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This Earth Day, I Stand For Science

When I started my career at an investment bank more than 20 years ago, I never imagined natural science, in addition to economic

In Europe, A Solidarity March For Science — And A Call To Action In Political Debates

Luc Soete, United Nations University On Earth Day, Saturday April 22 2017, scientists will descend from their ivory towers

Seeds in Space Benefit Ag on Earth

There’s a good bet that the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting of 30 years ago looked remarkably different than the event that took place last week in Minneapolis, MN. And it’s a good bet that the science and technology making an impact on the industry in another 30 years may not have even been thought of yet, but... Read More

48 Behind-the-Scenes Photos of David Bowie Filming 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' in 1975

'The Man Who Fell to Earth' is a 1976 British science fiction drama film directed by Nicolas Roeg and written by Paul Mayersberg, based on Walter Tevis' 1963 novel of the same name, about an extraterrestrial who crash lands on EarthShow More Summary

A new virtual approach to science in space

When Apollo astronauts on the Moon spoke with Mission Control on Earth, there was a noticeable time gap between a statement from Tranquility Base and its immediate acknowledgment from Houston. The gap lasted almost three seconds, or ten times longer than human reaction times would account for.

MUSES facility enables investigation opportunities for future users

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) The Multiple User System for Earth Sensing Facility (MUSES) will inspire and enable numerous branches of research and science through its ability to support many different kinds of investigations and hardware aboard the International Space Station.

Hoisted from from Ten Years Ago: Kevin Hassett' Self-Smackdown: Yes, Kevin Hassett Is a Real Nutjob. Why Do You Ask?

Not as bad as Kevin Hassett's declarations that CERN's Large Hadron Collider might "swallow the Earth" and that the U.S. has "no recourse short of military action" to deal with the fact that "as science progresses, the possibility climbs ever higher that the fondest dreams of scientists might entail risks of planetary destruction.... Show More Summary

Last Week's Top 5 Space & Science Headlines --"From Vast Ocean 30 Trillion Times Earth's to Rise of a New Intelligent Species"

Vast "Ocean" of Water Detected at Nearby Galaxy's Core --"30 Trillion Times Earth's Oceans, With a Diameter 15 Million Times Distance of Earth to the Sun" Human Brain Discovered to Operate in 11 Dimensions --"Multiverse-Like Structures a World We Never...        

“Quantum Space Race" --China's Scientists Generate 'Spooky' Entanglement in Space For First Time (WATCH Weekend 'Galaxy' Stream)

In a new study in the journal Science, Jian-Wei Pan, a physicist at the University of Science and Technology of China reports that his team was able to entangle photons aboard a satellite 300 miles above Earth and then beam...      ...

Quantum entanglement, science's 'spookiest' phenomenon, achieved in space

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Scientists beamed particles from a satellite to two locations on Earth 750 miles apart — and the particles were still mysteriously connected.

Voltaire's Science Fiction Novel

When it became known that the earth was only one of a family of planets circling the sun, the question arose: was there life on other planets? Many later speculated about this. In his Micromegas (1752), the French writer Voltaire brought to earth an eight-mile-high visitor from Sirus and a slightly smaller native of Saturn. Show More Summary

Pope Francis, Conservation Psychology, Science, and Earth

The Pope's encyclical letter on care for our common home has many very important ideas that are closely related to conservation psychology, anthrozoology, and the role of science.

Team takes temperature to determine cause of Ice Age

New research by Simon Fraser University professor Karen Kohfeld and University of Tasmania professor Zanna Chase, published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, examines how the ocean pulled carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and into the deep sea during the last ice age 125,000 to 18,000 years ago.

Astronauts are going to bake bread in space, and it’s a pretty big deal

When you think of the perks of becoming an astronaut, there's plenty to list: you get to see the Earth from a perspective that only few have shared, you're privy to new science discoveries before the public hears about them, and you get to be one of the few people who grew up to become something they wanted to be as a kid. Show More Summary

Former NASA chief scientist says Americans 'under siege' from fake climate news

The science is in on climate change - it's real and hurting Earth right now. But not all Americans are aware of the threat, according to former NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan. She said the country's citizens are "under siege by fake information that's being put forward by people who have a profit motive."[...]

Last Week's Top 5 Space & Science Headlines (Read/Watch)

Alien Decryption Challenge --"Could the Citizens of Earth Decode a Message from a Civilization a Billion Years Older than Ours?" (AUDIO/Week's Most Popular) After the Big Bang --"Is Inflation the Greatest Mystery of Cosmology?" (Watch Today's 'Galaxy' Stream) NASA: SpaceX...        

Down to Earth With: Biogeochemist Stephen MacAvoy

Stephen Mac­Avoy is an associate professor and chair of the environmental science department at American University in Washington, D.C. MacAvoy specializes in the urban environment found in his own backyard, studying urban water problems...Show More Summary

Comets may have delivered significant portions of Earth's xenon

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A new study suggests that roughly 22% of the element xenon found in Earth's atmosphere may have come from comets.

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