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NASA Is Preparing for the Ravages of Climate Change

The agency knows it needs to adapt to climate-driven events that will increasingly threaten coastal launch sites and other key space infrastructure......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredOct 20th, 2021

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:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

Welcome to the (Synthetic) Meatspace

Reactor-grown nuggets, human-edited genetic code, and new mRNA technologies could change our relationship to life itself......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News5 hr. 57 min. ago

More than 200 Australian birds are now threatened with extinction, and climate change is the biggest danger

Up to 216 Australian birds are now threatened—compared with 195 a decade ago—and climate change is now the main driver pushing threatened birds closer to extinction, landmark new research has found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 hr. 57 min. ago

NASA Postpones Spacewalk Citing "Debris Notification" for ISS

Nasa has postponed a planned spacewalk outside the International Space Station due to flying "debris," two weeks after Russia blew up one of its own satellites in a missile test that created clouds of zooming shrapnel in orbit. From a report: Washing.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 25 min. ago

Scientists to map fungal networks, determine climate role

Scientists from the United States and Europe announced plans Tuesday to create the biggest map of underground fungal networks, arguing they are an important but overlooked piece in the puzzle of how to tackle climate change......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 25 min. ago

Are water plumes spraying from Europa? NASA"s Europa Clipper is on the case

Finding plumes at Europa is an exciting prospect, but scientists warn it'll be tricky, even from up close......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Russia threatens criminal charges against a NASA astronaut

Russia continues to deflect from embarrassing situation that occurred 3 years ago. Enlarge / Image of the hole in Soyuz MS-09 vehicle docked to the International Space Station in 2018. (credit: NASA TV) The Russian space corpo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Male animals are subject to stronger evolutionary pressures than females

Male animals are subject to stronger selection pressures than females, which may allow populations to adapt to environmental change more efficiently, according to a report published in the open-access journal eLife......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Climate variability and dynamics across early-to-middle pliocene warm period provide clues for future climate change

A recent study by an international research group led by Prof. Ao Hong from the Institute of Earth Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has revealed Asian climate variability and dynamics across the early-to-middle Pliocene Warm Period, thu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Antarctica: Beyond Epica exploring the climate of the past

The first ice core drilling campaign of Beyond Epica-Oldest Ice is starting in Antarctica at the Little Dome C site. The aim of the project is to go back to 1.5 million years in time, by sampling and analyzing the deep ice, which will reveal invaluab.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Arctic rainfall could dominate snowfall earlier than expected: study

Rainfall could start replacing snowfall in the Arctic decades sooner than previously thought, a study found Tuesday, warning the change caused by global warming could have effects beyond the region......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Social stress key to population"s rate of COVID-19 infection, study finds

Mathematicians have analysed global COVID-19 data to identify two constants which can drastically change a country's rate of infection......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Think Climate Change Is Messy? Wait Until Geoengineering

Someone's bound to hack the atmosphere to cool the planet. So we urgently need more research on the consequences, says climate scientist Kate Ricke......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Study: Humpback whale song is about finding, not attracting, whales

Think of common courtship displays in the animal kingdom, like the flashy display of a peacock's tail or the treetop melody of a songbird's tune. Each is relatively constant. The brilliant colors in a male peacock's plumage do not change during its a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Improving climate projections in the polar regions

The polar regions play a crucial role in balancing global climate—with the poles heating up much faster than the rest of the world. Yet, climate projections for these regions still have significant uncertainties. This is hampering efforts to curb c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

A way to reduce air pollution deaths as climate change mitigation goals are set

A team of researchers from China and the U.S. has found that it should be possible to dramatically reduce deaths due to air pollution over the coming decades if climate mitigation strategies are designed with short-term health improvements in mind. I.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Space junk forces spacewalk delay, too risky for astronauts

NASA called off a spacewalk Tuesday because of menacing space junk that could puncture an astronaut's suit or damage the International Space Station......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Quitting your job or thinking about joining the "great resignation"? Here"s what an employment lawyer advises

Record numbers of Americans have quit their jobs in recent months, with more than 4.4 million submitting their resignation in September alone. Millions more may be preparing to follow them to the exits—one survey found that around a third of worker.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

What maps made by 20th century suffragists can teach about holding leaders to account on climate change

I'm a geographer who's produced many maps depicting human effects on the environment—and demanded we create more of them. A question I am increasingly asked is: how do you not feel powerless in the face of such depressing data?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

NASA shares new photos of ISS shot from SpaceX Crew Dragon

NASA has released new photos of the ISS taken from a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft as it performed a flyaround of the facility......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021