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Australia to create its own space agency for economic boost

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:17:49 -0400

Australia has announced it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy....
Neil deGrasse Tyson Picks Apart The Science Of Iconic ‘Game Of Thrones’ Scenes

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:06:36 -0400

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has some good news and bad news for the creative team behind “Game of Thrones.”....
One week on, jittery Mexico far from coming to grips with quake

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:23:03 -0400

A week after an earthquake that killed more than 300 people, a shaken Mexico was torn Tuesday between trying to get back to normal and keeping up an increasingly hopeless search for survivors. Improb....
President Trump Has a New Travel Ban

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:55:36 -0400

Some countries will face full bans. Others are more tailored....
All the Ways Equifax Epically Bungled Its Breach Response

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

The Equifax breach that potentially exposed the personal information of 143 million people was bad. The company's response has almost been worse, if that's even possible.....
Author: Tech companies have undermined democracy

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:40:11 -0400

Author Jonathan Taplin explains on 'The Next Revolution'....
NASA dedicates facility in honor of 'Hidden Figures' heroine Katherine Johnson

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:50:59 -0400

Katherine G. Johnson, the human computer behind some of NASA’s biggest advancements, attended the ribbon cutting of the research facility named in her honor on Friday.....
Nearly 50,000 Evacuated as Fears of Volcanic Eruption Grow in Bali

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:02:15 -0400

Mount Agung volcano's alert status was raised to the highest level on Friday....
Why Futurist Ray Kurzweil Isn't Worried About Technology Stealing Your Job

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:00:58 -0400

Why Futurist Ray Kurzweil Isn't Worried About Technology Stealing Your Job....
At Least 1 Person Was Killed in Tennessee Church Shooting. Here’s What We Know

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:42:49 -0400

The shooter is in custody....
Trump basically blamed Puerto Rico for the devastation from Hurricane Maria

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:00:52 -0400

It's been five days since President Donald Trump last tweeted about Hurricane Maria hitting Puerto Rico. And his new tone-deaf comments Monday aren't going over well. One would think if it t....
Ford Turns to Students for the Future of Truck Design

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:06:59 -0400

The company wants to challenge existing notions of what makes a good pickup.....
How Deaths from Opioids Have Impacted US Life Expectancy

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:18:00 -0400

Life expectancy in the United States ticked upward between 2000 and 2015, but that rise was blunted by increasing rates of opioid-related deaths, a new report finds. Overall, life expectancy at birth....
Physics Explains How Maryland Fan Epically Crushed a Beer on Her Head

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:43:00 -0400

She puts shotgun champions to shame.....
Nevada Seismic Lab Tests New Bridge Design After Mexico Quake

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:30:03 -0400

"The bridge has done better than we expected," the project leader said.....
Angela Merkel Wins Fourth Term as German Chancellor

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:10:51 -0400

Now she has to form a coalition government....
Space Station astronaut captures stunning aurora from above the earth

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:56:09 -0400

The European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured this video of the aurora from space on September 15.The ESA released this 30 second clip of the stunning light show on September 23. ....
Plastic waste now polluting Arctic Ocean, scientists find 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:13:06 -0400

Plastic waste in the ocean is now so widespread it is polluting remote ice floes in the Arctic, scientists have discovered. A team from Exeter University discovered blocks of polystyrene in areas hund....
Anthony Weiner Is Going to Prison for Sexting Scandal

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:57:48 -0400

He broke down in tears when the sentence was announced....
What Kind Of Personality Does Your Fish Have?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:17:30 -0400

Researchers put guppies in stressful situations and saw different reactions among individuals, suggesting complex and varying personalities.....
North Korea Says Trump's Latest Threat Is a 'Declaration of War'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:10:58 -0400

It also said it has the right to shoot down U.S. bombers....
Sphinx, Baboon and Cat Statues Found in Ancient Egyptian Burial

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:38:00 -0400

After years of being washed, perfumed and fed in ancient Egypt, the statue of a revered Egyptian deity was given a proper burial with other "dead" statues more than 2,000 years ago, a new study finds.....
Gene Therapy: A Big Week for Many Names

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:57:00 -0400

It’s been a big week for the gene therapy universe. Of course, there’s the latest Barron’s cover story, which details the emerging medical revolution and highlights three stocks -- AveXis (AVXS), Re....
People with blue eyes all have one thing in common

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:28:11 -0400

It turns out that everyone in the world with the striking feature can be traced back to one single person.....
French government declares war on pesticides

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:27:39 -0400

France is planning to cut back on use of all pesticides, the government said Monday, though it rowed back on an announcement of an outright ban on controversial chemical glyphosate. Government spokes....
See How Human Activity Is Changing Animal Migration Patterns

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

A new book maps how animals navigate a world heavily altered by urban development and climate change.....
Anthony Weiner Is Being Sentenced for Sexting. He Faces Up To 27 Months in Prison

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:17:07 -0400

Prosecutors say he broke the law by having illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl....
‘Fire or Suspend!’ President Trump Encourages NFL Fans to Boycott Games

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:35:51 -0400

He also criticized the NFL's ratings....
Mass Graves Containing Bodies of 28 Hindu Women and Boys Found in Myanmar

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:18:14 -0400

Myanmar's army blames the deaths on Rohingya insurgents....
Nobel Foundation increases cash award for prizes

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:36:24 -0400

One week before the announcement of the 2017 Nobel prizes begins, the Nobel Foundation said Monday that this year's winners will receive a larger monetary award worth over a million dollars. "The Boa....
One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Medical Marijuana, Study Finds

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:12:00 -0400

One of the most well-known purported uses for medical marijuana is to alleviate symptoms related to cancer treatment, and a new study finds that use of the drug among cancer patients is not uncommon. ....
High hopes for Australian bid to breed panda cubs

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:57:04 -0400

A giant panda couple struggling to produce cubs in an Australian zoo have been given a helping hand by vets who hope to overcome the bears' notorious breeding difficulties with three artificial insemi....
Milo Yiannopoulos Finally Spoke at Berkeley. But the Protesters Were Louder

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:17:43 -0400

"Free Speech Week" ends with a whimper....
While You Were Offline: Sean Spicer's Image Rehab Tour Isn't Going Too Well

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Stop trying to make Sean Spicer happen.....
In a Landmark First, the U.S. Marines Now Has a Female Infantry Officer

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:40:01 -0400

The lieutenant is the first woman to completed the grueling 13-week course....
14 Things Flight Attendants Know About Flying — and You Probably Don't

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:33:19 -0400

You really should avoid the water....
Facebook's fakery problem

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:03:08 -0400

Turning over ads by Russian front groups....
UW center targets moonshots in materials science with $15.6 million federal grant

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:25:50 -0400

The University of Washington has received a $15.6 million, six-year grant from the National Science Foundation to fund its Molecular Engineering Materials Center and take on “moonshots” that could lea....
Botanical gardens a lifeboat for threatened plants

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:21:51 -0400

Botanical gardens are a Noah's Ark for endangered plants, collectively safeguarding four out of 10 species known to face extinction, researchers said Monday. Species diversity is far richer in the tr....
Protesters Got Dragged Out of a Hearing on the Republican Health Care Repeal Bill

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:30:18 -0400

The Senate is headed toward a last-ditch repeal vote this week....