After roving across more than five miles of the Red Planet’s sometimes rough terrain, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has reached its primary destination: the base of a Martian mountain in the middle of a vast, deep crater. Curiosity’s Twitter feed blared news of this triumphant arrival with the post, “I’m all about that base. Reached […]
After Tuesday’s unveiling of two new iPhones and a heavily anticipated smartwatch, Apple gave press and special guests (including models, fashion bloggers and Gwen Stefani) some supervised hands-on time with the gadgets. Here are our first impressions of the Apple Watch. This watch is still under construction It appears Apple is still ironing out the […]
Richard Kiel, the 7-foot-2 actor who played Jaws, the James Bond villain with the teeth of steel, died Wednesday. He was 74.Kiel broke his leg last week and died in St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., according to several media reports.Kiel’s signature character appeared in the Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).
A veterinarian with a passion for elephants died Tuesday, apparently crushed to death in “a tragic accident” by one of the giant mammals he spent his life caring for, authorities said. Dr. Jim Laurita was the full-time caregiver for two elephants on his property in Hope, Maine. His rehabilitation facility and elephant “educational destination” was […]
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Six months ago, the story began as a puzzling news bulletin. A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 239 people on board had vanished from radar screens as it was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The disappearance was quite the mystery. Was it a terrorist attack? Was there a mechanical failure that led to a […]
In an old office building at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, there’s a room stacked high with plastic containers of synthetic urine. Researchers dip small white paddles into the liquid, wait for a grid of squares to change colors, and snap a photo with a custom smartphone app. It’s all part of […]