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Japan Airlines today flew a Boeing 747-300 with one engine burning a blend of biofuel and regular Jet A. The 90-minute flight from Haneda Airport in Tokyo relied primarily on a new form of jet biofuel derived from camelina, a weedy flower native to Europe, that can be alternated with wheat crops.
In preparation for Sunday's Super Bowl showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, many football fans this weekend will buy or rent the biggest-screen TV they can get their paws on.
A classic study reveals that young homophobic men have secret gay urges
National Science Foundation (NSF) employees wasted scads of time and tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars perusing online porn on the clock—and Iowa Sen.
One corollary of the delayed start-up of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest particle accelerator, is that it gives physicists—and the rest of the world—more time to mull the much-discussed possibility that the LHC could produce Earth-gobbling black holes.
Boaters adrift at sea, wayward hikers and stranded pilots take note: the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is taking steps to speed up rescues.
You wouldn’t think peanut butter could have such long-lasting, ill effects, but the company whose peanut products caused a nationwide outbreak of salmonella infections is now recalling everything it has manufactured at its contaminated Blakely, Ga., plant since January 1, 2007.
Our friends at LiveScience posted a story yesterday that makes me want to ransack their offices. Now before you assume that’s the sort of thing that happens in the dog-eat-dog world of science journalism, take a look at the story.
The Spirit rover, one of two twin explorers sent to Mars in 2004, suffered a bit of confusion over the weekend. The rover mysteriously did not respond to its driving commands last Sunday, although it acknowledged receiving them, and did not record its activities as it usually does.
Researchers have found that perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are found in a variety of everyday materials from carpets to shampoo, may reduce fertility in women.
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