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Vintage Apple-1 computer tops auction estimates

The Apple co-founder built the machine in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976

"One of the weirdest dinosaurs" ever discovered

Hump-backed, big-bellied dinosaur looked kind of like Star Wars' Jar Jar Binks

School incorporates coding into every class

Many industry experts say too few students are learning computer code. Beaver Country Day School in Brookline, Mass., is hoping to change that by incorporating coding into every class. Paula Ebben reports.

Russian cosmonauts race through spacewalk

published less than 1 hour ago
Two cosmonauts ventured outside and jettisoned some no-longer-needed components of the International Space Station

As Mobile Software Starts Gaining Enterprise Traction, Progress Software Acquires Telerik

published less than 1 hour ago
Enterprises are increasingly realizing that mobilizing their workforce isn’t just about giving everyone a smartphone with email access, rather it’s about building a plethora of both internally and externally facing applications – for marketing, operations, collaboration etc.


Dot Earth Blog: ‘Extreme Whether’ Explores the Climate Fight as a Family Feud

published about 2 hours ago
Dot Earth Blog: ‘Extreme Whether’ Explores the Climate Fight as a Family Feud
A new play tries to engage audiences on global warming through a family feud over fossil fuels, dying frogs and melting ice.

Southland bad air days jump in 2014; Hot, stangant weather blamed

published about 10 hours ago
Southland bad air days jump in 2014; Hot, stangant weather blamed
Hot, stagnant weather in Southern California pushed smog levels above federal health standards on 94 days in 2014, up from 88 last year, regional pollution ... more

Solar Energy Discounts Become Employee Perk in New Program

published about 10 hours ago
Originally conceived by campaigners at the World Wildlife Fund, the initiative uses bulk purchasing power to allow for discounts on home systems.

2 Senate Democrats explore how to protect coal jobs and the environment

published about 13 hours ago
2 Senate Democrats explore how to protect coal jobs and the environment
In June, Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, a defender of the coal industry, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, a champion of ... more

More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says

published about 15 hours ago
More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says
More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding ... more
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Taking Minds on a Journey to Mars

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Taking Minds on a Journey to Mars
In a dome on a Hawaiian volcano, NASA is financing a study to see how astronauts might deal with the stress and isolation of an ... more

A Comet’s Brush With Mars

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A Comet’s Brush With Mars
A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.

In 'Cosmigraphics,' Our Changing Pictures of Space Through Time

published Mon, Oct 13 2014 15:44 GMT
In 'Cosmigraphics,' Our Changing Pictures of Space Through Time
Over thousands of years, humans have tried to represent the universe in graphic form, whether in manuscripts, paintings, prints, books or supercomputer simulations.

Observatory: Other Solar Systems Don’t Play by Our Rules

published Thu, Oct 09 2014 14:56 GMT
Large planets with surprisingly sharp orbital angles can exert gravitational forces on other planets, a new study reported.

Out There: How to Make a Black Hole

published Wed, Oct 08 2014 09:15 GMT
Gamma-ray bursts are thought to be the final step by which stars sink into oblivion.