SpaceX just flew its fastest Dragon astronaut trip to the space station ever

SpaceX just set a new record for its fastest Dragon astronaut trip yet.  Elon Musk’s spaceflight company launched four Crew-4 astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA in less than 16 hours on Wednesday (April 27), the shortest flight time since SpaceX began crewed flights in 2020.  “This is the fastest launch to dock… Continue reading SpaceX just flew its fastest Dragon astronaut trip to the space station ever

Rare Black Moon solar eclipse takes bite out of sun over South America

Skywatchers across parts of the Southern Hemisphere were treated to the first partial eclipse of the year today.  The partial solar eclipse of April 30, one of two happening in 2022, swept over parts of South America, Antarctica, and the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The solar eclipse began at 2:45 p.m. EDT (1845 GMT) in… Continue reading Rare Black Moon solar eclipse takes bite out of sun over South America

How love changes your brain

Can we do without love? For many years, neuroscientist Stephanie Ortigue believed that the answer was yes. Even though she researched the science of human connections, Ortigue – an only child and, in her 20s and 30s, contentedly single – couldn’t completely grasp its importance in her own life. “I told myself that being unattached… Continue reading How love changes your brain

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How to buy a healthy houseplant

This article was originally featured on Bob Vila. Whether you’re buying your first plant baby or nursing a houseplant obsession, bringing home a beautiful new houseplant is a thing of beauty. But nothing is worse than introducing a pretty new plant to your home only to discover you’ve brought home pests at the same time. While most… Continue reading How to buy a healthy houseplant

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MIT engineers invented incredible speakers as thin as paper

Speakers work by vibrating a membrane to manipulate air and create sound waves. Now, engineers at MIT have developed mountable paper-thin speakers that can produce sound from any surface. The creators say that the speakers should be easy to produce at a large scale. Additionally, they are energy efficient, so they won’t need a lot… Continue reading MIT engineers invented incredible speakers as thin as paper

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Astronomer’s Mind-Blowing Animation Shows The True Scale of Our Solar System

Sometimes it takes an animation on Twitter to truly comprehend – or at least begin to comprehend – the amazing diversity of worlds making up our Solar System. Enter planetary astronomer James O’Donoghue from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). He tweeted out a brief animation that starts off with the Ceres dwarf planet, and moves… Continue reading Astronomer’s Mind-Blowing Animation Shows The True Scale of Our Solar System

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Massive Earthquake Swarm in Antarctica Suggest Sleeping Volcano Awakening

There is some intriguing analysis that has just been released about a massive swarm of earthquakes that occurred in Antarctica in 2020. A ‘swarm’ of 85,000 earthquakes in Antarctica that lasted about six months in 2020 was triggered by magma from an underwater volcano, a new study says. The swarm occurred at Orca Seamount, a… Continue reading Massive Earthquake Swarm in Antarctica Suggest Sleeping Volcano Awakening

Stargazers enjoy a cosmic treat as Jupiter ‘collides’ with Venus in a rare celestial spectacle

By Jupiter! Stargazers enjoy a cosmic treat as the solar system’s largest planet appears close to colliding with Venus in a rare celestial spectacle Venus and Jupiter are about 430 million miles apart but looked to be ‘touching’ The phenomenon happens every year but this weekend appeared much closer If there is a clear sky,… Continue reading Stargazers enjoy a cosmic treat as Jupiter ‘collides’ with Venus in a rare celestial spectacle