Stories tagged: science
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
King County voters to decide arts sales tax in August
King County voters will decide in August whether to raise the county sales tax to pay for arts, culture and science programs.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 6 a.m.
WSU researchers create atoms with negative mass in hopes of aiding nuclear fission
Physicists at Washington State University have created atoms that temporarily have negative mass, a discovery meaning they accelerate backward when pushed forward.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Astronomers plan to play hooky during August eclipse
The total solar eclipse that will pass over Central Oregon in August is a big enough deal that the staff at Pine Mountain Observatory will be playing hooky for the …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, rings
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has survived an unprecedented trip between Saturn and its rings, and has amazing pictures to show for it.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Locals to march for the planet
As the People’s Climate Movement gets underway Saturday in Washington, D.C., hundreds locally are expected to march across Moscow as part of the Lori Batina Memorial Climate March.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:19 a.m.
Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says
A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought – more than 100,000 years ago – and maybe they were Neanderthals.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Scientists keep increasing their projections for how much the oceans will rise this century
A report by a leading research body monitoring the Arctic has found that previous projections of global sea level rise for the end of the century could be too low, …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Trump orders review of national monuments
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review any national monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres in …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Trump calls U.S. astronaut who broke record for time in space
President Donald Trump made a very long distance phone call to the International Space Station, to congratulate its commander on breaking the record for the most time spent in space …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Scientists and supporters rally at Spokane’s Riverfront Park
The speeches had only just begun, but the field in front of the clock tower was crowded with thousands of people when the Spokane March for Science got underway Saturday …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9 p.m.
Advocates fan out in global show of support for science
From the Washington Monument to Germany’s Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows
Decades’ worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth’s orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
March for Science is this weekend in nation’s capital; more protests are to follow
Activists and scientists are expected to descend on the nation’s capital Saturday to rally for environmental causes and government policies rooted in scientific research as part of the Earth Day …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
As coral reefs die, huge swaths of the ocean floor are eroding
U.S. government scientists have found a dramatic impact from the continuing decline of coral reefs: The seafloor around them is eroding and sinking, deepening coastal waters and exposing nearby communities …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Researchers developing map to predict future farmland loss
Idaho researchers are working on a map that might be able to estimate how much farmland southwestern Idaho will lose by the end of the century and where the loss …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
American, Russian arrive at International Space Station
A Soyuz space capsule on Thursday safely delivered an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Report: Can’t blame El Nino as global temps spike in March
In what scientists call a clear sign of a warming world, Earth’s temperatures in March were the most above-normal on record without an El Nino spiking temperatures.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 4:56 a.m.
Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life
Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It’s not so far away, either.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
John Glenn honored with launch of space station supply ship
John Glenn’s trailblazing legacy took flight Tuesday as a cargo ship bearing his name rocketed toward the International Space Station.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 6:22 a.m.
Solar eclipse inspires new scratch ticket for Idaho Lottery
The Idaho Lottery is the latest group to cater to the growing popularity of this summer’s total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:33 a.m.
Archosaur fossils are forcing scientists to rethink evolution of dinosaurs
Scientists have identified one of the earliest known dinosaur relatives – and it doesn’t look anything like they expected.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch
Want the world’s best, up-close view of a rocket launch without being right there at the pad? For the first time, cameras will provide live 360-degree video of a rocket …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9 p.m.
Robert W. Taylor, visionary in birth of personal computing and internet, dies at 85
In 1968, Robert W. Taylor made a prediction that would guide the course of computer science for decades to come. “In a few years,” he wrote, “men will be able …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Study: Bird population in Vermont forests drop 14.2 percent
The bird population in Vermont’s forests has declined 14.2 percent over 25 years, largely due to several factors, including invasive species, climate change, and the natural cycle of maturing forests, …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Oregon parks open 1,000 more campsite for 2017 solar eclipse
State park officials say they are opening 1,000 more campsites for people coming to watch the summer solar eclipse from Oregon.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Measure seeking to define personhood dies in Senate
Montana voters won’t have to decide whether to define what a person is in the state constitution.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 5:33 a.m.
Ocean world near Saturn top contender for life beyond Earth
A tiny, ice-encrusted ocean world orbiting Saturn is now a hotter-than-ever candidate for potential life.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
MRSA bacteria infected 10 infants at California hospital
Over the course of eight months, the lethal bacteria MRSA infected 10 already critically ill infants in the University of California, Irvine Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit – an …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
The oldest known relative of dinosaurs was unusual, experts say
The 245-million-year-old fossils were some of the strangest ones Sterling Nesbitt had ever seen. Their bodies looked like crocodiles – stout and muscular, with four sturdy legs. But their necks …