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 2021-01-16 13:30 

Space.com

How to spot the Pleiades, Hyades and other star clusters in the winter night sky...

For much of the U.S. we're now into the coldest part of the winter season, and for those who may have recently received a telescope for a holiday gift, the biggest complaint usually is:...

 2021-01-16 12:00 

NPR

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OPINION: Moral Tragedy Looms In Early Chaos Of U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution...

As states suddenly expand the categories of people eligible for the first scarce shipments of vaccine, who will be watching to make sure those hit hardest by the pandemic aren't left behind?...

 2021-01-16 12:00 

LiveScience.com

Cats with smooshed faces can't express emotions, and it's all our fault...

Breeding for those adorable pouty faces may leave the cats unable to express normal emotions such as fear, anxiety or pain....

 2021-01-16 12:00 

Space.com

NASA will test-fire its 1st SLS megarocket for moon missions today. Here's how to watch....

NASA will attempt to fire the engines on its Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket for the first time today and you can watch the fiery action live online....

 2021-01-16 12:00 

Space.com

Here's a frightening 1st look at the newly-resurrected 'Alien' series from Marvel Comics...

Marvel Comics relaunches the "Alien" comic book franchise in 2021 with this terrifying tale of a Weyland-Yutani mercenary battling a new breed of xenomorph creature....

 2021-01-16 12:00 

LiveScience.com

US life expectancy drops dramatically due to COVID-19...

It's the largest drop in life expectancy in at least 40 years....

 2021-01-16 12:00 

LiveScience.com

Why is snow white?...

If water and ice are typically clear, why is snow white?...

 2021-01-16 10:16 

BBC

SLS: Nasa's 'megarocket' set to fire up engines in crucial test...

The four main engines for Nasa's new "megarocket" are to be fired in unison for the first time....

 2021-01-16 09:31 

NBC News

Supply shortages, registration issues: NYC struggles with vaccine distribution...

Hundreds of people flocked to the Brooklyn Army Terminal vaccination site this week, only to learn the shots weren't available....

 2021-01-16 05:00 

EurekAlert

Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies...

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the brain cells of aging flies, they found that better glucose uptake comp...

 2021-01-16 04:24 

TreeHugger

Why Do Cats Head-Butt?...

Cats head-butt to show affection, mark territory, and greet owners or other cats. Learn more about this behavior and what it means....

 2021-01-16 03:47 

LiveScience.com

Watch NASA test the world's most powerful rocket ever on Saturday...

NASA is going to light up the most powerful rocket it's ever built Saturday (Jan. 16), though it won't go anywhere....

 2021-01-16 02:30 

RedOrbit

SpaceX Delays SN9 High Altitude Test for Engine Swap...

Elon Musk has announced that SpaceX plans to swap out two engines in the Starship prototype rocket model SN9. This will cause a delay in a high altitude test that was slated to occur over the weekend. The test could now occur as early as Monday. Two of th...

 2021-01-16 01:14 

Universe Today

The UK is Considering Nuclear Propulsion in Space...

The UK Space Agency recently contracted with the British Rolls Royce company to research nuclear propulsion, which could allow for all kinds of deep-space missions! The post The UK is Considering Nuclear Propulsion in Space appeared first on Universe Toda...

 2021-01-16 00:59 

SpaceNews

FCC C-band auction raised nearly $81 billion so far...

The U.S. Federal Communication Commission's C-band auction of 280-megahertz of C-band has raised nearly $81 billion and it's not quite over. SpaceNews...

 2021-01-16 00:45 

SpaceNews

NASA ceases efforts to deploy Mars InSight heat flow probe...

After nearly two years of struggles, NASA has abandoned efforts to deploy a heat flow probe on its InSight lander into the surface of Mars. SpaceNews...

 2021-01-15 23:17 

Universe Today

James Webb Unfolds Sunshield...

It's almost time. Soon the James Webb Space Telescope will be on its way to the Sun/Earth L2 Lagrange point and will begin its at least 5-year science mission. Really, it's going to happen. Despite several delays since the program began in 1996 an...

 2021-01-15 22:50 

National Geographic

The slow-burning crisis that sparked the Capitol violence was right before our eyes...

For months, photographer Louie Palu has chronicled Washington as the capital weathered a deadly pandemic, protests against racial injustice, unfounded claims of election fraud and an insurrection....

 2021-01-15 22:21 

Space.com

Vespera, a smart telescope to make astrophotography easier, nabs CES 2021 Innovation Award...

Vaonis, a French startup that raised eyebrows in 2018 when it debuted the pricy, sci-fi robot-looking Stellina smart telescope, has revealed its latest newbie-friendly astrophotography invention: Vespera, a smaller, lighter and more affordable version of ...

 2021-01-15 22:18 

LiveScience.com

Inauguration day: Why presidents must wait 2 months to start...

Here's why inauguration day occurs months after an election....

 2021-01-15 22:02 

LiveScience.com

Raven 'queen' missing from Tower of London, feared dead...

According to legend, six ravens must inhabit the Tower of London or the kingdom will fall. Now, one of the ravens, a matriarch named Merlina, is missing....

 2021-01-15 21:33 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists offer road map to improve environmental observations in the Indian Ocean...

A group of more than 60 scientists have provided recommendations to improve the Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS), a basin-wide monitoring system to better understand the impacts of human-caused climate change in a region that has been warming faster...

 2021-01-15 21:11 

TreeHugger

What is the True Cost of Car Ownership?...

It's way more than you think, and everyone is paying it whether they drive or not....

 2021-01-15 21:11 

TreeHugger

Artist Recycles Vintage Pressed Glass Into Intricate Narrative Landscapes...

This glass artist resurrects discarded glass from closed factories, junkyards and flea markets by creating lush scenes....

 2021-01-15 21:08 

Phys.org

Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times...

In groundbreaking materials research, a team led by University of Minnesota Professor K. Andre Mkhoyan has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows—transparency and conductivity....

 2021-01-15 20:53 

ScienceDaily.com

Glass frogs living near roaring waterfalls wave hello to attract mates...

A conservationist has discovered that the glass frog Sachatamia orejuela can be added to the list of species that make use of visual cues in response to their acoustic environments. This is the first time a member of the glass frog family (Centrolenidae) ...

 2021-01-15 20:53 

ScienceDaily.com

Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times...

In groundbreaking materials research, a team has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows -- transparency and conductivity....

 2021-01-15 20:28 

ScienceNews.org

The more contagious coronavirus variant may soon be the U.S.'s dominant strain...

More rigorous efforts to vaccinate, wear masks and social distance are needed to curb the variant's spread, CDC says....

 2021-01-15 20:22 

TreeHugger

Yes, You Can Ride an E-Bike All Winter Long...

Here are some tips on how to ride an electric bike through the winter, what to wear, and how to maintain the bike properly....

 2021-01-15 20:02 

National Geographic

Trump Admin pushes last-minute actions that could hurt wildlife, the environment...

In its final days, the Trump administration is making decisions that may hurt wildlife and the environment. Here's what conservationists are saying....

 2021-01-15 20:00 

Scientific American

Coronavirus News Roundup, January 9-January 15...

Pandemic highlights for the week...

 2021-01-15 19:46 

National Geographic

A brief history of some of America’s most fraught presidential transitions...

Far from "lame ducks," these U.S. presidents served out the end of their terms grappling with economic disasters, international crises—and even states seceding from the Union....

 2021-01-15 19:42 

LiveScience.com

UK coronavirus variant could become dominant US strain by March, CDC says...

Strict measures will be needed to prevent it from taking over....

 2021-01-15 19:40 

Phys.org

Six-wavelength spectroscopy can offer new details of surface of Venus...

A trio of papers provide new insight into the composition and evolution of the surface of Venus, hidden beneath its caustic, high temperature atmosphere. Utilizing imaging from orbit using multiple wavelengths—six-band spectroscopy proposed as part ...

 2021-01-15 19:37 

TreeHugger

12 Remarkable Facts About Rattlesnakes...

Did you know that rattlesnakes add an extra ring to their rattles each time they molt? Learn more fun facts about these carnivorous reptiles....

 2021-01-15 19:34 

SpaceNews

Foust Forward | "Pro-space" lawmakers on wrong side of history after Capitol riot...

The uncomfortable truth now facing the space community, in the days after the horrific events at the Capitol Jan. 6, is that some of the most prominent Republican supporters of space in Congress are on the wrong side of history. SpaceNews...

 2021-01-15 19:30 

Space.com

SpaceX swapping out two engines on Starship SN9 prototype ahead of test flight...

SpaceX's latest Starship prototype needs some maintenance work before it can take to the skies....

 2021-01-15 19:27 

Phys.org

Examination of Theia 456 finds its nearly 500 stars were born at same time...

The Milky Way houses 8,292 recently discovered stellar streams—all named Theia. But Theia 456 is special....

 2021-01-15 19:26 

Sky & Telescope

This Week in Astronomy Pictures: A Magnetic Whirlpool, Windblown Jets & More...

Whether you're here for eye candy or a more cosmic perspective, these astronomy pictures released this week will do the trick. The post This Week in Astronomy Pictures: A Magnetic Whirlpool, Windblown Jets & More appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2021-01-15 19:16 

National Geographic

Sacred Native American land to be traded to a foreign mining giant...

Arizona's Oak Flat, a site considered holy to the Apache, is slated to be transferred to a mining company, but many are fighting the controversial move....

 2021-01-15 19:02 

Universe Today

Thanks to Perseverance, We're Finally Going to Hear What Mars Sounds Like...

Many consider the various rovers we've sent to Mars as the next best thing to sending a geologist to the Red Planet. Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity have carried all the necessary equipment similar to what human geologists use on Earth, and are able...

 2021-01-15 19:00 

Phys.org

Nanodiamond sensors can act as both heat sources and thermometers...

A team of scientists from Osaka University, the University of Queensland and the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering used tiny nanodiamonds coated with a heat-releasing polymer to probe the thermal properties of cells. When irrad...

 2021-01-15 19:00 

Scientific American

Mysterious Heat Spikes inside Cells Are Probed with Tiny Diamonds...

A new type of sensor may help solve a puzzling cellular phenomenon...

 2021-01-15 18:59 

smithsonianmag.com

A New Film Details the FBI's Relentless Pursuit of Martin Luther King Jr....

Smithsonian scholar says the time is ripe to examine the man's complexities for a more accurate and more inspirational history...

 2021-01-15 18:55 

National Geographic

An index measuring country stability finds the U.S. dropping...

The Fragile States Index shows a worrying trend—and it hasn't yet accounted for the events of 2020....

 2021-01-15 18:53 

ScienceDaily.com

Tool to distribute limited vaccines equitably...

Researchers have developed a tool that incorporates a person's age and socioeconomic status to prioritize vaccine distribution among people who otherwise share similar risks due to their jobs....

 2021-01-15 18:53 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection...

Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient -- taurine -- that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn). The finding could aid effo...

 2021-01-15 18:52 

ScienceDaily.com

Controlling chemical catalysts with sculpted light...

Using state-of-the-art fabrication and imaging, researchers watched the consequences of adding sculpted light to a catalyst during a chemical transformation. This work could inform more efficient -- and potentially new -- forms of catalysis....

 2021-01-15 18:43 

Phys.org

Scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection...

Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient—taurine—that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn). The finding, publish...

 2021-01-15 18:39 

Phys.org

Engineers find a way to control chemical catalysts with sculpted light...

Like a person breaking up a cat fight, the role of catalysts in a chemical reaction is to hurry up the process—and come out of it intact. And, just as not every house in a neighborhood has someone willing to intervene in such a battle, not every par...

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