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Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

IDAHO TEST REACTOR IS PIVOTAL IN US NUCLEAR POWER STRATEGY

IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho - A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly...

Huge Geminid meteor shower fireball caught on police dashcam

HUGE GEMINID METEOR SHOWER FIREBALL CAUGHT ON POLICE DASHCAM

This week brought a treat for astronomy enthusiasts: the Geminid meteor shower. The shooting stars were visible last night in areas...

 
 
 
Game of Thrones' Kit Harington Auditions for How to Train Your Dragon

GAME OF THRONES' KIT HARINGTON AUDITIONS FOR HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

DreamWorks Animation has released a fantastic sketch featuring Kit Harington from Game of Thrones and Toothless from How To Train Your...

Bio Roundup: Eli Lilly Tries Tau, Generic Insulin, NASH Cash & More

BIO ROUNDUP: ELI LILLY TRIES TAU, GENERIC INSULIN, NASH CASH & MORE

Pharmaceutical industry critics lament the cost of rare disease drugs, but some of the steepest price hikes have come on widely used...

 
 
 
Look to the sky Sunday to see the year's brightest comet

LOOK TO THE SKY SUNDAY TO SEE THE YEAR'S BRIGHTEST COMET

This month has been a good one for people wanting to see something spectacular in the night skies. The Geminid meteor shower has been...

A Sweet Sequence: Sugarcane Genome Assembly After Five-Year Collaborative Effort

A SWEET SEQUENCE: SUGARCANE GENOME ASSEMBLY AFTER FIVE-YEAR COLLABORATIVE EFFORT

It took nearly 20 years until the technology was right, and five years of hard graft by more than 100 scientists from 16 institutions,...

 
 
 
Udacity Achieves 50,000 Nanodegree Grads Amid Company Reorganization

UDACITY ACHIEVES 50,000 NANODEGREE GRADS AMID COMPANY REORGANIZATION

Udacity , a pioneer in the online teaching of IT skills, is celebrating a milestone today-50,000 students have now graduated from one...

Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity supersonic plane makes historic space flight

VIRGIN GALACTIC'S VSS UNITY SUPERSONIC PLANE MAKES HISTORIC SPACE FLIGHT

Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity supersonic plane successfully breached the edge of space during a flight today, the company has announced....

 
 
 
Aquaman Score Was Inspired by Blade Runner

AQUAMAN SCORE WAS INSPIRED BY BLADE RUNNER

Aquaman director James Wan revealed that the film's score was inspired by Ridley Scott's neo-noir sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Having...

Is Your Dog In Pain And Trying To Hide It?

IS YOUR DOG IN PAIN AND TRYING TO HIDE IT?

When it comes to dogs, pain can be hard to detect. For canine ancestors, showing signs of weakness made them vulnerable. And being...

 
 
 
NASA is finally getting the first data from its mission to ‘Touch the Sun'

NASA IS FINALLY GETTING THE FIRST DATA FROM ITS MISSION TO ‘TOUCH THE SUN'

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has already provided us with plenty of news since its launch back in August. It's gotten closer to the Sun...

2019 will be an extraordinary year in space. Here's what NASA, SpaceX, and the night sky have in store for planet Earth

2019 WILL BE AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR IN SPACE. HERE'S WHAT NASA, SPACEX, AND THE NIGHT SKY HAVE IN STORE FOR PLANET EARTH

The 2019 calendar is full of major events in spaceflight, planetary science, and astronomy. SpaceX and Boeing hope to launch NASA astronauts...

 
 
 
An ECG on your wrist: Apple's new heart-monitoring software

AN ECG ON YOUR WRIST: APPLE'S NEW HEART-MONITORING SOFTWARE

When Apple introduced the fourth iteration of its smartwatch, the big new selling point wasn't a feature we typically associate with...

Facebook and ZeniMax settle Oculus VR lawsuit

FACEBOOK AND ZENIMAX SETTLE OCULUS VR LAWSUIT

After more than four years of legal back-and-forth, ZeniMax and Facebook reached an undisclosed settlement in a suit that ensnared...

 
 
 
Why we might want the school day to start later

WHY WE MIGHT WANT THE SCHOOL DAY TO START LATER

Starting school later may have helped some disadvantaged students in Seattle get better grades, according to a new study. The research...

Pregnant women unable to quit smoking should take vitamin C pills

PREGNANT WOMEN UNABLE TO QUIT SMOKING SHOULD TAKE VITAMIN C PILLS

A new study led by Oregon Health & Science University has found that pregnant women who smoke and take a vitamin C pills daily had...

 
 
 
Eli Lilly Partners with AC Immune on Tau Blockers for Alzheimer's

ELI LILLY PARTNERS WITH AC IMMUNE ON TAU BLOCKERS FOR ALZHEIMER'S

There's at least one major pharmaceutical company that isn't giving up yet on finding an Alzheimer's disease drug. Eli Lilly is pairing...

Boron Nitride, Silver Nanoparticles Help Banish CO Emissions

BORON NITRIDE, SILVER NANOPARTICLES HELP BANISH CO EMISSIONS

NewsChemists have developed a new hybrid catalyst for carbon monoxide oxidation consisting of hexagonal boron nitride and silver nanoparticles,...

 
 
 
The Man With the Golden Liver: James Bond Definitely Has a Drinking Problem

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN LIVER: JAMES BOND DEFINITELY HAS A DRINKING PROBLEM

James Bond is many things: spy, detective, womanizer, assassin, and, according to a new study, an alcoholic. Researchers at the University...

Intel shows off its next big chip plans for ‘architecture era'

INTEL SHOWS OFF ITS NEXT BIG CHIP PLANS FOR ‘ARCHITECTURE ERA'

At the Los Altos home of Intel cofounder Robert Noyce, Intel executives, architects, and fellows revealed their plans to expand into...