Science

File photo of NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Credit: NASA/Bill IngallsHouse lawmakers this week proposed to fund NASA's human-rated lunar lander development program at less than one-fifth of the level the Trump administration wanted, but NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Wednesday the House budget bill is just the “opening salvo” in [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Spaceflight Now
Since confirming the existence of ripples in the fabric of space-time some five years ago, the LIGO/Virgo collaboration has advanced gravitational-wave research by leaps and bounds. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Discover Magazine
America's second satellite stopped communicating with Earth in 1964, but it will stay in orbit for centuries. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Discover Magazine
Climate action today will take decades to manifest in global temperatures because of “climate inertia” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Scientific American News
Originally published in November 1854 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Scientific American Space
As physicians, we believe that recognizing it begins with understanding our own privilege and biases -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Scientific American News
Drug manufacturers are racing to create a protective measure against coronavirus without destroying the patient's immune system -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Scientific American News
The Atlas 5 rocket's payload shroud containing the Perseverance rover was raised atop the launch vehicle Tuesday, July 7. Credit: NASA/Christian ManganoNASA's Perseverance Mars rover has been hoisted on top of its United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral for liftoff this month, passing a major pre-launch milestone [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Spaceflight Now
An experiment aims to find a rumored new type of neutrino that could be a portal to the universe's dark matter -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Scientific American News
I like to think that anyone is capable of some self-reflection. I would not, however, have thought to include black holes in that ability. But it appears to be the case, at least for one such beast. And it's literal: Light emitted on one side of a disk around the black [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Bad Astronomy
Already visible to the naked eye, the object may soon brighten to create the greatest celestial light show in decades—or it could simply fade away -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Scientific American Space
Participation rates were already low, but the pandemic threatens to drive them even lower -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Scientific American News
To realize their dreams, developers must learn to tame the noise that jostles their machines' delicate quantum bits [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Science / AAAS
Researchers saw a third fewer vehicle collisions with deer, elk, moose and other large mammals in the four weeks following COVID-19 shutdowns in three states they tracked. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
Source: Scientific American News
Nature, Published online: 09 July 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02069-yUnable to afford medicines, utilities and housing, some students expect to suspend their doctoral programmes or drop out. [...]
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
Source: Nature
Nature, Published online: 09 July 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02078-xPeople from Polynesia and South America mingled around 800 years ago — though it's not clear who visited whom. Plus: mounting evidence suggests coronavirus is airborne, and precise gene edits made to mitochondrial DNA for the first time. [...]
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
Source: Nature
Nature, Published online: 09 July 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02075-0Researchers flocked to join Skype a Scientist after COVID-19 closed their labs. The squid biologist who founded it explains how the science-communication platform has adapted. [...]
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
Source: Nature
Nature, Published online: 09 July 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02074-1Why do garden plants suddenly become invasive? One scientist couple turned their balcony into a lab to find out. [...]
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
Source: Nature
Nature, Published online: 09 July 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02071-4As three nations prepare to send spacecraft to Mars, a planetary scientist offers her personal tour of those who led the way. By Alexandra Witze [...]
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
Source: Nature
Nature, Published online: 09 July 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02030-zThis autonomous mobile robot is designed to work alongside humans. [...]
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
Source: Nature

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