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NASA probe on brink of unearthing Jupiter’s cosmic secrets

MILWAUKEE — On a clear August day in 2011, NASA launched a cube perched atop an Atlas V rocket that unfurled into a probe the size of a basketball court, complete with three whirling solar arrays.

Date: 06/27/2016 | Nation & World

Aquila the Eagle soaring in celestial sky

There’s a big bird on the rise. It’s Aquila the Eagle, one of the 65-plus constellations we see as we peruse our night skies. According to Greek mythology, Aquila was a favorite pet and an enforcer for Zeus, the king of the gods of Mount Olympus.

Date: 06/26/2016 | Life

Rotting trees linked to mysterious sand dune holes

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Mysterious holes that forced the closure of a massive dune at an Indiana national park after a 6-year-old boy fell into one and nearly died were caused by sand-covered trees that left cavities behind as they decayed over the years, researchers have found.

Date: 06/26/2016 | Nation & World

Atlas rocket launches for 1st time since March grounding

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — America’s Atlas rockets are flying again, successfully launching a communications satellite for the Navy.

Date: 06/25/2016 | Business Wire

Newly discovered ‘baby’ planets could unlock mysteries of planetary evolution

Astronomers scanning the sky for distant worlds have discovered two of the youngest exoplanets ever found. The two worlds, born around separate stars, are each just a few million years old — mere infants compared to the planets in our roughly 4.6-billion-year-old solar system.

Date: 06/20/2016 | Nation & World

Reusable unmanned rocket makes 4th successful Texas flight

VAN HORN, Texas — The private space company run by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has completed its fourth successful unmanned rocket launch and safe landing in West Texas using the same vehicle.

Date: 06/19/2016 | Nation & World

Summer to officially begin at 3:34 p.m. Monday

Even though we're already living the summer life, with kids out of schools and vacations under way, summer has still not officially arrived, at least astronomically. That happens Monday at 3:34 p.m.That's when the sun in its path among the celestial sphere reaches its...

Date: 06/19/2016 | Life

Media coverage may spur new mass murders, experts say

Among the most chilling details to emerge in the Orlando, Florida, massacre is that the killer paused during his three-hour rampage at the Pulse nightclub to search Facebook for news about it."Pulse Orlando" and "shooting," Omar Mateen typed into his...

Date: 06/19/2016 | Nation & World

How to fix plastic pollution: Turn it into fuel

Plastic pollution is a colossal environmental problem, with millions of tons of it dumped into the ocean every year. And while many nations around the world have made an effort to step up their recycling game in recent years, there’s clearly more work to be done: When it comes to plastic water...

Date: 06/19/2016 | Nation & World

International Space Station astronauts land safely in Kazakhstan

MOSCOW — An International Space Station crew including an American, a Briton and a Russian landed safely Saturday in the sun-drenched steppes of Kazakhstan.

Date: 06/18/2016 | Nation & World

Mayor to tech company: Dispatch system failures ‘unacceptable’

EVERETT — Mayor Ray Stephanson heard about the dispatching failures during Everett's recent three-alarm warehouse fire, and he's not happy.Stephanson on Wednesday sent a pointed letter to New World, the technology company responsible for Snohomish County's balky...

Date: 06/16/2016 | Local News

NASA spacecraft barreling toward Jupiter for July 4 meetup

LOS ANGELES — A NASA spacecraft is on track to rendezvous with Jupiter after a nearly five-year journey.

Date: 06/16/2016 | Nation & World

Scientists oppose offshore drilling in Arctic

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Nearly 400 scientists have signed a letter urging President Obama to eliminate the possibility of Arctic offshore drilling in the near future by taking the Arctic Ocean out of the next federal offshore lease sale plan.The scientists include Jane...

Date: 06/16/2016 | Nation & World

SpaceX rocket crashes in latest attempt at barge landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After three successes, a leftover SpaceX rocket booster crashed Wednesday while trying to land on an ocean barge.The attempt came minutes after the Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched two satellites from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Date: 06/15/2016 | Business Wire

Scientists detect gravitational waves for second time

They’ve done it again. Scientists using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory have detected a second collision between two black holes that sent telltale ripples through the cosmos.

Date: 06/15/2016 | Nation & World

Russia denies DNC hack and says maybe someone ‘forgot the password’

MOSCOW — When Russia faces uncomfortable accusations from abroad, the Kremlin normally lashes back with official declarations and scornful comments on state television.

Date: 06/15/2016 | Nation & World

Software delayed 2nd fire responders to Everett blaze

EVERETT — The firefighters knew they needed backup.The burning warehouse at 101 E. Marine View Drive was full of junk, and the fire was growing.Within minutes of arriving on scene, the Everett crews asked emergency dispatchers to upgrade the response to a...

Date: 06/14/2016 | Local News

It’s time to marvel at the ringed wonder

There’s lately been a lot of stargazing talk about Mars. It’s been as close to Earth as it’s been since 2005, and with that distinctive reddish hue, there’s no way you can miss it in the early low southeast sky. It’s only 47 million miles away — close for Mars. Without a doubt it’s the brightest...

Date: 06/12/2016 | Life

Elon Musk provides details on 'mind blowing' mission to Mars

Ever since Elon Musk founded a start-up space company 14 years ago, the goal has always been the same: Establishing a colony on Mars. Now he's finally beginning to reveal how he plans to get there.Starting as soon as 2018, Musk's SpaceX plans...

Date: 06/10/2016 | Business Wire

Ancient Greek astronomy computer deciphered

ATHENS, Greece — When you're trying to fathom a mangled relic of very old hi-tech, it helps to have the manufacturer's instructions.For more than a century since its discovery in an ancient shipwreck, the exact function of the Antikythera Mechanism — named after...

Date: 06/10/2016 | Nation & World

Periodic table elements named for Moscow, Tennessee

NEW YORK — You’ll soon see four new names on the periodic table of the elements, including three that honor Moscow, Japan and Tennessee.The names are among four recommended Wednesday by an international scientific group. The fourth is named for a Russian scientist.

Date: 06/09/2016 | Nation & World

Fossils are linked to early ‘Hobbits’

Buried 6?½ feet beneath volcanic rock on the Indonesian island of Flores, scientists have found the fossilized remains of a petite hominin that lived 700,000 years ago.The discovery, described Wednesday in two papers in Nature, consists of just six tiny teeth and a...

Date: 06/09/2016 | Nation & World

New fossils push ‘hobbit’ story back to 700,000 years ago

NEW YORK — Scientists say new fossil finds on an Indonesian island have revealed ancestors of the “hobbits,” our extinct, 3½ -foot-tall evolutionary cousins that gained fame more than a decade ago after their remains were found in a cave there.

Date: 06/08/2016 | Nation & World

Operation helps others, too

Doctors removed part of Alden Bernate’s brain when he was young

Date: 06/08/2016 | Local News

WSU in Everett students surprise in Mars rover competition

Maybe we should start thinking of it as the crimson planet.Engineering Club students at Washington State University in Everett headed to Utah last weekend to compete in a Mars rover challenge.And compete they did.The team took second place in the...

Date: 06/07/2016 | Business

Astronauts enter world’s first inflatable space lodge

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The world’s first inflatable space habitat is now open for business.

Date: 06/06/2016 | Business Wire

Coast Guard icebreaker to set out this week for new project

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard icebreaker Healy will set out from Seattle this week to begin a new research mission in the Arctic Ocean.

Date: 06/05/2016 | Northwest

Chronic marijuana use about as bad for your health as not flossing

Long-term marijuana use is not associated with a raft of physical health problems, according to a new study, with one surprising exception: gum disease.

Date: 06/05/2016 | Nation & World

King Tut’s dagger was of ‘extraterrestrial origin’

King Tutankhamun, the ancient Egyptian pharaoh, was entombed with a dagger made from metal mined from a meteor, according to a new scientific study.The iron dagger was found within Tutankhamun's sarcophagus, whose discovery in Luxor in 1922 prompted a wave of global interest...

Date: 06/04/2016 | Nation & World

‘Despair’ cuts into white life expectancy

NEW YORK — Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism — labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert — are cutting the lives of white Americans short by nearly a half a year on average.Increases in these types...

Date: 06/03/2016 | Nation & World


Applaud: Student work on displaySee what Everett School District students are learning at an Innovation Expo, set for 5 to 8 p.m. June 6 at Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave.You will find the traditional STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)...

Date: 06/03/2016 | Local News

Cosmic curveball: Is the universe expanding even faster?

WASHINGTON — Astronomers thought they had a handle on how the universe ticks, but the cosmos may be toying with them.

Date: 06/03/2016 | Nation & World

SpaceX chief Elon Musk predicts people on Mars in 9 years

RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif. — SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says if things go according to plan people will be on Mars just nine years from now.

Date: 06/03/2016 | Nation & World

Mysterious malware can dupe industrial plant operators

A group of researchers discovered a rare instance of malicious computer software cleverly designed to mask the disruption of an industrial machine that’s being used, for instance, at an energy or chemical plant.

Date: 06/03/2016 | Business Wire

Ready for the Red Planet

Everett WSU engineering students build Mars rover

Date: 06/01/2016 | Business

A busted Maya theory unearths a media flaw

It was a good story while it lasted: A 15-year-old boy discovered a lost city by theorizing that a modern star map would correlate with ancient Maya settlements. It seemed to fit the common understanding of the Maya as peaceful stargazers, centuries ahead of their time in astronomical...

Date: 05/29/2016 | Commentary

NASA successfully inflates new space station room

CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. — NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world's first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts.The operation took much longer than expected, stretching over three days in all.

Date: 05/28/2016 | Nation & World

Space probe confirms chemicals of life in comet’s halo

BERLIN — Scientists have found further evidence supporting the theory that some of the building blocks for life might have come to Earth from outer space.

Date: 05/28/2016 | Nation & World

SpaceX lands another rocket stage on floating platform

Maybe one day it will be routine — so boring, as Elon Musk has said, that it will no longer be newsworthy. But for now his attempts to launch and then land rockets are still dramatic, as exciting as sporting events. On Friday evening, SpaceX pulled off another stunning landing, on...

Date: 05/28/2016 | Nation & World

Cellphone link to cancer stirred up by report on rat study

Research in rats is re-igniting the long-running debate over whether mobile-phone use can cause cancer.

Date: 05/27/2016 | Nation & World

Many decide to take Social Security before full retirement age

CHICAGO — Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...

Date: 05/27/2016 | Nation & World

Superbug doctors have been dreading just reached U.S.

For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean "the end of the road" for antibiotics.

Date: 05/26/2016 | Nation & World

Terrorist? Pedophile? Start-up says it can find them by analyzing faces

An Israeli start-up says it can take one look at a person's face and realize character traits that are undetectable to the human eye.Faception said it's already signed a contract with a homeland security agency to help identify terrorists. The company said its technology...

Date: 05/26/2016 | Nation & World

U.S. classrooms can connect to orcas in the San Juans

GCI, a leading managed technology service provider, today announced that it will help connect students in grades 3-5 throughout the U.S. to orcas that frequent the waters near Washington’s Lime Kiln Point State Park through an interactive distance learning event. Classrooms will be able to...

Date: 05/23/2016 | Northwest

Mars hasn’t been this close since 2005

Since March I’ve been getting frequent inquiries about a bright red “star” in the low southwest sky just before morning twilight. Lately I’ve also heard about a really bright red “star” rising in the southeast shortly after sunset. In both cases it’s no star, but Mars, one of our next-door...

Date: 05/22/2016 | Life

Where you live can affect how you will die

WASHINGTON — Drinking is more likely to be the cause of death in much of the Southwest than in other parts of the country. In parts of Appalachia and New England, it’s a drug overdose. Suicide by gun stands out as disproportionately lethal in parts of Alaska and the Upper Midwest.

Date: 05/22/2016 | Nation & World

Space shuttle tank to be hauled to L.A. museum

LOS ANGELES — A massive space shuttle external propellant tank will be squeezed through the streets of Los Angeles to join a display of the retired orbiter Endeavour at the California Science Center.

Date: 05/21/2016 | Nation & World

Poll: Two-thirds in U.S. would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis

NEW YORK — Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years after the Great Recession, Americans' finances remain...

Date: 05/20/2016 | Business Wire

564 will soon be the newest area code for western Washington

OLYMPIA — Washington state is getting a new area code next year.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Northwest

Mars, Earth, sun line up perfectly in sky this weekend

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Last week, Mercury stole the show. Now it’s Mars’ turn.On Sunday morning, Mars, Earth and the sun will line up perfectly in the sky. This once-every-two-years event is called Mars opposition. That’s because Mars and the sun will be on opposite sides of Earth.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Nation & World

President Obama honors UW scientist with Medal of Science

SEATTLE — President Obama is giving the National Medal of Science to a University of Washington scientist credited with connecting a gene mutation with breast cancer.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Northwest

Mount St. Helens monitoring ongoing 36 years after eruption

MOUNT VERNON — Thirty-six years after a deadly volcanic eruption at Mount St. Helens, the United States Geological Survey is still closely monitoring the volcano and others in the state.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Northwest

Girls outperform boys in test of tech-engineering literacy

A new study shows that eighth-grade girls are better than boys at thinking through problems and using technology to solve them.Overall, it’s a skill that about 43 percent of eighth-graders sufficiently possess.

Date: 05/17/2016 | Nation & World

Startup wants to put robot truckers on U.S. highways

To many, that might seem a frightening idea, even at a time when a few dozen of Google’s driverless cars are cruising city streets in California, Texas, Washington and Arizona.

Date: 05/17/2016 | Business Wire

International Space Station makes 100,000th orbit of Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It’s 100,000 laps around Earth and counting for the International Space Station.

Date: 05/16/2016 | Nation & World

Big Dipper, if not rain, dumps on us

Now that we’re well into spring you can easily see the Big Dipper at the start of evening, suspended upside down, high above the northern horizon. In fact it’s nearly overhead. If you’re facing north it looks like the Big Dipper is pouring its celestial magic onto to our part of the Earth.

Date: 05/15/2016 | Life

Citizen scientists

How you can help gather data on local species

Date: 05/15/2016 | Explore NW

Newton's law of hysterics

NASA team makes science fun for Granite Falls students

Date: 05/10/2016 | Local News

Researchers say computer screens change how you think about what you read

You probably spend a lot of time staring at screens -- but all that computer time may be making you miss the big picture, new research has found.

Date: 05/09/2016 | Business Wire

Comb evening sky for heavenly locks of hair

Stargazing is always a lot of fun year-round, but if there’s a slow time of year, this is it. The spring constellations just don’t have the razzmatazz that the winter ones do. That’s easy to prove. As soon as it’s dark enough, and that’s not until about 9:30 or so these nights, you’ll see what’s...

Date: 05/08/2016 | Life

Starfish babies return in droves after massive die-off

Droves of baby starfish are returning to Oregon and Northern California's shores after a wasting disease decimated whole populations of the creatures over the past two years along the West Coast.Data collected by Oregon State University researchers shows an unprecedented...

Date: 05/07/2016 | Nation & World

The Wenas Mammoth was — and is — a big undertaking

SELAH — He was a civil engineer. She taught job skills to community college students. They called their small wheat and cattle farm in the Wenas Valley “a labor of love,” their gentle way of saying it was never going to make them rich.Doug and Bronwyn Mayo had a simple life.

Date: 05/07/2016 | Northwest

SpaceX lands rocket at sea for 2nd time

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite.

Date: 05/07/2016 | Business Wire

Ministers torpedo ‘Boaty McBoatface’

Boaty McBoatface, the runaway winner in a U.K. poll to name a scientific research vessel, was discarded by ministers who opted instead to call the ship after David Attenborough, the television presenter famed for his natural history documentaries.

Date: 05/06/2016 | Nation & World

SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite.

Date: 05/06/2016 | Nation & World

Fiat CEO: Self-driving cars could be on roads in 5 years

WINDSOR, Ontario — Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says working with Google convinced him that self-driving technology is closer than he thought and could be on the road in five years.

Date: 05/06/2016 | Business Wire

Astrophysicist publishes book exploring the universe

CENTRALIA — While Bill Nye the Science Guy is rarely, if ever, seen without a bowtie, Toledo theoretical astrophysicist Ethan Siegel prefers his ensembles to include a kilt.

Date: 05/06/2016 | Northwest

Mercury a black speck as it makes rare transit of sun Monday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Earthlings are in for a treat Monday as Mercury makes a relatively rare transit of the sun.

Date: 05/06/2016 | Nation & World

GOP states benefit from shift to wind, solar energy

WASHINGTON — If there’s a War on Coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning.

Date: 05/06/2016 | Nation & World

Minimum wage hikes were followed by employment increases

An incredibly simplistic argument breaks out every time liberal groups push to raise the federal minimum wage. We’ll lose jobs, opponents say. No we won’t, supporters say.

Date: 05/05/2016 | Business Wire

Planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Nation & World

Physicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up

GENEVA — Was it a blip, or a breakthrough?

Date: 05/02/2016 | Nation & World

It’s now the late show for May star watchers

For astronomy buffs, the chilly nights of winter are gone, but honestly so is some of the thrill.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Life

Crow magnum

As thousands darken the sky, researchers descend on Bothell

Date: 05/01/2016 | Local News

Future of search and rescue might rely on new drone

Every year, Switzerland responds to about 1,000 backcountry search-and-rescue emergencies — hikers injured in falls, thrill-seekers who’ve gone missing, campers stranded by rock slides or floods.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Nation & World

U.S. oil field linked to global uptick in air pollution

WASHINGTON — An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.

Date: 04/30/2016 | Nation & World

Weasel knocks out world’s largest atom smasher

GENEVA — It’s one of the physics world’s most complex machines, and it has been immobilized — temporarily — by a weasel.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Off the Wire

Fiat Chrysler, Google in self-driving car partnership talks

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler and Google's self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership.The talks were confirmed Thursday by a person familiar with the discussions. The person asked not to be named because the discussions are private.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Business Wire

Ford plans long-range electric car to compete with Tesla, GM

Ford plans to introduce a long-range electric vehicle to compete with battery-powered models coming from Tesla Motors and General Motors that would go 200 miles or more on a charge.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Business Wire

Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facility

MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Business Wire

Global warming could deplete the oceans’ oxygen levels

In the long list of troubling climate change scenarios, there’s one that gets relatively little attention, but definitely has enormous potential consequences.It goes like this:

Date: 04/28/2016 | Nation & World

Crash victim sues Snapchat overs its speed-of-travel filter

Christal McGee was behind the wheel of her father’s white Mercedes, 18-years-old and on her way home from work on a Thursday night in September 2015, when she pulled out her phone and opened the app.

Date: 04/28/2016 | Nation & World

SpaceX says it could fly to Mars by 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX announced plans Wednesday to land a spacecraft on Mars as soon as 2018, an extraordinarily ambitious plan under an very tight timeline. In a statement NASA said it would help.SpaceX made the announcement on Twitter, saying the landing would "inform...

Date: 04/27/2016 | Business Wire

NASA astronauts get a little ‘driver’s ed’ training at Boeing

ST. LOUIS — It starts here in a warehouse by the airport. A couple of NASA astronauts in their blue flight suits, sitting at a touch screen display, taking the first training steps toward the real flights scheduled to happen more than a year from now.

Date: 04/27/2016 | Business

Hubble telescope finds tiny moon orbiting dwarf planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Chalk up a moon for the icy dwarf planet Makemake.

Date: 04/26/2016 | Nation & World

Scientists just lost a key tool to observe melting Arctic

Earlier this month, a U.S. satellite known as F17 — which was primarily used for meteorological measurements — experienced operational failures that compromised the integrity of its data. And while there are similar satellites in orbit that can take over the data collection for now, they’re old...

Date: 04/25/2016 | Nation & World

Helpful and cute forecasting app

A good weather app can be hard to find.

Date: 04/24/2016 | Life

After Charles Darwin, Galapagos finches are still evolving

When Charles Darwin watched his famous finches flit about the craggy cliffs and lush forests of the Galapagos, he observed that something essential was at work in this remote part of the Pacific — some force of nature that, over the course of millennia, pushed each type of bird to...

Date: 04/24/2016 | Nation & World

Discovery sheds light on powerful female pharaoh

Hatshepsut was no ordinary Egyptian ruler.After her husband died, Hatshepsut didn't just keep the "throne" warm for her stepson to come of age. She became a pharaoh in her own right, and in doing so, became one of ancient Egypt's first female rulers. While there...

Date: 04/24/2016 | Nation & World

Tourists to flock to Wyoming for Great American Eclipse

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Where's the best place to watch next year's eclipse? If you're thinking the grand open spaces of Wyoming, you have plenty of company.Hotel rooms across the Cowboy State are going, going, gone, well over a year before the arrival of the first total...

Date: 04/23/2016 | Business Wire

Senate energy bill powered by compromise

The timing is coincidental but no less appropriate: During National Parks Week and a couple of days before today's observance of Earth Day, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive energy bill that accomplishes more than any previous energy legislation in nearly a decade.

Date: 04/22/2016 | Editorials

If the truth is out there, do we want to find it?

Are we alone in the universe? Should we even try to find out?

Date: 04/22/2016 | Web Monkey

World’s largest study of autism and genes begins

Scientists funded by the Simons Foundation Research Initiative on Thursday announced the launch of an online research initiative that aims to gather DNA and other information from 50,000 people with autism and their family members.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Nation & World

Boy, 2, fatally shoots himself with gun in mother’s purse

A 2-year-old Indiana boy fatally shot himself Wednesday evening after finding a gun in his mother’s purse, authorities said.The boy retrieved the gun when his mother “momentarily stepped away,” leaving her purse on the kitchen counter, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Nation & World

Virgin Galactic returns to Spaceport America for exercises

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It was nothing but clear, blue skies as the sleek, jet-powered cargo plane approached the runway at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico, only to briefly touch down and then thrust off again.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Business Wire

New dinosaur theory: 50 million years of whimpering, then a bang

What killed the dinosaurs? It’s a question scientists are still trying to answer, and the case isn’t going to be closed anytime soon. But a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides a new twist: According to the new research, dinosaurs may have been on a...

Date: 04/19/2016 | Nation & World

Study: Dinosaurs were declining long before asteroid hit

NEW YORK — Dinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Nation & World

Exploring Jupiter’s 4 biggest moons

I know you’ve seen it: that super-bright star beaming in the southeast sky as soon as darkness sets in. Except that’s no star; it’s Jupiter, the big guy of our solar system.

Date: 04/17/2016 | Life

Golden age of space travel may lie ahead

A symposium on space this past week was abuzz with talk of a new golden age of space travel.

Date: 04/16/2016 | Nation & World

EPA issues large upward revision to U.S. methane emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a major upward revision to its estimates of total emissions of methane, a hard-hitting if short-lived greenhouse gas, in an annual inventory that the agency submits to the United Nations. The revisions will further up the stakes in a political battle...

Date: 04/15/2016 | Nation & World

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