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  • Mountain-sized asteroid to closely pass Earth in 'subtle' way

    Mountain-sized asteroid to closely pass Earth in 'subtle' way
    A huge asteroid will make a near-Earth pass Monday night, giving us a preview of an event that could have our descendants sweating. Asteroid 2004 BL86, about five football fields wide, will come within 745,000 miles of Earth -- about three times as...
  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

    NASA launches Earth-observing satellite
    A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts. The satellite is on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may...
  • Cosmic inflation: Dust finally settles on BICEP2 results

    Cosmic inflation: Dust finally settles on BICEP2 results
    Reports of evidence of cosmic inflation may have been, well, overblown. When the BICEP2 team announced last year that they had found signs of cosmic inflation, the universe’s powerful growth spurt that had been predicted but that had never been...
  • ‘Gravity Ghost': The spirits moved game designer Erin Robinson

     
    THE PLAYER The hero at the core of the independent game “Gravity Ghost” is in fact an adolescent: 12-year-old Iona. […]...
  • Snapshot returns: 'Rehab Sunglasses' on repurposed multimedia gal

    Snapshot returns: 'Rehab Sunglasses' on repurposed multimedia gal
    So there’s this great piece of music courtesy of Dan O’Connor. It’s called “Rehab Sunglasses” and I’ve used this song at least twice in my documentary short work as a multimedia journalist, now for Chicago Tribune Media...
  • Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

    Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99. Townes, who had been in failing health, died...
  • Destination Mars

    Fasten your seat belts, or rather Orion's belt. That's the name used for the three stars that may be the most prominent feature of the constellation Orion in the night sky. Orion also appeared in headlines across the country and around the world the other...
  • Planetary system older than once thought possible -- 11.2 billion years old

    Planetary system older than once thought possible -- 11.2 billion years old
    The oldest planetary system ever found has been spotted by astronomers. The ancient star and five small, Earth-like planets are about 11.2 billion years old. Until now, scientists questioned whether rocky planets could have formed so long ago, just 2....
  • As Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, things start to look 'rough'

    As Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, things start to look 'rough'
    Eat your heart out, Hubble! NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is in the home stretch of its journey to Ceres and has snapped the best images yet of the dwarf planet. Grainy as they are, the new views of the 590-mile-wide world are already turning up unexpected...
  • Watch: Vampire bat robot uses its wings for walking

    Watch: Vampire bat robot uses its wings for walking
    This robot is so talented it's scary. Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have built a robot inspired by the vampire bat that can walk and fly using its foldable wings. The Deployable Air Land Exploration Robot, or DALER,...
  • Ceres in sight: NASA's Dawn spacecraft eyes mysterious dwarf planet

    Ceres in sight: NASA's Dawn spacecraft eyes mysterious dwarf planet
    It's the home stretch for NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which after a 3-billion-mile journey has finally got the dwarf planet Ceres in its sights. Now, Dawn's newest images reveal fascinating features on Ceres' surface that will only grow clearer in the...