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60 Years Ago Today Alan Shepard Became The First American In Space - Where Will We Be In 60 More Years?
Today is May 5th, when modern Americans assuming this is the day of Mexican independence (it isn't) consume Mexican stuff like burritos and margaritas (those aren't Mexican) but what we should be celebrating is Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard going into space.On this day in 1961, 60 years ago, Alan ...
By Hank Campbell
Feel Heavy? There Are 10,000,000 Pounds Of Space Dust Falling On Us Each Year
About 23,000,000 years ago, something hit the giant Asteroid 4 Vesta(1) some 120,000,000 miles away and the impact sent huge rocks into space. In 2018, one such meteorite from that time hit Botswana.It was not unique. Over 30 percent of such Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenites (HED) meteorites that ...
By Hank Campbell
Motopi Pan Meteorite That Hit Botswana Came From The Giant Asteroid Vesta
Thanks to cosmic rays that created radioactive isotopes while it was in space, an asteroid on an impact trajectory with Earth On June 2, 2018 was detected before it arrived. Thanks to the isotopes in those fragments, researchers determined that 2018 LA, called such by the University of Arizona's ...
By News Staff
Today Is Hubble's 31st Birthday, Let's Celebrate By Enjoying AG Carinae On The Edge Of Destruction
On April 24th, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched, and though it had bumpy childhood once the problems were fixed it has well exceeded its mission expectancy. A good thing too. The James Webb Space Telescope that was supposed to replace it 13 years and billions of dollars ago still hasn't ...
By News Staff
Winds Will Take Out The Larsen C Ice Shelf Before Climate Change Can
Antarctica’s fourth largest ice shelf, the Larsen C Ice Shelf located on the Antarctic Peninsula, risks collapse due to mountain winds, according to a recent presentation at annual meeting of the European Geophysical Union.The Larsen C Ice Shelf currently experiences the highest surface melt ...
By News Staff
Gauging The Environmental Impact Of NFTs
Artwork is one of the newest purchasable commodities on the crypto market, thanks to a new technology known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NPR informs us that an NFT is a crypto token that isn't interchangeable but is tied to a specific commodity. The easiest way to think about them is an analog ...
By Mark Pierce
Is The Red Sea Actually An Ocean?
The Red Sea is about 1000 miles long and at most just over 170 miles wide. The Greeks called it a sea but they also called the Persian Gulf a sea.It may instead be an ocean, because an ocean basin exists between Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The Greeks did not know that and the problem in knowing ...
By News Staff
During Drought, Trees May Be Dying Before We Know It
Just like people, trees can die of thirst, especially during a drought, but a recent field study found that a rapid collapse in the hydraulic system of trees is happening more rapidly than previously thought.The heatwave of summer 2018 was exceptional and that can be hard on trees but it was an ...
By News Staff
If The Bubonic Plague Didn't Kill You, It Helped Make Your Descendants Stronger
The remains of 36 bubonic plague victims from a 16th century mass grave in Germany provide evidence that evolutionary adaptive processes, driven by the disease, may have conferred immunity on later generations of people from the region.The researchers collected DNA samples from the inner ear bones ...
By News Staff
6-Foot Rule Does Little To Prevent COVID-19 Exposure
There were a lot of rules introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic that originated during late 2019 in Wuhan, China. Some were pretty Draconian. China welded the homes of people shut and destroyed 16,000 coronavirus samples at the world's largest coronavirus lab nearby.  Some were pointless ...
By Hank Campbell
This Malaria Preventing Mosquito Is Not A GMO But Is A Science Boost For Nature - Will Activists Want To Block It?
Mosquitoes like Aedes aegypti don't have any value ecologically. If Thanos snapped them out of existence tomorrow there is nothing they do that won't immediately be taken up by 3,000 other mosquito species, not to mention 25,000 bee species when it comes to pollination.The only thing they are great ...
By Hank Campbell
The Human Brain: Where And When It Evolved
Though modern humans and our closest evolutionary relatives, the great apes, shared a common ancestor millions of years ago, most similarities stop there. We live on the ground, walk on two legs and have much larger brains. That doesn't mean the larger brains evolved first. The first ...
By News Staff
Young Women Seem Healthier Than Men, And If They Claim Heart Attack Symptoms That Delays Treatment
Men may be more reluctant to go to a doctor for chest pain but when they get to a care facility, a new analysis finds they get it quicker than women.In this look at the data, all of the patients were younger, from 18-55. Compared with men, women were triaged less urgently, waited longer to ...
By News Staff
Should The Biden Administration Ban Menthol Cigarettes To Protect Black Americans?
Unidentified sources made their way into the Wall Street Journal a short while ago and by stating that the Biden administration was going to ban menthol cigarettes the article caused tobacco stocks to plummet.FDA has until the end of the month to do what the President wants, it was said.It's entirely ...
By Hank Campbell
90% Of Marijuana Users Think It Doesn't Bring Visual Impairment, But They're Wrong
Some people believe that marijuana can be medical but almost no marijuana users think it impairs their vision.Though over 90 percent of users believe that cannabis has no effect on their vision, or perhaps a slight effect, smoking cannabis significantly alters key visual functions such as visual ...
By News Staff
Foliar Application Of Zinc Boosts Wheat Output
Micronutrient deficiencies pose health problems for a third of the world's population. Worldwide, zinc deficits are more problematic in the rural areas of developing countries, where diets are largely limited to vegetable products grown in soils suffering from low nutrient availability. Biofortification ...
By News Staff
Did Science Just Create The Perfect Lullaby?
Getting kids to go to sleep has long been a challenge for some, and there are beliefs that it got more challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic.Spotify got science and music together (the parts that aren't already together, music is applied math) to create what they are calling the perfect lullaby ...
By Hank Campbell
People Often Choose Partners Similar In Social Status - That May Also Be True For Schizophrenia
A new analysis finds that nearly 50 percent of people who have children with a partner who suffers from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder themselves meet the criteria for a mental disorder. The results stem from The Danish High-Risk and Resilience Study, a nationwide, representative group ...
By News Staff
Latte Nonsense: No, Your Genes Do Not Tell You How Much Coffee To Drink
When 23andMe was in its most ridiculous phase of existence, the co-founder was telling FDA to talk to the hand while she assumed campaign donations to members of Congress would exempt them from being told to stop lying about their tests allowing consumers to “take steps toward mitigating serious ...
By Hank Campbell
Did Time Pass More Slowly During The COVID-19 Lockdown? You're Not Alone
As a child, you probably thought a week took forever and parents certainly thought days crept by after having an infant."Time flies when you are having fun" and COVID-19 quarantines and lockdowns were not fun.A new study also finds what psychologists warned about; the effects on those with depression ...
By News Staff
You Can't Get Into Eleven Madison, Now You Won't Want To Anyway
Epicurious, a food website owned by the billion-dollar Condé Nast group, has stated it will no longer carry recipes that use beef. Because of the environment.An elite Manhattan company plagued by lingering resentment due to its racial discrimination and pay inequity should not be doubling down ...
By Hank Campbell
Acceleron Makes History By Getting FDA's First Notice Of Noncompliance For Not Posting Results To ClinicalTrials.Gov
The ClinicalTrials.gov data bank, managed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Library of Medicine, requires trial sponsors to register applicable clinical trials within 21 days after the first human subject is enrolled and submit certain summary results information for those trials ...
By News Staff
New Social Distancing Guidelines For The Partially Vaccinated
The Six Foot Rule is only a rule in a 'rule of thumb' way; it's okay for an estimate but you use a real ruler to build a house. Analyses instead show that the most important things are a mix of masks and ventilation. What about outdoors where ventilation is terrific? The Centers for ...
By Hank Campbell
People Who Try Drone Delivery Love It
In 2019, Christiansburg, Virginia's 22,000 residents became the first place in the U.S. to have a residential drone delivery service.Yellow-winged drones with small cardboard boxes owned by Wing, a company owned by Alphabet (basically, Google) are now one of numerous trial services operating ...
By News Staff
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