What Elon Musk's 42,000 Starlink satellites could do for — and to — planet Earth
SpaceX, Amazon, OneWeb and others want to bring high-speed internet to every part of the world. But experts worry this could come at a cost for space exploration.
Business Insider · 4 hours ago · By Michelle Yan Huang, Bob Hunt, Dave Mosher
SpaceX aborts Mars prototype rocket test launch with 0.1 seconds on the clock
Another SpaceX rocket prototype was fueled and ready for a test flight Wednesday, but in the final moments before liftoff, the vehicle's engines sputtered off and the company announced it had aborted the flight.
CNN · 23 hours ago · By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business
Watch live: Biden joins virtual call to congratulate NASA on Mars rover landing
President Biden is set to join NASA on a virtual call Thursday evening to congratulate the Perseverance team on its successful landing of the rover on Mars.The call is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. EST.Watch live in the video above.
The Hill · 1 hour ago · By The Hill staff
NOAA to release new climate 'normals' for temperature and precipitation
The start of a new decade means an update to NOAA's climate 'normals' for cities across the US -- but more rapid changes due to climate change is forcing NOAA to change things up.
CNN · 1 hour ago · By Pedram Javaheri, CNN Meteorologist
New study improves marine climate change evidence base
Scientists from the University of St Andrews and Marine Scotland have undertaken the first full mapping of carbon stores across the UK's offshore Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to provide updated evidence for those trying to address aspects of climate and environmental change.
Phys.org · 6 hours ago · By Science X staff
Tenfold carbon emissions reduction needed to meet Paris climate goal
While 64 countries cut their fossil fuel emissions between 2016 and 2019, an international team of researchers, including an Earth system scientist at UCI, stressed that an even more pronounced reduction is going to be necessary to meet Paris Agreement goals to tackle global warming. In a study published today in Nature Climate Change, the team reported that a drop of .16 billion tons of CO2 per y...
Phys.org · 8 hours ago · By Science X staff
NASA astronaut launches stop for nothing -- not even a pandemic. Here's how they did it
Four launches to the International Space Station carried on as planned in 2020, and the crew were able to remain safe on their journeys to and from Earth, due to NASA's long-standing Health Stabilization Program.
CNN · 12 hours ago · By Ashley Strickland, CNN
Small-scale fishermen turn to apps and AI to tackle climate change
From weather predicting apps to using artificial intelligence to monitor the fish they catch, small-scale fishermen and coastal communities are increasingly turning to digital tools to help them be more sustainable and tackle climate change.
Reuters · 12 hours ago · By Michael Taylor
Scientists discover new rocky Super-Earth planet called Gliese 486b that could host ALIEN life
Astronomers from the Max-Planck Institute used different methods of observation to discover the alien world orbiting a nearby red dwarf dwarf star 26 light years away.
Daily Mail · 1 hour ago · By Ryan Morrison
Dozens of mammals including horses, dolphins and goats could catch Covid-19, study reveals
This video shows the spike protein on Covid-19 opening and closing. In its open form it is able to bind with receptors on human host cells. Researchers characterised its structure as its most similar relative in a bat coronavirus.
Daily Mail · 2 hours ago · By Jonathan Chadwick
Alien 'super-Earth' may offer clues about atmospheres on distant worlds
Scientists have spotted a planet orbiting a star relatively near our solar system that may offer a prime opportunity to study the atmosphere of a rocky Earth-like alien world - the type of research that could aid the hunt for extraterrestrial life.
Reuters · 2 hours ago · By Will Dunham
Scientists find three glow-in-the-dark sharks
When it comes to animal abilities that humans would love to have, being able to glow in the dark has to be near the top of the list, right beneath flight and, of course, turning your skin into camouflage like an octopus.
BGR · 22 hours ago · By Mike Wehner
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