Would you travel to space in a balloon?

Solar plane could fly forever – theoretically The Swiss have built an airplane for the first round-the-world solar flight. It has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a car. A fully loaded 747 weighs almost 500 times as much as a small car. The Solar Impulse 2 was unveiled at Switzer... - Posted on April 14, 2014
Another year, another wolf Washington's wildlife agency counted 52 endangered gray wolves living in the state in 2013. That's one more than in 2012. The wolf population has been a controversial topic since the predators returned to the state much faster than expected in the past several years.... - Posted on March 9, 2014
Teen studies her own cancer First the teenager survived a rare cancer. Then she wanted to study it, spurring a study that helped scientists find a weird gene flaw that might play a role in how the tumor strikes. Age 18 is pretty young to be listed as an author of a study in the prestigious journal Scie... - Posted on March 2, 2014
Two-headed turtle turns heads A new exhibit at Zoosiana has plenty of visitors asking questions. The zoo, formerly the Zoo of Acadiana in Broussard, Louisiana, welcomed a two-headed animal recently. It is named Michael and Angelo after Michelangelo of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Zookeeper ... - Posted on February 16, 2014
Would you eat pizza that was 3 years old? What's the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers? A pizza that can stay on the shelf for as long as three years and still remain good to eat. Soldiers have been asking for pizza since 1981. That's when lightweight individual field rations replaced canned food. ... - Posted on February 16, 2014
Would you dash outside in -100? Scientists do! Feeling chilly? Here's cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for "soul-crushing" cold. Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. Better yet, don't try it. That's so cold scientists say it hurts to breathe. We're talkin' cold. Ic... - Posted on December 10, 2013
It's a miracle! Arrow removed from deer's head Wildlife officials have removed an arrow from a young deer's head. The deer was then released back into the New Jersey woods. The arrow that had completely pierced the 5-month-old male deer's head. It was removed Saturday by biologists with New Jersey's Department of Environ... - Posted on November 11, 2013
Californians see a "fire in the sky" Southern Californians from Santa Barbara to San Diego have reported seeing a fireball in the sky. Forecasters said it was most likely a meteor. The National Weather Service says the sightings starting at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night. They are most likely associated with the ... - Posted on November 7, 2013
The way your dog wags his tail means something The way Fido wags his tail might reveal more about him than you know. Just ask another dog. Researchers discovered a subtle difference in how dogs wag their tails. When a dog sees something positive, such as its owner, it tends to wags its tail more to its right. The wagging... - Posted on November 1, 2013
Would you travel to space in a balloon? The latest space tourism venture depends more on hot air than rocket science. World View Enterprises announced plans to send people up in a capsule, lifted 19 miles by a high-altitude balloon. The price for the four-hour ride would be $75,000. Space starts at 62 miles... - Posted on October 23, 2013