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Hi-tech ways to experience the eclipse Video
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Americans stake out prime viewing spots to see sun go dark
Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. Eclipse-watchers everywhere — and millions were... Read more
Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark
Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years. Veteran eclipse watchers warned the... Read more
SpaceX Dragon delivers scientific bounty to space station
A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, delivering a bonanza of science experiments. The SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up following a two-day flight from Cape Canaveral. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer used the space station’s hefty robot arm to grab the Dragon 250 miles (400 kilometers)... Read more
Obama’s post-Charlottesville tweet gets Twitter love
Former President Barack Obama’s tweet in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend is already one of the platform’s most-liked posts. Obama tweeted Saturday night: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” The... Read more
Check out this water bubble in space Video
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SpaceX is about to launch a few tons of research to the International Space Station — plus ice cream. An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to blast off at 12:31 p.m. Monday from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Experiments make up most of the 6,400 pounds of cargo. That... Read more
Google CEO Pichai cancels ‘town hall’ on gender dispute
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled an internal town hall meant to address gender discrimination on Thursday after employee questions for management began to leak online from the company’s internal messaging service. Pichai said in an email to staff that several Google employees became fearful for their safety and... Read more
A federal climate report says the United States is already feeling the effects of climate change, with temperatures rising dramatically over the last four decades. That’s according to The New York Times, which acquired a draft copy of the report by scientists from 13 federal agencies. The report says... Read more
Google executives responded over the weekend to a 10-page internal memo that criticized the search giant for its efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in its workforce. In the memo, which was first reported by Motherboard and published in full by Gizmodo on Saturday, the writer attributes gender inequality... Read more