Hawaii has been working for more than a year to map out concrete plans to harness the abundant—though unpredictable—winds that blow across the state's numerous islands.
An advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of Gardasil, a vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV), for use in males.
What is it about ridiculously popular Web sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube that makes them so popular? In a word, community. That is, a loyal base of fans that use and contribute to the site...
LCROSS strikes Earth's moon as other moons continue to puzzle: Fourth dispatch from the annual planets meeting
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico—"We could have just stayed in bed" was one comment I overheard this morning from planetary scientists who had woken up early to see NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) crash into the lunar surface...
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico—A fascinating idea came up in an informal chat I had yesterday with asteroid expert Erik Asphaug of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Queen Victoria and many of her descendants carried what was once called "Royal disease"—now known as hemophilia, a blood clotting disorder.
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico—I first heard about Matt Hedman's talk while going out to dinner on Tuesday night. Best talk of the meeting, I was told. Everywhere I went yesterday, I kept hearing about this guy Matt Hedman...
Waters in the Gulf of Alaska were surprisingly acidic this summer, an indication they are absorbing high levels of carbon dioxide. Farther north, a polar bear in search of food wandered dangerously close to a town where it would have been killed...
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico—Part of the fun of coming to astronomy conferences is seeing the nonplussed reaction of local people in restaurants and bars--it's not often you get a crowd of people sweeping through your town to talk about Titanian lakes, lunar soil, and the prospects for life beyond the solar system...
Editor's Note: A team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students traveled up New York's Hudson River on the New Clermont , a 6.7-meter boat outfitted with a pair of 2.2-kilowatt hydrogen fuel cells to power the boat's motor...
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