Science

  • U.S.-Russian crew reaches space station for year-long stay

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, sending a U.S.-Russia crew to the International Space Station for a year-long flight, a NASA Television broadcast showed. Four Soviet-era cosmonauts lived on the…

    Reuters
  • An Afternoon With Doug Carmichael

    I interviewed Doug Carmichael at the Institute of New Economic Thinking's annual conference in Hong Kong. He is one of the Institute's strategy consultants and a fascinating and accomplished man. Carmichael received a bachelor's degree in physics and a doctoral in psychology from the University of…

    Huffington Post
  • Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists

    An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals. The action filed on Thursday by the Public Employees for…

    Reuters
  • The Monsanto Privacy Model? Monsanto and Farmer Organizations May Be Forging New Path to Data Cooperation

    Monsanto is usually thought of (and sometimes reviled) for its sale of genetically modified seeds, but the company is increasingly becoming the key big-data technology firm providing real-time data to farmers as they plant their fields. Since it purchased technology firm Climate Corp. in 2013 for…

    Huffington Post
  • Grants help level the playing field for young moms in science

    By Randi Belisomo (Reuters Health) - Thanks to a generous benefactor, young mothers doing laboratory research at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston can receive major grants to keep them from falling behind while they raise their children. Since 1993, the Claflin Distinguished Scholar…

    Reuters
  • Oregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved.

    Associated Press
  • Watch the Expedition 43 astronauts launch to space for a one-year mission

    Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko won't walk the Earth again until March of 2016, and their 342-day stay will break the old ISS record held by Michael Lopez-Alegria Mikhail Tyurin — both of whom spent seven months on the station between 2006 and 2007. Kelly and Kornienko will be joined by cosmonaut…

    The Verge
  • Antarctica's Supersized Icebergs Shut Down Currents

    Unleashed by fracturing glaciers, they interfere with the Antarctic Ocean's sea-ice factories, called polynyas, according to the study. The scientists studied the recent history of one of the Antarctic Bottom Current's most important polynyas, near East Antarctica's Mertz Glacier. Mertz Glacier…

    LiveScience.com
  • 'Car park king' Richard III's tomb revealed

    The stone tomb covering the grave of Richard III was unveiled Friday, the last act in the reburial of the 15th-century king found beneath a car park. The 2.3-tonne slab of Swaledale fossil stone went on public display the day after he was reinterred in Leicester Cathedral, central England, in the…

    AFP Relax News
  • Silicon Valley’s ‘God complex’ is killing America’s GDP growth

    Silicon Valley has a bad case of megalomania, a neurological combo of arrogance, overconfidence, aggressiveness, self-importance and narcissism.

    MarketWatch
  • You May Be Surprised At How Much Earth Has Changed In 200 Million Years

    Just how much has Earth changed since its Pangea days? You might be surprised.Of course, our planet hasn't always had seven continents. Deep in our planet's geological past, Earth's crust was just one giant supercontinent called Pangea, which broke apart into separate land masses around 200 million…

    Huffington Post
  • Europe resumes Galileo satnav deployment

    Europe resumed deployment of its beleaguered Galileo satnav programme on Friday, launching a pair of satellites seven months after a rocket malfunction sent two multi-million euro orbiters awry. Galileo's seventh and eighth satellites blasted off from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at…

    AFP
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    The Astronaut Who Agreed to Leave Earth for 342 Days

    On Scott Kelly's return, he will be compared to his twin brother to study what space does to the body.

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  • In swansong, FDA chief defends drug approval process

    By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In her final speech after six years as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Margaret Hamburg defended the agency's drug approval standards against critics seeking weaker regulatory standards. "The great leaps forward in evidence-based…

    Reuters
  • Astronauts begin one-year space station mission

    NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko launched Friday to kick off marathon ISS research mission

    CBS News
  • Lights out in Australia as Earth Hour kicks off

    The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails on the nearby Opera House went dark Saturday, as lights on landmarks around Australia were switched off for the global climate change awareness campaign Earth Hour. Millions are expected to take part around the world in the annual event organised by…

    AFP Relax News
  • AP Photos: Antarctica both alluring and forbidding

    DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Their beady little eyes, squarish torsos and adorable waddling make penguins one of the main attractions for tourists who come to Antarctica. But far from the surface waters where they swim with seals and whales, deep in the oceans and across thousands of miles…

    Associated Press