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SpaceX Launch: Supplies for NASA, and Maybe a New Era
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket safely launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station before dawn today, carrying a Dragon capsule with 1,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station -- and, much more important, the hopes for a new way of doing space travel. "Falcon flew perfectly! Dragon
Rep. Markey Calls for Moratorium on Nuclear Reactor Licenses
ABC News’ John R. Parkinson reports: Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced a new bill Tuesday that would overhaul U.S. nuclear safety and impose a moratorium on all new nuclear reactor licenses or license extensions until new safety requirements are in...
NASA funding still up in the air
NASA looks a little more like NASCAR in this year's budget battle — headed for a three-car pileup. With the space shuttle Discovery now on its final mission, docked to the International Space Station, and two final shuttle missions planned for this year, NASA faces "major challenges," space agency
Climate 'Urgency' Declaration Comes With Ideas for Change
There is a "fierce urgency needed for a couple of decades" if dangerous global warming is to be controlled, U.S. Energy Secretary and Nobel laureate Steven Chu said Monday at the international climate talks , and he poured out what seemed a cornucopia of ideas and innovative technologies to
White House Pushes Back on Climate Change Email Controversy
President Obama's science adviser, Dr. John Holdren, faced a barrage of questions yesterday from Republican Members of Congress about a series of hacked emails at the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit that climate change skeptics have seized upon as evidence that the whole concept of
Quotes of the Day
“Half-measures is what I worry about.” -- Senator John McCain, after meeting with other members of Congress and President Obama at the White House “No one I talked to believes the President has made up his mind. But it sure...
How Obama Would Handle Swine Flu
Window on White House Plans, Attitudes on Science; Different from Bush Years
When Academic Words Become Political Ammunition
Ezekiel J. Emanuel has spent much of his career discussing and writing about some of the most ethically complicated issues about health care reform and his academic words may become political ammunition.