reader comments 94 with 57 posters participating Share this story Between November 1936 and November 1937, H.G. Wells gave a series of lectures in Great Britain, France, and the US about the world’s impending problems and how to solve them. The lectures were first published under the title World Brain in 1938, and they are ..
reader comments 30 with 23 posters participating Share this story We’re currently watching—often in horror—what happens as a virus and its hosts engage in an evolutionary arms race. Measures to limit infectivity and enhance immunity are selecting for viral strains that spread more readily and avoid at least some of the immune response. All of ..
Enlarge / Foot traffic along Commercial Street in Provincetown, Mass., on July 20, 2021. Provincetown officials have issued a new mask-wearing advisory for indoors, regardless of vaccination status, on the latest data showing that Provincetown COVID cases are increasing. reader comments 527 with 187 posters participating Share this story An analysis of a COVID-19 cluster ..
Enlarge / China’s iSpace releases renderings of a 1-, 2-, and 3-core Hyperbola-3 rocket. reader comments 322 with 101 posters participating Share this story Welcome to Edition 4.09 of the Rocket Report! I was certainly looking forward to the second launch of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft on Friday, and the Atlas V rocket was ready to ..
Enlarge / Russian “Nauka” module approaches the International Space Station. reader comments 126 with 86 posters participating Share this story Flight controllers at NASA and Roscosmos averted a disaster on Thursday after a large Russian module docked with the International Space Station and began to “inadvertently” fire its thrusters. The Russian “Nauka” module linked to ..
reader comments 6 with 6 posters participating Share this story [embedded content] A team led by University of Maryland mechanical engineering Professor Ryan Sochol has created a soft robotic hand agile enough to manipulate a game controller. A team of engineers at the University of Maryland has built a three-fingered soft robotic hand that is ..
Enlarge / A pathologist examines brain tissue of a diseased deer. The white circular shapes are the sponge-like holes found with prion-related diseases called transmissable spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). reader comments 62 with 41 posters participating Share this story Five public research institutions in France announced a three-month moratorium on prion research this week, following a ..
Enlarge / Plague-bearing Bambi? reader comments 73 with 56 posters participating Share this story Covid-19 Coverage View more stories On Wednesday, the US Department of Agriculture released some rather disturbing news: a survey of wild deer populations has found that large numbers of the animals seem to have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that ..
Enlarge / It sure looks like a crab, but it isn’t. Why are crab-like forms so common? reader comments 110 with 73 posters participating Share this story Many organisms on planet Earth aren’t crabs. Dogs, for instance—definitely not crabs. Science also suggests that humans are not, in fact, crabs. But a surprising number of creatures ..
Enlarge / Eric Schmitt, Missouri Attorney General. reader comments 192 with 115 posters participating Share this story Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Missouri has been one of the hardest-hit states so far in these early days of a delta-fueled COVID-19 surge. Cases increased nearly 500 percent since the start of July, while vaccinations stalled. Right ..