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Musk's Company Aims to Soon Test Brain Implant in People

Musk's Company Aims to Soon Test Brain Implant in People

By Laura Ungar | Dec 2, 2022

Tech billionaire Elon Musk said his Neuralink company is seeking permission to test its brain implant in people soon.

Viewers Flock to Watch Glowing Lava Ooze from Hawaii Volcano

Viewers Flock to Watch Glowing Lava Ooze from Hawaii Volcano

By Caleb Jones, Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, and Andrew Selsky | Dec 1, 2022

The world's largest volcano oozed rivers of glowing lava Wednesday, drawing thousands of awestruck viewers who jammed a Hawaii highway that could soon be covered by the flow.

Holocaust Survivors Offered DNA Tests to Help Find Family

Holocaust Survivors Offered DNA Tests to Help Find Family

By Deepti Hajela | Nov 30, 2022

The New York-based Center for Jewish History is launching the DNA Reunion Project, offering DNA testing kits for free through an application on its website.

China Rocket Taking 3 to Space Station to Blast off Tuesday

China Rocket Taking 3 to Space Station to Blast off Tuesday

Nov 29, 2022

A rocket carrying three astronauts to finish building China's space station will blast off Tuesday amid intensifying competition with the U.S., the government said Monday.

NASA Capsule Buzzes Moon, Last Big Step Before Lunar Orbit

NASA Capsule Buzzes Moon, Last Big Step Before Lunar Orbit

By Marcia Dunn | Nov 22, 2022

NASA's Orion capsule reached the moon Monday, whipping around the far side and buzzing the lunar surface on its way to a record-breaking orbit with test dummies sitting in for astronauts.

NASA's Mightiest Rocket Lifts Off 50 Years after Apollo

NASA's Mightiest Rocket Lifts Off 50 Years after Apollo

By Marcia Dunn | Nov 16, 2022

NASA's new moon rocket blasted off on its debut flight with three test dummies aboard early Wednesday, bringing the U.S. a big step closer to putting astronauts back on the lunar surface.

Earth at 8 Billion: Consumption not Crowd is Key to Climate

Earth at 8 Billion: Consumption not Crowd is Key to Climate

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 15, 2022

The world is getting hotter and more crowded and the two issues are connected, but not quite as much as people might think, experts say.

Discovery of Bronzes Rewrites Italy's Etruscan-Roman History

Discovery of Bronzes Rewrites Italy's Etruscan-Roman History

By Nicole Winfield | Nov 9, 2022

Italian authorities on Tuesday announced the extraordinary discovery of 2,000-year-old bronze statues in an ancient Tuscan thermal spring and said the find will "rewrite history".

Climate Questions: Does What I Do Matter?

Climate Questions: Does What I Do Matter?

By Drew Costley | Nov 7, 2022

Can people's individual actions make a difference in how much carbon dioxide is emitted on an international scale? Some argue it would be more effective to focus on changing government and corporate policy.

Last Total Lunar Eclipse for Three Years Arrives Tuesday

Last Total Lunar Eclipse for Three Years Arrives Tuesday

By Marcia Dunn | Nov 6, 2022

Better catch the moon's disappearing act Tuesday — there won't be another like it for three years.

UN Weather Report: Climate Woes Bad and Getting Worse Faster

UN Weather Report: Climate Woes Bad and Getting Worse Faster

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 6, 2022

Earth's warming weather and rising seas are getting worse and doing so faster, the World Meteorological Organization warned as world leaders started gathering for international climate negotiations.

Two NASA Spacecraft Detect Biggest Meteor Strikes at Mars

Two NASA Spacecraft Detect Biggest Meteor Strikes at Mars

By Marcia Dunn | Oct 28, 2022

Two NASA spacecraft at Mars — one on the surface and the other in orbit — have recorded the biggest meteor strikes and impact craters yet.

Report: Global Crises Can Speed Up Move to Clean Energy

Report: Global Crises Can Speed Up Move to Clean Energy

By Sibi Arasu | Oct 27, 2022

Spiraling energy costs caused by various economic factors and the Ukraine war could be a turning point toward cleaner energy, the International Energy Agency said in a report Thursday.

Swedes Find 17th-Century Sister Vessel to Famed Vasa Warship

Swedes Find 17th-Century Sister Vessel to Famed Vasa Warship

Oct 27, 2022

Marine archaeologists in Sweden say they have found the sister vessel of a famed 17th century warship that sank on its maiden voyage and is now on display in a popular Stockholm museum.

Climate Questions: How Does Carbon Dioxide Trap Heat?

Climate Questions: How Does Carbon Dioxide Trap Heat?

By Seth Borenstein | Oct 24, 2022

That carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases trap heat is something scientists have known about for more than a 150 years. The underlying concept behind climate change is simple.

Mysterious Breeding Habits of Aquarium Fish Vex Experts

Mysterious Breeding Habits of Aquarium Fish Vex Experts

By Victoria Milko and Marshall Ritzel | Oct 20, 2022

Experts tinker over water temperature and try various mixes of microscopic food particles in hopes of happening upon the particular set of conditions that will inspire ornamental fish to breed.

Smashing Success: NASA Asteroid Strike Results in Big Nudge

Smashing Success: NASA Asteroid Strike Results in Big Nudge

By Marcia Dunn | Oct 12, 2022

A spacecraft that plowed into a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away succeeded in shifting its orbit, NASA said Tuesday in announcing the results of its save-the-world test.

Historic Homes May Prove to be More Resilient Against Floods

Historic Homes May Prove to be More Resilient Against Floods

By Ben Finley | Oct 9, 2022

An emerging movement in the U.S. aims to prove the resilience of older homes as more fall under the threat of rising seas and intensifying storms due to climate change.

Climate Change Made Summer Drought 20 Times More Likely

Climate Change Made Summer Drought 20 Times More Likely

By Drew Costley | Oct 6, 2022

Drought that stretched across three continents this summer — drying out large parts of Europe, the United States and China — was made 20 times more likely by climate change, according to a new study.

3 Physicists Share Nobel Prize for Work on Quantum Science

3 Physicists Share Nobel Prize for Work on Quantum Science

By Seth Borenstein, Maddie Burakoff, and Frank Jordans | Oct 5, 2022

Three scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in physics for proving that tiny particles could retain a connection with each other even when separated, with applications such as encrypting information.

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