When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts
as with creating images.

— Niels Bohr

Astronomy

Earliest known beds are 227,000-year-old piles of grass and ash

Grass bedding in South Africa’s Border cave dates back 227,000 years, and was put on top of ash to help keep biting insects away
Categories: Astronomy

Covid-19 news: England’s death toll revised down by more than 5000

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Categories: Astronomy

Trilobites living 429 million years ago had eyes like modern insects

A compound eye almost identical to those of modern bees and dragonflies has been found in a fossil trilobite that lived on the seabed 429 million years ago
Categories: Astronomy

NASA Begins Installing Orion Adapter for First Artemis Moon Flight

NASA Image of the Day - 11 hours 9 min ago
Through the Artemis program, NASA is working to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Is Sweden's coronavirus strategy a cautionary tale or a success story?

Despite claims that soft lockdown was a good idea, so far Sweden has had more covid-19 related deaths than its Scandinavian neighbours with little difference in economic slowdown
Categories: Astronomy

Is Sweden's coronavirus strategy a cautionary tale or a success story?

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - 12 hours 10 min ago
Despite claims that soft lockdown was a good idea, so far Sweden has had more covid-19 related deaths than its Scandinavian neighbours with little difference in economic slowdown
Categories: Astronomy

Magnetic levitation can be used to separate the living from the dead

A form of magnetic levitation can separate living and dead cells, which could help in everything from drug discovery to tissue engineering
Categories: Astronomy

Magnetic levitation can be used to separate the living from the dead

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - 12 hours 28 min ago
A form of magnetic levitation can separate living and dead cells, which could help in everything from drug discovery to tissue engineering
Categories: Astronomy

Treats are better than electric shocks for training badly behaved dogs

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - 14 hours 27 min ago
When it comes to training badly behaved dogs, treats and rewards produce better and quicker results than electric shock collars
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Treats are better than electric shocks for training badly behaved dogs

When it comes to training badly behaved dogs, treats and rewards produce better and quicker results than electric shock collars
Categories: Astronomy

Snapped cable slashes a devastating hole in Arecibo radio telescope

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - 15 hours 1 min ago
As Tropical Storm Isaias hit Puerto Rico, a thick cable snapped at Arecibo Observatory – one of the biggest radio telescopes in the world – and crashed through the dish
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Snapped cable slashes a devastating hole in Arecibo radio telescope

As Tropical Storm Isaias hit Puerto Rico, a thick cable snapped at Arecibo Observatory – one of the biggest radio telescopes in the world – and crashed through the dish
Categories: Astronomy

The Shifting Tails of Comet NEOWISE

APOD - 16 hours 27 min ago

Keep your eye on the ion tail of Comet NEOWISE.


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Churning Clouds on Jupiter

APOD - 16 hours 27 min ago

Where is Jupiter's ammonia?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Perseids from Perseus

APOD - 16 hours 27 min ago

Where are all these meteors coming from?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

The Origin of Elements

APOD - 16 hours 27 min ago

The hydrogen in your body, present in every molecule of water, came from the


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Crescent Saturn

APOD - 16 hours 27 min ago

From Earth, Saturn never shows a crescent phase.


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

The Pipe Nebula

APOD - 16 hours 27 min ago

East of Antares,


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

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APOD - 16 hours 27 min ago

What planets are those behind that unusual rock spire?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Virgin Galactic Wants to Build a Supersonic Jetliner That’ll go Even Faster Than the Concorde

Universe Today - 17 hours 6 min ago

Virgin Galactic has announced a partnership with engine-maker Rolls Royce to develop a supersonic jetliner that will be even faster than the Concorde

The post Virgin Galactic Wants to Build a Supersonic Jetliner That’ll go Even Faster Than the Concorde appeared first on Universe Today.

Categories: Astronomy