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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
  • 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
  • Sweeteners boost diabetes risk: study

    Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study Wednesday that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement. Also called non-calorific artificial sweeteners, or NAS, the additives are found in diet sodas, cereals and desserts…

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  • Google in Space? Startup Disruption Reaches the Final Frontier

    Are Google and Facebook a new breed of competitors for aerospace and defense behemoths like Barriers to entry are huge on the commercial-aerospace front, where developing new jets can require more than $10 billion in capital outlays, while defense contractors enjoy close ties with their national…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Boeing and SpaceX Secure $6.2B NASA Space Taxi Contract

    Boeing and SpaceX Secure $6.2B NASA Space Taxi Contract National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA has selected The Boeing Co. (BA) and Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, to transport U.S. crews to and from the International

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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 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.…

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  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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

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  • 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…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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