Biology

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

Nov 15, 2018

'Castration-free' pigs and hornless dairy cows are the farm animals being brought to life by a gene-editing company

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

Nov 10, 2018

Big studies reveal mixed results on who does and does not benefit from taking fish oil or vitamin D

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star

Oct 25, 2018

China's rapid city building has churned up a motherlode of new dinosaur fossils, and no one has seized the scientific opportunity more than one paleontologist

Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90

Oct 22, 2018

Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died at age 90

Snake names honor Darwin, fire god, Louisiana professor

Oct 20, 2018

A Louisiana biologist is in heady company these days, honored by having a newly identified species of snake named after him

Space Exploration

Russian rocket puts satellite into orbit, 1st since failure

Oct 25, 2018

A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a military satellite in orbit, its first successful launch since a similar rocket has recently failed to deliver a crew to the International Space Station

Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

Oct 20, 2018

European and Japanese space agencies say an Ariane 5 rocket has successfully lifted a spacecraft into orbit for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun

Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast

Oct 18, 2018

A California-based startup has announced big plans to go small as it reaches into space, rocketing satellites the size of loaves of bread into orbit from Virginia

NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

Oct 16, 2018

The NASA astronaut who survived last week's failed launch and emergency landing says he knew he needed to stay calm

NASA film by Rory Kennedy revisits her uncle's challenge

Oct 11, 2018

A Discovery channel film about by Rory Kennedy about NASA's 60th anniversary revisits her uncle's memorable challenge

Virtual Reality Technology

Virtual reality tour brings biblical-era Jerusalem to life

Sep 5, 2018

A Jerusalem museum is breathing life into the ancient city with a new virtual reality tour that allows visitors to experience how archaeologists believe Jerusalem looked 2,000 years ago

Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing

Aug 7, 2018

Japanese high school students produce 5-minute virtual reality experience that recreates the sights and sounds of Hiroshima immediately before, during and after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city

Ditch the joystick? Swiss develop jacket that pilots drones

Aug 2, 2018

Scientists, engineers and robotics experts at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne university have developed a jacket that allows for hands-free flying of drones

Department stores making themselves over in beauty battle

Jun 1, 2018

Department stores giving beauty aisles a makeover as specialty stores and discounters gain more of the market

The Latest: Zuckerberg striking right tone, analysts say

May 1, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is apparently striking the right tone at the f8 developer conference _ a mix of humor, seriousness and grit that is giving observers some confidence he can navigate the company out of its latest privacy scandal

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