| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Perhaps Lisa Taylor could have used her physics degree to work for Boeing, SpaceX, but the 24-year-old opted to become a teacher.
Even after graduating from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2011, she continued hearing form top-notch...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Glen Burnie High School art teacher Allison Butler recalled once winning a Kindle during a teacher development session, and last year she secured a $500 grant to purchase cameras for her class.
That was the extent of her prize earnings before Wednesday,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Albert "Bud" Wheelon, one of the nation's central figures in the development of the first spy satellite and later the commercial communications satellite industry, has died. He was 84.
Wheelon, who became one of California's most important technological...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14" will feature a host of community-driven gameplay enhancements that will significantly change the in-game experience and how players approach a round on the links. From swing styles and greater ball control to era...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:27 PM
When Tyren Day found success in a biology class at a city high school, he began to fix on the idea of going to college and becoming a scientist.
But for a low-income student from a minority group that is under-represented in the sciences, statistics show...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Maybe you thought it was some indecipherable math and a cat, but today's Google doodle is a playful birthday homage to Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger, a pioneer in quantum physics born on this day in 1877.
For better or worse, popular memory of...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Compact car shoppers may not be too happy when their budget-friendly car requires a $40 — or more — oil change. Automakers including Honda and Toyota are almost exclusively switching from well-known 5W-30 and 10W-30 oils to low-friction, and...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Element 115, scientists are on to you. Physicists at Lund University in Sweden announced Tuesday that they have new evidence that you exist.
Here’s what they said they know:
- You are “super-heavy.” But with 115 protons in your...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Compact car shoppers may not be too happy when their budget-friendly car requires a $40 ??? or more ??? oil change. Automakers including Honda and Toyota are almost exclusively switching from well-known 5W-30 and 10W-30 oils to low-friction, and pricier,....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:51 PM
NASA offered a peek of the first batch of images and physical data from its new IRIS solar observatory, the first detailed look at a little-understood layer of the sun sandwiched between the surface and glowing outer corona.
Researchers have just...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:20 AM
With the help of a little alcohol, scientists have discovered supposedly impossible chemical reactions in the cold reaches of space. Organic molecules like methanol are being created and destroyed in clouds of interstellar gas, thanks to a spooky...