New Horizons in ‘Great Shape’ for Pluto flyby

New Horizons in ‘Great Shape’ for Pluto flyby

Engineers say the New Horizons spacecraft is in “great shape” for its historic flyby of Pluto this week. In the early hours of Monday (GMT), the American space agency probe moved to within a million miles of the dwarf planet and was closing in rapidly. The mission has one opportunity to gather detailed pictures and […]

NASA asks citizen scientists for help with Juno mission to Jupiter

NASA asks citizen scientists for help with Juno mission to Jupiter

Calling all citizen scientists and amateur astronomers! Help NASA choose and process images of Jupiter for the Juno mission. NASA’s Juno mission is scheduled to arrive at Jupiter on July 4, 2016. Thanks to the spacecraft’s color camera, called JunoCam, we will get new views of the giant planet’s swirling clouds. But here’s the thing, […]

NASA animation shows how Earth breathes

NASA animation shows how Earth breathes

From NASA The breath of Gaia: NASA’s Aqua satellite monitors the amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This time-lapse animation shows the cyclic nature of CO2 airborne levels and the seasonal vegetation that traps it. —

A new way bacteria becomes resistant

A new way bacteria becomes resistant

By Josh Bloom / American Council on Science and Health In terms of resistance, there’s been no shortage of stories about how close to the edge of the cliff we’re getting, at which point antibiotics will stop working entirely and we’ll be heading back to the period in the early 20th century where people died […]

Top nutritionists can’t agree on what is a vegetable

Top nutritionists can’t agree on what is a vegetable

By Hank Campbell / American Council on Science and Health Mediterranean, Low-fat, paleo – if modern diet advice sounds to you like a jumble of special interests competing to advance sales of their diet book rather than inform public health, you are not alone. No one takes diet advice any more seriously than they take […]

Climate scientists: Alarm over global warming ‘based on nonsense’ and ‘irrational at best’

Climate scientists: Alarm over global warming ‘based on nonsense’ and ‘irrational at best’

Personal Liberty News Desk Scientists from MIT and Princeton sharply criticized the political left’s appropriation of climate data recently, noting that emotional assumptions and moral judgments about “mostly beneficial” natural phenomena are “Orwellian” and “irrational.” At a climate summit in Austin, Texas this week, MIT climate scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen questioned the politicization of climate data that, […]

NASA orders SpaceX crew mission to International Space Station

NASA orders SpaceX crew mission to International Space Station

Southern Arizona News-Examiner NASA took a significant step last Friday toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil. This is the second in a series of four guaranteed orders NASA will make under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability […]

The return of Orbital ATK to space

The return of Orbital ATK to space

Everyone loves a good comeback story, and Orbital ATK’s return to space is no exception. In its first cargo mission to the International Space Station following a launch failure in October 2015, Orbital ATK is back with an ambitious launch plan. There’s the enhanced Cygnus spacecraft launching atop United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket, a […]

3-D printing: The new frontier in orthopaedic medicine

3-D printing: The new frontier in orthopaedic medicine

KNEE IN A BOX Dorothy Bowser first began having problems with her legs when she tore the meniscus in her left knee 13 years ago. Soon afterward, the 78-year-old Vineland resident’s right knee started to hurt. The pain in her right knee gradually worsened until she found that if she sat down in a chair, […]

How computers broke science – and what we can do to fix it

How computers broke science – and what we can do to fix it

Ben Marwick, University of Washington Reproducibility is one of the cornerstones of science. Made popular by British scientist Robert Boyle in the 1660s, the idea is that a discovery should be reproducible before being accepted as scientific knowledge. In essence, you should be able to produce the same results I did if you follow the […]