Viacom announces layoffs, $785M in expenses

Media giant Viacom Inc. on Monday announced a round of layoffs and restructuring that will result in it booking $785 million in special expenses in its recently ended quarter.

How to train your astronauts

Training an astronaut is no easy task. Astronauts go through years of rigorous technical, health and safety training to learn simple and complex tasks for a typical four to six month mission. They develop skills in systems, ...

Human fear of spiders draws scientific focus

A fear of spiders, arachnophobia, is in our DNA. You don't learn to freeze at the site of these creatures; you're born with the fear. Even the sight of hypodermic needles and houseflies does not trigger a similar response. ...

New magnet at Fermilab achieves high-field milestone

Last month, a new superconducting magnet developed and fabricated at Fermilab reached its design field of 11.5 Tesla at a temperature nearly as cold as outer space. It is the first successful twin-aperture accelerator magnet ...

NASA spots an eye in Tropical Cyclone Ikola

Tropical Cyclone Ikola formed quickly on April 6 and quickly strengthen to hurricane-force in the Southern Indian Ocean. NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead after the storm developed an eye.

Tropical Depression Haishen moves away from Fananu

Tropical Storm Haishen has weakened and moved farther away from the island of Fananu in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Before Haishen weakened from tropical storm status, NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured ...

Lead hokes the age

Rocks do not lose their memory across Earth history, but their true ages might be distorted: Even under ultra-high temperature metamorphic conditions exceeding 1200°C, zircon retains the lead content accumulated during radioactive ...

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