• JUDGE Sep 25, 2019

    I-Team: Convicted Queens Killer Battles Over New DNA Evidence to Clear His Name

    A convicted killer’s battle to clear his name has taken a new turn after a judge ordered a hearing to assess the impact of newly discovered DNA evidence that appears to exonerate the former NYC correction officer

  • Maryland Jan 3, 2019

    Icy Object Past Pluto Looks Like Reddish Snowman, NASA Finds

    A NASA spacecraft 4 billion miles from Earth yielded its first close-up pictures Wednesday of the most distant celestial object ever explored, depicting what looks like a reddish snowman. Ultima Thule, as the small, icy object has been dubbed, was found to consist of two fused-together spheres, one of them three times bigger than the other, extending about 21 miles...

  • United States Jan 1, 2019

    Spacecraft Opens New Year With Flyby on Solar System's Edge

    NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft pulled off the most distant exploration of another world Tuesday, skimming past a tiny, icy object 4 billion miles from Earth that looks to be shaped like a bowling pin. Flight controllers in Maryland declared success 10 hours after the high-risk, middle-of-the-night encounter at the mysterious body known as Ultima Thule on the frozen fringes of...

  • Maryland Dec 28, 2018

    Pluto Explorer New Horizons Ushering in New Year at More Distant World

    The spacecraft team that brought us close-ups of Pluto will ring in the new year by exploring an even more distant and mysterious world. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will zip past the scrawny, icy object nicknamed Ultima Thule (pronounced TOO-lee) soon after the stroke of midnight. One billion miles beyond Pluto and an astounding 4 billion miles from Earth (1.6...

  • California Dec 8, 2018

    NASA's InSight Lander Captures First ‘Sounds' of Wind on Mars

    Scientists have known for decades how the vast and barren landscapes of Mars look. Now, researchers are getting their first taste of what the Red Planet sounds like, NBC News reports. NASA’s InSight lander, which touched down on Mars less than two weeks ago, has recorded vibrations — low-pitched, guttural rumblings — caused by wind blowing across the science instruments...

  • Florida Dec 3, 2018

    Ancient Asteroid Gets Its 1st Visitor: a NASA Spacecraft Launched 2 Years Ago

    After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years. The robotic explorer Osiris-Rex, right on cue, pulled within 12 miles (19 kilometers) of the diamond-shaped space rock. It will get even closer in the days ahead and actually go into orbit around Bennu (BEN-oo) on Dec. 31. No...

  • director Nov 27, 2018

    Mars Touchdown: NASA Spacecraft Survives Supersonic Plunge

    Minutes after touching down on Mars, NASA’s InSight spacecraft sent back a “nice and dirty” snapshot of its new digs. Yet the dust-speckled image looked like a work of art to scientists. The photo revealed a mostly smooth and sandy terrain around the spacecraft with only one sizable rock visible. “I’m very, very happy that it looks like we have...

  • Germany Nov 27, 2018

    NASA InSight Spacecraft Lands on Mars After 6-Month Trip

    A NASA spacecraft designed to drill down into Mars’ interior landed on the planet Monday after a perilous, supersonic plunge through its red skies, setting off jubilation among scientists who had waited in white-knuckle suspense for confirmation to arrive across 100 million miles of space. Flight controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, leaped out of their chairs,...

  • King Feb 5, 2018

    SpaceX's New Monster Rocket Falcon Heavy Ready for First Test Flight

    SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket makes its launch debut this week, blasting off from the same pad that hoisted men to the moon a half-century ago. The Falcon Heavy won’t surpass NASA’s Saturn V moon rocket, still all-time king of the launch circuit. It won’t even approach the liftoff might of NASA’s space shuttles. But when it departs on its...

  • Barack Obama Nov 8, 2017

    Baaaa-rack? Sheep Can Recognize Famous Faces, Study Finds

    A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens. The Cambridge University study published Wednesday also shows that sheep can recognize the faces of their human handlers without any prior training. It had been known that sheep can recognize familiar faces of other sheep and of humans.

  • CONGRESS Sep 4, 2016

    Hunting Pushes Eastern Gorilla on to Critically Endangered Species List

    The world’s largest living primate has been listed as critically endangered, making four of the six great ape species only one step away from extinction, according to a report released Sunday at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, cited illegal hunting in downgrading the status of the eastern gorilla on...

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