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Next month, a new spacecraft will be launched. It's called DSCOVR - the Deep Space Climate Observatory. DSCOVR will revolve around the Sun and provide better tracking of solar storms to forecasters here on Earth...
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 8:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Thirty years ago, 37 percent of the computer science graduates were women. Since then, computers have changed the world. There are millions holding such degrees, but now only 12 percent of them are female. Reshma Saujani wants to change that...
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 8:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The earliest-known effort to successfully record the pattern of a human heartbeat goes back to the 19th Century, when a German scientist used a cumbersome apparatus that allowed him to trace pulsations on a moving strip of paper...
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 8:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
We like to name things - everything from animals to mountains to planets - to give ourselves a sense of order and familiarity. And that is why astronomers are asking for your help now in naming some features on a planet far, far away...
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 8:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
What President Obama said about Cuba yesterday came out of the blue: "We will end an outdated approach that for decades has failed to advance our interests - and instead, we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries"...
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 8:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source