The Miller-Urey experiment showed that the building blocks of life could form in the primordial soup. But it overlooked one key variable.
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Millions of doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine could be distributed as early as this week.
The night sky is already noticeably different, and bigger changes are ahead. For all of human history until the launch of Sputnik, the only objects in the night sky were naturally […]
The first COVID-19 vaccines are here. So are the anti-vaxxers. Over the past year, most of us have learned more about coronaviruses than we ever thought we’d need to know. […]
They said the “missing half” of the Universe’s matter was just found. But what they found barely makes a dent to the big picture. When we look up into the great […]
Here's a look at the space agency's astronaut candidate requirements.
The problem is going to get a lot worse before it gets better, and the decision is all up to SpaceX whether they’ll fix it. On Wednesday morning, January 29, 2020, […]
Despite warnings and protestations from astronomers and skywatchers, Starlink is moving fast and breaking things. In May of this year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the first group of its new satellite […]
2019 offers an outstanding selection of books, accessories, and much more for the science-lover in your life! With each passing year, a whole slew of new scientific discoveries, refinements, and improvements […]
Observations have been ruined; scientific satellites with the right-of-way have had to alter course. Here’s a how-to guide to doing better. In any field of business or industry, the prevailing rule […]
A study found alarming changes in the bodies of astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
Even with the best preparation imaginable, sometimes you have to get lucky, too. Even from our perspective in 2019, 50 years later, humanity’s achievements from July, 1969, still mark the pinnacle […]
A new study looks at astronauts' brains after they come back home.
A NASA-led study suggests the stress of spaceflight seems to trigger various types of herpes to reactivate in astronauts.
Images revealing the power of Hurricane Florence enthrall us and terrify us at the same time.
But there were some serious oversights.
A new paper published in the journal American Psychologist shows how NASA is using personality research to learn what makes the best team of astronauts.
The next-to-last episode of the first season is heavy on plot and character development, but packs a science and ethical punch, too. What do you do when, after a life-threatening journey […]
Each discovery we make seems to raise even more questions. It’s a wonderful example of how science never ends. On August 17th, both the light and the gravitational wave signals from […]
It isn’t just supernovae or neutron star collisions that make the heaviest elements. The physics might surprise you! “Comrades, this man has a nice smile, but he’s got iron teeth.” –Andrei A. […]
The stories in Shakespeare's plays and 'Game of Thrones' are often bloody, but which are ultimately more violent?
Among many others, Britain's new Foreign Secretary has managed to offend the previous, current and future presidents of the U.S.
Neurotechnology pioneers envision an expanded future for humanity straight out of science fiction.
An astronaut looked out the window of the Cupola—an observation nook on the International Space Station (ISS)—and saw a crack in the glass. Imagine floating in space in a pressurized spacecraft and seeing a crack in the thing keeping you safe from the empty void outside.
An Applicant’s Guide To NASA Astronaut Selection This guest post was written by Brian Shiro: NOAA geophysicist, NASA researcher, and co-founder of Astronauts for Hire. “I wasn’t destined to be […]
"Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice."
"Every race and every nation should be judged by the best it has been able to produce, not by the worst."
The most common source for radioactive dating depends on our Universe being active. “Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties.” –James Jeans Here on […]
A few weeks ago Mayor of London Boris Johnson said some questionable things about IQ tests and the benefits of greed, income inequality and shaking boxes of cornflakes. Dorothy Bishop wrote an […]