Discovery

Could Clay Help Attack Superbugs?

Could Clay Help Attack Superbugs?

The ancient remedy could provide a new weapon against microbes Continue reading ?
DNews: The Dreaded Turbulence: What...

DNews: The Dreaded Turbulence: What Makes Flights Bumpy

Most of us probably breathe a sigh of relief when the captain promises "a smooth ride" to wherever we're flying. But, as DNews explains, turbulence is really no big deal.
Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinki...

Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinking

Winds, currents and seafloor features may be responsible for keeping Antarctica's sea ice intact.
Why Is India's Heat Wave Off the Ch...

Why Is India's Heat Wave Off the Chart?

An oppressive heat wave in India led to a record temperature of 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit -- the highest ever in Asia.
Live on a Farm by the Sea for Just ...

Live on a Farm by the Sea for Just $1.50

A four-bedroom bungalow and 416 sheep are all covered by the annual rent. Scenic views available at no additional cost. Continue reading ?
US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed fo...

US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed for Health Violations

One in eight swimming pools in five populous states are closed upon inspection due to dirty and potentially dangerous water, the CDC reported this week. Continue reading ?

BBC - Science

'Planet of the chickens': How the b...

'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world

With around 23 billion chickens on the planet at any one time, the bird is a symbol of our times, say scientists.
Nasa's IceSat space laser makes hei...

Nasa's IceSat space laser makes height maps of Earth

One of the most powerful Earth observation tools ever put in orbit is now gathering data about the planet.
Climate change: Arctic reindeer num...

Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half

Climate change in the Arctic has caused the wild reindeer population to crash by 56%, a report says.
Gene study unravels redheads myster...

Gene study unravels redheads mystery

Researchers at Edinburgh University carry out out the largest genetic study of hair colour to date.
'Surprise' Palu tsunami clue found ...

'Surprise' Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor

Scientists are getting closer to understanding the damaging tsunami that struck Sulawesi in September.
ISS: Spacewalk cosmonauts investiga...

ISS: Spacewalk cosmonauts investigate mystery hole

The mystery hole in a Soyuz capsule docked to the International Space Station caused a pressure leak.

Jamaica Observer - Environment

CB cops corporate recycle challenge

CB cops corporate recycle challenge

CB Group won the second staging of the Wisynco ECO Recycle Challenge, collecting 110,592 plastic bottles of the 300,000 target, and claiming the prize of $200,000 toward an environmental project of the charity of their choice.Stewart's Automotive and the Jamaica Observer placed second and third, respectively, with the other challengers being Digicel Jamaica, JFF and One Hundred.

NY Times - Science

It Could Be the Age of the Chicken,...

It Could Be the Age of the Chicken, Geologically

With 65 billion chickens consumed each year, the signature fossil of the modern epoch may be the leftovers.
ScienceTake: Geckos Can Run on Wate...

ScienceTake: Geckos Can Run on Water

A small lizard is among the elite group of animals that race across the surface of water.
It?s a Briefcase! It?s a Pizza Box!...

It?s a Briefcase! It?s a Pizza Box! No, It?s a Mini Satellite

Orbiting instruments are now so small they can be launched by the dozens, and even high school students can build them.
Women in Rare Company Accept Nobel ...

Women in Rare Company Accept Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry

?It is truly an amazing feeling when you know that you have built something that no one else ever has and it actually works,? said Donna Strickland, only the third woman to win the physics prize.
During Seven-Hour Spacewalk, Russia...

During Seven-Hour Spacewalk, Russian Astronauts Gather Clues to Orbital Mystery

Wielding sharp tools, the two men in spacesuits examined a tiny hole that has roiled space relations between the United States and Russia.
Voyager 2 Has Entered the Space Bet...

Voyager 2 Has Entered the Space Between Solar Systems

It is the second spacecraft to make the crossing into interstellar space, providing a new look at what lies beyond our local galactic neighborhood.

Sicence News.org

JoJo Fletcher Is the New 'Bachelore...

JoJo Fletcher Is the New 'Bachelorette'

The former "Bachelor" contestant gets a second chance at love.
'Bachelor' Ben Higgins Is Engaged t...

'Bachelor' Ben Higgins Is Engaged to...

Find out who was sent home in the finale of the ABC reality show.
What You Missed on This Season of '...

What You Missed on This Season of 'The Bachelor'

Tonight Ben chooses between Lauren B. and JoJo. But how did we get here?
Ben Affleck Is on 'Great Terms' Wit...

Ben Affleck Is on 'Great Terms' With Ex Jennifer Garner

"Batman" star responds to Garner's recent candid interview with Vanity Fair.
Ian McShane May Have Just Spoiled '...

Ian McShane May Have Just Spoiled 'Game of Thrones' for Everyone

And he doesn't care! Spoilers and spoilers and spoilers ahead.
'Batman v Superman' Star Henry Cavi...

'Batman v Superman' Star Henry Cavill on Being Objectified

Henry Cavill definitely thinks there's a "double standard" when it comes to men and women being objectified.

Reuters - Science

Curry signals willingness to meet w...

Curry signals willingness to meet with NASA over Moon landing doubts

Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry on Tuesday signaled that he is willing to take NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab in Houston after his pronouncement this week that he does not believe humans ever walked on the Moon.
Russian cosmonauts take samples on ...

Russian cosmonauts take samples on sixth hour of spacewalk to crack mystery

Two Russian cosmonauts have taken samples of their capsule's exterior in the sixth hour of a spacewalk seeking to resolve the mystery of a small hole found in the craft docked at the International Space Station, a live broadcast by Russian space agency Roscosmos showed early on Wednesday.
NASA probe finds signs of water on ...

NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has discovered ingredients for water on a relatively nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky acorn-shaped object that may hold clues to the origins of life on Earth, scientists said on Monday.
NASA's intrepid Voyager 2 probe cro...

NASA's intrepid Voyager 2 probe crosses into interstellar space

Voyager 2, a NASA probe launched in 1977 and designed for just a five-year mission, has become only the second human-made object to enter interstellar space as it continues its marathon trek billions of miles (km) from Earth, scientists said on Monday.
China launches probe to explore dar...

China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon: Xinhua

China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space program, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
World's first baby born via womb tr...

World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case of its kind, doctors reported.

PBS

What is the Coriolis Effect?

What is the Coriolis Effect?

The spinning of the Earth means we don't always see straight paths as straight.
Healing After Hurricane Maria

Healing After Hurricane Maria

Antonio Paris translates how to survive on other planets into surviving after Maria.
The Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory

After Hurricane Maria, the Arecibo Observatory and its staff worked to rebuild its facility.
Profile: Priya Natarajan

Profile: Priya Natarajan

Theoretical Astrophysicist Priya Natarajan has loved atlases and maps since she was a little girl.
Profile: Rana el Kaliouby

Profile: Rana el Kaliouby

Rana el Kaliouby is on a mission to humanize technology with artificial emotional intelligence.
Volcano on Fire

Volcano on Fire

Climb into the crater of Nyiragongo, a seething and active African volcano.

BBC - Science / Video

Samples cut around Soyuz hole in sp...

Samples cut around Soyuz hole in spacewalk

Cosmonauts have cut samples from around a hole, which Moscow says may have been caused by a drill.
Poland climate summit protest limit...

Poland climate summit protest limits anger young activists

Protesters are frustrated by strict controls on protests at the UN climate summit in Poland.
How Apollo 8 Astronauts took the fa...

How Apollo 8 Astronauts took the famous 'Earthrise' photograph

Frank Borman was the Commander of the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon. The astronauts took an iconic photo of the Earth rising above the lunar surface.
Oil thieves cause spill in Rio de J...

Oil thieves cause spill in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay

Thieves caused at least 60,000 litres of oil to spill into Rio de Janeiro?s Guanabara Bay.
Melting ice art installation opens ...

Melting ice art installation opens at London's Tate Modern

An art installation featuring 30 blocks of ice brought from Greenland has been unveiled in London.
Where did the Sun come from?

Where did the Sun come from?

Earth would be a frozen lump of rock without the energy created from our nearest star.

Science Daily

Improved understanding of the patho...

Improved understanding of the pathology of dwarfism may lead to new treatment targets

Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a severe inherited dwarfing condition In PSACH, a genetic mutation leads to abnormal retention of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of cartilage-producing cells (chondrocytes), which interferes with function and cell viability. Investigators describe how this protein accumulation results in 'ER stress' and initiates a host of pathologic changes. These findings may open up new ways to treat PSACH and other ER-stress-related conditions.
Researchers developing nonopioid dr...

Researchers developing nonopioid drug for chronic pain

Researchers are developing a drug -- now in its earliest stages -- that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids.
Faster, cheaper test can help predi...

Faster, cheaper test can help predict risk of metastasis in prostate cancer patients

A report describes a new assay to assess copy number alterations that is cheaper, faster, reproducible, and requires less tissue than other diagnostic techniques and has the potential to significantly enhance prostate cancer evaluation.
Fire's effects on soil moisture, ru...

Fire's effects on soil moisture, runoff

The 2011 Las Conchas mega-fire in New Mexico burned more than 150,000 acres and threatened the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Now, using data from the fire, researchers have created an experimental model that will help us better understand the interactions of fire and water in the soil.
College textbooks largely overlook ...

College textbooks largely overlook the most common animals

A recent study of textbooks aimed at introductory biology courses finds that they devote less than one percent of their text to discussing insects, which make up more than 60 percent of animal species. The study authors argue that this provides a poor foundation for understanding ecosystems, biodiversity, and other core aspects of biological research.
Novel technique may significantly r...

Novel technique may significantly reduce breast biopsies

A novel technique that uses mammography to determine the biological tissue composition of a tumor could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study.

BBC - Technology

Google hearing sees 'idiot' trendin...

Google hearing sees 'idiot' trending

A question about why typing "idiot" into Google throws up pictures of President Trump sees the term trend.
Word processor pioneer Evelyn Berez...

Word processor pioneer Evelyn Berezin dies aged 93

Evelyn Berezin put the Data Secretary on sale in 1971, creating a new industry.
Streets with UK's slowest and faste...

Streets with UK's slowest and fastest broadband named

But uSwitch survey says homes in a Birmingham avenue have the fastest access.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey answers criti...

Twitter's Jack Dorsey answers critics of Myanmar meditation retreat

Twitter's chief executive says he needs to learn more about the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar.
'Meghan Markle' most googled person...

'Meghan Markle' most googled person in UK in 2018

Firm's UK search results also featured the World Cup, Bitcoin and Black Panther highly.
Google chief denies political bias ...

Google chief denies political bias claims

US lawmakers accused firm of "programming" bias against conservative views into its algorithms.

Scientific American

Finding Alien Life May Require Gian...

Finding Alien Life May Require Giant Telescopes Built in Orbit

Influential astrophysicists, roboticists and astronauts say that orbital construction could spark a renaissance in space science and exploration

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
As Winters Warm, Blood-Sucking Tick...

As Winters Warm, Blood-Sucking Ticks Drain Moose Dry

Researchers across New England and Canada scramble to protect the iconic species from growing parasite populations

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Voyager 2 Spacecraft Enters Interst...

Voyager 2 Spacecraft Enters Interstellar Space

After a journey of more than four decades, Voyager 2 has passed beyond the sun’s influence

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Infectious Outbreaks Threaten the L...

Infectious Outbreaks Threaten the Last Asiatic Lions

Parasites and dog disease in India sweep through the cats’ only home, triggering fears for the species’ survival

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
China Launches First-Ever Mission t...

China Launches First-Ever Mission to the Moon's Farside

In late December or early January the Chang’e 4 spacecraft will touch down at a site near the lunar south pole within the solar system’s largest-known impact crater

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Google Searches Could Predict Heroi...

Google Searches Could Predict Heroin Overdoses

Internet queries about opioids are linked to drug-related hospital admissions 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Yahoo Science

Eat a Mediterranean diet to cut hea...

Eat a Mediterranean diet to cut heart disease risk, study says

Eat a Mediterranean diet to cut heart disease risk, study saysThis is a Kaiser Health News story. According to a study published Friday in JAMA Network Open, people who followed this type of diet had 25 percent less risk of developing cardiovascular disease over the course of 12 years. The diet?s components make sense to anyone who follows nutrition news.


Intel plans 'stacked' circu...

Intel plans 'stacked' circuits in bid to regain its chipmaking lead

Intel plans 'stacked' circuits in bid to regain its chipmaking leadIntel, the world's biggest maker of computing chips for personal computers and data centers, for decades followed Moore's law, named for Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, by doubling the number of transistors on a chip every two years, thus roughly doubling their performance. The company said in July that chips featuring its newest 10-nanonmeter manufacturing technology will not arrive until the holiday shopping season of 2019. In the meantime, most of Intel's biggest rivals such as Nvidia Corp and Qualcomm Inc long ago quit manufacturing chips and outsourced the work to firms like TSMC.


The Latest: UN chief makes dramatic...

The Latest: UN chief makes dramatic appeal at climate talks

The Latest: UN chief makes dramatic appeal at climate talksKATOWICE, Poland (AP) ? The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local):


Comet 46P to glow green in weekend ...

Comet 46P to glow green in weekend sky during close encounter with Earth

Comet 46P to glow green in weekend sky during close encounter with EarthThis weekend will feature an uncommon scene in the night sky as a comet glides past the Earth.


Salesforce Churns Out $50 Billion R...

Salesforce Churns Out $50 Billion Rally Even as Challenges Mount

Salesforce Churns Out $50 Billion Rally Even as Challenges MountSalesforce was a bright spot in a technology earnings season marred by disappointments and a market sell-off that dealt blows to many other high-momentum stocks. While Salesforce wasn?t immune to the rout, a rosy forecast helped prop up the shares and reassured skittish investors that the company?s double-digit growth will continue. Salesforce shares have roughly doubled since the start of 2017 as investors rewarded the company for steady expansion aided by a stream of acquisitions.


Scientists Visualize the Sun's...

Scientists Visualize the Sun's Mysteries Using 400 Years of Solar Observations

Scientists Visualize the Sun's Mysteries Using 400 Years of Solar ObservationsIn an effort to better grasp the sun's past, present and future, Colombian and Spanish researchers made visualizations that meld the last 400 years of recorded solar observations. "It's a matter of representing the historical data so that people can easily make a judgment where it can be trusted, where you can make strong assertions, and where you have to be cautious about making strong statements," Andrés Muñoz-Jaramillo, lead author on the new work and a researcher at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, told Space.com.


Reuters - Technology

Intel plans 'stacked' circuits in b...

Intel plans 'stacked' circuits in bid to regain its chipmaking lead

Intel Corp said on Wednesday that it has developed a way to stack its computing circuits on top of one another in a bid to regain the lead in chip manufacturing technology that it has lost to rivals like Taiwan Semiconductor Co Ltd in recent years.
Canada frees CFO of China's Huawei ...

Canada frees CFO of China's Huawei on bail; Trump might intervene

A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities sparked a diplomatic dispute.
China's Tencent Music raises nearly...

China's Tencent Music raises nearly $1.1 billion in U.S. IPO

China-based music streaming company Tencent Music Entertainment Group said it raised close to $1.1 billion in its U.S. initial public offering (IPO) after pricing its shares at the bottom of its targeted range.
Samsung to shut mobile phone plant ...

Samsung to shut mobile phone plant in China's Tianjin

Samsung Electronics will cease operations at one of its mobile phone manufacturing plants in China, the company said, as its sales in the world's biggest smartphone market slumps amid rising competition from lower-cost local rivals.
Cryptoassets should be 'outlawed' -...

Cryptoassets should be 'outlawed' - Allianz GI CEO

The head of one of Europe's largest asset managers has called for global regulators to ban cryptoassets, scorning them for wiping out people's savings.
Mobility tech firm Optibus raises $...

Mobility tech firm Optibus raises $40 million, Alibaba takes stake

U.S.-Israeli mobility technology company Optibus said on Wednesday it raised $40 million in a private funding round led by Insight Venture Partners and with a strategic investment from the Alibaba Group.

New Scientist

Major companies are using AI to dec...

Major companies are using AI to decide who you speak to on the phone

When you ring a call centre, an AI could be deciding which person will speak to you, based on their ability to influence your decisions
Vibrating crystal made of 10 billio...

Vibrating crystal made of 10 billion atoms smashes quantum record

Testing increasingly large objects proves that quantum mechanics works at larger scales - a finding that could help build quantum computers
Drone owners in India must get gove...

Drone owners in India must get government approval before every flight

A law designed to open up civilian access to the skies in India overturns a ban on drones, but only by giving the government automated control over when they can take off
First close-up look shows asteroid ...

First close-up look shows asteroid Bennu is a holey watery world

NASA?s OSIRIS-REx mission arrived at Bennu on 3 December, and its first results show that the asteroid is chock-full of water and covered in huge boulders
The Great Barrier Reef is fighting ...

The Great Barrier Reef is fighting back by losing weak species

Australia?s Great Barrier Reef appears to be getting better at coping with heatwaves overall, as stronger species take over where vulnerable ones get wiped out
City living makes urban male frogs ...

City living makes urban male frogs far more attractive to females

Urban male túngara frogs have evolved more elaborate mating calls than their rural brothers, which make them much better at attracting a mate

NY Times - Technology

Google?s Pichai Faces Privacy and B...

Google?s Pichai Faces Privacy and Bias Questions in Congress

A House committee grilled Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, about a variety of issues, including worries about personal data and complaints about search results.
Huawei Executive Granted Bail by Ca...

Huawei Executive Granted Bail by Canadian Court

Meng Wanzhou, a Huawei executive who American authorities want to extradite from Canada on fraud charges, was granted bail of 10 million dollars on Tuesday.
Amazon?s Homegrown Chips Threaten S...

Amazon?s Homegrown Chips Threaten Silicon Valley Giant Intel

The retailer is now making its own server chips. It?s the latest sign that big internet outfits are willing to cut out longtime suppliers.
Chinese Court Says Apple Infringed ...

Chinese Court Says Apple Infringed on Qualcomm Patents

The decision is the latest turn in a broad legal battle between the companies. But they disagreed about its impact on iPhone sales in China.
The Shift: Is Tech Too Easy to Use?

The Shift: Is Tech Too Easy to Use?

The tech industry?s obsession with ?frictionless? design has been the source of innumerable problems.
How ?Subtle Asian Traits? Became a ...

How ?Subtle Asian Traits? Became a Global Hit

A group of Asian-Australian students started a Facebook group to share jokes and memes about their experiences. Now, it has nearly a million followers all over the world.

Eureka Alert

GARDP, Eisai and Takeda announce pa...

GARDP, Eisai and Takeda announce partnership in the search for new antibiotics

(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP), Eisai Co., Ltd. (TSE: 4523) ('Eisai') and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) ('Takeda') have signed an agreement for GARDP to access and screen components of Eisai and Takeda's chemical libraries.
What's behind smelly wine

What's behind smelly wine

(American Chemical Society) Aging often improves the flavor of wine, but sometimes the beverage emerges from storage with an unpleasant smell. One of the prime culprits is hydrogen sulfide, which can give the affected wine an aroma of sewage or rotten eggs. In a report in ACS' >Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers have now identified some potential sources of this stinky compound.
College textbooks largely overlook ...

College textbooks largely overlook the most common animals

(North Carolina State University) A recent study of textbooks aimed at introductory biology courses finds that they devote less than one percent of their text to discussing insects, which make up more than 60 percent of animal species. The study authors argue that this provides a poor foundation for understanding ecosystems, biodiversity, and other core aspects of biological research.
FSU researchers find racial inequit...

FSU researchers find racial inequity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine

(Florida State University) Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University researchers.
Trying to get people to agree? Skip...

Trying to get people to agree? Skip the French restaurant and go out for Chinese food

(University of Chicago Booth School of Business) When people in a business negotiation share not just a meal but a plate, they collaborate better and reach deals faster, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Researchers: Sawdust is next wave i...

Researchers: Sawdust is next wave in renewable energy

(University of Massachusetts Lowell) The US Department of Energy has awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to a team of researchers led by a UMass Lowell mechanical engineering professor that is working to develop renewable fuel additives from sawdust and other wood byproducts.

BBC - Technology / Video

'If you Google the word idiot, a pi...

'If you Google the word idiot, a picture of Donald Trump comes up?'

Google's Chief executive Sundar Pichai answered questions about the company in front of US lawmakers.
Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confid...

Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees

Open Bionics has developed the world's first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm
How to be a spy in the digital age

How to be a spy in the digital age

The head of MI6 has just revealed a huge secret - his first ever mission. But being a spy is very different now.
Cyber-plant drives towards light - ...

Cyber-plant drives towards light - and other tech news

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
VR helps investigate fires

VR helps investigate fires

A system developed by RiVR can scan a scene of real fire damage and then re-create the fire in VR.
How 5G connectivity could keep thes...

How 5G connectivity could keep these hi-tech cows healthy

How superfast mobile connectivity will help dairy farmers monitor the health of their cows.

NY Times - Research

The New Health Care: The U.S. Is Fa...

The New Health Care: The U.S. Is Failing in Infant Mortality, Starting at One Month Old

The United States does worse than about two dozen other industrialized nations in this crucial measure of public health.
Many Readers Say No to Idea of Life...

Many Readers Say No to Idea of Life-Extending Drug, but Yes for Their Dogs

?You can?t cheat death,? wrote a reader who echoed many responses to an article about drug tests on dogs to try to slow aging. But others said the goal seemed worthy.
The Health Issue: The Improvisation...

The Health Issue: The Improvisational Oncologist

In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear.
The Health Issue: An Old Idea, Revi...

The Health Issue: An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death

In the early 20th century, the German biochemist Otto Warburg believed that tumors could be treated by disrupting their source of energy. His idea was dismissed for decades ? until now.
The Health Issue: When Do You Give ...

The Health Issue: When Do You Give Up on Treating a Child With Cancer?

Andrew Levy?s parents knew that the rare and deadly cancer in his blood could not be beaten, so they began to prepare for the worst. Then something mysterious happened.
The Health Issue: Learning From the...

The Health Issue: Learning From the Lazarus Effect

Most clinical trials for cancer drugs are failures. But for a handful of patients, a drug proves to be nearly a cure. What can science learn from these ?exceptional responders??

NY Times - Energy

Saudi Prince?s Elevation Will Have ...

Saudi Prince?s Elevation Will Have Far-Reaching Consequences in Energy

Prince Mohammed bin Salman?s becoming heir to the throne makes him an even more influential voice in global oil circles.
China Cancels Military Meeting With...

China Cancels Military Meeting With Vietnam Over Territorial Dispute

The public sign of discord is highly unusual for the two Communist neighbors, and it comes as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the South China Sea.
Economic Scene: Fisticuffs Over the...

Economic Scene: Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean-Energy Future

A Stanford professor?s vision of an economy wholly powered by renewable fuels has drawn a heated rebuttal from scholars who question many of its assumptions.
Libya?s Increased Oil Production Th...

Libya?s Increased Oil Production Thwarts OPEC?s Reduction Plans

Despite the country?s political instability, its production has grown to 885,000 barrels a day, undercutting OPEC?s efforts to shrink supplies worldwide.
Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a ...

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal

The company is joining other oil companies and corporate giants to endorse a plan from the Climate Leadership Council to tax fossil fuels and pay the dividends to taxpayers.
Both Climate Leader and Oil Giant? ...

Both Climate Leader and Oil Giant? A Norwegian Paradox

While Norway wants to wean its own citizens off fossil fuels, it remains one of the world?s biggest petroleum producers and is revving up exports.

NY Times - Space

It?s a Briefcase! It?s a Pizza Box!...

It?s a Briefcase! It?s a Pizza Box! No, It?s a Mini Satellite

Orbiting instruments are now so small they can be launched by the dozens, and even high school students can build them.
During Seven-Hour Spacewalk, Russia...

During Seven-Hour Spacewalk, Russian Astronauts Gather Clues to Orbital Mystery

Wielding sharp tools, the two men in spacesuits examined a tiny hole that has roiled space relations between the United States and Russia.
Voyager 2 Has Entered the Space Bet...

Voyager 2 Has Entered the Space Between Solar Systems

It is the second spacecraft to make the crossing into interstellar space, providing a new look at what lies beyond our local galactic neighborhood.
China?s Chang?e-4 Launches on Missi...

China?s Chang?e-4 Launches on Mission to the Moon?s Far Side

If the mission is successful, the spacecraft would be the first in human history to land on the moon?s far side.
Hear the Sounds of Wind on Mars, Re...

Hear the Sounds of Wind on Mars, Recorded by NASA?s InSight Lander

An instrument aboard the spacecraft for measuring the shaking of marsquakes picked up vibrations in the air.
NASA?s Osiris-Rex Arrives at Astero...

NASA?s Osiris-Rex Arrives at Asteroid Bennu After a Two-Year Journey

The spacecraft now begins a close study of the primitive space rock, seeking clues to the early solar system.
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