Science

  • Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched

    Some physicists actually believe that the universe we live in might be a hologram. It's called the holographic principle. The thinking goes like this: Some distant two-dimensional surface contains all the data needed to fully describe our world — and much like in a hologram, this data is projected…

    Vox.com
  • SpaceX rocket failure raises questions about space station's vital supplies

    Sunday's destruction of the unmanned SpaceX cargo ship bound for the International Space Station is raising questions about whether astronauts on board will have enough food and water in coming months....

    Los Angeles Times
  • Thailand's first MERS case declared free of deadly virus

    An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of Middle East Respiratory Sydnrome (MERS) has been declared free of the deadly virus, Thailand's health ministry said on Monday. The 75-year-old man, who had traveled to Bangkok for treatment for a heart condition and was then diagnosed with the virus,…

    Reuters
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    NASA calls SpaceX explosion important loss

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the first failed launch of a SpaceX rocket mission.

    CNBC Videos
  • High Schoolers' Experiment Lost Again In Rocket Explosion

    Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space.Instead they got a life lesson about loss, but more importantly about determination, as they watched their experiment get wiped out for the second straight time by a rocket failure on…

    Huffington Post
  • On topic: Tech news to know now

    Here’s what’s going on in tech. Supreme Court declines to hear Google appeal in Oracle battle. A court had ruled that Oracle can charge license fees for Java. SpaceX rocket

    San Jose Mercury News
  • 'Whispering Gallery' of Light Speaks Loudly on Disease Detection (Op-Ed)

    Sarah Bates, a public affairs specialist at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Common health tests, such as pregnancy and blood sugar tests, involve putting a drop of fluid on a test strip infused with a substance…

    LiveScience.com
  • Spiky little sea 'monster' thrived a half billion years ago

    Scientists on Monday announced the discovery in Yunnan Province of beautifully preserved fossils of one of the stranger animals ever to call Earth home. The creature, Collinsium ciliosum, lived during the Cambrian Period, a time of remarkable evolutionary experimentation when many unusual animals…

    Reuters
  • Elon Musk's Latest Investment Goes Up in Smoke

    It was a bad day for Elon Musk, whose space taxi vision exploded along with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Sunday.

    TheStreet.com
  • SpaceX Rocket Explosion Destroys Students' Science Experiment

    Four Tennessee students had the thrill of watching their science experiment being launched into space on board SpaceX's Dragon vehicle this weekend, only to find out minutes later that the rocket, then out of their sights, had exploded in mid-air and was a total loss. Keagan Cross, 14, worked on an…

    ABC News
  • Scientists discover that male and female mice process pain differently

    Do women and men experience chronic pain differently? The nervous system's dials for communicating chronic pain to the body work differently in male and female mice, according to a study published today in Nature Neuroscience. If this difference is also found in humans, it could lead to chronic…

    The Verge
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    Fmr. NASA astronaut on SpaceX rocket explosion

    Former NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria on the SpaceX rocket explosion.

    Fox Business Videos
  • Oregon bumblebee deaths prompt state investigation

    By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Hundreds of bumblebees have been found dead in downtown Portland during the past two weeks, prompting agriculture officials in Oregon to investigate whether the die-offs may be connected to other bee deaths reported across the country over recent…

    Reuters
  • Baby's Gaze May Predict Later Hyperactivity

    A newborn's gaze may hold clues to how he or she will behave a few years later, new research suggests. In the study, researchers looked at 80 newborns, who were just 1 day to 4 days old, and measured how long the babies focused their gazes on images that were being shown to them. The researchers…

    LiveScience.com
  • Geneticists' quest for crisper prose in the book of life

    If the human genome is the book of life, then Crispr technology is its Microsoft Word. The cut-and-paste technique, invented only three years ago, can be used on fledgling genomes to snip out bits of DNA ...

    Financial Times
  • The Imminent ‘Leap Second’ That’s Stressing Everybody Out

    If we didn’t add an extra second to the clock, sometime a few million years from now, humans or their descendants will sleep till noon. But for now, it’s a real stress on may business who worry their websites may crash — and Google’s trying to block it.

    Yahoo Health
  • The Grand Canyon Star Party: Illuminating Dark Skies

    Michael Sainato is a freelancer with credits including the Miami Herald, Huffington Post and The Hill. Sainato contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Back in the late 1970s, the San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers began setting up telescopes in the park for public…

    SPACE.com
  • 1 in 3 Americans Owns a Gun

    Nearly one in three adults in the United States owns at least one gun, according to a new study. In the study, researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of 4,000 adults in the United States on gun ownership. Most of the gun owners were white men older than 55, and the majority of them…

    LiveScience.com
  • Falcon rocket explosion leaves SpaceX launch schedule in tatters

    SpaceX on Monday was searching for what destroyed its Falcon 9 rocket after liftoff over the weekend, leaving customers still loyal but unsure when their satellites might fly. The privately-held company, owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, has flown 18 successful missions with…

    Reuters