Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with three astronauts who are making the country's space station their home for the next three months, and called their mission an important milestone in China’s space industry. The crew consisting of former air force pilots Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo arrived at the Tianhe space station last week. Throughout their stay, they will carry out science experiments and maintenance, space walks and prepare the station for receiving two additional modules next year.
Tide is partnering with NASA to develop laundry detergent suited for astronauts in space. Testing on the International Space Station begins in 2022.
NASA wants to change that — if not at the International Space Station, then the moon and Mars — and stop throwing away tons of dirty clothes every year, stuffing them in the trash to burn up in the atmosphere aboard discarded cargo ships. The Cincinnati company announced Tuesday that it will send a pair of Tide detergent and stain removal experiments to the space station later this year and next, all part of the galactic battle against soiled and sweaty clothes. It’s no small problem, especially as the U.S. and other countries look to establish bases on the moon and Mars.
A newly approved drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease is expected to become a multibillion dollar expense for Medicare. By one projection, spending on the drug for Medicare’s patients could end up being higher than the budgets for the Environmental Protection Agency or NASA. There’s little evidence that the drug, Aduhelm, slows the progression of dementia, but the Food and Drug Administration approved it this month. Analysts expect that Medicare and its enrollees, who pay a share of their prescript
"The prospect of losing the World Heritage status of our reef will be a huge shock for many Australians," said Richard Leck of the WWF.
Australia said Tuesday it will fight against plans to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status due to climate change, while environmentalists have applauded the U.N. World Heritage Committee’s proposal. The committee said in a draft report on Monday that “there is no possible doubt” that the network of colorful corals off Australia’s northeast coast was “facing ascertained danger.” The report recommends that the world’s most extensive coral reef ecosystem be added to UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger, which includes 53 sites, when the World Heritage Committee considers the question in China in July.
Delta will likely become the US's dominant strain in a matter of weeks. Experts fear another surge if the pace of vaccinations continues to wane.
Dozens of baby squid from Hawaii are in space for study. The baby Hawaiian bobtail squid were raised at the University of Hawaii's Kewalo Marine Laboratory and were blasted into space earlier this month on a SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station. Researcher Jamie Foster, who completed her doctorate at the University of Hawaii, is studying how spaceflight affects the squid in hopes of bolstering human health during long space missions, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday.
Dr. Anthony Fauci told Kara Swisher of the New York Times that he tries to focus on work, but "obscene notes" to his wife and daughters bother him.
The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station only gets internet by satellite. But that doesn't keep people from keeping up with their favourite shows.
The number of infections have shot up to 31,000 in the past few weeks. Doctors believe a lack of bottled oxygen may be to blame for the rise.
"We're hoping over the next few days and few weeks that we will see some significant improvement in our numbers," Gov. Roy Cooper said on Friday.
Three taikonauts entered the station less than three hours after the Shenzhou-12 rocket docked, CGTN reported.
NASA administrator Bill Nelson told Fox Business that the US agency is working on placing regulations for commercial space travel.
Spacewalking astronauts equipped the International Space Station with the first in a series of powerful new solar panels Sunday, overcoming suit problems and other obstacles with muscle and persistence. It took two spacewalks for French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough to install and unfurl the panel to its full 63 feet (19 meters) in length. The solar wing unrolled like a red carpet once the final set of bolts was released, relying solely on pent-up energy.
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”