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SpaceX to Build Mars Ships in Texas, Not Los Angeles

Antarctica is Losing Ice 6 Times Faster Today Than in 1980s

SpaceX said Wednesday that it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles in another blow to the local economy that comes days ...

New U.S. Strategy Foresees Sensors in Space to Track Missiles

New U.S. Strategy Foresees Sensors in Space to Track Missiles

By Deb Reichmann and Lolita C. Baldour | Jan 18
The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China.

Apps Let Everyone Help Track Health of Insect Populations

Apps Let Everyone Help Track Health of Insect Populations

By Katherine Roth | Jan 18
Concern about dwindling native insect populations is one reason why. And new technology has made it easier to log insect sightings and become part of wide-reaching "citizen-scientist" projects.

Saudi Women Runaways Turn to Social Media, Rebel Against System of Male Control

Saudi Women Runaways Turn to Social Media, Rebel Against System of Male Control

By Aya Batrawy | Jan 18
While their circumstances are different, the claims of abuse by the two women mirror those of other female Saudi runaways who have used social media to publicize their escapes.

Researchers See Possible Link Between Opioids, Birth Defect

Researchers See Possible Link Between Opioids, Birth Defect

By Mike Stobbe | Jan 18
Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect.

SpaceX to Build Mars Ships in Texas, Not Los Angeles

SpaceX to Build Mars Ships in Texas, Not Los Angeles

Jan 17
SpaceX said Wednesday that it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles in another blow to the local economy that comes days after the company announced massive layoffs.