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Why giant squid, the once mythical kraken of the deep, are still mystifying scientists 150 years after they were discovered

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:26:33 -0400

Giant squid have been recorded in US waters for the first time in history. These photos show why they are still so mysterious.....
Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:09:54 -0400

Egypt revealed Saturday a rare trove of 30 ancient wooden coffins that have been well-preserved over millennia in the archaeologically rich Valley of the Kings in Luxor. The antiquities ministry offi....
Scientists: Movement Detected Along California Fault That Could Cause an 8-Magnitude Earthquake

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:29:40 -0400

Scientists say a part of the Garlock fault slipped after being triggered by the series of earthquakes in July....
First all-female spacewalking team makes history

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:03:02 -0400

As NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir successfully completed the job with wrenches, screwdrivers and power-grip tools, it marked the first time in a half-century of spacewalking that men ....
What attacked a 13-foot great white shark pulled from the ocean? One that is even bigger

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:44:11 -0400

The giant shark, named Vimy by researchers, was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia earlier this month.....
First all-female spacewalk team aces a repair job in orbit — and makes history

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:59:09 -0400

For the first time in history, two women teamed up today for a spacewalk. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir began the operation to fix a faulty electrical power system on the Internation....
Archaeologists have located an ancient city hidden in the Cambodian jungle. The discovery was 150 years in the making.

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:45:44 -0400

For centuries, the ancient city of Mahendraparvata has been covered by dense trees that make it hard to observe.....
Officials have confirmed 33 deaths and nearly 1,500 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are all the health risks you should know about.

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:56:00 -0400

Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.....
SpaceX may want to launch 42,000 internet satellites — about 5 times more spacecraft than humanity has ever flown

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:58:11 -0400

Elon Musk wants to cover Earth in high-speed Starlink web access. But crushing SpaceX's competition may require tens of thousands more satellites.....
NASA's Hubble space telescope just took incredible photos of a visiting comet from another star system

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:21:00 -0400

NASA also released a time-lapse video of the comet, 2I/Borisov, hurtling past the sun. The images show a halo of dust surrounding the alien object.....
Virgin Galactic and Under Armour reveal spacewear clothing line for suborbital trips

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:06:47 -0400

It's a bit of a stretch to call them spacesuits, but the "spacewear" clothing line unveiled today by Virgin Galactic and Under Armour looks comfortable enough to wear even if you're ....
NASA unveils spacesuits for moon missions, featuring red, white and blue

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:26:20 -0400

The fashion statement for NASA's future moonwalkers goes beyond basic white to add some flag-worthy touches of red and blue. But the color scheme for the "pumpkin suits" that astronauts ....
A new radar system will track 250,000 tiny pieces of space junk. It may help prevent snowballing collisions that could cut off our access to orbit.

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:30:00 -0400

Tracking tiny bits of debris in space could help us avoid a potential disaster known as a Kessler event.....
The Amelia Earhart Mystery Stays Down in the Deep

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:22:20 -0400

For two weeks in August, a multimillion-dollar search from air, land and sea sought to solve the 80-year mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance.Robert Ballard, the ocean explorer famous for loc....
Allen Institute kicks brain wave recording into overdrive with Neuropixels probe

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:00:51 -0400

Seattle's Allen Institute for Brain Science is sharing 70 trillion bytes' worth of data documenting electrical activity in mouse brains, collected by a new type of silicon probe that can monit....
Climate change researchers recommend banning all frequent flyer reward programs to cut carbon emissions by targeting jet-setters

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 07:20:55 -0400

A report commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change says that just 15% of the entire British population take 70% of all flights from the country.....
Who Would Firebomb a Homeless Encampment?

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 10:22:57 -0400

LOS ANGELES -- The incendiary device came shooting toward the homeless encampment without words or warning. Arthur Garza, 29, heard a pop against his tent, then saw the object, which he described as a....
Airline Food Waste Is a Problem. Can Banana Leaves Be Part of the Solution?

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 10:17:44 -0400

From disposable headphones and plastic cutlery to food scraps and toilet waste, the average airline passenger leaves behind over 3 pounds of garbage, according to one estimate. To get travelers and ai....
NASA confirms Boeing’s latest timetable for Starliner space taxi’s final tests

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 21:44:21 -0400

NASA confirmed today that Boeing is scheduled to conduct the next high-profile test of its CST-100 Starliner space capsule in a little more than three weeks. The target data for Starliner's pad ab....
Stratolaunch air-launch venture says it’s been transferred to new owners by Paul Allen’s Vulcan

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:00:16 -0400

Stratolaunch, the company that was founded by the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen in 2011 to build a flying launch pad for rockets, says it's under new ownership. The transition serves as the ....
NASA’s chief and SpaceX’s Elon Musk mend fences – and give ‘best guess’ for Crew Dragon’s big flight

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 21:52:13 -0400

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine visited SpaceX's headquarters in California today, for what was seen as an opportunity to smooth over differences and update expectations for SpaceX's first-....
A NASA image shows the center of our galaxy in unprecedented detail. Expect far more revealing photos from a soon-to-launch telescope.

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:53:00 -0400

NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope will bring "the highest-quality image ever obtained of the galactic center," one researcher said.....
Scientists Designed a Drug for Just One Patient. Her Name Is Mila

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 08:02:49 -0400

A new drug, created to treat just one patient, has pushed the bounds of personalized medicine and has raised unexplored regulatory and ethical questions, scientists reported Wednesday.The drug, descri....
A winner of this year's Nobel prize in physics is convinced we'll detect alien life in 100 years. Here are 13 reasons why we haven't made contact yet.

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:39:00 -0400

A Nobel prize-winner thinks we'll detect aliens within 100 years, possibly sooner. Other scientists think we might never make contact.....
As Sea Levels Rise, So Do Ghost Forests

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:48:55 -0400

Up and down the mid-Atlantic coast, sea levels are rising rapidly, creating stands of dead trees -- often bleached, sometimes blackened -- known as ghost forests.The water is gaining as much as 5 mill....
A new study reveals how the last woolly mammoths died out 4,000 years ago. That's after the Egyptians had built the pyramids.

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:11:05 -0400

The last of the woolly mammoths died on an Arctic island 4,000 years ago, meaning these animals went extinct much later than scientists once thought.....
Astronauts just printed meat in space for the first time — and it could change the way we grow food on Earth

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:38:28 -0400

A spacecraft with vials of cow cells landed at the International Space Station in September. From there, cosmonauts fed the vials into a 3D printer.....
Boeing to invest $20M in Virgin Galactic, marking a milestone team-up in commercial space

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:59:50 -0400

Boeing says it's planning to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic once it goes public, potentially unlocking a new level of synergy for commercial space travel. For Virgin Galactic, the deal will....
Astronomers spot 20 more moons of Saturn — and want you to help name them

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:56:49 -0400

Saturn has pulled ahead of Jupiter again in the moon discovery race, thanks to a batch of 20 outer moons that bring the ringed planet's total tally to 82. The newly reported satellites, confirmed ....
20 new moons were just discovered orbiting Saturn, and you can help name them

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 17:56:42 -0400

Saturn now has more moons than any other planet in our solar system. You can suggest names for 20 newly discovered moons in a Twitter contest.....
A California county has some of the purest tap water in the US. Here's how it filters out sewage and chemicals so effectively.

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 16:22:00 -0400

Orange County tap water, which is filtered sewage, is "as clean as water can be," Seth Siegel writes in his new book, "Troubled Water." Here's how.....
Nevada health officials are fighting to stop the spread of 'Zombie deer disease.' But you could already be eating infected meat without knowing it, one researcher warns.

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 11:43:00 -0400

"Zombie deer disease," which kills deer and elk, has already been reported in 24 states. Health officials are trying to stop its spread in Nevada.....
Teacher Put on Leave After 'Sniper Rifle' Comment About Greta Thunberg, District Says

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:20:12 -0400

An Iowa chemistry teacher was placed on administrative leave after saying on Facebook that he would not attend a rally featuring climate activist Greta Thunberg because he didn't "have my sni....
First All-Female Spacewalk Is Back On, NASA Says

Sun, 06 Oct 2019 11:37:54 -0400

The first spacewalk to be conducted entirely by women is scheduled for Oct. 21, NASA announced, nearly seven months after an all-female spacewalk was canceled because two properly fitted spacesuits we....
Scientists Solve a Puzzle: What's Really in a Fatberg

Sat, 05 Oct 2019 13:32:17 -0400

LONDON -- When a giant fatberg was discovered in the sewer of a small coastal town in southwestern England last year, the company that manages the pipes was so mystified by the greasy mass of solidifi....
NASA picks 25 space technologies for testing by Blue Origin and other companies

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 22:57:20 -0400

NASA's Flight Opportunities program has selected 25 promising space technologies for testing aboard aircraft, high-altitude balloons and suborbital rocket ships — including Blue Origin's New S....
Jeffrey Epstein had a 'Frankenstein'-like plan to analyze human DNA in the US Virgin Islands, and it reportedly pulled in $200 million

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:21:00 -0400

Epstein pursued an outlandish scheme to launch a 'DNA mining' startup. Scientists said his plan made no sense.....
New research suggests we might be thinking about the ocean plastic problem all wrong — trash dumped from ships could be a major culprit

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 08:57:00 -0400

Up to 14 million tons of plastic enters the ocean annually. A study shows that dumping from ships may be the source of a lot of that pollution.....
Pacific Northwest National Lab plays role in federally funded AI research center

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 21:37:50 -0400

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is joining forces with two other research powerhouses to pioneer a new $5.5 million research center created by the U.S. Department of Energy to focus on the bigge....
Three spacefliers, including first Emirati in orbit, return to Earth from space station

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:34:15 -0400

Today's landing of a Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan brought one of the shortest recent stays on the International Space Station to an end, as part of a plan for one of the longest stays. The first....
Astronomers plan to film the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy as it gobbles up stars and planets. The video could open a 'new field' of science.

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:22:00 -0400

You might soon be able to watch hours of real-time video of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.....
An adorable photo shows 9 astronauts and cosmonauts hanging out in the International Space Station. Here's why the orbiting lab was so crowded.

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 09:48:00 -0400

The International Space Station has held up to 13 people in the past. Three of the astronauts who were up there this week returned to Earth Thursday.....
The ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus contains the building blocks of life, NASA data reveals

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 17:07:00 -0400

NASA data revealed the most basic ingredients of life in bursts from an ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus.....
Before we put people on Mars, we should infect the planet with Earthly microbes, a group of scientists says

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:23:00 -0400

NASA seeks to prevent interplanetary contamination when exploring space. But some scientists argue we should be infecting Mars with Earth's microbes.....
A 50-year-old technology that uses bursts of electricity to treat pain might finally catch on as doctors hunt for alternatives to opioids

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:20:00 -0400

Neuromodulation isn't used very often, because it can be costly and require surgery. Plus, it can only treat some types of pain.....
Relativity Space raises $140M to stay on track for 3D-printed rocket’s launch

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 13:58:52 -0400

Four years after it was founded in Seattle, Relativity Space has landed its biggest infusion of capital to date — and says the $140 million investment will fully fund its drive to launch the world'....
16 recently discovered exoplanets could offer our best chance of finding alien life outside the solar system

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 11:26:00 -0400

NASA telescopes have found thousands of exoplanets, some of which could host life. Scientists recently detected water vapor on a super-Earth.....
Eat Less Red Meat, Scientists Said. Now Some Believe That Was Bad Advice.

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 08:05:39 -0400

Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills.But ....
NASA issues its fast-track plan to get two commercial lunar landers for 2024-2025

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:43:35 -0400

After two preliminary rounds, NASA today published its final call for industry proposals to have the first two landers capable of putting astronauts on the moon ready for 2024 and 2025. NASA's bro....