Science

  • Google starts quantum computing research project

    (Reuters) - Google Inc said a research team led by physicist John Martinis from the University of California Santa Barbara will join the company to start a project to build new quantum information processors ...

    Reuters
  • Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids' brains

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The founder of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: Kids were graduating high school and heading off to UCLA, Tulane and other big universities.

    Associated Press
  • Booming Biotech Market Benefits REIT BioMed Realty

    Biotech stocks are on the move again. So is a real estate investment trust that leases office and lab space to life science companies. San Diego is home to professional sports teams such as the Chargers ...

    Investor's Business Daily
  • Google Backs Second Quantum Computing Effort

    Scientists can't seem to agree on what a quantum computer is. But the uncertainty hasn't deterred Google from backing a second major effort in the field.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Labor Day in Space: A Weightless Holiday for US Astronauts

    Right now, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson commands the International Space Station with fellow American Reid Wiseman serving as a flight engineer. The pair forms one-third of the space station's six-man Expedition 40 crew, with three Russian cosmonauts and European Space Agency astronaut rounding out…

    SPACE.com
  • Invasive Camel Crickets Widespread in US Homes

    Camel crickets may have been largely overlooked by scientists over the past several decades, but the results of a new citizen science project, released today (Sept. 2), reveal the insects may outnumber humans in the United States.

    LiveScience.com
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    THE FATE OF RUSSIA'S SPACE GECKOS

    Five geckos sent into space by Russia were found dead when their satellite returned to Earth on Monday.

    TouchVision
  • Peek-a-boo! Astronomers spot 'T-Rex' of galaxies

    By using the world's preeminent telescopes, astronomers peer behind a curtain of dust to find a giant star-making factory known as "Sparky."

    CNET
  • How political science conquered Washington

    Perhaps the single best thing that's happened to political journalism in the time I've been doing it is the rise of political science. In 2005, when I came to Washington, knowing political science wasn't a legitimate form of knowing about politics, or at least it wasn't presented as one to young…

    Vox.com
  • CDC says Ebola threatens stability of stricken countries

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The world's worst Ebola outbreak is threatening the stability of affected and neighboring countries in West Africa, and requires a "massive" effort to bring it under control, the head of the U.S. Already we have widespread transmission Liberia. Frieden said…

    Reuters
  • 'Project Wing': Google Unveils New Drone-Delivery System

    Move aside, Amazon: Google has revealed its own top-secret drone project. "Project Wing," as the drone program is called, is a product of the company's secretive moonshot lab, Google X. More than two years in the making, the technology — which is still in the early phase of its development — was…

    LiveScience.com
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    There Are No Descendants Left From The First Eskimos

    Ancient human DNA is shedding light on the peopling of the Arctic region of the Americas, revealing that the first people there did not leave any genetic descendants in the New World, unlike previously thought. The study's researchers suggest the first group of people in the New World Arctic may…

    Wochit
  • Innovation: Old Crops, New Soil

    Did you know that some of the largest chapters of agricultural groups like the Future Farmers of America are in urban centers? This may surprise you: some of the biggest breakthroughs in farming aren't happening on farms--they're happening in big cities. The popularity of urban farming--or…

    Huffington Post
  • Putin orders building hastened at new Russian spaceport

    By Vladimir Soldatkin VOSTOCHNY Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered construction sped up on a multi-billion-dollar spaceport in Russia's Far East that he said would break reliance on the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and launch future missions to the Moon and Mars.…

    Reuters
  • 2 Companies Helping Develop the Biggest Rocket Ever

    The space program is getting bigger. Really big. United Launch Alliance, a privately-held joint venture that includes industrial giants Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT ) and The Boeing Company (NYSE: ...

    Benzinga
  • Dog Spacesuit Among Artist's Soviet Space Artifacts for Auction

    A German pop artist who once painted the side of a Russian rocket is selling his collection of Soviet space memorabilia, including pieces of his own space art and a "dog space suit." Andreas Hoge, better known by his one-name pseudonym Andora, consigned more than 100 Russian space program artifacts…

    SPACE.com
  • US Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Passes 600 Days in Orbit

    Air Force's mysterious unmanned space plane has winged beyond 600 days in orbit on a classified military mission that seems to have no end. The X-37B space plane is carrying out the Orbital Test Vehicle-3 (OTV-3) mission, a long-duration cruise that marks the third flight for the unpiloted Air…

    SPACE.com
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  • Action-packed TV might make you snack more: Study

    CHICAGO (AP) — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely-paced talk show.

    Associated Press