NOAA to hold public meetings on J50 orca as her condition remains grave

NOAA to hold public meetings on J50 orca as her condition remains grave

J50 follows her mother, J16, on Aug. 18, 2018. (Photo by Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786) FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — NOAA is set to hold two public meetings to hear your views on how it should go about trying to keep starving orca J50 alive. Her survival is important as a contributing member of […]

Study of ancient asteroids reveals the Solar System's tumultuous past

Study of ancient asteroids reveals the Solar System's tumultuous past

A reorganization of the outer planets of the Solar System would have taken place during the early stages of its formation, according to a recent study of two Trojan asteroids of Jupiter. The American astrophysicist David Nesvorny and his colleagues at the Southwest Research Institute have studied a rare pair of asteroids named Patroclus […]

A single gene mutation may have helped humans become optimal long-distance runners

A single gene mutation may have helped humans become optimal long-distance runners

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Two to three million years ago, the functional loss of a single gene triggered a series of significant changes in what would eventually become the modern human species, altering everything from fertility rates to increasing cancer risk from eating red meat. In a new paper, published in the September 12 issue […]

Curiosity reveals mysterious variety of terrains at Vera Rubin Ridge

Curiosity reveals mysterious variety of terrains at Vera Rubin Ridge

Laurel Kornfeld September 11th, 2018 Panoramic view of Curiosity’s surroundings. Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech NASA’s Curiosity rover has imaged Martian terrain that features an unprecedented variety of colors and textures at Vera Rubin Ridge, a 250-mile-wide outcrop that forms a distinctive layer on Mount Sharp. The rover has been exploring this Martian mountain since […]

'Mysterious radio bursts' in outer space detected by alien-hunting artificial intelligence

'Mysterious radio bursts' in outer space detected by alien-hunting artificial intelligence

Unusual and “mysterious radio bursts” have been detected 3 billion light years away, thanks to artificial intelligence. (Credit: REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters ) E.T. may have been trying to “phone home” but new evidence suggests he may now be trying to reach us. Unusual and “mysterious radio bursts” have been detected 3 billion light years away […]

Space station commander flatly denies crew caused leak

Space station commander flatly denies crew caused leak

The head of the Russian space agency caused a stir last week when he said a hole drilled through the side of s Soyuz ferry ship docked to the International Space Station was the Russians blame Soyuz leak on human error, “either on Earth or in space.” Station commander Drew Feustel said Tuesday it most […]