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Greg Force was just a boy when his father, the director of a NASA tracking station in Guam, called home with an important mission for him: to help the crew of Apollo 11 return safely to Earth.
According to the facial feedback hypothesis, the simple act of putting a smile on your face can boost your mood. But recent research shows pasting on a grin can have mixed results.
Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a “natural” plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in the early days.
Scientists are getting more and better data on our changing climate. Now, there’s a push to use it to help people cope with the extremes we know are coming.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia University robotics team has won a NASA competition for the second time in three years. The college on Friday announced the team’s win in NASA’s Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge. WVU’s Mountaineer Ice Driller Automated System III beat out other machines made by the Massachusetts Institute… Read More
Meteorologists in Southern California were puzzled by the big green blob on their radar — it looked like a rainstorm on what was a clear day. Then they discovered it was beetles.
When people who own dogs are stressed, their dogs also get stressed, a new study suggests. It’s another indication of how emotionally synchronized dogs and their humans can be.
Giant gyres of plastic in the ocean grab headlines, but it’s the tiny bits of plastic that scare scientists. And they’ve made their way everywhere, a new study finds – including our seafood.
Move over, fruit flies, rats and zebrafish. Squid and octopuses have elaborate brains and behaviors, and scientists say studying them in the laboratory could yield important biological insights.
The conventional wisdom is that city life makes you fat and rural life keeps you trim. A new study looks at the numbers to see if that holds true.