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Reusable Rocket: In A First, Booster Returns Safely to Earth

By Malcolm Ritter | Nov 25
A private space company announced Tuesday that it had landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.

College's Holiday Break Starts Early After Social Media Hate Speech

By Dona Gordon Blankinship | Nov 25
After a racist thread on social media sparked outrage on a quiet Washington state campus, college officials sent students home a day early for the Thanksgiving holiday.

UN Weather Agency: It's Record Hot Out There This Year

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 25
Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.

Give the Gift of Tech: Built-In Charging Bags & Wallets

By Leane Italie | Nov 25
There are so many ways to charge a cell phone these days, what with all the portable gizmos and cases out there. So why are we still whining?

Pesticide-Makers Point to Other Culprits in Bee Die-Offs

By Emery P. Dalesio | Nov 25
A comparison of more than three dozen pesticides found neonics produced by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta among the chemicals most toxic to bees, according to a September study by USDA researchers.

Give the Gift of Tech Charging Built into Bags, Wallets

By Leanne Italie | Nov 25
This gift-giving season brings a selection of handbags, wallets and backpacks that have charging tech built in. Consider one of these for just the right power-challenged recipient who appreciates a touch of style

Kidney Donor Connection Made After Misplaced Craigslist Ad

Nov 25
A misplaced Craigslist ad has brought together a woman in need of a kidney transplant and a donor who had lost his wife to kidney failure.

From Fake Guitars to Collectible Toys, Gifts for Any Gamer

By Lou Kesten | Nov 24
Video-game players aren't that difficult to shop for. Let's face it: It's an expensive hobby, and most gamers have something on their list that they've set aside in the hopes that Santa might deliver.

Boy Talks with New Voice Box

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 24
Grant Hasse was born with two very rare conditions. Now he's a bundle of energy after three dozen surgeries, including an innovative operation to create a new voice box.

Utilities See Potential in Drones to Inspect Lines, Towers

By Mary Esch | Nov 23
U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous work of inspecting power lines and transmission towers but strict regulations have so far slowed adoption of the technology.

Charges Dropped Against Student Arrested While Taping Police

By Frank Eltman | Nov 23
Criminal charges were dropped Friday against a suburban New York college student arrested while taking a video of two friends being arrested.

Reactor Launches First Ionic Watch

Nov 23
Reactor is introducing the first ionic watch ever to be made. The limited edition Ionic Poseidon is replacing the monochrome look of most watches with a new iridescent, color changing finish.

Kiddie Tech Beyond Video Games, Tablets

By Bree Fowler | Nov 22
What to get a tech-savvy kid who's tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range from easy-to-use sets for building circuits to a talking dinosaur powered by IBM's Watson artificial-intelligence system.

New Apps Help Palestinians Navigate Israeli Checkpoints

By Areej Hazboun | Nov 22
A pair of new mobile apps hopes to help Palestinians navigate their way around snarled traffic at Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank, offering a high-tech response to an intractable problem.

Growth of Superbugs in Food with Antibiotic Overuse in Animals

Nov 22
Consumer Reports spent three years examining the risks from routinely feeding animals drugs.

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