Category Archives: Science

Wild bee populations dwindle in main U.S. crop regions: study

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wild bees, crucial pollinators for many crops, are on the decline in some of the main agricultural regions of the United States, according to…

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SpaceX Falcon rocket nails safe landing in pivotal space feat

By Joe Skipper CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday with a payload of communications satellites before the reusable main-stage booster…

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NASA cancels launch of next Mars probe due to instrument leak

By Irene Klotz (Reuters) – A U.S. science satellite slated to launch to Mars in March has been grounded due to a leak in a key research instrument, NASA said…

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Shields Up! How the Earth Got a Force Field

Paul Sutter is a visiting scholar at the Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology & Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP). Sutter is moreover host of the podcasts Ask a Spaceman & RealSpace,…

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Microwavable Mantle: Physicists Nuke Mock Earth Layer, for Science

SAN FRANCISCO — Scientists have jury-rigged a microwave oven & a liquid made of food & cosmetics thickener to recreate the Earth's mantle, the mysterious middle layer of the planet….

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Take a Gander: Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count Begins

Last week marked the start of the National Audubon Society's 116th annual Christmas Bird Count, which means it's the perfect time to unleash your inner birder & take a gander…

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Flu Season Will Likely Peak in February, Model Suggests

This flu season will likely peak in February & could be a mild one, according to a new model that aims to forecast the flu in the United States this…

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Flu Season Will Likely Peak in February, Forecast Suggests

This flu season will likely peak in February & could be a mild one, according to a new model that aims to forecast the flu in the United States this…

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The Art of Science: Why Researchers Should Think Like Designers (Op-Ed)

Ayse Birsel, is an award-winning designer & co-founder of Birsel + Seck. Her work has appeared in museums including the MoMA, the Cooper Hewitt & the Philadelphia Museum of Art….

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Bigger Earthquakes May Be Coming to Nepal

SAN FRANCISCO — The terrifying magnitude-7.8 Gorkha earthquake that rattled Nepal in April is nothing compared to the temblors scientists predict could happen in the future. The shaking observed was…

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