Biology

Nevada bear biologist gets protective order against activist

Oct 15, 2018

A judge has issued a temporary protective order to keep a Lake Tahoe activist away from a state bear biologist who says the woman stalked her during a long-running dispute over the capture of nuisance bears

As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

Oct 13, 2018

A lawsuit making its way through federal court Alaska will decide whether Pacific walruses should be listed as a threatened species, giving them additional protections

Biosphere 2 legacy lives on more than quarter century later

Oct 12, 2018

Biosphere 2 was declared a failure by detractors because oxygen had to be pumped into what was supposed to be a sealed, fully self-sustaining system

Northeastern US seeks to prevent arrival of deer disease

Oct 7, 2018

Deer biologists across northern New England are dusting off their plans for dealing with an always fatal deer disease that was recently discovered in Quebec

#MeToo movement sends Hollywood figures into exile, not jail

Oct 7, 2018

The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells

Space Exploration

NASA film by Rory Kennedy revisits her uncle's challenge

Oct 11, 2018

A Discovery channel film about by Rory Kennedy about NASA's 60th anniversary revisits her uncle's memorable challenge

US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

Oct 11, 2018

A rocket failed less than two minutes after launching an American and a Russian toward the International Space Station, forcing their emergency _ but safe _ landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan

The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew

Oct 11, 2018

NASA says it's dusting off its plans for flying the International Space Station without a crew after the aborted launch of a Russian rocket taking two astronauts toward the station

India signs $5 billion deal for Russian air defense systems

Oct 5, 2018

India signs $5 billion deal to buy Russian S-400 air defense system despite looming threat of U.S. sanctions

NASA's Pluto explorer adjusts course as next icy world looms

Oct 4, 2018

NASA spacecraft that explored Pluto fires thrusters, adjusts course as its next target looms

Virtual Reality Technology

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

Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing

Aug 7, 2018

Japanese high school students produce 5-minute virtual reality experience that recreates the sights and sounds of Hiroshima immediately before, during and after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city

Ditch the joystick? Swiss develop jacket that pilots drones

Aug 2, 2018

Scientists, engineers and robotics experts at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne university have developed a jacket that allows for hands-free flying of drones

Department stores making themselves over in beauty battle

Jun 1, 2018

Department stores giving beauty aisles a makeover as specialty stores and discounters gain more of the market

The Latest: Zuckerberg striking right tone, analysts say

May 1, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is apparently striking the right tone at the f8 developer conference _ a mix of humor, seriousness and grit that is giving observers some confidence he can navigate the company out of its latest privacy scandal

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