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March 17, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Focusing On Chemicals

On the early Earth, marine aerosols could come in two sizes—bacterial and viral—which might have aided the transition from geochemistry to biochemistry, since they are “…energetically capable of […]
March 16, 2018

IF WE DO HEAR SIGNALS FROM ALIENS, THEY’RE PROBABLY LONG GONE

In 1961, famed astrophysics Frank Drake proposed a formula that came to be known as the Drake Equation. Based a series of factors, this equation sought to […]
March 15, 2018

NASA Twins Study Confirms Effects of Long-Term Space Flight

Scott Kelly spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station, while his twin, Mark, remained on Earth. The twins became NASA’s perfect nature versus nurture study. […]
March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking dead at 76

Best-known theoretical physicist of his time wrote international bestseller A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his […]
March 13, 2018

Jeff Bezos Wins Exploration Award, Eats Lizard Meat

Jeff Bezos is an Internet entrepreneur who is also the founder of Blue Origin, a somewhat secretive space company that is working on a suborbital crew capsule. […]
March 12, 2018

Elon Musk debuted a trailer “for the next part of the human story” at SXSW

People arrived excited about a giant marketing installation; they left looking to the stars. AUSTIN, Texas—”We can’t just come to SXSW with Westworld,” said Jonah Nolan, co-creator […]
March 11, 2018

Why people still worry about the falling Chinese space station — despite the low odds

In 2016, China announced that its first human station, Tiangong-1, would make an uncontrolled reentry into Earth’s atmosphere, and given the module’s large size and density, […]
March 10, 2018

Science Teachers at National Conference to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Atlanta will speak with NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, at 10:40 a.m. […]
March 9, 2018

NASA’s Ailing Robonaut 2 Will Return from Space for Long-Overdue Repairs

NASA‘s robotic astronaut, Robonaut 2, is headed home soon for a long-overdue repair. A litany of problems has kept the robot offline since it was upgraded with […]