Science

  • Russia aims to point its ICBMs at the asteroid Apophis in 2036

    Russian scientists are planning to tweak their ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) to target near-earth objects (NEOs), according to a report by news agency TASS. The news came from Sabit Saitgarayev, the leading researcher at the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau. The projectiles could be aimed…

    Digital Trends
  • Urbanization Leads to Change in Type of Bacteria in the Home

    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

    ABC News
  • The Singles Bars of the Sea

    Dating on land may be unpleasant, but for microscopic sea animals, searching for a mate in the sea is like looking for a needle in a haystack, where the haystack is the size of Mount Everest.

    The Atlantic
  • Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

    (Reuters) - Global health officials have said that the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is rapidly spreading in the Americas and could infect up to 4 million people. The virus is transmitted to people through the bite of infected female…

    Reuters
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    What Happened to Dylan Klebold Over Time: Part 3

    Experts examine the differences between the two Columbine killers, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris.

    ABC News Videos
  • Black holes colliding remixed as Justin Bieber. Sorry, we had to.

    At long last, we're here to solve a problem mankind has had for about five hours how. After the world received proof that gravitational waves exist from the impact of two black holes colliding, scientists converted the signal from the impact into sound. Well, you're welcome, you no longer have to…

    Mashable
  • Research Finds Harmful Algae Toxins in Alaska Marine Mammals

    A study led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists says toxins from harmful ocean algae were detected at surprising levels in samples of more than 900 Alaska marine mammals

    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
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    Sue Klebold Explains Why She's Coming Forward: Part 1

    In her first television interview, Klebold wanted to share her journey in the aftermath of the Columbine massacre.

    ABC News Videos
  • U.S. agencies to study safety of artificial turf fields

    Three U.S. government agencies will team up to study whether artificial turf fields and playgrounds that use bits of recycled tires are exposing children to dangerous chemicals. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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
  • This cake broke the embargo on one of the biggest scientific discoveries in years

    Yesterday (Feb. 11), scientists announced that they detected gravitational waves for the first time, confirming the final part of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. It was a momentous discovery, and one that could fundamentally change the way we understand the universe. Massive science…

    Quartz
  • Should Christians Meditate?

    What is Meditation?Meditation involves ways in which a person focuses their attention and stills the body. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, meditation is a mind and body practice that increases relaxation, improves coping with illnesses and overall…

    Huffington Post
  • NASA's New Posters and the Retro Travel Ads That Inspired Them

    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s new collection of throwback images are a dreamy celebration of technology and human curiosity. And they look even better next to the 1930s originals.

    The Atlantic Wire (RSS)
  • How to guide your kids toward success in tomorrow's innovation economy

    Innovation means opportunity, but also uncertainty. Alec Ross, former innovation adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, shares his advice for parents of tomorrow's tech leaders.

    ZDNet