Kristin Kelly

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How Nasa saw space stations of the future in 1970

Once upon a time, on a planet called Earth, in a place called the USA, folks knew what space stations were suppose to look like.<p>If they weren't big …

Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure

It's ancient medicine with a sci-fi-sounding twist.<p>A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week.<p>The work is in very early stages, …

These Floating Islands Are Made Of Trash That Normally Clogs The Oceans

The idea is to treat trash as an asset and encourage mangrove forest to grow into bird habitat.<p>Few environmental problems are as daunting as all the plastic pollution that’s in the oceans. There’s so much of it and it’s spread over such a large distance, that it’s hard to imagine doing anything …

Pollution

It's pro-Bono: U2's new album invades your iTunes

Whether you want it there or not, U2's new album, “Songs of Innocence,” has moved into your iTunes library. The coffee is on, the furniture's in and Bono's got his feet up on the couch waiting for the cable guy to visit. Like just about everything the Irish quartet has done for, oh, the past 35 …

Solar storms set to light up northern lights, mix up GPS and radio

Global positioning systems and radio transmissions may be degraded through Saturday as two solar eruptions strike Earth and affect its magnetic field.<p>The U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center is tracking two two coronal mass ejections, "huge expulsions of magnetic field and plasma" that shot out of …

Northern Lights

Another Ebola patient coming to Emory in Atlanta

Another patient with Ebola is heading to the isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.<p>An air ambulance will fly the patient from West Africa and is expected to arrive on Tuesday morning, Emory Healthcare said in a statement.<p>University officials said Monday that they could not reveal …

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The World's Largest Economies Are Concerned About A Collapse In The Chinese Housing Market

It's perhaps not surprising that China is important not just to Australia's economy, but the whole world's. But just how important it has become is surprising.<p>Back at the start of this century the Chinese economy was around 11% the size of the US; now it is nearly 60% the size of the US. But …

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CDC official: Virus may be 'tip of iceberg'

A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and beyond, health officials say.<p>The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported could be "just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases," said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of the …

Russian strategic bombers near Canada practice cruise missile strikes on US

Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales.<p>The Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were tracked flying a route across the northern Atlantic near …

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

<i>Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC)</i><p>NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing …