Stories tagged: science
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 1:52 P.M.
Heroin epidemic: Implant is new weapon to fight addiction
A new weapon to fight heroin and painkiller addiction could be on the way – an implant that goes in a recovering addict’s arm to deliver a drug that quells …
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
Cancer immunotherapy finds success in Seattle study of leukemia patients
Leukemia patients out of options and given just months to live have achieved sustained remissions thanks to a new twist on cancer immunotherapy, according to a highly anticipated study from …
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 1:09 P.M.
WSU researchers aim to make farming more efficient
Washington State University researchers are seeking new ways to increase efficiency of water use in agriculture.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 9:15 A.M.
Japanese prototype stealth plane makes first flight
Japan’s first domestically manufactured stealth plane has made its first flight, making Japan one of only a handful of nations with airplane stealth capabilities.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 9:20 A.M.
Exploring Mars: Redmond company wins $67M deep-space contract
A Redmond, Washington, company has won a $67 million contract with NASA to build a propulsion system that will help explore deep space and Mars.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 5:55 P.M.
Dinosaurs were declining long before asteroid hit, study indicates
Dinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016, 7:07 A.M.
Scientists predict average hurricane season, with 12 named storms
The year’s hurricane season will be near-average, with the formation of 12 named storms, including five hurricanes making landfall along the U.S. coastline or in the Caribbean, according to a …
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 9:55 A.M.
Camera lens used during 1971 moon mission up for auction
A camera lens used by the commander of the 1971 Apollo 15 space mission both on the lunar surface and in orbit is up for auction.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016, 2:35 P.M.
Apples in space: Wapato High kids will return to Texas, conduct tests with NASA
Last spring, Wapato High School students had an opportunity of a lifetime – testing an experiment of their design in zero-gravity conditions and touring Houston’s Johnson Space Center. Now they …
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016, 1:43 P.M.
NASA: Global warming is now changing how Earth wobbles
Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 12:04 P.M.
New study says global warming may be worse than experts think
Most computer simulations of climate change are underestimating by at least one degree how warm the world will get this century, a new study suggests.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 10:24 A.M.
White House to transfer Ebola funds to combat Zika virus
The Obama administration is to announce Wednesday it will transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus, congressional officials …
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 8:45 A.M.
1 dead, 1 hurt in model rocket blast at California school
A propane-powered model rocket exploded at a Southern California school, killing a young man and sending his friend to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016, 4 P.M.
Will obesity reverse life span gains made over decades of health triumphs?
New statistics on death rates in the United States appear to confirm a grim prediction – that obesity is reversing decades of steady expansion in Americans’ life spans, according to …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 4:47 P.M.
Indonesia “hobbit” fossils older than first thought, study shows
It was a spectacular discovery: Fossil remains in an Indonesian cave revealed a recent relative of modern humans that stood about 3 feet tall. The creatures were quickly nicknamed “hobbits.”
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 9:47 A.M.
FDA grants use of experimental blood test for Zika screening
Federal health officials are granting use of an experimental blood test to screen blood for Zika virus, an emergency step designed to protect local blood supplies from the mosquito-borne virus.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 2:09 P.M.
Hubble Space Telescope spies galaxy 32 billion light years away
When a team of astronomers found a galaxy in the direction of Ursa Major two years ago, they weren’t sure what to make of it. Now they’re certain it represents …
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016, 4 P.M.
Microbe with stripped-down DNA may hint at secrets of life
Scientists have deleted nearly half the genes of a microbe, creating a stripped-down version that still functions, an achievement that might reveal secrets of how life works.
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 10:24 A.M.
European, Russian space agencies launch mission to Mars
Europe and Russia have launched a joint mission to explore the atmosphere of Mars and hunt for signs of life on the red planet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016, 3:03 P.M.
Sticky lawsuit: $400M dispute lingers over Post-it inventor
Alan Amron has invented a battery-powered squirt gun, a digital photo frame, even a laser system that may someday provide a visible first-down line for fans inside NFL stadiums. He …
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016, 1:55 P.M.
North Central science lab receives state grant
Science students at North Central High School are going to have more resources to pursue projects, with the school among six chosen to receive a $20,000 grant from the state’s …
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 7:30 A.M.
Sen. Murray questions DOE commitment to all Hanford cleanup
The Obama administration’s proposed Hanford budget seems to foreshadow declaring a cleanup victory, leaving critical work unfinished, Sen. Patty Murray said Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 3:04 P.M.
Jeff Bezos company planning human test space flights by 2017
Private space travel company Blue Origin expects its first test flights with people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said during a tour of the venture’s research and development site …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 1:29 P.M.
Science fair 7th grader shows footballs deflate sans Brady
Seventh-grader Ben Goodell has earned honors at a Massachusetts school science fair for his demonstration of how footballs can deflate on their own.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 3:47 P.M.
Whole Foods to install rooftop solar at 100 stores
Whole Foods Market Inc. is embracing solar power. The Austin, Texas-based grocery chain has signed agreements with SolarCity and NRG Energy Inc. to install rooftop solar units at up to …
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 12:54 P.M.
Marijuana testing lab closed because of disputed results
One of a dozen state-certified marijuana testing labs is closed amid a dispute over testing results.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 9:39 A.M.
U.S. breaks record for hottest winter
Federal meteorologists say the winter that has just ended was the hottest in U.S. records, thanks to the combination of El Nino and man-made global warming.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016, 10:05 A.M.
Scientists discover possible new octopus species near Hawaii
HONOLULU – Scientists say they have discovered what might be a new species of octopus while searching the Pacific Ocean floor near the Hawaiian Islands.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 10:09 A.M.
Brandi Chastain pledges her brain for concussion study
Brandi Chastain, who scored the game-winning penalty kick that gave the United States the 1999 Women’s World Cup title, has pledged to donate her brain for concussion research when she …
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 8:15 A.M.
PNNL collaborating on world’s newest atom smasher
A new atom smasher with the potential to help physicists explain some of the mysteries of the universe has circulated beams for the first time.