Biology

Texas governor accepts recommendation, spares inmate

Feb 23, 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has accepted the state parole board's recommendation and is sparing the life of convicted killer Thomas "Bart" Whitaker

Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

Feb 20, 2018

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles

What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

Feb 17, 2018

A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?

Feb 13, 2018

Scientists are trying gene therapy to fight HIV, the virus that causes AIDS

Valentine condom campaign urges lovers to think of animals

Feb 9, 2018

An environmental group wants couples to think of wild animals before acting like them this Valentine's Day

Space Exploration

Spacewalking astronauts finish months of robot arm repair

Feb 16, 2018

Spacewalking astronauts have wrapped up months of repair work on the International Space Station's big robot arm

Trump: Gut funding for climate science, boost fossil fuels

Feb 13, 2018

The Trump administration is targeting federal funding for studying and tracking climate change while boosting the continued burning of planet-warming fossil fuels

Trump aims for moon, pulls back on space station, telescopes

Feb 12, 2018

The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025 and private businesses running the place

Satellites show warming is accelerating sea level rise

Feb 12, 2018

New satellite research shows global warming is making seas rise at an ever increasing rate

Mars on Earth: Simulation tests in remote desert of Oman

Feb 8, 2018

Austrian Space Forum prepares for mission to red planet with four-week simulation in Oman's Marslike southern desert

Virtual Reality Technology

Intel CEO: Fixes on the way for serious chip security flaws

Jan 9, 2018

Intel CEO: Fixes on the way for serious chip security flaws

Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality's appeal

Oct 11, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: The technology has been too expensive to appeal to the masses.

Microsoft dives deeper into 'mixed reality' with VR devices

Oct 3, 2017

Microsoft is counting on virtual reality headsets made by other companies to help establish personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way to explore artificial worlds

Sports in virtual reality sounds cool, but can feel distant

Sep 14, 2017

Watching sports in virtual reality sounds cool, but it's actually distant, sort of empty and doesn't really get you into the action

Are consumers ready to give augmented reality a try?

Aug 29, 2017

"Augmented reality," the blending of the virtual and physical worlds, is getting a boost this fall as Apple enables it on hundreds of millions of devices

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