NASA Approves Continuation of ICESat-2 Space Laser After 3+ Years of Big Results

Illustration of NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), a mission to measure the changing height of Earth’s ice. Credit: NASA Melt Ponds, Summer Ice, and More: Space Laser Measures Changing Earth Since 2003, Arctic sea ice has lost about a third of its volume. On the opposite side of the world, at the… Continue reading NASA Approves Continuation of ICESat-2 Space Laser After 3+ Years of Big Results

COVID-19 vaccine protects people of all body weights from hospitalization and death, shows study of 9 million adults

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain COVID-19 vaccines have greatly reduced the number of cases of severe COVID-19 disease for everyone regardless of their body size, according to a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Vaccine effectiveness was similar for those with a higher BMI and of a healthy weight, but slightly lower in… Continue reading COVID-19 vaccine protects people of all body weights from hospitalization and death, shows study of 9 million adults

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What do fireworks look like from space?

Astronauts on long missions aboard the International Space Station often spend their holidays peering down at Earth. But while they may be missing out on the festivities on the ground, some former crew members have reported seeing a spectacular sight that signals raucous celebrations are at hand: fireworks. It’s unlikely that viewing fireworks—chemical explosions that… Continue reading What do fireworks look like from space?

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New insights into the connections between brain cells

After a career spent probing the mysteries of the universe, a Janelia Research Campus senior scientist is now exploring the mysteries of the human brain and developing new insights into the connections between brain cells. Tirthabir Biswas had a successful career as a theoretical high-energy physicist when he came to Janelia on a sabbatical in… Continue reading New insights into the connections between brain cells

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NASA Space Station Status Report 29 June, 2022 – Practicing Complicated Medical Procedures

Wednesday’s schedule on the International Space Station encompassed practicing complicated medical procedures in microgravity to preparing to take out the trash 260 miles above the Earth. The Expedition 67 crew members also continued investigating a wide variety of space phenomena to improve life for humans on Earth and in space. Future astronauts will need to… Continue reading NASA Space Station Status Report 29 June, 2022 – Practicing Complicated Medical Procedures

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Scientists Unravel the Early History of the Solar System

An artist’s impression of the early solar system. Credit: Tobias Stierli / Flaeck / PlanetS The solar system’s chaotic early stages An international team of researchers led by the ETH Zurich and the National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS has more accurately recreated the early history of several asteroids than ever before. Their findings… Continue reading Scientists Unravel the Early History of the Solar System

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Two Orcas in South Africa Are Hunting Great White Sharks and Eating Their Livers, Research Finds – msnNOW

Two Orcas in South Africa Are Hunting Great White Sharks and Eating Their Livers, Research Finds  msnNOW Pair of orcas targeting great white sharks off South Africa’s coast  CNN Orca Pair Rip Open Great White Sharks to Feast on Their Livers and Hearts  Newsweek Pair of ‘liver eating’ killer whales scare off great white shark population in South… Continue reading Two Orcas in South Africa Are Hunting Great White Sharks and Eating Their Livers, Research Finds – msnNOW

Two Orcas in South Africa Are Hunting Great White Sharks and Eating Their Livers, Research Finds

Orca whales hunting great white sharks getty (2) Two orcas whales are hunting and eating great white sharks, according to new research. A recent article in African Journal of Marine Science focuses on two killer whales researchers have discovered that hunt great white sharks off the coast of South Africa. The whale pair’s appetite for… Continue reading Two Orcas in South Africa Are Hunting Great White Sharks and Eating Their Livers, Research Finds

New listeria outbreak tied to 23 illnesses, 1 death

One death and nearly two dozen hospitalizations are tied to a new listeria outbreak of unknown origin, health officials said Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not identified a food that might be spreading the deadly bacteria, but officials said the public should be alert to symptoms and the possibility of infection.… Continue reading New listeria outbreak tied to 23 illnesses, 1 death

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