Hubble's Hardware Woes and the Painful Era of Aging Spacecraft

Hubble's Hardware Woes and the Painful Era of Aging Spacecraft

Hubble is not the only NASA mission that has seen better days. In fact, it’s one of four of the agency’s most recognizable programs currently in safe mode or not communicating with Earth. A NASA spokesperson, Felicia Chou, said she couldn’t say whether these circumstances were unprecedented for the agency; when I reached her Friday […]

Moonmoons (Moons That Orbit Other Moons) Could Exist, Scientists Say

Moonmoons (Moons That Orbit Other Moons) Could Exist, Scientists Say

Could Earth’s moon have its own moon? Science says: in theory. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute True to form, the internet has endeavored to name an unnamed thing, and the results are hilarious. From the people who brought you Boaty McBoatface— the Arctic research drone that has already returned some very interesting discoveriesfrom the world’s […]

World's Fastest Camera Freezes Time And Light At 10 Trillion Frames Per Second

World's Fastest Camera Freezes Time And Light At 10 Trillion Frames Per Second

Technology has advanced to the level that machines can perform operations that were considered outright impossible for human beings. T-CUP – the world’s fastest camera is developed by Jinyang Liang who is an INRS professor and ultrafast imaging specialist. He, with the help of his colleagues, has developed the T-CUP camera that captures ten trillion frames per […]

Ladybird invasion reaches Stoke-on-Trent with 'hundreds' reported in homes

Ladybird invasion reaches Stoke-on-Trent with 'hundreds' reported in homes

A swarm of ladybirds have now made their way to Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire after invading the UK from Asia and North America. Huge numbers of the insects were originally reported in the Greater Manchester area but it seems they are now heading south with StokeonTrentLive readers claiming to have seen ‘hundreds’ in their gardens. […]

Implantable, biodegradable devices speed nerve regeneration in rats

Car accidents, sports injuries, even too much typing and texting can injure the peripheral nerves, leaving people with numbness, tingling and weakness in their hands, arms or legs. Recovery can take months, and doctors have little to offer to speed it along. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Northwestern […]

Astronaut from Michigan returns to Earth after 197-day expedition

Astronaut from Michigan returns to Earth after 197-day expedition

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 56 Commander Drew Feustel and Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold of NASA, along with Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.(Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls) Like any traveler, Drew Feustel found it difficult being away […]

Dryer, less predictable environment may have spurred human evolution

Dryer, less predictable environment may have spurred human evolution

A progressively drying climate punctuated by variable wetter episodes may have precipitated the transition from our hominin ancestors to anatomically modern humans, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). Since the discovery of a rich assemblage of human fossils as well as stone tools and other archeological evidence in […]

Drilling into the climate-human evolutionary connection

Drilling into the climate-human evolutionary connection

October 8, 2018 Analysis of cores from Kenyan lake site documents for 1st time an increasing drying of region since about 575,000 years ago Understanding the relationship between Earth history and human evolution is an enduring challenge of broad scientific and public interest. Scientists studying the effects of ancient climate change on human evolution have […]