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
Scientists Trace Society’s Myths to Primordial Origins He transforms Callisto into the constellation Ursa Major, or “great bear,” and places Arcas nearby as Ursa Minor ... The intriguing lone black spot near the bison’s withers would thus be a star. The fixedness of the animal, which does not give ... 09/29/2016 - 2:49 am | View Link
Scientists finally figured out the source of this bizarre, glowing space ‘blob’ [Scientists spot the oldest oxygen ever found in the universe] So a slew ... [A molecule for life has been found inside a nearby planetary nursery] If the same kind of activity is powering other Lyman-alpha emitters that scientists have seen, then ... 09/22/2016 - 1:00 am | View Link
Scientists now know why mysterious blemish, Mordor, stains Pluto moon Researchers say in this week’s Nature that Mordor was born of material purloined from the nearby dwarf planet Pluto ... scientists saw “this persistent dark spot at the top of Charon … (that) never went away,” recalls Will Grundy, study co-author ... 09/15/2016 - 4:15 pm | View Link
Scientists solve mystery of Charon's big red patch came from a nearby source: Pluto. Charon orbits around Pluto about every 6 days, and the rest of the moons in the system orbit around both of those celestial bodies, almost like a binary planet. Now, NASA has announced that the rust-colored spot on Charon ... 09/14/2016 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Scientists Spot Strange Sunspots Around Nearby Star A star like the Sun has an internal driving in the form of a magnetic field that can be seen on the surface as sunspots. Now astrophysicists from the Niels Bohr Institute have observed a distant star in the constellation Andromeda with a different ... 05/4/2016 - 6:41 am | View Link
Jupiter's Great Red Spot Jupiter’s Great Red Spot(GRS) is an atmospheric storm that has been raging in Jupiter’s southern Hemisphere for at least 400 years. Many believe that ... 09/20/2016 - 7:23 pm | View Website
Alien Hunters Spot Freaky Radio Signal Coming From Nearby Star To move forward, scientists will need to confirm the quality and integrity of this signal and rule out other possibilities. And by focusing their radio dishes onto ... 08/29/2016 - 6:42 am | View Website
Proximate goals | The Economist Hunting for aliens Proximate goals An Earth-sized planet has been discovered in a propitious orbit around a nearby star. A new phase in the search for life ... 08/24/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Website
NASA reveals most fascinating places on this asteroid that ... Crystal-clear images of the fascinating places on this giant asteroid that have scientists stumped 07/27/2016 - 8:40 am | View Website
NASA scientists, engineers thrilled with Jupiter probe ... The spacecraft also will search for Jupiter's unseen core, if it has one, and perhaps help scientists understand what is powering its great red spot, a ... 07/4/2016 - 11:40 pm | View Website
A 34-year-old woman was killed and more than 100 injured when a commuter train failed to stop as it entered a station in Hoboken, New Jersey, Thursday morning; American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved fists in protest at the 1968 Olympics while standing on the medal podium for the national anthem.
By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor firstname.lastname@example.orgExtra attention paid to the link between saltwater disposal wells and the state's earthquakes has driven up costs and created headaches for oil and natural gas producers throughout much of the state, but it also has created opportunities for other companies.
Earthquake research and regulations have focused on saltwater disposal wells that take high volumes of water produced along with oil and pump them into the Arbuckle formation, which is the deepest sedimentary rock layer underlying much of Oklahoma.
The layer had been a favorite for both industry and regulators for more than 60 years because it was well below freshwater aquifers and oil-producing rock and because it absorbed water easily.
Now, however, the rock layer has fallen out of favor.
Researchers and regulators say the problem over the past few years appears to be the high volumes and pressures at which the water has been pumped underground.
Oklahoma Corporation Commission regulations have shut in or reduced volumes on hundreds of disposal wells throughout the state.
BY PAULA BURKESInvestment plans shouldn't be tied to which party holds office
Q: How does the presidential election affect the markets?
A: Markets generally don't like uncertainty, which means it's a good bet that market volatility will increase as the Nov.