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NASA awards $10M to Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin for hydrogen-oxygen storage tech

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture is on the top of the funding list for a newly announced round of "Tipping Point" funding from NASA for technologies that could be applied to exploration and settlement of the moon and Mars. Headquartered in Kent, Wash., Blue Origin will be awarded $10 million to conduct a ground-based demonstration of hydrogen and oxygen liquefaction and storage. "The demonstration could help inform a large-scale propellant production plant suitable for the lu...
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Look for the northern lights in the US this weekend

Much of the upper US could be treated to some celestial theatrics.
Tags: Science, News, US


The mysterious spate of vape-related deaths and illnesses continues to grow, confounding experts. Here's what officials knew and when.

The CDC said there were 805 confirmed cases of vape-related illnesses in 46 US states on Thursday. The illnesses have led to 12 deaths.
Tags: Science, Cdc, US


Artist-scientist breathes new life into ancient fossils

It measures up to 10 metres (32.5 feet) from snout to tail, has four stumpy legs and -- most noticeable of all -- boasts a jaw lined with scary, jagged teeth. It is the work of Viktor Radermacher, a South African who is half scientist and half artist.
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Shut Down DC is back and they're protesting outside EPA, Trump Hotel and Wells Fargo

Climate change activists on Friday protested outside the Trump Hotel, the EPA, Wells Fargo Bank and BlackRock in Washington, D.C.
Tags: Science, Washington, Blackrock, Wells Fargo, Trump hotel, EPA Trump Hotel, EPA Wells Fargo Bank


Officials have confirmed 12 deaths and 805 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are all the health risks you should know about.

Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.
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8 simple ways to help the birds

Bird populations in the US and Canada have plummeted by 30 percent since 1970 – here's why, and what we can do.
Tags: Science, News, US, Canada


Did the Navy Plan to Build Underwater Submarine Bases to Battle Russia?

A Cold War fantasy or a secret reality?
Tags: Science, Navy, Russia


Google and NASA campuses sit on a hazardous waste site with contaminated soil. It's part of a toxic legacy across Silicon Valley.

NASA and Google complexes in Silicon Valley are located on Superfund sites where manufacturing plants once leaked a chemical called trichloroethylene.
Tags: Google, Science, Nasa, Silicon Valley


Winemaking in the Nordics, a world away from French chateau luxe

Making wine in the Nordic countries is far from the glamour associated with Europe's famed wine chateaux: here the sun is fickle, the season is short and diehard aficionados work up more sweat than wine but climate change is helping boost harvests. Worlds away from the thousand-year-old vineyards of continental Europe, winemaker Murre Sofrakis inspects his vines on this late summer's day, his eyes intently focused on the ripening grapes as he strolls along. The 51-year-old strapping Swede with...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Mediterranean, Nordics, Skåne, Murre Sofrakis


The T. Rex had the strongest bite of any land animal ever — and new research shows the dinosaur really could crush a car

Scientists have discovered that T. rexes had rigid skulls, which enabled the dinosaurs to have the strongest bite force of any land animal on Earth.
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James Cameron wants us to stop treating the ocean like a toilet

The film director believes that ocean exploration could help us to prepare better for climate catastrophes.
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