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People across the country are counting down the hours until the total solar eclipse will arc across the continental United States for the first time in decades. What is it?A total solar eclipse is when the moon moves between the sun and Earth, lasting for nearly three hours from beginning to end, according to NASA. Retired NASA astrophysicist and photographer Fred Espenak said the experience usually lasts for just a few minutes, but it's truly out of this world.
Judges continue to allow questionable forensic science at trials even though the reliability of many practices have been challenged
When NASA launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 deep into space 40 years ago, each spacecraft brought along a golden record with sights and sounds from Earth, just in case any aliens were to stumble across it.
Everyone watching the US solar eclipse today (Aug. 21) was warned again and again: Wear certified protective glasses. But if you forgot to buy glasses, or you left them at home, or your name is Donald Trump, then it was near-impossible to ignore the temptation of staring directly at the sun. (And if you did,…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes.
How tell if your solar eclipse glasses are safe -- according to NASA scientists.
In the 18th century, British astronomers set out to sell science by demystifying it.
How to make a pinhole projector from a cereal box to safely view the total solar eclipse. You don't need fancy equipment to watch the celestial event.
By Tom Polansek and Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) - With Monsanto Co's latest flagship weed killer, dicamba, banned in Arkansas and under review by U.S. regulators over concerns it can drift in the wind, farmers and weed scientists are also complaining that confusing directions on the label make the product hard to use safely. Dicamba, sold under different brand names by BASF and DuPont , can vaporize under certain conditions and the wind can blow it into nearby crops and other plants. To prevent that from happening, Monsanto created a 4,550-word label with detailed instructions.
As part of the fight against deadly chemical weapon attacks, researchers have developed a new smart fabric that is capable of not only rapidly detecting nerve gas, but also of neutralizing it.
Two years ago, a Chinese chip-design expert named Micree Zhan was reading China’s seminal science-fiction novel, The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin, while wrestling with how to create a new processor. He had already designed custom chips for the company he co-founded, Bitmain, that had made it into the world’s leading bitcoin miner, allowing it…
Marcelino is calling to her, but Cecilia cannot be with him. Luckily she is now in the best place to have her depression treated: the Sorocaba Great Primates Sanctuary. Cecilia came to Sorocaba four months ago from Mendoza in Argentina, after making legal history in a case brought by animal rights' groups.
Monday's total solar eclipse will come to Americans in varying degrees of visual clarity, according to ABC News meteorologists, who say that the clearest skies are likely to appear in the Northwest in cities like San Francisco, Salem and Seattle. NASA has published an interactive map that shows the times for the partial and total eclipse anywhere in world. What happens during a total solar eclipse?
Asking whether machines can really understand us is meaningless.