Three win Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Oct 8, 2008, 22:16 GMT

Three win Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Three scientists have been awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, presented Wednesday. The three scientists were awarded the prize “for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP.” Originally observed in jellyfish, GFP is now one of the most important tools used in contemporary bioscience. ... more

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Asteroid flyby alert: Massive dark asteroid to whiz by Earth on May 31

May 17, 2013, 20:52 GMT

Asteroid flyby alert: Massive dark asteroid to whiz by Earth on May 31
Time to look up in the sky, as the end of May sees a large asteroid whizzing by Earth. ... more

Friday Night Lights: NASA to Chronicle Close Earth Flyby of Asteroid

Feb 15, 2013, 7:43 GMT

Friday Night Lights: NASA to Chronicle Close Earth Flyby of Asteroid
Time to watch the sky as NASA Television will provide commentary starting at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) on Friday, Feb. 15, during the close, but safe, flyby of a small near-Earth asteroid named 2012 DA14. ... more

Sky watch: Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2013 Peak (VIDEO)

Dec 31, 2012, 5:07 GMT

Sky watch: Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2013 Peak (VIDEO)
NASA is reporting the year's first meteor shower - visible in the USA. ... more

Son of astronaut becomes astronaut himself

Oct 13, 2008, 22:18 GMT

Son of astronaut becomes astronaut himself
The son of former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott was launched into orbit early Sunday (US time) aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket to become the sixth paying visitor to the International Space Station. Additionally, Richard Garriott becomes the first second-generation American astronaut to launch into space. ... more

Life or machine tested in 18th Loebner Prize

Oct 13, 2008, 22:07 GMT

Now in its 18th year, the Loebner Prize is an annual competition to see whether computer programmers can create a computer program apt enough to disguise itself as a real human being. The competition is based upon the Turing test, first described by Alan Turing in his 1950 paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence.” ... more

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End the torture: Colombia bans wild animals in circuses

Jun 12, 2013, 23:52 GMT

End the torture: Colombia bans wild animals in circuses
The Colombian Congress today passed Bill 244,2012 to end the use of wild animals in both static and traveling circuses, after a six-year public campaign following the release of critical evidence of animal suffering collected by investigators from Animal Defenders International (ADI). ... more

2012 Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars Pictures

Oct 17, 2012, 13:59 GMT

2012 Comedy Centrals Night of Too Many Stars Pictures
We have added a set of pictures from the event "2012 Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars". ... more

Angela Raiola Sighted at Cherry Hill's Coastline Bar

Oct 11, 2012, 1:04 GMT

Angela Raiola Sighted at Cherry Hills Coastline Bar
We have added a set of pictures from the event "Angela Raiola Sighted at Cherry Hill's Coastline Bar ... more

Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives in New York City Pictures

May 1, 2012, 14:28 GMT

Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives in New York City Pictures
We have added a set of pictures showing Space Shuttle Enterprise arriving in New York City. ... more

In photos: 'Hubble takes first shots of a planet orbiting another star'

Nov 14, 2008, 8:21 GMT

In photos: Hubble takes first shots of a planet orbiting another star
We have added a new set of images from the event "Hubble takes first shots of a planet orbiting another star." ... more

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