Biden Administration Issues New Framework for Space Policy, With a Focus on Climate Change

Today, Vice President Kamala Harris' office released a new framework for US space policy, detailing how the Biden administration plans to approach commercial, civil, and military space activity moving forward. From a report: Called the United States.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotDec 1st, 2021

Uncovering the underlying patterns in contemporary evolution

Wild populations must continuously adapt to environmental changes or risk extinction. For more than fifty years, scientists have described instances of "rapid evolution" in specific populations as their traits (phenotypes) change in response to varyi.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 21 min. ago

AT&T, Verizon delay launching 5G near some airports after airlines ask Biden to intervene

AT&T and Verizon announced Tuesday that they would delay activating 5G on some towers around certain airports. The wireless technology's rollout near major airports had been scheduled for Wednesday, but airlines warned of dire consequences for transp.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News12 hr. 22 min. ago

"Rivers" in the sky likely to drench East Asia under climate change

It's been becoming more and more clear that global warming means more than just warmer temperatures. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more intense in many different parts of the world, creating an urgent need to predict and prepa.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 21 min. ago

Humans are adapting to climate change, but not quickly enough, according to new research

The evidence is overwhelming: climate change is here, and with it come catastrophes, soaring costs, migration and now, in the face of reality, human adaptation. Across the globe, people are learning to live with a climate that is unlike the one they.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 21 min. ago

US plans $50B wildfire fight where forests meet suburbia

The Biden administration plans to significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around areas called "hotspots" where nature and neighborhoods collide......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 21 min. ago

Europe narrows hunt for next astronauts, eyes crewed flights

The European Space Agency has narrowed the candidate list for its next generation of astronauts, including dozens who have a physical disability......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 21 min. ago

China shifting GM policy to grow more corn, soybean

China's status as the world's largest importer of soybean and corn for animal feed is expected to change once it approves new regulations to allow the planting of genetically modified (GM) seeds which will boost domestic production of these crops. Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 21 min. ago

4 takeaways from Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard bombshell

Microsoft's plans to acquire Activision Blizzard will entirely change the gaming landscape. Here's what you need to know......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 22 min. ago

After six decades, Russia will build its final Proton rocket this year

Proton had reliability issues and could not compete with SpaceX's Falcon 9. Enlarge / A Russian 3-stage Proton rocket blasts into the sky in 2000. (credit: NASA) Russia's main space corporation, Roscosmos, said it is in the pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News18 hr. 22 min. ago

Climate change threatens future Winter Olympics

Climate change will limit where the Winter Olympics can be held as winter changes across the Northern Hemisphere, according to a study by an international team of researchers led by the University of Waterloo......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 49 min. ago

A Project to Count Climate Crisis Deaths Has Surprising Results

Climate change is already killing people, but countries don’t have an easy way to count those deaths. A new project might change that......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News21 hr. 49 min. ago

First archaeological experiment in space

A world-first—or solar-system-first—archaeological project has this week begun on the International Space Station......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 49 min. ago

Almost 800 subglacial lakes cataloged for first time in new global inventory

The world's first inventory of subglacial lakes has been compiled by an international team led by the University of Sheffield, providing researchers with a comprehensive directory of where the lakes are and how they are changing in a warming climate......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Study finds national and international frameworks are imperative for implementing nature-based solutions in Asia

Recognized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the term "nature-based solutions" (NbS) refers to those that bring together human well-being, environmental sustainabil.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

UK government: 4°C warming by 2100 "can"t be ruled out"

As required by the Climate Change Act 2008, the government has today submitted the Third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3) to Parliament......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Globular cluster Messier 14 and its peculiar multiple stellar populations investigated by Hubble

Using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), astronomers have observed the globular cluster Messier 14 and its peculiar multiple stellar populations. Results of the observational campaign, published January 7 on, deliver important insight into t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

US Cold War hostility towards Chinese due to the influence of Truman"s nationalist beliefs, new research argues

Research suggests the failure of the Truman administration to pursue rapprochement with Chinese Communists before the founding of the People's Republic of China was not based on ideological distance or domestic politics, as has previously been sugges.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Terrorists who use the internet are less successful

There is too much focus on online radicalisation, says Joe Whittaker, when this is just one of the factors that make someone become a terrorist. In fact, Whittaker's research shows that terrorists who use the internet are less successful in achieving.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Airlines ask Biden administration for "immediate intervention" on 5G

Executives from the nation's largest airlines asked the Biden administration for "immediate intervention" in the planned rollout of 5G technology near major airports on Wednesday, warning of dire transportation and economic consequences......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

How to change your Gmail name

There could be multiple instances that could lead to you to changing your name on Gmail. We have developed a short guide for those of you who wish to do so......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022