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In this undated file photo released in June 2003 provided by NASA STS-107 crew members pose aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Challenger, Columbia Wreckage on Public Display for 1st Time

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center in Florida features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 astronauts killed in flight....


  • Review: 5 Ways Windows 10 Fixes Annoyances in Predecessor

    With Wednesday's update, Windows no longer feels jarring, as though I'm using two different computers at once...

  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak speaks during the digital festival TagDF in Mexico City. Scientists and tech experts including Wozniak Stephen Hawking warned of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. Scientists Worry about Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence

    Scientists and tech experts - including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.In an open letter with hundreds of signatories, the experts argued that if any major military power pushes ahead with development of autonomous weapons...

  • In this April 10, 2015 file photo, a customer handles an Apple Watch at an Apple store in Sydney. U.S. retailer Best Buy Co. says it will sell the Apple Watch at 100 of its stores and on its website beginning Aug. 7 Apple Watch will be Sold at Some Best Buy Stores

    The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season. Best Buy Co. says it will sell the Apple Watch at 100 of its stores and on its website on August 7. Another 200 Best Buy stores will offer the smartwatch before the end of the year....

  • Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking sits in front of a presentation image during a press conference in London, Monday, July 20, 2015. Stephen Hawking Fields Questions on Artificial Intelligence

    Have a question about artificial intelligence and think theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is the man to ask? Hawking is giving the Internet-going public a rare chance to pose direct questions to him on Reddit, the user-powered news and discussion forum....

  • Construction Begins on Nation's First Offshore Wind Farm

    Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island. It hopes to power 17,000 homes as early as next year...

  • University researchers are helping federal forest and range managers expand the use of cameras to spot wildfires at Lake Tahoe to the tops of mountains in remote parts of northeast and central Nevada Wildfire Watching: Rangers in Towers are Out, Cameras are In

    For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire. Now, scientists in Nevada and California are helping federal land managers develop technology to expand a network of high-definition cameras to do the job...

  • This image made available by NASA on Friday, July 24, 2015 shows Pluto made by combining several images from two cameras on the New Horizons spacecraft. The images were taken when the spacecraft was 280,000 miles (450,000 kilometers) away from Pluto. Conditions on Pluto: Incredibly Hazy with Flowing Ice

    Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice. The team responsible for the New Horizons flyby of Pluto last week released new pictures Friday of the previously unexplored world on the edge of the solar system...
      

  • This artist's rendering made available by NASA on Thursday, July 23, 2015 shows a comparison between the Earth, left, and the planet Kepler-452b. NASA Scientists Discover ‘Close Cousin’ to Earth

    Scientists have identified a "close cousin" to Earth that's orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life. "It is the closest thing that we have to another place that somebody else might call home," said Jon Jenkins from NASA's Ames Research Center in California....

  • Could Twitter Stop the Next Terrorist Attack?

    Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials...

  • YouTube Makes Virtual Reality Push with 360-Degree 3-D

    YouTube says it's making a further push into virtual reality, promising to add 3-D support for videos that play back in its 360-degree format. Thursday's announcement comes a day after the debut of the first online 360-degree ad, a commercial for Bud Light...

  • The Soyuz-FG booster rocket with the space capsule Soyuz TMA-14M is launched to the International Space Station from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, in Kazakhstan, early Thursday, July 23, 2015. Russian Capsule Docks with International Space Station

    A Soyuz space capsule carrying a Russian, an American and a Japanese docked smoothly Thursday with the International Space Station. The capsule connected to the orbiting laboratory about 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth at 0245 GMT....

  • USDA: Bird Flu Vaccine Works on Chickens; Testing on Turkeys

    Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday....

  • Fossil collector Curvin Metzler, left, who discovered the elasmosaur fossil, and Earth Sciences Curator Patrick Druckenmiller examine the spot where bones were found sticking out of the cliff in the Talkeetna Mountains in Alaska. Collector Finds Marine Reptile Fossil in Mountains of Alaska

    Researchers have confirmed the discovery of a marine reptile fossil in the Talkeetna Mountains, the University of Alaska Museum of the North announced Wednesday. Fossil bones of an elasmosaur (ee-LAZ'-moh-sohr), a type of plesiosaur (PLEE'-see-oh-sohr), were found by Anchorage-based fossil collector Curvin Metzler....

  • Hennepin Co. Creates Map of Places to Cool Down this Summer

    Hennepin County officials have created an online map and smartphone app showing places where community members can escape the heat. The county says about 175 Americans died each year from complications from overheating, especially vulnerable populations like young children, seniors and those who are sick or overweight...

  • A strand of DNA Study: DNA Reveals New Wrinkle about Settlement of Americas

    Scientists have discovered a previously unknown source of ancestry for some native peoples in Brazil, suggesting a new wrinkle in the story of the settlement of the Americas. The finding does not change the broad outlines of what scientists believe: that the Americas were settled by people who crossed a now-submerged land bridge...








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