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NASA's Osiris-Rex Selects Target Asteroid Landing Site
The spacecraft spent a year mapping Bennu's rugged terrain, and next year it will touch down on the surface to collect a sample.
5 hours ago
New York Times Science
NASA's Osiris-Rex Selects Target Asteroid Landing Site
Europe's Green Deal on climate change failed its first test 
Photo by ARIS OIKONOMOU/AFP via Getty Images In a stunning disappointment to environmentalists, a bid to cut the European Union's greenhouse gas emissions to nearly zero by 2050 flopped at a key summit in Brussels. Today's decision was the first test of whether the newly proposed European Green ...
7 hours ago
Science - The Verge
Europe's Green Deal on climate change failed its first test 
The Case of a Man With Two Sets of DNA Raises More Questions
A crime lab studied a patient's response to a bone marrow transplant. Readers requested more information about the perplexing findings.
9 hours ago
New York Times Science
The Case of a Man With Two Sets of DNA Raises More Questions
NASA picks the asteroid crater its spacecraft will steal rocks from next summer
Next year, NASA plans to scoop up a small batch of dirt from an asteroid named Bennu, located millions of miles from Earth " and now the agency knows which part of the space rock it's going to steal from. Today, the space agency announced that one of its spacecraft will attempt to grab some particles ...
11 hours ago
Science - The Verge
NASA picks the asteroid crater its spacecraft will steal rocks from next summer
Climate cycles and insect pests drive migration timing of reindeer's North American cousin
Biologists have discovered two unexpected drivers for migration timing that dispute long-held assumptions and provide insight into potential future effects of climate change on caribou. First, the start of migration is synchronized across North America and tied to large-scale, ocean-driven climate cycles. ...
11 hours ago
Science Daily
Climate cycles and insect pests drive migration timing of reindeer's North American cousin
When flowers reached Australia
University of Melbourne research has established when and where flowering plants first took a foothold.
11 hours ago
Science Daily
When flowers reached Australia
Deadly 'superbugs' destroyed by molecular drills
Motorized molecules activated by light target and drill through highly antibiotic resistant bacteria and kill them within minutes. The molecules can open bacteria to attack by drugs they previously resisted. The strategy could be applied to bacterial infections or diseases on the skin, in the lungs or ...
12 hours ago
Science Daily
Deadly 'superbugs' destroyed by molecular drills
Ocean microbes: Novel study underscores microbial individuality
A single drop of seawater can contain a wide representation of ocean microbes from around the world -- revealing novel insights into the ecology, evolution and biotechnology potential of the global microbiome.
12 hours ago
Science Daily
Ocean microbes: Novel study underscores microbial individuality
First identified comet to visit our solar system from another star
Comet 2I/Borisov is a mysterious visitor from the depths of space -- the first identified comet to arrive here from another star. Hubble images capture the comet streaking though our solar system and on its way back to interstellar space. It's only the second interstellar object known to have passed ...
12 hours ago
Science Daily
First identified comet to visit our solar system from another star
Scientists say you can change your personality
A review of recent research in personality science points to the possibility that personality traits can change through persistent intervention and major life events.
12 hours ago
Science Daily
Scientists say you can change your personality
Multiple brands likely responsible for vaping injuries, CDC says
Photo by Mike Wren / NYS Department of Health THC-containing vaping products sold under the name Dank Vapes are the most common brand associated with vaping-related injuries, according to a new update from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). However, there are regional differences in the brands ...
14 hours ago
Science - The Verge
Multiple brands likely responsible for vaping injuries, CDC says
32 moments that made the decade
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A lot can change in 10 years. When the sun rose on January 1st, 2010, Steve Jobs was still CEO of Apple, and the hottest Android phone was the newly minted Motorola Droid. Facebook was still an upstart, having just recently clawed its way to profitability. ...
14 hours ago
Science - The Verge
32 moments that made the decade
Mythical Beings May Be Earliest Imaginative Cave Art by Humans
The paintings on an Indonesian island are at least 43,900 years old and depict humanoid figures with animal-like features in a hunting scene.
15 hours ago
New York Times Science
Mythical Beings May Be Earliest Imaginative Cave Art by Humans
Rocket Lab's second launch site is now complete, with its first mission set for next year
Small satellite launcher Rocket Lab unveiled the company's second launch site this morning " a just-finished pad built at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island in Virginia. Dubbed Launch Complex 2, the location will be used along with Rocket Lab's primary launch site in New Zealand ...
15 hours ago
Science - The Verge
Rocket Lab's second launch site is now complete, with its first mission set for next year
How Far Are We from (Accurately and Safely) Editing Human Embryos?
We can already edit genes in human embryos. We can even do it in a way to pass the edits down generations, fundamentally changing a family's genetic makeup. Doing it well, however, is far more difficult. It's impossible to talk about human germline genome editing without bringing up the CRISPR baby fiasco. ...
17 hours ago
Singularity HUB
How Far Are We from (Accurately and Safely) Editing Human Embryos?
A Kung Fu Master's Leap Breaks the Internet?but Not Physics
A viral video appears to show a man jumping off water. What's really going on here?
17 hours ago
WIRED Science
A Kung Fu Master's Leap Breaks the Internet?but Not Physics
This decade in Elon
SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink, the Boring Company... and, of course, that Twitter account As the decade has gone on, the occurrence of Elon Musk events has increased, and a brief glance back at the timeline shows this isn't just a psychological phenomenon: Elon really is Elonning more often. Cast ...
18 hours ago
Science - The Verge
This decade in Elon
Forget Earth: In Space, Libertarian Ideas Are Thriving
Space entrepreneurs tend to share a fondness for libertarian principles. So before checking into your space hotel, be sure to read your Heinlein.
20 hours ago
WIRED Science
Forget Earth: In Space, Libertarian Ideas Are Thriving
The Science of New Zealand's Eruption, Toy Store Surveillance, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
The Science of New Zealand's Eruption, Toy Store Surveillance, and More News
Head Cones in Ancient Egyptian Graves Cap Archaeological Debate
It took recent excavations to finally prove that the headgear depicted in hieroglyphic scenes was real and not iconographic.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
Head Cones in Ancient Egyptian Graves Cap Archaeological Debate
NSF Speakers Bureau
The NSF Speakers Bureau is a volunteer group of scientists, engineers and other professionals who represent the agency and are passionate about sharing information on NSF's mission, programs and the exciting breakthroughs that have come from NSF-funded research. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/speakersbureau/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click ...
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National Science Foundation
NSF Speakers Bureau
Protecting Research and Facilitating Collaboration
NSF is committed to safeguarding the integrity and security of science while also keeping fundamental research open and collaborative More at https://nsf.gov/news/special_reports/jasonsecurity/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item.
1 day ago
National Science Foundation
Protecting Research and Facilitating Collaboration
Open international research collaboration essential, must have safeguards, independent report finds
As part of its ongoing effort to keep international research collaboration both open and secure, the National Science Foundation (NSF) today released a report by the independent science advisory group JASON titled "Fundamental Research Security." NSF commissioned the report to enhance the agency's ...
1 day ago
National Science Foundation
Open international research collaboration essential, must have safeguards, independent report finds
A Community of 50 3D Printed Homes Is Under Construction in Mexico
Last year, the first permitted 3D printed house in the US went up in Austin, Texas. The house was a buzz-generating proof of concept, a wacky example of the cool things tech can do. At the time, its creators"construction technologies startup ICON and housing nonprofit New Story"were raising money to ...
1 day ago
Singularity HUB
A Community of 50 3D Printed Homes Is Under Construction in Mexico
Why Volcanologists Didn't Predict New Zealand's Deadly Eruption
Scientists knew White Island was showing signs of "volcanic unrest," but their arsenal of data and sensors couldn't prepare them for tragedy.
2 days ago
WIRED Science
Why Volcanologists Didn't Predict New Zealand's Deadly Eruption
Yes, Killer Whales Benefit From Grandmotherly Love Too
Researchers hope the findings will improve conservation efforts, as some killer whale populations have dwindled and become endangered.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Yes, Killer Whales Benefit From Grandmotherly Love Too
Is Earth Getting Bigger Over Time?
The planet is a magnet for stuff: space dust, dead leaves, old refrigerators. Is all that mass adding up?
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Is Earth Getting Bigger Over Time?
Silicon Valley's China Paradox: What It Is, and How It Will Shape the Future of Tech
Silicon Valley has long been the world leader in tech innovation. It's the cradle of startup culture, a hub for venture capital, and the home of dozens of global tech titans that are not only raking in billions of dollars, they're also influencing politics, culture, and lifestyles around the world?whether ...
2 days ago
Singularity HUB
Silicon Valley's China Paradox: What It Is, and How It Will Shape the Future of Tech
How the Mandalorian Might See Through Walls
Mando's sci-fi ability isn't as far-fetched as you think.
2 days ago
WIRED Science
How the Mandalorian Might See Through Walls
Amazon, Google, Microsoft: Here's Who Has the Greenest Cloud
A WIRED report card on the top three cloud providers shows how their environmental claims stack up.
2 days ago
WIRED Science
Amazon, Google, Microsoft: Here's Who Has the Greenest Cloud
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