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

Closing gender gap in physics 'will...

Closing gender gap in physics 'will take generations'

The gender gap in science subjects like physics is likely to persist for hundreds of years, study suggests.
National Trust needs to be 'radical...

National Trust needs to be 'radical'

The new director-general of the National Trust says the charity needs to reach out to people in urban areas.
Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleen...

Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving

In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving.
Oxford Dodo was shot in head, scans...

Oxford Dodo was shot in head, scans find

The world-famous specimen is the world's best-preserved example of the extinct bird.
Scientists discover mechanism behin...

Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease

An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is stuck in the jelly phase.
Last of the wild asses back from th...

Last of the wild asses back from the brink

Wild equines are being reintroduced to the grasslands of Kazakhstan where they once roamed in large numbers.

Jamaica Observer - Environment

'Prevention better than cure'

'Prevention better than cure'

In a bid last week to drum up support for disaster planning, the island's chief disaster management executive reasoned that since natural disaster is imminent given Jamaica's geographical location and subsequent exposure to climate shocks, it is wiser to spend resources mitigating and preparing for hazards rather than on relief efforts after disaster hits.
Nature offers better protection

Nature offers better protection

  Nature , in the form of mangroves, sea grass beds, coral reefs and their habitats, can provide as much or even more protection against climate risks, such as erosion, flooding and storm surges, than seawalls, breakwaters, or other hard-engineering solutions.

NY Times - Science

Trilobites: What a Scientist Learne...

Trilobites: What a Scientist Learned From Studying the ?Synchronized Swimming of Sea Monkeys?

Tiny crustaceans complete a massive daily vertical migration in the world?s oceans. New research suggests their commute may play an important role in the health of the planet.
Matter: Bodies Remodeled for a Life...

Matter: Bodies Remodeled for a Life at Sea

The Bajau, who spend most of their time on the ocean, are among the best divers in the world. Evolution is remaking them, a new study finds.
Trump?s NASA Nominee, Jim Bridensti...

Trump?s NASA Nominee, Jim Bridenstine, Confirmed by Senate on Party-Line Vote

The Oklahoma congressman?s nomination languished for more than seven months as senators raised objections to his record, and now additional concerns have been raised.
Robot Conquers One of the Hardest H...

Robot Conquers One of the Hardest Human Tasks: Assembling Ikea Furniture

Researchers in Singapore explained how they created a robot that could devise and execute a plan to put together an Ikea chair.
Trilobites: Diamonds in a Meteorite...

Trilobites: Diamonds in a Meteorite May Be a Lost Planet?s Fragments

The space rock crashed in a desert in Sudan in 2008, and the flaws in its embedded minerals are like nothing seen in today?s solar system.
How NASA?s TESS Spacecraft Will Hun...

How NASA?s TESS Spacecraft Will Hunt Exoplanets

NASA?s TESS spacecraft will spend two years searching the sky for nearby alien worlds.

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

SpaceX rocket launched from Florida...

SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system that might be capable of harboring life.
Flatpack fear no more? Robot assemb...

Flatpack fear no more? Robot assembles IKEA chair frame

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Robots in Singapore have completed a task many humans dread - assembling flat-packed IKEA furniture.
Gates backs gene technologies in fi...

Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes' DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research.
More than 100 parts for NASA's Orio...

More than 100 parts for NASA's Orion capsule to be 3D printed

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - More than 100 parts for U.S. space agency NASA's deep-space capsule Orion will be made by 3D printers, using technology that experts say will eventually become key to efforts to send humans to Mars.
Gerst aims to be 'nice boss' as fir...

Gerst aims to be 'nice boss' as first German ISS commander

COLOGNE (Reuters) - Astronaut Alexander Gerst says he aims to be a "nice boss" when he becomes the $100 billion International Space Station's first German commander later this year.
Plastic-eating enzyme holds promise...

Plastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution

(Refiles this April 16 story to fix affiliation in 10th paragraph.)

PBS

Can We Make Life?

Can We Make Life?

A revolution in gene editing enables scientists to create and edit DNA like never before.
What's the Universe Made Of?

What's the Universe Made Of?

Peer into the universe?s deep unknowns to explore the mysteries of dark matter and energy.
Understanding the Climate Clock

Understanding the Climate Clock

The climate has changed on a schedule for millennia. Have humans broken the climate clock?
Faith and Climate Change

Faith and Climate Change

Faith and climate science are not at odds, says Evangelical Meteorologist Paul Douglas.
Why There's No Climate Hoax

Why There's No Climate Hoax

Ecologist Stephen Pacala says a climate change conspiracy is impossible.
The Law All Languages Obey

The Law All Languages Obey

Can a mathematical formula prove that dolphins have language?

BBC - Science / Video

ExoMars: Getting ready to drive on ...

ExoMars: Getting ready to drive on the Red Planet

Engineers finish assembly of the test model for Europe's ExoMars rover mission.
Stella McCartney: Fashion is swampi...

Stella McCartney: Fashion is swamping our planet

Designer Stella McCartney says fashion is a medieval industry, which produces a huge amount of waste.
Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satelli...

Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off

Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.
UK weather: Why this isn't a heatwa...

UK weather: Why this isn't a heatwave... yet

People across the UK have been enjoying unusually warm weather, but when can we call it a heatwave?
Blue Planet: Plankton named after D...

Blue Planet: Plankton named after David Attenborough series

Scientists at University College London (UCL) decide to honour Sir David Attenborough and the team.
Porpoise plucked from shallow water...

Porpoise plucked from shallow waters

The young female porpoise had become stranded at Grange burn near to Grangemouth.

Science Daily

Blood biomarkers may allow easier d...

Blood biomarkers may allow easier detection, confirmation of concussions

Researchers have found that specific small molecules in blood plasma may be useful in determining whether someone has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion.
When there's an audience, people's ...

When there's an audience, people's performance improves

Often people think performing in front of others will make them mess up, but a new study found the opposite: being watched makes people do better.
Remote-control shoots laser at nano...

Remote-control shoots laser at nano-gold to turn on cancer-killing immune cells

Cancer immune cell therapy has made headlines with astounding successes like saving former US President Jimmy Carter from brain cancer. But immunotherapy has also had many tragic flops. Researchers working to optimize the innovative treatment have implanted a genetic switch that activates T-cells when they are inside of tumors. Remote-control light waves resembling those used in a TV remote combine with gold nanorods to flip the switch.
Rare earth magnet recycling is a gr...

Rare earth magnet recycling is a grind -- this new process takes a simpler approach

A new recycling process turns discarded hard disk drive magnets into new magnet material in a few steps, and tackles both the economic and environmental issues typically associated with mining e-waste for valuable materials.
Treatment of cancer could become po...

Treatment of cancer could become possible with adenovirus

Researchers have shown that adenovirus binds to a specific type of carbohydrate that is overexpressed on certain types of cancer cells. The discovery opens up new opportunities for the development of virus-based cancer therapy.
Soil metals linked with cancer mort...

Soil metals linked with cancer mortality

Epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium levels. These statistical links do not indicate that there is a cause-effect relationship between soil type and cancer, but they suggest that the influence of metals from the earth's surface on the geographical distribution of tumors should be analyzed.

BBC - Technology

Ofcom seeks to scrap local TV roll-...

Ofcom seeks to scrap local TV roll-out

The media regulator says launching more local TV stations in the UK is not viable.
GDPR: Are you ready for the EU's hu...

GDPR: Are you ready for the EU's huge data privacy shake-up?

Organisations have just seven weeks to prepare for a major shake-up to EU data privacy laws.
HQ Trivia: The free app giving away...

HQ Trivia: The free app giving away thousands of pounds

How does a free app with no adverts go about becoming a success with Hollywood actors whilst giving away thousands in cash?
Facebook removes 'gay sex for rent'...

Facebook removes 'gay sex for rent' posts

An investigation found groups offering free accommodation for young men in exchange for sex.
Google's SMS replacement ready to l...

Google's SMS replacement ready to launch

Android phones are beginning to receive Google's feature-rich new service called Chat.
German supreme court rejects ad-blo...

German supreme court rejects ad-block challenge

Publishing giant Axel Springer has lost a long-running case seeking to limit the use of Adblock Plus.

Scientific American

In 200 Years Cows May Be the Bigges...

In 200 Years Cows May Be the Biggest Land Mammals on the Planet

Humans may be driving large mammals to extinction

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
It's Full of Stars: New 3-D Milky W...

It's Full of Stars: New 3-D Milky Way Map Could Settle Debate over Who Discovered the First Exoplanet

Better data from the Gaia spacecraft also promises to shed light on mysterious brown dwarfs

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
"Sea Nomads" May Have Evolved to Be...

"Sea Nomads" May Have Evolved to Be the World's Elite Divers

New genetic evidence suggests these indigenous Southeast Asians are singularly suited for underwater hunting

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
IKEA-Building Robot Conquers Touchy...

IKEA-Building Robot Conquers Touchy-Feely Challenge

The Swedish furniture has become something of a benchmark for robotics engineers

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Otter Poop Helps Scientists Track P...

Otter Poop Helps Scientists Track Pollution at a Superfund Site

In a contaminated Seattle river, what the mammals leave behind may be a good gauge of cleanup efforts

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Spice of Death: The Science beh...

The Spice of Death: The Science behind Tainted "Synthetic Marijuana"

Experts describe how rat poison linked to a recent bleeding outbreak does its damage

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Yahoo Science

Trump's divisive pick to run NA...

Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmationThe Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run NASA


Rudy Giuliani Wants to End Robert M...

Rudy Giuliani Wants to End Robert Mueller's Investigation Soon. Trump's Allies Think He Can Do It

Rudy Giuliani Wants to End Robert Mueller's Investigation Soon. Trump's Allies Think He Can Do It"If anyone can do that, it would be Rudy"


The world won?t end on Monday, it?s...

The world won?t end on Monday, it?s been postponed until May, conspiracy theorist says

The world won?t end on Monday, it?s been postponed until May, conspiracy theorist saysSome good news at last


No-go warning as Japan volcano erup...

No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 yearsA volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain. "There is a possibility that (Mount Io) will become more active," said Makoto Saito, an official from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), confirming the eruption. In a televised press conference, he warned residents in the area to stay away from the mountain, part of the Mount Kirishima group of volcanoes, as major ash deposits spread from the crater.


A Puppet Dinosaur Has Caused Three ...

A Puppet Dinosaur Has Caused Three Members of the Air National Guard to Lose Their Posts

A Puppet Dinosaur Has Caused Three Members of the Air National Guard to Lose Their PostsIt's unclear why the oath of re-enlistment was undertaken with a dinosaur puppet


Shkreli's request to serve time...

Shkreli's request to serve time at minimum security 'camp...

Shkreli's request to serve time at minimum security 'camp...The "Squawk Box" crew talks about some of the morning's top news stories, including an update on earnings, and NASA's successful launch of a satellite with a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.


Reuters - Technology

Apple offers battery replacement fo...

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries.
U.S. said to investigate AT&T, Veri...

U.S. said to investigate AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. has opened a probe into alleged coordination by AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications and a telecommunications standards organization to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.
Tech tumbles ahead of crucial week ...

Tech tumbles ahead of crucial week for quarterly results

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. technology stocks tumbled on Friday ahead of a crucial week of quarterly reports from Alphabet, Facebook and other heavyweights as investors worried that the high-performance sector may be running out of fuel.
Twitter bans ads from Russia's Kasp...

Twitter bans ads from Russia's Kaspersky Lab

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Friday that it has banned ads from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, saying the cyber-security company's business model conflicts with advertising rules and citing U.S. government claims that Kaspersky has ties to Russian intelligence agencies.
Crypto trading tumbles as investmen...

Crypto trading tumbles as investment scramble unwinds

LONDON (Reuters) - Trading activity on cryptocurrency exchanges has halved from its December peak, industry data shows, as retail interest in the virtual coins declines and the prices of many remain far below their recent highs.
Facebook's damage limitation drive ...

Facebook's damage limitation drive hits trouble in Germany

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Facebook's attempt to limit fallout from a massive data breach hit trouble in Germany on Friday as a privacy watchdog opened a case against the social network and politicians accused its bosses of evasion.

New Scientist

The US army has made a virtual Nort...

The US army has made a virtual North Korea to train its soldiers

The US army has built a system that can quickly create virtual locations for soldiers to train in. It took only three days to make North and South Korea
Distant Jupiter-like world may be t...

Distant Jupiter-like world may be the darkest planet ever found

The clouds on WASP-104b ? an exoplanet orbiting a star 466 light years away ? have been swept away by radiation, leaving a surface that reflects almost no light
Grandchildren of migrants more like...

Grandchildren of migrants more likely to get anxiety problems

People who migrate are at heightened risk of anxiety disorders, and these mental health problems may linger and get more severe through subsequent generations
Trees may have a ?heartbeat? that i...

Trees may have a ?heartbeat? that is so slow we never noticed it

Trees repeatedly move their branches up and down during the night, and this may reflect water being pumped along the branches ? just like a human pulse
Driverless cars are dodging pedestr...

Driverless cars are dodging pedestrians and pheasants in Oxford

Autonomous cars are preparing to drive from Oxford to London. The thorny route includes motorways, pedestrian packed streets and an occasional pheasant
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cross...

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cross oceans hidden in cargo ships

Several types of dangerous bacteria?,? carrying genes that our antibiotics cannot fight?,? are travelling the world hidden in ships' ballast tanks

NY Times - Technology

Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc...

Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc. This Man Is Shrugging It Off.

Travis VanderZanden, chief executive of electric scooter start-up Bird, is unperturbed by how San Francisco and other cities are in an uproar over the dockless vehicles.
U.S. Investigating AT&T and Verizon...

U.S. Investigating AT&T and Verizon Over Wireless Collusion Claim

Complaints to the Justice Department allege that the companies and a standards group worked together to restrict eSIM technology, a cardless way to easily switch carriers.
A.I. Researchers Are Making More Th...

A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit

Tax forms filed by OpenAI provide insight into the enormous salaries and bonuses paid to artificial intelligence specialists across the world.
Bits: Kevin?s Week in Tech: Jeff Be...

Bits: Kevin?s Week in Tech: Jeff Bezos Reminds Tech Who?s Boss

Amazon?s chief executive sent out his annual shareholder letter this week. Our tech columnist recounts what stood out from it.
Tesla Factory Safety Under Scrutiny...

Tesla Factory Safety Under Scrutiny After Worker Is Injured

Days after a news report focused on conditions at the plant, a California agency said it was investigating an episode that left a millwright?s jaw broken.
India?s A.T.M.s Are Running Out of ...

India?s A.T.M.s Are Running Out of Cash. Again.

The shortage, caused by government policies, poses a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was also responsible for India?s last cash crisis.

Eureka Alert

Institute to host workshop on artif...

Institute to host workshop on artificial intelligence and machine learning in financial services

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) The Center for Financial Studies in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host a one-day workshop titled Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Financial Services. The workshop will take place on April 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium on campus.
SLU students learn Italian playing ...

SLU students learn Italian playing Assassin's Creed

(Saint Louis University) A Saint Louis University professor has developed a method for teaching a new language through gaming.
European fish and canoes bump into ...

European fish and canoes bump into barriers almost every kilometer

(Swansea University) Now, for the first time, scientists are inviting citizens to help in updating information about European river barriers with a newly-developed smartphone app.
San Diego leaders, researchers anno...

San Diego leaders, researchers announce milestone grant as Alzheimer's crisis widens

(Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) A coalition of brain scientists and civic leaders, including Mayor Kevin Faulconer and county supervisors Dianne Jacob and Kristin Gaspar, announced that the federal government has awarded a $1.3 million grant to Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute to advance the local search for a cure for Alzheimer's.
Eminent professor of PR voices conc...

Eminent professor of PR voices concerns over robots and AI taking over PR

(University of Huddersfield) '...one of the things that robots don't have at the moment is judgment and a key question is, how do you build judgment and ethics into AI mechanisms?'
Business in Key Biodiversity Areas:...

Business in Key Biodiversity Areas: Minimizing the risk to nature

(International Union for Conservation of Nature) A roadmap for businesses operating in some of the most biologically significant places on the planet has been issued this week by the Key Biodiversity Area Partnership involving 12 of the world's leading conservation organizations -- including IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature.

BBC - Technology / Video

Robot visits a pub for Westworld pr...

Robot visits a pub for Westworld promotion and other news

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.
Meet the robots that can pick and p...

Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can

Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.
Russia's Telegram ban 'failing'

Russia's Telegram ban 'failing'

The messaging app is working around attempts to block it by authorities.
God of War: Giving gaming new emoti...

God of War: Giving gaming new emotions

The team behind God of War tell Newsbeat the gaming industry is maturing to tackle more complex emotions than ever before.
The helmet which gives firefighters...

The helmet which gives firefighters 'X-ray vision'

The C-Thru lens uses augmented reality to improve firefighters? sight in poor visibility.
Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satelli...

Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off

Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.

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

Trump?s NASA Nominee, Jim Bridensti...

Trump?s NASA Nominee, Jim Bridenstine, Confirmed by Senate on Party-Line Vote

The Oklahoma congressman?s nomination languished for more than seven months as senators raised objections to his record, and now additional concerns have been raised.
How NASA?s TESS Spacecraft Will Hun...

How NASA?s TESS Spacecraft Will Hunt Exoplanets

NASA?s TESS spacecraft will spend two years searching the sky for nearby alien worlds.
Tiangong-1, China?s First Space Sta...

Tiangong-1, China?s First Space Station, Crashes Into the Pacific

China lost control of the craft in 2016, and sky watchers had been waiting months for it to re-enter the atmosphere, unsure where or when it would land.
NASA?s Webb Telescope Faces More Se...

NASA?s Webb Telescope Faces More Setbacks

The space agency announced on Tuesday that its successor to the Hubble telescope has hit a series of testing snags, pushing back a planned launch next year.
Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Min...

Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Mind Roamed the Cosmos

A physicist and best-selling author, Dr. Hawking did not allow his physical limitations to hinder his quest to answer ?the big question: Where did the universe come from??
An Appraisal: Stephen Hawking Taugh...

An Appraisal: Stephen Hawking Taught Us a Lot About How to Live

The cosmologist not only overturned our imaginations, he became an icon of mystery, curiosity and determination to understand this place we are in.
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