Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 1:07 pm
The coffee on the International Space Station is about to get much better. The SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule linked up with the station on Friday, bringing groceries, supplies — and a long-awaited espresso machine called the ISSpresso.
In a rendezvous that was streamed live online, astronauts inside the ISS extended a robotic arm and captured the SpaceX Dragon early Friday. NASA says the pair made contact 257 miles over the Pacific Ocean.
Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 7:13 pm
A national survey confirms earlier indications that e-cigarettes are now more popular among teenage students than traditional cigarettes and other forms of tobacco, federal health officials reported Thursday.
The findings prompted strong warnings from Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about the effects of any form of nicotine on young people.
"We want parents to know that nicotine is dangerous for kids at any age," Frieden said.
Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 4:28 pm
We donate to charities for lots of reasons: because we're generally magnanimous people, because we care deeply about certain issues or because it's the only way to get Meg to stop talking about the plight of the endangered proboscis monkey.
And for men, there may be another force at play: a subconscious desire to impress the ladies.
Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 9:05 am
You may have heard by now that it takes one gallon of water to produce just one almond. And those are considered fighting words in drought-stricken California, which produces 80 percent of the world's supply of the tasty and nutritious nut.
So when almond grower Daniel Bays hears that, he just shakes his head.