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The Moon Is a Lot Wetter Than Scientists Originally Thought

The Moon Is a Lot Wetter Than Scientists Originally ThoughtIt's hard work hauling water into space. Having water on the moon would make future space missions a lot more efficient if we can get to that water.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:18:00 -0400
Melted Fuel Hunt Marks Advance in Japan's 40-Year Atomic Cleanup

Melted Fuel Hunt Marks Advance in Japan's 40-Year Atomic CleanupJapans likely discovery of melted fuel inside the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant is seen as a critical step in hastening the $72 billion, 40-year cleanup of one of the worst atomic disasters in ...

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:09:45 -0400
Time, not material goods, 'raises happiness'

Time, not material goods, 'raises happiness'Contentment comes from paying others to take on chores such as cleaning and cooking, a study says.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:42:38 -0400
'chemoWave' app helps cancer patients collect medical info

'chemoWave' app helps cancer patients collect medical infoCancer survivor Ric Grenell helped create a health app after chemo treatments

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:28:19 -0400
Why Do Humans Speak So Many Languages?

Why Do Humans Speak So Many Languages?People don't speak one universal language, or even a handful. Instead, today our species collectively speaks over 7,000 distinct languages.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:01:34 -0400
Robots, race cars and weather: Girl Scouts offer new badges

Robots, race cars and weather: Girl Scouts offer new badgesNEW YORK (AP) Girl Scouts from tiny Daisies to teen Ambassadors may earn 23 new badges focused on science, technology, engineering and math.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:05:12 -0400
Inside the tech that makes 'near-miss' air collisions almost impossible

Inside the tech that makes 'near-miss' air collisions almost impossibleSophisticated systems keep planes in bubbles of safety.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:37:56 -0400
A solar eclipse is coming to America. Heres what youll see where you live.

A solar eclipse is coming to America. Heres what youll see where you live.On Monday August 21, a solar eclipse will cut across the entire United States. Salem, Oregon (97301), is going to see a total eclipse. Downtown Los Angeles (90012) will see 62 percent of the sun blocked at the peak.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:50:02 -0400
Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to seaTwo young elephants washed out to sea were saved from drowning Sunday by the Sri Lankan navy in the second such incident off the island in as many weeks. The navy said the pair of wild elephants were brought ashore after a "mammoth effort" involving navy divers, ropes and a flotilla of boats to tow them back to shallow waters. Photos showed the elephants in distress, barely keeping their trunks above water in the deep seas about one kilometre off the coast of Sri Lanka.

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:25:10 -0400
Archaeologists Return to Legendary Birthplace of King Arthur

Archaeologists Return to Legendary Birthplace of King ArthurArchaeologists are back at the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. Last summer, researchers discovered traces of early medieval life at Tintagel in Cornwall, on England's southwest coast, where the legendary British monarch was said to have been born. It was during this time that King Arthur is said to have fought the invading Saxons.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:39:00 -0400
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