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What does Martian wind sound like? Now we know

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 14:05:04 -0500

InSight, or NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander, provided the first "sounds" of Martian winds to human ears on Friday. The spacecraft's sensors....
Fluoride discovery could lead to much longer-lasting EV batteries

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:30:00 -0500

Honda, Caltech and NASA scientists discovered a way to make it work at room temperature, which could eventually yield more energy dense and environmentally safe batteries for EVs and other devices. T....
Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:43:46 -0500

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — A diplomatic standoff over a single word could set the stage for a bigger showdown during the second half of this year's U.N. climate summit.....
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Offers Emotional Apology to Family of Murdered British Tourist

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 02:19:46 -0500

"Your daughter should have been safe here and she wasn't and I'm sorry for that"....
Thousands march for climate in Paris despite 'yellow vest' unrest

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 12:30:07 -0500

Up to 25,000 people marched through Paris on Saturday urging greater action on climate change, despite fears that their protest would be scuppered by "yellow vest" demonstrations. The numbers were si....
Beloved freeway-crossing mountain lion found dead following California fire

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:57:53 -0500

It's hard out there for a smart cat in a dumb world.  The National Park Service confirmed on Dec. 7 that a mountain lion, widely known for his ability to safely navigate the treacherous freeways ....
We Must Protect Journalists Shedding Light on Injustice, Not Attack Them

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 08:12:48 -0500

A transcript of the lawyer and activist's Amal Clooney's speech at the United Nations' Correspondents Association on Dec. 5....
I Zapped My Brain to See If It Would Boost My Athletic Performance

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Here's what happened when I tried Halo Sport.....
Smokey Bear's world is on fire. But the old mascot won't die.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:30:00 -0500

The real Smokey Bear narrowly avoided death in the pine-filled Capitan Mountains of New Mexico, nearly 70 years ago.  Just west of the town of Roswell, firefighters found the bear cub clutching to the....
Some Twitter Users Are Showing Support for Michael Flynn by Changing Their Handles

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 11:10:35 -0500

Some of his supporters on Twitter are calling Flynn a "hero" who should be cleared....
8 Years After Dragon's 1st Flight, SpaceX More "Mind-Blowingly Awesome" Than Ever

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 12:32:00 -0500

Eight years ago, SpaceX showed NASA it could keep the International Space Station in beans and biscuits. Eight years later, it has its sights set firmly on Mars.....
NASA gives the Avengers some advice for helping Tony Stark

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:21:12 -0500

The last time we saw Tony Stark, he was adrift in space in the Avengers: Endgame trailer, and it didn't look like survival was likely. Luckily, the folks at NASA heard about Iron Man's pligh....
It's Hard to Overstate How Big a Deal the Huawei CFO's Arrest Could Be

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:02:51 -0500

The firm is central to China's plans to revamp its entire tech industry.....
Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 16:28:58 -0500

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's U.N. climate talks, demanding that their governme....
Slow recycler Turkey seeks better uses for its trash

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 10:33:21 -0500

Turkish woman Tulay Gercek stands in front of a vending machine at a busy Istanbul metro station but instead of putting coins into a slot, she crams plastic bottles into a hole. Every bottle or can G....
Significant Digits For Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:58:25 -0500

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 330 feet long and 200 feet across Despite the internet and Wikipedia and satellites and ubiquitous smartphones ....
A former symbol of Silicon Valley’s “crush it” culture now regrets working so much

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 08:01:10 -0500

It wasn’t so much that Kai-Fu Lee had trouble balancing work and life. It’s that work was his life. As an Apple employee in the early 1990s, he almost walked out of the delivery room when the impendin....
How imagination can help people overcome fear and anxiety

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:04:44 -0500

Imagining the things we fear can be as effective as exposure therapy.....
First Male Transgender Pro Boxer Wins Debut Fight

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:31:13 -0500

Patricio Manuel defeated Mexican super-featherweight Hugo Aguilar....
Children who stare at a screen for more than 7 hours a day have different brain structures

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:44:25 -0500

Young people who spend more than seven hours a day staring at a screen have different brain structures compared to the average child, according to a landmark US study. The research, funded by the Nati....
Ecuador rewards IPN researcher for spirulina algae studies

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:31:16 -0500

Mexico, Dec. 8 (Notimex).- The ambassador of Ecuador in Mexico, Leonardo Arizaga Schmegel, gave the scientist of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN, for its acronym in Spanish), German Chamorro C....
A guide to the logos on China’s lunar far side mission

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 04:03:41 -0500

China's trying to make history by becoming the first to land a spacecraft safely on the Moon's far side early in the new year. If it gets there safely, investigative tools contributed by sever....
Brazil's Bolsonaro completes cabinet with rightist environment chief

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:13:16 -0500

Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a longtime climate-change skeptic, has named a rightist lawyer with a contentious background to be environment minister in the country whose Amazon rainforest....
SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 11:08:37 -0500

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out.....