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What Can Mackerel and a Volcano Say About Climate Change?

By Patrick Whittle | Jan 24
What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today's era of global warming?

Europe's Galileo Satellites Hit by Anomalies

Jan 23
The European Space Agency opened an investigation on Thursday into anomalies that have affected five of the first 18 Galileo satellites in orbit.

NASA to Send Spacecraft to 16 Psyche Asteroid

Jan 22
NASA is working to uncover the mystery behind an asteroid that may contain a priceless treasure trove of minerals.

Hawaii Bill Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Transportation

By Cathy Bussewitz | Jan 22
Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045.

Freeze-Dried Food and 1 Bathroom: 6 Simulate Mars in Dome

By Caleb Jones | Jan 22
Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods - with a rare treat of Spam - and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace.

NASA Study in Hawaii Paving Way for Human Travel to Mars

By Caleb Jones | Jan 19
A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.

Despite Skepticism, Teen Continues Developing Smart Gun Technology

Jan 17
An MIT freshman says he's developed a smart gun that, in theory, could save lives. But the firearms industry hasn't embraced the idea.

SpaceX Launches First Rocket Since Explosion in Florida

By John Antczak | Jan 17
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago.

Lawmakers: Utility-Scale Wind Farm Poses Security Threat

By Emery P. Dalesio | Jan 16
North Carolina legislators want the incoming Trump administration to shut down a nearly complete, $400 million wind farm they believe poses a national security threat because it's too close to a long-distance surveillance radar installation.

Peace Sign in Photos Could Put You At Higher Risk of Identity Theft

Jan 16

Spacewalking Astronauts Upgrade Orbiting Lab's Power Grid

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 14
The International Space Station's solar power grid got three more top-of-the-line batteries Friday during the second spacewalk in a week.

SpaceX Hopes for Perfect Rocket Launch After Explosion

Jan 14
SpaceX faces a crucial test Saturday with its first launch since their rocket exploded last September on a Florida launchpad.

The Hunt for Planet Nine

Jan 12
At the farthest edges of our solar system, scientists have found evidence of a ninth planet. Bill Whitaker reports.

Israel Harnessing Sunshine with World's Tallest Solar Tower

By Isaac Scharf and Alon Bernstein | Jan 7
In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates.

Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Battery Work Outside Station

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 7
Astronauts went spacewalking Friday to hook up fancy new batteries on the International Space Station's sprawling power grid.

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