Science

  • Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off

    Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet captivated the world.

    AFP
  • Canada to deploy military health staff to Sierra Leone in Ebola fight

    By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will send up to 40 military staff to Sierra Leone to help battle Ebola, the government said on Thursday as it also launched a campaign to recruit healthcare workers to help operate treatment centers in three West African countries. The death toll in the…

    Reuters
  • The Science of Hate in College Football

    In college football, where fans of opposing teams can’t agree on much of anything, they do share one opinion: There is no such thing as a boring rivalry.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Why India’s agriculture and allied sectors are influential

    Agriculture is usually considered the backbone of an economy. India has a large amount of agrarian land. It also has suitable weather conditions.

    Market Realist
  • Why Interstellar Should Be Taken Seriously -- Very Seriously

    A few of my closest friends are physicists. My physicist pal and I loved the movie, and to us (especially the physicist) the physics of the story were merely a layman's version of the real thing, but that was the right way to do it.

    Huffington Post
  • Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.

    Associated Press
  • Astronauts on the ISS are feasting on irradiated turkey for Thanksgiving

    While millions of Americans are about to gather around a table topped with turkey, stuffing, and all other sorts of Thanksgiving fare, two in particular are preparing for a much different meal. Almost 300 miles above the Earth's surface, NASA Astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore are building a…

    The Verge
  • Welcome to the Wild Farm, Where Nature Does the Work

    Tama Matsuoka Wong didn’t seem the type to eat weeds from her backyard. A successful securities lawyer for Citibank and Merrill Lynch, she had lived mostly in cities, including Hong Kong and New York. Her weed eating began three years ago, about a decade after she’d moved back to her home state of…

    Takepart.com
  • Cricket-Helmets have made batsmen feel too safe, says Boycott

    (Adds Gatting quotes) LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Helmets have given a false sense of security to batsmen, who no longer have the necessary technique to deal with fast bowling, according to former England opener Geoff Boycott. The death of Australian Phillip Hughes on Thursday after being struck on…

    Reuters
  • Recalculating: The Mind and the Map

    The mere mention of Boston inspires dread in my family. On one infamous trip from our home in upstate New York to a Boston wedding, we were done in by a single step in the directions sent by family friends. ...

    The Atlantic
  • Heritage turkey breeders preserve Thanksgiving bird tradition

    By Colleen Jenkins WAKE FOREST, N.C. (Reuters) - A tiny but growing number of the 46 million turkeys destined to be eaten in American this Thanksgiving can trace their lineage to the birds that graced the tables of the country's early settlers. Cheaper, big-breasted turkeys full of the white meat…

    Reuters
  • No Turkey, Thanks! Stay Vegan for Healthier Holiday

    Vegans can face their turkey-eating family and friends with a bit more confidence this Thanksgiving. Two new studies have demonstrated why a plant-based diet is best for losing weight and lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

    LiveScience.com
  • No quit for the 'Queen of Carbon'

    Medal of Freedom recipient Mildred Dresselhaus, 84, continues to inspire women in the field of science

    CBS News
  • Ebola discoverer Piot sees long, bumpy road to ending epidemic

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - West Africa's Ebola epidemic could worsen further before abating but new infections should start to decline in all affected countries by the end of this year, a leading specialist on the disease said on Wednesday. Peter Piot, one of the scientists who first…

    Reuters
  • Sesame Street Muppets Counting Down to NASA Orion Launch

    Elmo, Cookie Monster and the other popular muppets from "Sesame Street" have joined forces with NASA to count down to the launch of the first Orion spacecraft, scheduled for Dec. 4. Beginning Tuesday (Nov. 25) and over the next ten days, NASA and "Sesame Street" will share online comic strips,…

    SPACE.com
  • Turkey Talk: Anatomy of the Thanksgiving Centerpiece

    Steve Zack is coordinator of Bird Conservation for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Thanksgiving is upon us, as families and friends gather for food, drink and conversation. Thanksgiving cutting boards hold the centerpiece of our beloved autumn feast.

    LiveScience.com
  • Lego car becomes an avatar for a worm

    Remember the OpenWorm project, in which researchers reproduced the genome of a nematode worm digitally and made it wiggle around on a screen? If you take the "brain" of that worm and use it to ...

    Engadget
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  • Welcoming the Era of In-Space Manufacturing

    Mike Snyder, lead engineer for the company Made In Space, which designed and built the 3D printer currently aboard the International Space Station, contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. At this moment, if the space station absolutely needs a part that the 3D…

    SPACE.com