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How NASA is rehearsing for Mars

NASA geobiologist Darlene Lim and her colleagues see a Hawaiian mountainside as a place to produce the closest thing to a Martian mission as they can muster without leaving Earth.


Trump transition wants names of Energy Dept. employees involved in climate talks

CBS News 11 sources

The transition team created a questionnaire of 74 questions for Energy Department officials to identify certain people who helped Obama's policies


Tesla is about to crush a test that will silence the skeptics (TSLA)

Business Insider 3 sources

Reuters/Noah Berger; Tesla is about to close out its best-ever year for delivering cars.

15 shopping days left, but will it be delivered in time?

USA TODAY 4 sources

Don't worry, we've got you covered.


World's oldest breeding albatross 'Wisdom' lays egg at age 66

UPI.com 13 sources

Daniel Uria MIDWAY ATOLL, Hawaii, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The world's oldest breeding albatross has returned to a wildlife refuge in Hawaii and began incubating a newly laid egg.


To space troops, John Glenn was 'one of the guys'

USA TODAY 19 sources

For many of the space programs workers, Glenn is revered for the respect, gratitude and humility he showed everyone who supported his missions, no matter their rank.


Can tech help San Francisco's homeless? - CNET

The tech industry is the source of great wealth in San Francisco. Could it also help the city's least fortunate?


Doctors call for ban on diesel engines in London

BBC / UK 5 sources

A campaign led by medical professionals is calling for all diesel cars to be banned from London.


Berlin-based Delivery Hero acquires Foodpanda

Berlin-based online food takeaway service Delivery Hero, one of Europe's biggest startups, will acquire competitor Foodpanda, a sign of further consolidation to fend off new competition in Europe's sought after food-delivery business.…

Saturday, Dec 10

Michigan approves cars without drivers or steering wheels on its roads

Computerworld 46 sources

The governor of Michigan today signed into law a series of bills that allows fully autonomous vehicles, including those without drivers and steering wheels, to begin using public roadways.

Dino tail caught in amber

Fox News / Science 56 sources

It’s a discovery that's straight out of “Jurassic Park.”

Samsung to disable Galaxy Note 7 devices on Dec. 19

AJC.com / U.S. 79 sources

In an effort to get U.S. customers to turn off their devices, Samsung will be issuing a software update next week that will make the Galaxy Note 7 inoperable. On Friday, Samsung confirmed that it plans to release the final update for the…

Friday, Dec 9

Michigan governor signs bill allowing self-driving cars on public roads

Autonews.com 46 sources

Automakers and tech companies will be able to develop, test and sell autonomous vehicles in Michigan, per legislation Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law today.

Samsung software update will brick few Note 7s left in the wild - CNET

CNET 79 sources

With 93 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices returned in the US, Samsung is taking an even more dramatic step to bring in the rest.

WATCH: Scientists Discover Link Between Feathers and Dinosaurs

The 99-million-year-old find preserved in amber shows skeletal material still attached to a feather.

See Mario. See Mario Run

For most of its history, Nintendo has kept a tight rein on its popular characters. Even as free smartphone games pulled casual players away from its living room consoles and portable DS hardware, mustachioed plumber Mario and the rest of…

Thursday, Dec 8

Overnight Tech: AT&T, Time Warner CEOs defend merger before Congress | More tech execs join Trump team | Republican details path to undoing net neutrality

The Hill / Technology 107 sources

SENATORS PROBE AT&T-TIME WARNER MERGER: Lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the CEOs of AT&T and Time Warner on their proposed $85.4 billion merger during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel.Democrats raised...

Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario Run’ on iOS set to gross $71 million in first month, less than half of ‘Pokemon Go’

CNBC / Technology 45 sources

Nintendo's upcoming "Super Mario Run" mobile game on Apple's iOS is "crucial" for the company, analyst say.

Giraffes face ‘silent extinction’ as population shrinks

Toronto Star / News 91 sources

Scientists have put the giraffe on the extinction watch list.

John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth and U.S. senator, dead at 95

CBS News / U.S. 601 sources

John Glenn died Thursday at the age of 95. The American icon was the first person from the U.S. to orbit earth. He also served in the U.S. Senate for 25 years, representing his home state of Ohio. Nancy Cordes reports on how he became a…

Wednesday, Dec 7

Lawmakers Voice Concerns on AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Senators expressed wide-ranging concerns about AT&T’s $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner, suggesting the merger could face more pressure at a time of growing concentration in many businesses and an era of surging populism.

Google sets goal to be 100 percent green by 2017

The company plans to buy enough green energy to cover 100 percent of its global operations.

The wearable crunch: Fitbit acquires Pebble assets - CNET

CNET 65 sources

An early Kickstarter star cancels upcoming products and gives up the ghost.

Trump to tap Oklahoma attorney general to lead EPA -transition team

Reuters / Politics 139 sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump plans to appoint Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team source said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, Dec 6

Amazon Go reinvents grocery store: No lines, no cash - CNET

CNET 184 sources

It may look like shoplifting, but it's actually Amazon's latest real-world shopping experiment.

SoftBank CEO Tells Trump He’ll Invest $50 Billion in Startups

Bloomberg 214 sources

SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son told President-elect Donald Trump he would create 50,000 new jobs in the U.S. through a $50 billion investment in startups and new companies. The money will come from SoftBank’s…

Al Gore goes to Trump Tower for meetings with Ivanka, Donald

New York Post / News 162 sources

Former Vice President Al Gore was spotted entering Trump Tower Monday for a meeting with Ivanka Trump on climate issues and a sit-down with President-elect Trump. A Trump aide brought Gore into the building and the politician-turned…

U.S. Supreme Court backs Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple

Reuters 169 sources

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American…