Science News
Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:50:13 -0400
From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth's last frontiers - the sea floor - to discover more about valuable minerals vital in the manufacture of smartphones.
Russia throws doubt on joint lunar space station with U.S.: RIA
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:27:15 -0400
Moscow may abandon a project to build a space station in lunar orbit in partnership with U.S. space agency NASA because it does not want a "second fiddle role," a Russian official said on Saturday.
Argentina bets on $600 million satellite to boost agriculture sector
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:11:31 -0400
Argentina is launching a new microwave imaging satellite to monitor natural disasters and soil moisture, in a long-term bid to bolster the farm sector, an industry that has historically been the backbone of the country's economy.
NASA telescope discovers two new planets five months after launch
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:31:22 -0400
A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets this week five months after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, officials said on Thursday.
Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:26:26 -0400
SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo.
Brazil space station open for small satellite business
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:30:49 -0400
Brazil is ready to launch small commercial rockets from its space base near the equator as soon as it agrees to safeguard U.S. technology that is dominant in the industry, the Brazilian Air Force officer managing the space program said on Friday.
SpaceX signs first private passenger to fly around the moon
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:27:38 -0400
Elon Musk's space transportation company SpaceX said it has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle.
Scientists investigate icy streams for survival clues
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:03:36 -0400
A team of scientists has embarked on a four-year quest to discover what beyond water the world loses when glaciers melt.
Roche boss says Brexit and curbs on drug use pose threat to UK science
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:27:14 -0400
Uncertainty over drug regulation and a reluctance by Britain's health service to use certain pricey modern medicines pose a threat to the country's respected life sciences sector, the head Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Thursday.
British companies, academics excluded from EU Galileo space project if no-deal Brexit
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 08:45:24 -0400
British companies and academics will be excluded from the future development of the European Union's Galileo space project if the country leaves the bloc without a deal in March 2019, according to a series of technical notices published on Thursday.
Bubbling Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 04:01:19 -0400
Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives.
NASA tests foldable heat shield that could help human Mars landing
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:20:20 -0400
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched and tested a new umbrella-like heat shield on Wednesday, opening the door to landing humans on Mars.
Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:18:39 -0400
A small stone flake marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago that was found in a cave on South Africa's southern coast represents what archaeologists on Wednesday called the oldest-known example of human drawing.
For families of some 9/11 victims, new DNA tools reopen old wounds
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:11:18 -0400
A breakthrough in DNA analysis is helping identify more victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York, but the scientific advance is of little consolation for families of those whose remains may have been buried in a Staten Island landfill.
Moto2 rider Fenati dropped by team after brake grab
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:29:47 -0400
Italian rider Romano Fenati was dumped by his Moto2 team on Monday, and was also set to lose a 2019 MV Agusta deal, after he grabbed a rival's brake lever while racing at speed in Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix.
U.S. appeals court upholds MIT, Harvard patents on CRISPR gene editing
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:09:16 -0400
A U.S. appeals court on Monday allowed a research center affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University to keep patents potentially worth billions of dollars on a groundbreaking gene editing technology known as CRISPR.
Falcons S Neal (ACL) lost for season
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 15:27:15 -0400
Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl safety Keanu Neal will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Thursday's season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced.
College football notebook: Illinois backup QB leaves program
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 21:16:47 -0400
Illinois sophomore quarterback Cam Thomas has departed the program just 10 days after failing to win the starting position.
NFL notebook: Steelers resolute in Bell holdout
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 19:33:02 -0400
Even if the team enters the season without its All-Pro running back, the Pittsburgh Steelers are not planning to change their position in the ongoing standoff with Le'Veon Bell.
New York scientists use new DNA tools to identify 9/11 victims
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 19:10:09 -0400
New DNA analysis techniques are helping identify more victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, scientists in the office of New York City's chief medical examiner said on Thursday.