Category Archives: Science

US Air Force's X-37B Space Plane Wings Past 200 Days in Orbit

Mum's the word: The U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane has winged its way past the 200 day mark, carrying out a classified agenda for the American military. The…

Meet Tayna, the Faintest Ancient Galaxy Ever Found

A newly discovered early galaxy is the faintest ever found, & it's giving researchers a rare look into how ancient galaxies evolved. To peer into the distant universe is moreover to…

Rare 'Flasher' Squid Caught on Video

A squid with shiny, bioluminescent "spotlights" tipping two of its arms & what look like waxy red lips shared a close encounter with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in deep…

Christmas delivery: 1st shipment in months at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station accepted its first U.S. shipment in more than half a year early Wednesday, receiving Christmas presents & much-needed groceries for the…

Giant animals light up Vatican for environment show

Images of clouds, lions & butterflies — alternating with polluted air & parched farmland — were projected on the famous facade of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Tuesday…

Japanese princess fetes 40 years of volunteers in Honduras

Japan's Princess Mako & Honduran First Lady Ana Garcia de Hernandez on Tuesday celebrated four decades of Japanese volunteers visiting Honduras to assist develop medicine, art, science & other activities….

Mexico to spend $23 billion to cut greenhouse gases

Mexico's government announced $23 billion in investments on Tuesday to modernize its refineries while sharply slashing greenhouse gas emissions produced by oil-processing facilities & gasoline. While world governments held climate…

Russia casts doubt on possible December 18 Syria meeting in New York

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia's U.N. envoy cast doubt on Tuesday on U.S. plans to hold a third meeting of world powers on Syria next week, saying…

Gene in 'last resort' antibiotics resistance found in Denmark

A gene that makes bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics has been found in Denmark, a new study has shown, after first being identified by researchers in China. Scientists had warned…

Warming opens famed Northwest Passage to navigation

Beneath the Aurora Borealis an oil tanker glides through the night past the Coast Guard ice breaker Amundsen & vanishes into the maze of shoals & straits of the Northwest…