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New Telescope Breaks Ground in Hawaii

New Telescope Breaks Ground in Hawaii

A ground breaking ceremony for what will be one of the word’s most advanced observatories was disrupted Tuesday by Native Hawaiian protesters and others opposed to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. More than 50 protesters blocked access near the mountain’s summit and greeted vans carrying dozens of attendees from five countries with chants and hula. Read More »

Chimp ‘personhood’ case goes to New York court

Chimp 'personhood' case goes to New York court

A New York appeals court will consider whether chimpanzees are entitled to “legal personhood” in what experts say is the first case of its kind. On Wednesday, a mid-level state appeals court will hear the case of 26-year-old Tommy, who is owned by a human and lives alone in what attorney Steven Wise describes as a “dark, dank shed” in ... Read More »

Space : NASA wants to send your name to Mars

Space : NASA wants to send your name to Mars

NASA wants to fly you to the moon, but maybe not to personally play among the stars. While flying every person ever interested in space exploration could be problematic in many ways, the space agency is allowing members of the public to submit their names to be included on a microchip to be launched aboard an Orion spacecraft Dec. 4. Read More »

Researchers find Indonesian cave art is among the world’s oldest

Researchers find Indonesian cave art is among the world's oldest

A painting of a “pig-deer” in a cave in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi could be the oldest known figurative work of art in the world, according to scientific dating methods. The discovery questions established notions of Europe as the birthplace of prehistoric art and suggests that cultural development occurred simultaneously across various parts of the world, reports Reuters. Read More »

Station crew completes maintenance spacewalk (Video)

Station crew completes maintenance spacewalk

Astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of ESA have successfully completed what was the first US EVA of the year on Tuesday. The pair outside performed clean-up, replacement, and installation tasks on the exterior of the station. EVA-27 began at 12:30 PM GMT when the duo egress the Quest airlock, ending six hours and 13 minutes later. Read More »

Researchers win Nobel Prize in physics for invention of blue LEDs

Researchers win Nobel Prize in physics for invention of blue LEDs

Three researchers who succeeded in inventing efficient blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) where many companies had failed have won the Nobel Prize in Physics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday announced the award to Isamu Akasaki of Meijo University and Nagoya University, Hiroshi Amano, also of Nagoya University, and Shuji Nakamura of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Read More »