Science

NY to spend $6M per year on computer training for teachers

Apr 9, 2018

New York state will spend $6 million on computer training for teachers, part of a broader effort to expand access to computer science education at all levels of public schooling

Fossil finger points to early humans entering Saudi Arabia

Apr 9, 2018

An ancient human finger bone found in Saudi Arabia provides a new clue about when and how our species migrated out of Africa

Workers' radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolition

Apr 8, 2018

Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal

Virgin Galactic conducts 1st powered flight of new spaceship

Apr 5, 2018

Virgin Galactic has conducted the first powered test flight of its new space tourism rocket

Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast

Apr 5, 2018

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck off the coast of Southern California, but only minor damage has been reported on one of the Channel Islands

The Latest: Magnitude 5.3 quake hits off Southern California

Apr 5, 2018

No significant damage has been reported after a magnitude 5.3 earthquake in the Channel Islands region off the Southern California coast, but some bricks fell from a chimney at a historic ranch on one of the islands

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Diabetes, decisions and justice math

Apr 5, 2018

Visitors attending Supreme Court arguments surrender their electronics on entering the courtroom, so if something rings, chimes or buzzes, it's likely the device's owner is dressed in a black robe.

'Don't run,' docs said; marathoner with dwarfism defied them

Apr 5, 2018

John Young was born with dwarfism, but that hasn't stopped him from conquering multiple marathons and triathlons

The center of the Milky Way is teeming with black holes

Apr 4, 2018

Astronomers say they found a dozen black holes in the center of the Milky Way and that thousands of others are likely at our galactic core

Plowing a path: State to buy farms to help new farmers

Apr 4, 2018

Rhode Island is launching a program to buy farms and sell them to new farmers for dirt cheap

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