» Astronauts honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and replace ISS batteries on 3rd all-woman spacewalk
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
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
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 solutio...
» Wisdom of the crowd? Building better forecasts from suboptimal predictors
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 dynam...
» Strongly 'handed' squirrels less good at learning
Squirrels that strongly favor their left or right side are less good at learning, new research suggests.