Tonight, an unknown amount of Chinese space debris entered the Earth’s atmosphere, crashing into the Indian Ocean. Early videos surfaced on social media out of Malaysia showing what appear to be pieces of China’s most powerful rocket burning up on re-entry. The rocket launched last week took a new science lab to China’s Space Station. Once delivered, the rocket was in free fall. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the risk to the general public was low, but NASA criticized China for the lack of transparency.
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Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero / The Daily Beast / GettyAt the risk of awarding the title prematurely, we think we’ve found the weirdest study published in 2022. Scientists strapped GoPro cameras to the bodies of six dolphins trained by the U.S. Navy, and recorded them hunting for food and consuming their prey in grisly detail. According to the study, there was a purpose behind this potential invasion of dolphin privacy; namely, to learn more about how the mammals hunted and ate.Scientists
Is this the companion to an asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago wiping out the dinosaurs?
In late 2019 and early 2020, Betelgeuse blew its top. Literally. Around that time the famous bright star marking the right shoulder of Orion suddenly started dimming, dropping to about half its usual brightness. I still remember going outside and staring wide-eyed in awe of the star; it was substantially dimmer even by eye. Despite a lot of people freaking out that this meant it was about to go supernova — it wasn’t, it isn’t, and a lot of us spent a lot of time putting out fires on the internet
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The nature of consciousness and the measurement problem in quantum physics remain two of the greatest mysteries in science. Is it possible they are connected?
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A new NASA rocket destined for the moon rolled out of its historic home in Florida late Tuesday, kicking off the first leg of its Artemis I mission.
NASA engineers have completed final tests of the Space Launch System (SLS), clearing the way for the mega moon rocket to roll out to the launch pad today instead of Friday as originally planned. The space agency was able to move up the date for the rollout -- when a transporter-crawler moves the 322-foot-tall SLS from the Vehicle Assembly Building to launch pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center -- because it completed key tests of the rocket's flight termination system (FTS). The FTS is a critical series of components that ensure a rocket can be safely destroyed after launch in the case of a major failure.
All the complex systems under development — the rocket, the capsule, lunar landers and spacesuits — still have to go under one roof. And quickly.
As one of the leading genetic medicine companies on the planet, Sarepta Therapeutics is on the forefront of many nerdy advances. It was the first drug developer to earn U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for products treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare genetic disorder impacting muscle development. Meanwhile, Sarepta Therapeutics currently boasts over 37 pipeline programs, including 21 assets in gene therapy alone.
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The maiden flight of the SLS moon rocket is intended to clear the way for the Artemis program's first piloted flight in 2024.
By El Planteo. Humboldt Seed Company (HSC) is working with Natureceuticals RX and Federico Cock, a pioneer in the cannabis legalization movement in Colombia, to register a large number of cannabis strains under the Colombian licensing regime. HSC will be the first to register auto-flowering strains in Colombia. Ben Lind, Chief Scientific & Administrative Officer of Humboldt Seed Company, is leading the R+D and registration of the strains in Colombia and works directly with the government on the
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GettyIt’s been a long, long time since we last saw a living thylacine—a creature more commonly known as a Tasmanian tiger. The animal once thrived as a cornerstone species throughout Tasmania for millions of years before being eradicated with the help of the Australian government, which offered a one pound bounty per dead Tasmanian tiger between 1888 and 1909 to control its population from wreaking havoc on farms.The Tasmanian tiger population dwindled rapidly. The last official sighting of the
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Humans drove the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, to extinction last century. Now genetics researchers want to de-extinct the marsupial within a decade.
Much of the western United States will be gripped by a heat wave this week, with temperatures in some parts of California soaring above 110 Fahrenheit (43 Celsius) on Wednesday. The extreme heat is also raising the risk of wildfires. The Wishon Fire, a 350-acre blaze in the Sequoia National Forest in California, was 35% contained.
(Reuters) -NASA's gigantic Space Launch System moon rocket, topped with an uncrewed astronaut capsule, began an hours-long crawl to its launchpad Tuesday night ahead of the behemoth's debut test flight this month. The 322-foot-tall (98-meter) rocket is scheduled to embark on its first mission to space - without any humans - on Aug. 29. It will be a crucial, long-delayed demonstration trip to the moon for NASA's Artemis program, the United States' multibillion-dollar effort to return humans to the lunar surface as practice for future missions to Mars.
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Marine heat waves in the Mediterranean Sea, whose water temperatures have been steadily climbing, have prompted dire warnings about marine species.
The most powerful rocket ever developed by the US space agency is rolled to the launch pad.
The European Commission said on Wednesday it had "taken note" of Britain's announcement that it had launched dispute resolution proceedings with the EU to gain post-Brexit access to the bloc's scientific research programmes. "The Commission takes note of the UK's request for consultation and will follow up on this in line with the applicable rules, as set out in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement," spokesman Daniel Ferrie said. Under a trade deal signed at the end of 2020, Britain negotiated access to a range of European Union science and innovation programmes, including Horizon, a 95.5 billion euro ($97 billion) programme that offers grants and projects to researchers.
Australian researchers are hoping to use genetic engineering to bring back the extinct Tasmanian tiger.
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At a cost of up to $4.1 billion per launch, can NASA achieve its mission and afford to fly the Space Launch System rocket?
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Viruses can, and do, turn our world upside down. But they also made us into what we are today.