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  • U.N. aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight

    The United Nation's civil aviation body, currently wrestling with how to help airlines maintain safety over conflict zones, is taking first steps toward protection for commercial vessels in space. Commercial space travel took a big leap this week after the U.S.

    Reuters
  • Wildfire Prevention Costs Far Less Than Fires (Op-Ed)

    Jeff Peterson is a research associate of the Arizona Rural Policy Institute at Northern Arizona University (NAU) where he specializes in economic impacts and data analysis. Peterson contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The economics of wildfires are complex…

    LiveScience.com
  • Suicide Contagion: How the Media Can Help Fight It (Op-Ed)

    Brian Dyak is president, CEO and co-founder of the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC), and executive producer of EICnetwork.tv. Dyak contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. It is an extremely powerful force in American culture, one that creates awareness and…

    LiveScience.com
  • In Massive Shift, Nestlé Takes on Animal Cruelty (Op-Ed)

    Matthew Prescott, food policy director for The Humane Society of the United States, contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  In late August, Nestlé, the world's largest food company, rocked animal agribusiness when it teamed up with humane organizations to…

    LiveScience.com
  • The City of Broad Startups: Chicago Creative Space recently swung by...

    Chicago Creative Space recently swung by 1871's office to get a tour and speak with CEO Howard Tullman about the technology incubator and coworking space's mission. The 50,000 square foot space houses over 250 startups, and has been a major catalyst in the Merchandise Mart's rebirth as an important…

    Curbed Chicago
  • Ignorance Kills

    We learned recently that eight health care workers combating the Ebola epidemic were killed by an angry mob who believed the doctors and nurses were infecting people with the virus. The population most in need of help murdered the only people who could

    Huffington Post
  • Boeing, Lockheed JV and Bezos' Blue Origin in Space Venture

    United Launch Alliance (:ULA) — a Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and The Boeing Co. (BA) partnership – has teamed up with Blue Origin LLC, founded by Amazon.com Inc.'s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos, to build a new rocket engine named BE-4. The agreement is for a

    Zacks
  • Spaceflight Powered by Partnership (Op-Ed)

    Vernon McDonald is vice president for Science, Technology and Engineering Group at Wyle. McDonald contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. NASA's selection of Boeing and SpaceX to provide crew transportation to the International Space Station (ISS) is a major…

    SPACE.com
  • A 3D printer will make its way to the International Space Station tonight

    Tiny satellites built to test equipment that could someday mine asteroids, 20 mice and edible plants, among 252 other science experiments, will all make their way to the International Space Station. Built by Mountain View startup Made in Space, the machine could someday replace the spare parts the…

    Gigaom
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    Ancient Aliens And The New World Order

    Did you know that George Bush, Al Gore, Dick Heney and Barack Obama are all related? Did you know that the power elite controlling the world today can trace their ancestry back to the Sky Gods of the ancient past? Did you know our moon was placed in orbit millennia ago and came from somewhere deep…

    Internet Video Archive
  • Pre-dawn SpaceX Launch on Saturday Visible Along US East Coast

    People in the eastern United States have an opportunity, weather permitting, to see SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule launch on a cargo mission to the International Space Station early Saturday morning (Sept. 20).   The Dragon space capsule will launch into orbit atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket at…

    SPACE.com
  • Government Scientists Try to Take the Stink Out of Pig Manure

    PEORIA, Ill.—Terry Whitehead's lab here is stocked with glass boiling flasks, Bunsen burners—and cans of extra-strength air freshener. Department of Agriculture works with pig manure in a quest for something that has largely eluded scientists and entrepreneurs: an affordable way to clear the air in…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

    By Michelle Nichols and Elizabeth Pineau NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security" as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its…

    Reuters
  • Zero-G 3D Printer Set for Launch: What Will Be Made In Space First?

    The first 3D printer designed to operate in zero gravity is set to launch to the International Space Station early on Saturday morning (Sept. 20) on board a NASA-contracted SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft. Once installed on the orbiting laboratory, the device will be put through a series of tests to…

    SPACE.com
  • NASA is about to send a 3D printer into space for the first time

    Tomorrow, weather permitting, NASA will launch a 3D printer into space for the first time. Carried aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule, the printer will be installed in the International Space Station, where astronauts will test the technology that NASA hopes will one day transform space exploration,…

    The Verge
  • Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

    A virtual re-creation of the Apollo 11 landing site helped gaming-component supplier Nvidia debunk persistent hoax claims about the moon landings. Few events in US history inspire a paranoiac bent on unearthing political conspiracy theories quite like the Apollo moon landings do. "Global…

    CNET
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    Fatigued Truckers and the Deadly Consequences

    Trucker Abe Attallah says truck drivers face unrelenting pressure to deliver their loads on time. Reporter: "20/20"'s on the chase, out with the Ohio state highway patrol, using air power to declare war on reckless truckers. The trucker pulls over and he's not happy.

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