• 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…
  • GlaxoSmithKline sees staged roll-out of malaria vaccine

    The world's first malaria vaccine, which won a green light last week from European drugs regulators, will be rolled out gradually in Africa, its maker said on Wednesday. "We believe that there should be a thoughtful, staged roll-out of this vaccine, particularly because it is important that we…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Panel scales back new oil rules for North Dakota reservation

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribal leaders from a prolific portion of North Dakota's oil-rich Fort Berthold Reservation are scaling back proposed drilling regulations that industry officials warned could slow crude production.

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  • For California Farmworkers, No Water Means No Jobs

    The drought will cost California farmers $2.7 billion in 2015 alone, according to a University of California, Davis, study published in May, and 564,000 farms will be left idle during growing seasons, resulting in up to $856 million in crop revenue loss. As fields dry up, so do the jobs that…
  • Cause of Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo Crash Revealed

    NTSB investigators say the crash in the Mojave Desert was caused by premature moving of the spacecraft's tail wings. Pilot Peter Siebold was injured and co-pilot Michael Alsbury was killed in the October 2014 crash.

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  • 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.

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    Should We Be Excited For 'Earth 2.0'?  - DNews

    Recently, NASA's Kepler space telescope discovered the most Earth-like planet yet! Should we prepare to move there?

  • 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
  • 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…

  • 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 ...

  • DAY 2663

    A simple man, of childlike demeanour, practical, caring and endearing to all .. my only achievement of contact with him - a telephone conversation just before he was announced to be the next President of India !! India is grieved ..  In such moments of grief it becomes difficult to indulge in what…

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  • 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…

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

  • Learning Empathy From the Dead

    On a Thursday afternoon in August 2008, Joe Thurman was sitting at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage museum in Oklahoma City, wearing his best suit and staring anxiously at the three empty chairs across from him. It was the end of a week-long orientation for Thurman, a first-year medical…

    The Atlantic
  • 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.

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