How NASA finally melted its giant “self-licking ice cream cone”

Lori Garver and Eric Berger on commercial space at Ars Frontiers 2022. Click here for transcript. During the Ars Frontiers conference earlier this month, former deputy NASA Administrator Lori Garver spoke about her efforts to change the space agency when President Obama came into office. Large bureaucracies are resistant to change, of course, and NASA… Continue reading How NASA finally melted its giant “self-licking ice cream cone”

Could sea corals be used to treat CANCER? Scientists discover ‘holy grail’ chemical in soft corals

Could sea corals be used to treat CANCER? Scientists discover a ‘holy grail’ anti-cancer chemical in common soft corals off the Florida coast The chemical, called eleutherobin, has been shown to have cytotoxic properties It was first found in a rare coral off the coast of Australia in the 1990s Since then scientists haven’t been… Continue reading Could sea corals be used to treat CANCER? Scientists discover ‘holy grail’ chemical in soft corals

The Most Mind-Blowing Images Ever Taken of Earth from Space

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech Curiosity one-upped the Spirit rover by capturing a view of both Earth and the Moon, which it did on January 31, 2014. The image, captured by the NASA rover’s Mastcam, was taken around 80 minutes after sunset, at which point Earth was the brightest object in the sky. The Red Planet was 99… Continue reading The Most Mind-Blowing Images Ever Taken of Earth from Space

Huge asteroid TWICE the size of the Burj Khalifa will pass Earth on Friday

Huge asteroid TWICE the size of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, will pass Earth on Friday – and is the biggest space rock to come our way in 2022 The asteroid, named 7335 (1989 JA) measures 1.1 miles in diameter  The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is just over 0.5 miles tall … Continue reading Huge asteroid TWICE the size of the Burj Khalifa will pass Earth on Friday

Boeing Starliner joins SpaceX’s Crew Dragon at the International Space Station

Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule has successfully rendezvoused, approached, and docked with the International Space Station for the first time, marking major several major milestones for NASA and its second Commercial Crew partner. Starliner’s second orbital flight test (OFT-2) began as expected with a near-flawless May 19th launch on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V… Continue reading Boeing Starliner joins SpaceX’s Crew Dragon at the International Space Station

NASA warns deadly ‘SHARKCANO’ where mutant sharks live in an acidic undersea crater is erupting

‘Sharkcano’ is erupting! NASA satellite images capture a plume of discoloured water emitting from the Kavachi Volcano where mutant sharks live in an acidic underwater crater Satellite images show a plume of discoloured water being emitted from Kavachi The data suggests volvanic activity on several days in April and May 2022 Kavachi has been dubbed… Continue reading NASA warns deadly ‘SHARKCANO’ where mutant sharks live in an acidic undersea crater is erupting

Why Is It That Apes Can’t Speak But Humans Can? » Science ABC

Humans have a unique sequence of two amino acids in the FOXP2 gene located on chromosome 7. This FOXP2 gene regulates the development of brain structures critical for fine orofacial movements which make speech possible. Of all the abilities that make humans unique, the most prominent is our ability to speak. This sets us apart… Continue reading Why Is It That Apes Can’t Speak But Humans Can? » Science ABC

Hubble Space Telescope data suggests something strange happening with our universe, NASA says

NASA says something strange is happening with our Universe and how quickly it’s expanding. Scientists have been studying new data from the Hubble Space Telescope. They say the expansion rate has become much quicker compared to the expectations. “You are getting the most precise measure of the expansion rate for the universe from the gold… Continue reading Hubble Space Telescope data suggests something strange happening with our universe, NASA says

NASA’s Voyager 1 Space Probe From the ’70s Troubled by Mysterious Glitch

NASA’s 45-year-old Voyager 1 spacecraft, a marvel, is cruising along outside our solar system and still staying in touch with Earth. But it’s presented its team with what NASA is calling a “mystery.” It’s operating normally but sending back some weird telemetry data. The issue likely traces to Voyager 1’s attitude articulation and control system (AACS),… Continue reading NASA’s Voyager 1 Space Probe From the ’70s Troubled by Mysterious Glitch