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  • Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

    Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy. Known as "red tide," this particular strain called Karenia brevis is present nearly every year off Florida, but large…

    Associated Press
  • 1 Tip To Lose Belly Fat

    It's Hollywood's Hottest Diet And Gets Rid Of Stubborn Fat Areas Like Nothing Else.

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  • Altered to Withstand Herbicide, Corn and Soybeans Gain Approval

    The Agriculture Department has approved the commercial planting of corn and soybeans genetically engineered to survive being sprayed by the herbicide known as 2,4-D, according to documents it posted on a federal regulatory website on Wednesday. Some corn and soybean growers have been pushing for…

    The New York Times
  • A Bezos Company Will Make Engines for Rockets

    The space race is shaping up as a matchup of billionaires, with Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, facing off against Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, over the future of human spaceflight. Blue Origin, a private space company owned by Mr. Bezos, said on Wednesday that it had agreed to…

    The New York Times
  • Chimps are natural-born killers, say scientists

    Chimpanzees can be lethally violent to each other but this stems from an inherent streak and not, as some have suggested, from human interference, a study said on Wednesday. Zoologists, led by the famed Jane Goodall, have speculated for years on the causes of "chimpanzee wars" among Man's…

    AFP
  • Musk ‘deeply honored’ by NASA contract

    Musk ‘deeply honored’ by NASA contract SpaceX, Boeing to ferry U.S. astronauts back into space SpaceX A C D MA MB MC MD ME MP SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch)—Elon Musk, the CEO of s SpaceX as well as Tesla Motors Inc., tweeted

    MarketWatch
  • Boeing and SpaceX Secure $6.2B NASA Space Taxi Contract

    Boeing and SpaceX Secure $6.2B NASA Space Taxi Contract National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA has selected The Boeing Co. (BA) and Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, to transport U.S. crews to and from the International

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  • Nanotech Announces Completion of Fortress Optical Acquisition

    Nanotech Announces Completion of Fortress Optical Acquisition VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / September 16, 2014 / Nanotech Security Corp. (NTS.V) (NTSFF), announces that further to its news releases of August 26 and September 12, 2014 the Company has now

    Accesswire
  • US Waistlines Gained an Inch This Decade

    The average waistline of people in the United States has expanded more than an inch in one decade, a new study finds. The researchers looked at nearly 33,000 adults and the circumference of their waists, which is a measure of abdominal fat. The results showed that in 2012, the average waistline was…

    LiveScience.com
  • U.S. air force seeks funding for space surveillance satellites

    Air Force plans to request initial funding for three surveillance satellites to track objects in space as part of its fiscal 2016 budget request, a top Air Force general said Tuesday. General John Hyten, head of Air Force Space Command, told the annual Air Force Association conference the…

    Reuters
  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to Build New Rocket Engine for US Launch Provider

    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to Build New Rocket Engine for US Launch Provider Blue Origin, the secretive private spaceflight company led by billionaire Jeff Bezos, has teamed up with a veteran space launch provider to build a new rocket engine designed to reduce U.S. In an announcement today (Sept.…

    SPACE.com
  • USDA grants approval to Dow's Enlist GMO corn and soybeans

    Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an answer to weed resistance problems that limit crop production.…

    Reuters
  • Historic 'Ghost Ships' Discovered Near Golden Gate Bridge

    The waters just west of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge hide a graveyard of sunken ships. By some estimates, there are 300 wrecks in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area alone. Marine archaeologists and researchers with the National…

    LiveScience.com
  • King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal

    King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal Richard III's last moments were likely quick but terrifying, according to a new study of the death wounds of the last king of England to die in battle. But Richard III's last moments were the stuff of legend alone, as the king's body was lost…

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  • NASA contracts with SpaceX and Boeing for space transport

    The United States took its first major step to returning to manned space flight as NASA awarded up to $6.8 billion to aerospace giant Boeing and California-based SpaceX to launch astronauts into space. In a throwback to the golden age of space flight, the contracts call for Apollo-like capsules…

    Los Angeles Times
  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin partners with Boeing and Lockheed Martin to reduce dependence on Russian rockets

    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin partners with Boeing and Lockheed Martin to reduce dependence on Russian rockets Blue Origin, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' commercial space company, has partnered with the United Launch Alliance to develop a new rocket engine called the BE-4, set to make its first flight in 2019.

    The Verge
  • Boeing, SpaceX win contracts to build 'space taxis' for NASA

    CAPE CANAVERAL/WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S.

    Reuters
  • NASA taps SpaceX, Boeing to carry astronauts to space

    Boeing's CST-100 will be bringing US astronauts to the International Space Station. In a surprise move, NASA picked both Boeing and SpaceX to be the first private companies to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station.

    CNET