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
This Is The First Baby Wooly Rhinoceros Ever Discovered Siberian hunters have stumbled upon the remains of a 10,000-year-old baby wooly rhino ... contacted paleontologists at the Mammoth Fauna Department of the Yakutian Academy of Sciences. The wooly rhino just moments after it was discovered. 02/26/2015 - 3:21 am | View Link
FROZEN WOOLLY MAMMOTH a Wooly Mammoth, who was found by a Siberian tusk hunter. The juvenile mammoth was found entombed in Siberian ice near the shores of the Arctic Ocean and shows signs of being cut open by ancient people. The remarkably well preserved frozen carcass was ... 01/26/2015 - 7:00 pm | View Link
Wooly Mammoth Clones a Possibility The same scientists that cloned Dolly are contemplating cloning a wooly mammoth. When scientists discovered preserved blood and muscle tissue from a frozen baby wooly mammoth ... it could be used to fertilize a mammoth embryo, or, injected into an elephant ... 07/31/2013 - 6:30 pm | View Link
Frozen Baby Mammoth Goes On Display In Hong Kong (PHOTOS) Meet Lyuba, the world's best-preserved baby mammoth. Discovered in 2007 by a reindeer herder ... Recently, two scientists from South Korea and Russia vowed to clone a wooly mammoth. MSNBC reported that another young mammoth, nicknamed "Yuka," was found ... 04/10/2012 - 7:17 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. 04/3/2012 - 6:00 pm | View Link
Mammoth A mammoth is any species of the extinct genus Mammuthus, proboscideans commonly equipped with long, curved tusks and, in northern species, a covering of long hair. 07/31/2015 - 6:26 pm | View Website
The Perfectly Preserved Frozen Yuka Mammoth Mummy More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01fkcdr Brought to light by the BBC and Mammuthus, this specimen found in the Siberian ... 07/31/2015 - 8:04 am | View Website
Ice Baby — Photo Gallery — National Geographic Magazine A near-perfect frozen mammoth resurfaces after 40,000 years, bearing clues to a great vanished species. 07/31/2015 - 2:34 am | View Website
Woolly mammoth The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) was a species of mammoth that lived during the Pleistocene epoch, and was one of the last in a line of mammoth species ... 07/30/2015 - 6:35 pm | View Website
Woolly Mammoth The skeleton of a mammoth found frozen in Siberia and then transferred to the museum of St. Petersburg. A good deal of the flesh and skin is preserved in a dried ... 07/30/2015 - 1:05 pm | View Website
Police in Ames are warning of a phone scam targeting Iowa State University students.
The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1IfrEg0 ) that multiple Iowa State students have received calls demanding money.
Police say the callers threaten to take a student's diploma, issue an arrest warrant or cause problems with a visa. Often, the callers mask their phone numbers through caller ID, posing as police departments.
Police are asking on-campus residents who have given money to the callers or who think they have received a call from a scammer to contact ISU Police.
The plan to give most of New York state's fast-food workers a $15 minimum wage is taking another step toward reality.
On Friday a state Wage Board formally filed the proposal with the state Department of Labor. That's a largely bureaucratic step, but it also means the proposal is likely to be approved by Gov.
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal.
Kerry arrived in the Egyptian capital on Saturday and on Sunday will resume a U. S.-Egypt strategic dialogue that was suspended in 2009 due to political unrest.
Despite human rights concerns, the Obama administration is increasing military assistance to Egypt as it confronts growing threats from extremists, particularly on the Sinai peninsula.
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Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled investors are among those authorized by New York health officials to grow and dispense medical marijuana, the latest sign that the industry has come a long way from its humble beginnings 20 years ago.
"You can't ignore that this is a billion-dollar industry," said Marc Ross, a New York City attorney who has studied the emergence of medical marijuana.