NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting space telescope wakes up again

NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting space telescope wakes up again An artist’s illustration of NASA’s Kepler space telescope hunting for exoplanets. (NASA) The Kepler wake-up whipsaw continues. NASA's Kepler space telescope, which has discovered more than 2,650 alien planets to date, emerged from yet another slumber Thursday (Oct. 11), agency officials said. Kepler has been running very low […]

Daylight saving time: When and why we ‘fall back’

Daylight saving time: When and why we ‘fall back’ Tom Liberatore, a materials purchasing manager, walks past clocks being tested prior to shipping at the Electric Time Company in Medfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Friendly reminder: daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. (local time) on Sunday, Nov. 4, which means it's almost time to […]

Huge ‘diamond’ sculpture in space could make history

Huge ‘diamond’ sculpture in space could make history Trevor Paglen, <em>Orbital Reflector</em>, rendering. (Trevor Paglen/Nevada Museum of Art) If the purpose of art is to expand our minds, how does that change when the artwork is 350 miles away in low Earth orbit? That's a question at the heart of Orbital Reflector, a project from artist Trevor Paglen […]

Viking longship discovery thrills archaeologists

Viking longship discovery thrills archaeologists close Video Viking longship discovery thrills archaeologists Archaeologists in Norway have used ground-penetrating radar technology to discover an extremely rare Viking longship in what experts are describing as a ‘sensational’ find. Archaeologists in Norway have used ground-penetrating radar technology to discover an extremely rare Viking longship in what experts are […]

Idaho wildlife official’s safari photos spark outrage

Idaho wildlife official’s safari photos spark outrage File photo of baboons, these in Tanzania. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy) Another controversy is brewing about an American hunter's safari in Africa. This time it involves a Fish and Game commissioner in Idaho named Blake Fischer, who returned from a hunt in Namibia with his wife and boasted by […]