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Virgin Galactic completes first glide flight in New Mexico

Virgin Galactic's spaceship has landed in the New Mexico desert after its first glide flight from Spaceport America
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Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo Unity flys free in the New Mexico Airspace for the first time on Friday, May 1, 2020. Virgin Galactic's spaceship VSS Unity has landed in the New Mexico desert after its first glide flight from Spaceport America. The company announced Friday's flight on social media, sharing photos of the spaceship. (Virgin Galactic via AP)
May 01

NASA begs spectators for astronaut launch: Please stay home!

NASA and SpaceX are urging spectators to stay home for the first home launch of astronauts in nearly a decade because of the coronavirus pandemic
May 01
FILE - In this July 8, 2011 file photo, spectators watch the space shuttle Atlantis lift off from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis was the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA. On Friday, May 1, 2020, NASA and SpaceX urged everyone to stay home for the first home launch of astronauts in nearly a decade, coming up later in the month, because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
May 01

Sale of internet's dot-org suffix nixed after protests

After widespread opposition, the organization overseeing internet domain names has voted against the $1.1 billion sale of the dot-org online registry to an investment firm
May 01
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, Cory Doctorow, right, walks in front of other protestors in Los Angeles outside the headquarters of the regulatory body for domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. After widespread opposition, the organization overseeing internet domain names has voted against the $1.1 billion sale of the dot-org online registry to an investment firm. The board of the Los Angeles-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers voted Thursday, April 30, 2020 not to allow the sale to Ethos Capital of the website suffix that is widely used by non-profits and community groups. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 01

George Mason professor sues after sanctions for sex talk

A prominent George Mason University professor who studies human sexuality is suing the school, saying he was wrongly punished for frank sexual discussions with students that prompted complaints
May 01
May 01

Walmart's new express delivery option

Plus, Apple's plans to reopen its stores, and the FDA approves NASA's new ventilator.
May 01
VIDEO: Walmart's new express delivery option
May 01

China sends survey team to Everest after season canceled

China sent scientists to climb Mount Everest while the world’s highest peak is empty of commercial climbers because of the coronavirus pandemic
May 01
In this April 30, 2020, aerial photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, vehicles and tents are seen at the base camp at the foot of the peak of Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, in southwestern China's Tibet Autonomous Region. China sent scientists to climb Mount Everest while the world's highest peak is empty of commercial climbers because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Purbu Zhaxi/Xinhua via AP)
May 01

Trump speculates that China released virus in lab 'mistake'

What was the source of the coronavirus
May 01
President Donald Trump listens during a meeting about the coronavirus response with Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 30

A coronavirus drug seems to work. What's next?

News that an experimental drug seems to be the first effective treatment for the new coronavirus has unleashed a flurry of interest from doctors and patients — and questions about how soon it might be available
April 30
FILE - In this March 2020 photo provided by Gilead Sciences, rubber stoppers are placed onto filled vials of the investigational drug remdesivir at a Gilead manufacturing site in the United States. Given through an IV, the medication is designed to interfere with an enzyme that reproduces viral genetic material. (Gilead Sciences via AP)
April 30

Apple pinched by pandemic; profit, iPhone sales decline

Apple’s profit dipped slightly while revenues rose in the January-March quarter, reflecting early fallout from a coronavirus pandemic that shut down its factories and then forced hundreds of Apple retail stores to close
April 30
FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, an Apple logo adorns the facade of the downtown Brooklyn Apple store in New York. Apple’s new iPad brings PC-like trackpad capabilities for the first time, as the company seeks to make its tablet even more like a laptop computer. Apple says the trackpad will offer more precision than fingers in selecting text and switching between apps. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 30

NASA goes private for 1st astronaut lunar landers in decades

NASA is turning to private industry for the first lunar landers for astronauts in a half-century
April 30
This illustration made available by NASA in April 2020 depicts Artemis astronauts on the Moon. On Thursday, April 30, 2020, NASA announced the three companies that will develop, build and fly lunar landers, with the goal of returning astronauts to the moon by 2024. The companies are SpaceX, led by Elon Musk; Blue Origin, founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos; and Dynetics, a Huntsville, Ala., subsidiary of Leidos. (NASA via AP)
April 30

Pandemic brings fortunes to Amazon - and headaches too

Amazon has spent years honing the business of packing, shipping and delivering millions of products to doorsteps around the world
April 30
FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Amazon packages move along a conveyor at an Amazon warehouse facility in Goodyear, Ariz. Amazon will report quarterly earnings on Thursday, APril 30, 2020, providing a first glimpse into its financial performance during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 30

Twitter swings to 1Q loss despite revenue growth as costs up

Twitter’s stock has tumbled after the company failed to show that it’s weathering the pandemic-borne digital advertising slump the same way its bigger rivals Facebook and Google are
April 30
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo a screen shows the price of Twitter stock at the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter posted a loss in the first quarter as the social media company’s higher expenses outweighed revenue growth. The San Francisco company reported Thursday, April 30, 2020, that average daily users grew 24% year over year, the highest ever growth rate in the company’s history.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 30

US intel agencies: COVID-19 virus not man-made or altered, but still studying if outbreak began in China lab accident

US intel agencies: COVID-19 virus not man-made or altered, but still studying if outbreak began in China lab accident
April 30
April 30

People are celebrating their graduations virtually in online games

Students are recreating their schools in popular online games Animal Crossing and Minecraft in hopes of holding virtual graduations.
April 30
VIDEO: People are celebrating their graduations virtually in online games
April 30

YouTube adds fact-checking notices to crack down on misinformation

YouTube is bringing fact-checking panels to the United States as part of its efforts to crack down on misinformation, especially in regard to the coronavirus.
April 30
VIDEO: YouTube adds fact-checking notices to crack down on misinformation
April 30

Apple Maps adds coronavirus testing sites for US

Apple Maps is now showing the locations where you can get tested for the coronavirus.
April 30
VIDEO: Apple Maps adds coronavirus testing sites for US
April 30

A milestone for TikTok

Plus, Apple's latest iOS update makes it easier unlock your phone while wearing a mask, and Michael Jordan trading cards are a hot item on eBay.
April 30
VIDEO: A milestone for Tik Tok
April 30

Tesla ekes out 1Q profit, Musk rails against virus measures

Tesla has reported a small first-quarter net profit and its CEO has gone on a rant about the legality of government stay-home orders issued to prevent the coronavirus from spreading
April 30
FILE - This Wednesday, March 18, 2020, file photo, shows a Tesla charging station for automobiles in Port Huron, Mich. Tesla's sales of its increasingly popular electric cars got off to a fast start in the year, even though the company had to slam the brakes along with other major automakers in March 2020 because of worldwide efforts to contain the worst pandemic in a century. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 30

Pandemic brings fortunes to Amazon - and headaches too

Amazon has spent years honing the business of packing, shipping and delivering millions of products to doorsteps around the world
April 30
FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Amazon packages move along a conveyor at an Amazon warehouse facility in Goodyear, Ariz. Amazon will report quarterly earnings on Thursday, APril 30, 2020, providing a first glimpse into its financial performance during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 30

Scrutinized malaria drug purchase to be refunded in Utah

Utah will be refunded $800,000 it spent to buy malaria drugs once touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus despite warnings from doctors
April 30
FILE - In this April 21, 2020 file photo Utah Gov. Gary Herbert speaks during a news conference in South Jordan, Utah. Herbert, a Republican, acknowledged that hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, is "not without controversy," but said an $800,000 purchase from a local company whose CEO appeared alongside GOP lawmakers touting the drugs last month was part of the state's effort to make rational decisions based on "good science and good data." (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer,File)
April 29

Facebook revenue growth slows, but 'signs of stability' rise

Facebook on Wednesday reported its slowest quarterly growth as a public company, pressured by the coronavirus pandemic and a resulting global slowdown in the digital advertising market
April 29
FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, reported its slowest quarterly growth as a public company, pressured by a global slowdown in the digital advertising market due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 29

Microsoft's cloud business helps offset pandemic woes

Ongoing demand for Microsoft's cloud computing services helped softened the blow of the coronavirus pandemic on the software giant's other products in the first three months of the year
April 29
FILE - This April 12, 2016 file photo shows the Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. Ongoing demand for Microsoft's cloud computing services help softened the blow of the coronavirus pandemic on the software giant's other products during the first three months of the year. The company on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $10.75 billion, up 22% from the same period last year. Net income of $1.40 per share beat Wall Street expectations of $1.27 a share. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
April 29

AMC Theaters threatens Universal Studios over on-demand releases

Plus, the Oscars make streaming movies eligible for best picture, and Facebook and Instagram will hold a virtual graduation for the class of 2020.
April 29
VIDEO: AMC Theaters threatens Universal Studios over on demand releases
April 29

Convict in LA Times hack again accused of attacking media

A journalist who went to federal prison for hacking attacks on California media is now charged with a similar attack on a magazine
April 29
April 29

Samsung expects profit decline as pandemic hits sales

Samsung Electronics Co. says its operating profit for the first three months of 2020 rose 3.4% from a year earlier driven by increasing demands for computer chips
April 29
In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020 photo, a man passes by an advertisement of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Z Flip smartphone at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday, April 29, its operating profit for the first three months of 2020 rose 3.4% from a year earlier driven by increasing demands for computer chips. However, the company predicted its profit would decline in the current quarter with the coronavirus pandemic eating into global sales of smartphones, TVs and other products. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 28

Battered by floods, U.S. river communities try new remedies

Some communities in the U.S. heartland are taking a more natural approach to preventing the kinds of floods that have devastated the region in recent years
April 28
This photo taken March 12, 2020, near Rock Port, Missouri, shows tenant farmer Phil Graves standing on land where he grew corn before a 2019 flood buried the once-fertile area with sediment. The landowner is among several in the area who have offered to sell about 500 acres so the levee can be moved farther back, giving the Missouri River more room to roam. Levee setbacks are among measures being taken in the U.S. heartland to control floods in ways that work with nature instead of trying to dominate it with concrete infrastructure. Graves says he'd prefer to keep cultivating the parcel but understands why the setback is needed. (AP Photo/John Flesher)
April 28

Google's growth slows as pandemic infests advertising market

Google reported its weakest revenue growth in nearly five years as the pandemic-driven recession began to shrivel its advertising sales in the first quarter
April 28
FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo the logo for Alphabet appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Google parent Alphabet report their latest results Tuesday, April 28, 2020 after the closing bell. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 28

Takeaways from a trend toward natural flood controls

Some communities in the U.S. heartland are taking a more natural approach to preventing the kinds of floods that have devastated the region in recent years
April 28
This photo taken March 12, 2020, near Rock Port, Missouri, shows tenant farmer Phil Graves standing on land where he grew corn before a 2019 flood buried the once-fertile area with sediment. The landowner is among several in the area who have offered to sell about 500 acres so the levee can be moved farther back, giving the Missouri River more room to roam. Levee setbacks are among measures being taken in the U.S. heartland to control floods in ways that work with nature instead of trying to dominate it with concrete infrastructure. Graves says he'd prefer to keep cultivating the parcel but understands why the setback is needed. (AP Photo/John Flesher)
April 28

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

i Tunes Apps for week ending 4-26-2020
April 28
April 28

The top TV apps on App Store

Best Apple TV Apps Charts for week ending 4/26/20
April 28
April 28

Harvard agrees to repay $1.3M for federal grant overcharges

Harvard University has agreed to pay more than $1.3 million to settle claims that a research team overcharged certain federal grants
April 28
April 28

Quarantine tips from Mars500 simulation crew

The crew spent 520 days in a simulated spacecraft without sunlight, fresh food or air.
April 28
VIDEO: Quarantine tips from Mars500 simulation crew
April 28

Regular drone deliveries are here

Plus, Airbnb has new standards for hosts and Oprah headlines the 24-hour "Call to Unite."
April 28
VIDEO: Regular drone deliveries are here
April 28

Germany hopes for rain to avoid 3rd straight summer drought

Germany’s farmers, foresters and firefighters are eagerly awaiting widespread rain forecast for this week, as a warm and dry spring has raised fears of a third summer drought in as many years
April 28
A tractor tills a field during a long time of drought near Bad Lauchstaedt, Germany, Monday, April 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
April 27

Digital-ad downturn may complicate life for Google, Facebook

Demand for digital advertising is shriveling after a decade of explosive growth amid the pandemic-fueled downturn
April 27
FILE - This combination of file photos shows a Google sign and the Facebook app. The reduced advertising triggered by past recessions often triggers layoffs and other cutbacks at long-established publishers and broadcasters trying to offset lost sales. But this downturn may be so severe that digital advertising pillars Google and Facebook may for the first time have to contend with their own revenue shrinking as marketing budgets shrivel. (AP Photo/File)
April 27

Tesla says cars can automatically stop for traffic lights

Tesla is rolling out a new feature of its partially automated driving system designed to spot stop signs and traffic signals
April 27
FILE - This Wednesday, March 18, 2020, file photo, shows a Tesla charging station for automobiles in Port Huron, Mich. Tesla's sales of its increasingly popular electric cars got off to a fast start in the year, even though the company had to slam the brakes along with other major automakers in March 2020 because of worldwide efforts to contain the worst pandemic in a century. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 27

Facebook enters the video chat space

The social media giant is now offering the "Messenger Room" feature to compete with Zoom and others.
April 27
VIDEO: Facebook enters the video chat space
April 27

Low-tech Japan challenged in working from home amid pandemic

When the Japanese government declared an emergency to curb the spread of the coronavirus and asked people to work from home, crowds rushed to electronics stores
April 27
FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo, commuters wearing masks stand in a packed train at the Shinagawa Station in Tokyo. When the Japanese government declared an emergency to curb the spread of the coronavirus earlier April and asked people to work from home, crowds rushed to electronics stores. Many Japanese lack the basic tools needed to work from home. Contrary to the ultramodern image of Japan Inc. with its robots, design finesse and gadgetry galore, in many respects the country is technologically challenged. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 26

Why are empty shampoo bottles so easy to knock over?

Two physics experts answer a bewildering shower thought.
April 26
April 25

Russian cargo ship docks with space station

An unmanned Russian cargo capsule has docked with the International Space Station, bringing more than two tons of supplies to the three-person crew
April 25
In this photo distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, the Russian Progress MS-14 cargo spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at Russia's space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Saturday, April 25, 2020. The Russian cargo capsule has docked with the International Space Station, bringing more than 2 tons of supplies to the three-person crew. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)
April 24

Lots of companies now want your video chats -- even Facebook

With people’s social lives moved indefinitely online, a bevy of tech companies want to unseat fast-rising Zoom from its perch, given security concerns and other issues with the video-calling service
April 24
FILE - In this April 23, 2020 file photo, members of the Vermont House of Representatives convene in a Zoom video conference for its first full parliamentary online session in Montpelier, Vt. With people’s social lives moved indefinitely online, a bevy of tech companies want to unseat fast-rising Zoom from its perch, given security concerns and other issues with the video-calling service. There’s Houseparty, Jitsy, along with offerings from Google and Microsoft. Now, Facebook is stepping into the fray, hoping that its massive user base will give it the needed edge to drown out the competition in this already crowded field. (Wilson Ring/Zoom via AP)
April 24

Judge clears Baltimore’s planned aerial surveillance test

A federal judge has cleared a planned pilot program by the Baltimore Police Department to consistently surveil the city for six months using cameras attached to airplanes
April 24
FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2019 file photo, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison announces support for a pilot program that uses surveillance planes over the city to combat crime in Baltimore. U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett in Baltimore on Friday, April 24, 2020, ruled against a grassroots think tank and area activists who asked him to keep the surveillance program from taking off, arguing that it violates their First and Fourth Amendment rights. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)
April 24

Answers to questions about new coronavirus antibody studies

Studies have begun to emerge that try to determine how many Americans have been infected by the new coronavirus
April 24
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 14, 2020 file photo, a woman holds her hand out to have blood collected for a 15-minute test for COVID-19 coronavirus antibodies at a drive thru site in Hempstead, N.Y. Antibodies are the markers of infections that someone already had. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 24

Zoom aims to eliminate ‘zoombombing’

The popular video conferencing service is rolling out an upgrade allowing participants to quickly report or remove someone from a meeting.
April 24
The popular video conferencing service is rolling out an upgrade allowing participants to quickly report or remove someone from a meeting.
April 24

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson steps down, Stankey to succeed

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is stepping down after leading the telecommunications giant for 13 years
April 24
FILE - This file photo combo shows the AT&T logo on the side of a corporate office in Springfield, Ill., left, and a DirecTV satellite dish atop a home in Los Angeles. AT&T is launching a new internet-delivered TV service Monday as it struggles with a shrinking DirecTV satellite business. The new service, AT&T TV, will have the same channels offered on DirecTV, but it'll come over the internet rather than a satellite dish. AT&T has been testing the service in about a dozen markets and is now making it available to anyone. (AP Photo/File)
April 24

Pandemic forces Arctic expedition to take 3-week break

Organizers of a year-long international Arctic science expedition say they have found a way to keep going despite difficulties caused by the pandemic lockdown
April 24
In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 photo provided by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute the icebreakers Kapitan Dranitysn, front, and Polarstern, rear, are pictured in the Arctic ice. (Steffen Graupner/Alfred-Wegener-Institute via AP)
April 23

Bugged: Earth's insect population shrinks 27% in 30 years

A big picture look at global insect decline shows land bugs are disappearing at a rate of nearly 1% a year
April 23
April 23

New Ford Mustang capable of going quarter-mile in eight seconds

Twitter to delete tweets with incorrect and misleading information; The Beatles to release 1968 animated film "Yellow Submarine" on YouTube.
April 23
VIDEO: New Ford Mustang capable of going quarter-mile in eight seconds
April 22

As people stay home, Earth turns wilder and cleaner

Coyotes, pumas and goats are wandering around cities, while air across the world is becoming less polluted
April 22
April 22

Minor earthquake shakes Los Angeles area, no damage reported

A minor earthquake shook the Los Angeles region but no damage was reported
April 22
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