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Running the numbers on an insane scheme to save Antarctic ice
Imagine, if you will, the engineers of the king's court after Humpty Dumpty's disastrous fall. As panicked men apparently competed with horses for access to the…
Jul 20, 2019 13:14 UTC Science Read More

Goodyear rubber research in space could lead to better tires on Earth
In space, no one can hear your tires squeal, but that won't stop Goodyear from putting an experiment for safer, more efficient tires on a SpaceX rocket to the…
Jul 20, 2019 09:59 UTC Science Read More

50 years later: Natchez native helping to lead new missions to moon, mars Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper
NATCHEZ — As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, moon landing, some folks are paying more attention to the achievement than…
Jul 20, 2019 05:18 UTC Science Read More

In-Depth: Every Watch, Clock, And Timer That Went To The Moon
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic mission, we take a closer look at the history of lunar timing.
Jul 19, 2019 17:53 UTC Science Read More

Russia, an Early Space Pioneer, Never Regained Its Lead
Russians still brim with pride over being the first nation to send a human into space. But ever since the U.S. leapfrogged the Soviet Union by landing a man on…
Jul 19, 2019 11:59 UTC Science Read More

TESS Observes Unusual Type Ia Supernova: ASASSN-18tb Astronomy
Astronomers have used NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) to see what was happening around the supernova ASASSN-18tb in the first…
Jul 19, 2019 10:41 UTC Science Read More

Astronauts' playground: the corner of Arizona that stood in for the moon
All 24 men who flew to the moon with the Apollo program trained in the rugged canyons, craters and lava fields near Flagstaff.
Jul 19, 2019 04:59 UTC Science Read More

A New Kind Of Geothermal Energy And Faster Charging Batteries Are Coming
July 18th, 2019 by Steve Hanley. Renewable energy and energy storage research is going on at hundreds of laboratories around the world, so it is no surprise…
Jul 19, 2019 01:50 UTC Science Read More

Whatever happened to the flag placed on the Moon in 1969?
It's one of the most iconic photos in American history.
Jul 18, 2019 16:43 UTC Science Read More

'Hazardous' Asteroid 2006 QQ23 Might Hit Earth Next Month!
NASA has already detected another massive hazardous asteroid, named 2006 QQ23, that has high chances of hitting our Earth next month.
Jul 18, 2019 07:11 UTC Science Read More

After years in a drawer, 'strange' Big Bend dinosaur identified as new species
A set of fossils sat in a drawer for 15 years before researchers re-examined the bones this year and identified a new species of duck-billed dinosaur, one of the…
Jul 17, 2019 23:56 UTC Science Read More

Atlas 5 and Delta 4 launch delays caused by common component in upper stage
WASHINGTON — United Launch Alliance on July 17 announced the Delta 4 launch of an Air Force GPS satellite scheduled for July 25 will be delayed until at…
Jul 17, 2019 23:52 UTC Science Read More

US Virgin Islands bans coral-damaging sunscreens
On June 25, lawmakers in the U.S. Virgin Islands voted to ban common chemical sunscreen ingredients that can damage coral reefs. With the ban, the U.S.…
Jul 17, 2019 17:59 UTC Science Read More

The USSR's first known rival to Apollo
Comparable to the American Nova project, which preceded the Apollo in the early years of the Moon Race, the 19K spacecraft would be a leviathan of the Soviet…
Jul 17, 2019 15:09 UTC Science Read More

Space radiation: the Apollo crews were extremely lucky
As the 50th anniversary of humankind's first moon landing approaches, the conspiracy theories that claim the Apollo missions were a hoax refuse to die.
Jul 17, 2019 10:14 UTC Science Read More

A new view of Old Faithful's plumbing Montana Untamed
Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week's contribution is…
Jul 17, 2019 01:44 UTC Science Read More

Falcon 9 preparing for Static Fire test ahead of CRS-18 mission
SpaceX is preparing to launch its eighteenth contracted Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station using its Cargo Dragon…
Jul 16, 2019 14:03 UTC Science Read More

Leonardo da Vinci's laboratory: studies in flow
On the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance icon's death, Martin Kemp looks anew at his innovative experimental models for the motion of water and blood.
Jul 16, 2019 11:00 UTC Science Read More

Hubble Image of the Week A Beautiful Whorl
One of the key galaxy types we see in the Universe is the spiral galaxy, as demonstrated in an especially beautiful way by the subject of this Hubble Picture of…
Jul 16, 2019 00:41 UTC Science Read More

Scientists Capture First-Ever Image of Quantum Entanglement
For the first time, scientists managed to capture and image with photographic evidence that two photons were linked by quantum entanglement.
Jul 15, 2019 19:34 UTC Science Read More

Here's a First. Astronomers See a Moon Forming Around a Baby Exoplanet
Astronomers have discovered, for the first time, moons forming in the disk of debris around a large exoplanet. Astronomers have suspected for a long time that…
Jul 15, 2019 19:29 UTC Science Read More

Launch of Indian moon lander postponed by 'technical snag'
Indian engineers called off the launch of the Chandrayaan 2 lunar landing mission Sunday after observing a “technical snag” during the final hour of the…
Jul 15, 2019 04:21 UTC Science Read More

Dragonfly aims for Saturn’s moon Titan
Scheduled for launch in 2026, the Dragonfly mission will look for clues to the origins of life, and possibly even evidence of life itself, on Saturn's alien yet…
Jul 15, 2019 00:10 UTC Science Read More

'Whitey's on the moon': why Apollo 11 looked so different to black America
The civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy called Nasa's moonshot 'an inhuman priority' while poor children went hungry.
Jul 14, 2019 04:59 UTC Science Read More

Japanese Probe Returns to Site of Asteroid Bombing, Takes Pics
On Wednesday, Hayabusa-2, the Japanese space probe that landed on then bombed and asteroid, once more touched down to collect samples and take…
Jul 12, 2019 15:44 UTC Science Read More

Japanese spacecraft snags second sample from asteroid
A camera on-board Hayabusa 2 shows the spacecraft's sampler horn contacting the asteroid's surface, then kicking up rocky debris after firing a sampling…
Jul 11, 2019 15:11 UTC Science Read More

Would humans evolve again if we rewound time?
What would happen if the hands of time were turned back to an arbitrary point in our evolutionary history and we restarted the clock? American palaeontologist…
Jul 11, 2019 10:19 UTC Science Read More

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