The Case for Habitable Exoplanet Moons

As scientists refine their methods, exoplanets are becoming easier and easier to detect. The current count is 163 planets orbiting 97 main-sequence stars, of which only one is even remotely Earth-like. All the others are ...

Nintendo's 'Revolution' becomes 'Wii'

Japan's Nintendo announced that its new gaming console -- known during development as "Revolution" -- will be called "Wii" and will be unveiled next month.

Researchers Study Gene Regulation In Insects

Susan Brown, an associate professor of biology at Kansas State University, is interested in how evolution generates so much diversity in insects shapes and forms.

Ontario township to get gasification plant

Southgate Township officials in Canada's Ontario Province say a company has agreed to build a gasification plant that can turn garbage into electricity.

NASA: Physics teachers to go weightless

Six teams of high-school physics teachers will test experiments developed by their students aboard NASA's "Weightless Wonder" aircraft next month.

Former astronaut Robert Crippen is honored

Former NASA Astronaut Robert Crippen was honored Wednesday night during a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle's first flight.

Fragmenting Comet Won't Hit Earth

There will be no tsunamis, firestorms or mass extinctions to spoil your Memorial Day weekend. Although the Internet is rife with speculation that a fragment of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 will strike the Earth on May ...

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