SCIENCE

Latest SCIENCE

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has made its fourth and furthest flight

[ad_1] By Leah Crane NASA’s Perseverance rover captured this image of the Ingenuity helicopter during its fourth flight NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS The Ingenuity helicopter has flown on Mars once again. During its fourth flight on 30 April, the drone flew further and faster than ever before – and it is far from finished, as NASA also announced […]

Read More
Latest SCIENCE

Will India’s devastating COVID-19 surge provide data that clear up its death ‘paradox’? | Science

[ad_1] A team of researchers in rural Maharashtra state in India visits houses to track the spread of COVID-19 over time. Raja Sengupta By Jon CohenApr. 30, 2021 , 6:15 PM Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. VADU, INDIA—At a tiny rural hospital about 1 hour’s drive northeast of Pune, India, in […]

Read More
Latest SCIENCE

Smart sensor measures how itchy you are by how much you scratch

[ad_1] By Krista Charles An urge to scratch Oscar Wong/Getty Images Feeling itchy? A wearable sensor can measure how bad it is by tracking how often you scratch yourself. Itching is associated with many diseases and in some cases can be debilitating, but diagnosing chronic itching is difficult because there is no objective way to […]

Read More
Latest SCIENCE

New Guidance for Vaccinated Americans, a Worsening Crisis in India, and More Coronavirus News

[ad_1] The US readies itself for post-vaccine life, case counts in India reach new highs, and vaccine negotiations continue around the world. Here’s what you should know: Want to receive this weekly roundup and other coronavirus news? Sign up here! Headlines The CDC releases guidelines for vaccinated Americans just before Biden’s hundredth day in office […]

Read More
Latest SCIENCE

Columbia Climate’s Hot 23

[ad_1] Columbia Climate’s Hot 23 Reuters, one of the largest news agencies in the world, this week published a list of what they deem to be the world’s 1,000 most influential climate scientists. The list was a product of 18 months of research by journalist Maurice Tamman. It is based on three rankings: how many […]

Read More
Latest SCIENCE

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has gone faster than any spacecraft ever

[ad_1] By Leah Crane An artist’s impression of the Parker Solar Probe NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben The fastest spacecraft ever built has nearly touched the sun. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which launched in 2018, has set two records at once: the closest spacecraft to the sun and the highest speed reached. On 29 April, the […]

Read More
Latest SCIENCE

Glacier Melt Leads to Increased Carbon Dioxide Levels Due to These Tiny Fungi

[ad_1] Glacier Melt Leads to Increased Carbon Dioxide Levels Due to These Tiny Fungi The planet is losing its glaciers at a staggering rate, and the slew of large-scale environmental issues left in the wake of melting glaciers are well documented: carbon is released from thawing ground, river temperatures increase, ecosystems are shifted and the […]

Read More
Latest SCIENCE

A baby’s first poo reveals if they are at risk of allergies and asthma

[ad_1] By Clare Wilson A baby’s first poo can reveal a lot about future health Westend61 GmbH/Alamy Children could be set on a path to developing allergies, asthma and eczema before they are born. Analysis of a baby’s first stool, known as meconium, shows that a lack of certain biochemicals and gut bacteria normally seen […]

Read More
Latest SCIENCE

Philanthropy During COVID-19 – Coronavirus Coverage

[ad_1] Philanthropy During COVID-19 Photo: Joel Muniz on Unsplash The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact throughout the world. It is a public health and economic crisis that amounts to a super disaster, as it is not confined to a specific geographic area of the country like an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or fire. It […]

Read More
Latest SCIENCE

Driftwood could be recycled into cleaner electric car batteries

[ad_1] By Bas Den Hond Driftwood in Duffey Lake Provincial Park, Canada Naomi Rahim/Getty Images Driftwood collected from rivers could be recycled for use in future electric car batteries. The remains of trees provide many benefits to ecosystems in rivers and oceans, but driftwood is a nuisance for dam operators. For example, each year 1300 […]

Read More