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  • Making a Picture-Perfect Landing
    on 01/07/2022 at 13:00

    An adult osprey, carrying a fish in its talons, prepares to land in its nest atop a speaker platform in the parking lot at Kennedy Space Center.

  • OMG: The Beauty of Ice
    on 30/06/2022 at 12:43

    Most of Greenland’s glaciers that empty into the ocean are at greater risk of rapid ice loss than previously understood.

  • Turquoise Plumes in the Large Magellanic Cloud
    on 29/06/2022 at 12:47

    Brightly glowing plumes of the Large Magellanic Cloud appear almost like an ocean current.

  • CAPSTONE Launches for Lunar Orbit
    on 28/06/2022 at 12:32

    The CAPSTONE mission launched at 5:55 a.m. EDT (09:55 UTC) on Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from New Zealand.

  • Public Affairs Specialist Tyrone McCoy
    on 27/06/2022 at 07:55

    “A piece of my story that I think needs to get told is that broken crayons still color.” – Tyrone McCoy, Public Affairs Specialist, NASA Headquarters

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  • NASA says its plan to bring Mars samples back to Earth is safe, but some people are worried
    on 04/07/2022 at 21:00

    Since September, the Perseverance rover has been picking along an ancient river delta on Mars, its robotic arms reaching out with whirling steel drill bits to core rocks, scoop soil and suck small amounts of the red planet’s atmosphere into titanium tubes.

  • NASA explains the mission to bring samples of Mars soil, rock and atmosphere back to Earth
    on 04/07/2022 at 20:57

    NASA’s Mars Sample Return Mission aims to bring 30 samples of rock, soil and atmosphere now being collected by the Perseverance rover back to Earth sometime in the early 2030s. The goal is to look for signs of past life and also to find out more about the Red Planet before humans visit it.

  • Scaling the cost of government programs using a cost-per-person price tag improves comprehension by the general public
    on 04/07/2022 at 19:00

    Government policies often are presented with hefty price tags, but people often zone out as more zeros are added to the total cost. A new study from Carnegie Mellon University suggests that rescaling the cost of programs can increase a person’s understanding of funding choices, which may improve how people participate in the policy debate. The results are available in the July issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Spain, Portugal dryness ‘unprecedented’ in 1,200 years
    on 04/07/2022 at 16:48

    Parts of Portugal and Spain are the driest they have been in a thousand years due to an atmospheric high-pressure system driven by climate change, according to research published Monday, warning of severe implications for wine and olive production.

  • Study explores coevolution of mammals and their lice
    on 04/07/2022 at 15:00

    According to a new study, the first louse to take up residence on a mammalian host likely started out as a parasite of birds. That host-jumping event tens of millions of years ago began the long association between mammals and lice, setting the stage for their coevolution and offering more opportunities for the lice to spread to other mammals.

  • Largest genetic atlas for zebrafish ‘breakthrough’ for biomedical research
    on 04/07/2022 at 15:00

    Medical and life science researchers will benefit from the most comprehensive atlas yet of genetic data on zebrafish, newly published research suggests.

  • The Higgs boson, ten years after its discovery
    on 04/07/2022 at 14:38

    Ten years ago, on July 4 2012, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) announced the discovery of a new particle with features consistent with those of the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. The discovery was a landmark in the history of science and captured the world’s attention. One year later it won François Englert and Peter Higgs the Nobel Prize in Physics for their prediction made decades earlier, together with the late Robert Brout, of a new fundamental field, known as the Higgs field, that pervades the universe, manifests itself as the Higgs boson and gives mass to the elementary particles.

  • NASA satellite breaks from orbit around Earth, heads to moon
    on 04/07/2022 at 13:18

    A satellite the size of a microwave oven successfully broke free from its orbit around Earth on Monday and is headed toward the moon, the latest step in NASA’s plan to land astronauts on the lunar surface again.

  • New screening technique could accelerate and improve mRNA therapies
    on 04/07/2022 at 10:14

    Therapeutics based on messenger RNA, or mRNA, can potentially treat a wide range of maladies, including cancer, genetic diseases, and as the world has learned in recent years, deadly viruses.

  • ATLAS and CMS release results of most comprehensive studies yet of Higgs boson’s properties
    on 04/07/2022 at 10:07

    Today, exactly ten years after announcing the discovery of the Higgs boson, the international ATLAS and CMS collaborations at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) report the results of their most comprehensive studies yet of the properties of this unique particle. The independent studies, described in two papers published today in Nature, show that the particle’s properties are remarkably consistent with those of the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. The studies also show that the particle is increasingly becoming a powerful means to search for new, unknown phenomena that—if found—could help shed light on some of the biggest mysteries of physics, such as the nature of the mysterious dark matter present in the universe.

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  • Life Helps Make Almost Half of All Minerals on Earth
    by Joanna Thompson on 01/07/2022 at 14:00

    A new origins-based system for classifying minerals reveals the huge geochemical imprint that life has left on Earth. It could help us identify other worlds with life too. The post Life Helps Make Almost Half of All Minerals on Earth first appeared on Quanta Magazine

  • The Sordid Past of the Cubic Formula
    by David S. Richeson on 30/06/2022 at 14:54

    The quest to solve cubic equations led to duels, betrayals — and modern mathematics. The post The Sordid Past of the Cubic Formula first appeared on Quanta Magazine

  • Can Computers Be Mathematicians?
    by Steven Strogatz on 29/06/2022 at 21:05

    Artificial intelligence has bested humans at problem-solving challenges like chess and Go. Is mathematics research next? Steven Strogatz speaks with mathematician Kevin Buzzard to learn about the effort to translate math into language that computers understand. The post Can Computers Be Mathematicians? first appeared on Quanta Magazine

  • Controversy Continues Over Whether Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold
    by Adam Mann on 29/06/2022 at 14:50

    Decades after a Tanzanian teenager initiated study of the “Mpemba effect,” the effort to confirm or refute it is leading physicists toward new theories about how substances relax to equilibrium. The post Controversy Continues Over Whether Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold first appeared on Quanta Magazine

  • Protein Blobs Linked to Alzheimer’s Affect Aging in All Cells
    by Viviane Callier on 28/06/2022 at 13:52

    Protein buildups like those seen around neurons in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other brain diseases occur in all aging cells, a new study suggests. Learning their significance may reveal new strategies for treating age-related diseases. The post Protein Blobs Linked to Alzheimer’s Affect Aging in All Cells first appeared on Quanta Magazine



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