March 15 marks the 30th anniversary of the birth of the .com domain suffix, or dotcom. In the early days, companies acquired their own dotcoms and developed a marketing presence on the Internet. Check out a few of these initial efforts from Apple, Intel, Xerox and more. Continue reading
After two years of upgrades and repairs, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland fires up again this month. This time it’s moving at twice the energy, looking for dark matter and exotic new particles.
It’s hard to believe that a prehistoric sea creature the size of Shaquille O’Neal could teach us anything about a modern dust mite. But a 7-foot-long, 480-million-year-old marine animal called an anomalocaridid is an ancestor to modern arthropods , the … Continue reading
Within an hour of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated central Japan in 2011, Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital was accepting patients and acting as a refuge for throngs of survivors who’d lost everything. No broken windows. No collapsed ceilings. No flooding from the tsunami that stopped miles from the hospital’s doors. How was that possible? Engineering. Continue reading
Tonight, CNN’s Sanjay Gupta will host a documentary about our science correspondent, Miles O’Brien, and the days and months that followed the freak accident that took his left arm — and nearly his life. Continue reading
In Florida, a state that environmental scientists have agreed would be hit hard by extreme changes in climate, is not allowed to speak about these changes. At least, not by members of the Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, the state agency behind planning for these change.
After spending nearly eight years floating through deep space, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft finally reached its destination Friday, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt called Ceres. Continue reading
Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to discuss two space stories that center around the search for life and how it began. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft arrived in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, which scientists believe shows signs of life-sustaining water. Meanwhile, new research found that Mars once had enough water to cover 20 percent of the planet. Continue reading
For the first time, scientists have quantified how many heart failure-free years you add to your life if you avoid risky habits that harm your body and contribute to chronic illness. Continue reading