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Rugged Mars terrain chewing up Curiosity's wheels; inspection set

Engineers are gearing up to perform a check of the Mars rover Curiosity's six wheels, which have accumulated a lot of wear and tear during the robot's 16 months on the Red Planet.<p>In the near future, the mission team plans to drive NASA's 1-ton Curiosity rover to a smooth patch of ground and …

One-Way, Manned Mission To Mars Just Got Closer To Reality

Mars One announces deals with Lockheed Martin and SSTL to develop technology to colonize the Red Planet by 2025.<p>Yesterday, Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced the companies it hopes will build the technology necessary for the first private mission to Mars. Lockheed …

Hunger Is Rising Across U.S., Say City Leaders

Hunger is on the rise in major cities across the United States, according to a new survey released Wednesday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.<p>In the …

Payments Company Square Debuts A Newly Designed Website

After announcing a new version of its credit card reader this morning, Square is debuting a new website today.<p>As the company explains, this new site reflects where web design is headed, and where Square customers are headed as well, which is ubiquity across devices and countries. Square’s new site …

Beached whales, all female or calves, died within feet of each other

Wildlife officials were trying to determine why more whales stranded themselves in Florida over the weekend and died, but some sad details were emerging Monday.<p>The 11 pilot whales found dead Sunday in the Florida Keys were all female or young calves, and they all came ashore within feet of one …

Norman Bel Geddes, prophetic designer and unsung hero

His vision was eccentric and, in some ways, remarkably accurate.<p>Tragic as it may be, many of the world's most prodigious minds fail to see their visions of the future vindicated. Hell, Nikola Tesla laid the groundwork for X-rays, radar, and the first great electric sports car, yet died he penniless …

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Ride operator arrested after 5 hurt at North Carolina state fair

Authorities say that the operator of a ride that injured five people at the North Carolina State Fair has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.<p>Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow, 46, of Quitman, Ga., was arrested Saturday, the fair confirmed in a statement. Wake County Sheriff …

Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault

Painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, which depicts Isabella d'Este, discovered in Swiss bank vault<p>It was lost for so long that it had assumed mythical status for art historians. Some doubted whether it even existed.<p>But a 500-year-old mystery was apparently solved today after a painting …

Holy calamari! Elusive giant squid washes up on Spanish beach

A giant squid, whose oversized eyes and gargantuan blob of a body make it look more mythical than real beast, washed ashore Tuesday at La Arena beach in the Spanish community of Cantabria.<p>The beast measures some 30 feet (9 meters) in length and weighs a whopping 400 pounds (180 kilograms); and …

Zoology

Giant Hornets Kill Dozens In China; Warm Temps Might Be Cause

Asian Giant Hornets have killed more than 40 people and injured 1,600 in central China in recent months, forcing the government there to mobilize a special medical response team.<p>Xinhua News Agency reports that the attacks have occurred in Shaanxi province. In the city of Ankang, 19 people have …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

New Giant Volcano Below Sea Is Largest in the World

Tamu Massif in the northwest Pacific challenges traditional views of ocean science.<p><b>A volcano the size of New Mexico or the British Isles has been identified under the Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) east of Japan, making it the biggest volcano on Earth and one of the biggest in</b> …

Hey, East Coast, You Can Watch a Rocket Launch to the Moon Tonight

We’re go­ing to the moon. Well, we’re go­ing to or­bit the moon.<p>Fri­day night at 11:27, NASA plans to launch the LADEE (pro­nounced <i>lad-ee</i>) lun­ar …

Jersey Shore

Student Shot in Gun Safety Class

China wins a deal for one of the world’s biggest solar power plants, and it’s in the US

In another sign of the resurgent Chinese solar industry, Trina Solar said today it will supply 1.1 million photovoltaic panels for a 250-megawatt (MW) power plant to be built in the Nevada desert. It will not only be one of the world’s largest photovoltaic power stations, but also the biggest in …

Solar Power

Obamacare implementation enters crunch period with delays

The beginning of enrollment for insurance coverage for up to 9 million people under the Affordable Care Act is just a few weeks away, but questions about implementation of the law are starting to overshadow the Democratic narrative that it will bring big benefits.<p>The latest in a series of unplanned …

Boom Times For Florida’s Sinkhole Fixer Uppers

When the earth opens and swallows your house, who do you call? The sinkhole remediators—and in Florida, their business is doing anything but sinking. …

Getty Museum's Open Content project makes 4,600 pieces of art freely available to download

Much of the world's great artwork is tightly controlled, but the Getty Museum just announced a significant initiative to open things up — its new Open Content Program has made some 4,600 pieces of art from the museum's collection free to use. Users can visit the Getty Search Gateway to browse …

BP sues US government over federal contracts ban

<b>BP is suing the US government for barring the company from obtaining new federal contracts.</b><p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned BP last November blaming the firm's "lack of business integrity" after the Deepwater Horizon explosion.<p>The blast in 2010 killed 11 workers and released an …

EPA

Iowa's butter cow latest fair fixture to go political

Animal rights group says it defaced the sculpture, which was cleaned up before the fair re-opened Sunday.<p>DES MOINES, Iowa — Just when it looked as if the Missouri State Fair would trump Iowa this year on the scandal scale with a rodeo clown wearing a President Obama mask, the Iowa State Fair …

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

Nanotech

The Collapse Of The Honeybee Industry Could Cost Hundreds Of Billions Of Dollars

One-third of the food we eat depends on insect pollination, mostly by honeybees that are raised and managed by beekeepers.<p>The value of insect pollinators on world agricultural production, which accounts for their role in producing better quality and quantity of harvests, was estimated at $208 …

Honey Bees

Ancient Roman Road Unearthed In Jerusalem (PHOTOS)

Archeologists working in advance of planned construction have discovered a well-preserved, centuries-old road originally built by the Romans, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.<p>The road was found throughout the past few weeks in Beit Hanina, an Arab section in northeast Jerusalem, the …

Mexican journalist urges U.S. to act cautiously when beefing up border security

The U.S. Senate is building momentum toward passing an immigration reform bill that includes a major increase in funding for security along the southern border.<p>Some $30 billion would be spent to increase patrols and fencing on the border between the United States in Mexico — funding that's viewed …

Biggest Dead Zone Ever Forecast in Gulf of Mexico

Oxygen-deprived area may be size of New Jersey, scientists say.<p><b>A possibly record-breaking, New Jersey-size dead zone may put a chokehold on the Gulf of Mexico (map) this summer, according to a forecast released this week.</b><p>Unusually robust spring floods in the U.S. Midwest are flushing agricultural …