A Russian billionaire has offered $100 million to fund researchers at UC Berkeley’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Research Center to find extraterrestrial life.
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz once promised “anywhere, anytime” access to Iran’s nuclear sites, known and unknown. In the end, he and the rest of the crack Obama administration negotiating team gave up on that pledge. Instead, they accepted a limited inspections system that will allow Iran to delay disputed inspections by at least 24 days. On Sunday, Moniz made the rounds of the talk shows, claiming that 24 days would be sufficient to detect whatever traces were left of nuclear activity. That is partially true, but does not actually solve the problem.
Fifty years after the US space program set out to explore all the planets in our solar system, the New Horizons probe came within 7,800 miles of Pluto, giving us the first amazing and surprising images of an ice world with unexplained geologic activity.
NASA’s v space probe has phoned home to say it’s successfully passed Pluto. There were scenes of jubilation when the space agency was contacted by the craft, almost 24 hours after it first crossed paths with the dwarf planet. Sky’s Mark
As the world turns its attention to nuclear proliferation in Iran, North Korea is denying threats that it, too, is developing weapons of mass destruction.
By next month, California, ever-eager to push the envelope on social issues, will become the first state to let transgendered people list their changed identity on their death certificates.
The tensions between Russia and America reached a new high last Thursday when a Russian official demanded an international investigation into America’s moon landing on July 20, 1969.
The scientist recently appointed to a Vatican post has called his critics, including Breitbart News, “vicious liars”.
Thailand has confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) following travel warnings issued against South Korea by Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau, as that nation struggles to limit the number of cases of the deadly disease, which takes an estimated 40% of the lives it touches.
The way the media throw around accusations of sexism you’d think it was an epidemic. Perhaps it is because the biggest perpetrators of sexism are the media.
From Slate: Polar bears have made dolphins part of their diet. For the first time, scientists have observed polar bears devouring white-beaked dolphins in the Arctic and are crediting global warming for introducing these two species to each other. “This
Following the apology from a Nobel Laureate after he claimed that “girls” in laboratories “cry when you criticise them”, Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos went on Sky News to talk about ‘Sexism in Science’.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The drug industry’s decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women.
During a wide-ranging interview with Esquire UK, actor Jake Gyllenhaal revealed he believes human behavior is impacted by the moon.
As we travel pell-mell into a “transhuman” future, one where humans physically remake themselves at will, we are now being presented with “transabled” individuals. People who want to purposefully cut off their arms and/or legs, people who want to blind themselves, and people who otherwise covet becoming disabled in one form or another should be allowed to do whatever they want with their bodies, and the taxpayer should pay for it.
Otto and Elise Hampel were German citizens living in Berlin, Germany, during World War II. They were never Nazi supporters. But the loss of Elise’s brother, killed in action in 1940, saw their resentment of Hitler transition into action against his regime. The Hampels began a stealth, anti-Nazi protest campaign.
The Pentagon had to admit, Wednesday, that it had accidentally sent live anthrax samples to nearly a dozen labs across the country and at least one overseas. They are now working with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to contain the shipments.
According to reports from Russia’s public spending watchdog agency, Roscosmos, NASA’s Russian counterpart, is experiencing a wave of corruption, resulting in about $1.8 billion worth of financial violations.
MUMBAI: India is on the cusp of developing its own reusable space launch vehicle, popularly known as a space shuttle. Isro’s 1.5 tonne vehicle resembling an aircraft is provisionally slated to make its maiden flight towards the end of July or August from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
On Wednesday, The Guardian published an article concerning possible harmful mental health effects of video games.