Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States. The effort could be a tough sell in a Republican-controlled Congress. Continue reading
The Department of Energy announced a $425 million budget Friday that will be allocated towards research and construction of supercomputers. A $325 million deal with IBM and Nvidia will see the creation of two new supercomputers that would claim the title of fastest in the world; with $100 million going towards the research into the future of supercomputer science.
The base of the entire Arctic food chain is hiding in the ice. Scientists are cracking open the cold Alaskan sea to understand the tiny sea algae. Continue reading
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft lander had a bumpier ride than initially thought when it tried to settle on the surface of a comet. When its landing equipment failed, it bounced twice, and is now believed to be sitting on its side, raising questions about the future of the mission. Alok Jha of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading
Why land on a comet at all if chance for error is so high? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to explain what can be gained from the Rosetta spacecraft’s mission and what we can expect from its research. Continue reading
The U.S. and China reached a historic agreement to drastically curb carbon emissions after months of secret talks. Will either side be able to deliver on the pledge? Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University speaks with Gwen Ifill about the pressures that led to the landmark plan and which other countries may be influenced to address climate change. Continue reading
The European Space Agency successfully landed a spacecraft the size of a washing machine on a moving comet — a historic first for space exploration. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on the Philae lander’s amazing touchdown. Continue reading
A recent breach by Chinese hackers gave the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration a reason to feel under the weather. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that hackers in China breached the United States’ weather network in late September through a … Continue reading