Science

December 15, 2017 - 10:53 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX racked up another first Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off with a just-in-time-for-Christmas delivery for the International Space Station, taking flight again after a six-...
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December 15, 2017 - 10:37 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has racked up another first, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a NASA grocery run. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Friday with a just-in-time-for-Christmas delivery for the International Space Station...
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This illustration made available by NASA shows a comparison of the planets in the solar system and those orbiting the star Kepler-90. An eighth planet, Kepler-90i, has been found in the faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. This is the only eight-planet solar system found like ours _ so far. (Wendy Stenzel/NASA, Ames Research Center via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 3:29 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding. This eighth planet orbits the star known as...
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December 14, 2017 - 2:57 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding. This eighth planet orbits the star known as Kepler-90, 2,...
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December 14, 2017 - 10:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they've figured out why an Austrian who became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound fell faster than the drag of his body should have allowed. Felix Baumgartner jumped from the stratosphere 39 kilometers (24 miles) above Earth on Oct. 14, 2012, and landed...
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December 14, 2017 - 10:27 am
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A program that reduces power plant emissions in the Northeast is being eyed by states looking to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative includes nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. It has been credited with reducing carbon...
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December 14, 2017 - 12:21 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal government is recommending reducing the commercial fishing quota for butterfish by more than 40 percent in the coming year. Butterfish are small fish that are used for food and bait. They're caught along the East Coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
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December 14, 2017 - 12:17 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — The federal government is recommending reducing the commercial fishing quota for butterfish by more than 40 percent in the coming year. Butterfish are small fish that are used for food and bait. They're caught along the East Coast. The National Oceanic and...
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This Dec. 21, 2016 photo shows the eastern Sierra Nevada, with Mt. Whitney, the second-highest peak in the U.S., the largest of three pinnacles at center, near Lone Pine, Calif. Loss of water from rocks during drought caused California's Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch in height from October 2011 to October 2015, according to a new NASA study made public Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. The study also found that in the following two years of increased snow and rain, the rocks in the range regained about half as much water as was lost during the drought and the return of the weight caused the height of the mountains to fall about half an inch. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
December 13, 2017 - 8:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Loss of water from rocks during drought caused California's Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch (2.5 centimeters) in height from October 2011 to October 2015, according to a new NASA study made public Wednesday. The study also found that in the following two years of increased...
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December 13, 2017 - 10:56 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has rocketed almost all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie. The aerospace company led by Amazon's Jeff Bezos launched its New Shepard rocket Tuesday from West Texas for the seventh time. It marked the first...
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