One flight closer to space tourism Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. More
U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed. Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times. More
New calls to rename Higgs boson One of the scientists who developed the theory of the Higgs boson says the particle should be renamed to acknowledge the contributions of others involved in the work. More
Moscow: back to stone age with baby mammoth Bernard Buigues, French explorer and head of the Mammuthus project, which excavates and conserves fossils found in Siberia’s permafrost, says the perennially frozen ground kept ... most complete wooly mammoth specimen ever found,” Daniel Fisher praised ... 10/28/2013 - 1:35 am | View Link
Frozen Baby Woolly Mammoth Discovered in Siberia Marco Werman: Let's shift now from a creature of today's ocean to a creature of the past. Scientists recently discovered a baby wooly mammoth preserved in the frozen tundra of northern Siberia. Nicknamed Yuka, the mammoth lived around 10,000 years ago. 04/4/2012 - 1:50 am | View Link
Meet Lyuba, the 42,000-year-old baby wooly mammoth Lyuba, a nearly perfectly frozen baby wooly mammoth is on display at the museum until September. She's more than 42-thousand years old and in 2007 was discovered in Siberia by reindeer herders who saw her body sticking out of a river bank. She fell in to a ... 03/30/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Baby woolly mammoth ... s frozen tundra. Not a fossil, not bones, but an intact woolly mammoth! It will be displayed in Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Wooly mammoth carcass from Siberia reveals information about ice-age creatures – washingtonpost.com. 03/10/2010 - 11:00 am | View Link
40,000-year-old baby woolly mammoth frozen in time A BABY woolly mammoth that died after being sucked into a muddy river bed 40,000 years ago has revealed more prehistoric secrets of how the species survived in its icy habitat. The mammoth, known as Lyuba, was about a month old when she died in the ... 10/4/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Woolly Mammoths: Evidence of Catastrophe? Woolly Mammoths Remains: Catastrophic Origins? By Sue Bishop. Since Ted Holden has repeatedly insisted that the mammoth whose remains were found in Siberia in 1901 ... 08/23/2014 - 2:10 am | View Website
Frozen Mammoth Found The story of the discovery of the world's most complete baby mammoth, as told by the man who found her. Waking the Baby Mammoth: http://channel ... 08/22/2014 - 2:29 pm | View Website
Baby Mammoth: Frozen In Time A perfectly preserved woolly mammoth is discovered in Baby Mammoth: Frozen In Time on National Geographic Channel 08/22/2014 - 10:11 am | View Website
Woolly mammoth The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) was a species of mammoth, the common name for the extinct elephant genus Mammuthus. The woolly mammoth was one of the last ... 08/22/2014 - 8:17 am | View Website
Feature Articles: Baby Mammoth: Frozen In Time Woolly mammoth’s roamed the Earth tens of thousands of years ago, leading lives similar – but colder - to modern-day elephants, of whom the Asian Elephant is the ... 08/21/2014 - 6:19 pm | View Website
Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the conflict in Ukraine.
While Merkel's measured approach has helped the perception that she is steering the country deftly through chaotic times, she also benefits from the fact that Germany is not in as vulnerable a position as others, especially Eastern European countries.
If Russian President Vladimir Putin stopped gas flows from Russia completely — something Merkel has noted didn't even happen at the height of the Cold War — Germany could increase supplies from elsewhere, albeit at greater cost.
 while the second quarter 0.2 percent contraction is seen largely as a temporary slowdown due primarily to a mild winter and other one-off factors, Merkel did caution this week that the Ukraine crisis remains an "uncertainty" for the economy.
Germany's Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, a joint organization of leading business associations, already estimates that in the first half of the year, sanctions and political tensions contributed to a 15.5 percent decline in exports to Russia.
Early in the crisis, businesses had been largely against trade measures against Russia, but the powerful Federation of German Industry in July backed the possibility of more sanctions following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 — saying that they may come at a painful cost, but should not be ruled out.
President Barack Obama is going on a fundraising sweep through New York and Rhode Island as he continues to help Democrats raise money for November's elections.
In Rhode Island, Obama is the headliner for a fundraiser benefiting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the House.
Police spokesman Klaus Schubert said Friday an anonymous online message from the group claims it set fire to a power-cable shaft in the capital's Treptow neighborhood Thursday morning to call attention to the conditions of illegal refugees in Germany.
A federal appeals panel has upheld the eight-year sentence given a Mississippi woman for embezzlement by wire fraud from companies based in Tennessee and Oklahoma.
The panel said the sentence was proper because the federal court in Oxford found Burk had prior convictions for similar conduct, that Burk committed the new crime while on bond awaiting sentencing in an earlier fraud case and that her criminal conduct in this case continued over a prolonged period of time.