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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
  • Study asks whether artificial sweeteners may drive diabetes

    By Kate Kelland LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Scientists studying the effects of artificial sweeteners in mice and humans say they have found that eating them may increase the risk of developing glucose intolerance, a risk factor for diabetes. In work that raises questions over whether artificial…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to make rocket engine for Boeing, Lockheed Martin

    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to make rocket engine for Boeing, Lockheed Martin Blue Origin's pusher escape system propelling its Crew Capsule in a test flight. Blue Origin, the aerospace outfit owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has entered into a partnership with the United Launch Alliance, the joint…

    CNET
  • 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
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    Check out Boeing's plans for future space flights

    The Boeing Company is giving us an inside look at one of the vehicles NASA has chosen to one day ferry astronauts to the International Space Station

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Asteroid Science: How 'Armageddon' Got It Wrong

    Asteroid Science: How 'Armageddon' Got It Wrong WAIMEA, Hawaii — In the 1998 movie "Armageddon," an asteroid the size of Texas threatens to collide with Earth in 18 days. To save the planet from destruction, a ragtag team of deep-sea oil drillers volunteers to divert the massive space rock by…

    LiveScience.com
  • Modern Europeans descended from three groups

    Modern Europeans are descended from three major groups of ancient humans, not two as was previously thought, according to a gene analysis published on Wednesday. Until now, the mainstream theory was that Europeans descended from early farmers who moved into Europe from the Middle East about 7,500…

    AFP
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    Who is the one person who has had the biggest impact on your life?

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  • NASA finds tiniest galaxy has 'supermassive' black hole

    NASA finds tiniest galaxy has 'supermassive' black hole An artist's rendering of the massive black hole at the center of the tiny 'dwarf' galaxy revealed by NASA on September 17. NASA said Wednesday that astronomers using its Hubble Space Telescope have found a new dwarf galaxy -- known as M60-UCD1…

    CNET
  • To Save the Church: Embrace Atheism as the True Religion and Religion as The True Atheism

    To Save the Church: Embrace Atheism as the True Religion and Religion as The True AtheismWhat's needed to save the dwindling Church is a new paradigm: the embrace of atheism as the true religion and religion as the true atheism. Like box stores, the trend

    Huffington Post
  • Saving Nemo: Pet Goldfish Recovers from Tumor Removal

    The pipsqueak, named George, had a life-threatening tumor removed from his head last week at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.   George is currently recovering at home in his pond in Melbourne after the tricky one-hour surgery, which went "swimmingly," according to the…

    LiveScience.com
  • As U.S. Fights Ebola, NGOs Breathe Easier (Op-Ed)

    Dr. Matthew Bank is a trauma surgeon and critical care specialist at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. As a former aid worker in West Africa, I was deeply concerned watching the slow response of the developed world to the rapidly moving Ebola epidemic.

    LiveScience.com
  • NASA astronauts tested how fast humans can run on the moon

    NASA astronauts tested how fast humans can run on the moonIn terms of design, Neil Armstrong’s iconic 1969 space suit wasn’t exactly optimal. Bulky and stiff, the suit made it pretty hard for the astronauts aboard Apollo 11 to walk around. So, the fact

    The Verge
  • NASA spacecraft to begin orbiting Mars within days

    An unmanned NASA spacecraft launched last year to study the history of climate change on Mars is to begin orbiting the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe is different from past NASA missions because it focuses on the mysteries of…

    AFP