on a four-year quest to discover what beyond water the world loses when glaciers melt.
Roche boss says Brexit and curbs on drug use pose threat to UK science
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:27:14 -0400
Uncertainty over drug regulation and a reluctance by Britain's health service to use certain pricey modern medicines pose a threat to the country's respected life sciences sector, the head Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Thursday.
British companies, academics excluded from EU Galileo space project if no-deal Brexit
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 08:45:24 -0400
British companies and academics will be excluded from the future development of the European Union's Galileo space project if the country leaves the bloc without a deal in March 2019, according to a series of technical notices published on Thursday.
Bubbling Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 04:01:19 -0400
Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives.
NASA tests foldable heat shield that could help human Mars landing
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:20:20 -0400
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched and tested a new umbrella-like heat shield on Wednesday, opening the door to landing humans on Mars.
Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:18:39 -0400
A small stone flake marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago that was found in a cave on South Africa's southern coast represents what archaeologists on Wednesday called the oldest-known example of human drawing.
For families of some 9/11 victims, new DNA tools reopen old wounds
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:11:18 -0400
A breakthrough in DNA analysis is helping identify more victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York, but the scientific advance is of little consolation for families of those whose remains may have been buried in a Staten Island landfill.
Moto2 rider Fenati dropped by team after brake grab
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:29:47 -0400
Italian rider Romano Fenati was dumped by his Moto2 team on Monday, and was also set to lose a 2019 MV Agusta deal, after he grabbed a rival's brake lever while racing at speed in Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix.
U.S. appeals court upholds MIT, Harvard patents on CRISPR gene editing
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:09:16 -0400
A U.S. appeals court on Monday allowed a research center affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University to keep patents potentially worth billions of dollars on a groundbreaking gene editing technology known as CRISPR.
Falcons S Neal (ACL) lost for season
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 15:27:15 -0400
Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl safety Keanu Neal will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Thursday's season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced.
College football notebook: Illinois backup QB leaves program
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 21:16:47 -0400
Illinois sophomore quarterback Cam Thomas has departed the program just 10 days after failing to win the starting position.
NFL notebook: Steelers resolute in Bell holdout
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 19:33:02 -0400
Even if the team enters the season without its All-Pro running back, the Pittsburgh Steelers are not planning to change their position in the ongoing standoff with Le'Veon Bell.
New York scientists use new DNA tools to identify 9/11 victims
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 19:10:09 -0400
New DNA analysis techniques are helping identify more victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, scientists in the office of New York City's chief medical examiner said on Thursday.
Russia weighs possibility of deliberate act in space station damage
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 18:20:04 -0400
Russia's space agency said on Wednesday it hopes to announce the origin of a small hole found on a Russian module docked at the International Space Station in the coming weeks, including addressing whether the damage was deliberate.
Amazon eyes Chilean skies as it seeks to datamine the stars
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 11:36:16 -0400 is in talks with Chile to house and mine massive amounts of data generated by the country's giant telescopes, which could prove fertile ground for the company to develop new artificial intelligence tools.
Archeologists find Neolithic remains in Nile Delta
Sun, 02 Sep 2018 13:52:16 -0400
Archaeologists in Egypt say they have found one of the oldest-known villages in the Nile Delta dating back to the Neolithic era.
Medtech firms get personal with digital twins
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:04:26 -0400
Armed with a mouse and computer screen instead of a scalpel and operating theater, cardiologist Benjamin Meder carefully places the electrodes of a pacemaker in a beating, digital heart.
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Scientists say hurricane ratings fail to convey danger of deadly rain
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:43:52 +0000
"There's more to the story than the category," said a University of Miami hurricane researcher
Air pollutants found in mothers' placentas, new study finds
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:12:18 +0000
Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women​, and could possibly harm the health of unborn babies
Virtual reality therapies help conquer common phobias
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:41:31 +0000
Experts say virtual reality therapy can help people by exposing them gradually and safely to their greatest terrors
Facebook tool lets businesses avoid hiring women, ACLU alleges
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:21:42 +0000
Social network's tools allow employers to show job ads only to men—and target people who resemble current workforces
Report: Facebook sought users' financial data
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:12:59 +0000
The social media giant reportedly sought data from financial companies using Messenger for customer service
25 years of Wired and what's next for tech
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:48:19 +0000
Wired magazine is revealing its 25th anniversary issue with predictions about the future from top tech leaders. "Wired at 25" highlights the innovations of the last quarter century and asks 25 icons of the digital revolution, from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, to nominate someone they think will shape the next 25 years. Wired editor-in-chief and CBS News contributor Nicholas Thompson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why he believes the pace of innovation will only continue to accelerate.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa books first SpaceX moon voyage
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:49:42 +0000
Yusaku Maezawa is the first passenger to book a trip to the moon on a SpaceX rocket. The Japanese billionaire paid an undisclosed amount to ride on the company's new Big Falcon Rocket, which SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said will cost $5 billion and could be ready as early as 2023. Mireya Villarreal reports.
Japan drives forward with plans for flying cars
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:42:25 +0000
"This is not a rich person's toy. This is a mass market solution," says Adam Warmoth, product manager at Uber Elevate
SpaceX: Japanese billionaire to be first "private passenger" on moon mission
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:59:01 +0000
SpaceX founder Elon Musk says the company will launch a private citizen on a flight around the moon as soon as 2023
Samsung phone reportedly catches fire in woman's purse
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:09:16 +0000
A lawsuit says the phone spontaneously caught fire inside a New York woman's purse earlier this month
Almanac: Rabbit ears
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 14:33:15 +0000
On September 16, 1919, Marvin Middlemark, the inventor of a familiar TV antenna, was born. Jane Pauley reports.
Solar observatory closed due to "ongoing security concern," officials say
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 01:27:41 +0000
The FBI referred all questions to the group that manages the site, which said it will be closed until further notice
Final Delta 2 rocket launched on billion-dollar mission
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 16:26:39 +0000
The satellite will measure the thickness and extent of polar ice sheets, changes in sea level and the height of forest canopies and clouds
Test tube baby Louise Brown and the birth of IVF
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:53:45 +0000
40 years ago the proven success of in vitro fertilization gave hope to millions of parents trying to have a child
Louise Brown on growing up the first test tube baby
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:35:39 +0000
In 1979, Louise Brown was the first child born through the use of in vitro fertilization, or IVF. In this web exclusive she talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about what it was like growing up as the world's first "test tube baby." In a word, "weird."
Hank Greely on "The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction"
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:36:47 +0000
In this web exclusive, correspondent Tracy Smith talks with professor Hank Greely, director of Stanford University's Center for Law and the Biosciences and author of "The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction," about his theory that technology which could theoretically create eggs and sperm from skin cells will change the way most couples procreate.
What CRISPR may mean for human reproduction
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:37:21 +0000
In this web exclusive, correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Marcy Darnovsky, head of the Center for Genetics and Society, about her fears involving the revolutionary gene editing tool known as CRISPR.
How climate change could be impacting hurricanes like Florence
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 21:02:31 +0000
Rising sea levels result in increased storm surges, and that's just one factor, explains meteorologist Jeff Berardelli
"A population marching toward extinction": Missing orca feared dead
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:01:10 +0000
The grim news means scientists believe just 74 whales remain in a group that has failed to reproduce successfully in the past three years
NASA laser probe to measure ice, glaciers, oceans
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 22:22:57 +0000
NASA's $1 billion ICESat-2 spacecraft will measure sea and ground ice thickness around the world
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