Boeing May Tow Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster Back Home

Boeing May Tow Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster Back Home

The space race has been heating up for years, and it’s gotten even more competitive since private spaceflight companies have taken the place of NASA at the forefront. In a major publicity stunt, SpaceX launched CEO Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster into outer space with a mannequin referred to as “Starman” behind the wheel, and now […]

The Next Generation Exoplanet Hunter Launches Monday

The Next Generation Exoplanet Hunter Launches Monday

Our solar system only has eight planets (sorry, Pluto), but countless others orbit other stars in the Milky Way. So far, astronomers have not been able to scrutinize them in great detail—including searching them for signs of life—but that is about to change. The hunt for alien worlds is set to take another leap forward […]

Choose a job you love and you will never have to … die prematurely?

Choose a job you love and you will never have to … die prematurely?

By Lizzie O’Leary and Danielle Chiriguayo April 13, 2018 | 6:00 PM Embed Code<iframe src=”https://www.marketplace.org/2018/04/13/business/choose-job-you-love-and-you-will-never-have-die-prematurely/popout” frameborder=”0″ width=”100%” height=”240px”></iframe> A trader looks dejected at the German stock exchange on Friday, 10 October, 2008 in Frankfurt, Germany. – Mario Vedder/Getty Images Embed Code<iframe src=”https://www.marketplace.org/2018/04/13/business/choose-job-you-love-and-you-will-never-have-die-prematurely/popout” frameborder=”0″ width=”100%” height=”240px”></iframe> As much as we joke around about our jobs killing us, it looks […]

Hearing the cosmic hum of 100000 black-hole mergers

Hearing the cosmic hum of 100000 black-hole mergers

It’s been just a few short years since astronomers made the first ground-breaking detection of gravitational waves, which are the ripples in space-time that propagate outward from especially violent cosmic events, such as the merger of black holes. And since then, a total of six gravitational-wave events have been confirmed. But despite the novelty of […]

Global trove of rare earth metals found in Japan's deep-sea mud

Global trove of rare earth metals found in Japan's deep-sea mud

By Roni DenglerApr. 13, 2018 , 5:30 PM A “semi-infinite” supply of rare earth metals used in batteries, electric vehicles, and other green energy technologies has been found in deep-sea mud about 1850 kilometers southeast of Tokyo, The Wall Street Journal reports. Japanese researchers estimate the roughly 2499-square-kilometer region of seabed holds more than 16 million tons of rare earth oxides, […]

Neil DeGrasse Tyson wants 'awesome' to be reserved for science

Neil DeGrasse Tyson wants 'awesome' to be reserved for science

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. “Awe, no. I’m not having this word besmirched.” Michael Campanella / Getty Images Being a scientist must feel like living in a lonely corner. As learning and knowledge are being assailed daily, offering actual evidence doesn’t seem to fly so […]

See the Stars Over the Susquehanna through telescope with local experts

See the Stars Over the Susquehanna through telescope with local experts

All ages are welcome at the Susquehanna Heritage’s Stars Over the Susquehanna program on Friday, April 20. The free event includes stargazing through a telescope and learning about early explorers and the night sky from local experts.(Photo: Submitted) Budding astronomers — or simply those wanting to know a little more about the night sky — […]

Science Fiction's Biggest Names Will Live Forever on Pluto's Moon

Science Fiction's Biggest Names Will Live Forever on Pluto's Moon

International Astronomical Union Often overlooked in the vastness of space, Pluto’s tiny moon Charon has gotten ahold of some major celebrities: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler. That’s because the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has approved names for the moon’s surface-level features, with a focus on names in science fiction and historical myth. Advertisement […]