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  • NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey. After traveling 442 million miles (711 million km) from Earth, the Mars Atmosphere and…

    Reuters
  • Clouds, rain delay SpaceX Falcon rocket launch

    Space Exploration Technologies delayed its cargo run to the International Space Station for NASA on Saturday after thick cloud and rain socked in its central Florida launch site. Liftoff of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon freighter was rescheduled for 1:53 a.m. EDT/0553 GMT on Sunday. The…

    Reuters
  • Prelude to Offshore Drilling Not a Blast for All (Op-Ed)

    President Barack Obama decided to move forward with preliminary steps for offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, an area where the practice has not been allowed for more than 30 years. Oil and gas companies are currently applying for permits to conduct seismic airgun blasting in waters from…

    LiveScience.com
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lab-On-A-Chip Tech is Revolutionary, Yet Universities Cling to 'Dark Ages' Animal Models (Op-Ed)

    Pascaline Clerc is senior director of Animal Research Issues at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Clerc studied mitochondria at the University of Grenoble, France, before joining the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the University of Maryland in Baltimore as a post-doctoral…

    LiveScience.com
  • 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…

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  • The Steps To Success

    Who is the one person who has had the biggest impact on your life?

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 'Green' Jobs are Rising, But Will it Continue? (Op-Ed)

    Peter Lehner is executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). This Op-Ed will appear onthe NRDC blog Switchboard. Lehner contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

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  • 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
  • SpaceX readies cargo mission to space station

    California-based SpaceX on Friday prepared to launch its Dragon cargo carrier to deliver food and supplies to the International Space Station, but a 50-50 weather forecast threatened to postpone the launch. The journey by SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule would be the fifth for SpaceX, and the…

    AFP
  • 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

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  • 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
  • In Character: The Wizards Who Gave Us Power, with Eric Brach

    Ever since my interviews with Barbara and Keith earlier this year, I've been thinking about how I want to use this space, going forward. Continuous articles in text are fine, sure. But do you ever wonder what the folks who author books sound like, in

    Huffington Post
  • 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
  • NASA Just Bought Two Space Taxis. Will Competition Save Money?

    and SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space-exploration startup. For taxpayers, that leads to an obvious question: Isn’t it cheaper to have a single builder? “We’re going to find out how well sole sourcing works,” says Richard Aboulafia, an aerospace analyst with Teal Group. One major example of the…

    BusinessWeek