Genetic analysis by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Washington has found golden jackals of Africa and Eurasia are two distantly related species. —> Read More
The images show the rotation of the asteroid, named 1999 JD6, which made its closest approach on July 24 at 9:55 p.m. PDT (12:55 a.m. EDT on July 25). —> Read More
Although it won’t say how many machines are still waiting for the online updates, Microsoft said ‘we still have many more upgrades to go before we catch up.’ —> Read More
Microsoft’s Chinese ‘girlfriend app’ has become huge hit: Xiaoice listens, asks how you’re feeling and even makes jokes
Xiaoice is a Chinese chatbot with a difference. She can remember details from earlier conversations, to ask how a user is feeling about a past event, such as a break up. —> Read More
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force is involved in and closely following a SpaceX-led investigation into the explosion that destroyed an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket minutes after liftoff from Florida on June 28, a top general said on Friday.
Marine Corps claims $3.5bn F-35B fighter jet is finally ready for service even though it was outperformed by a 40 year old F-16 and lacks the software to fire its own cannons
The declaration means that the squadron of 10 F-35Bs stationed with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 in Yuma, Ariz., are ‘ready for worldwide deployment,’ the Marine Corps said in a statement. —> Read More
In the quarter-century that it’s been eyeing the cosmos, the Hubble Space Telescope has taken some pretty spectacular photos. But few are as dramatic as a new image (above) of what the space agency termed “a dying star’s final moments.”
In more down-to-Earth terms, the image shows NGC 6565, a planetary nebula in the constellation Sagittarius. Planetary nebulas are glowing shells of gas given off by old stars at the end of their lives.
And the term “moments” is perhaps a bit of a stretch, as the star’s death is unfolding over a period that will last tens of thousands of years. At the end of that span of time, the star’s light will fall off dramatically and the nebula will fade from view.
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A strange paradox is actually proof of climate change, argues a new study. Continue reading → —> Read More
The map, created by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III, found that nearly a third of the stars in our own galaxy have dramatically changed their orbits. —> Read More
A series of sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood is raising questions about the field of fetal tissue research. Companies who buy and sell such tissue defend their work.