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  • newKobe Bryant, Daughter Die in Helicopter Crash in California

    Kobe Bryant, Daughter Die in Helicopter Crash in California

    NBA legend Koby Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26. (Photo Credit: Harry How / Getty Images)NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas,…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Jan 20, 5:46pm -
  • newIt Should Have Been Nominated!: ‘The Breakfast Club’

    It Should Have Been Nominated!: ‘The Breakfast Club’

    'The Breakfast Club' (Photo Credit: Universal Pictures)It’s hard to quantify what makes for a great screenplay. Oftentimes a script being credited as good by a viewer or critic tends to reduce to good dialogue, which is certainly vital, b…
    - 18 hours ago, 26 Jan 20, 10:00am -
  • NASA’s Kepler Spots Vampire Star System in Super-Outburst Mode

    NASA’s Kepler Spots Vampire Star System in Super-Outburst Mode

    This newly-discovered dwarf nova system has a white dwarf star stripping material from a brown dwarf "friend." (Photo Credit: NASA and L. Hustak [STScI])NASA’s Kepler spacecraft recently spotted a vampire star system in space and it’s a…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 5:26pm -
  • What to Stream on Hulu This Weekend

    What to Stream on Hulu This Weekend

    'Shrill' Season 2 debuts on Hulu Jan. 24. (Photo Credit: Allyson Riggs / Hulu)Hulu has a lot to offer, however, deciding what to watch on the platform isn’t always easy. If you need help putting together your binge-watching lineup, you’…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 4:20pm -
  • Vyommitra Is India’s New Space Robot

    Vyommitra Is India’s New Space Robot

    Image Credit: Times of IndiaSpace doesn’t belong to just one country. After all, it’s the International Space Station that Lego is about to sell you. India has been expanding its outer space ambitions recently, losing and then […]The…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 3:33pm -
  • What the IP Era Got Wrong (And How ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Got It Right)

    What the IP Era Got Wrong (And How ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Got It Right)

    'Bad Boys for Life' (Photo Credit: Sony Pictures)We live in the IP Era. Forget remake culture, reboot culture, and cinematic universe culture. Not only are they all the same but also only symptoms of the media industry’s fixation on maxim…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 2:53pm -
  • Watch These Movies Before ‘Color Out of Space’

    Watch These Movies Before ‘Color Out of Space’

    H.P. Lovecraft was a huge racist. He wrote tons of hugely influential cosmic horror fiction, but even in his more bigoted era his racism stood out. You can keep liking his giant squid […]The post Watch These Movies Before ‘Color Out of Space’…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 2:36pm -
  • Top Movie and TV Trailers of the Week: ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ ‘Horse Girl,’ and More

    Top Movie and TV Trailers of the Week: ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ ‘Horse Girl,’ and More

    'Horse Girl' is coming to Netflix on Feb. 7. (Photo Credit: Katrina Marcinowski / Netflix)TGIF. While you’re planning for the long weekend ahead, we’ve rounded up the top movie and TV trailers that you may have missed during the week. I…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 1:47pm -
  • Listen to this Rap Anthem for the Live-Action ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie

    Listen to this Rap Anthem for the Live-Action ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie

    Is Sonic the Hedgehog Black? No, he’s blue. And him and Shadow are both animals. But in an effort to make their mascot the cool 90s alternative to traditional Mario, Sega definitely wasn’t […]The post Listen to this Rap Anthem for the Live-Act…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 11:56am -
  • What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend

    What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend

    'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' (Photo Credit: Diyah Pera / Netflix)It’s finally the weekend, which means it’s time to binge-watch some documentaries, TV shows, and films on Netflix. With so many good options available, deciding what t…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 11:55am -

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  • Can failure actually improve innovation?
    Innovators rarely travel a straight path to arrive at a new idea. Failure — lots of failure — often paves the way. At least eight out of every 10 new consumer products that enter the market will fail, according to one estimate. That can be frus…
    - 11 Sep 15, 4:17pm -
  • Trove of fossils from a long-lost human ancestor is greatest find in decades
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Researchers announced a fossil discovery today that some consider one of the greatest in the last 50 years, and one that could provide an important link in the family tree for all humans.Jeffrey Brown has…
    - 10 Sep 15, 6:25pm -
  • Dwarf planet Ceres seen in mesmerizing new detail
    This image taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDANew images of dwarf planet Ceres show oddly shaped mountains, collapsed crater wa…
    - 10 Sep 15, 3:51pm -
  • Cave divers uncover new humanlike species in South Africa
    Skeleton of the newly discovered Homo naledi. Courtesy of eLife 2015;4:e09560.Paleontologists have discovered an ancient human relative in South Africa thanks to a tricky cave diving excavation that recovered close to 1,550 fossils buried 100 feet u…
    - 10 Sep 15, 11:40am -
  • Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox buys National Geographic media
    James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox Inc., pauses during a panel session at the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity in Cannes, France, on June 25, 2015. 21st Century Fox and National Geographic announced it would expand its partnersh…
    - 9 Sep 15, 4:04pm -
  • Can Alzheimer’s proteins be spread via medical procedures?
    This computer artwork shows the brain’s neural network represented by lines and flashes. A new study indicates Alzheimer’s markers in the brain may have been spread via a protein. Photo by Alfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library and Getty ImagesFro…
    - 9 Sep 15, 1:26pm -
  • Can Denmark make energy demand follow renewable supply?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The nation of Denmark has been a pioneer in wind energy production. Last year, nearly 40 percent of its electricity came from wind power, and, by 2050, it’s set an ambitious goal of having renewable e…
    - 7 Sep 15, 6:25pm -
  • Sea turtles deliver record nesting seasons in Southeast U.S.
    A loggerhead sea turtle hatchling. This summer’s hatching season has hit new records alongside the Southeast United States coast. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region.Sea turtles have delivered a nesting season for the record b…
    - 7 Sep 15, 4:57pm -
  • Why humanity is essential to the future of artificial intelligence
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now another new addition to the NewsHour Bookshelf. Tonight’s focus is the brave new world of artificial intelligence. Jeffrey Brown has that. JEFFREY BROWN: Is it man against or with machine? Do m…
    - 4 Sep 15, 6:20pm -
  • Did wolves help restore trees to Yellowstone?
    Photo by Arthur Middleton/University of Wyoming/Via U.S. Geological SurveyTwenty years on from their reintroduction into Yellowstone National Park, wolves are still howling. But does their presence spell good or bad tidings for other wildlife?“Si…
    - 4 Sep 15, 3:30pm -

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  • How to make oxygen from moondust
    IF PEOPLE ARE to travel extensively in space and set up bases on astronomical objects such as the Moon and Mars then they will need to make or find out there the things required to support life—including food, water and breathable air. Researchers…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jan 20, 10:57am -
  • Bright, iridescent beetles are surprisingly well camouflaged
    THE JEWEL beetle is so called for a reason. When illuminated, the insect’s carapace dazzles with a sparkling green prismatic spray. That this bright colouration sends some sort of signal to the world has long seemed obvious. Most researchers assume…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jan 20, 10:57am -
  • People can now be identified at a distance by their heartbeat
    BEFORE PULLING the trigger, a sniper planning to assassinate an enemy operative must be sure the right person is in the cross-hairs. Western forces commonly use software that compares a suspect’s facial features or gait with those recorded in libra…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jan 20, 10:57am -
  • The biggest, most detailed map yet made of brain cells
    AT THE BEGINNING of the 20th century Santiago Ramón y Cajal, a Spanish neuroscientist, became known for his exquisite drawings of the branching, treelike cells of the brain and spinal cord. In 1906 he was awarded a Nobel prize for this work, which g…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jan 20, 10:57am -
  • A new human coronavirus has appeared in China
    BEFORE 2003 few outside the field of respiratory medicine would have heard the term “coronavirus”. Then came SARS—severe acute respiratory syndrome—and suddenly the word became familiar. SARS caused a medical panic. It was an unknown illness…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 11:35am -
  • A research team builds robots from living cells
    ROBOTS COME in all shapes and sizes. Some are humanoid. Others resemble animals. Many are just a jumble of arms slaving away on a production line. But one thing all robots have in common is that they are mechanical, not biological devices. They are b…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 11:35am -
  • What really killed the dinosaurs?
    ONE THING about the prehistoric past which almost everybody thinks they know is that the dinosaurs (those, at least, that did not belong to the group of animals now known as birds) were wiped out more or less instantaneously by a collision between Ea…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 5:18pm -
  • Iran’s attack on Iraq shows how precise missiles have become
    SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS of Ain al-Asad, an air base in western Iraq currently used by American forces, showed the aftermath of an Iranian ballistic-missile strike on January 8th. They were pictures of precision. Iran had struck at the heart of the spr…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 3:43pm -
  • New ways to pluck water from desert air
    IF YOU LIVE in a desert, maintaining a supply of fresh water is a challenge. One answer is desalination, but that needs a source of brine from which to remove the salt—which in turn requires that your desert be near the sea. Even in inland deserts,…
    - 18 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 10:50am -
  • Might there soon be a supernova near Earth?
    THE GREAT Collapsing Hrung Disaster of the Year 03758 is shrouded in mystery. All that is known about this event, mentioned in a footnote to “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, by Douglas Adams, is that the only survivor was the father of o…
    - 18 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 10:50am -

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