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6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

Philadelphia Plane Aborts Takeoff After Mechanical Failure

A plane was forced to abort takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday evening after a mechanical issue.<p>The US Airways flight was departing from Philadelphia when the pilot aborted take-off around 6:30 p.m. after the front landing gear failed. Although an airport spokesperson said no …

Eighth Body Found in New York City Building Explosion

The death toll in Wednesday's suspected gas explosion and building collapse in New York City has risen to eight, with four additional victims pulled …

Mars Flyby Proposed for 2021 NASA Astronaut Mission

A space agency trip around the red planet for astronauts has picked up some supporters in Congress.<p>Mars or bust? A daring mission to send NASA astronauts on a nearly 600-day mission to fly by Mars and Venus in the early 2020s has picked up some fans in the U.S. Congress. (See: "Future of …

Super-Earths in habitable zone may just be dead worlds

A new planetary formation model suggests that Super-Earths identified as being in the "habitable zone" by the Kepler telescope, may just be dead …

Upgraded U.S. Nukes May Violate Nation's Own Policy

The United States Air Force is upgrading B61 nuclear bombs stationed across Europe. Those upgrades may violate the nation's own nuclear …

This Map Explains Why Ukraine Is So Divided Over Russia

After an emergency Parliamentary session Saturday, Russia approved President Vladimir Putin's request to send troops into the turbulent nation of Ukraine.<p>The move came after Russia had already started taking hold of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, an autonomous parliamentary republic within Ukraine. …

5 Misconceptions About This Winter From Hell

Everybody needs a pastime to help them get through a long winter. For some people, it's waxing hyperbolic about how bad the weather really is.<p><b>It's Cold Everywhere!</b><p>It's hard to look at the big picture when you're just trying to get to work without slipping on the ice—or trying to fly anywhere over …

Maps Show the Long History of Nicaragua’s Canal Dreams

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 02.26.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Related Galleries<p>WWDC 2018 …

Could offshore wind farms slow hurricanes before they reach land?

Offshore wind farms are popular in Europe and gaining interest in the US, but it's unclear how the turbines will fare in a powerful hurricane. Two studies on the subject have reached seemingly contradictory conclusions. One group says wind turbines would buckle in a serious hurricane, while the …

Toxic algae may have killed 9-million-year-old whales found under a road

Excavators working on a Chilean stretch of the Pan-American Highway made a surprising discovery in 2010: a set of large fossilized mammal bones. A team of paleontologists was able to identify the fossils as the remains of more than 40 baleen whales, alongside a host of smaller animals, found to …

The man who proved Stephen Hawking wrong

He grew up in grinding poverty and was forever in trouble at school. So how did Leonard Susskind become one of the world’s greatest physicists?<p>The day that Leonard Susskind decided he was not going to follow his father into the family plumbing business, his parents were appalled. “My father was a …

The world's oldest cheese has been found buried with Chinese mummies

In a finding that puts even the most well-aged cheese to shame, researchers say they've discovered the world's oldest variety — dating way back to 1615 BC — buried with ancient mummies in China.<p>As <i>USA Today</i> reports, the cheese was found in clumps on the bodies of well-preserved mummies (including …

Newly Discovered Piece Of Cheese Is Older Than Jesus

This is nacho average cheese<p>The oldest cheese has been found, and if you happen to be eating cheese right now, I suggest you pause, because this next sentence is gross: The cheese, from 1615 BC, was discovered in clumps on the necks and chests of mummies.<p>USA Today reports that the cheese …

To Stop Tornadoes, Build Giant Walls Between States

Or so a new physics paper proposes.<p>There aren't too many details on this, but an abstract called "Can We Eliminate the Major Tornado Threats in Tornado Alley?" appearing in the Bulletin of the American Physical Society is definitely, uh, intriguing. How are we to eliminate tornadoes? Through …

Scientists in Japan to put Stars-2 satellite into orbit to trial space cleanup

It sounds like an idea for a niche movie aimed at sci-fi anoraks: a floating magnetic net that harnesses tonnes of wayward space junk and makes the overcrowded orbital lanes above Earth's atmosphere safe for future exploration.<p>Yet that is what scientists in Japan will have in mind when they put a …

Spacewatch: Planet hunting with Plato

The European Space Agency's Cosmic Vision programme for future scientific space missions was extended last week with the announcement that the Plato planet-finding probe is to be built and targeted for launch in 2024.<p>Plato, for PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars, is intended to use an …

Exclusive: Inside Google's Quest To Bring Polar Bears To You

Every fall, polar bears migrate to the shores of the Hudson Bay and wait, a little longer each year, for the ice to refreeze. Street View collected imagery from their journey across the tundra. Here's why that's important.<p>Two hundred yards from the Churchill Airport in Manitoba, Canada, John Gunter …

Great Lakes are mostly frozen

Ice cover on North America’s Great Lakes reached 88 percent in mid-February 2014, levels not observed since 1994.<p>Ice cover on North America’s Great …

Chinese Scientist Likens Beijing's Smog Problem To "Nuclear Winter"

Farms are in a "smog panic" as plants falter without sunlight<p>A Chinese scientist said that the smog situation in the country is so bad that it resembles a "nuclear winter," preventing plants from producing energy from the sun's rays via photosynthesis, and presenting a possible disaster for the …

Pollution

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most stunning images from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a leopard’s daring escape and a scene with two very different Londons.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Iced-up airliners and a violent Sun<p>Dancing F-16s and a view of the Universe<p>A rocket’s slow crawl and a spectacular volcano<p>A …

Neanderthals cleared of driving mammoths over cliff in mass slaughter

Heaps of mammoth and woolly rhino bones found piled up at the foot of a cliff were thought to be the grim results of Neanderthals driving the beasts over the edge.<p>The piles of bones are a major feature at La Cotte de St Brelade on Jersey, one of the most spectacular Neanderthal sites in Europe. But …

Scientists Say Toxic Algae Caused Ancient Whale Graveyard in Northern Chile

Smithsonian and Chilean scientists have examined a large fossil site of ancient marine mammal skeletons in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile. The …

Chevrolet Debuts Colorado Show Truck in Thailand, Plans for U.S. Sales Still Unclear

Chevrolet has photographically unveiled its Colorado pickup concept, following a teaser image a few weeks ago. The truck will take the stand at the upcoming Bangkok auto show. A production version of the truck goes on sale this fall in Thailand, but the big question is whether this concept previews …

Cars

2014 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 4x4 - "Black Ops" Concept

Author:<p>Freshness<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>3<p>3<p>SHARES<p>Since "everything's bigger in Texas," engineers from Chevrolet really needed to put on their <i>A-Game</i> …

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

<i>Cowboy On A Champagne Budget</i><p>Trucks are more expensive than ever these days. This is a growing trend we've observed over the years, something that we are still taken aback by when having a close look at the window stickers of our new test trucks, and something that you commenters point out just …

Chevrolet Brings Jeff Gordon–Inspired SS to Vegas

Apart from two seasons in a Ford in what was then known as the Busch Grand National Series and a one-off in a Pontiac, Jeff Gordon’s stock car has worn a bow tie for his entire career. At the end of this season, the man the late Dale Earnhardt referred to as “Wonder Boy” will have spent the past 21 …