NASA awards contracts to Boeing, SpaceX for manned U.S. flights to space station
Angelo Sayo - 20 hours ago
NASA awards contracts to Boeing, SpaceX for manned U.S. flights to space station
NASA signs Boeing and SpaceX to contracts totaling a potential $6.8 billion to ferry U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
Rehab center to Ke$ha fans: Stop sending human teeth Rehab center to Ke$ha fans: Stop sending human teeth
Sarah Webb - Sep 06, 2014
Ke$ha has reportedly attempted to start a new art project during her time in rehab that involves real human teeth, but the treatment center is blocking her fan mail.
Routine workshop turns into major discovery as students spot supernova Routine workshop turns into major discovery as students spot supernova
Justin Beach - Sep 06, 2014
Students at the University College London were getting a quick 10-minute introduction to a telescope when they spotted the closest supernova seen in decades.
Conservationists scramble to halt extinction of sharks and rays Conservationists scramble to halt extinction of sharks and rays
Ian Lang - Sep 06, 2014
As much as one quarter of Earth's cartilaginous fish are at risk of extinction.
Sunlight may help reduce high blood pressure, study finds Sunlight may help reduce high blood pressure, study finds
Rina Shah - Sep 06, 2014
Nitric oxide stored in the top layers of the skin reacts to sunlight and causes blood vessels to widen as the oxide moves into the bloodstream.
Strange rock appears in front of Mars Opportunity rover Strange rock appears in front of Mars Opportunity rover
Justin Beach - Sep 05, 2014
A mysterious fist sized, doughnut shaped rock has appeared in front of NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars.
Comet-hunting spacecraft awakens from three-year slumber Comet-hunting spacecraft awakens from three-year slumber
Justin Beach - Sep 05, 2014
The re-activated European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will attempt to plant a probe on a comet in November of this year.
Global warming will double our El Niño misery Global warming will double our El Niño misery
Ian Lang - Sep 05, 2014
The world braces for catastrophe as scientists predict extreme El Niño events every 10 years
Scientists add a peephole to Schrödinger's box Scientists add a peephole to Schrödinger's box
Ian Lang - Sep 05, 2014
Direct measurement process allows physicists to measure quantum states quickly and accurately
These tiny self-propelled bio-bots swim like sperm [VIDEO] These tiny self-propelled bio-bots swim like sperm [VIDEO]
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 04, 2014
"It's the minimal amount of engineering – just a head and a wire," one engineer said.
New machine drops genome sequencing cost to $1000 New machine drops genome sequencing cost to $1000
Rina Shah - Sep 04, 2014
The machine consists of ten ultra high-throughput sequencers, which have been purposefully built to sequence, on a large-scale, whole human genomes.
Hershey's to build 3D chocolate printer Hershey's to build 3D chocolate printer
Craig Manning - Sep 04, 2014
So far, 3D printing has utilized common manufacturing materials, such as plastic and metal.
Nanotubes make solar cells more efficient Nanotubes make solar cells more efficient
Ian Lang - Sep 04, 2014
Carbon nanotube technology turns heat into an asset when it comes to efficiency
Americans are making healthier food choices, USDA report says Americans are making healthier food choices, USDA report says
Rina Shah - Sep 03, 2014
Americans are consuming slightly less saturated fat and a bit more fiber, the study shows.
Watch footage from Virgin Galactic's third supersonic test flight Watch footage from Virgin Galactic's third supersonic test flight
Justin Beach - Sep 03, 2014
Six-hundred people have already signed up for a space flight at a cost of $250,000 each.
Executive director of Massachusetts medical marijuana program selected Executive director of Massachusetts medical marijuana program selected
Rina Shah - Sep 03, 2014
Around the U.S., views on marijuana are shifting, with a move towards support for legalization.
Judge rules that pregnant brain dead woman in Texas can be removed from life support Judge rules that pregnant brain dead woman in Texas can be removed from life support
Rina Shah - Sep 03, 2014
Maternal brain death is a controversial issue.
Living on islands makes animals tamer, study finds Living on islands makes animals tamer, study finds
Justin Beach - Sep 02, 2014
Studies on lizard species from five continents and islands in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, found that the flight instinct on island lizards was significantly less than that of their mainland counterparts.
Seth McFarlane to relaunch 'Cosmos' Seth McFarlane to relaunch 'Cosmos'
Mary Locke - Sep 02, 2014
The funnyman is lending a producing credit, helping to expand the audience of the new miniseries sequel to Carl Sagan's popular science series.
Man's best friend was probably never a wolf Man's best friend was probably never a wolf
Ian Lang - Sep 02, 2014
Rather than simply evolving from one to another, wolves and dogs have a very complex past
Cost of giving birth varies wildly, study reveals Cost of giving birth varies wildly, study reveals
Rina Shah - Sep 02, 2014
The researchers conducted a cross-sectional study of all privately insured patients admitted to California hospitals in 2011 for uncomplicated vaginal delivery or uncomplicated cesarean section.
FDA issues warning after laxative deaths reported FDA issues warning after laxative deaths reported
Rina Shah - Sep 01, 2014
Laxatives work in a variety of ways, with some methods being harsher on the body than others.
Brain training really can lower brain age Brain training really can lower brain age
Rina Shah - Sep 01, 2014
The significance of this study is that these training interventions show promise for preserving cognitive function.
Astronomers discover a 'fluffy' planet Astronomers discover a 'fluffy' planet
Charli Kerns - Sep 01, 2014
In December, scientists announced the serendipitous observation of an event that may represent the first discovery of an exomoon.
CDC: Lung cancer incidence declining in U.S. CDC: Lung cancer incidence declining in U.S.
Rina Shah - Sep 01, 2014
Overall, male lung cancer incidence showed a more rapid decline than female.
INSANE footage of Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking space jump released [VIDEO] INSANE footage of Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking space jump released [VIDEO]
Ross Cronkrite - Feb 03, 2014
GoPro was able to capture stunning footage of Baumgartner's freefall using seven HERO2 cameras.
Is Justin Bieber going to be deported? Is Justin Bieber going to be deported?
Kate Ferguson - Jan 28, 2014
Is Bieber getting deported?
Hormone replacement therapy may be linked to pancreatitis Hormone replacement therapy may be linked to pancreatitis
Lisa - Jan 28, 2014
A possible link between hormone replacement therapy and pancreatitis has been found according to studies from researchers in Sweden.
Report: BASE jumper killed near Grand Canyon Report: BASE jumper killed near Grand Canyon
Ian Lang - Jan 28, 2014
Man dies while BASE jumping; cause of accident unknown
As government, companies reach deal, new revelations show NSA relying on apps to spy As government, companies reach deal, new revelations show NSA relying on apps to spy
Ella Vincent - Jan 28, 2014
The NSA is using apps to spy.
Video: Steve Jobs gives first public demonstration of the Mac Computer Video: Steve Jobs gives first public demonstration of the Mac Computer
Craig Manning - Jan 27, 2014
The video, filmed at a gathering of the Boston Computer Society in 1984, shows Jobs with a mop of brown hair, a sharp suit, and plenty of confidence in his new product.
Watch Steve Jobs' first Mac demo in this 1984 throwback video Watch Steve Jobs' first Mac demo in this 1984 throwback video
Ian Lang - Jan 27, 2014
Apple's Macintosh product line turns 30 this month. Here's a video of its public debut
Millions impacted as Gmail suffers outage Millions impacted as Gmail suffers outage
Craig Manning - Jan 26, 2014
The outage was caused by a software bug, which "generated an incorrect configuration" within Google's internal system.
Google patents advertising-based taxi service Google patents advertising-based taxi service
Craig Manning - Jan 26, 2014
A customer looking to head to Macy's, Best Buy, or a restaurant uptown could check into promotions offered by those businesses and request a free taxi ride.
El Nino storms set to double in next century: Scientists El Nino storms set to double in next century: Scientists
Charli Kerns - Jan 26, 2014
Intense weather events caused by El Niño may soon occur every 10 years, instead ... rainfall and storm patterns around the world — an El Niño.
Elizabeth Vargas' son called anchor's nightly glass of wine 'mommy's juice' Elizabeth Vargas' son called anchor's nightly glass of wine 'mommy's juice'
Rina Shah - Jan 26, 2014
Vargas has a sponsor and a supportive circle to keep her on the right track.
Bill Gates loses to world chess champion in 79 seconds [VIDEO] Bill Gates loses to world chess champion in 79 seconds [VIDEO]
Craig Manning - Jan 25, 2014
NRK TV set rules in an attempt to give Gates a handicapped advantage of sorts.
Xbox One helps drive Microsoft to record revenue Xbox One helps drive Microsoft to record revenue
Craig Manning - Jan 25, 2014
Since the company unveiled its latest gaming console on November 22, the Xbox One has sold 3.9 million units.
Coca-Cola laptop theft may have compromised personal info of 74,000 people Coca-Cola laptop theft may have compromised personal info of 74,000 people
Craig Manning - Jan 25, 2014
The laptops initially disappeared a few months ago and were recovered in early December with little issue.
Fatty diet during pregnancy may rewire baby's brain Fatty diet during pregnancy may rewire baby's brain
Rina Shah - Jan 25, 2014
According to the Mayo Clinic, when pregnant, the general principles of healthy eating remain the same.
Facebook mercilessly mocks Princeton for frivolous study Facebook mercilessly mocks Princeton for frivolous study
Craig Manning - Jan 24, 2014
The social media network was quick to fire back a satirical criticism of Princeton's study.