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After a decade, NASA’s big rocket fails its first real test - Ars Technica

"It's not everything we hoped it would be."

science - Ars Technica
7:58pm PST - January 16th, 2021

NASA cuts short ground test of its giant moon rocket - Al Jazeera English

The test is a vital step in NASA’s Artemis programme to put the first woman and the next man on the moon in 2024.

science - Al Jazeera English
7:16pm PST - January 16th, 2021

SLS: Nasa's 'megarocket' set to fire up engines in crucial test - BBC News

The four main engines for Nasa's new "megarocket" are to be fired in unison for the first time.

science - BBC News
2:16am PST - January 16th, 2021

Covid-19: Businesses 'left in the dark' over support scheme - BBC News

Some businesses that have been forced to shut are also complaining of a lengthy wait for payments.

science - BBC News
10:58pm PST - January 15th, 2021

I want to float in the void of this car’s paint job - The Verge

DipYourCar, a car-focused website and YouTube channel, has coated a car with paint that makes it look like the night sky. The paint has a similar light absorbing effect as Vantablack, a material made from carbon nanotubes, but modified with pearlescent spots …

science - The Verge
10:23pm PST - January 15th, 2021

NASA's attempt to burrow into Mars met 2 insurmountable obstacles: cement-like soil and an unexpected energy shortage - Yahoo News

InSight lander's "mole" was unable to hammer through the Martian soil, and unusually dusty solar panels meant the robot was generating less power.

science - Business Insider
5:25pm PST - January 15th, 2021

NASA 'Mars mole' failed due to cement-like soil and an energy crisis - Business Insider - Business Insider

InSight lander's "mole" was unable to hammer through the Martian soil, and unusually dusty solar panels meant the robot was generating less power.

science - Business Insider
4:47pm PST - January 15th, 2021

Huge NASA SLS rocket faces critical test firing before moon mission - CBS News

The test firing is a final major hurdle for what will be the most powerful rocket ever launched.

science - CBS News
3:59pm PST - January 15th, 2021

RIP: Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet - The Hindu

NASA has declared the Mars digger dead after failing to burrow deep into the red planet to take its temperature.Scientists in Germany spent two years trying to get their heat probe, dubbed the mole, t

science - The Hindu
2:50pm PST - January 14th, 2021

Ancient super-Earth suggests longer timeline for alien life - Business Insider - Business Insider

This rocky planet formed about 10 billion years ago, making it twice as old as Earth. It's too hot for life, but there could be others like it.

science - Business Insider
3:00pm PST - January 13th, 2021

Land ecosystems rapidly approaching ‘temperature tipping point’, study says - The Independent

The point at which land switches from being a carbon sink to a net emitter could be ‘exceptionally close’ without urgent action, says scientist

science - Independent
1:40pm PST - January 13th, 2021

Dire wolves aren’t wolves at all—they form a distinct lineage with jackals - Ars Technica

The extinct canids had been isolated from wolves for 3 million years.

science - Ars Technica
12:10pm PST - January 13th, 2021

There's a case of wine heading back to Earth from space - CNN

A SpaceX Dragon capsule started its journey back to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) Tuesday with an unusual cargo: 12 bottles of wine and 320 grapevines.

science - CNN
9:15am PST - January 13th, 2021

Climate crisis: Scientists ‘identify missing link’ in formation of ice ages - The Independent

Movement of Antarctic icebergs could disrupt ocean currents and pull huge volume of greenhouse gases out of atmosphere, study suggests

science - Independent
9:12am PST - January 13th, 2021

InSight and Juno keep on trucking - Axios

Juno's mission has been extended to September 2025.

science - Axios
10:15am PST - January 12th, 2021

Electricity and CRISPR used to write data to bacterial DNA - Ars Technica

Although it's inefficient, we can use voltage changes to write data to bacteria.

science - Ars Technica
5:55am PST - January 12th, 2021

NASA is extending Mars and Jupiter missions, citing notable success - Fox News

Citing discoveries that have "produced exceptional science," NASA has decided to add years to two of its planetary science missions: the Jupiter Juno mission and the Mars InSight lander.

science - Fox News
5:43am PST - January 11th, 2021

Watch | Can spiders build webs in space? - The Hindu

A video on NASA's experiments with spiders in space on board the Skylab and ISS

science - The Hindu
11:13pm PST - January 10th, 2021

Wissenschaftler schlagen permanenten menschlichen Lebensraum im Orbit von Ceres vor - RT Deutsch

Eine Gruppe finnischer Forscher schlägt ein dauerhaftes menschliches Habitat im Orbit von Ceres vor, einem massiven Zwergplaneten zwischen Mars und Jupiter. Die "Megasatellitensiedlung" könnte durch das Sammeln von Materialien von Ceres selbst gebaut werden.

science - RT
11:02pm PST - January 10th, 2021

Apollo landing sites now protected by U.S. law, but what about the flags? - CBC.ca

Bob McDonald's blog: Fading flags open the question of how to preserve the legacy of the landings.

science - CBC News
12:02pm PST - January 8th, 2021

The Earth Is Spinning Faster Than It Has in 50 Years - IGN Southeast Asia

Feel free to take us to 2022, Superman.

science - IGN
12:00pm PST - January 7th, 2021

Study finds we’re already committed to more global warming—sort of - Ars Technica

Accounting for spatial patterns ups the estimate, but details are crucial.

science - Ars Technica
8:46am PST - January 6th, 2021

Last year reusable rockets entered the mainstream, and there’s no going back - Ars Technica

"If Rocket Lab ever builds a new vehicle, it will fundamentally be reusable."

science - Ars Technica
7:11am PST - January 6th, 2021

Best from science journals: How did asteroid Ryugu lose its water - The Hindu

Here are some of the most interesting research papers to have appeared in top science journals last week

science - The Hindu
3:22am PST - January 6th, 2021

Five Asteroids Will Fly-By Earth Closely, With Two Larger Than Statue Of Unity - India Times

Even though the dreadful 2020 is in the past and we have all the reasons to be optimistic for 2021, we’re not quite out of the woods just yet with respect to COVID-19.And while space-based threats are constantly monitored, NASA’s Centre for Near-Earth Object …

science - The Times of India
10:22pm PST - January 4th, 2021

RT @particular6: Prof Choi wrote: I am looking for a prospective MS or Ph.D. student that can join me in either the Fall of 2021. An ideal…

Noah A. Aluko, BEng (@NoahAluko)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @profhelenward: So sad. And makes important point, if "NHS trusts are serious about following the science then arguably they should be v…

~ waves ~ Medicare For All ~ (@wavesofeuphoria)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @SteveMartinToGo: Good news/Bad news. Good news: I just got vaccinated! Bad news: I got it because I’m 75. Ha! The operation in NYC was…

June Holeman (@HolemanJune)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @eric_lander: Humbled and excited to serve as WH science advisor for President-elect @JoeBiden. He has assembled a diverse team of brill…

gratefully here (@ajcraft)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

Some people would wash their hands and not touch their face - I know, it's science, dare I say genius. https://t.co/2GSZ58AcBH

Good old Stephen (@GoodoldStephen1)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @astrogeo: Today, January 17, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will make another close pass by our Sun (called Perihelion). The probe will pass…

EarthScience4Society (@ESfS_canada)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @Mom_of_Dog: It’s like the UCP are actively trying to find the things Albertans love most (the mountains, decent health care, science b…

brent pitts (@brentpitts9)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @neiltyson: Posted this five years ago. But from what has transpired in America recently, it’s clear that not enough people paid attenti…

Sally Loves . . . (@SallyLoves_)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @JoeBiden: Science will always be at the forefront of my administration — and these world-renowned scientists will ensure everything we…

Miffie (@miffie98)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

It’s a game. Not rocket science. Andy Reid gets it. Better than anyone.

Dave Elsesser (@DaveElsesser)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @AtomsConcept: Science Facts! The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly f…

Caleb Camden (@CamdenCaleb)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

Some people would wash their hands and not touch their face - I know, it's science, dare I say genius. https://t.co/J5IWFObKK5

Good old Stephen (@GoodoldStephen1)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @sjtylr: Love it. Great example of a discrepant event/phenomenon or provocation for a science unit. https://t.co/N9lGRjHRtW What do yo…

Lisa Hosler (@LisaHosler)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @thehill: President-elect Joe Biden: "For the first time in history I'm going to be elevating the Presidential Science Advisor to a Cabi…

El IngenieMusico (@U_David_A)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @JJHTweets: If having 2 doses of the Covid vaccine isn't important and UK Gov are promising every adult to have 1 dose by September then…

Alan Pearson (@HeWhoCaresNot)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @LillMagill: @Matthew82069336 @islwynpaul @MattHancock "Vaccine expert John Moore, at Cornell University, commented that officials in Br…

Pavle Robic (@pauld4dog)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @sankrant: Proof of India's "English advantage" in education. Scored 2nd. From the bottom. China’s Shanghai province, which participat…

Trilok Arya Sharma (@Tarun33864349)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

/ dsmp how do ghosts happen? well, the alive people have to wait to get the opportunity from the science center for an experiment on bringing the ghost “to life”!! so far, only philza was able to get this opportunity and took Wilbur’s gravestone to the center and boom! ghostbur:)

nier minecraft (@ben_e_volent)
3:14pm PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @davidschneider: Nothing to see here. Just a government that’s got everything wrong and decided to ignore the science on giving a second…

Ian Brown (@IanBrownwc1)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @decman52: @laurenboebert Oh, you mean stuff like Truth and Science, Compassion and Empathy, Diversity and Inclusion? I hear a whistle.…

Jana (@Jana89021920)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

MATH, SCIENCE, ENGLISH, HISTORY. https://t.co/hBTCWPRa7r

Tezz *Your Daddy’s Last Name* (@0Tezz)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @GeoRebekah: To protect my family from continued police violence, and to show that I'm ready to fight whatever they throw at me, I'm tur…

Elliot (@Loh)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @Isobelstormborn: History, English, Science then math I guess https://t.co/g13S9Itd26

Via Getty (@Ash_Lestrange)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @skyviewseries: @DarwinIR3 7-Centuries, 7-Heirs. If one holds the worlds knowledge, then one can shape its reality. "Tolkien-like..."…

Scarlett Nash (@ScarlettNash11)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

the vaccine was finally approved in my country. good news. thank u, science.

beatriz⁷ (@KTH1GRAMMY)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @KamalaHarris: The science behind climate change is not a hoax. The science behind COVID-19 is not partisan. And President-elect @Joe

shirley aguilera (@shirleyaguilera)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @KamalaHarris: By nominating this science team, @JoeBiden and I are sending a clear message: We are going to make sure the U.S. once aga…

Salvdas (@SaulViedas)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

Science > English > History > Math Would have put history before English but historians lie too much https://t.co/4B17DJ8USq

Precious Toa (@TTabundance)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @AsapSCIENCE: No one ever tells you that only getting science degrees means you won’t know shit about grammar

çryštãl (@Brystallized)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @MaryLTrump: I love science. It's going to be amazing to have a government that actually values it. Thank you, President @JoeBiden for…

Tracy (@Tracy08503913)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @JJHTweets: If having 2 doses of the Covid vaccine isn't important and UK Gov are promising every adult to have 1 dose by September then…

Sarah Aston (@SarahAston16)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @MaryLTrump: I love science. It's going to be amazing to have a government that actually values it. Thank you, President @JoeBiden for…

Jane (@janemarkland52)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @Taleeb: Prove it. Purge the @CPC_HQ of MPs who use #racist dog whistles & hang w white supremacists, love Trump, want to “Take Canada B…

Blurry Cat Face (@therealBCF)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @CoachingGalway: Excellent new @nuigalway Agricultural Science course now available for the first time this year which may be of interes…

Damien Coleman (@DamienColeman4)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

If only we could trust the MN senate to follow science. @GovTimWalz follows science. How about working on making sure teachers and support staff are vaccinated and have proper PPE? @CarlaNelsonMN, would you please reply with how that's going? https://t.co/yOZjHGYZkP

CrotonBeam (@BeamCroton)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @davidschneider: Nothing to see here. Just a government that’s got everything wrong and decided to ignore the science on giving a second…

Shelagh Allsop (@TomAsMum)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021
RT @thehill: Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris:

RT @thehill: Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris: "The science behind climate change is not a hoax." https://t.co/s9Ub8hzz2e

Martine for Democracy Everywhere (@martie64646949)
10:10am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @KamalaHarris: By nominating this science team, @JoeBiden and I are sending a clear message: We are going to make sure the U.S. once aga…

John Orr (@CoyoteGulch)
5:41am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @arstechnica: As it turns out, the Biden administration will listen to scientists https://t.co/O6LIsXEzb5 by @SciGuySpace

@mattrfh (@wethebased)
5:41am PST - January 17th, 2021

RT @VABVOX: @ZekeJMiller "This is the first administration EVER to kill 400k Americans and put 25M on unemployment because it didn't believ…

David Layhausen (@dlayphoto)
5:41am PST - January 17th, 2021