January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Science

SCIENCE FRICTION!

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, or aurora borealis, appear in the sky over Bifrost, Western Iceland. More...

Creating an ice cream flavor

It’s part of South Dakota university’s legacy

BROOKINGS, S.D. More...

Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850,000

WASHINGTON A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000, less than the $1 million price tag that had been expected, but it’s still among the most expensive genetic therapies in the world. More...

Students explore world of coding in new club

GIBSONVILLE, N.C. The “artist” — a tiny man with a giant pencil — needed to draw a stair step pattern. More...

Scientist eyes ‘health’ of Arctic living

FAIRBANKS, Alaska If one had any doubt that scientist Larry Duffy is a busy man, one need only look at his University of Alaska business card. More...

8th planet discovered in faraway system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google to announce the finding. More...

Some of Facebook’s early friends ... are now its sharpest critics

NEW YORK   Some of Facebook’s former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create.  More...

Dunlap: Dissolution ‘not a surprise’

AUGUSTA Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has issued a statement regarding the dissolution of Presidential Election Integrity Commission, of which he was a member. More...

Arctic report card: Permafrost thawing at a faster pace

NEW ORLEANS   Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing at a faster clip, according to a new report.  Water is also warming and sea ice is melting at the fastest pace in 1,500 years at the top of the world.  More...

Google in 2017

Monkey selfies, solar eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top searches

SAN FRANCISCO   Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin’s hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty’s death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And “Cash Me Outside.”  More...

Volunteers help observe weather; play special role

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Ancient penguin as big as a Pittsburgh Penguin

NEW YORK   Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The creature was slightly shorter in length and about 20 pounds heavier than the More...

Former NASA astronauts opt for space-related companies

HOUSTON Former astronaut Carl Walz, who logged 231 days in space during four flights, was trained to operate the robotic arm on the International Space Station. More...

Forest Service using latest technology for post-fire recovery in Montana

MISSOULA, Mont.   The work is only beginning for the U.S. More...

Are 3-D mammograms really better?

U.S. officials put scans to the test

WASHINGTON A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray — and now U.S. More...

Brewer orders Tesla trucks

DETROIT   Your beer could soon be delivered in a Tesla.  Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev — owner of Budweiser and other brands — has placed an order for 40 all-electric Tesla semis.  Anheuser-Busch says it’s one of the la More...

SUPER!

IN THIS PHOTO by Associated Press photographer Aung Shine Oo, the moon rises behind the Uppatasanti Pagoda in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The Dec. 3 full moon was the first of three consecutive supermoons. More...

Facebook offers Messenger app for kids

NEW YORK   Facebook is coming for your kids.  Earlier this month, the social media giant launched a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents.  The free app is aimed at kids under More...

Students developing multiple skills from robotics programs

ALPENA, Mich. Schools are becoming more involved with robotics programs. Being in robotics helps students in their classes, helps them create leadership roles and helps build a student’s work ethic. More...

YouTube out to curb those shady videos

NEW YORK   YouTube says it’s hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies.  YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says “some bad actors are exploiting” the Google-owned service to “mislead, manipulate, haras More...