Mother Nature knows best when it comes to climate solutions, social media users say
27 articles from SATURDAY 4.11.2023
Endeavour assembly at Science Center starts with lifting 52-ton rockets into place
A survey of more than a million social media posts suggests that people feel more positive about nature's ability to solve climate change than human technology, according to new research published in the journal Global Environmental Change.
Can we eat our way through an exploding sea urchin problem?
The space shuttle Endeavour's twin giant rockets will be hoisted by crane next week and affixed into place atop the craft's aft skirts in a first step of assembling a full-stack configuration of the shuttle at the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center.
Ken Mattingly, astronaut who missed Apollo 13 mission but helped bring crew home, dead at 87
Longspined sea urchins are native to temperate waters around New South Wales. But as oceans heat up, their range has expanded more than 650km, through eastern Victoria and south to Tasmania. Their numbers are exploding in the process, clear-felling kelp forests and leaving "urchin barrens" behind.
In early 2029, Earth will likely lock into breaching key warming threshold, scientists calculate
Ken Mattingly, an astronaut who is best remembered for his efforts on the ground that helped bring the damaged Apollo 13 spacecraft safely back to Earth, has died, NASA announced. He was...
Understanding all kinds of English accents can improve empathy and learning—and even be a matter of life and death
In a little more than five years—sometime in early 2029—the world will likely be unable to stay below the internationally agreed temperature limit for global warming if it continues to burn fossil fuels at its current rate, a new study says.
2023 ozone hole ranks 16th largest, NASA and NOAA researchers find
In a 2019 sketch from the US late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL), the actor James McAvoy plays a Scottish air traffic controller attempting to help a US brand integration manager (Mikey Day) land a plane in distress, because the pilot has been knocked unconscious. The fact that Day's character is not a pilot only partly explains why the mayday call is not a success. McAvoy lays on...
Ken Mattingly, Astronaut Who Helped Save Apollo 13 Crew, Dies at 87
The 2023 Antarctic ozone hole reached its maximum size on Sept. 21, according to annual satellite and balloon-based measurements made by NASA and NOAA. At 10 million square miles, or 26 million square kilometers, the hole ranked as the 12th largest single-day ozone hole since 1979.
Huge 'blobs' inside Earth are from another planet, study suggests
LOS ANGELES — Ken Mattingly, an astronaut who is best remembered for his efforts on the ground that helped bring the damaged Apollo 13 spacecraft safely back to Earth, has died, NASA announced. He was 87.
“We lost one of our country’s heroes on Oct. 31,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said in a statement.
Take an interstellar tour: what would you see if you could travel around our galaxy?
Scientists proposed a novel idea on Wednesday that could solve two of the world's mysteries at once—one that passes over our heads every night, and one that sits far below our feet.
Canada's best beer winner is brewed by a pair of bat biologists in northern B.C.
An imaginary starship trip beyond the solar system to the edge of the Milky Way offers new perspectives on the wonders of spaceAstronomy and cosmology can feel detached from everyday reality. But what if we could take a 23rd-century starship tour through the Milky Way and experience the cosmos like an Earth-bound tourist visiting exotic destinations? What would we see from our window?Although...
Plastic waste in rivers may carry dangerous microbes: Study
Prince George's Deadfall Brewing hopes to put northern B.C. on the craft beer map after Canada Beer Cup...
Saturday Citations: Moon origins, rat whimsy, microgravity orientation. Plus: Starfish are bodiless heads, it turns out
Plastic litter in rivers might be allowing dangerous pathogens to hitch-hike downstream, a new study published Wednesday found.
If we could talk to the animals: scientists turn to AI for help
Good morrow and a cheerful week's end to you. This week, we reported on notable developments in the lack of starfish body development. Physicists used a new method to revisit the planetary collision that likely formed the moon and might have found chunks of doomed planet Theia deep in the Earth's mantle. And in experiments, rats, as seen in the subway, are demonstrating the power of imagination,...
The Biggest Myths About Motherhood in the Animal Kingdom
Artificial intelligence being used to unpick meanings behind vocal and physical cues of host of creaturesIf an unexpected meow, peculiar pose, or unusual twitch of the whiskers leaves you puzzling over what your cat is trying to tell you, artificial intelligence may soon be able to translate.Scientists are turning to new technology to unpick the meanings behind the vocal and physical cues of a...
Storms kill three, displace thousands in southern South America
My closest brush with motherhood was an intense 24 hours fostering an orphaned baby owl monkey in the Peruvian Amazon in 2009. According to Charles Darwin, my maternal drive should have transformed me into an intuitively wise and selfless nurse. But the truth was I felt quite traumatized—fretful, exhausted, and for the sake of my defiled and defecated hair alone (the baby was happiest...
In US capital, selfies with asteroid hinting at Earth's origins
Three people have died and thousands have had to leave their homes due to heavy rains and flooding in southern South America this week, according to officials who pointed to the El Niño weather phenomenon.
Huge spiders in Eastern US aren't going away, experts say
In a hushed room of a museum in Washington, cameras and cell phones focus on a tiny piece of rock, no larger than a piece of gravel.
Researchers report mass bleaching of coral reefs in warming Florida oceans: 'Like a forest without trees'
Since their arrival in Georgia nearly 10 years ago, the yellow-banded Joro spiders and their huge webs have set up camp in the southeastern U.S., experts say.
Space mining is getting closer to becoming a reality, and Canada could play a major role
Peering over the edge of research vessel Coral Reef II as it sailed through the Florida Keys, Shedd Aquarium postdoctoral fellow Shayle Matsuda saw white.
It’s the stuff of science fiction: Blasting off to the moon or an asteroid, drilling it, mining its resources and bringing some or all back to Earth. But, as we have our sights set on returning to the moon, that fiction is getting closer to becoming a...