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  • NASA's Curiosity Rover Eyes Weird Rock On Mars

    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity went out of its way to investigate a rock the likes of which it has never seen before on the Red Planet. Measurements by Curiosity's rock-zapping ChemCam laser and another instrument revealed that the target, a chunk of bedrock dubbed Elk, contains high levels of silica…

    SPACE.com
  • Skeleton With ‘Alien’ Skull Discovered In Russia

    UFO watchers are in a tizz over the discovery of an ancient skeleton with an elongated skull that resembles an ALIEN. The humanoid skeleton was unearthed from a site known as Russia’s Stonehenge and it is being heralded as proof that aliens visited Earth thousands of years ago. Researcher Maria…

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  • Northern White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only 4 Left on Earth

    One of the last five northern white rhinoceroses in the world has died. Nabiré, a 31-year-old female northern white rhino, died of a ruptured cyst, authorities at the Dv?r Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic announced today (July 28). One male, Sudan, survives on a reserve in Kenya.

    LiveScience.com
  • Corrected - No new contact with comet lander, scientists say

    (Corrects surname of DLR scientist in final two paragraphs to Geurts ..not.. Guerts) BERLIN (Reuters) - European scientists said on Wednesday they had once again failed to make contact with the Philae comet lander, which has struggled to maintain a reliable communication link since coming back to…

    Reuters
  • Man Catches 300-Pound Fish, Proves Florida Is A Fisherman's Dream

    Sam Gerson had no idea what he was in for when he woke up hours before dawn Monday to head to Cape Canaveral, Florida for a day out on a fishing charter. The group boarded the boat and headed out to open sea, passing the Kennedy Space Center on the way. After a morning watching his friends catch…

    Huffington Post
  • Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach U.S. computers - report

    By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile U.S. government and defense industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs, according to experts studying the campaign. In a public…

    Reuters
  • US institute: NKorea launch site upgrade complete

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch site now appears complete amid expectations in rival South Korea that a launch could take place in October, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Smithsonian turns to Kickstarter to fund Neil Armstrong spacesuit project

    The Smithsonian has raised more than $500,000 to preserve the spacesuit worn by the first man on the moon.

    MarketWatch
  • 3 ways daydreaming can make you more productive

    Zoning out for a few minutes allows your brain to tackle tasks it can't handle when you're busy.

    Fortune
  • How Archaeologists Dug Up a Human-Shaped Coffin That Wasn't There

    “Five years ago, we wouldn't have been able to do it,” said William Kelso, the director of archaeology for the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation. Kelso was referring to the sophistication of some of the technologies that researchers used—scanning the ancient Catholic relic they found, then…

    The Atlantic
  • U.S. Army lab faulted over lax anthrax procedure

    Techniques used by a U.S. Army laboratory in Utah failed to neutralize live anthrax spores on many occasions over more than a decade and the lab should have realized the procedure was inadequate, a top health official told lawmakers on Tuesday. Despite warning signs, the lab, at the Dugway Proving…

    Reuters
  • Next Generation Gene Therapy for Fanconi Anemia Disorder Using CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing Technology; Approach to Open Doors for Treating Other Rare Diseases

    Guest expert: Jakub Tolar, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplantation, Tulloch Chair in Stem Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics; and Director, Stem Cell Institute at ...

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    Android Phones at Risk From Text Hack

    A flaw allows hackers to gain control of Android smartphones with just a text.

    ABC News Videos
  • Standard Brewing Unleashes New Patio Space

    The Central District's Standard Brewing (just named to Eater's list of Seattle's best breweries) has built out an expanded patio space as part of a larger renovation and growth process. The original patio was carved out of a small space near the brewery's entrance, but the revamped space now takes…

    Eater Seattle
  • Video: Dramatic video shows plane landing during violent storm

    A KLM pilot skillfully lands a Boeing 777 at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport during a violent storm.

    MarketWatch
  • Happy 57th Birthday, NASA!

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is such a part of our lives that it’s hard to image it not existing. But on July 29, 1958, Congress and the President moved to make NASA a reality.

    National Constitution Center
  • Australian humpback whale comeback a 'symbol of hope'

    Australia's humpback populations have recovered so well from years of devastating whaling that they could be delisted as a threatened species in a conservation success story scientists Tuesday hailed as "a symbol of hope". Humpback whales were commercially harvested around the Australian coast…

    AFP