Space station supply ship delivers espresso

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Spacecraft crashes into planet
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Does stress turn your hair gray?
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Save the guacamole!
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Obama pushes reading via new technologies
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Drones converge on California coast
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Texan named Teacher of the Year
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Can fluoride be too much of a good thing?
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Countries worldwide respond to Nepal earthquake
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How mummies are made
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Is there such a thing as a “cute” shark?
Spacecraft crashes into planet The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury has ended its four-year tour. It came to an end with a crash landing. NASA's Messenger plunged from orbit as planned. It slammed into the sun's closest planet at about 8,750 mph. The impact created a crater an estimated 52 feet acros... - Posted on May 6, 2015
Does stress turn your hair gray? You asked us, does stress turn your hair gray? Hair gets its color when two types of pigment called melanin combine. Different proportions create a variety of shades. We don't yet understand the mechanics behind it. But hair follicles – the 100,000 or so pits on our heads... - Posted on May 6, 2015
Save the guacamole! With the killers hiding in the trees, heat-sensing drones are launched into the air. When their whereabouts are narrowed, the dogs are sent in. When it comes to protecting the world's supply of guacamole, no weapon can be spared. On subtropical farmland in South Florida, res... - Posted on May 5, 2015
Obama pushes reading via new technologies Linking reading to technology, the White House has pulled together major book publishers. They will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students. Commitments are also being sought from local governments and schools across the country to ensure that every st... - Posted on May 5, 2015
Drones converge on California coast Surfers catching waves and mountain bikers pedaling through forests are used to the occasional low flying pelican or diving hawk. But these days, outdoor recreationists may find what's up in the air isn't a bird at all. It's a drone. Last week top drone-makers, along with in... - Posted on May 4, 2015
Texan named Teacher of the Year A high school English teacher in Texas has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. She works with students facing poverty and traumas related to their immigration to the United States. Shanna Peeples from Amarillo was selected for the honor by the Council of Chief ... - Posted on May 4, 2015
Can fluoride be too much of a good thing? The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water. That's because some kids are getting too much. It is causing white splotches on their teeth. It's the first change since the government urged cities to add fluoride to water supplies to prevent ... - Posted on May 1, 2015
Countries worldwide respond to Nepal earthquake In the days after a crushing earthquake hit the country of Nepal on April 25, there is still time to save lives. Many governments and aid agencies are sending doctors, volunteers and equipment. They aren't waiting for the dust to settle. The estimates are that thousands of people ... - Posted on May 1, 2015
How mummies are made The most familiar mummies are the Egyptians. Many were buried in elaborate tombs and surrounded with treasures. It was believed those could escort them into the afterlife. But not all mummies were E... - Posted on April 30, 2015
Is there such a thing as a “cute” shark? Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten and you've got the aptly named pocket shark. It is the newest and rarest species found off the U.S. coast. Surprised scientists have found a tiny, young version of the extraordinarily rare shark. It was fished ou... - Posted on April 30, 2015
Scientists a step closer to "bringing back" mammoths Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth. It's thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast. Researchers deciphered the complete DNA code, or genomes, of two mammoths. The new genomes are far more refined... - Posted on April 29, 2015
How do vaccines work? You asked us, how do vaccines work? Well, vaccines are basically a stupendously brilliant way to train ourselves to fight some downright nasty, even deadly diseases. Let me explain. When we get sick from viruses or bacteria, our immune system creates weapons that atta... - Posted on April 29, 2015
Proms become platform for good deeds, social change Proms traditionally have been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather than exclusive. They're using proms as vehicles for good deeds. And to ... - Posted on April 28, 2015
High-speed train almost as fast as plane A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the train reached 375 miles per hour in a test run. That surpassed its record of 361 mph, set in 2003. The train traveled for just over a mile at a sp... - Posted on April 28, 2015
New York City wants to cut waste by 90 percent The nation's biggest city, New York, is announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90 percent by 2030. The plan includes an overhaul of the city's recycling program. It includes incentives to reduce waste. It also includes tacit support for the City Counci... - Posted on April 27, 2015
Real life cats in hats It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller, faster. They need to knit hats for cats. What started as a lark — and to honor the grandmother who taught her to knit — has turned into ... - Posted on April 27, 2015
Presidential hopefuls kick off 2016 campaigns In a presidential campaign, you only get one Opening Day. For Ted Cruz, it was a simple speech on a college campus. No notes, no teleprompter. And no choice for the students required to be there. Rand Paul packed a hotel ballroom with loyalists. He dazzled them with videos a... - Posted on April 24, 2015
In Puerto Rico, a push to save culture from long ago In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying a nearly extinct language. They beat on drums and grow native crops like cassava and sweet potato. They do this as they learn about the indigenous people who lived on the island before Christo... - Posted on April 24, 2015
Would planes be safer without pilots? To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. Following the intentional crashing of Germanwings Flight 9525 by the co-pilot, a long-running debate over autonomous, or independent, jets is resur... - Posted on April 23, 2015
Space station supply ship delivers espresso The SpaceX supply ship that arrived at the International Space Station has delivered the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured the Dragon capsule. It came three days after its Florida launch and ... - Posted on April 23, 2015