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Google exec breaks skydive record with dive from near-space

Google exec breaks skydive record with dive from near-space

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Alan Eustace, a 57-year-old senior vice president at Google, spent 15 minutes of his Friday free-falling from the top of the stratosphere -- a world record.
Brooks Hays
Massive sunspot sending violent flares toward Earth

Massive sunspot sending violent flares toward Earth

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Sunspot region AR2192 on the solar surface is currently both massive and active, scientists with NASA say.
Brooks Hays
Powerful new microscope sees cell division in real time

Powerful new microscope sees cell division in real time

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A team of more than 30 scientists have developed a super-powered microscope capable of seeing cellular life in greater detail than ever before.
Brooks Hays
Stone tools reveal Ice Age settlement in the Andes

Stone tools reveal Ice Age settlement in the Andes

LIMA, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Stone artifacts have forced scientists to add two new sites to the list of highest Ice Age human settlements, both situated in the Andes of southern Peru.
Brooks Hays
Astronomers discover worst-smelling comet in space

Astronomers discover worst-smelling comet in space

BERN, Switzerland, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- According to ESA's Rosetta probe and its nose-like instruments, scientist know now that comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko smells awful.
Brooks Hays
iPhone 6 sales fuel positive gains for Apple, as Wall Street awaits reports from Microsoft and Amazon

iPhone 6 sales fuel positive gains for Apple, as Wall Street awaits reports from Microsoft and Amazon

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Apple announced a 12 percent increase in revenue in their latest earnings report, with Apple CEO Tim Cook declaring "We are selling everything we can make."
Matt Bradwell
Chimps caught on film raiding corn farm, having sex

Chimps caught on film raiding corn farm, having sex

KABAROLE, Uganda, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- For the first time, biologists have documented what they refer to as frequent and risky nighttime raids of neighboring farms by groups of chimps.
Brooks Hays
Hurricane helps U.K. wind power briefly overtake nuclear

Hurricane helps U.K. wind power briefly overtake nuclear

LONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Thanks to the onslaught of high winds brought by Hurricane Gonzalo, U.K. wind turbines outproduced nuclear power plants on Tuesday.
Brooks Hays
Coal-rich Poland wants concessions in EU climate deal

Coal-rich Poland wants concessions in EU climate deal

BRUSSELS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- European leaders are in Brussels this week as the EU attempts to set new benchmarks for reducing its reliance on fossil fuels and slowing climate change.
Brooks Hays
NASA opens library of cosmic audio for public download and use

NASA opens library of cosmic audio for public download and use

HOUSTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- American space agency NASA has made available to the public over 60 audio samples recorded on various manned and unmanned space missions.
Matt Bradwell
45,000-year-old man reveals earliest human genome

45,000-year-old man reveals earliest human genome

LEIPZIG, Germany, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Scientists have reconstructed the oldest known human genome after finding the bones of a 45,000-year-old man in Siberia.
Aileen Graef
Dude! Company floats fly hoverboard

Dude! Company floats fly hoverboard

LOS GATOS, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- It's back to the future for a California company that has designed a credible version of a hoverboard made famous by Marty McFly in his sci-fi movie series.
Mary Papenfuss
Weather satellite outage threatens to foul forecasts

Weather satellite outage threatens to foul forecasts

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A key segment of data from a network of weather satellites has mysteriously gone dark, which could put accurate forecasts at even more risk than usual.
Mary Papenfuss
North Dakota forks over $3 million for mummified dinosaur

North Dakota forks over $3 million for mummified dinosaur

BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- North Dakota's State Historical Society agreed to give a $3 million grant to the Marmarth Research Foundation in exchange for a mummified hadrosaur.
Brooks Hays
New fossils help scientists reconstruct humpbacked dinosaur

New fossils help scientists reconstruct humpbacked dinosaur

DAEJEON, South Korea, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Newly discovered fossils helped scientists paint a more accurate picture of what the Deinocheirus mirificus looked like.
Brooks Hays
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