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October 18, 2016

8 Reasons Why Kids Should Science More [Infographic]

It goes without saying that parents want the best for their children; even the strictest parents who rarely show affection are constantly working behind the scenes […]
October 18, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Life May Be Rare After All

I’ve been reading THE VITAL QUESTION by Nick Lane, New York, W. W. Norton, 2015. In this book author Nick Lane, biochemist at University College, London, […]
October 18, 2016

SpaceX’s Musk says sabotage unlikely cause of Sept. 1 explosion, but still a worry

PARIS — Statements attributed to SpaceX founder Elon Musk suggest he remains concerned that Falcon 9 rocket operations are vulnerable to attack by “a long list” […]
October 17, 2016

China launches Shenzhou-11 crewed spacecraft

“The rocket is flying according to its original plan, and the Shenzhou spacecraft has entered its preliminary orbit,” said Gen. Zhang Youxia, chief commander of China’s […]
October 16, 2016

How Our Solar System is Growing and Why

Our first understanding of the solar system was an Earth-centered system orbited by the sun and moon, a handful of planets, and a sphere of fixed […]
October 16, 2016

China poised for space station mission

China is to launch two men into orbit on Monday morning as it continues to develop its ability to explore space. The astronauts will take off […]
October 15, 2016

WORLD'S BIGGEST RADIO TELESCOPE JOINS THE SEARCH FOR ALIEN LIFE

CHINA’S ‘FAST’ TELESCOPE LENDS AN EAR TO YURI MILNER’S BREAKTHROUGH LISTEN PROJECT Scientists searching for extraterrestrial life have added a big ear to their arsenal. This […]
October 14, 2016

DEEP SPACE TRAVEL COULD DAMAGE ASTRONAUTS’ BRAINS

RODENTS SUFFER FROM COGNITIVE PROBLEMS MONTHS AFTER ENCOUNTERING SPACE-LIKE RADIATION On a mission to Mars, future astronauts will have to leave the protection of Earth’s magnetic […]
October 13, 2016

NASA Won't Say If Or When Private Citizens Can Visit The Space Station

As part of a NASA initiative, private companies will soon have the opportunity to add their own modules to the ISS. Whether or not those modules […]