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NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons probe, seen here in an artist's impression, went into "safe mode" Saturday after experiencing an on-board anomaly of some sort. The spacecraft's autopilot switched to a backup flight computer, as programmed, and began sending telemetry back to Earth for analysis. (NASA)

Glitch Briefly Shuts Down NASA’s Pluto-Bound New Horizons Probe

NASA’s New Horizon remains on track for it’s historic flyby of Pluto next week after recovering from a subtle timing glitch that knocked the probe out of contact with Earth on Saturday.

07/06/2015

A ground crew member (R) is walks near the solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 at a mobile hanger at Nagoya airport in Nagoya on June 3, 2015. (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

Solar-Powered Plane Breaks Record, Lands In Hawaii After Flight From Japan

A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.

07/03/2015

Great White Shark (Getty Images)

Strengthening El Nino Possibly Linked To More Shark, Exotic Fish Sightings Off California Coast

Warmer waters from a building El Nino may one reason for the recent great white shark sightings in Santa Cruz County.

07/02/2015

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Want A High-Paying STEM Job? Start Here

Jill Schlesinger has tips for snagging a high demand STEM job.

06/29/2015

The Lexus Hoverboard (credit: Lexus International/Inside Science)

Great Scott! How Does Lexus’ Hoverboard Actually Work?

It’s been on the mind of many Back To The Future fans, “How does it work?”

06/26/2015

Spring Flowers

California’s Wildflower Population Might Not Fully Recover From Drought Conditions

Researchers at UC Davis say the diversity of California’s wildflowers may be permanently changed because of years of dry weather.

06/23/2015

A substantial coronal mass ejection blew out from side of the Sun, giving us a great view of the event in profile (June 17-18, 2015). We caught the action in the 304 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. The video clip covers about four hours of the event. While some of the plasma falls back into the Sun, a look at the coronagraph on SOHO shows a large cloud of particles heading into space. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

Massive Solar Flare Reported, X-Ray Radiation Blacks Out Some Radio Communiction While Solar Storm Also Hits Earth

A sunspot erupted this afternoon creating a powerful solar flare bathing earth in electromagnetic radiation, and causing temporary disruptions in some radio communication, according to SpaceWeather.com, while a solar storm continues to rage.

06/22/2015

DNA work at the GeoGenetics lab (credit: Mikal Schlosser)

‘Kennewick Man’ Related To Modern Native Americans

On Thursday, scientists announced a new, comprehensive re-analysis of the “Kennewick Man,” an 8,500-year-old North American skeleton…

06/19/2015

(photo credit: Jeffrey Schaub)

Remote Bay Area Geysers Important Source Of California Green Energy Also Produce Small Earthquakes

It’s the single largest power-generating operation of its kind on the planet and is an important part of California’s green energy portfolio. But hardly anyone in the Bay Area knows what it is or where it is.

06/16/2015

BRAZIL-FEATURE

Summer Solstice, Father’s Day 2015 Align To Give Dads Sunniest Day Of Year

Dads, get ready for almost 15 hours of sunlight on the longest day of the year this Sunday.

06/15/2015

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