Caroline Freeland, who bought a Virgin Galactic space ticket, said she met 82-year-old Wally Funk at astronaut parties and talks.
Flight 10 is a significant milestone: Ingenuity has now flown twice as many times as NASA engineers originally planned.
Physicist Steven Weinberg, who won the Nobel prize in 1979 with two other scientists for their separate contributions unlocking mysteries of tiny particles and their electromagnetic interaction, has died at 88, the University of Texas at Austin said Saturday. A professor at the university since the 1980s, Weinberg died Friday in Austin, Texas, according to his wife Louise, said UT spokesperson Christine Sinatra. “The passing of Steven Weinberg is a loss for The University of Texas and for society," UT President Jay Hartzell said in a statement.
Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change, though some environmental groups remain skeptical. The pipelines would stretch from North Dakota to Illinois, potentially transforming the Corn Belt into one of the world’s largest corridors for a technology called carbon capture and storage. Environmental activists and landowners have hindered other proposed pipelines in the region that pump oil, carrying carbon that was buried in the earth to engines or plants where it is burned and emitted.
There were over 81,000 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday as the Delta variant spreads in the US. It was the highest daily number since February, according to NYT data.
Short of real, substantive action on climate change, the federal government needs to respond to the rise in heatwaves.
Hilary Young and three other fully vaccinated adults in her family got sick after one of her girls' camp counselors tested positive for COVID-19.
A nurse at the Baptist Medical Center told CNN that she often has to explain to patients that the right time to get a vaccine is before getting sick.
Europa could hold aquatic alien life in a vast underground ocean. NASA has finally set a date with SpaceX to launch a spacecraft there to find out.
New FAA guidelines made the day of Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin suborbital launch revises some key distinctions for astronaut wing commendation.
The disc surrounding this planet has enough dust and gas to form three moons the size of our own. The halo is 500 times larger than Saturn's rings.
Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson's suborbital spaceflights garnered attention for space tourism but the FAA tightened its rules on who is considered an astronaut.
A quake-measuring device on Mars is providing the first detailed look at the red planet's interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a hot molten core beneath the frigid surface. The three studies and a companion article appeared in Thursday's edition of the journal Science.
Grimes and Lil Uzi Vert were trending on Twitter after claims the rapper would be the first to "legally" own a planet. Here's why that's impossible.
As the mercury ticked upward in Portland, Ore., last month, I braced for my apartment to become unbearable. Normally, my un-air-conditioned basement unit would be fine for the Pacific Northwest's temperate summers. But these are not normal times. Climate change has lengthened and intensified heat waves, pushing temperatures to unheard-of extremes. In Portland, a new all-time high was set three days in a row: First, 108 degrees Fahrenheit. Then 113 degrees. Then 116.Subscribe to The Post Most new
Recent journeys have taken the chopper farther south over more treacherous terrain. Ingenuity traveled more than 2,000 feet on its latest trip.
Australia on Friday garnered enough international support to defer an attempt by the United Nations’ cultural organization to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status because of damage caused by climate change. UNESCO had recommended that its World Heritage Committee add the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem off the northeast Australian coast to the World Heritage in Danger list, mainly due to rising ocean temperatures.
Stephen Harmon mocked vaccines and their proponents on social media, and even from the hospital while sick with the coronavirus. He later died.
Australia's coronavirus cases are surging, and around half of the country's population are now under lockdown.
A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company’s shots to their most vulnerable populations. A survey of blood samples taken from 450 people in Hungary at least two weeks after their second Sinopharm dose found that 90% under 50 years old developed protective antibodies. Three outside experts said they had no problems with the methodology of the study of the vaccine developed by Sinopharm’s Beijing Institute of Biological Products.
The nation's largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday, but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to threaten homes in neighboring California. The Bootleg Fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island, was 40% surrounded after burning some 70 homes, mainly cabins, fire officials said. The fires were among many burning across the U.S. West, where extremely dry conditions and recent heat waves tied to climate change have made wildfires harder to fight.
“Thankfully, children are at lower risk for complications from COVID-19, but low risk is not no risk.”
“Guidelines that mandate the masking of children are based on an assessment of risk that is not justified.”
“Masks are easy to use, inexpensive and effective.”
“We’re now 16 months into the pandemic and children remain victims of the Covid political theater.”
“If a community or school isn’t sufficiently vaccinated, it remains at risk of the coronavirus coming back.”