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Like Meat and Beer? Hate Cancer?

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21 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Has this new study got the grilling tip for you.

F9R First Flight Test

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26 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Video of Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking its first test flight at our rocket development facility. F9R lifts off from a launch mount to a height of approximat...

Climate change is good for you, says ultra-conservative Heartland Institute

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36 mentions7 days ago 7 days ago
New study by thinktank funded by Koch brothers aims to debunk authoritative UN climate change report

How “no worries” infected American English

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36 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
The handy Australianism "no worries"—usually used in place of "you're welcome"—has been burrowing deeper into the heart of American English. According to the Corpus of Contemporary American English, a free, 450-million word trove assembled by Brigham Young University's Mark Davies, the phrase has been popping up in stateside ...

Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

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14 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated

SpaceX to Attempt Daring Reusable Rocket Test During Dragon Launch Today

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7 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
It's an audacious plan, the odds of success are low, but SpaceX is going to do it anyway: The private spaceflight company founded by billionaire Elon Musk will launch a rocket with landing legs into orbit today, then try to bring part of it back to Earth.

El Nino 2014-2015: What the weather pattern means for 60-plus places.

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23 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
With apologies to Game of Thrones fans, there’s a new climate menace on the prowl: El Niño is coming. New data released late last week added to the mounting evidence. To be declared an official El Niño, surface water temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean must warm by ...

The House of Representatives Committee on Science is turning into a national embarrassment

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35 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
A few days back I wrote a post explaining why I am all for private support of basic science, especially in an age when government funding ...

Prominent environmentalist on climate change: ‘We’re definitely still losing’

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3 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
This has been a busy week for climate change news. On Monday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report on how climate change will affect human society, and the report concluded ...

Fraud Found In Study Claiming Fast, Easy Stem Cells : Shots

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6 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
The lead author of a recent "breakthrough study" fabricated the data and is guilty of scientific misconduct, according to a Japanese research panel. The scientist says she will appeal the judgment.

Yes, American teachers are underpaid, at least among wealthy countries

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12 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
American teacher pay is always politicized, not the least of which is because teachers' unions are part of the bedrock of the Democratic party's political base. But America's chalk-dusted corps of educators doesn't look especially over-paid by international standards. In fact, according to this dataset from the OECD,

Idea For The Astrodome: Convert It Into Deep Space Nine

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Right now the folks in Houston are trying to figure out what to do with the Astrodome, which has been sitting vacant for several years. Many plans for the dome have fallen by the wayside, including...

Kroger Solves Top Customer Issue: Long Lines

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2 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
The supermarket chain, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses QueVision system to ensure customers never have more than one person ahead of them.

Four Ebola cases confirmed in Guinea's capital

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4 mentions4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
The number of suspected and confirmed cases in the nation climbed from 86 to 103.

The scientist who just might cure cancer

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3 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Decked out in black tie, Jim Allison stood on the red carpet in Silicon Valley. It was unfamiliar territory for the small town boy from South Texas who'd become a scientist and spent his research career on what many considered a lost cause, the study of the immune system's cancer-fighting potential. But he always believed that's where the action would be, and now here was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying Allison's breakthrough "will change lives for generations to come." For that, late night television host Conan O'Brien handed him the ...

David Titley, climate change war: An interview with the retired rear admiral of the Navy.

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104 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just completed a series of landmark reports that chronicle an update to the current state of consensus science on climate change. In a sentence, here’s what they found: On our current path, climate change could pose an irreversible, existential risk ...

The Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Timelapse // April 15, 2014

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I spent four hours straight filming this timelapse on some friend's property northwest of Dallas near Keller. This was by far the clearest eclipse I have eve...

Scientists drilling the universe to uncover its history

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11 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
WA scientists are using telescopes to drill holes in the universe to unlock how galaxies have evolved.

El Nino 2014-2015: Forecasts show it could grow into a monster.

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76 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
The odds are increasing that an El Niño is in the works for 2014—and recent forecasts show it might be a big one. As we learned from Chris Farley, El Niños can boost the odds of extreme weather (droughts, typhoons, heat waves) across much of the planet. But ...

Slowest start to tornado season on record, and fatality-free

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8 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The polar vortex, for all the suffering it caused this winter, has brought about a major societal benefit:record-setting low tornado activity.

I’ve run marathons and reported on terrorism. Not usually on the same day.

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2 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
Why I’ll be back next Patriots’ Day.

Images From NASA Mars Rover Include Bright Spots

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10 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover last week include bright spots. Such spots, not unusual in images from the rover, have multiple possible explanations.

The lunar eclipse, from Houston

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After a cold front moved through Houston on Monday skies cleared enough to provide great views of the lunar eclipse early on Tuesday. The total eclipse, which lasted for 1 hour and 18 minutes, caus...

Project Morpheus Free Flight 10

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The Morpheus team successfully completed Free Flight 10 (FF10) the KSC SLF on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. This was the first free flight with ALHAT running in ...

NASA Selects Commercial Crew Program Manager

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NASA has selected Kathy Lueders as program manager for the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). Lueders, pronounced 'Leaders,' has served as acting program manager since October 2013.