The James Webb Space Telescope has taken its final form. CBS News senior space Analyst Bill Harwood joins CBSN with more.
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Unknown objects at the heart of the Milky Way are beaming radio signals, then mysteriously disappearing
Radio waves bursting from the center of the Milky Way, then disappearing, might reveal a new type of star if astronomers could just nail them down.
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As teenage pilot Zara Rutherford flew ever onward in a record-challenging global odyssey, she met little as strange or scary as when she tried to squeeze in between North Korean airspace and a massive cloud threatening to cut off passage for her ultralight plane. “Well, they test missiles once in a while without warning,” Rutherford said. “Straight away they said: ‘Whatever you do, do not go into North Korean airspace!’” Fortunately the clouds cooperated enough and she didn't have to continue the crash course in applied geopolitics.
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Psychedelic beer served at intimate dinner parties helped an ancient empire in the Andes rule for centuries, study finds
According to a new archaeological study, leaders of the Wari empire that ruled Peru added hallucinogenic seeds to beer to sustain political control.
With an opposition to powerful Pluto, this lunar event could be an emotionally heavy one.
The week begins with a heavy and emotional full moon in Cancer, which opposes the Sun in Capricorn conjunct Pluto. There’s an understanding between the stars and between the Earthlings who study them that even those of who have private cause for celebration are steeped in the thick grief that weighs down the collective, a grief that runs deep even as it nurtures resilience in many of those who observe it. Resilience is not the same as vitality, however, and with Mars still making a waning square
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Weather should be mostly favorable for the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Monday, Space Force forecasters said.
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Scientists have discovered a massive breeding colony of icefish in Antarctica's southern Weddell Sea.The big picture: Groups of up to 60 icefish nests have been spotted before, but researchers have now found an estimated 60 million active nests, which is believed to be the largest ever seen.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeDetails: Scientists were towing a camera behind their research vessel early last year to survey the seafloor
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In a few years, 65,000 satellites will be disrupting the darkness in space. Satellite operators must make them less visible or launch fewer of them.
In his new book, The Invisible World: Why There's More to Reality than Meets the Eye, University of Cambridge Public Astronomer, Matthew Bothwell tells the story of how we discovered an entire, previously unseen universe beyond humanity's natural sight.
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Thousands of miles from Dr. Barney Graham’s lab in Bethesda, Maryland, a frightening new coronavirus had jumped from camels to humans in the Middle East, killing 1 out of every 3 people infected. An expert on the world’s most intractable viruses, Graham had been working for months to develop a vaccine but had gotten nowhere. Now he was terrified that the virus, Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, had infected one of his lab’s own scientists, who was sick with a fever and a cough in fall 2
New data suggests that people with the Omicron variant frequently stay infectious for longer than five days, raising concerns about the CDC's updated isolation guidelines. Why it matters: Experts say the issue could be resolved by using rapid tests to determine whether it is safe to exit isolation, but the CDC has not recommended a negative test as a condition to end isolation. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Driving the news: A new study of NBA players
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Astronauts face many dangers hurling themselves into outer space - but a new study highlights a different kind of threat: anemia. Astronauts are known to experience "space anemia" - a red blood cell deficiency - while on missions, but until now it was thought to be temporary. Doctors attributed it to destruction of red blood cells, or hemolysis, resulting from fluid shifts as astronauts' bodies accommodated to weightlessness and again as they re-accommodated to gravity.But Dr. Guy Trudel of the University of Ottawa, who led a study of 14 astronauts funded by the Canadian Space Agency, says this anemia is much more impactful:“...we thought we knew about space anemia, and we did not. We had assumed that this was a very quick phenomenon of adaptation and nothing was going on. And now we're discovering that's not the case. Space has a primary specific effect on red blood cell regulation."Normally, the body destroys and replaces nearly 2 million red blood cells per second. Trudel's team found astronauts' bodies destroyed 3 million red blood cells per second during their six-month missions."... So I think the message is there is a knowledge gap here that we need to fill in terms of the mechanism, in terms of the countermeasures, in terms also of the planning of the mission. So will we need some blood products or artificial blood products on board of the mission to Mars, given the fact that there is destruction ongoing? Would we need iron supplements at one point if we can't recycle all of the iron to make new red blood cells and so on?"Having fewer red blood cells in space is not a problem when your body is weightless, he added. But after landing on Earth, and potentially on other planets, anemia could affect astronauts' energy, endurance and strength.His team reported on Friday in Nature Medicine that a year after returning to Earth, the astronauts' red blood cells had not completely returned to pre-flight levels.The finding poses a challenge for space flight, especially for longer missions.Researchers said even space tourists lining up for short trips might have to stay home if they are at risk for anemia, or red blood cell deficiency.Trudel's team is studying ways to fix the problem.
Artist Kevin Eason won't ever see his favourite iceberg up close, but he's come to know it so well.
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Big storms are a playground for bad information to spread like wildfire. Use caution when you stumble upon a weather map that doesn’t seem right—it’s probably not!
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The world-first study found that more than 3 million red blood cells were killed a second in space, compared to just 2 million on Earth.
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People who develop multiple sclerosis were often previously infected with EBV, the mononucleosis virus, according to new research.
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Teaching critical thinking is difficult, writes a Statesman religion columnist and retiring educator at Boise State University.
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Over the past two years, diagnosing a coronavirus infection has often required probing the nose. Health care workers have inserted slender swabs deep into the recesses of Americans’ nasal passages, while at-home test kits have asked us to master the shallow double-nostril twirl. “The traditional approach to diagnosing respiratory infections has been to go after the nose,” said Dr. Donald Milton, an expert on respiratory viruses at the University of Maryland. But the rapid spread of the omicron v
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Here’s the latest for Friday, January 14: Website for free COVID-19 tests to open Wednesday; Man accused in Wisconsin Christmas parade deaths to stand trial; Novak Djokovic faces deportation again; Virgin Orbit uses jet, rocket to launch satellites.