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  • Study claims loss of sense of smell doubles probability of death
    Study claims loss of sense of smell doubles probability of death
    Progressive loss of a person’s sense of smell is a more accurate indicator of that person dying within five years of the loss of the sense of smell than any other physical indicator. This is the conclusion of a six-year study of smell loss...
  • The Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems Dream Chaser
    Sierra Nevada developing spacecraft to launch from Stratolaunch airplane
    Sierra Nevada, the company developing the Dream Chaser lift body spacecraft, announced on Tuesday that it is developing a scaled down version of the vehicle that could be launched from a giant aircraft being built by Stratolaunch Systems. This...
  • Ebola virus found in U.S.
    First confirmed case of Ebola in US
    A patient in a Dallas hospital has tested positive for the Ebola virus. The unnamed person had recently entered the United States by an international flight from West Africa. Although the patient did not feel ill on the flight to Dallas, he began...
  • 'Mystery Island' on Titan
    It's back!: 'Mystery Island' in Titan sea makes unexpected reappearance
    The mystery of an unusual feature in one of Titan’s hydrocarbon seas, dubbed the “mystery island,” has taken an interesting turn. After apparently disappearing following its initial discovery in 2013, it has now reappeared and...
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry
    Rick Perry boasts that Texas is 'still at heart of space race'
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry engaged in some good, old fashioned Lone Star State braggadocio with a Tuesday post on his official website touting Texas as a being “still in the heart of space race.” While mentioning NASA’s Johnson...
  • Wrist bones prove birds evolved from dinosaurs
    Wrist bones prove birds evolved from dinosaurs
    A great disagreement has existed between paleontologists and developmental biologists about the development of the wrist bones of modern birds and the possible evolution of modern birds from dinosaurs. The source of the century long argument has...
  • Bearded dragons show social learning
    Researchers find first evidence that reptiles learn through imitation
    Science Daily reported today that a team of researchers from Hungary and the UK have shown the first evidence that reptiles can learn through imitation. Before this, learning through imitation was thought to be unique to humans and their closest...
  • U.S. Rep. Bill Young (R-FL) (R) talks with Subcommittee Chairman Rep. John Abney Culberson (R-TX) (L)
    Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas hints at big changes for NASA programs, spending
    Space News sat down Monday with Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, in line to become the chairman of the House Appropriations commerce, justice, science subcommittee that oversees NASA spending. Should that happen as many expect, Culberson has a number...
  • Bacteria discovered that causes obesity.
    Bacteria discovered that causes obesity
    One bacterium that can be part of the bacterial population of the human gut has been found to promote obesity in mice. Dr. Michael Blaut and a team of researchers from the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke in Nuthetal found...
  • President George H. W. Bush with the Apollo 11 astronauts
    The birth and brief life of the Space Exploration Initiative
    The optics could not have been better in front of the Air and Space Museum in Washington D. C. on July 20, 1989, the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. President George H. W. Bush shared the stage with the three men who had made that...
  • Experiment shows no need for alien origin of life on Earth
    Experiment shows no need for alien origin of life on Earth
    The most commonly accepted theory about how nitrogen containing molecules developed on Earth is that the molecules were delivered to Earth by comets, meteors, and asteroids. Experiments conducted by Subrata Chakraborty from the University of...
  • Laptop
    New battery built from alfalfa seeds and pine resin
    Science Daily reported today that a team of researchers from Uppsala University have discovered a method to produce lithium batteries using alfalfa seeds and pine resin. These batteries could be easily recycled, providing an eco-friendly...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson searches for 'a good medium & occasion' to apologize to Bush
    The Federalist ran a story on Monday that suggested that the Neil deGrasse Tyson quote fabrication scandal has reached some conclusion. Tyson has not only admitted that he misquoted George W. Bush, but has promised to apologize when he finds ...
  • American astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson admits misquoting President Bush, but raises more questions
    According to a Saturday story in the Washington Post, celebrity scientist and media personality Neil deGrassse Tyson has finally admitted that he misquoted President George W. Bush. However, his “admission” has raised further questions...
  • India Mars Orbiter
    Indian Spacecraft Enters Mars Orbit
    India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft successfully maneuvered itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Tuesday .This event marked the first time a country other than the two original space powers, the United States and Russia, or the...