Elon Musk scales up his ambitions, now planning to go “well beyond” Mars

Musk may soon detail the architecture he hopes will colonize the solar system. sci tech news Continue reading Elon Musk scales up his ambitions, now planning to go “well beyond” Mars

Unedited videos reveal the sophisticated tool-using behavior of Hawaiian crows

‘Alalā, or Hawaiian crows, are among the only birds in the world that use tools to catch prey. sci tech news Continue reading Unedited videos reveal the sophisticated tool-using behavior of Hawaiian crows

Indomitable Curiosity treks through mesas, captures Wild West-like images

Four years after landing, rover continues its trek along the flanks of Mount Sharp. sci tech news Continue reading Indomitable Curiosity treks through mesas, captures Wild West-like images

Incredible discovery of intact female figurine from neolithic era in Turkey

Unusually well-preserved figurine is 8,000 years old and likely represents an elder. sci tech news Continue reading Incredible discovery of intact female figurine from neolithic era in Turkey

Arctic sea ice coverage is at its 2nd lowest on record

Low ice coverage comes despite cooler-than-normal arctic summer. sci tech news Continue reading Arctic sea ice coverage is at its 2nd lowest on record

After key donations, GOP tried to keep poisoned kids from suing lead makers

Leaked documents reveal how $750,000 in donations led to laws in Wisconsin. sci tech news Continue reading After key donations, GOP tried to keep poisoned kids from suing lead makers

Lamar Smith invites legal scholars to tell him what he’s doing is fine

Witnesses invited by Smith agree with him on legality of anti-science-crusade subpoenas. sci tech news Continue reading Lamar Smith invites legal scholars to tell him what he’s doing is fine

For early prostate cancer, a watchful eye is just as good as treatment

In 10-year study, deaths were rare even without radiation or surgery. sci tech news Continue reading For early prostate cancer, a watchful eye is just as good as treatment

US renewables: Dropping in price, growing in significance

Wind, having passed coal, now getting competitive with natural gas. sci tech news Continue reading US renewables: Dropping in price, growing in significance

World’s most valuable dye existed in Peru 1,800 years before anywhere else

Indigo, the dye in blue jeans, was being used 6,200 years ago in the Andes. sci tech news Continue reading World’s most valuable dye existed in Peru 1,800 years before anywhere else