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. It's the first discovery of ... The hunters immediately contacted paleontologists at the Mammoth Fauna Department of the Yakutian Academy of Sciences. 02/25/2015 - 10:20 pm | View Link
Baby woolly rhino, 10,000 years old, found in Siberian permafrost Wooly rhinos roamed the ice tundra of Europe and northern Asia ... Albert Protopopov, who heads the Mammoth Fauna Department of the Sakha Republic Academy of Sciences, said, "If the adult's morphology is known, we know nothing about the children. 02/25/2015 - 9:32 pm | View Link
Frozen Woolly Mammoth Baby Are baby animals still cute after they’ve been frozen for 40,000 years? Lyuba here was discovered by a Siberian reindeer herder. She’s perfectly preserved - she even has eyelashes. Researchers think she was a month old when she fell into a river and ... 12/16/2014 - 5:33 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 ... 04/9/2012 - 3:07 pm | 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 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Woolly Mammoths , Mastodons Woolly Mammoths - Mammuthus Primigenius . The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) was a species of mammoth, the common name for the extinct elephant genus Mammuthus. 07/25/2016 - 10:15 am | View Website
WOOLLY MAMMOTH FOSSILS Woolly Mammoth Fossils. PLEISTOCENE PERIOD: 250,000 - 10,000 years ago Emerging 55 million years ago, the group of mammals called Proboscideans are identified by the ... 07/25/2016 - 6:55 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. 07/23/2016 - 2:39 am | View Website
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. 07/22/2016 - 11:44 am | View Website
New Royal BC Museum exhibit features 'Lyuba', a 40,000 ... A 40,000-year-old wooly mammoth named Lyuba, on loan from a Russian museum, is coming to the Royal BC Museum, and will be seen by the public beginning June 3. The ... 05/29/2016 - 8:59 am | View Website
Aledmys Diaz homered, doubled and drove in three runs against childhood pal Jose Fernandez, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 Thursday.
Miami's Dee Gordon, the 2015 NL batting and stolen bases champion, returned from an 80-game suspension for failing a drug test and went
According to Smithsonian historians, the number exceeds 200, a list that comprises nominees of many minor parties, and includes candidates who ran for president before women won the right to vote in 1920.
The list includes recent names like Jill Stein, this year's Green Party candidate who ran under the same label in 2012; then-Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a Republican candidate in 2012; and former Sen.
New York City has agreed to pay $2.7 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of a 14-year-old autistic boy who was found dead after leaving his school in Queens.
The lawsuit accused school officials and the NYPD safety division of negligence for failing to monitor the exit doors and not properly supervising the boy who had a history of being a flight risk.
Humbled, grateful and determined to make up for lost time and to those who stood by him, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon stood on an NFL practice field and finally felt peace.
Recently reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell following a lengthy drug suspension, Gordon said he's been changed by his experience over the past two years.
Gordon, who has been suspended for 27 of Cleveland's 32 games over the past two seasons and suspended four times in his pro career, believes he can now stay on a straight path.
After Goodell cleared his return, Gordon met with Cleveland coach Hue Jackson and vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, who laid out their expectations for the former Pro Bowler.
On the eve of what they hope will be an uneventful training camp, the Browns also addressed the controversy involving running back Isaiah Crowell.
Crowell has been heavily and criticized since posting a gruesome illustration on social media of a police officer being stabbed following the shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Jackson plans to name his starting quarterback for the season before the Aug.
Donald Trump's stand on abortion has been inconsistent, but his running mate says Trump would be a "pro-life president."
Pence drew the ire of abortion rights advocates in March after he signed a law banning abortions that were being sought because of fetal genetic defects.
Hillary Clinton made history this week as the first female presidential candidate ever nominated by a major political party in the United States.
In a poignant moment during the Democratic convention on Tuesday, Clinton appeared via satellite after a video montage of all 44 prior U. S. presidents, all male, flashed across the screen.
Research suggests that reminding voters that a woman is the first of her gender to hold a public office may undermine her credibility by drawing attention away from her political positions and past accomplishments.
Or, in contrast, such reminders may increase a female candidate’s appeal to voters by suggesting the transformative nature of her candidacy.
 this work also indicates that the benefits of emphasizing the historical nature of a woman’s candidacy may not be equal for Republican and Democratic candidates.
Framing the candidacy as a historic first resulted in an overall increase in participants' willingness to vote for the candidate and their assessments of her favorability.
Interestingly, this study also demonstrated that individuals most supportive of policies designed to improve gender equality responded positively to the historic framing.
Emphasizing the historic nature of her candidacy could help Clinton win more votes from white women than her Republican opponent, a dynamic not seen in recent elections in which Republicans have carried the white female vote.
Additionally, the historic nature of her candidacy gives Clinton an opportunity to attract Bernie Sanders supporters who might not be drawn in by her policies or prior political experience.