Jessica Bixler

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Hello Pluto! NASA's Visit to the Mystery World Begins

It’s not exactly top secret, but it is too little known: this month, a small, robot spacecraft—built, launched and guided by a team of over 2,500 …

Wolf Moon marks the start of a year of stargazing

January is the best month to stare into the night sky, say astronomers, as tonight sees first full moon after winter solstice<p>At 5.15pm tonight, for the only time this year, the Wolf Moon rises.<p>The first full moon following the winter solstice, the so-called Wolf Moon is well-entrenched in folklore …

Astronomy

Israel to ask US congress to suspend aid to Palestinians

Move comes as Benjamin Netanyahu's government seeks to step up retribution against Mahmoud Abbas for joining international war crimes tribunal<p><b>Israel</b> is to ask the United States congress to suspend economic aid to the Palestinians in punishment for joining the International Criminal Court (ICC).<p>The …

Lower oil prices will drive North American shale efficiency, Oil and Gas

United States | Multiple Industries | Tue Nov 18, 2014<p>A lower WTI crude oil price will drive North American shale oil producers to moderate capital …

Oil & Gas Industry

Will Congress Use Executive Order on Immigration as Excuse for More Gridlock?

Norm Ornstein @NormOrnstein<p>Nov. 19, 2014, 5 p.m.<p>First, and sadly, I need to ac­know­ledge an­oth­er death of a great fig­ure from Con­gress, Bill …

Mitch McConnell

Five Killed, Several Missing in Portland Fire Near Maine University

At least five people died Saturday morning — and several remained unaccounted for — in a fire that ripped through a Portland, Maine, home used by University of Southern Maine students, officials said. The three-alarm blaze was reported just after 7:15 a.m. at a two-family, three-story structure off …

Maine

Ukraine president in crisis talks with security chiefs over ‘electoral farce’

Petro Poroshenko vows to deal with only ‘legitimately elected self-government bodies, not … bandits who crown themselves’<p>Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, is to meet his security chiefs on Tuesday after pro-Russia rebels held elections that they said proved they would never again be ruled by …

Wendy Sherman named acting deputy secretary of U.S. State Department | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Monday named Wendy Sherman as acting deputy secretary following the retirement of William Burns last month, a spokesperson said.<p>U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman arrives for a meeting on Syria at the United Nations …

Early mail-ballot returns favor Republicans in Colorado

A measure requiring that a ballot be mailed to every Colorado voter passed the Democratic-controlled Legislature on a strict party-line vote last year. At the time,<p>GOPlawmakers said they saw it as unnecessary and burdensome for county clerks, who would have to print and mail ballots to voters in a …

Senate Race

Meet A Woman Who Trains Robots For A Living

Teaching the art of learning through algorithms and pasta<p>Andrea Thomaz, who directs Georgia Tech’s Socially Intelligent Machines Lab, teaches a one-of-a-kind student: a robot with light-up ears, named Curi. We asked Thomaz how she envisions life with robots unfolding.<p><b>Popular Science: Why should</b> …

Robotics

Sunlight glints off Saturn moon's seas in dazzling NASA image

Saturn's captivating moon Titan once again draws the eye as NASA releases a color mosaic showing the sun shining on its polar seas.<p>Cassini has seen some things, man. NASA's intrepid spacecraft left to investigate Saturn way back in 1997 and it's still surprising us back here on Earth with …

Astronomy

'Ghost light' of long-dead stars haunt NASA's Hubble Telescope

NASA is adding a cosmic twist to Halloween with an unexpected find by the Hubble Space Telescope: eerie "ghost light" from the remains of a multi-galaxy massacre.<p>As many as six galaxies roughly the size of our own Milky Way met their grisly deaths at the hands of gravity. The celestial bloodbath …

Three Killed, Several Missing in Portland Fire Near Maine University

At least five people died Saturday morning — and several remained unaccounted for — in a fire that ripped through a Portland, Maine, home used by University of Southern Maine students, officials said. The three-alarm blaze was reported just after 7:15 a.m. at a two-family, three-story structure off …

Maine

What a strengthening U.S. economy means for Canada

U.S. real GDP (2007-present)<p>Annualized rate of change from previous quarter<p>The U.S. rebound<p>The U.S. Commerce Department’s first (or “advance”) estimate of GDP for the three months ended Sept. 30 pegged the annualized growth rate at 3.5 per cent, down from a sizzling 4.6 per cent in the second …

Business (Canada)

White House down: Unidentified hackers breach US government computer security

Cyber security is becoming a bigger concern for government organizations around the world. Only weeks after a report surfaced that NATO’s PCs were …

Former NSA official: Expect increase in cyberattacks on US government

The possibility of Russian hackers infiltrating White House computers is raising concerns over the reach of cyber spies in the U.S.<p>White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday they had detected some “activity of concern” on their network. “The Administration is continuing to learn all we …

Ebola outbreak: Ebola may not be a deadly disease for everyone, scientists find

Researchers have found that natural immunity may exist to Ebola, after discovering that some animals get over the disease quickly, without major symptoms<p>Ebola may not be a deadly disease for everyone, after scientists discovered that some people are likely to be naturally immune to the virus.<p>A …