Science

  • NASA's new SoundCloud account will make you feel spaced out

    Space has never sounded better (literally it hasn't, as it is a near vacuum where sound waves don't propagate). NASA launched its first official SoundCloud account last week in time for Twitter's introduction of embeddable audio clips, and already the space agency has posted over 60 recordings from…

    The Verge
  • Curfew in Sierra Leone town after rioting, shooting over Ebola case

    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Authorities in Sierra Leone imposed a curfew in the eastern town of Koidu on Tuesday after a dispute between youth and police over a suspected case of Ebola degenerated into gunfire and rioting, officials said. A local civil society leader said he had seen at least two bodies…

    Reuters
  • Washington's Smithsonian launches $1.5 billion fundraising campaign

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Smithsonian Institution, the world's biggest museum and research complex, publicly launched a $1.5 billion fundraising campaign this week, the largest in history for any cultural institution. The effort marks the first organization-wide fundraising campaign for the…

    Reuters
  • Ferran Adrià at Harvard: Why elBulli Will Never Reopen as a Restaurant

    Harvard University's annual Science & Cooking public lecture series brings chefs from around the world to lecture on the intersection of science and cooking. "I’ve been here since noon," declared a woman, aggressively claiming her space at the front of a growing line of people who hadn’t reserved…

    Eater
  • Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead

    FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the Center for Whale Research said.

    Associated Press
  • MSF aims to start drug trials in Ebola clinics next month

    By Daniel Flynn DAKAR (Reuters) - The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) intends to start trials of experimental Ebola drugs in its treatment centers in West Africa next month, as it steps up measures to tackle the worst outbreak of the disease on record. Bertrand Draguez, medical…

    Reuters
  • The Tech Behind Apple Pay: Is Your Money Secure?

    Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, launches today (Oct. 20), and while some have questioned whether the technology is safe, security experts say it may actually be safer than swiping your credit or debit card. Apple Pay lets iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users make purchases in stores with…

    LiveScience.com
  • White House halts funding on risky flu studies

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The White House has temporarily stopped funding new research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists deliberately make them more transmissible or more deadly. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the government is assessing the…

    Reuters
  • Empowerment Through Play: Getting Girls Into STEM

    In today’s STEM-driven economy, the need to talent ratio in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields is less than favorable. The scarcity and availability of qualified talent in STEM is creating a huge talent gap – and therefore, a problem for companies looking to innovate at…

    Business 2 Community
  • Apollo Astronaut's Anniversary Patch Recalls 'Flight of the Phoenix'

    Forty-six years ago this week, NASA's first Apollo astronauts to launch into space were circling the Earth — just as their mission patch depicted. "Our original patch concept was to depict a Saturn 1B [rocket] rising from the ashes of its predecessor, like the mythical bird, Phoenix," Apollo 7…

    SPACE.com
  • Blue Water Satellite to Develop Spectral Imaging Tools Using Google Maps for Work Cloud Mapping

    TOLEDO, OH / ACCESSWIRE / October 20, 2014 / Blue Water Satellite (BWS) a Toledo, Ohio, company that uses satellite and other spectral imagery and patented image processing to monitor the world's land ...

    Accesswire
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    Chemical romance (18 photos)

    These beautiful shots may look like works of modern art - but they are actually close-ups of chemical reactions. The works were snapped with the help of a group of scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Anhui, China. Titled Beautiful Chemistry the project was…

    Yahoo News
  • NASA records Falcon 9 rocket's descent as research for Mars landings

    NASA wants to refine the ability of future spacecraft to land on Mars, since they'll have to ferry humans and other large payloads to the red planet. To that end, the agency has teamed up with SpaceX to ...

    Engadget
  • The Uncertainty Of Economics: Exploring The Dismal Science

    Learning about the study of economics can help you understand why you face contradictions in the market.

    Investopedia
  • Newborn killer whale, first born since 2012, presumed dead in Washington

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The first calf born in two years to an endangered killer whale population off the coast of the Pacific Northwest has been declared missing and presumed dead just weeks after its birth, experts said on Tuesday. The mother of the baby orca was seen for three…

    Reuters
  • These Republicans Prove You Don't Have To Be A Scientist To Have A Lot To Say About Science

    WASHINGTON –- There was a time when many Republican candidates would say that climate change wasn't real, or at least, wasn't being caused by human activity. But in 2014, many have instead started to dodge questions about their positions on climate change by pleading ignorance: "I'm not a scientist…

    Huffington Post
  • Archaeologists discover 6,000-year-old temple in Ukraine

    The fact that Ukraine's temple is 6,000 years old isn't even the most interesting fact about this discovery — researchers suspect the site was used for ritual animal sacrifices.

    The Week (RSS)
  • Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies This Week

    Mark Thursday (Oct. 23) on your calendar as "Solar Eclipse Day," for if the weather cooperates, you should have no difficulty observing a partial eclipse of the sun.  Nearly all of North America, except for a portion of eastern Canada and a slice of eastern New England, will experience the partial…

    SPACE.com
  • NASA unveils fascinating images of Mars-buzzing comet

    A large comet swooped in close to Mars over the weekend. NASA's orbiters had to hide from the debris, but still captured some great shots.

    CNET