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  • March for Science draws big crowds across U.S

    April 22, 2017 7:32 PM 21

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out in Washington and New York on Saturday for Earth Day events that organizers have framed as a "celebration" of science to counter a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge. The "March for Science" festivities included "teach-ins" on the National Mall and parades

  • Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

    April 22, 2017 10:38 AM 22

    A supply ship bearing John Glenn's name arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday. Astronauts used the station's big robot arm to grab the capsule, as the craft flew 250 miles above Germany. NASA's commercial shipper, Orbital ATK, named the spacecraft the S.S. John Glenn in honor of the first American to orbit Earth. It rocketed from Cape Canaveral

  • Retired Canadian astronauts weigh in on gruelling recruitment process

    April 22, 2017 8:12 AM 22

    MONTREAL - Retired Canadian astronauts say the gruelling selection process for choosing the country's new space explorers is one that is continuously evolving. Recruitment is currently underway for the fourth time as Canada looks to double its astronaut corps this summer with the addition of two new members. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is expected

  • Indonesian hobbits not related to modern human ancestor: Study

    April 22, 2017 8:10 AM 20

    Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus - an ancestor to modern humans - as has been widely believed, a study says. The researchers believe that their findings, published in the Journal of Human Evolution

  • Vancouver belugas died by toxin from unknown source: investigation

    April 20, 2017 7:27 PM 28

    A five-month investigation into the cause of death of the last remaining beluga at the Vancouver Aquarium has concluded that the whales died from a toxin, but its source is still unknown. A 21-year-old whale named "Qila" died suddenly at the Stanley Park facility where she'd spent her entire life on Nov. 16, 2016. The day after the white whale's death

  • American, Russian cheered as they reach Intl Space Station

    April 20, 2017 4:06 PM 34

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - A Soyuz space capsule on Thursday safely delivered an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station. NASA's Jack Fischer and Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin lifted off from the Russia-leased launch facility in Kazakhstan at 1:13 p.m. Thursday (0713 GMT, 3:13 a.m. EDT). They reached

  • Climate change causes glacial river in Yukon to change direction

    April 17, 2017 3:08 PM 49

    Glacier retreated so much that its meltwater switched course, in an event not documented in modern times Climate change has caused the massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in the Yukon to retreat so much that its meltwater abruptly switched direction, in the first documented case of "river piracy" in modern times. Instead of flowing into the Slims River and then north

  • Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of 'river piracy'

    April 17, 2017 3:00 PM 26

    By: Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Scientists have witnessed the first modern case of what they call "river piracy" and they blame global warming. Most of the water gushing from a glacier in northwest Canada last year suddenly switched from one river to another. In this photo provided by Jim Best/University of Illinois, taken in 2016, sections

  • Russia shows off robotic gunslinger

    April 17, 2017 7:22 AM 23

    Commentary: Russia's deputy prime minister, Dmitry Rogozin, proudly tweets video of a Russian Robocop in action. Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. As the promise of warfare wafts across the world, it's worth focusing on the future and whether the world has one. Conveniently, one of the countries

  • Enceladus' Subsurface Energy Source: What It Means for Search for Life

    April 14, 2017 10:58 AM 43

    A space mission that could hunt for definitive signs of life on Saturn's moon Enceladus looks even more enticing following the release of new evidence that a habitable environment lies under the surface of this icy world. The surface of Enceladus consists of a solid ice layer that is estimated to have an average thickness of 11 to 14 miles (18 to 22 kilometers)