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  • Here Comes the Sun: Spring Equinox Arrives Today in the Northern Hemisphere

    March 20, 2017 1:57 PM 37

    In mid-March, snow and ice still frost the ground and winter's grip feels as strong as ever in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. But an annual celestial alignment between Earth and the sun known as the spring equinox, which occurred today (March 20) at 6:28 a.m. ET, announced that the seasons are shifting and spring is on the way. Twice in a year, the Earth

  • Buzz Aldrin wants to take you to Mars in virtual reality

    March 20, 2017 12:16 PM 34

    NASA’s long-term plan is to get humans to Mars in the not-too-distant future, but a new virtual reality app led by Buzz Aldrin wants to give the public the chance to get an early taste of the Red Planet. Cycling Pathways to Mars has been made available on Steam and Viveport, so HTC Vive owners can download the 10-minute experience, while the developers

  • SpaceX capsule returns space station science to Earth

    March 19, 2017 2:54 PM 22

    LOS ANGELES – A SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples. The Dragon cargo ship parachuted into the Pacific on Sunday off the Southern California coast. Astronauts set it free from the International Space Station 5½ hours earlier. The Dragon flew to the space station a month ago from the same Florida launch pad used for NASA's

  • In Trump's America, climate change research is surely 'a waste of your money'

    March 16, 2017 9:47 PM 34

    If you thought President Donald Trump might be softening his views on climate change since taking office, think again. At Thursday's White House press briefing, a Trump official declared climate change initiatives "a waste of your money." As in, the single-greatest threat to life on Earth as we know it isn't worth spending a dime. Mick Mulvaney, director

  • Study: Some bed bugs climb better than others

    March 15, 2017 8:34 PM 25

    "This may affect the decision-making process on the treatment type, and eventually lead to control failure," said entomologist Chow-Yang Lee. March 15 (UPI) -- No bed bug trap is foolproof. Some bed bugs can elude the confines of contraptions set by experienced pest management professionals. That's because, according to new research, some bed bugs have superior

  • Supernova signatures could reveal universe's first generation of stars

    March 14, 2017 2:49 PM 30

    Astronomers say the next generation of super powerful space telescopes will be able to detect the exploded blue light of the universe's first stars. March 14 (UPI) -- Astronomers in Japan are searching for the universe's first stars. Specifically, scientists are looking for the deaths of the cosmos' first stars -- the earliest supernovae. For the first

  • Photos: Falcon 9 booster, minus landing legs and grid fins, poised for launch

    March 14, 2017 1:10 AM 30

    A 229-foot-tall (70-meter) SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stood on launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Monday afternoon on the eve of a scheduled blastoff with the EchoStar 23 television broadcast satellite. The two-stage rocket will fly without the four landing legs and grid fins normally carried on Falcon 9 missions. That’s because this rocket’s

  • Falcon 9 launch timeline with EchoStar 23

    March 13, 2017 3:19 PM 27

    SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral early Tuesday, heading due east over the Atlantic Ocean to deliver the EchoStar 23 communications satellite into orbit 34 minutes later. The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket is poised for launch from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:34 a.m. EDT (0534 GMT) Tuesday at the opening

  • Boaty McBoatface submarine set for first voyage

    March 13, 2017 6:22 AM 20

    The yellow submarine named Boaty McBoatface is set to leave for Antarctica this week on its first science expedition. The robot is going to map the movement of deep waters that play a critical role in regulating Earth's climate. Boaty carries the name that a public poll had suggested be given to the UK's future £200m polar research vessel. The government

  • EPA phones ring off the hook after Pruitt's remarks on climate change: report

    March 11, 2017 3:23 PM 25

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faced a massive influx of phone calls Friday after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt questioned the scientific consensus on climate change, The Washington Post reported on Saturday. The agency got so many calls that by Saturday morning, callers were left with a notification that the system’s voice mailbox was full and could