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24 February 2015, 09:36 AM ET
DARPA’s Airborne Launch Assist Space Access program (ALASA) plans to create low cost (less the 1 millions dollars per launch.) alternative for small satellite launches.
24 February 2015, 09:18 AM ET
People in snowier states appear to sleep for a little longer during winter months than those in sunnier states.
24 February 2015, 07:40 AM ET
Small satellites could hitch rides to space on an F-15 fighter jet by next year, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the agency responsible for developing new technologies for the U.S. military.
24 February 2015, 12:40 AM ET
From gingko to coconut oil to taurine, people spend too much money on supplements that just don't work.
23 February 2015, 11:21 PM ET
Beyond the genome, 3D printing is bringing a new dimension to personalized health care.
23 February 2015, 08:15 PM ET
Feeling really angry or anxious can greatly increase your risk of having a heart attack, especially if you feel so tense that you clench your fists, a new study reports.
23 February 2015, 06:07 PM ET
The connections between technology, urban trading, and international economics which have come to define modern living are nothing new. Back in the first millennium AD, the Vikings were expert at exploring these very issues.
23 February 2015, 04:35 PM ET
If children are at risk for a peanut allergy, having them eat peanut butter frequently from an early age may help protect them from developing the allergy, a new study suggests.
23 February 2015, 03:46 PM ET
An ancient papier-mâché statue of a meditating Buddha contained the body of an 11th-century monk.
23 February 2015, 03:45 PM ET
Turkish forces relocated the sarcophagus, human remains and other relics from the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of Osman I, who founded the Ottoman Empire.
23 February 2015, 03:33 PM ET
Microscopic bacteria thrive in seawater at the lowest point on Earth's surface, the Mariana Trench.
23 February 2015, 02:34 PM ET
Stephen Hawking may be getting some Hollywood love for "The Theory of Everything," a biopic about his life that earned actor Eddie Redmayne the best actor Oscar at last night's Academy Awards. But that hasn't stopped the world-famous physicist from issuin
23 February 2015, 02:30 PM ET
Things are starting to look up for the rarest big cat on the planet.
23 February 2015, 01:04 PM ET
Price, wireless connectivity, operating system compatibility, number of users and apps for selected smart scales.
23 February 2015, 01:00 PM ET
In 2007, there were only 30 Amur Leopards recorded in a census. This WWF video was captured in 2011 in Kedrovaya Pad Nature Reserve in the Russian Far East. A recent census show the population has jumped to 57.
23 February 2015, 11:53 AM ET
Famed British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking took to Facebook last night to congratulate actor Eddie Redmayne for winning the "Best Actor" Oscar at the 2015 Academy Awards for "The Theory of Everything," a biopic about Hawking's life and his debilitating
23 February 2015, 07:47 AM ET
The hair of 2,000-year-old mummies, long locks adorned with embroidered textiles, is helping researchers determine what these ancient people ate in the weeks and months before their deaths, a new study finds.
23 February 2015, 07:37 AM ET
The 2,000-year-old mummies at buried at the Paracas Necropolis in modern-day Peru likely ate corn, beans as well as plants and animals from the sea, a new chemical analysis finds.
23 February 2015, 02:40 AM ET
New guidelines for children's nutrition focus on broad diet patterns and what kids should eat, rather than what they shouldn't.
23 February 2015, 02:08 AM ET
Doing dishes by hand, rather than loading them into the dishwasher, might help stave off childhood allergies, a new study suggests.
22 February 2015, 01:20 AM ET
Snail teeth, cold weather, speeding raindrops, munchies and more — this week's cool science stories educate and entertain.
21 February 2015, 09:10 AM ET
This week brought us sensational images of strange animal hearts, a cosmicly provided smiley and even the answer to an age-old question — how many licks does it take?
21 February 2015, 07:39 AM ET
Men, take a look at your right hand. Is your index finger shorter than your ring finger? The ratio of these digits' lengths could hint at everything from personality to intellect to physiology, a number of studies suggest.
20 February 2015, 10:07 PM ET
In most situations, lethal control makes little sense — financial or otherwise.
20 February 2015, 09:29 PM ET
Big data only has value if users know how to dig through it.
20 February 2015, 06:48 PM ET
Properties, sources and uses of the element argon.
20 February 2015, 06:35 PM ET
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition that involves chronic inflammation in all or part of the digestive tract.
20 February 2015, 04:52 PM ET
In a bizarre new trend in certain circles, people are snorting chocolate powder through their noses with the aid of a machine. But some experts say the practice may be dangerous.
20 February 2015, 04:50 PM ET
A Belgian chocolatier created a device that allows people to snort cocoa powder. But is this practice wise?
20 February 2015, 04:42 PM ET
An Arctic blast sweeping across the East Coast, from Canada south to Florida, left much of the country blanketed in ice and snow this week.
20 February 2015, 04:00 PM ET
Many YouTube videos that depict drunkenness involve humor, but they often do not show the negative consequences of drinking too much alcohol, a new study suggests.