Science

Two academic lab chiefs are forming a new lab with GlaxoSmithKline to use the genome editor to find novel drug targets [...]
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Source: Science / AAAS
Denis Rebrikov will use CRISPR on the same gene a China team did, but he has a different rationale [...]
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Source: Science / AAAS
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket emerges from a shroud of fog seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Credit: SpaceXA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket fired through a dense shroud of coastal fog and climbed into orbit Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, deploying a trio of [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
There are ghosts in our galaxy's past. Now astronomers have found a way to detect them. The post Evidence for a Dark Matter Clump in the Milky Way appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
The scars of Europa's chaos terrain also includes simple table salt, which could inform scientists about the nature of the moon's underground ocean. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Scientists are fairly confident that Jupiter's moon Europa has an underground ocean, even though they've never seen it. Hidden beneath an icy crust, most of what [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Discover Magazine
Once a water-rich Eden, the hellish planet could reveal how to find habitable worlds around distant stars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Scientific American Space
University says relocation plans are not connected to scientist's letter or nationality [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Science / AAAS
A power superflare fries an exoplanet in the star's system. (Credit: NASA, ESA and D. Player) Astronomers have learned over the past decade that even large solar flares — powerful bursts of radiation — from our Sun are actually small potatoes compared to some of the flares we see around other [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Discover Magazine
After the rocket's nine Merlin 1D engines pass an automated health check, the Falcon 9 is released from Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
Follow the key events of the Falcon 9 rocket's ascent to orbit with three Earth observation satellites for Canada's Radarsat Constellation Mission. The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket will lift off Wednesday at 7:17 a.m. PDT (10:17 a.m. EDT; 1417 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
Some big news from Galaxy Zoo: It's looking very much like a classic classification scheme for galaxies — first dreamed up by Edwin Hubble himself! — may be, um, wrong. The consequences of this are as dramatic as they are cosmic: It implies very strongly that the way we've [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Bad Astronomy
Audubon's Climate Watch Program needs volunteers to help it spot 12 birds threatened by climate change. Are you in? “Hope is the thing with feathers/ That perches in the soul,” Emily Dickinson wrote. Is there hope for our feathered friends in the era of climate change? Yes, but they need our [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Discover Magazine
Huge survey at biomedical agency reveals “work to do,” director says [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Science / AAAS
Canada's three new Radarsat Earth observation satellites were encapsulated inside the payload fairing of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket ahead of their liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. These photos show the three Canadian-built satellites, each weighing about 3,150 pounds (1,430 kilograms) fully fueled, being mounted to their specially-designed dispenser [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with the Radarsat Constellation Mission. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. SpaceX's live video webcast begins around 15 minutes prior to launch, and will be available on [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
These photos show SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, with a previously-flown first stage booster, sitting on its launch pad Tuesday at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California ahead of the scheduled liftoff of the Radarsat Constellation Mission. The Falcon 9 stands 229 feet (70 meters) tall and is set for liftoff during [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
Report finds imagery fees would result in “negative economic impacts” [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: Science / AAAS
Technicians prepare the Radarsat Constellation Mission satellites for encapsulation inside the nose fairing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Credit: MDA/SpaceXSpaceX teams working at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California were finalizing preparations Tuesday ahead of the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday carrying a trio of Canadian-built radar [...]
Tue, Jun 11, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
The Yamal 601 communications satellite during final assembly and testing at Thales Alenia Space's facility in Cannes, France. Credit: Thales Alenia SpaceA French-built communications satellite for Russia's Gazprom Space Systems launched May 30 is maneuvering toward its final operating location in geostationary orbit using a set of backup thrusters after [...]
Mon, Jun 10, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
Catalogs are useful in astronomy. Now there's one dedicated to musical pieces influenced by astronomy. The post Music Inspired by Astronomy: A Catalog appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Mon, Jun 10, 2019
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
Lithium hydride could protect humans from radiation on the way to Mars and be useful when they get there -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Jun 08, 2019
Source: Scientific American Space

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