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William Shatner will boldly go into space with Bezos’s Blue Origin – report

Neither actor nor Blue Origin has commented on mission as some point out report appears same day as promotion for his new albumHe was once Starfleet’s youngest captain, a fearless explorer leading the USS Enterprise on an intergalactic odyssey. Now the actor who famously portrayed Captain James Tiberius Kirk on Star Trek for four decades is reportedly set to boldly go on a real-life space...

How standup comedy helped me conquer anxiety, depression – and fear of public speaking

Finding a humorous angle to some of my darkest episodes – and sharing them with strangers – was strangely cathartic“Have you gone mad?” asked one friend. “You’re so brave. I could never do that. Wouldn’t meditation be wiser?” said another. For someone with a long history of depression and anxiety, plus a morbid fear of public speaking, taking up standup comedy might seem like a...

Can we talk to aliens? And should we colonise space? We ask the expert

Astrophysicist Jacco van Loon on the hunt for alien life, why logic can solve the climate crisis and what happens when the sun becomes a red giantFor years, astrophysicists have been saying that alien life must exist, but finding out where and in what form has proved elusive. We may be edging closer: a team from the University of Cambridge has discovered a new class of habitable planets they claim...

Researchers develop new method for detecting superfluid motion

Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are part of a new study that could help unlock the potential of superfluids—essentially frictionless special substances capable of unstopped motion once initiated. A team of scientists led by Mishkat Bhattacharya, an associate professor at RIT's School of Physics and Astronomy and Future Photon Initiative, proposed a new method for detecting...

3D nano-inks push industry boundaries

A new, 3D-printable polymer nanocomposite ink developed by engineers has incredible properties like conducting electricity and high tensile strength -- and many applications in aerospace, medicine and electronics.

The origin and legacy of the Etruscans

Researchers present comprehensive ancient DNA data retrieved from peoples culturally affiliated with the iconic Etruscans, settling a long-lasting debate on the origins of this highly skilled and enigmatic culture.


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Fraudulent ivermectin studies open up new battleground between science and misinformation

Studies suggesting ivermectin is an effective Covid treatment relied on evidence ‘that has substantially evaporated under close scrutiny’, fresh research showsFollow the Australia coronavirus blogCovid vaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases, trends and data trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingDr Carlos Chaccour ran into difficulty when he and his colleagues began...

Sitting Down with NASA’s Artemis Astronaut Victor Glover

As we look forward to the Artemis program to the Moon and even one-day crewed missions to Mars, accessing resources like water will be crucial for humans to survive on other worlds. We sat down with Victor Glover, NASA Crew-1 astronaut, to talk about NASA’s Artemis program, what it would be like to be on the Moon one day, and how technology from the Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting...

The origin and legacy of the Etruscans

The Etruscan civilization, which flourished during the Iron Age in central Italy, has intrigued scholars for millennia. With remarkable metallurgical skills and a now-extinct, non-Indo-European language, the Etruscans stood out from their contemporary neighbors, leading to intense debate from the likes of the ancient Greek historian Herodotus on their geographical origins.

Tiny Satellites Will Address Sizeable Questions in Space Science

Portal origin URL: Tiny Satellites Will Address Sizeable Questions in Space SciencePortal origin nid: 474197Published: Friday, September 24, 2021 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Hitching a ride with NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat 9 launch, two tiny satellites will tackle big questions.Portal image: Scientist sitting in...