Science

  • Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

    Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned ...

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  • Astronauts leave space station for third spacewalk

    Two U.S. astronauts left the International Space Station on Sunday for a seven-hour spacewalk to install communications and navigation aides for new commercial space taxis. Station commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore and flight engineer Terry Virts floated outside the station's Quest airlock shortly…

    Reuters
  • Rare Roman Tombstone Discovered in England

    A 1,800-year-old tombstone was discovered at a Roman cemetery in England this week. Because of its inscription, archaeologists know who was buried in the grave: a 27-year-old woman named Bodica. "It's incredibly rare," Neil Holbrook, of Cotswold Archaeology, told Live Science. For the last two…

    LiveScience.com
  • Turn your social media posts into a paycheck

    Kurt 'CyberGuy' Knutsson reveals how

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  • How Jeb Bush's big bet on Florida economy may come back to haunt him

    By Jason Szep JUPITER, Florida (Reuters) - In October 2003, Jeb Bush unveiled one of the largest economic projects in Florida history: a $500 million plan to bring Scripps Research Institute to the state and build a biomedical hub he said would generate nearly 50,000 jobs in 15 years. As governor,…

    Reuters
  • Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

    If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang. In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or an infinitely small and infinitely dense point of matter. "Our theory suggests that the age of the universe could be infinite," said study co-author…

    LiveScience.com
  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier

    Throughout history, the exploration of new frontiers has yielded economic bounties in the forms of resources, living space, military advantage, and scientific research.Today, our new frontiers lie in space, which humanity must eventually colonize for minerals, energy and new homelands. As Carl…

    TechCrunch
  • No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and…

    Associated Press
  • SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying two satellites

    The SpaceX team has successfully launched another Falcon 9 rocket. The craft launched as scheduled, at 10:50PM ET, from Cape Canaveral, and is set to make a "soft landing" into the sea after it has carried its payload beyond the Earth's atmosphere. The rocket is carrying two all-electric commercial…

    The Verge
  • Companies' tests used in 'superbug' scope cleaning flawed: FDA

    The scopes were linked to the exposure of 179 patients to drug-resistant bacteria at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles and may have contributed to two deaths. In early 2014, following a superbug outbreak at a hospital in Illinois, the FDA asked Fujifilm Holdings Corp, Olympus Corp…

    Reuters
  • The best sendoff to Spock came from the International Space Station

    On Saturday, NASA astronaut Terry Virts, who is currently aboard the International Space Station, marked the passing of Leonard Nimoy with a Vulcan salute … delivered from the final frontier, and sent over Twitter. NASA has always recognized the galvanizing power of Star Trek. Nichelle Nichols, who…

    Vox.com
  • Rare objects stolen from Fontainebleau palace's Chinese museum

    About 15 rare pieces of art were stolen on Sunday morning in the Chinese Museum of the Chateau de Fontainebleau, southeast of Paris, the French culture ministry said. These included a crown of the King of Siam, given to Emperor Napoleon III during the king's official visit to France in 1861 and a…

    Reuters
  • Kerbal Space Program now offering 3D printed models of your ships

    Anyone who's played Kerbal Space Program can tell you that just getting to orbit is an achievement. Building a cool (and also functioning) star vehicle in the physics-based spaceflight simulator is another giant leap. Now players who wish to memorialize their success can do so with 3D printed…

    Polygon
  • Artist's 'Apollo 18' Moon Mission Launching Onto Times Square Billboards

    The countdown is on to the launch of Apollo 18 and you're invited to witness it from New York City's Times Square. "Apollo XVIII," created by artist Marco Brambilla, weaves archival footage from real NASA missions with computer-generated imagery to form a countdown to a fictional flight to the…

    SPACE.com
  • Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has stripped millions of acres of crucial plant habitat.

    Associated Press
  • Can We Prevent Allergies? - DNews

    A new study claims that introducing peanuts to young children can prevent nut allergies, but will this really stop the allergy?

    DNews
  • SpaceX rocket blasts off with world's first all-electric satellites

    A Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday to put the world's first all-electric communications satellites into orbit. The 22-story tall booster soared off its seaside launch pad at 10:50 a.m. EST (0350 GMT), the third flight in less than two…

    Reuters