Sunday, November 29, 2020
How NASA Finds the Mass of the Dirt Grabbed From an Asteroid

How NASA Finds the Mass of the Dirt Grabbed From an Asteroid

It's important to realize that the two sticks have the same mass, but different moments of inertia. The moment of inertia depends not just on the total mass, but where...
Meet the 4 astronauts SpaceX launched on NASA's longest human mission

Meet the 4 astronauts SpaceX launched on NASA’s longest human mission

SpaceX launched its first operational human mission for...
The Strange and Twisted Tale of Hydroxychloroquine

The Strange and Twisted Tale of Hydroxychloroquine

The same week the mania for the drug took hold in Silicon Valley, Larry Ellison, the chair of Oracle and the fifth-richest person on earth, started talking with Donald Trump....
Why It’s a Big Deal If the First Covid Vaccine Is ‘Genetic’

Why It’s a Big Deal If the First Covid Vaccine Is ‘Genetic’

On Monday morning, when representatives from the drug company Pfizer said that its Covid-19 vaccine appears to be more than 90 percent effective, stocks soared, White House officials rushed...
Jared, Ivanka move kids to new school after parents' COVID complaints

Jared, Ivanka move kids to new school after parents’ COVID complaints

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump pulled their children...
Is It Better to Plant Trees or Let Forests Regrow Naturally?

Is It Better to Plant Trees or Let Forests Regrow Naturally?

This story originally appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.When Susan Cook-Patton was doing a postdoc in forest restoration at the Smithsonian Environmental...
What Did Pterosaurs Eat? Look Very Closely at Their Teeth

What Did Pterosaurs Eat? Look Very Closely at Their Teeth

The pterosaurs had no way of knowing it, but they would one day become a bit of a headache for scientists. The flying reptiles lived alongside the dinosaurs between 210...
Why are mosquitoes attracted to some people more than others

Why are mosquitoes attracted to some people more than others

If you've ever felt that mosquitoes specifically target you more than your friends, you could be right. Female mosquitoes — which are the ones that drink blood — are attracted to...
Your Brain Prefers Happy Endings. That’s Not Always Smart

Your Brain Prefers Happy Endings. That’s Not Always Smart

When the researchers compared the scans of participants, they found that those who most often correctly chose the pot with the most money had more activation in the amygdala, while...
The Superspreading Presidency of Donald Trump

The Superspreading Presidency of Donald Trump

So does that mean…? “I would say the president is a superspreader,” Scarpino says. “I’m happy to say that.”Things didn’t have to be this way. Have tight lockdowns, keep everybody...

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