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FAA Clears Virgin Galactic For Commercial Flights
Science & Tech  (tags: Virgin Galactic, spaceport, FAA, New Mexico, commercial space travelspace, science, technology, news )

Carrie
- 59 days ago - space.com
Virgin Galactic officials have said they hope to begin commercial flights aboard SpaceShipTwo out of New Mexico's Spaceport America by the end of 2014.
Mummified Mammoth: Should We Clone This Beast?
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, cloning, ethics, interesting, mammoths, news, science )

Kayleen
- 65 days ago - csmonitor.com
A diminutive mummified baby mammoth named Lyuba, which means "love" in Russian, was found frozen in the Yuribei River in the Yamal Pennisula, Siberia. Should it be brought back to life? Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Unexpected Giant Exoplanet Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, astronomy, nasa, science, news, exoplanets, Montreal )

Michael
- 66 days ago - iflscience.com
A group of researchers from the University of Montreal have announced the discovery of an exoplanet that is 115 light years away and surprisingly, was directly imaged. It also has one of the largest orbits of any known exoplanet.
Flightless Birds' History Upset By Ancient DNA
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, flightless birds, interesting, kiwis, news, research, science, University of Adelaide in Australia )

Kayleen
- 67 days ago - sciencenews.org
This genealogical surprise is "a slap in the face" to a long-standing idea that many flightless birds evolved due to continental drift. In reality, their ancestors literally flew and mated. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Mistaken Identity: 'Sea Anemone' Is Actually New Type of Animal
Science & Tech  (tags: American Museum of Natural History, animals, discovery, DNA, interesting, news, research, science )

Kayleen
- 71 days ago - foxnews.com
The new creature, with tentacles more than 6 feet long, isn't an anemone as previously thought but rather the first known organism in a new order of animals, according to researchers. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Argentine Fossil Biggest Dinosaur Ever: Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery, environment, history, humans, interesting, investigation, news, society, world )

Frank
- 73 days ago - nydailynews.com
"The bones found would make the animal 130 feet long and almost 170,000 pounds in weight."- nydailynews.com
THE END OF FOOD?
Science & Tech  (tags: food, diet, health, research, technology, concept, humans, news, interesting, science )

Carrie
- 85 days ago - newyorker.com
Has a tech entrepreneur come up with a product to replace our meals? The Soylent dream is a strange one: a place where our food-related hopes mingle with our nightmares. If you spend enough time with Rhinehart, though, it can start to take hold.
Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma
Science & Tech  (tags: Oklahoma, earthquakes, warning, Geological Survey, science, safety, news, interesting )

Carrie
- 85 days ago - livescience.com
Mile for mile, there are almost as many earthquakes rattling Oklahoma as California this year. This major increase in seismic shaking led to a rare earthquake warning today (May 5) from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey.
New Layer-Cake Model Advances the Idea That Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Hosts Life
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, , E.T. life, Ganymede, interesting, JPL, Jupiter, Ames Research Center, news, science, space )

Kayleen
- 88 days ago - csmonitor.com
Four oceans lurk in layer-cake fashion, separated by layers of dense ice, according to researchers. Ganymede may host at least simple forms of organic life, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Smithsonian Wants Unearthed Atari Games (TEXT, VIDEO, and PHOTOS)
Science & Tech  (tags: geologists, Alamogordo, NM, Smithsonian, Atari ET video games, discovery, society, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 92 days ago - krqe.com
Geologists have just started sorting through all of the games dug up at the Alamogordo landfill Saturday. "The Smithsonian museum is interested as well as the New Mexico Museum of Space History," said Alamogordo Mayor Susie Galea.
Scientists Are One Step Closer to a Working Quantum Computer
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, Gizmos, interesting, news, NewTechnology, science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (E, technology )

Kayleen
- 96 days ago - csmonitor.com
Classical computers store information in binary digits represented by 0 or 1. A quantum computer uses qubits, or quantum bits to store information, which allows them to work far faster. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Monkeys Can Do Math, Say Scientists (+Video)
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, Harvard Medical School, interesting, monkeys, news, science, study )

Kayleen
- 98 days ago - csmonitor.com
Rhesus monkeys choose big numbers rather than small ones and perform a calculation in order to get a fruit juice reward. There is a certain way quantity is represented in their brains, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Big Meteorite Strikes in Russia -- Again!
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Meteorite, Russia, performance, environment, society, space, world, news )

Frank
- 99 days ago - nydailynews.com
Unlike the celestial object that exploded over the town of Chelyabinsk last year, this recent one injured no one on the ground, say Murmansk emergency workers.
Scientists Find Earth-Sized Planet in An Orbit Friendly to Life
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, design, discovery, humans, interesting, nasa, news, research, science, scientists, space, study, technology )

Caree
- 103 days ago - news.msn.com
For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star. The discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to finding a true Earth twin. The star, known as Kepler
'Blood Moon' Will Be a Sight to Behold During Total Lunar Eclipse
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, habitat, history, humans, interesting, nasa, news, performance, science, society, space, technology, world, moon eclipses 2014 )

Frank
- 107 days ago - cnn.com
"Tuesday's blood moon comes right on time for the Jewish festival of Passover, which commemorates the ancient Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt."- cnn.com

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