Science News

Amazonian tribe study shows how human bodily bacteria is changing


WASHINGTON - Everyone's body is brimming with bacteria, and these microbes do plenty of good things like building the immune system and helping digestion. But modern diets, antibiotics and hygiene seem to be reducing the range of microbes occupying our anatomy.

Scientists create self-powering camera

New York, NEW YORK - Scientists at Columbia University in New York have successfully built a camera that is capable of producing images using power harvested from the surrounding incident light.  | Video

Tech 17 Apr 2015

U.S. eyes new ways to prepare and win future war in space

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The United States needs disruptive new technologies, new ways of acquiring equipment and bandwidth, and closer ties with global allies to stay ahead of growing challenges in space from China, Russia and others, the head of U.S. Air Force Space Command told Reuters.

U.S., China, Russia 17 Apr 2015

NASA electric rover goes for a spin

Texas, Houston, U.S. - Driving NASA's Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) looks out of this world - and the leading space agency say this might one day be a possibility. | Video

17 Apr 2015

ReNeuron stem cell therapy shows long-term promise for stroke

LONDON - A pioneering stem cell treatment for patients disabled by stroke has continued to show long-term promise in a clinical trial, the British biotech company behind the project said on Friday.

Health 17 Apr 2015

Mercury-orbiting U.S. spacecraft heading for a crash landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A NASA spacecraft that made surprising discoveries of ice and other materials on Mercury will make a crash landing into the planet around April 30, scientists said on Thursday.

16 Apr 2015

U.S. Air Force sees next step for rocket launch contest by June

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Air Force plans to ask satellite launch providers and engine makers next month or in early June to explain how they would partner up to develop a new launch vehicle powered by a U.S.-built engine, a top Air Force general said on Thursday.

U.S., 16 Apr 2015

A dog's life: study reveals people's hormonal link with tail-waggers

WASHINGTON - Dogs are called "man's best friend" - women's, too - and scientists say the bond between people and their pooches may be deeper than you might think.

Health 16 Apr 2015

Getting around without draining your phone battery

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - For the most part, GPS works great. It gives people the ability to get from point A to point B with a simple press of a button on a smartphone. That's until you hit a big city. | Video

Tech 16 Apr 2015

U.S. Air Force moves toward common satellite control system

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Air Force is studying how to develop a common ground system to track, communicate with and control all the satellites it operates, a move that would save money and improve cybersecurity, the head of Air Force Space Command said on Thursday.

Tech, U.S. 16 Apr 2015

Pfizer wins first U.S. trial over Zoloft birth-defect risk

- Pfizer Inc scored a key victory Friday when it was cleared of liability in the first U.S. trial involving claims that its antidepressant Zoloft can cause birth defects in children born to women who take the drug while pregnant.