But scientists have decoded DNA found in the skeleton of an early European and found that he was most genetically related to Scandinavians with a surprising twist — he had blue eyes and dark skin. Continue reading
Updated: A privately-built rocket whose launch was delayed because of the massive solar flare will take off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 1:07 p.m. EST today. With clear skies over Pittsburgh today, you might be able to catch the Antares rocket streaking across the sky. Or you can watch a webcast of the launch live on SPACE.com, courtesy of NASA TV, beginning at 12:45 p.m. EST.
Update 2: The launch was successful.
On Wednesday, the 41st anniversary of the last human lunar landing, the commander of Apollo 17 picked up the phone to speak with a 6 1/2-year-old from Colorado who is on a mission of his own: He wants to save NASA.
Scientists have found a 240 million-year-old “communal latrine” in La Rioja Province in northwestern Argentina. Continue reading
So did researchers at the University of Iowa. Men have schnozzolas, as Jimmy Durante would say, about 10 percent larger for a very good reason, they found. Continue reading
Mars used to look just like California, at least according to a NASA video, an animation imagining blue sky, some white clouds, extensive lakes and impressive mountains 4 billion years ago. Then with the passage of time, it’s a desert. Yup, from the desert to the sea, it’s suspiciously similar to Southern Cal. Continue reading
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured a “natural color portrait” of Saturn that is the first to show the planet and its moons and rings in the same shot with Earth, Venus and Mars, according to the space agency.
Where are we? Continue reading
“Alcohol without the hangover? It’s closer than you think” is the headline that’s now whooshing its way around the Web. Trouble is: It’s a tad misleading. Continue reading