Science-loving sisters will work with NASA during total solar eclipse
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:04:04 -0400
Two sisters from Seattle, Washington, are turning their family science project into the opportunity of a lifetime: working with NASA during the historic total solar eclipse. Rebecca and Kimberly Yeung are participating in NASA’s Eclipse Ballooning project in conjunction with the University of Montana on Aug. 21. Rebecca, 12, and Kimberly, 10, built their own balloon craft that they will launch from Casper, Wyoming, into the eclipse's path of totality.
These college students are vying to build Elon Musk's hyperloop
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:07:24 -0400
This team of University of Maryland students is hoping to prove it can win SpaceX’s hyperloop capsule competition and bring in a new form of transportation to life. It may take years to see if Elon Musk’s dream of a hyperloop will lead to humans zipping between cities at hundreds of miles an hour aboard pods packed inside low-pressure tubes, but one team of college students is sure they can help lead the way there.
Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:19:39 -0400
Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said. Summer has seen a record number of fires and Portugal's Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa has blamed arsonists and human negligence for most of them.
Psychology of Hate: What Motivates White Supremacists?
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:06:00 -0400
The sight of torch-wielding, chanting white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, jarred the country over the weekend, a national distress that only deepened when a counter-protester died and 19 others were wounded in a car attack there on Saturday. An alleged white supremacist, James Alex Fields Jr., has been charged in that attack. White supremacy — the view that white people are racially superior — and neo-Nazism are nothing new, of course.
Neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain dies at 90
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:09:25 -0400
A founder of modern neuroscience who studied Einstein's brain has died
S. Africa opposes online rhino horn auction
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:41:44 -0400
South Africa said Friday it would oppose an online auction of rhino horns due to start next week, as outraged conservationists said the sale would undermine the global ban on rhino trade. The three-day auction by South African John Hume, who runs the world's biggest rhino farm, comes after a ban on domestic trade in the country was lifted three months ago. The government said it would fight Hume's court application to be granted sale permits.
Lost Art: Babbitt Bearings
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:30:06 -0400
The lost art of babbitt bearings.
Solar Eclipse Glasses in Short Supply Just Days Before the Big Event
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:34:49 -0400
With the solar eclipse just three days away, there is growing concern about a shortage in the special glasses needed to view the event without damaging your eyes. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
Who are the white nationalists and Antifa: Part 1
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:39:12 -0400
For the past six months, ABC News' "20/20" traveled the country tracking political violence and following extremists.
Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:53:35 -0400
DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they have found a new clue into the mysterious exodus of ancient cliff-dwelling people from the Mesa Verde area of Colorado more than 700 years ago: DNA from the bones of domesticated turkeys.