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When I picked up the Bee the other day, I was greeted by front-page articles providing space to advocates of more almond orchards in drought-plagued California and to zealots asserting a right to refuse to vaccinate their children. In the … Continue reading →
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN)- For five years, a NASA spacecraft has drifted through the heavens, providing astronomers with the most detailed views of the sun to date. And now, following the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission’s fifth anniversary, we can share in some of the most dramatic and mesmerizing moments of the last half-decade in...
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP/KTXL)- According to the Associated Press, a NASA satellite has launched on a three-year mission to measure and map out the moisture in our soil. The Delta 2 rocket is carrying a Soil Moisture Active Passive, also called a SMAP. The SMAP, according to NASA, will produce global maps of soil...
(CNN)- The world is closer to doomsday. That’s the message from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which moved its iconic Doomsday Clock up two minutes on Thursday. The clock now stands at three minutes to midnight, the “latest” it’s been since 1984, when the Cold War between the U.S. and Soviet Union was a...
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Elon Musk’s dream of sending commuters hurtling through tubes at close to the speed of sound in a transport system he’s calling the Hyperloop is coming closer to reality. Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, tweeted Thursday that he will be building a Hyperloop test track, “most likely in...