- Earth Day Is Digital Again, but Don't Let That Get You Downon April 22, 2021 at 1:58 pm
- We Won't Be the Only Ones Eating Lab-Grown Meat—Our Pets Will Tooon April 22, 2021 at 8:00 am
Pet food companies are looking to the future with cell-cultured meat
- Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the Power of Research at the Smithsonianon April 22, 2021 at 7:00 am
We can accomplish more when we unite our robust scientific capabilities with our educational reach
- The New Science of Motherhoodon April 22, 2021 at 6:00 am
Through studies of fetal DNA, researchers are revealing how a child can shape a mom's heart and mind—literally
- NASA's Perseverance Rover Just Made Oxygen On Marson April 22, 2021 at 4:27 pm
An experimental device called MOXIE successfully converted some of the red planet's carbon dioxide into enough oxygen to sustain a human for 10 minutes.
- John Kerry’s Climate Warning: 'Even If We Get To Net Zero, We Need Carbon Removal'on April 22, 2021 at 2:28 pm
The little-noticed remark came during a finance session of President Biden's big Earth Day climate summit.
- Pregnant Women Who Get COVID-19 Have Higher Risk Of Death: Studyon April 22, 2021 at 11:52 am
Researchers say expectant mothers can gain some protection by getting vaccinated.
- Biden Pledges U.S. Will Cut Climate-Changing Pollution At Least In Half By 2030on April 22, 2021 at 5:00 am
The new target for limiting planet-warming pollution nearly doubles Obama's goal, highlighting how much time to act was lost during the Trump years.
- Report: 2020-2021 Highlights from the ACToday Columbia World Projectby International Research Institute for Climate and Society on April 22, 2021 at 10:40 am
The project remains focused on its goal of combating hunger by increasing climate knowledge in six countries. The post Report: 2020-2021 Highlights from the ACToday Columbia World Project appeared first on State of the Planet.
- The Rights of Nature — Can an Ecosystem Bear Legal Rights?by Sabin Center for Climate Change Law on April 22, 2021 at 10:23 am
And if rivers and lakes had rights, could that help in the fight against climate change? The post The Rights of Nature — Can an Ecosystem Bear Legal Rights? appeared first on State of the Planet.
- Why Nature Is Good for Us: An Illustrated and Animated Guideby Sarah Fecht on April 22, 2021 at 9:36 am
Earth Day is a time to celebrate the natural world. Being in nature can improve our mood and our mental and physical health. Plus, natural areas do a lot of work for us. The post Why Nature Is Good for Us: An Illustrated and Animated Guide appeared first on State of the Planet.
- Columbia University Releases New Plan to Reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050by Earth Institute on April 22, 2021 at 9:30 am
The plan provides a set of strategies and benchmarks, grounded in science, for Columbia to achieve its ambitious sustainability goals. The post Columbia University Releases New Plan to Reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050 appeared first on State of the Planet.
- Part of the dust accumulating in your house comes from outer spaceby Alexandra de Castro on April 16, 2021 at 5:32 am
Some of the dust ending up in your vacuum cleaner is extraterrestrial. Astronomers call them micrometeorites, alien rocks as small as pollen grains. But don’t be fooled by their tininess: they make up most foreign material arriving on our planet. Scientists have been collecting evidence of […]
- The survival of planetary systemsby Francisca Concha Ramirez on April 13, 2021 at 3:19 am
In 1992, Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail rocked the astronomy community discovering the first two planets around a star other than our Sun. Until then, our solar system was the only planetary system we knew. That breakthrough planted the seed for the discovery of thousands of exoplanets. Over […]
- Recent evidence of a possible fifth force of natureby Alexandra de Castro on March 31, 2021 at 2:44 am
Scientists conducting an experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) reported evidence of a violation of the Standard Model of subatomic particles, which might indicate the existence of a fifth fundamental force of nature. Let us explore what evidence they have and what it […]
- The neurotransmitter of passionby Magdalena Osial on March 25, 2021 at 6:54 am
The brain is the master of human sexual behavior. It plays an important role in sexual desire, arousal, and orgasm. Sex is a complex process, which involves many neural networks. What chemicals are involved in capturing the pleasure of sex? What makes us stubbornly pursue it? Let’s explore what […]
- SpaceX Aims for 3rd Crew Launch Hour Before Friday’s Sunriseby The Associated Press on April 22, 2021 at 5:59 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—SpaceX aimed to launch its third crew a little before sunrise Friday, this time using a recycled capsule and rocket. The four astronauts, representing the United States, Japan, and France, were supposed to fly to the International Space Station on Thursday. But liftoff was […]
- NASA Scores Wright Brothers Moment With First Helicopter Flight on Marsby Reuters on April 19, 2021 at 9:27 am
LOS ANGELES—NASA’s miniature robot helicopter Ingenuity performed a successful takeoff and landing on Mars early on Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft over the surface of another planet, the U.S. space agency said. The twin-rotor whirligig’s debut on the Red […]
- American, 2 Russians Return to Earth From Space Stationby The Associated Press on April 17, 2021 at 2:06 pm
MOSCOW—An American astronaut and two Russians have returned to Earth after six months aboard the International Space Station. A Soyuz space capsule carrying NASA’s Kate Rubins and Russians Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov landed at 0455 GMT (12:55 a.m. EDT) Saturday in the steppes of […]
- Pentagon Confirms ‘Pyramid-Shaped’ UFO Video to Be Authenticby Samuel Allegri on April 15, 2021 at 10:25 am
Multiple photos and a video of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) were leaked to the public earlier this week by reporter George Knapp and filmmaker Jeremy Corbell. The Pentagon now confirmed that the photographs were in fact taken by U.S. Navy personnel. The short night-vision video shows a […]
- Liftoff! SpaceX Launches Its Third Human Mission For NASA To The International Space Stationby Jonathan O'Callaghan, Contributor on April 23, 2021 at 4:50 am
SpaceX has successfully launched its Crew-2 mission, carrying four humans to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA on the company’s third human spaceflight.
- Kitten Dies After Catching Covid As Study Uncovers More Evidence Of Human-To-Cat Transmissionby Robert Hart, Forbes Staff on April 23, 2021 at 4:44 am
Pet owners with Covid-19 should try to avoid close contact until they have recovered, experts warn.
- Melting Glaciers Can Even Shift Earth’s Poles, Says Studyby Bruce Dorminey, Contributor on April 23, 2021 at 1:35 am
Melting glaciers and poor land-based regional water management likely caused shift in Earth’s poles, says study.
- Ask Ethan: Why Doesn’t Every Galaxy Have A Supermassive Black Hole?by Ethan Siegel, Senior Contributor on April 23, 2021 at 1:00 am
And, at some point, did the Milky Way lose ours?
- Pacific Northwest’s ‘forest gardens’ were deliberately planted by Indigenous peopleon April 22, 2021 at 11:10 am
Finding suggests humans have added value to forests in lasting ways
- Microbes are siphoning massive amounts of carbon from Earth’s tectonic plateson April 22, 2021 at 10:00 am
Underground bacteria may be an overlooked factor in the deep carbon cycle
- Clear link emerges between COVID-19 and pregnancy complicationson April 22, 2021 at 10:00 am
New study bolsters the case for vaccinating pregnant women
- Do preservative and stray proteins cause rare COVID-19 vaccine side effect?on April 22, 2021 at 9:25 am
Research team further details hypothesis for dangerous clotting cascade after analyzing contents of AstraZeneca’s vaccine
- Early Europeans shared a currency made from odd chunks of bronzeon April 23, 2021 at 4:00 am
A single pan-European currency based on chunks of bronze was in use more than 2800 years ago, before the advent of coins or powerful nation states
- Grasses pass genes from one species to another but we don’t know howon April 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm
A study of 17 grass species found that 13 of them carry genes that have been transferred from another species, suggesting that gene-swapping happens all the time
- China must act fast to avoid breaching the world's 1.5°C climate goalon April 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm
China will have to clean up its entire power sector by 2050 if the world is to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of holding global warming to 1.5°C – meaning its carbon emissions must peak much earlier than currently planned
- Covid-19 news: India reports a record number of new caseson April 22, 2021 at 11:41 am
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
- Views of Earth from Spaceby Caitlin Dempsey on April 22, 2021 at 6:31 pm
The post Views of Earth from Space appeared first on Geography Realm. Over the decades, Earth has been captured from near and far by astronauts and spacecraft from space. The post Views of Earth from Space appeared first on Geography Realm.
- Review | Under the Wave at Waimeaby G.T. Dempsey on April 22, 2021 at 12:13 pm
The post Review | Under the Wave at Waimea appeared first on Geography Realm. Set in Hawaii and with a champion surfer as its central character, "Under the Wave at Waimea" introduces us to the global geography of surfing. The post Review | Under the Wave at Waimea appeared first on Geography Realm.
- Largest Alpine Lake in North Americaby Caitlin Dempsey on April 14, 2021 at 12:25 pm
The post Largest Alpine Lake in North America appeared first on Geography Realm. Located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Lake Tahoe is a freshwater lake that straddles the border between California and Nevada. The post Largest Alpine Lake in North America appeared first on Geography Realm.
- Geography of Hailstorms in the United Statesby Caitlin Dempsey on April 13, 2021 at 1:26 pm
The post Geography of Hailstorms in the United States appeared first on Geography Realm. While hail can form anywhere in the United States experiencing a thunderstorm, geography influences where hailstorms are more likely to occur. The post Geography of Hailstorms in the United States appeared […]
- Apple's 256GB MacBook Air M1 is down to an all-time low at Amazonon April 23, 2021 at 4:55 am
Apple's MacBook Air M1 is down to an all-time low price on Amazon for both the silver and space grey models with 256GB storage.
- Sennheiser's Ambeo soundbar now supports Sony 360 Reality Audioon April 23, 2021 at 4:20 am
Sennheiser has rolled out a firmware update for the Ambeo soundbar, which brings Sony's 360 Reality Audio support to the device.
- Watch SpaceX's first ISS astronaut launch with a reused Falcon rocketon April 23, 2021 at 3:45 am
SpaceX set for its second operational Crew Dragon mission (Crew-2) to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) at 5:49 AM ET today.
- CD Projekt Red made hundreds of millions on 'Cyberpunk 2077' despite the refundson April 22, 2021 at 11:06 pm
CD Projekt Red posted record-breaking revenue and sales numbers for the 2020 fiscal year, thanks to Cyberpunk 2077 — and despite the game's problematic release.
- Astronauts Launching to Space Are Vaccinated Against Covid-19by Kenneth Chang on April 23, 2021 at 5:22 am
All four members of SpaceX's Crew-2 mission got their shots recently.
- Many Older Adults Lack Even Simple, Helpful Equipmentby Paula Span on April 23, 2021 at 4:00 am
Railings, grab bars, shower chairs and other inexpensive devices can make it easier to continue living at home, but not enough older people acquire them.
- Why was the launch delayed one day?by Kenneth Chang on April 23, 2021 at 12:54 am
- Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissionsby Lisa Friedman, Somini Sengupta and Coral Davenport on April 22, 2021 at 9:56 pm
Addressing leaders at a virtual summit meeting he convened, the president cast the fight against global warming as an economic opportunity for the world.
- Lithium treats intellectual defects in mouse model of Bardet-Biedl Syndromeon April 22, 2021 at 5:19 pm
Mice with symptoms that mimic Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) have difficulty with learning and generating new neurons in the hippocampus. However, according to a new study, these mental defects can be successfully treated with lithium.
- Ancient Indigenous forest gardens promote a healthy ecosystemon April 22, 2021 at 5:19 pm
A new study by historical ecologists finds that Indigenous-managed forests -- cared for as 'forest gardens' -- contain more biologically and functionally diverse species than surrounding conifer-dominated forests and create important habitat for animals and pollinators.
- Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rateon April 22, 2021 at 5:18 pm
In a worldwide study of 2,100 pregnant women, those who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy were 20 times more likely to die than those who did not contract the virus.
- Mars has right ingredients for present-day microbial life beneath its surface, study findson April 22, 2021 at 2:04 pm
New research suggests that rocks in the Martian crust could produce the same kind of chemical energy that supports microbial life deep beneath Earth's surface.
- SpaceX Crew Dragon, 4 astronauts lift off to space stationon April 23, 2021 at 4:54 am
It's the first piloted flight of a previously-flown first stage booster and a Crew Dragon capsule making its second flight.
- Rising waters in Washington, D.C., threaten iconic monumentson April 22, 2021 at 6:39 pm
Water levels near the nation’s capital are rising faster than almost anywhere else on the East Coast, putting the Tidal Basin’s cherry blossom trees at risk. Ben Tracy reports for CBS News series’ Eye on Earth: Our Planet in Peril.
- NASA rover successfully makes oxygen on Marson April 22, 2021 at 6:33 pm
NASA’s Perseverance rover converted some of Mars’s thin atmosphere into pure oxygen. Meanwhile, its Ingenuity helicopter aced its second flight test.
- Mars helicopter completes second test flighton April 22, 2021 at 6:21 pm
Up to three more flights are planned before Ingenuity's test campaign comes to an end.
- SpaceX launches 4 astronauts to space station, nails rocket landingon April 23, 2021 at 5:15 am
A Falcon 9 rocket topped with a Crew Dragon capsule launched from Florida this morning (April 23), kicking off SpaceX's Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station.
- SpaceX's Crew-2 astronaut mission for NASA: Live updateson April 23, 2021 at 5:06 am
SpaceX's next crewed launch for NASA will launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on the Crew-2 mission on April 22. Liftoff is set for 6:11 a.m. EDT (1011 GMT). Known as Crew-2, the mission will mark SpaceX's third crewed spaceflight and will ferry NASA astronauts Shane […]
- Watch live now! NASA, SpaceX launching Crew-2 astronauts to space station @ 5:49 am ETon April 23, 2021 at 12:32 am
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on a Crew Dragon spacecraft at 5:49 a.m. EDT (0949 GMT). Watch it live!
- The purge of the HI-SEAS habitat — Commander's report: lunar day 2on April 22, 2021 at 5:56 pm
Commander Musilova reflects on her inner battle to accept the Selene IV crew's dramatic new ways of life, which are full of both positive and surprising changes in the HI-SEAS lunar analog habitat.
- What's the weather like in space? A new mission seeks to find outby Zahaan Bharmal on February 6, 2020 at 2:00 am
Esa is launching a solar mission that could help forecast potentially catastrophic eventsOn the morning of 1 September 1859, the English astronomer Richard Carrington noticed something strange on the surface of the sun: two patches of intensely white light erupting from a cluster of dark sunspots. […]
- E-cigarettes are still safer than smoking, scientists findby Linda Bauld and Suzi Gage on December 31, 2019 at 3:00 am
Scare stories abound but the evidence remains consistentThe past decade in British healthcare has been disappointing: improvements in life expectancy and neonatal mortality have stalled and public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen sharply.But one positive singled out in a recent review of […]
- What Seinfeld can teach us about scienceby Mićo Tatalović on July 12, 2019 at 4:45 am
From micro pigs to the doping dangers of a poppy seed bagel, life may be imitating the US sitcomWhen Jerry Seinfeld starts his UK tour, listen out for a science joke. From early on in his TV career, the comedian poked fun at science. In his 1981 HBO debut, he said of weather forecasts: “And then […]
- Can't stand the rain? How wet weather affects human behaviourby Jamie Flook on March 6, 2019 at 2:00 am
Rainfall affects our mood, our propensity to commit crime and how hungry we feel – but why?It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring. He bumped his head when he went to bed, and he couldn’t get up in the morning. This was possibly because in the absence of sunlight his body was […]
- Navigating beneath the Arctic iceby Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering on April 22, 2021 at 11:00 pm
A team of MIT engineers has developed a navigational method for autonomous vehicles to navigate accurately in the Arctic Ocean without GPS.
- Spencer Compton, Karna Morey, Tara Venkatadri, and Lily Zhang named 2021-22 Goldwater Scholarsby School of Engineering on April 22, 2021 at 2:55 pm
Four MIT undergraduates whose research areas explore artificial intelligence, space, and climate change honored for their academic achievements.
- Collaborators in climate actionby Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative on April 22, 2021 at 2:45 pm
Symposium highlights ambitious goals of MIT–industry research targeting technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- A unique partnership continues to thriveby MISTI on April 22, 2021 at 2:15 pm
MIT European Club and MISTI virtually celebrate 25 years of the MIT European Career Fair.
- Young male fruit flies make females fight each other moreby firstname.lastname@example.org on April 20, 2021 at 9:28 am
By Dr Ellie Bath, Department of Zoology Tue, 20-04-2021 15:28 Young male fruit flies make females fight each other more Read more
- Hypoxia drugs join the fight against COVID-19by email@example.com on April 13, 2021 at 5:39 am
By Professor Jane McKeating, Nuffield Department of Clinical MedicineOxygen is essential to all life forms, even viruses. Tue, 13-04-2021 11:39 Hypoxia drugs join the fight against COVID-19 […]
- New target identified to develop treatment for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysmby firstname.lastname@example.org on March 31, 2021 at 10:47 am
By Talitha Smith, Communications Officer, Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG) Wed, 31-03-2021 16:47 New target identified to develop treatment for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm […]
- Can viruses hijack their hosts' circadian rhythms?by email@example.com on March 26, 2021 at 10:59 am
By Professor Jane McKeating, Nuffield Department of MedicineOur lives are so often dictated by time - it seems like we are not the only ones. Fri, 26-03-2021 15:59 Can viruses hijack their hosts' circadian rhythms? […]
- NASA Launches Astronauts to the ISS on a Reused SpaceX Rocketby Eric Niiler on April 23, 2021 at 5:07 am
The six-month mission is another step toward an eventual moon landing, and the second time this Crew Dragon capsule has visited the space station.
- 5 Surprising Ways to Help Save the Planetby Matt Simon on April 22, 2021 at 7:07 pm
What do an electronic turtle egg, an Arctic seed bank, and carbon-eating machines have in common? They’re helping us be optimistic this Earth Day.
- How the US Might Reach Biden's New Climate Goalby Matt Simon on April 22, 2021 at 4:41 pm
The president wants the country to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Here's what it will take to actually succeed.
- 'After Us the Deluge' Captures Images of a Sinking Worldby Lauryn Hill on April 22, 2021 at 6:00 am
Kadir van Lohuizen photographed nations affected by climate change. His book documents the present, but offers a glimpse of the future.
- Astronomers release new all-sky map of Milky Way's outer reacheson April 21, 2021 at 9:22 pm
The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a new test of dark matter theories.
- NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter succeeds in historic first flighton April 19, 2021 at 9:01 am
The small rotorcraft made history, hovering above Jezero Crater, demonstrating that powered, controlled flight on another planet is possible.
- Tarantula's ubiquity traced back to the Cretaceouson April 16, 2021 at 2:50 pm
Tarantulas are among the most notorious spiders, due in part to their size, vibrant colors and prevalence throughout the world. But one thing most people don't know is that tarantulas are homebodies. Females and their young rarely leave their burrows and only mature males will wander to seek out a […]
- COVID-19: Scientists identify human genes that fight infectionon April 16, 2021 at 1:58 pm
Scientists have identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers' understanding of factors that affect disease severity and also suggest possible therapeutic options. The […]