First female director appointed for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
For the first time in its 85-year history, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a female director. Geochemist and space scientist Laurie Leshin will serve as the director for JPL as well as the vice president of the California Institute of Technology, starting in May.
CNN · 19 hours ago · By Ashley Strickland, CNN
China unveils five-year plan for space exploration that continues push into lunar space
On January 28th, China released a white paper detailing its plans for space exploration over the next five years, which include continuing its push to study the Moon and perhaps even land people on the lunar surface one day.
The Verge · 19 hours ago · By Loren Grush
How to see Elon Musk’s ‘chaotic’ rocket that will crash into the Moon after being ‘out of control for 7 years’
SPACEX sent a rocket up seven years ago that's about to come to a violent end on the Moon.The second stage of the Falcon 9 vehicle will crash into our
The Sun · 23 hours ago · By Harry Pettit
How climate change will affect plants
We human beings need plants for our survival. Everything we eat consists of plants or animals that depend on plants somewhere along the food chain. Plants also form the backbone of natural ecosystems, and they absorb about 30 percent of all the carbon dioxide emitted by humans each year. But as the impacts of climate change worsen, how are higher levels of CO2 in the atmosphere and warmer temperat...
Phys.org · 22 hours ago · By Renee Cho
Future dreams in view as Canadian instruments power up aboard James Webb Space Telescope
The Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS) and the Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS), both instruments were built in Ottawa, were switched on for the first time since the mammoth astronomical satellite was launched
The Globe and Mail · 12 hours ago
Ground squirrel hibernation holds the key to the future human space travel, scientists claim
To better understand how this unusual hibernation process works, Université de Montréal biologist, Matthew Regan, injected the blood of ground squirrels with tracking agents.
Daily Mail · 18 hours ago · By Ryan Morrison
Toyota is venturing to the moon, developing the Lunar Cruiser
“We see space as an area for our once-in-a-century transformation. By going to space, we may be able to develop telecommunications and other technology that will prove valuable to human life,” said Takao Sato, head of the Lunar Cruiser Project at Toyota.
The Hill · 20 hours ago
Cockatoos learn to play golf by holding 'clubs' in beaks to guide a ball to release a treat
Austrian researchers wanted to test the extent to which the birds use primate-level tool-using abilities in a test inspired by golf. In the study, the birds used a beak-held stick to guide a ball.
Daily Mail · 13 hours ago · By Daily
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