Biology

3 get Nobel prize for showing how cells sense low oxygen

Oct 7, 2019

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discovering how cells respond to differing oxygen levels, paving the way for promising strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases

Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970

Sep 19, 2019

A new study finds there are nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds flying in North American skies than in 1970

Pesticide criticized in bee deaths could also kill birds

Sep 12, 2019

Scientists studying a widely used pesticide say even small doses of the chemical can have crippling health effects on migrating birds, and it might be contributing to declines in their overall populations

Singaporean scientist among California boat fire victims

Sep 6, 2019

From veteran water polo coach to Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water

New lawsuit seeks protection zone for Northwest orcas

Aug 19, 2019

A new US lawsuit seeks to establish a "whale protection zone" for endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest

Space Exploration

NASA moves up 1st all-female spacewalk to fix power unit

Oct 15, 2019

NASA moves up 1st all-female spacewalk to this week because of power system failure at International Space Station

Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact

Oct 5, 2019

The Museum of the Bible in Washington has quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after an expert questioned its authenticity

Japan spacecraft releases rover to asteroid in last mission

Oct 3, 2019

Japan’s space agency says its Hayabusa2 spacecraft has released a small rover that will land on the surface of an asteroid as part its final mission before heading back to Earth

NASA chief says security needed to explore space safely

Sep 25, 2019

The head of NASA says space security is necessary so that the United States, Japan and others can safely explore the moon and Mars

India loses communication with its unmanned moon lander

Sep 6, 2019

India's space agency says it has lost communication with its unmanned spacecraft that was set to touch down Saturday on the moon's south pole.

Virtual Reality Technology

Virtual reality helps police learn to interact with autistic

May 24, 2019

Police officers are now using virtual reality to learn the best ways to interact with people who suffer from autism and de-escalate situations that could quickly turn awry

The Latest: Facebook takes another stab at virtual reality

Apr 30, 2019

The Latest: Facebook takes another stab at virtual reality

FCC to hold big 5G auction, spend $20B for rural internet

Apr 12, 2019

The U.S. communications regulator will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service and will spend $20 billion to bolster internet in rural areas

The Latest: Trump says America must win race to build 5G

Apr 12, 2019

President Donald Trump says the race to build 5G is one America must win

Virtual reality tour brings biblical-era Jerusalem to life

Sep 5, 2018

A Jerusalem museum is breathing life into the ancient city with a new virtual reality tour that allows visitors to experience how archaeologists believe Jerusalem looked 2,000 years ago

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