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Pandas search high and low to get their fill of different bamboos

published about 7 hours ago
Pandas search high and low to get their fill of different bamboos
Chinese and Australian scientists find pandas migrate long distances to maintain a balanced diet which helps them breed Continue reading...

This free mod makes Watch Dogs look more gorgeous than ever before

published about 7 hours ago
This free mod makes Watch Dogs look more gorgeous than ever before
Watch Dogs is one of the best games of the year and a decent showcase title for the new generation consoles, but it still doesn’t stand up to the seemingly professionally doctored demo from E3 2012. What we saw two years ago was a game that looked more stunning than just about anything else on the market — the reality wasn’t quite as impressive. Now, just two months after the game’s release, PC modder Federico Rojas (aka TheWorst) has released ... more

Henry Hartsfield Jr. Is Dead at 80; Flew, With Fortune, on 3 Shuttles

published about 7 hours ago
Henry Hartsfield Jr. Is Dead at 80; Flew, With Fortune, on 3 Shuttles
Mr. Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours in space, flew on the Columbia and the Challenger before they met disaster.

Amazon Fire Phone Review: Full of Gimmicks, Lacking Basics

published about 8 hours ago
The phone offers innovations compared with Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy, but it also has battery and app issues.


Hearings on Water Permits for Indian Point

published about 7 hours ago
Department of Environmental Conservation opened hearings on renewing water quality permits for the Indian Point nuclear reactors

An Exaltation of Moths, Much-Maligned Kin of the Butterfly

published about 8 hours ago
An Exaltation of Moths, Much-Maligned Kin of the Butterfly
Enthusiasts gathered in the Meadowlands around black-lighted sheets on Monday as part of National Moth Week.

U.S. Military Is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan

published about 8 hours ago
U.S. Military Is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan
The United States military spent millions on garbage incinerators in Afghanistan, but they went unused in favor of open burn pits, a report from a ... more

Washington Mudslide Report Cites Rain, but Doesn’t Give Cause or Assign Blame

published about 10 hours ago
Scientists said that record-setting rains in the weeks before the landslide that killed 43 people in March in Oso, Wash., had clearly played a role, ... more

L.A. County supervisors order agencies to scale back water use

published about 14 hours ago
L.A. County supervisors order agencies to scale back water use
Los Angeles County's board of supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to order restrictions on water use for its government operations, following a state directive to Californians ... more
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Henry Hartsfield Jr. Is Dead at 80; Flew, With Fortune, on 3 Shuttles

published about 7 hours ago
Henry Hartsfield Jr. Is Dead at 80; Flew, With Fortune, on 3 Shuttles
Mr. Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours in space, flew on the Columbia and the Challenger before they met disaster.

More Eyes on the Skies

published 1 day ago
More Eyes on the Skies
Construction is starting on several gargantuan observatories, mostly in Chile, the most ambitious spree of telescope-making in the history of astronomy.

Out There: Stalking the Shadow Universe

published Wed, Jul 16 2014 07:00 GMT
It has long been theorized that it is dark matter that provides the scaffolding for stars and galaxies. Now, scientists are using computer simulations to ... more

Would-Be Rescuers of Zombie Spacecraft Had Previously Solved a NASA Mystery

published Tue, Jul 15 2014 16:06 GMT
A project by Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing involved the rescuing of magnetic tapes from five robotic craft photographing the moon’s surface.

Observatory: Recreating Mars in a Lab, and Finding Water

published Mon, Jul 14 2014 15:14 GMT
An astrobiologist who noticed globules that might have been water on a Mars lander in 2008 demonstrates that small amounts of water may be forming ... more