Hawaii sunscreen ban to protect coral may be signed this week

Hawaii sunscreen ban to protect coral may be signed this week

In May, Hawaii passed a bill that would ban sunscreen products that cause harm to coral reefs, a move to address the growing number of dying coral. At the heart of the matter are two chemicals used within certain sunscreen products, both that have been found to cause damage to coral. According to a new […]

TV coverage of cycling races can help document the effects of climate change

TV coverage of cycling races can help document the effects of climate change

Tour of Flanders archive footage screengrab. Credit: Flanders Classics Analysing nearly four decades of archive footage from the Tour of Flanders, researchers from Ghent University have been able to detect climate change impacts on trees. Their findings were published today in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Focusing on trees and shrubs growing around […]

In Search of New Rules to Protect Other Worlds From Earth's Cooties

In Search of New Rules to Protect Other Worlds From Earth's Cooties

NASA has to start protecting planets better. The international treaty governing space—there is one—and the laws and regulations that follow it date back to the Cold War. That was before scientists knew about the oceans on moons around other planets, before they knew about how tough microorganisms get here on Earth (and so maybe in […]

How to Watch SpaceX's Dragon Ship Deliver Coffee, Experiments, and a Smiling Robot to the International Space Station

How to Watch SpaceX's Dragon Ship Deliver Coffee, Experiments, and a Smiling Robot to the International Space Station

Early Monday, a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that launched Friday will reach the International Space Station. When it arrives, a spindly robotic arm, operated by astronauts on board the station, will snag it from space and attach it to a port before unloading a cargo that includes a smiling, spherical assistant droid, replacement parts, and scientific […]

60 Years Ago You Couldn't Stargaze in London. Now You Can.

60 Years Ago You Couldn't Stargaze in London. Now You Can.

Nick Ansell/PA Wire via ZUMA Press Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The famed Royal Observatory in Greenwich, United Kingdom, is reopening more than 60 years after London’s smog forced its closure in 1957. The Royal Observatory was […]

NASA HISTORY: 110th Anniversary of the Tunguska Impact Over Siberia

NASA HISTORY: 110th Anniversary of the Tunguska Impact Over Siberia

By NASA  //  June 30, 2018 Happened on June 30, 1908 ABOVE VIDEO: History channel’s feature of the Tunguska Explosion. JUNE 30, 1908 – This #InternationalAsteroidDay falls on the 110th anniversary of the Tunguska Impact, which occurred on this day (June 30) in 1908 over Siberia. An intense, heated blast took down nearly 1,300 square […]

India's quest to find a trillion-dollar nuclear fuel on the Moon

India's quest to find a trillion-dollar nuclear fuel on the Moon

India’s space programme wants to go where no nation has gone before – to the south side of the moon. And once it gets there, it will study the potential for mining a source of waste-free nuclear energy that could be worth trillions of dollars. The nation’s equivalent of NASA will launch a rover in […]

Most employees working on NASA's canceled lunar rover remain at agency

Most employees working on NASA's canceled lunar rover remain at agency

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NASA tests new solar sail for upcoming asteroid mission

NASA tests new solar sail for upcoming asteroid mission

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – NASA scientists want to know what an asteroid looks like up close. They’ve built a space probe that’ll launch and send back pictures. But to catch up to a rock traveling over 60,000 miles per hour, scientists in Huntsville built a solar sail. “This began as an idea. I’ve been interested in solar […]

Commercial Airlines Worried: Billionaire Space Race Means Heavier Air Traffic And More Flight Delays

Commercial Airlines Worried: Billionaire Space Race Means Heavier Air Traffic And More Flight Delays

Commercial airlines incurred excessive costs in effect of increasing number of space launches each year. A recent report estimated that companies spend an additional $70,000 for every 10 minutes of a flight delay.  ( SpaceX ) The growth of commercial spaceflight led by billionaires such as Elon Musk is posing greater operational challenges to domestic and […]

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