European space freighter is destroyed after mission

A robot freighter was destroyed on Tuesday in a scheduled operation after a successful mission to supply the International Space Station (ISS), the European Space Agency (ESA) said.

USA Today publisher Gannett cuts 700 jobs

Gannett, the largest US newspaper chain and the publisher of USA Today, said Tuesday it is laying off 700 employees, around two percent of its workforce.

Surprises from the ocean: Marine plankton and ocean pH

The world's oceans support vast populations of single-celled organisms (phytoplankton) that are responsible, through photosynthesis, for removing about half of the carbon dioxide that is produced by burning fossil fuels – ...

NASA to embark on last leg of Arctic sea study

The US space agency said Tuesday it is sending a team of scientists on the second and final mission of a NASA field study of how melting Arctic ice is changing the life cycles of sea creatures.

New curation tool a boon for genetic biologists

With the BeeSpace Navigator, University of Illinois researchers have created both a curation tool for genetic biologists and a new approach to searching for information.

Hipmunk travel booking lands on iPad

Hipmunk's slick travel booking service that sorts flights by "agony" and hotels by "ecstasy" landed on Apple's iPad tablet computers on Tuesday.

Where will grizzly bears roam?

The independent assessment, written by WCS Senior Conservation Scientist Dr. John Weaver, is a compilation and synthesis of the latest information on these species – and how climate change may affect them – from ...

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