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US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:06:23 -0400

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federa....
Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:07:38 -0400

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook residents Sunday in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes.....
2 Amazing Pictures Of Space Taken By An Amateur

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:00:03 -0400

These are some of the most visually striking things related to space.....
Pets Help in Hospitals, But Safety May Be Lacking

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:18:00 -0400

Researchers found that hospitals typically had stricter health and safety policies for animal-visitation programs than eldercare facilities did. The facilities surveyed didn't always have strong poli....
Global green pact supporters launch Paris campaign

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:35:44 -0400

Hollywood star turned activist Arnold Schwarzenegger joined politicians and legal experts in Paris Saturday to launch a campaign for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy enviro....
The way we respond to being stared at may reveal how much power we think we have

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:08:00 -0400

In a blog post for Psychology Today, Audrey Nelson discusses how continuous eye contact for ten seconds or longer is disconcerting. This doesn't mean that everyone who dislikes eye contact is on the ....
Almanac: Jacques Cousteau

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:22:00 -0400

On June 25, 1997, the great ocean explorer and environmental advocate died at the age of 87....
'City that never sleeps' wants to dial down the volume

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:40:23 -0400

New York is one of the loudest cities in the world. The five-year, $4.6 million project -- the brainchild of researchers at New York University, working in concert with city residents and city hall -....
Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:00:17 -0400

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and b....
Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:30:07 -0400

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A massive Idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday to a new locati....
Beware the Hype of Artificial Intelligence

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:41:13 -0400

Beware the Hype of Artificial Intelligence....
These 4 Animals Are Real Extinct American Creatures

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:00:02 -0400

They sound like mythical creatures but these prehistoric American animals were very real before they went extinct thousands of years ago.....
What's next for North Korea, U.S. relations: Part 6

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:35:34 -0400

President Trump wrote in a tweet, "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out."....
The prize-winning tech helping Ghana's farmers to grow

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:06:00 -0400

Agyei Douglas is a farmer who grows vegetables near Kumasi in Ghana's central Ashanti region. For farmers, there are also weather forecasts, market prices and agricultural tips all offered as voice m....
New form of carbon discovered that is harder than diamond but flexible as rubber

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:40:51 -0400

Compressed glassy carbon could be used to make better bulletproof vests or new types of electronics.....
Polish protesters demand halt to logging in primeval forest

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:33:23 -0400

Hundreds marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest widespread logging in Europe's last primeval forest, a project undertaken by Poland's conservative government. The ruling Law and Justice party has al....
A 'cutting-edge' Confederate death trap inspired today's sub

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:54:40 -0400

From CNET Magazine: The H.L. Hunley was the first sub to sink an enemy ship. It was also a playbook on how not to design a submarine.....
SpeceX's Falcon 9 vs. Falcon Heavy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:00:03 -0400

The Falcon Heavy is seemingly just a Falcon 9 with two Falcon 9 first stages attached to it. Shouldn't it be easy to make it fly?....
Watch: SpaceX is launching a reused rocket, hoping to prove spaceflight can get cheaper

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:20:02 -0400

One of the biggest problems with space travel is that it’s freaking expensive. If humans are ever going to become a spacefaring species, with colonies on the moon and Mars — as big thinkers like phys....
The EPA Quietly Approved Monsanto's New Genetic-Engineering Technology

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:24:00 -0400

DvSnf7 dsRNA is an unusual insecticide. You don’t spray it on crops. Instead, you encode instructions for manufacturing it in the DNA of the crop itself. If a pesky western corn rootworm comes munchin....
Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:33:30 -0400

Germany had its first taste of panda mania on Saturday as two furry ambassadors arrived from China to begin a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo. The pair, named Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, jette....
Evolutionary biologists have been misinterpreting a key point in Darwin’s theory for years

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:57:26 -0400

Richard Prum, Coe Professor at Yale University and author of “The Descent of Man, and.......
Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:38:59 -0400

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint l....
How Much Is Elon Musk Worth? Tesla's Stock Continues To Soar

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:00:02 -0400

Technology giant Elon Musk is worth billions and his worth is increasing as Tesla stock soars.....
Things About the ‘Star Wars’ Universe That Make No Sense

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:15:00 -0400

There are lots of things we all love about the 'Star Wars' universe. Even so, there's plenty that makes very little sense.....
Your Genes May Influence Your Risk of Insomnia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:16:00 -0400

People who have insomnia may have been told that their sleeping troubles are "all in their head," but a new study shows that this condition is driven not only by psychological factors, but biological ....
Mysterious Planet 10 could be hiding out beyond Pluto

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:37:00 -0400

Move over, Planet 9. There's a new possible planet lurking out in the solar system and it could be messing with a whole lot of distant space rocks.....
Scientists honor David Bowie by naming a 100-million-year-old wasp after David Bowie

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:38:42 -0400

David Bowie's memory is being preserved in a pretty unexpected way.  Nearly a year and a half after the "Space Oddity" singer's death, scientists have named a new, 100-million-year....
Dogs have been working alongside humans for much longer than we thought

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:47:29 -0400

It’s time to rewrite the record on dogs with jobs. We all know humans have long bred canines into all sizes and shapes to do our bidding—even if that’s just sitting in a queen’s sleeve or a celebrity’....
Home Sweet Home: The Best College Degrees for Homeownership

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:05:00 -0400

When will you become a homeowner? You might be surprised to know your college degree could be a factor.....
Scientist says the sun is sneezing on Earth

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:30:50 -0400

The sun at the center of our Solar System is one of the big reasons why we're here today, but it can also be a bit of a nuisance from time to time. Coronal mass ejections — when the sun spews a wh....
Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop under fire after sharing phony information

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:43:08 -0400

Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand website, Goop, removed a claim that Body Vibes' products used material originally made for NASA after it was debunked.....
MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:00:03 -0400

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and w....