Science

  • Big asteroid that skimmed Earth has its own moon: NASA

    An unusually large asteroid that just skimmed by Earth had its own moon, NASA said Tuesday as the US space agency released its first radar images of the flyby. The asteroid known as 2004 BL86 made its closest approach late Monday at a distance about three times further than Earth's own Moon. Radar…

    AFP
  • Astronomers Discover Ancient Solar System With 5 Earth-Like Planets

    The discovery of a solar system as old as the Milky Way and with five Earth-like planets could shed new light on the possibility of ancient life forms in the galaxy. The planets orbit around Kepler 444, which at 11.2 billion years old, is more than twice as old as the sun, according to researchers…

    ABC News50 mins ago
  • Bio-AMD, Inc. Agreement with Sysmex & General Update

    LONDON, ENGLAND / ACCESSWIRE / January 27, 2015 / Bio-AMD, Inc. and Bio Alternative Medical Devices Ltd., our majority owned medical devices subsidiary (together "Bio-AMD", "We" or ...

    Accesswire
  • Microsoft's Revolution Analytics Acquisition Is The Wrong Way To Embrace R

    Microsoft’s purchase of Revolution Analytics last week is the wrong way for the brainy crew in Redmond to embrace the R language for data science and analytics. The deal represents a strong step forward for the R language, but by accepting the open source model for putting R to use, Microsoft is…

    Forbes
  • Local vendors, not supermarkets, key to Africa food security: TRFN

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Traditional markets sell more than 85 percent of the food consumed in sub-Saharan Africa, and rather than replacing them with Western-style supermarkets, governments should train local vendors to improve food safety, researchers say. Contrary…

    Reuters
  • County suspends home purchase program over lava concerns

    HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Uncertainty over a lava flow in a mostly agricultural region of Hawaii's Big Island has prompted officials to put a hold on a program that allows a county agency to buy homes near a geothermal power plant.

    Associated Press
  • Facebook and Instagram Service Disrupted

    A server error caused outages on the social media platforms, officials said.

    ABC News Videos
  • My BRCA Journey: Why Fear of Information Imperils Genetic Testing

    The world breaks down into two camps, my genetic counselor said: people who want information, and people who don't. I've been writing about gene testing and genomics for a long time, but as I navigated my own recent journey in genetic testing, I learned why that divide will probably remain the…

    Huffington Post
  • CSI Lahore: US forensics big shot comes home to help Pakistan

    By Katharine Houreld LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - As one of America's top forensic scientists, Mohammad Tahir uncovered evidence that helped jail boxer Mike Tyson for rape, convict serial killer John Wayne Gacy and clear doctor Sam Sheppard of murdering his wife. Then Tahir took on his toughest…

    Reuters
  • Moon landers get boost from Google-funded prize

    Shaped like a doughnut and no bigger than a coffee table, the MX-1 lunar lander doesn't look anything like the hulking Apollo module the United States landed on the moon in 1969.

    San Jose Mercury News
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  • Microsoft Courts Data Scientists with Revolution Analytics Buy

    Capitalizing on the Big Data gold rush is the big driver behind Microsoft’s acquisition of Revolution Analytics, a company that supports an open source programming language popular with data scientists....

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Is This Photo Proof There's A Man On Mars?

    Conspiracy theorists claim a newly released photo from NASA proves that there's life on Mars. The photo, taken on Mars' surface in September 2012, shows what appears to be a shadow of a man repairing the Curiosity Rover. So, what do you think? Is this proof of life on Mars?

    Broken News Daily
  • Local vendors, not supermarkets, key to Africa food security

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Traditional markets sell more than 85 percent of the food consumed in sub-Saharan Africa, and rather than replacing them with Western-style supermarkets, governments should train local vendors to improve food safety, researchers say. Contrary…

    Reuters
  • Senegal reopens land border with Ebola-hit Guinea

    Senegal reopened on Monday its land border with Guinea, the Interior Ministry said, five months after closing transport links in August to prevent the spread of the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus. Senegal had already lifted in November a ban on air and maritime traffic with…

    Reuters
  • D'oh! Elon Musk Proves The Simpsons Wrong

    Space X and Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) founder Elon Musk tweeted about his appearance on Sunday’s episode of "The Simpsons" where Lisa Simpson ponders why Musk, known for his investments ...

    Benzinga
  • New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient: scientists

    By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity more cheaply than ever before, according to a study from Briain's Exeter University. Super-thin,…

    Reuters54 mins ago
  • Mountain-Size Asteroid Makes Close Flyby of Earth

    A mountain-size asteroid buzzed Earth Monday morning (Jan. 26) in a close encounter that's already revealing new information about the space rock, including an improved measurement of its size and the confirmation of at least one moon. Asteroid 2004 BL86 came within 745,000 miles (1.2 million…

    SPACE.com