Science

Over the past decade, cancers associated with obesity show some of the most troubling increases affecting young adults and adolescents. [...]
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
Source: Discover Magazine
In July, Jupiter, the solar system's biggest planet, reached opposition. That's when it's opposite the Sun in the sky, which is important for two reasons. One is that it rises when the Sun sets, so it's up all night, making it easier to observe. More importantly, that means that's when Earth [...]
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
Source: Bad Astronomy
Wearable device allows brain readings and stimulation on the go [...]
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
Source: Science / AAAS
After publishing study based on unverified patient data from Surgisphere, a little-known company, The Lancet promises tighter standards [...]
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
Source: Science / AAAS
A Long March 11 rocket climbs away from a platform in the Yellow Sea on Tuesday. Credit: XinhuaA solid-fueled Long March 11 launcher delivered nine small Chinese Earth observation satellites to orbit Tuesday after firing off a ship positioned in the Yellow Sea. The four-stage rocket blasted off from the De [...]
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
Source: Spaceflight Now
A Delta 4-Heavy rocket is awaiting launch from Cape Canaveral on the NROL-44 mission, carrying a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. Credit: United Launch AllianceUnited Launch Alliance said Thursday it is targeting Sept. 26 for the next attempt to send a classified U.S. government spy satellite into orbit [...]
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
Source: Spaceflight Now
Turab Lookman had pled guilty to falsely denying contact with Thousand Talents Program [...]
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
Source: Science / AAAS
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission will launch SpaceX’s 13th batch of approximately 60 Starlink broadband satellites. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter [...]
Wed, Sep 16, 2020
Source: Spaceflight Now
 SpaceX has released video from an Aug. 30 launch captured by a camera mounted aboard the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket, showing the booster’s climb into space from Cape Canaveral and a fiery return to the Florida spaceport, where SpaceX will ready the vehicle for another mission. The Falcon [...]
Wed, Sep 16, 2020
Source: Spaceflight Now
Confirming phosphine's presence on Venus is difficult from Earth . . . and that makes a good case for a mission to our sister planet. The post Race to Venus: How We’ll Verify Phosphine appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Wed, Sep 16, 2020
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
A team of scientists will examine the astrobiological prospects for phosphine on Earth’s hellish twin -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Sep 16, 2020
Source: Scientific American Space
Welcome to the October issue of Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Sep 15, 2020
Source: Scientific American Space
I talk about star birth on the blog a lot, but in my defense there are three reasons for this: 1) It's scientifically very interesting; b) I find it personally very interesting, and γ) the images of it are just devastatingly gorgeous. More on that last bit in a sec. Stars are [...]
Tue, Sep 15, 2020
Source: Bad Astronomy
Astronomers might have found a potential indication of life in the clouds of Venus. The post Potential Biosignature Found in Venus’s Clouds appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Mon, Sep 14, 2020
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
A team of astronomers has announced that they have found what may be evidence of life on Venus. Or to be more accurate, above it: In the thick cloud layer that perpetually covers the planet. To be clear, they didn't see aliens flying through the air there or anything like that. What [...]
Mon, Sep 14, 2020
Source: Bad Astronomy
The unexpected atmospheric detection of phosphine, a smelly gas made by microbes on Earth, could spark a revolution in astrobiology -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Sep 14, 2020
Source: Scientific American Space
New clues have emerged about exactly where your last drink came from -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sun, Sep 13, 2020
Source: Scientific American Space
Astronomers studying Hubble Space Telescope images of massive galaxy clusters have uncovered a potential problem with dark matter. The post Hubble Images Reveal Dark Matter Problem appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Sun, Sep 13, 2020
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
A grant from the Planetary Society enabled an amateur astronomer's discovery of kilometer-size asteroid 2020 QU6. The post Amateur Astronomer Finds Kilometer-size Asteroid appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Fri, Sep 11, 2020
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News

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