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Professor, wife sentenced on convictions of defrauding NASA
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A university professor in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison on a conviction of defrauding NASA by letting graduate students and researchers do all the work on a $700,000 project. U.S. District Court Judge Ha
Horses can use symbols to talk to us
There will never be a horse like Mr. Ed, the talking equine TV star. But scientists have discovered that the animals can learn to use another human tool for communicating: pointing to symbols. They join a short list of other species, including some primat
Barack Obama is officially now a parasite
WASHINGTON — It's no Nobel Peace Prize, but Barack Obama has a new honor to brag about. Scientists have named a parasite after him — and there's no worming out of it.
Meet Baracktrema obamai, a tiny parasitic flatworm that lives in turtles' blood. A ne
EmDrive: Nasa Eagleworks paper has finally passed peer review
An independent scientist has confirmed that the paper by scientists at the Nasa Eagleworks Laboratories on achieving thrust using highly controversial space propulsion technology EmDrive has passed peer review, and will soon be published by the American I
Physicists confirm possible discovery of fifth force of nature
Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature, according to a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters by theoretical physicists at the Uni
Scientists estimate Greenland shark lived 400 years
Scientists now calculate that Greenland sharks are Earth's oldest living animals with backbones. They estimate that one of those grey sharks was born in icy Arctic waters roughly 400 years ago and lived until only a couple of years ago.
Alaska earthquake "swarm" probably not earthquakes at all
Earlier this summer, the scientists at the Alaska Earthquake Center began monitoring a swarm of small earthquakes in an area about eight miles west of Mt. Spurr. According to State Seismologist Dr. Michael West, they probably aren’t earthquakes at all.
Scientists announce liquid metal breakthrough
The shape-shifting Terminator T-1000 robot which appeared in the 1990s film franchise could become a reality after a breakthrough in liquid-metal technology, scientists have claimed.
Gravitational waves detected from more colliding black holes
The ground-breaking detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time postulated by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, that was announced in February was no fluke. Scientists said on Wednesday that they have spotted them for a second time.
Researchers shine a light through transparent wood
Wood already has plenty to offer conventional construction methods, but it may soon have a new trick up its sleeve. Scientists have come up with a way to turn a block of linden wood transparent, winding up with a material that could find use in everything
Fertilized human egg emits microscopic flash of light
When you meet someone who ignites your passion, it can feel like fireworks are going off. New research by Northwestern University researchers, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that when human sperm meets an egg, it can also set off spark
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