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Jeff Bezos’s rocket company sent ‘Mannequin Skywalker’ to the edge of space

Blue Origin is back at it again.  The rocket company — backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — just announced the completion of its seventh rocket test and landing of its suborbital New Shepard rocket and capsule in Texas on Tuesday.  And they have the snazzy video to prove it.  SEE ALSO: Jeff Bezos smashes...CONTINUE READING

Emmanuel Macron lures top U.S. climate scientists fleeing from Trump research cuts

In the name of furthering climate research (and trolling Donald Trump), French President Emmanuel Macron awarded “Make Our Planet Great Again” grants to 18 climate scientists, 13 of whom are from the United States. On Monday, in preparation for the “One Planet Summit” — a meeting in which international world leaders gather to discuss global...CONTINUE READING

There’s going to be a ‘Last Jedi’ screening on the International Space Station

There’s no truer commitment to Star Wars than watching the newest movie while actually in space. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are planning a special screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi while orbiting the Earth. This is a much more enticing option than the previously screened Gravity. SEE ALSO: Critics swoon over...CONTINUE READING

Recent Arctic warming and ice melt are ‘unprecedented’ in human history

Each year for the past 12 years, an international team of scientists have issued a “report card” on the Arctic climate system. The report amounts to a physical exam of the vast, rapidly changing region, including details on everything from surface air temperatures to sea ice melt and permafrost loss.  With each passing year, the...CONTINUE READING

Your next flu shot may be replaced with this patch

Researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University has conducted phase I clinical trials to see whether microneedle patches are an effective tool to deliver the flu vaccine. The patch could be a viable alternative to the current method, which some refuse to get due to fear of needles. Read more…More about Science, Mashable Video, Medicine,...CONTINUE READING

Youth climate trial reaches federal appeals court, as judges signal it’s going to trial

A landmark case involving a group of 21 young Americans who are suing the federal government for its failure to protect them from the adverse consequences of climate change is inching closer to a trial date.  The case, known as Juliana v. United States, was  scheduled to go to trial in Oregon beginning on Feb....CONTINUE READING

A group of scientists will listen for alien signals coming from that interstellar asteroid

In October, an oddly-shaped asteroid that came from interstellar space shot through our solar system.  On Wednesday, scientists will point a large radio telescope toward it as it continues to hurtle through space millions of miles away. Why? It’s all in the name of searching for alien life.  Researchers working with the alien-hunting Breakthrough Listen...CONTINUE READING
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