WASHINGTON — NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. In a Nov. 1 statement, NASA said that it will replace the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) with
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The Weather Prediction Center’s most-likely snowfall accumulation forecast through Wednesday afternoon.Dennis Mersereau An early-season snowstorm will blanket parts of the southern Plains with up to half a foot of snow by the end of the day on Monday. The deepest accumulations are possible across portions of eastern New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle, and western Oklahoma,
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Pictured here are Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova at the 2016 Australian Open. How does tennis measure in the Healthy Sport Index? (Photo: WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)Getty There is no shortage of guidebooks and apps that provide not-so-useful information to help you make not-so-important decisions. An example is an app called “Is It Dark Outside” that tells
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WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. The Electron lifted off from the company’s Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula at 10:50 p.m. Eastern (4:50 p.m. local time Nov. 11) after a trouble-free countdown. The two-stage rocket released
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There’s no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing. As canine psychologist Stanley Coren wrote back in the ’90s, there’s adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e. following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e. innate talent) – not to mention spatial intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence,
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