Space station cooling system shuts down, but no emergency, says NASA
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - NASA is assessing a problem with one of two cooling systems aboard the International Space Station, a potentially serious but not life-threatening situation, officials said on Wednesday.
Dazzling Arizona fireball a warm-up for weekend meteor shower
The Geminid meteor shower - one of the most spectacular meteor displays of the year - may hit its peak this weekend, but some stargazers in Arizona got a sneak preview of the celestial light show Tuesday night.
Jupiter moon Europa may have water geysers taller than Everest
Jupiter''s icy moon Europa may erupt with fleeting plumes of water more than 20 times the height of Mt. Everest, scientists say.
Look out, Southwest, there''s a new cockroach in town
From the garages of Southern California to the apartments of Philadelphia, oriental cockroaches have reared their heads wherever there is moisture and rubbish or leftover food.
Space station''s coolant problem casts a cloud over cargo craft''s launch
NASA managers say they''re still troubleshooting a problem with a coolant pump aboard the International Space Station - and although the crew is not in any danger, a commercial cargo flight might have to be postponed.A decision on the Dec. 18 launch of Orbital Sciences Corp.
Climate change may be worsening wildfires in the West
SAN FRANCISCO - Wildfires in the western United States are getting worse, and human-caused climate change may be the main culprit in the hotter, more dangerous infernos, new research suggests.
Odd bird, indeed: Dinosaur borrowed parts from duck, rooster
What has a mouth like a duck''s and a comb like a rooster''s? A dinosaur that roamed North America 75 million years ago.A new fossil discovery reveals the duck-billed dinosaur Edmontosaurus regalis sported a fleshy comb on its head, similar to the ones on modern-day roosters.
Scientist sees fracking as the way to dispose of nuclear waste
SAN FRANCISCO - Nuclear waste could one day be disposed of by injecting it into fracking boreholes in the Earth, at least if one scientist''s idea takes hold.
Despite CFC ban, ozone hole won''t heal until 2070, NASA finds
SAN FRANCISCO - The banning of ozone-depleting chemicals hasn''t yet caused detectable improvements in the Antarctic ozone hole, new research suggests.
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China''s latest spell of severe pollution can be seen from space.NASA''s Terra satellite captured this image of the thick smog lingering over China, from Beijing to Shanghai, on Saturday.