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
Search For Alien Life: Scientists Discover Massive Earth-Like Planet That Could Be Habitable The nearby super-Earth is huddled right next to its feeble red ... high-energy radiation than other similar low-mass stars," points out Astudillo-Defru. To spot the new exoplanet, researchers initially used the transit method, looking at the light from ... 04/20/2017 - 3:05 am | View Link
Scientists find new super-sized 'Earth' (USA TODAY) Scientists have found a planet the size of a jumbo Earth circling a nearby star, meaning it is one of the handful ... but close enough that telescopes now under construction may be able to spot oxygen molecules swarming around it. 04/19/2017 - 2:19 pm | View Link
Scientists track Vermont’s moose to learn why they’re dwindling A chickadee called from a nearby spruce. It was the second day of spring ... The calf’s bed. The snow around the spot where the moose had lain down to rest was sprinkled a rusty red. In a way, the red was moose blood, but blood that had passed through ... 04/18/2017 - 10:56 am | View Link
Spot cordoned off; Section 144 imposed; scientists to probe Randeep visited Shyadanahalli to inspect the spot along with a battery of officials ... villagers were asking them if it was safe to burn cooking gas at their houses. People from the nearby newly-formed layouts were seen pleading with the officials ... 04/17/2017 - 2:33 am | View Link
NASA Scientists Discover Nearby Ocean Worlds That Could Mean Life Beyond Earth If the plumes and the warm spot are linked, it could be indicative of water being vented from beneath the moon's icy crust and warming the surrounding surface. On its last deep dive past the moon in October 2015, the spacecraft measured the chemical ... 04/14/2017 - 8:18 am | View Link
Scientists Getting Nervous About Italian Supervolcano An Italian supervolcano could be heading toward an eruption—and that's bad news for the 500,000 or so people who live in and around it, the Washington ... 04/17/2017 - 3:26 am | View Website
UCSB Science Line Why do dogs go around in circles before they go to the bathroom? Answer 1: That's a great question. I've often been curious myself about why dogs exhibit this ... 04/15/2017 - 11:50 am | View Website
Japan's Scientists Believe They'll Be the First to Reach ... Once again, scientists are looking inward to explore the next frontier. Researchers at Japan’s Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) announced ... 04/8/2017 - 10:39 am | View Website
Mars Tsunamis: Scientists Connect Impact Crater With 1,000 ... Scientists studying the Lomonosov impact crater on Mars believe that a massive tsunami -- or possibly two -- rolled across the Martian ocean three billion years 03/25/2017 - 7:53 pm | View Website
Scientists Discover 7 'Earthlike' Planets Orbiting A ... A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets, scientists say. 02/23/2017 - 3:37 am | View Website
BART warned riders early Friday morning about major systemwide delays due to a train that became disabled at the Lake Merritt station in Oakland.
The problem occurred before 5 a.m. and BART was hoping to recover as the morning went on.
About 5:30 a.m., the agency also said it was recovering from a second problem: an equipment issue that prompted 10-minute delays at the San Bruno station.
Sarah Ravani is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.
Voters in the the West Bloomfield School District will consider a bond proposal on the ballot Tuesday, May 2, that will lower an existing bond rate but extend the number of years that a debt tax is levied. The proposal will allow the school district to make a number of improvements to aging school facilities and to construct a new middle school at the rear of the current Orchard Lake Middle School that will serve the entire district.
National Review100 Days of President Trump: The Good, the Bad, and the UglyNational ReviewJudging a four-year presidency at the 100-day mark is akin to watching a baseball game and declaring the home team a success or failure at the bottom of the first inning. But, if America must be governed by absurdist metrics, why not this one?
Exactly forty-four years ago, on April 28, 1973, a five-hour series of devastating explosions ripped through a bomb-laden freight train near Roseville like a slow-motion string of giant firecrackers, causing …