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- Orion Approaches Moon for Outbound Powered Flybyon 28/11/2022 at 16:55
A portion of the far side of the Moon looms large just beyond the Orion spacecraft in this image taken Nov. 21, the sixth day of the Artemis I mission, by a camera on the tip of one of Orion’s solar arrays.
- Astronaut Snoopy ‘Lands’ in New Yorkon 25/11/2022 at 12:55
The annual Thanksgiving event was held Nov. 24, 2022.
- Snoopy Hitches Ride to Space Aboard Artemis Ion 23/11/2022 at 16:10
Snoopy, the zero-gravity indicator for NASA’s Artemis I flight test, floating in space Nov. 20, 2022, while attached to his tether in the Orion spacecraft.
- Orion’s Optical Navigation Camera Captures Earthon 22/11/2022 at 16:55
NASA’s uncrewed Orion spacecraft snapped this black and white photo of Earth on Nov. 17, 2022, the second day of the 25.5-day Artemis I mission.
- Orion Approaches Moonon 21/11/2022 at 16:05
On Nov. 20, the fifth day of the 25.5-day Artemis I mission, a camera mounted on the tip of one of Orion’s solar array wings captured this footage of the spacecraft and the Moon as it continued to grow nearer to our lunar neighbor.
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- Moon Microscope, Solar Arrays Launch on NASA’s SpaceX Cargo Shipon 26/11/2022 at 19:15
SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply mission for NASA is on its way to the International Space Station.
- NASA to Share Artemis I Update with Orion at Farthest Point from Earthon 25/11/2022 at 22:08
NASA will host a news conference at 5 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 28, from the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to discuss the status of the uncrewed Artemis I flight test as the Orion spacecraft reaches the mid-point of its Moon mission and its farthest distance from Earth at nearly 270,000 miles away.
- NASA Awards Launch Services Task Order for TROPICS CubeSats Missionon 23/11/2022 at 13:35
NASA has selected Rocket Lab USA Inc. of Long Beach, California, to provide the launch service for the agency’s Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) mission, as part of the agency’s Venture-class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR) launch services contract.
- NASA Updates Coverage for Next SpaceX Resupply Launch to Space Stationon 22/11/2022 at 22:24
NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 2:20 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 26, to launch the company’s 26th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station.
- NASA Invites Public Comment on Plans for Mars Sample Return Campaignon 22/11/2022 at 16:31
NASA is seeking public comments on a draft environmental impact statement for the agency’s Mars Sample Return (MSR) campaign. Comments are due by Monday, Dec. 19.
- Watch China launch Shenzhou 15 astronauts to Tiangong space station Tuesdayby [email protected] (Mike Wall) on 29/11/2022 at 11:00
China is poised to launch three astronauts to its Tiangong space station on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29), and you can watch the action live.
- Watch SpaceX launch Japanese moon lander, UAE rover early Wednesdayby [email protected] (Mike Wall) on 29/11/2022 at 11:00
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Japanese lander and UAE rover to the moon early Wednesday (Nov. 30), and you can watch the action live.
- You can get 3 months of Discovery+ at $0.99 a month for Cyber Monday, but act fastby [email protected] (Tariq Malik) on 29/11/2022 at 00:06
Right now, you can get Discovery+ for just $0.99 for the first three months, saving you $12 off the usual $4.99 per month price.
- You can still save $20 on this Lego Star Wars The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle for Cyber Mondayby [email protected] (Brett Tingley) on 28/11/2022 at 22:46
The Lego Star Wars: The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle is marked down 20% for Cyber Monday at just $79.99, a discount of $20.
- Last chance to save $180 on Lego’s epic Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon for Cyber Mondayby [email protected] (Tariq Malik) on 28/11/2022 at 22:11
This deal will fly away fast. Lego’s stunning Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon is rarely on sale and at one of the lowest prices for the year, at a chill $669.99 at Zavvi.
- ATLAS observatory atop Hawai’i’s Mauna Loa volcano watching eruption closelyby [email protected] (Meghan Bartels) on 28/11/2022 at 21:42
Astronomers are watching with Hawai’i residents as the largest volcano on Earth erupts for the first time in decades.
- Cyber Monday Deals live now: Telescopes, VR headsets, Lego and moreby [email protected] (Tariq Malik) on 28/11/2022 at 21:02
Our Cyber Monday space deals coverage is underway with the freshest deals on telescopes, star projectors, drones, Lego and more.
- China reveals the 3 astronauts flying on Shenzhou 15 space station missionby [email protected] (Andrew Jones) on 28/11/2022 at 19:40
China just unveiled the crew that will launch on its Shenzhou 15 mission on Tuesday (Nov. 29) and spend the next six months in space.
- Spy this great gift! Save 35% on Celestron SkyMaster 25X70 Binoculars for Cyber Mondayby [email protected] (Elizabeth Howell) on 28/11/2022 at 19:30
Save $45 on the Celestron SkyMaster 25×70, which offers top quality optics for less than the competition.
- Snap up $225 off the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV this Cyber Mondayby [email protected] (Alexander Cox) on 28/11/2022 at 19:09
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is $225 off this Cyber Monday and it comes with a 14-42mm II R lens.
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- Bioreactor keeps cell culture conditions under controlon 29/11/2022 at 11:04
A cell-culturing technique developed by KAUST scientists helps to create biological conditions that more closely mirror physiological environments compared to standard protocols used in most laboratories today.
- Explainable AI-based physical theory for advanced materials designon 29/11/2022 at 10:00
Microscopic materials analysis is essential to achieve desirable performance in next-generation nanoelectronic devices, such as low power consumption and high speeds. However, the magnetic materials involved in such devices often exhibit incredibly complex interactions between nanostructures and magnetic domains. This, in turn, makes functional design challenging.
- Great Barrier Reef risks ‘in danger’ World Heritage listingon 29/11/2022 at 09:50
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef should be added to a list of “in danger” World Heritage sites, according to UN experts who warned the fading wonder has been “significantly impacted” by climate change.
- World’s largest volcano erupts in Hawaiion 29/11/2022 at 09:40
The world’s largest active volcano burst into life for the first time in 40 years, spewing lava and hot ash Monday in a spectacular display of nature’s fury by Mauna Loa in Hawaii.
- Drying California lake to get $250M in US drought fundingon 29/11/2022 at 09:35
The federal government said Monday it will spend $250 million over four years on environmental cleanup and restoration work around a drying Southern California lake that’s fed by the depleted Colorado River.
- Mangroves: Environmental guardians of our coastlineon 29/11/2022 at 09:31
They are the salt-tolerant shrubs that thrive in the toughest of conditions, but according to new UniSA research, mangroves are also avid coastal protectors, capable of surviving in heavy metal contaminated environments.
- Long-standing genomic mystery about the origins of introns explained in new studyon 29/11/2022 at 09:25
One of the most long-standing, fundamental mysteries of biology surrounds the poorly understood origins of introns. Introns are segments of noncoding DNA that must be removed from the genetic code before it is translated in the process of making proteins. Introns are an ancient feature found across all eukaryotic life, a wide range of organisms that spans all animals, plants, fungi, and protists, but are absent in prokaryotic genomes such as those of bacteria. There is a massive variation in the number of introns found in different species’ genomes, even between closely related species.
- Foodbanks evolving to survive cost of living crisis, experts findon 29/11/2022 at 09:22
The traditional model of foodbanks is evolving to become more sustainable as charities and organizations report unprecedented demand and fewer donations in the face of the national cost of living crisis.
- Tablet-based vaccine prevents urinary tract infections in miceon 29/11/2022 at 09:00
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a tablet-based vaccine for urinary tract infections (UTIs) that rapidly dissolves when placed under the tongue. The new treatment could offer an easy and practical alternative to high-dose, oral antibiotics which are the current standard for UTI treatments.
- What ancient underwater food webs can tell us about the future of climate changeon 28/11/2022 at 22:18
What a tangled web we weave. When it comes to the impact of the climate crisis on marine food webs, we apparently have not known the half of it. That’s according to a new University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) study, which compared ancient and modern ocean ecosystems in a bid to understand how to make them healthier and more resilient.
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- Cannabis For Pain Relief? Review of 20 Studies Provides Sobering Resultsby Filip Gedin, The Conversation on 29/11/2022 at 06:03
- A Strange Thing Happens to Wolves Infected by Infamous Mind-Altering Parasiteby Michelle Starr on 29/11/2022 at 05:06
Their minds are not fully their own.
- Scientists Create ‘Invisible Fiber’ That Can Make Cakes And Pizzas Better For Youby David Nield on 29/11/2022 at 03:00
Good for the gut, and for your tastebuds.
- Cephalopods Can Pass a Cognitive Test Designed For Human Childrenby Michelle Starr on 29/11/2022 at 02:21
Cuttlefish show incredible learning and restraint.
- Study Suggests Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Could Be More Devious Than We Thoughtby Carly Cassella on 29/11/2022 at 00:45
They’re on the move.
- Monkeypox Has a New Name to Shake Off Old Stigmas, According to The WHOby Robin Millard, AFP on 29/11/2022 at 00:15
- The World’s Largest Active Volcano Is Erupting For The 1st Time in 38 Yearsby Jake Epstein & Paola Rosa-Aquino, Business Insider on 28/11/2022 at 23:31
So far, people are safe.
- These Mysterious Fungi Belong to an Entirely New Branch on The Tree of Lifeby Tessa Koumoundouros on 28/11/2022 at 17:00
Over 600 weird species just got reclassified.
- Mummies With Golden Tongues Discovered in Ancient Egyptian Necropolisby Carly Cassella on 28/11/2022 at 06:22
- We May Have Detected New Organic Compounds in Martian Rocksby Michelle Starr on 28/11/2022 at 06:21
Here’s what we know.
- Young Climate Voters Could Tilt Georgia’s Runoff Election for Senateby Scott Waldman, E&E News on 28/11/2022 at 16:30
Voters under age 30 turned out for Raphael Warnock in the first race, suggesting he lean even harder into climate policy
- What Makes Animals Cannibals?by Fionna M. D. Samuels on 28/11/2022 at 14:00
Cannibals start munching as animal populations grow
- Why Social Media Makes People Unhappy–And Simple Ways to Fix Itby Daisy Yuhas on 25/11/2022 at 17:00
Research suggests platform designs make us lose track of time spent on them and can heighten conflicts, and then we feel upset with ourselves
- This Carnivorous Plant Has a Rain-Powered Trapby Darren Incorvaia on 25/11/2022 at 16:00
A biological “spring” helps a pitcher plant fling insects to their doom
- People Shopping for ‘Meaning’ Buy Cheaper Goodsby Nicole Mead on 25/11/2022 at 14:00
People who prioritize “meaning” when they shop may unwittingly convince themselves to buy cheaper goods, services and experiences
- Outdoor Air Conditioning Cools the World Cup–But Is It Sustainable?by Daniel Leonard on 25/11/2022 at 13:00
In an ever warming world, the health benefits of stadium air-conditioning may not outweigh the climate risks
- Space Elevators Are Less Sci-Fi Than You Thinkby Stephen Cohen on 25/11/2022 at 12:45
I’ve been working on space elevators for almost 20 years, and though we still have issues to solve, we are getting closer to making them reality
- Silkworms Spin a Potential Microplastics Substituteby Ysabelle Kempe on 25/11/2022 at 11:45
“Intentionally added microplastics” in pesticides and cosmetics could be made from silk instead
- Satellite Constellations Could Harm the Environment, New Watchdog Report Saysby Jonathan O’Callaghan on 24/11/2022 at 15:00
Elon Musk’s Starlink and other satellite sources of light pollution and orbital debris should face an environmental review, the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds
- Scientists Ruin Delicious Seabass to Probe Why Some Organs Don’t Fossilizeby Sasha Warren on 24/11/2022 at 11:45
Watching fish rot for more than two months disproves a long-standing fossilization theory
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- The Brain Uses Calculus to Control Fast Movementsby Kevin Hartnett on 28/11/2022 at 15:48
Researchers discover that to sharpen its control over precision maneuvers, the brain uses comparisons between control signals — not the signals themselves. The post The Brain Uses Calculus to Control Fast Movements first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- AI Reveals New Possibilities in Matrix Multiplicationby Ben Brubaker on 23/11/2022 at 14:57
Inspired by the results of a game-playing neural network, mathematicians have been making unexpected advances on an age-old math problem. The post AI Reveals New Possibilities in Matrix Multiplication first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- A Mathematician Dancing Between Algebra and Geometryby Rachel Crowell on 22/11/2022 at 15:50
Wei Ho, the first director of the Women and Mathematics program at the Institute for Advanced Study, combines algebra and geometry in her work on an ancient class of curves. The post A Mathematician Dancing Between Algebra and Geometry first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- The Simple Geometry Behind Brownie Bake Offs and Equal Areasby Patrick Honner on 21/11/2022 at 15:31
Proving that two polygons have the same area can be as easy as cutting them up and rearranging the pieces. The post The Simple Geometry Behind Brownie Bake Offs and Equal Areas first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- Why This Universe? A New Calculation Suggests Our Cosmos Is Typical.by Charlie Wood on 17/11/2022 at 15:22
Two physicists have calculated that the universe has a higher entropy — and is therefore more likely — than alternative possible universes. The post Why This Universe? A New Calculation Suggests Our Cosmos Is Typical. first appeared on Quanta Magazine
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- Dry pet food may be more environmentally friendly than wet foodby Meghan Rosen on 28/11/2022 at 14:00
The environmental cost of wet pet food is higher than dry food, scientists say. That may be because wet food gets most of its calories from animals.
- How researchers are working to fill the gaps in long COVID databy Betsy Ladyzhets on 28/11/2022 at 12:00
Collaboration with patients and with researchers from many specialties is key to better understanding long COVID and managing its many symptoms.
- Here’s why some supermassive black holes blaze so brightlyby Lisa Grossman on 23/11/2022 at 16:00
NASA’s IPXE X-ray satellite saw a telltale signature of shock waves propagating along a blazar’s high-speed jet, causing it to emit high-energy light.
- Rats can bop their heads to the beatby Deborah Balthazar on 23/11/2022 at 13:00
Rats’ rhythmic response to human music doesn’t mean they like to dance, but it may shed light on how brains evolved to perceive rhythm.
- A spider monkey’s remains tell a story of ancient diplomacy in the Americasby Freda Kreier on 22/11/2022 at 19:35
A 1,700-year-old spider monkey skeleton unearthed at Teotihuacan in Mexico was likely a diplomatic gift from the Maya.
- Long considered loners, many marsupials may have complex social livesby Jake Buehler on 22/11/2022 at 16:00
Some marsupials may be more sociable than previously thought, opening the door to a possible deep legacy of social organization systems in mammals
- How physics can improve the urinalby James R. Riordon on 22/11/2022 at 14:00
Urinals built with curves like those in nautilus shells eliminate the splash-back common with conventional commodes.
- These are our top space images of all timeby Science News Staff on 22/11/2022 at 12:00
These are the best astronomy pictures ever, from Hubble, the James Webb Space Telescope and more.
- Pollution mucks up the lungs’ immune defenses over timeby Aimee Cunningham on 21/11/2022 at 16:00
A study of immune tissue in the lungs reports that particulate matter buildup from air pollution may impair respiratory immunity in older adults.
- These devices use an electric field to scare sharks from fishing hooksby Darren Incorvaia on 21/11/2022 at 16:00
SharkGuard gadgets work by harnessing sharks’ ability to detect electric fields. That could save the animals’ lives, a study suggests.
- Got a weird COVID-19 symptom? You’re not aloneby Meghan Rosen on 21/11/2022 at 13:00
From head to COVID toe, doctors have seen a bevy of bizarre cases.
- Carvings on Australia’s boab trees reveal a generation’s lost historyby Freda Kreier on 18/11/2022 at 15:00
Archaeologists and an Aboriginal family are working together to rediscover a First Nations group’s lost connections to the land.
- Louis Pasteur’s devotion to truth transformed what we know about health and diseaseby Tom Siegfried on 18/11/2022 at 12:00
Two centuries after his birth, Louis Pasteur’s work on pasteurization, germ theory and vaccines is as relevant as ever.
- Some Maya rulers may have taken generations to attract subjectsby Bruce Bower on 17/11/2022 at 14:00
Commoners slowly granted authority to kings at the ancient Maya site of Tamarindito, researchers suspect.
- At a long COVID clinic, here’s how doctors are trying to help one woman who is strugglingby Meghan Rosen on 17/11/2022 at 11:00
As more people experience long-term health problems from COVID-19, long COVID clinics try to help patients manage symptoms, like brain fog and fatigue.
- The pristine Winchcombe meteorite suggests that Earth’s water came from asteroidsby Lisa Grossman on 16/11/2022 at 21:08
Other meteorites have been recovered after being tracked from space to the ground, but never so quickly as the Winchcombe meteorite.
- Tiger sharks helped discover the world’s largest seagrass prairieby Nikk Ogasa on 16/11/2022 at 14:00
Instrument-equipped sharks went where divers couldn’t to survey the Bahama Banks seagrass ecosystem.
- Artemis I finally launched. Here’s what it means for human spaceflightby Liz Kruesi on 16/11/2022 at 07:09
The launch of NASA’s Artemis I is a giant step toward sending humans back to the moon and heading beyond.
- The world population has now reached 8 billionby Allison Gasparini on 15/11/2022 at 18:24
In a first, the global population surpassed this milestone on November 15, according to a projection from the United Nations.
- A clam presumed extinct for 40,000 years has been found aliveby Allison Gasparini on 15/11/2022 at 14:59
The reappearance of living Cymatioa cooki clams places it among a group of back-from-the-dead creatures dubbed the Lazarus taxa.