U.S. Scientists Win Nobel Prize for ‘Internal Clock’ Research

By Lauren Monsen Three American scientists who have been studying the gene responsible for circadian systems had their own biological rhythms disrupted — with an early-morning phone call telling them they had just been awarded the Nobel Prize. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael
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Students Built Robots to Enter This Global Competition

By Caitlin M. Quinn Photo - (State Dept./D.A. Peterson) Alejandra Mercado Avalos had never written a line of computer code before January. She had never built a robot before April. She had never left Nicaragua before July. So it was a big deal when the 17-year-old aspiring engineer and her four teammates traveled to Washington (more...)

Check Out the Latest And Coolest Tech Gadgets

By Michael Buchanan Want to know what’s next in tech? The International Consumer Electronics Show is a great place to start. Thousands of companies descended on Las Vegas in early January to show off cutting-edge car concepts, super-thin TV screens, next-generation (more...)

Constellations And Their Symbols

NASA SciencePlace Some curious symbols ring the outside of the Star Finder. These symbols stand for some of the constellations in the zodiac. What is the zodiac and what is special about these constellations? Imagine a straight line drawn from Earth through the Sun and out into space way beyond our (more...)

Cassini Probe Beams Back Images of Saturn’s Atmosphere

NASA’s Cassini space probe has beamed back the first close up views of Saturn’s atmosphere. The images show the gas giant’s northern hemisphere, which is home to a hexagon-shaped jet stream. The current phase of Cassini’s mission, called Ring-Grazing Orbits, began November 30, as Casini started 20 week-long orbits that skim the (more...)

Judge Approves Record $14.7 Billion Volkswagen Settlement

A U.S. federal judge has authorized Volkswagen AG to pay a record-setting $14.7 billion to resolve the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in the northwestern city of San Francisco, California signed an order Tuesday that allows the owners of about 475,000 Volkswagens and Audis with (more...)

To Get to Mars, Head for the Moon

Since the last mission to the moon, half a century ago, space enthusiasts have been talking about a trip to Mars. President Barack Obama this week reiterated the call for a U.S. mission to Mars that he first proposed in April 2010. He called for a partnership with private (more...)

Four States Sue to Stop Obama Administration’s Internet ‘Giveaway’

VOA Attorneys general from four U.S. states have filed a lawsuit to stop the Obama administration from handing over control of the internet to an international governing body. The White House had planned to officially hand the reins of the internet address system over to a group of international stakeholders on October (more...)

Europe-Russia Relations Warm When it Comes to Mars Mission

Relations between Europe and Russia may be rocky on Earth, but next month's planned landing of a module on Mars — a first step in the broader search for life on the Red Planet — shows that cooperation in space is another story. In a joint mission between the Paris-based European (more...)

Apple Unveils iPhone 7

Apple announced a new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus , as well as a new model of the Apple watch, in a much-anticipated event in San Francisco Wednesday. The new iPhone will not have an analog headphone jack, possibly leading to a significant shift in the way people listen to (more...)

Democrats Want FBI Probe of Alleged Russian Efforts to Tilt US Vote

Democrats in Congress, including the party's Senate leader, Harry Reid, have asked the FBI to investigate concerns that the Russian government may be attempting to undermine the U.S. presidential election through cyberattacks that could include tampering with voting results. "The prospect of a hostile government actively seeking to undermine our free (more...)

Science & Technology Watch a Comet Plunge Toward the Sun at 2 Million KPH

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A comet is seen hurtling toward the sun at over 2 million kilometers per hour.

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Accounts Darth Putin,@SovietSergey & Others Have Been Reinstated

" Twitter has been accused of a sense-of-humor failure after it temporarily suspended a popular parody account that pokes fun at Russian President Vladimir Putin,- according to BBC News. - Russia watchers have been dismayed in recent days to find themselves denied the satirical delights offered to his 50,000-plus followers (more...)

US Internet Giants, EU Reach Deal to Combat Online Hate Speech

VOA News U.S. Internet giants reached an agreement with the European Union Tuesday on ways to tackle instances of online hate speech within 24 hours. Some of the world's biggest social media firms, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft, have committed to “quickly and efficiently” act to (more...)

US Sentences Proponent of ‘Hacker-for-Hire’ Cybercrime

VOA News Nearly a decade ago, computer security experts found a new kind of malicious software that would eventually infect more than 1 million computers in the United States and Europe and cause tens of millions of dollars in damages. On Monday, a U.S. federal court sentenced Russian national (more...)

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