Enlarge / The Grand Canyon viewed from the South Rim adjacent to the El Tovar Hotel on November 11, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. reader comments 48 with 40 posters participating Share this story The explosive outbreak of gastroenteritis that erupted in the Grand Canyon earlier this year was likely sparked by multiple ..
Enlarge / Health measures are taken at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital after an outbreak of Ebola in Uganda. reader comments 54 with 33 posters participating Share this story Health officials in Uganda are scrambling to catch up to a burgeoning Ebola outbreak caused by a lesser-seen Ebolavirus species called Sudan virus (SUDV), for which there ..
No, this is not the plot line of a Hollywood blockbuster starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. NASA just deliberately slammed a spacecraft, going 13,421 miles per hour, into an asteroid 6.8 million miles up in the sky (that’s 28 times the distance of the moon to the Earth). You can watch it all here. [embedded ..
Enlarge / One of the last images from DART. reader comments 100 with 73 posters participating Share this story Update, 10:30: If this is an indication of the quality of the images we should expect over the next several days, we’re in for a treat. ATLAS observations of the DART spacecraft impact at Didymos! pic.twitter.com/26IKwB9VSo — ..
reader comments 92 with 52 posters participating Share this story In the world of renewables, lithium-ion batteries are storage kings, making up around 70 percent of electric vehicle (EV) and 90 percent of grid batteries around the globe. As such, they’re becoming increasingly important in a world that’s trying to reduce its carbon emissions by ..
Enlarge / The DART spacecraft is prepared for launch. reader comments 132 with 72 posters participating Share this story Monday will see NASA’s first attempt at real-world testing of a technology that it hopes can protect the Earth from the dangers posed by impacts from large asteroids. The Double Asteroid Redirect Test, or DART, will ..
Enlarge / First spotted by astronomers in May 1999, Ryugu is essentially a large collection of loose rubble. reader comments 22 with 19 posters participating Share this story The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 returned to Earth in December 2020 bearing soil samples collected from a nearby asteroid, 162173 Ryugu. Those samples were divided between six scientific ..
reader comments 169 with 108 posters participating Share this story If you went to high school in the US, you may recall early morning extracurriculars, sleeping through first period algebra, or bleary-eyed late-night study sessions (as opposed to other wide-awake “study sessions” we told our parents we were having). As an adult, you might wonder ..
Enlarge / NASA’s Space Launch System rocket may be rolling back to the Vehicle Assembly Building on Sunday night, or maybe not. Trevor Mahlmann reader comments 95 with 55 posters participating Share this story NASA on Saturday announced that it will no longer attempt to launch its Artemis I mission on Tuesday, September 27, as ..
reader comments 48 with 31 posters participating Share this story People have long tried to use music as a tool to improve their abilities. Soldiers chanted songs when marching into battle, sailors sang songs on long voyages, and cloth makers sang when weaving. But do we have any evidence that music makes a difference for ..