science

Likely Stories Book Review
7:40 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Likely Stories: What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
Jim McKeown

Weird questions serious answers fill this entertaining romp through wild imaginations.


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Science and the Environment
5:05 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Mammoth Site Heads to White House in Hopes of Becoming Nat’l Monument

The Waco Mammoth Site
Jill Ament

For several years now, the city of Waco has been trying to make the historic mammoth site a national monument. The city council decided last night to seek executive action from President Obama to make this resolution a reality. 


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SpaceX
6:00 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

SpaceX Rocket Explodes During McGregor Test Flight

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
flickr.com/badastronomy

A SpaceX rocket exploded over the spaceflight company’s McGregor, Texas test site.


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Dinosaurs
5:24 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Scientists: Asteroid Caught Dinosaurs At A Bad Time

flickr.com/mcdlttx/

A team of geologists and paleontologists has agreed on an issue that you might have not realized was still in question: an asteroid, and the fallout from its impact, killed the dinosaurs. Some dinosaur experts were holding out on blaming the asteroid, saying that dinosaurs were already on their way out. The scientists say they're getting a better understanding of the "tempo" of dinosaur extinction.


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Space Race
2:57 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Baylor Sophomore Shoots For Amateur Rocket Record

Baylor sophomore Kevin Healy and chemistry professor Vanessa Castleberry.
Kevin Healy

A Baylor sophomore is trying to break the record for the highest amateur rocket flight: 72 miles, that’s 10 miles into outer space. It’s called the Horizon Rocket project. Kevin Healy says the rocket science isn’t the hard part…it’s the fundraising.

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