Science

  • China urges U.N. action to make North Korea 'pay price'

    By John Irish MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - China will back a U.N. Security Council resolution to make North Korea "pay the necessary price" for recent rocket launches, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday, adding the goal was to get Pyongyang back to the negotiating table. Wang Yi also said…

    Reuters
  • Have UFO Hunters Just Spotted An Alien Ship Orbiting An Asteroid?

    A huge asteroid which sailed safely past Earth had an unusual hitchhiker - which internet conspiracy fans claim is clearly an alien spacecraft. The tiny, disc-like object was observed using a massive radar array, NASA’s Deep Space Network in Goldstone California. Tireless alien hunter Scott C…

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog
  • 95 Burmese Pythons (and Counting) Captured in Everglades

    The Burmese python has worn out its welcome, and its time is nigh. For the second time since 2013, Florida wildlife officials are inviting people near and far to search for Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus) in the Everglades. Depending on where they spot the invasive species, participants can…

    LiveScience.com
  • Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window.

    Associated Press
  • Documents Show Volkswagen Resisted Takata Air Bag Recall

    Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags, telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary, according to documents

    ABC News
  • Venus, the Best and Brightest

    I usually don’t criticize my colleagues in public but I would like to draw attention to two articles in The Atlantic—one by Adrienne LaFrance ‘Jupiter Is the Best Planet’ and the other by Ross Andersen who claims that Saturn is the best planet in the solar system. Honestly? They can’t be serious.…

    The Atlantic Wire (RSS)
  • 3D printing hands on: Attempting to print a NASA wrench

    Scientists at NASA are working on using 3D printing on the International Space Station so unique parts can be built in space. We attempt to build a NASA design in our workshop. Lessons were learned.

    ZDNet
  • Europe's comet-chasing Rosetta mission: timeline

    Paris (AFP) - A timeline of Europe's Rosetta mission, which marked the end of a chapter Friday when ground controllers said they would stop trying to contact robot lab Philae on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

    AFP
  • The DLR space agency says its final farewell to the Philae lander

    The Philae lander’s cosmic legacy officially comes to a close this week as the German space agency DLR announced it would cease communication with the comet-riding probe. Though not entirely surprising — the agency feared last month it would soon come to this — the team at DLR did spend the better…

    Digital Trends
  • First Click: Hyperloop or loopy hype?

    Elon Musk famously described Hyperloop as “a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun… and an air hockey table.” He first floated his idea for the high-speed ground transportation system in July 2012, and then again in May 2013 at the D11 conference. In August of 2013, Musk followed up his musings with…

    The Verge
  • This one graphic is all you need to see to realize North Korea is a real threat to the US

    Over the weekend, North Korea earned further worldwide scorn after it tested a highly...

    Business Insider
  • Defeating Zika: The Big Questions Researchers Are Trying to Answer

    At least a dozen research groups are now working on developing a Zika virus vaccine, according the World Health Organization (WHO). More-immediate questions will need to be addressed in order for scientists and health officials to diagnose and contain the virus in the meantime, and to determine…

    LiveScience.com
  • Influential Texas panel recommends halt to use of bite-mark evidence

    An influential Texas scientific panel recommended on Thursday that bite-mark analysis not be admissible as evidence in courts, a decision experts said could lead judicial systems in other states to exclude it too. The Texas Forensic Science Commission panel recommended a moratorium on bite-mark…

    Reuters
  • Cryogenically Frozen Rabbit Brain Hailed As Scientific First

    For the first time, scientists say the detailed structure of a fully intact mammalian brain has been cryogenically preserved -- but could it pave the way toward the preservation of human brains and memory? It might be too soon to say.The scientific achievement was announced Tuesday by the Brain…

    Huffington Post
  • Space Station Resupply Mission Delayed After Mold Found in Bags

    A cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station has been pushed back after mold was discovered in some of the bags used for packing supplies.

    ABC News
  • We've finally found gravitational waves, so can we time travel?

    Physicists working with a powerful observatory on Earth announced Thursday that they have finally detected ripples in space and time created by two colliding black holes, confirming a prediction made by Albert Einstein 100 years ago.  These ripples in the fabric of space-time, called gravitational…

    Mashable