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Japan Abandons Costly X-ray Satellite Lost in Space

SCIENCE | Apr 29
Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes.

Fraud Probe in Polygamous Town Aided by Surveillance Video

PERSONAL TECH | By Brady McCombs | Apr 29
Investigators took aerial videos and installed surveillance cameras at a polygamous town's general store to gather evidence in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case, prosecutors revealed Wednesday.

SpaceX Aims to Send 'Red Dragon' Capsule to Mars in 2018

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Apr 28
The company's billionaire founder and chief executive Elon Musk announced Wednesday via Twitter that he plans to send a Dragon capsule to land on the red planet as early as 2018.

Alaska Aquarium Replaces Fossil Fuel With Seawater System

SCIENCE | By Dan Joling | Apr 28
Thousands of people visit the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward for a look at Steller sea lions or harlequin ducks.

USDA Declines to Pay for Cows, Crops Poisoned by Pesticide

SCIENCE | By Kathryn Haake | Apr 27
Despite its potential to poison people and animals, the pesticide is still used for agricultural purposes, including on California strawberry fields and on crops coming into the state at port of entries.

California Jurors Misusing the Internet Could Face Fines

PERSONAL TECH | By Sudhin Thanawala | Apr 27
California legislation supported by state court officials would authorize judges in some counties to fine jurors up to $1,500 for social media and Internet use violations.

Solar Plane Pilots Say Trip Was Also Test of Human Endurance

PERSONAL TECH | By Olga R. Rodriguez | Apr 26
The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.

Pricing Goods in an Era of Web Shopping

PERSONAL TECH | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Apr 25
Stores still can't seem to wean shoppers off profit-busting discounts. It's a big challenge as shoppers find it easy to grab lower prices by simply checking on their mobile phones.

Silenced by Autism, Young Man Finds His Voice

SCIENCE | By Martha Irvine | Apr 25
Benjamin Alexander cannot speak, but he is determined to be heard. He cannot type without a hand to support his, and yet he writes and writes, his inner voice shouting out his thoughts.

Dubai Wants 25 Percent of All Car Trips Driverless by 2030

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 25
Dubai, already home to the world's tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver's seat.

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