NASA launches new Orion spacecraft and new era
(AP)—NASA's new Orion spacecraft zoomed toward a high point of 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) on an orbital test flight Friday, ushering in a new era of exploration that could one day put people on Mars.
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New species and surprising findings in the Mariana Trench
The Mariana Trench located in the Western Pacific near Guam hosts the deepest place on earth, and has been the focus of high profile voyages to conquer its deepest point, Challenger Deep. A recent expedition ...
Underwater excavation reveals lost Levantine village
A 7,500-year-old underwater water well that has been partially excavated from a site on Israel's Mediterranean coast near Haifa will give important insights into the Neolithic society that once lived there.
Chemists crack the chirality code
Chemists at Trinity College Dublin have cracked the chirality code. The chirality (or left/right-handed asymmetry) of amino acids presented a long-standing challenge that complicated efforts to create certain types of proteins, ...
Ku Klux Klan's lasting legacy on the US political system
The Ku Klux Klan's failure to defeat the black civil rights moment is well documented, but the group's lesser-known legacy may be its lasting impact on the U.S. political system, according to a paper published in the December ...
New technique offers spray-on solar power
Pretty soon, powering your tablet could be as simple as wrapping it in cling wrap.
New age of the Lantian Homo erectus cranium extending to about 1.63 million years ago
According to paper published online November 20 in the Journal of Human Evolution, the age of the Lantian Homo erectus cranium from Gongwangling, Lantian County, Shaanxi Province, China, is likely half a ...
CO2 warming effects felt just a decade after being emitted
It takes just 10 years for a single emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) to have its maximum warming effects on the Earth.
Image: The magnetic field along the galactic plane
While the pastel tones and fine texture of this image may bring to mind brush strokes on an artist's canvas, they are in fact a visualisation of data from ESA's Planck satellite. The image portrays the interaction ...
Mathematical description of relationship between thickness, temperature, and resistivity could spur advances
MIT researchers have discovered a new mathematical relationship—between material thickness, temperature, and electrical resistance—that appears to hold in all superconductors. They describe their findings ...
A stunning look at the cliffs of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Images from space don't get more dramatic than this. Image processing wizard Stuart Atkinson zoomed in on one of the most intriguing views yet of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, highlighting the contrasts ...