Science

Recycled Rockets Could Drop Costs, Speed Space Travel

By KENNETH CHANG March 30, 2017 SpaceX did something on Thursday that genuinely hadn’t been accomplished just before: launch a less expensive, partially-utilised rocket into orbit. That could be a stride toward slashing the value tag of sending payload to space. For Elon Musk, the company’s billionaire founder, effectively flying reusable rockets over and over is a crucial step toward his dream ...

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First Clear View of a One-Celled Harpooner in Action

March 31, 2017 James Gorman SCIENCETAKE Humans did not invent the harpoon gun. Some sea snails and jellyfish shoot darts at prey. And a single single-celled predator even fires a projectile with a line attached so it can tow its prize away. Scientists functioning at the University of British Columbia reported Friday that they had captured the very first higher-resolution ...

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SpaceX Launches a Satellite With a Partly Used Rocket

By KENNETH CHANG March 30, 2017 SpaceX launched a industrial satellite into space on Thursday with the increase of a partly utilised rocket, a feat that could open an era of cheaper space travel. A Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX — formally Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, primarily based in Hawthorne, Calif. — lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to ...

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Meet Evatar: The Lab Model That Mimics the Female Reproductive System

By CHRISTINE HAUSER March 30, 2017 Researchers in the United States have produced a model of a female reproductive program that is so close to the true point it even simulates a menstrual cycle and pregnancy hormones. The group of researchers, from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Draper Laboratory, published the benefits of their study in Nature Communications ...

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Three Storm Chasers Die in Crash in Texas

By CHRISTOPHER MELE March 29, 2017 For these who chase serious storms the thrill of the chase is tempered by danger. The effects of a tornado — damaging hail, winds that can exceed one hundred miles per hour and debris that can be produced into deadly projectiles — are hazardous, but the other perils are man-produced: the automobiles driven by other storm ...

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The quackery that is “battlefield acupuncture” continues to metastasize [Respectful Insolence]

Right after yesterday’s post on a regional news station’s credulous promotion of quack acupuncture (but I repeat myself) for pets, I thought I’d remain on the subject of acupuncture for one far more day. The explanation is that a reader sent me a link to an article in Stars and Stripes that genuinely irritated me, Acupuncture becomes common as battlefield ...

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Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies

By CORAL DAVENPORT and ALISSA J. RUBIN March 28, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump, flanked by firm executives and miners, signed a extended-promised executive order on Tuesday to nullify President Barack Obama’s climate modify efforts and revive the coal business, efficiently ceding American leadership in the international campaign to curb the dangerous heating of the planet. Mr. Trump made clear that the United States had ...

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Why fossil fuel corporations killed us [Greg Laden's Blog]

Often, when I appear at the things the Republicans and their leader, Donald Trump, are performing, I believe of that poignant line in so a lot of actual and fictional moments: “You have killed me.” A person says that due to the fact the killing is carried out, but they are not but dead. The knife is driven deep, the ...

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Planned Rollback of Climate Rules Unlikely to Achieve All Trump’s Goals

News Evaluation By CORAL DAVENPORT March 27, 2017 President Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Tuesday to roll back most of President Barack Obama’s climate adjust legacy, celebrating the move as a way to enhance the nation’s “energy independence” and to restore thousands of lost coal mining jobs. But power economists say the expected order falls brief of both ...

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