Emily Gertz
at 09:31 AM Oct 1 2014
Nature // 

As Climate Week NYC slips into the rearview mirror, what can we take away? Did anything, you know, happen?

Francie Diep
at 07:59 AM May 26 2014
Science // 

There's one issue that's more politically divisive than gun control or abortion. That's the question of whether human activity is the primary driver of climate change. In a new poll, there was only one question pollsters asked that Democrats and Republicans were more likely to disagree about than the climate one: whether President Barack Obama is doing a good job.

Douglas Main
at 10:26 AM May 7 2014
Science // 

Summers are longer and hotter, and extended periods of unusual heat last longer than any living American has ever experienced. Winters are generally shorter and warmer. Rain comes in heavier downpours.

Douglas Main
at 09:56 AM Apr 15 2014

The magnetic-levitation technology works by creating magnetic fields with onboard superconducting magnets, which interact with ground coils in the rail, allowing the whole train to "float" just above the ground. And go really fast.

at 02:30 AM Nov 19 2013
Tech // 

We wrote about MAVEN the other day, but you might be wondering what's so great about yet another Mars orbiter. In short, the craft is taking a special orbit around Mars to sample many parts of the planet's upper atmosphere and learn more about the processes that are occurring there now. From that data, scientists will estimate what happened in Mars' past, billions of years ago, when scientists think the planet had large bodies of liquid water and a thick atmosphere. Both are now gone.

Clay Dillow
at 08:09 AM Feb 16 2012

Just a week after US Congress finally passed an FAA spending bill requiring the aviation regulator to expedite the integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the national airspace, President Barack Obama has already signed it into law.

Clay Dillow
at 07:31 AM Feb 14 2012
Space // 

NASA's new budget is slated to land on Capitol Hill today, and it's not quite what the space agency was hoping for. US President Barack Obama is asking Congress for US$17.7 billion for NASA in 2013, funding it at its lowest level in four years and a full billion dollars less than the President mapped out for the agency in the five-year budget he sent Congress last year. Perhaps hardest hit: future Mars missions. The planetary science division will lose $300 million (down to $1.2 billion, or a 20 per cent cut), and Mars exploration will take the brunt of that reduction.

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