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Science panel: Get Ready for Extreme Weather A special report issued on Friday from the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change focused on heat waves, floods, droughts, storms and other extreme weather events resulting from climate change.
Did Giant Stars Feed Blue Stragglers? Last week, scientists presented new theories on blue stragglers, stars that are bluer and brighter than other stars. The origins of how these stars formed have long confounded scientists. Astrophysicist Aaron Geller…
Updated 6:00 pm Are We Entering a New Geologic Age? Some scientists say human activity has pushed the planet into a new geologic age. It has it's own name: Anthropocene, or Age of Man. (Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen coined…
NASA To Share Telescope Cost The threatened James Webb Space Telescope, which is "perilously overbudget", may get a financial lifeline from other parts of NASA's budget, Nature News reports. As of now, the telescope is funded through the…
Darkest Planet Found: Coal-Black, It Reflects Almost No Light A Jupiter-size gas giant planet so black that it is less reflective than "the blackest acrylic paint" has been discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope. This National Geographic News…
Raffaello Cargo Module Returned to Shuttle Bay The Atlantis astronauts have loaded nearly three tons of trash and broken hardware onto the Raffaello cargo module and moved it to the shuttle's payload bay in preparation for the…
Worries About a Gonorrhea 'Superbug' Gonorrhea is becoming increasingly resistant to the only drugs used to treat it. Resistant strains of the common sexually transmitted disease have failed antibiotic treatment in two cases now -- one in Japan,…
How Intel's 3D Tech Redefines the Transistor (FAQ) Intel* announced today it will base all upcoming processors on 3D, or tri-gate transistors. This marks a move toward computers getting cheaper and faster. But we're waging that not a…
Can Fear Slow Time? When David Eagleman fell from the roof of an Albuquerque construction site, time seemed to slow down. Now 39, and an assistant professor of neuroscience at Baylor University, he is studying the brain's biological…
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