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Thomas Burghardt

Following a year of testing and development, NASA has selected SpaceX’s Starship-based Human Landing System (HLS) to land astronauts on …more       

Ben-Gurion University of The Negev

Radiation Abstract

Surprisingly, exposure to a high background radiation might actually lead to clear beneficial health effects in humans, according to Ben-Gurion …more       

University of Basel

Snowmelt Mountains

Snow cover in the Alps has been melting almost three days earlier per decade since the 1960s. This trend is …more       

Medical professionals weigh in on why some individuals have different responses to the shots and offer advice on what to …more       

A new book takes readers on a journey across our planet, stopping to smell flowers and appreciate other species along …more       

University of Portsmouth

Brain Scan MRI Capture

Scientists have discovered a new genetic disease, which causes some children’s brains to develop abnormally, resulting in delayed intellectual development …more       

William Nordhaus

In an earlier era, green referred to grass and trees and jealous eyes. But over the past half-century, green …more       

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Eric Sundstrom

A Q&A with Berkeley Lab scientist Eric Sundstrom on a technology to turn electrons to bioproducts. Many of the common …more       

Matthew L. Miller

Six books to celebrate the planet’s biodiversity and conservation.

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Michael Carlowicz, NASA Earth Observatory

Extreme Super Typhoon Surigae

The super typhoon reached extreme intensity earlier in the year than any storm in the satellite era. Surigae is not …more       

University of North Carolina Health Care

Two Masks COVID

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that wearing two face coverings can nearly double the effectiveness of filtering …more       

Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

Skokholm Island

Chance finds dating back 9000 years tell new story of Skokholm Island, Pembrokeshire. Chance finds of prehistoric stone tools and …more       

Understanding people’s past land use strategies could help us better conserve global biodiversity now. …more       

Thomas Burghardt

For the first time ever, non-rocket powered flight has been achieved on a body other than Earth. NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, …more       

Clemson University

Great Basin Rattlesnake

Diversity in diet plays a role in the complexity of venom in pit vipers such as rattlesnakes, copperheads and cottonmouths. …more       

Joseph Navin & Chris Gebhardt

United Launch Alliance (ULA) has recently made pad upgrades to Space Launch Complex-6 (SLC-6) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, …more       

Joey Lautrup

American tailpipes have played an outsized role in global warming. In 2019, transportation accounted for 29% of the …more       

Like explorers of old, planetary probes go where there may be dragons …more       

Lee Billings

Scientists and engineers react with elation to the historic interplanetary flight

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The Grey Water Project educates and provides resources to diverse audiences on water recycling at home and in the workplace …more       

Developed in the United Kingdom, ENO Breathe is a virtual program that rehabilitates patients through the art of song …more       

Alexandra Witze, Nature magazine

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully hovered for 40 seconds in Mars’s thin atmosphere

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Alexandra Witze, Nature magazine

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully hovered for 40 seconds in Mars’s thin atmosphere

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Jeffrey Kluger

Mars is a lousy place to try to fly a helicopter. There’s the temperature, for one thing—a paralyzing -90º C …more       

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Hillocks on the Slopes of Mount Sharp

Mars had dry and wet eras and dried up for good 3 billion years ago. While attention has been focused …more       

The study used calculations based on body size and metabolism rate to estimate out how many dinosaurs lived throughout the …more       

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Styracosaurus With Tyrannosaurus Rex

Over their entire late-Cretaceous reign, the total number of Tyrannosaurus rex that ever lived on Earth was roughly 2.5 billion …more       

Justin Worland and Graphics by Emily Barone

Homes around downtown Charleston that have been raised to avoid flooding

1171 Shoreham looks much like it did when Anna Zimmerman lived there: modest but presentable. A good starter home …more       

NASA

New Horizons Spacecraft

In the weeks following its launch in early 2006, when NASA’s New Horizons was still close to home, it took …more       

Justine E. Hausheer

Seabird discos – complete with fake birds, mirrors, and a sound system – help restore breeding bird populations in the …more       

ESA/Hubble

Galaxy NGC 4603

This image shows a close-up portrait of the magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 4603, which lies over 100 million light-years away …more       

Ashley Balzer, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Roman Space Telescope Microlensing Observations

NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will provide an unprecedented window into the infrared universe when it launches in the …more       

Aneeqa Khan, University of Manchester

Futuristic Power Plant Concept

Nuclear fusion is the process that powers the Sun and all other stars. During fusion, the nuclei of two atoms …more       

Nanyang Technological University

Christine Cheung, Wu Kanxing, and Florence Chioh

People who have recovered from COVID-19, especially those with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions, may be at risk of developing blood clots …more       

Rutgers University

Stony Coral

Scientists’ findings suggest corals will withstand climate change. Charles Darwin, the British naturalist who championed the theory of evolution, noted …more