When Is the Boeing Starliner Launch and How to Watch the NASA Test Flight Live
Boeing is scheduled to make a second attempt to launch its Starliner space taxi to the International Space Station on Tuesday, testing the capsule ahead of its planned first flight with astronauts on board later this year.
Wall Street Journal · 10 hours ago · By Doug Cameron
Boeing postpones key test flight to space
Boeing Co (BA.N) on Tuesday postponed the planned launch of its CST-100 Starliner capsule from Florida's Cape Canaveral bound for the International Space Station in what was to have been a crucial do-over test flight following a near-catastrophic failure during its 2019 debut.
Reuters · 7 hours ago
Scientists race to replicate 'the power source of stars' in climate fight
The net-zero energy mix of the future will rely not only on renewable resources like solar and wind, but also on technology that allows scientists to “re-create and control the power source of stars,” according to e
The Hill · 1 hour ago · By Sharon Udasin
New study finds emperor penguins increasingly threatened by climate change
A new study published today in Global Change Biology provides valuable new data that highlights how species extinction risk is accelerating due to rapid climate change and an increase in extreme climate events, such as glacial calving and sea ice loss. The study, led by Stephanie Jenouvrier, associate scientist, and seabird ecologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and co-authored by an i...
Phys.org · 5 hours ago · By Science X staff
Are women climate scientists judged for speaking out? Not so much, research suggests
Many scientists are likely to be invited for media appearances in the run up to COP26, the international negotiations on global heating that will take place in Glasgow in November 2021. Journalists will ask climate scientists to help place the talks in context and to discuss the value of particular options for reducing emissions, or to explain how climate change may have contributed to particular ...
Phys.org · 10 hours ago · By George Adamson
Michigan's Lake Huron sinkhole is a window into how Earth's earliest forms of life diversified
The rate at which Earth turns not only determines the length of our day, but it could have contributed to an influx of oxygen on early Earth that helped life to flourish, according to new research that focused on observing life in a sinkhole in Michigan's Lake Huron.
CNN · 14 hours ago · By Ashley Strickland, CNN
Melting ice imperils 98% of Emperor penguin colonies by 2100
With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced a proposal to list the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
www.ksat.com · 1 hour ago · By Christina Larson, Associated Press
System glitch prompts Boeing to postpone test space flight
Boeing Co on Tuesday scrubbed the launch of its CST-100 Starliner capsule to the International Space Station due to an unexpected system glitch, in the latest setback following the vehicle's botched 2019 debut.
Reuters · 7 hours ago · By Eric M. Johnson
Earth slowed down . . . and gave life a chance
Life as we know it was only able to flourish when the Earth began to spin more slowly and the days became longer, a study has shown — because the microbes that produced our planet’s oxygen are late risers.While the Earth now rotates on its axis once every 24 hours, the length of a day was possibly a
The Times · 23 hours ago · By Rhys Blakely, Science Correspondent
Whales' Vital Role In Our Oceans
Whales are more than just beautiful creatures — they play a vital role in the ocean's ecosystem. Today, Asha de Vos, marine biologist and pioneer of long-term blue whale research within the Northern Indian Ocean, explains why protecting whales is crucial for protecting the entire sea in this excerpt of TED Radio Hour.Listen to the full episode, An SOS From The Ocean, here.
NPR · 18 hours ago
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