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Federal officials examine probable cause of spaceship crash

published less than 1 hour ago
Federal officials examine probable cause of spaceship crash
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is considering what caused a Virgin Galactic spaceship to break apart over the Mojave Desert during a test flight 10 months ago, killing the co-pilot and seriously injuring the pilot.

Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

published less than 1 hour ago
Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.

Samsung Looks to Bigger Galaxy for Smartphone Star

published less than 1 hour ago
Samsung is revamping one of its most important product releases of the year, underscoring the pressures the company faces as its mobile earnings take a hit from Apple and Chinese rivals.

Fallout 4: Todd Howard on loss in the post-apocalypse world

published less than 1 hour ago
Fallout 4: Todd Howard on loss  in the post-apocalypse world
Bethesda’s VP of development and its marketing head, Pete Hines, reflect on how their team constructs a devastated future America Todd Howard says he never stops thinking about the games he makes. When one Elder Scrolls or Fallout project ends, he’s already planning the next. As VP of development at Bethesda Games Studios in Maryland, the place he has worked for over 20 years, he has a comparatively small team by today’s standards – just 100 staff. But they have ... more

2015 Forbes China Best CEOs List (Full List)

published about 2 hours ago
Here’s the full list of China’s best CEOs published in the latest issue of Forbes China, the licensed Chinese-language edition of Forbes:


Hillary Clinton Lays Out Climate Change Plan

published about 8 hours ago
Hillary Clinton Lays Out Climate Change Plan
Focusing on an issue that resonates with Democrats, Mrs. Clinton set a goal to produce 33 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewable sources by ... more

Struggle to save endangered Santa Ana sucker may reach U.S. Supreme Court

published about 21 hours ago
A 20-year struggle to protect a rare bottom-feeding fish from extinction appears headed toward resolution as Inland Empire cities and water agencies are asking the ... more

Dot Earth Blog: A Rocky First Review for a Climate Paper Warning of a Stormy Coastal Crisis

published 2 days ago
Dot Earth Blog: A Rocky First Review for a Climate Paper Warning of a Stormy Coastal Crisis
A new climate study warning of abrupt coastal flooding gets dipped in the acid bath of open peer review.

Procedures Faulted in Army Lab’s Shipment of Anthrax

published Thu, Jul 23 2015 19:47 GMT
Procedures Faulted in Army Lab’s Shipment of Anthrax
The Pentagon review found no criminal or malicious intent behind the shipments from the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.

Offshore Wind Farm Raises Hopes of U.S. Clean Energy Backers

published Thu, Jul 23 2015 19:17 GMT
Offshore Wind Farm Raises Hopes of U.S. Clean Energy Backers
Supporters hope that the modest five-turbine project, the nation’s first commercial scale offshore wind farm, will propel larger efforts at clean energy.
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Pluto’s Atmosphere Is Thinner Than Expected, but Still Looks Hazy

published Fri, Jul 24 2015 21:57 GMT
Pluto’s Atmosphere Is Thinner Than Expected, but Still Looks Hazy
Even though scientists thought Pluto’s atmosphere had thickened over the last 26 years, new images show that its atmosphere is thinner and might be in ... more

NASA Unveils New Pluto Photographs

published Fri, Jul 24 2015 16:13 GMT
NASA released more photos taken by the New Horizons spacecraft on its flyby of Pluto, showing the dwarf planet in color and at a higher ... more

Kepler Data Reveals What Might Be Best ‘Goldilocks’ Planet Yet

published Thu, Jul 23 2015 11:04 GMT
Kepler Data Reveals What Might Be Best ‘Goldilocks’ Planet Yet
NASA astronomers announced the discovery of Kepler 452b, which is 1,400 light-years away and orbits a sunlike star every 385 days.

Soyuz Space Capsule Blasts Off

published Thu, Jul 23 2015 08:34 GMT
The spacecraft was launched from a Russian facility in Kazakhstan and is carrying a Russian, an American and a Japanese citizen to the International Space ... more

Failure of One Metal Strut Seemed to Doom SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

published Mon, Jul 20 2015 21:27 GMT
Failure of One Metal Strut Seemed to Doom SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket
Elon Musk, SpaceX’s chief executive, said a preliminary inquiry pointed to the failure of a single metal strip that was holding down a helium bottle ... more