Mitchell was module pilot on the record-setting Apollo 14 mission in 1971 alongside Alan Shephard Jr
Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 85.
Mitchell died in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of the lunar landing, Nasa said. The Palm Beach Post reported that he died at a hospice centre after a brief illness.Continue reading...
Most health officials say the small amounts of benzene and other components of the natural gas still leaking in Southern California are probably not a health threat. Still, some parents worry.
Here’s one churro you won’t want to eat.
A team led by California researchers has discovered a pink, flatworm-like critter in the deep seas off the Pacific that they’ve named Xenoturbella churro, after the long, delicious fried-dough treat that you will never look at in the same way again.
The quake was very shallow, at depth of 10-km, which would have amplified its effects, the USGS said [The Associated Press] A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan near the city of Tainan, triggering at least one building to collapse trapping scores of people. While there were no immediate reports of deaths following the quake, Taiwan's Formosa TV was reporting that 37 people had to be rescued from a seven-storey collapsed building in the city.
Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed the startup button on a new fusion reactor this week, raising hopes that truly clean energy may finally be only a decade or so away. But it’s a promise that’s been '10 years away' for the last half-century.
Vids and pic A robotic golfer has pulled off a feat that most fleshy humans have never managed – scoring a hole-in-one at one of the most famous golf courses in the US.…