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Advances In Science

Science news and discoveries made possible through the contributions and work of the Estate Foundation and the Morrison Fellowship Prize.

Listen to the sounds of the Whirlpool Galaxy and look back at our earliest picture of it. [...]
Fri, Apr 16, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Australia’s critically endangered regent honeyeaters are losing what amounts to their culture—and that could jeopardize their success at landing a mate. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Apr 16, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Tianhe is the core module for the Chinese space station in low-Earth orbit. [...]
Thu, Apr 15, 2021, Continue reading at the source
The Planetary Society, the world’s largest independent space interest organization, seeks a Membership Clerk. [...]
Wed, Apr 14, 2021, Continue reading at the source
In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be told. [...]
Wed, Apr 14, 2021, Continue reading at the source
A fast-growing front in the battle against climate change is focused on developing green technologies aimed at reducing humankind’s carbon footprint, but many scientists say simply reducing... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Apr 12, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Today we bring you the fourth episode in a new podcast series: COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Apr 09, 2021, Continue reading at the source
An exclusive chat with first shuttle pilot Bob Crippen, plus looking ahead to Yuri’s Night and the first Mars helicopter. [...]
Fri, Apr 09, 2021, Continue reading at the source
No nation had ever flown a human into space until the Soviet Union did it on 12 April 1961. [...]
Fri, Apr 09, 2021, Continue reading at the source
A global science collaboration using data from NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station has discovered X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The finding shows that these bursts, called giant radio pulses, release far more energy than previously [...]
Thu, Apr 08, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Every year, our planet encounters dust from comets and asteroids. These interplanetary dust particles pass through our atmosphere and give rise to shooting stars. Some of them reach the ground in the form of micrometeorites. An international program conducted for nearly 20 has determined that 5,200 tons per year of [...]
Thu, Apr 08, 2021, Continue reading at the source
A research team has discovered that the Martian climate alternated between dry and wetter periods, before drying up completely about 3 billion years ago. [...]
Thu, Apr 08, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have shown that coral structures consist of a biomineral containing a highly organized organic mix of proteins that resembles what is in our bones. Their study shows that several proteins are organized spatially -- a process that's critical to forming a rock-hard coral skeleton. [...]
Thu, Apr 08, 2021, Continue reading at the source
A new study explains why people rarely look at a situation, object or idea that needs improving -- in all kinds of contexts -- and think to remove something as a solution. Instead, we almost always add some element, whether it helps or not. [...]
Wed, Apr 07, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Particles called muons are behaving weirdly, and that could mean a huge discovery. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Apr 07, 2021, Continue reading at the source
The fossil skull of a woman in Czechia has provided the oldest modern human genome yet reconstructed, representing a population that formed before the ancestors of present-day Europeans and Asians split apart. [...]
Wed, Apr 07, 2021, Continue reading at the source
The Planetary Society is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first Space Shuttle launch with exclusive resources, interviews, and personal stories. [...]
Wed, Apr 07, 2021, Continue reading at the source
NASA astronaut Bob Crippen joins Mat Kaplan on Planetary Radio to look back at the Space Shuttle's first flight. [...]
Wed, Apr 07, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Between 1972 and 1982, NASA spent approximately $10.6 billion to develop the space shuttle and its related facilities. [...]
Mon, Apr 05, 2021, Continue reading at the source
The Space Shuttle was the world’s first reusable space vehicle. More than 800 astronauts rode on 135 shuttle missions from 1981 to 2011. [...]
Mon, Apr 05, 2021, Continue reading at the source