Science News http://feed.informer.com/digests/MQCJ8MZJHI/feeder Science News Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:53:08 -0600 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ SpaceX gears up for next Starlink satellite megaconstellation launch with rocket test https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-3-launch-rocket-test.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:05b4b059-0162-f43c-5a48-21d29ed13704 Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:09:34 -0600 paceX has fired up the rocket booster that will ferry the company's fourth batch of Starlink satellites into space. After an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, volcanic eruption may have helped life flourish on Earth https://www.space.com/asteroid-wiped-out-dinosaurs-volcanic-eruption-life.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:f9f69553-9ce9-6fd8-5750-d42aed0d1fba Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:00:21 -0600 A massive meteorite impact and extreme volcanic activity occurred around the same time that Earth's large dinosaurs went extinct. But, did the volcanic activity play a role in the mass extinction, or did it actually help new life to flourish? Strange 'Martian' Mineral Mounds Rise Up from Utah's Great Salt Lake https://www.space.com/martian-mineral-mounds-rise-utah-salt-lake.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:694b90be-2ad3-a5cf-9dd3-3855f347fcc0 Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:51:55 -0600 Rare mounds of a crystalline mineral have emerged above the surface of Utah's Great Salt Lake, where they're expected to remain just a few months before disappearing again. Excited for space in 2020? Join an AMA with Editor-in-Chief Tariq Malik in our Space.com Forums! https://www.space.com/space-forums-ama-tariq-malik-space-2020.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:8c58d55e-6412-828f-ce2d-61156a9347a7 Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:38:47 -0600 From new spacecraft launches to ambitious cars on Mars, there's a lot of space exploration set for 2020. Join Space.com Editor-in-Chief Tariq Malik this week for an AMA on the year's most anticipated space missions. 'Orange dwarfs' may be the best stars to study in search for life https://www.space.com/orange-dwarfs-may-host-habitable-planets.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:535fc8a5-27cb-eaf0-b62d-774d70f84571 Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:30:34 -0600 Move over, red dwarfs. Emerging research shows that another star type could be more friendly to life. Astronauts honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and replace ISS batteries on 3rd all-woman spacewalk https://www.space.com/astronauts-honor-mlk-day-in-spacewalk.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:201869d9-5937-57ba-dd66-15e904c6a071 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:30:57 -0600 Two astronauts completed battery replacements and honored the legacy of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. while working outside of the International Space Station on what marked the third all-woman spacewalk today (Jan. 20). An all-woman Mars analog crew just 'returned to Earth' in Hawaii https://www.space.com/sensoria-all-woman-mars-analog-mission-success.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:a80a4297-3afe-7dea-6ab9-fa954c515763 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:15:55 -0600 An all-female crew of analog astronauts have "returned to Earth," completing a two-week mission in a mock Mars habitat on the big island of Hawaii. Setting controlled fires to avoid wildfires https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200120113434.htm ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:e0effd48-4aa3-51e3-42e3-23a3a4cf4587 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:34:34 -0600 Despite having proven effective at reducing wildfire risks, prescribed burns have been stymied by perceived and real risks, regulations and resource shortages. A new analysis highlights ways of overcoming those barriers, offering solutions for wildfire-ravaged landscapes. Wisdom of the crowd? Building better forecasts from suboptimal predictors https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200120113430.htm ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:d1235c53-a895-ce16-59b1-6540c2b27c23 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:34:30 -0600 Scientists have shown how to combine the forecasts of a collection of suboptimal 'delay embedding' predictors for time series data. This work may help improve the forecasting of floods, stock market gyrations, spatio-temporal brain dynamics, and ecological resource fluctuations. Strongly 'handed' squirrels less good at learning https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200120113426.htm ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:75cd069d-c5c5-6402-b618-854b7b22689d Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:34:26 -0600 Squirrels that strongly favor their left or right side are less good at learning, new research suggests. Becoming less active and gaining weight: Downsides of becoming an adult https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200120113424.htm ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:dee062d6-e91a-cbbf-4232-8e197b5131a0 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:34:24 -0600 Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, conclude two reviews. Combined prenatal smoking and drinking greatly increases SIDS risk https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200120113415.htm ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:10695d00-52d6-5073-f6b3-b6f29dbccdaa Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:34:15 -0600 Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) compared to those unexposed or only exposed in the first trimester of pregnancy, according to a new study. Local water availability is permanently reduced after planting forests https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200120113407.htm ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:67bc6612-f00d-3d9a-0060-cd2ba106eac5 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:34:07 -0600 River flow is reduced in areas where forests have been planted and does not recover over time, a new study has shown. Rivers in some regions can completely disappear within a decade. This highlights the need to consider the impact on regional water availability, as well as the wider climate benefit, of tree-planting plans. On the edge between science and art: Historical biodiversity data from Japanese 'gyotaku' https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200120113402.htm ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:7edf66bb-3c18-e701-4be8-f6734ee67012 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:34:02 -0600 Japanese cultural art of 'gyotaku,' which means 'fish impression' or 'fish rubbing,' captures accurate images of fish specimens. It has been used by recreational fishermen and artists since the Edo Period. Distributional data from 261 'Gyotaku' rubbings were extracted for 218 individual specimens, roughly representing regional fish fauna and common fishing targets in Japan through the years. Dozens of non-oncology drugs can kill cancer cells https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200120113130.htm ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:4f7c8b75-1050-3cbd-a643-b7139ee0eb66 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:31:30 -0600 Researchers tested approximately 4,518 drug compounds on 578 human cancer cell lines and found nearly 50 that have previously unrecognized anti-cancer activity. These drugs have been used to treat conditions such as diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism, and even arthritis in dogs. The findings suggest a possible way to accelerate the development of new cancer drugs or repurpose existing drugs to treat cancer. The first all-woman Mars analog crew just 'returned to Earth' in Hawaii https://www.space.com/sensoria-all-woman-mars-analog-mission-success.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:1aa18e3f-5349-e771-792e-39b5c34e90ad Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:18:01 -0600 A history-making all-female crew of analog astronauts have "returned to Earth," completing a two-week mission in a mock Mars habitat on the big island of Hawaii. Alien life is out there. But our theories are steering us away from it. https://www.space.com/why-no-alien-life-theories-bad.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:e6593cd7-4289-2ba3-9bdd-7789fcf04e3c Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:44:48 -0600 Alien life is out there, but our current theories seem to be steering us away from it, says this scientist. On This Day in Space: Jan. 20, 1978: 1st Progress cargo delivery ship launched https://www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:6a05bd99-7f53-3381-b9da-f64244589277 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:27:47 -0600 On January 20, 1978, the Soviet space program launched the first ever Progress cargo ship on a mission to delivery supplies to the Salyut 6 space station. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series! Are the aliens us? UFOs may be piloted by time-traveling humans, book argues https://www.space.com/aliens-time-traveling-humans-ufo-hypothesis.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:2e9b100e-db54-1eab-f7dc-2d723d7a8ac8 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:17:01 -0600 Could the creatures piloting UFOs be us? A recent book argues that reports of aliens here on Earth may be describing our distant human descendants, returning from the future to study us in their own evolutionary past. Spacewalking astronauts are upgrading the space station today. Here's how to watch it live. https://www.space.com/third-all-woman-spacewalk-space-station-webcast.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:4c82306b-c4d2-7c35-95e9-5e39e9d47480 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:12:04 -0600 Two NASA astronauts are taking a spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (Jan. 15), and you can watch all the action live online. Watch live! Astronauts taking spacewalk to replace space station batteries https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:5d3d4c8c-5013-4d78-d12c-6326ba07a38b Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:02:35 -0600 SpaceX and NASA officials are hosting a post-launch press conference today (Jan. 19) at 11:30 am ET (1630 GMT), after a major test flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft this morning. Watch it live! In photos: SpaceX's amazing Crew Dragon in-flight abort test launch https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-in-flight-abort-test-photos.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:951266f0-a24b-6a16-b69b-3e17623ca6f9 Sun, 19 Jan 2020 16:20:37 -0600 SpaceX successfully conducted an in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon crew capsule on Jan. 19 to test the emergency escape system for astronauts. See photos of the test here! SpaceX aims to launch astronauts this spring after Crew Dragon escape test success https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-astronaut-launch-by-spring-2020.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:d841cc19-e78f-756e-e5db-4e3e1b133bc0 Sun, 19 Jan 2020 14:35:30 -0600 The first crewed flight of SpaceX's new astronaut taxi is likely just a few months away, now that a critical safety test is in the rearview mirror. See the moon, Mars and Antares form a triangle in Monday's predawn sky https://www.space.com/moon-mars-antares-skywatching-january-2020.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:1fcb213a-46b6-c4c5-0ef6-a539e2f38834 Sun, 19 Jan 2020 14:27:51 -0600 The waning crescent moon will form a triangle with the Red Planet and the bright star Antares in the morning sky on Monday (Jan. 20), and you can catch the trio in the morning sky before dawn. Space Launch Calendar 2020: Sky Events, Missions & More https://www.space.com/32286-space-calendar.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:048995ba-c5ab-e263-bc33-f8841ae500cb Sun, 19 Jan 2020 12:55:19 -0600 Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2020, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences. SpaceX's Crew Dragon in-flight abort test in photos https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-in-flight-abort-test-photos.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:261fa39b-77b0-146a-c8ba-7df24bd98eae Sun, 19 Jan 2020 11:45:17 -0600 SpaceX successfully conducted an in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon crew capsule on Jan. 19 to test the emergency escape system for astronauts. See photos of the test here! SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft aces critical launch escape test https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-launch-abort-test-success.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:ac360afb-6e83-bdce-83a8-53eb6d10900b Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:28:11 -0600 SpaceX just took a giant leap in its quest to launch astronauts, successfully showcasing the Crew Dragon capsule's launch escape system during flight. SpaceX launches Crew Dragon escape test flight, destroys rocket on purpose https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-launch-abort-test-success.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:7e2e3ef1-63df-3f20-98b9-30ef79659249 Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:28:11 -0600 SpaceX just took a giant leap in its quest to launch astronauts, successfully showcasing the Crew Dragon capsule's launch escape system during flight. SpaceX aces Crew Dragon launch abort test, destroys rocket on purpose https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-launch-abort-test-success.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:587ad4a5-5e86-68d2-fd21-1637d516c5c1 Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:28:11 -0600 SpaceX just took a giant leap in its quest to launch astronauts, successfully showcasing the Crew Dragon capsule's launch escape system during flight. Watch live! SpaceX, NASA briefing on Crew Dragon abort test @ 11:30 am ET (1630 GMT) https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:89729075-7b62-1193-2c80-635321a5dd17 Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:18:34 -0600 SpaceX and NASA officials are hosting a post-launch press conference today (Jan. 19) at 11:30 am ET (1630 GMT), after a major test flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft this morning. Watch it live! How SpaceX's Crew Dragon launch abort test today works in 10 not-so-easy steps https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-in-flight-abort-test-step-by-step.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:7df33ceb-e898-a882-34b5-ce8ad872aad5 Sun, 19 Jan 2020 08:38:09 -0600 SpaceX will launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft on a critical abort test Saturday morning (Jan. 18), and you can watch it live online. Watch live! SpaceX Crew Dragon abort test launching @ 10:30 am ET (1530 GMT) https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:4e94718b-374d-b562-c925-189ddc407e63 Sun, 19 Jan 2020 08:35:21 -0600 SpaceX will launch a major test flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft on Sunday, Jan. 19, to test its launch abort system and you can watch it live in the window above, courtesy of NASA TV. How SpaceX's Crew Dragon launch abort test today works in 10 not-so-easy steps https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-in-flight-abort-test-step-by-step.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:8290328f-326e-2267-0df0-68677867424b Sun, 19 Jan 2020 07:30:11 -0600 SpaceX will launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft on a critical abort test Saturday morning (Jan. 18), and you can watch it live online. On This Day in Space: Jan. 19, 2006: New Horizons launches to Pluto! https://www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:b6c23388-2a42-620a-2c7c-c2af32f1d4a7 Sun, 19 Jan 2020 06:27:05 -0600 On January 19, 2006, NASA launched a spacecraft to Pluto! See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series! The Spitzer Space Telescope will shuts down Jan. 30. NASA celebrates its legacy this week. https://www.space.com/nasa-celebrates-spitzer-telescope-legacy.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:e63d18e1-4bc0-9c4d-14df-e6274870c745 Sun, 19 Jan 2020 06:16:22 -0600 A 16-year NASA mission that painted the universe in infrared light will come to an end this month, as the Spitzer Space Telescope takes its final observations on Jan. 29. The Spitzer Space Telescope will shut down Jan. 30. NASA celebrates its legacy this week. https://www.space.com/nasa-celebrates-spitzer-telescope-legacy.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:50cdb3ae-7437-7327-9ed5-9f896cffc53a Sun, 19 Jan 2020 06:16:22 -0600 A 16-year NASA mission that painted the universe in infrared light will come to an end this month, as the Spitzer Space Telescope takes its final observations on Jan. 29. Watch live today! SpaceX launching big Crew Dragon test flight @ 10 am ET (1500 GMT) https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:966956cb-395b-c786-c3f7-78761c864be7 Sun, 19 Jan 2020 06:11:36 -0600 SpaceX will launch a major test flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft on Sunday, Jan. 19, to test its launch abort system and you can watch it live in the window above, courtesy of NASA TV. Watch live today! SpaceX launching big Crew Dragon test flight @ 10:30 am ET (1530 GMT) https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:c5c31980-b09c-0e60-307b-5077072e7b3e Sun, 19 Jan 2020 06:11:36 -0600 SpaceX will launch a major test flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft on Sunday, Jan. 19, to test its launch abort system and you can watch it live in the window above, courtesy of NASA TV. SpaceX delays Crew Dragon abort test launch to Sunday due to bad weather https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-abort-test-launch-weather-delay.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:6848f1c8-a78c-15df-d94f-967c258dada2 Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:47:17 -0600 SpaceX has postponed the launch of a major astronaut safety test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft to Sunday, Jan. 19, due to bad weather at the launch and recovery sites. Meet Mal Reynolds' mom in 'Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds' (preview) https://www.space.com/firefly-the-outlaw-ma-reynolds-comics-preview.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:8e35848e-32a6-2e6a-6756-fc93e43912e0 Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:00:12 -0600 Fans of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the science fiction TV show "Firefly" now have a glimpse of his family history — in comic form. Laser diode emits deep UV light https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200118095048.htm ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:e5b06df3-5428-db71-9814-6bd52fbbc727 Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:50:48 -0600 Researchers say they have designed a laser diode that emits the shortest-wavelength ultraviolet light to-date, with potential applications in disinfection, dermatology, and DNA analyses. On This Day in Space: Jan. 18, 2002: Gemini South Observatory opens in Chile https://www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:09e67d38-7cc5-90e9-97ac-0fd88a3774c2 Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:05:47 -0600 On Jan. 18, 2002, the National Science Foundation formally opened the Gemini South telescope in Chile. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series! On This Day in Space: Jan. 19, 2006: New Horizons launches to Pluto! https://www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:51213455-c2fb-6bd6-9a7f-23dbe677ef06 Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:05:47 -0600 On January 19, 2006, NASA launched a spacecraft to Pluto! See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series! 'Firefly: The Unification War Vol. 2' reveals Mal Reynolds' military past https://www.space.com/firefly-unification-war-volume-2.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:1cb7dba7-23eb-d6f3-c921-179202d21199 Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:31:58 -0600 Browncoats, it's finally here — the next chapter of the Unification War of the "Firefly" sci-fi franchise in a new comic from creator Joss Whedon and others. 'Star Trek: Picard' world premiere draws huge crowds and sci-fi stars https://www.space.com/star-trek-picard-world-premiere.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:a4b51aec-6366-1266-9ec0-8d021a3e2fbb Sat, 18 Jan 2020 06:12:06 -0600 O Captain! my Captain! Sir Patrick Stewart reprises his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard in the latest spin-off series in the "Star Trek" universe. Elon Musk is still thinking big with SpaceX's Starship Mars-colonizing rocket. Really big. https://www.space.com/elon-musk-starship-spacex-flights-mars-colony.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:eb60b523-b394-5a57-adef-553f94ef84b0 Sat, 18 Jan 2020 06:01:13 -0600 Elon Musk outlined some ambitious goals for SpaceX's Starship Mars-colonization system during a flurry of Twitter posts on Thursday (Jan. 16). How to watch SpaceX's Crew Dragon abort test live online this Sunday https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-in-flight-abort-test-launch-webcast.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:0306b5b8-d78b-5a8f-b5fe-5247d363ccf0 Sat, 18 Jan 2020 05:52:18 -0600 SpaceX will launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft on a critical abort test Sunday morning (Jan. 19), and you can watch it live online. SpaceX delays Crew Dragon abort test launch to Sunday due to bad weather https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon-abort-test-launch-weather-delay.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:5a1cfcf7-e500-ee26-4c5a-2592da2bcf33 Sat, 18 Jan 2020 05:44:32 -0600 SpaceX has postponed the launch of a major astronaut safety test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft to Sunday, Jan. 19, due to bad weather at the launch and recovery sites. Watch live Sunday! SpaceX launching big Crew Dragon test flight @ 8 am ET (1300 GMT) https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.html SPACE.com urn:uuid:4ed1aa95-3235-70b1-6b3f-6fe77d6fd7bc Sat, 18 Jan 2020 05:02:53 -0600 SpaceX will launch a major test flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft on Sunday, Jan. 19, to test its launch abort system and you can watch it live in the window above, courtesy of NASA TV. Male sparrows are less intimidated by the songs of aging rivals https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200117182109.htm ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:fed2f48c-d5a4-25a3-f5f8-9edc7d11c14d Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:21:09 -0600 Few singers reach their sunset years with the same voice they had in younger days. Songbirds are no different. New research reveals that elderly swamp sparrows don't sound quite like they used to -- nor do they strike the same fear in other males who may be listening in. Humans are remarkably good at guessing a person's age by their voice. But this is the first time the phenomenon has been demonstrated in wild animals.