European Space Agency says proposals for permanent lunar outpost have generated international interest Futuristic plans for a moon village proposed by the European Space Agency are winning support from around the world. The idea is to set up a permanent human outpost on the moon that will be a base for science, business, mining and even tourism. Show More Summary
The Trump transition continues, as the incoming administration faces a struggle to eliminate potential conflicts of interests associated with the president-elect’s business empire.
0000-0002-8996-1849 This Saturday the ASCB 2016 meeting kicks off in San Francisco, and the city is already packed with excited cell biologists from all over the world. PLOS Biology isn’t missing this annual date, and
Big winter swells are rolling through Monterey Bay, tearing out kelp and shuffling the seafloor in a submarine shakeup for the coming year!
The EU's massive renewable energy drive is backfiring and its proposed solutions are just greenwashing, say campaigners
In "Are Numbers Real?," author Brian Clegg explores the way that math has become more and more detached from reality, and yet despite this is driving the development of modern physics.
A new U.S. survey looks at the rate of diabetes in each state.
Diabetes is on the rise in the United States, and a new poll looks at where the disease is most and least common.
Better drivers switch between split- and whole-brain tasks more easily.
Analysis of black organic fragments found in the Sutton Hoo boat burial has revealed they are bitumen from Syria. The Suffolk site was excavated in 1939. Gold and garnet jewellery, silverware and ceremonial armour were discovered. The small black objects scattered among the 7th Century finds were believed to be pine tar used for boat maintenance. Show More Summary
I read this book back in the spring, before it got shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and got a fair bit of attention. But, as you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t been blogging very regularly, so I’m only writing about it now. What I liked about Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun was the way […]
Just in time for finals. The 2d edition of my nutshell is current through the end of the 2015-16 Supreme Court term, including Evenwel, Arizona Legislative Black Caucus, and McDonnell. The print version is temporarily out of stock at Amazon but is available for Kindle … Continue reading ?
Putting aside the dramatic loss of the Schiaparelli lander in October and concerns about cost, ESA member states voted to go ahead with the next part of the life-hunting ExoMars mission
South American spider males are the only known solitary spider to engage in paternal care.
The first images from the European Space Agency mission's Color and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) have been stitched together to show parts of Mars' Arisa Chasmata, Noctis Labyrinthus and more.
CT scans of "Lucy," a human ancestor that lived 3 million years ago, reveal evidence in the structure of her bones that suggests she climbed trees as well as a walked on the ground.
A gas cloud "Little Friend" that is likely forming a new star has been observed in x-rays by the Chandra X-ray Observatory. It was determined to be a small, dense, and very cold cloud, which are the features of a Bok globule.
I was asked to explain my view on trade - why I think Trump will make America a poorer nation and its people less well off. So... consider this: Is it a good idea to build a wall around the United States, build everything within theShow More Summary
1. Five books to change conservatives’ minds. 2. “McDavid is studying economics at Witten/Herdecke University in western Germany’s Ruhr region.” By the way, he is upset about his implicit marginal tax rate. A good piece. 3. Mark Thoma comes around on fiscal policy. Show More Summary
I’ve been reading Saltykov-Shchedrin’s ?????????? ?????? [Provincial sketches] (1856-57), a now-forgotten work consisting of delightful descriptions of the endemically corrupt town of Krutogorsk (a lightly fictionalized version of Vyatka,...Show More Summary