Jurassic Park: Why we're still struggling to realize it 30 years on
53 articles from SATURDAY 18.11.2023
SpaceX Launches Giant New Rocket But Explosions End the Second Test Flight
"Jurassic Park" is arguably the ultimate Hollywood blockbuster. Aside from the appeal of human-chomping dinosaurs, tense action sequences and ground-breaking cinematography, its release in 1993 was a movies-meet-science milestone.
Fire is consuming more of the world's forests than ever before, threatening supplies of wood, paper
SpaceX launched its mega rocket Starship but lost both the booster and the spacecraft in a pair of explosions minutes into Saturday’s test flight.
The rocketship reached space following liftoff from South Texas before communication suddenly was lost. SpaceX officials said it appears the ship’s self-destruct system blew it up over the Gulf of Mexico.
Researcher: Big cats eat more monkeys in a damaged tropical forest, which threatens survival of primate populations
A third of the world's forests are cut for timber. This generates US$1.5 trillion annually. But wildfire threatens industries such as timber milling and paper manufacturing, and the threat is far greater than most people realize.
Elon Musk's Starship rocket goes further and higher - but is then lost
Monkeys are not usually a popular menu item for big cats. Primates are, after all, hard to catch: living in the canopies of large trees and rarely coming down to the ground. Jaguar and puma have varied diets and will normally hunt the species that are most common where they live, such as deer, peccary (a type of wild pig) and armadillo.
SpaceX's Starship rocket booster explodes after blast off – video
The rocket's flight was again cut short because of technical issues, but previous problems were fixed.
Starship, SpaceX’s transformational mega-rocket, makes it to space
SpaceX’s spacecraft Starship, developed to carry astronauts to the moon and beyond, reached space for the first time on Saturday but was seen in footage experiencing a 'rapid unscheduled disassembly'. The two-stage rocket ship blasted off from the Elon Musk-owned company’s Starbase launch site near Boca Chica in Texas on a planned 90-minute uncrewed flight into space. The 120-metre Starship...
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SpaceX Starship test flight fails minutes after launch
Soon after sunrise today, SpaceX’s Starship rocket—a steel colossus more than 120 meters tall that is the largest and most powerful rocket ever built—thundered its way up over the South Texas coast before exploding in space at approximately 148 kilometers altitude, somewhere over the Gulf of Mexico.
The company nevertheless considers the flight a success,...
The way dogs see the world: Objects are more salient to smarter dogs
SpaceX's uncrewed spacecraft Starship, developed to carry astronauts to the moon and beyond, was presumed to have failed in space minutes after lifting off on Saturday in a second test after its first attempt to reach space ended in an...
SpaceX launches its giant new rocket but a pair of explosions ends the second test flight
When we point at an object, the toddler focuses on the object, while the dog usually takes the gesture as a directional cue.
Residents of Iceland town evacuated over volcano told it will be months before they can go home
SpaceX launched its mega rocket Starship but lost both the booster and the spacecraft in a pair of explosions minutes into Saturday's test flight.
New hardiness zone map will help US gardeners keep pace with climate change
People in southwest Iceland remained on edge Saturday, waiting to see whether a volcano rumbling under the Reykjanes Peninsula will erupt. Civil protection authorities said that even if it doesn't, it's likely to be months before it is safe for residents evacuated from the danger zone to go home.
Saturday Citations: Bronze-Age gender representation, gamma rays, nice bonobos in your neighborhood want to meet you
Southern staples like magnolia trees and camellias may now be able to grow without frost damage in once-frigid Boston.
Kimberley Wilson: ‘You can’t have good mental health without good nutrition’
This week's news roundup includes a Bronze Age discovery that calls into question existing ideas of gender representation from the period. More research confirms that bonobos are actually nice. Plus: Actual good climate news?
Where did they all go? How Homo sapiens became the last human species left
The psychologist, 40, talks about childhood memories, the shortness of life, always being honest and the answer to most of your problems: beansI was a bookish, quiet and nerdy child. I felt like an outsider, although I wonder if most kids feel that. I was rarely wild – being a black kid in east London, I was always aware of assumptions being made and of what others might get away with, but I...
At least nine hominin species once roamed the Earth, so what became of our vanished ancestors?Just 300,000 years ago – a blink in evolutionary time – at least nine species of humans wandered the planet. Today, only our own, Homo sapiens, remains. And this raises one of the biggest questions in the story of human evolution: where did everyone else go?“It’s not a coincidence that several of...