Science

  • One Year in Space: A History of Ultra-Long Missions Off Planet Earth

    An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are set to make history as the first crewmembers to spend a year onboard the International Space Station, but the two are not the first to log 12 months off the planet. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will lift off to the space…

    SPACE.com
  • Ebola virus has mutated less than scientists feared: study

    The Ebola virus is not mutating as quickly as scientists had feared, which is good news for treating the disease and preventing its spread, a study showed Thursday. "The Ebola virus in the ongoing West African outbreak appears to be stable -- that is, it does not appear to be mutating more rapidly…

    AFP
  • Ayurveda for Springtime Balance

    Happy Spring! Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space are the five elements that make up all that exists in our universe according to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life. Look around you and feel inside of yourself. Notice the elements. Can you find anything that is not a combination of the five…

    Huffington Post
  • Philips, Janssen Join to Cure Neuropsychiatric Disorders - Analyst Blog

    Healthcare, consumer lifestyle and lighting giant Koninklijke Philips N.V (PHG) recently inked a multi-year development agreement with the leading pharmaceutical company Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V.

    Zacks
  • What are some examples of stratified random sampling?

    Learn what simple random sampling and stratified random sampling are, some examples of stratified random samples, and how to conduct a stratified random sample.

    Investopedia
  • EU to resume Galileo satellite launch program

    By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is set to send two navigation satellites into orbit on Friday aboard a Russian rocket, in its first launch since a botched deployment in August that cost several million euros to fix. The Galileo project to set up an EU alternative to…

    Reuters
  • The XX Factor: Getting More Young Women Ready For STEM Jobs

    More girls and women than ever before are studying and excelling in science, technology, engineering and applied mathematics (STEM) studies, but those gains are not being reflected in the workforce, according to a new research report published today by the American Association of University Women…

    Forbes
  • Why Sally Ride’s Space Odyssey Was Only the Beginning

    Sally Ride might be best known for being the first American woman in space, but her work on Earth might be her most enduring legacy. Back on Earth, she embraced her newfound identity as national role model. Setting a positive example would become her lifelong mission—one that is carried on by the…

    Takepart.com
  • The Big Picture: Russia readies Soyuz rockets ahead of ISS mission

    When American astronaut Scott Kelly Russian Cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka leave Earth for their 12 month stay on the International Space Station, they'll be riding this Soyuz TMA-16M ...

    Engadget
  • Glowing Cloud of Rocket Fuel Captured in Night Sky Photo

    A mysterious cloud that glowed in the night sky above the Atlantic Ocean on the night of March 12 was actually a spray of unused rocket fuel, released following a launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Keen-eyed skywatcher Scott Gauer sent us this photograph of the glowing fuel…

    SPACE.com
  • Olympus issues urgent steps for cleaning device linked to superbugs

    By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Olympus Corp, the largest maker of a medical device at the center of recent U.S. superbug outbreaks, issued new cleaning instructions for its equipment on Thursday, urging health providers to adopt them "as soon as possible." Olympus said in a 13-page letter…

    Reuters
  • What is the concept of utility in microeconomics?

    Read about the concept of utility in microeconomics, and why economists disagree about the usefulness of cardinal utility in analysis.

    Investopedia
  • Snow Melting 16 Days Earlier in Wyoming Mountains

    The spring snowmelt now comes more than two weeks earlier than it did in the 1970s in Wyoming's Wind River Range, a new study finds. Several independent studies have found the spring snowmelt starts up to 20 days earlier in the West than in the past because there's less snow falling each winter and…

    LiveScience.com
  • FDA to evaluate homeopathy regulatory framework

    (The online version of this March 24th story has been refiled to fix a slug issue) (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it would hold a public hearing seeking information and comment on the use of products labeled 'homeopathic', as well as the agency's regulatory framework for…

    Reuters
  • King Richard relatives visit battlefield before reburial

    King Richard III's closest living relatives set foot Wednesday on Bosworth Battlefield where the 15th-century English monarch was slain, feeling the historic clash come to life on the eve of his reburial. All direct female line descendants of Richard's eldest sister Anne of York, they were given a…

    AFP
  • What does it mean if the correlation coefficient is positive, negative, or zero?

    Learn what the correlation coefficient between two variables is and what positive, negative and zero correlation coefficients signify.

    Investopedia
  • India turns to 'satellite god' for crop mapping

    Sher Singh, a farmer from Rajasthan, prays to Varuna, the Hindu god of water, for a bountiful harvest. Now, he is also looking to the heavens for satellite imaging to boost his crop. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to promote a "per drop, more crop" approach to farming to make better use of…

    Reuters
  • 5 Human Body Questions the 1-Year Space Station Mission May Answer

    NASA has a lot of questions about what happens to people who live in space for long periods of time, and it's almost time to get some answers. When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russia's Mikhail Kornienko fly up to the International Space Station Friday (March 27) for a yearlong stay on the…

    SPACE.com