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A commercial space company has revealed the design of the lunar lander that it aims to send to the moon in 2015. California-based Moon Express unveiled the blueprint and first images of its MX-1 lunar lander today (Dec. 5) in Las Vegas, during … Continue reading
Eating right really does cost more, according to a new review study that analyzed diet and price information from 10 countries. People who eat a very healthy diet, like one rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish, end up spending … Continue reading
A group of pilot whales that wandered into a remote part of Everglades National Park in South Florida is now heading back toward the sea, according to government officials. Yesterday (Dec. 4), a group of 41 whales was found close … Continue reading
Nelson Mandela will be remembered as a beloved leader, a moral authority and an extraordinary human being. His passing at the age of 95, announced today (Dec. 5) brings both sadness and admiration for his singular achievements in the struggle … Continue reading
A new twist on an old mystery may finally settle the debate over the origin of Mima mounds, which bulge out of the ground like enormous, grass-covered bubble wrap. Mima mounds (sounds like dime-a) were named in 1841, when a … Continue reading
It seems there’s almost nothing computers can’t simulate these days: Now, a new computer program simulates human birth using 3D virtual reality. The simulator is the first of its kind to take into account factors such as the shape of … Continue reading
The children of parents who lived through the Dutch famine of 1944 had low birth weights and suffered health problems throughout their lives, and their own children were smaller and plagued by poor health as well, studies have shown. Now, … Continue reading
Venus and the moon get together for yet another celestial dalliance on Thursday (Dec. 5), and you should be able to see the pair in a blue daytime sky. This, however, will not be an exceptionally close approach between the … Continue reading
NEW YORK — Famed climate scientist and activist James Hansen has said it before, and he’ll say it again: Two degrees of warming is too much. International climate negotiators agreed in the Copenhagen Accord, a global agreement on climate change … Continue reading
A World War II-era Japanese submarine that had been captured and intentionally sunk by U.S. forces was discovered earlier this year in its watery tomb. The massive submarine, lost underwater since 1946, was found off the coast of the Hawaiian … Continue reading
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