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Australia to create its own space agency for economic boost

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:17:49 -0400

Australia has announced it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy....
NASA dedicates facility in honor of 'Hidden Figures' heroine Katherine Johnson

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:50:59 -0400

Katherine G. Johnson, the human computer behind some of NASA’s biggest advancements, attended the ribbon cutting of the research facility named in her honor on Friday.....
Nearly 50,000 Evacuated as Fears of Volcanic Eruption Grow in Bali

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:02:15 -0400

Mount Agung volcano's alert status was raised to the highest level on Friday....
Author: Tech companies have undermined democracy

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:40:11 -0400

Author Jonathan Taplin explains on 'The Next Revolution'....
Neil deGrasse Tyson Picks Apart The Science Of Iconic ‘Game Of Thrones’ Scenes

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:06:36 -0400

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has some good news and bad news for the creative team behind “Game of Thrones.”....
'The Worst Thing I've Ever Seen.' Time Is Running Out In the Search for Survivors of Mexico Quake

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:46:31 -0400

Rescue operations remained active in at least three sites in Mexico City, but no one has been found alive since Wednesday....
Why Futurist Ray Kurzweil Isn't Worried About Technology Stealing Your Job

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:00:58 -0400

Why Futurist Ray Kurzweil Isn't Worried About Technology Stealing Your Job....
French government declares war on pesticides

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:27:39 -0400

France is planning to cut back on use of all pesticides, the government said Monday, though it rowed back on an announcement of an outright ban on controversial chemical glyphosate. Government spokes....
Treatment restores signs of awareness in brain-injured man

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:15:46 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — French researchers say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn't shown any awareness in 15 years.....
The Iraqi City Set to Implode if the Kurds Vote for Independence

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Tension are high in the disputed city of Kirkuk ahead of Monday's independence vote....
Nevada Seismic Lab Tests New Bridge Design After Mexico Quake

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:30:03 -0400

"The bridge has done better than we expected," the project leader said.....
'Zero Communication.' Puerto Ricans Are Hunting for Wi-Fi and Cell Signal to Contact Loved Ones

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:32:22 -0400

The ability to communicate with the outside world is now a rare and precious resource on the island....
Helping Ponso, sole survivor of 'Chimpanzee Island' in I. Coast

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:17:23 -0400

Grand-Lahou (Ivory Coast) (AFP) - "Oooah! Oooah!" Screeching to see visitors on the forested "Chimpanzee Island" in Ivory Coast, Ponso is the last, lonely survivor of a colony of 20 apes who mysteriou....
Ford Turns to Students for the Future of Truck Design

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:06:59 -0400

The company wants to challenge existing notions of what makes a good pickup.....
Gene Therapy: A Big Week for Many Names

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:57:00 -0400

It’s been a big week for the gene therapy universe. Of course, there’s the latest Barron’s cover story, which details the emerging medical revolution and highlights three stocks -- AveXis (AVXS), Re....
Angela Merkel Wins Fourth Term as German Chancellor

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:10:51 -0400

Now she has to form a coalition government....
How Deaths from Opioids Have Impacted US Life Expectancy

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:18:00 -0400

Life expectancy in the United States ticked upward between 2000 and 2015, but that rise was blunted by increasing rates of opioid-related deaths, a new report finds. Overall, life expectancy at birth....
Mass Graves Containing Bodies of 28 Hindu Women and Boys Found in Myanmar

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:18:14 -0400

Myanmar's army blames the deaths on Rohingya insurgents....
Plastic waste now polluting Arctic Ocean, scientists find 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:13:06 -0400

Plastic waste in the ocean is now so widespread it is polluting remote ice floes in the Arctic, scientists have discovered. A team from Exeter University discovered blocks of polystyrene in areas hund....
People with blue eyes all have one thing in common

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:28:11 -0400

It turns out that everyone in the world with the striking feature can be traced back to one single person.....
Space Station astronaut captures stunning aurora from above the earth

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:56:09 -0400

The European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured this video of the aurora from space on September 15.The ESA released this 30 second clip of the stunning light show on September 23. ....
While You Were Offline: Sean Spicer's Image Rehab Tour Isn't Going Too Well

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Stop trying to make Sean Spicer happen.....
Obamacare Repeal Is on Life Support. These 5 Senators Could Decide Its Fate

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:39:06 -0400

Congress is facing a looming vote on repealing Obamacare that will be decided by a handful of key Republicans. Here are 5 senators to watch.....
New Method Can Detect Cocaine Within Seconds

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:52:28 -0400

Scientists have developed a paper which is capable of detecting the presence of cocaine in 30 seconds with 99 percent accuracy.....
Milo Yiannopoulos Finally Spoke at Berkeley. But the Protesters Were Louder

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:17:43 -0400

"Free Speech Week" ends with a whimper....
Sphinx, Baboon and Cat Statues Found in Ancient Egyptian Burial

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:38:00 -0400

After years of being washed, perfumed and fed in ancient Egypt, the statue of a revered Egyptian deity was given a proper burial with other "dead" statues more than 2,000 years ago, a new study finds.....
High hopes for Australian bid to breed panda cubs

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:57:04 -0400

A giant panda couple struggling to produce cubs in an Australian zoo have been given a helping hand by vets who hope to overcome the bears' notorious breeding difficulties with three artificial insemi....
Nibiru: How the nonsense Planet X Armageddon and Nasa fake news theories spread globally  

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:12 -0400

Nibiru conspiracy theories about the end of the world have been circulating online for more than two decades, with the latest dubious prophecy predicting the apocalypse - September 23, 2017. Planet X,....
A New Discovery About the T. Rex Will Absolutely Ruin EVERYTHING You Ever Knew About It

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:30:04 -0400

If Jurassic Park scared you as a little kid and made you fear unethical scientists would bring the T. rex back to life (was it just me?), scientists have some good news.....
All the Ways Equifax Epically Bungled Its Breach Response

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

The Equifax breach that potentially exposed the personal information of 143 million people was bad. The company's response has almost been worse, if that's even possible.....
Pro Racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sides With NFL Players Protesting Trump

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:19:19 -0400

After NASCAR owners threaten to fire protesting drivers....
The idea for lab-grown meat was born in a prisoner-of-war camp

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:00:32 -0400

The phone call was as unexpected as the American accent at the other end of the line. And when she hung up a few moments later, Ira van Eelen had to stop to catch her breath. More than two years had p....
Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee and Green Day Rouses the Crowd at Global Citizen Festival

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:24:55 -0400

Over 60,000 people showed up for the annual awareness concert in New York City's Central Park, headlined by Stevie Wonder and Green Day.....
See How Human Activity Is Changing Animal Migration Patterns

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

A new book maps how animals navigate a world heavily altered by urban development and climate change.....
Facebook's fakery problem

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:03:08 -0400

Turning over ads by Russian front groups....
The Difference Between President Trump and President Obama's Reactions to the NFL Kneeling Movement

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:46:42 -0400

Two different presidents, two very different reactions....
Intel’s New Chip Design Takes Pointers From Your Brain

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:30:00 -0400

Silicon neurons might make cars and robots smarter and more independent.....
UW center targets moonshots in materials science with $15.6 million federal grant

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:25:50 -0400

The University of Washington has received a $15.6 million, six-year grant from the National Science Foundation to fund its Molecular Engineering Materials Center and take on “moonshots” that could lea....
Why Is The Moon Red Or Orange?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:00:03 -0400

The moon turns red during a lunar eclipse for the same reason the sky is blue.....