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NASA Delays Artemis Astronaut Moon Missions NASA Delays Artemis Astronaut Moon Missions

Artemis II, a trip around the moon, will now occur no earlier than September 2025 while a moon..
The Biggest Ape That Ever Lived Was Not Too Big to Fail The Biggest Ape That Ever Lived Was Not Too Big to Fail

Fossil teeth reveal Gigantopithecus was doomed by a changing environment and an inflexible diet.
China's record-breaking Gravity-1 rocket aces amazing debut launch from ship at sea (video) China's record-breaking Gravity-1 rocket aces amazing debut launch from ship at sea (video)

The Gravity-1 solid rocket, built by Chinese company Orienspace, aced its first-ever launch today..
Image Shows a Humongous Amount of Dust, Revealing How Planets Form Image Shows a Humongous Amount of Dust, Revealing How Planets Form

While investigating a temperamental young star, astronomers found evidence of an elusive style of..
Scaly Fossil Is the Oldest-Known Piece of Skin Scaly Fossil Is the Oldest-Known Piece of Skin

The specimen came from a 289 million-year-old fossil deposit and might offer clues to how skin..
Why Do Cats Knead? Why Do Cats Knead?

The need to knead is deeply embedded in your kitty’s psyche. Here’s why they do it, and how to deal ..
NASA can't wait for its OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft to meet 'God of Chaos' asteroid Apophis in 2029 NASA can't wait for its OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft to meet 'God of Chaos' asteroid Apophis in 2029

'God of Chaos' asteroid Apophis will make a flyby like no other in recorded history in 2029 as it..
Adversarial Attack Makes ChatGPT Produce Objectionable Content Adversarial Attack Makes ChatGPT Produce Objectionable Content

There is no clear way to beat the attacks and other Large Language Models are vulnerable too, say..
CP2 Natural Gas Project Is Biden’s Next Big Climate Test CP2 Natural Gas Project Is Biden’s Next Big Climate Test

A proposed export terminal on the Louisiana coast highlights the tension between economic growth,..
Can Conservationists Actually Save Rhinos by Dehorning Them? Can Conservationists Actually Save Rhinos by Dehorning Them?

Removing the valuable horns of rhinos in the wild can disincentivize poachers from killing them...
This Seed Season, Consider a Catalog That Takes a Different Approach This Seed Season, Consider a Catalog That Takes a Different Approach

At Turtle Tree Seed, adults with developmental differences work “side by side” with other staff to..
Canadian Smoke Blankets the Midwest and Streams All the Way to Europe Canadian Smoke Blankets the Midwest and Streams All the Way to Europe

As air quality in the Midwest plummeted to worst in the world, the pall of smoke from Canadian..
COP28 Begins With Fossil Fuels, and Frustration, Going Strong COP28 Begins With Fossil Fuels, and Frustration, Going Strong

After decades of meetings, nations still haven’t agreed to curb the main driver of global warming.
Energy Dept. Pours Billions Into Electric Grids Energy Dept. Pours Billions Into Electric Grids

America’s electric grids may need to expand by two-thirds by 2035 to handle future growth in clean..
How Italy's Ban on ChatGPT Revealed That Coders Already Rely On It How Italy's Ban on ChatGPT Revealed That Coders Already Rely On It

The ban created the perfect conditions to test how extensively computer programmers are using..
A Statue Draped With Snakes? In Italy, It Happens Every Year. A Statue Draped With Snakes? In Italy, It Happens Every Year.

Held in a small, mountainous village, this festival has it all: snakes, charmers, religion, science...
A Third of Medicaid Recipients With Opioid Use Disorder Aren’t Getting Medication to Treat It A Third of Medicaid Recipients With Opioid Use Disorder Aren’t Getting Medication to Treat It

A new analysis also found wide disparities in age and race, with Black and young people receiving..
5 of the Most Outlandish Ideas to Fight Climate Change 5 of the Most Outlandish Ideas to Fight Climate Change

From using mechanical trees to dimming the sun, researchers are getting creative to fight climate..
DJI Air 3 review DJI Air 3 review

Despite a step down in size from the 1-inch sensor seen in the DJI Air 2S, the Air 3 features dual..
Black astronauts celebrate ISS, Artemis 2 moon missions while reflecting on history Black astronauts celebrate ISS, Artemis 2 moon missions while reflecting on history

Two Black astronauts spoke to Space.com about their experiences in space and what's coming next.
Queen legend Brian May helped NASA ace its asteroid-sampling mission, new book reveals Queen legend Brian May helped NASA ace its asteroid-sampling mission, new book reveals

Queen guitarist Brian May and the chief scientist of NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx mission..
Stars with superpowered magnetic fields could narrow the search for alien life Stars with superpowered magnetic fields could narrow the search for alien life

With unusually powerful magnetic fields, these stars seem to get a boost when their cores start to..
Scientists Find Footprints Older Than the Dinosaurs Scientists Find Footprints Older Than the Dinosaurs

Indentations in sandstone, leftover from a massive, extinct amphibian, reveal a style of swimming..
Zoonotic Diseases That Have Been Transferred to Humans Zoonotic Diseases That Have Been Transferred to Humans

Some animals may be cute, but they could also carry zoonotic diseases. Learn what diseases can..
Euclid 'dark universe' telescope reveals its 1st sparkling images of the cosmos (photos) Euclid 'dark universe' telescope reveals its 1st sparkling images of the cosmos (photos)

Euclid's stunning seminal images confirm that the observatory's instruments are working as expected.
Data Analysis Suggests Wins Should Be Worth More In Soccer Data Analysis Suggests Wins Should Be Worth More In Soccer

A win is worth 3 points in soccer but the data suggests otherwise.
Was Nefertiti Egypt’s Leading Lady Before King Tut? Was Nefertiti Egypt’s Leading Lady Before King Tut?

It’s unknown who took the throne right before King Tut, but some scholars think it could have been..
July's Full Buck Moon is the 1st of 4 supermoons this summer July's Full Buck Moon is the 1st of 4 supermoons this summer

Summer 2023 is supermoon season! On Monday, July 3, the Buck Full Moon rises, beginning a series of ..
One of the longest solar eclipses on Earth darkened the sky 50 years ago. Here's how it happened. One of the longest solar eclipses on Earth darkened the sky 50 years ago. Here's how it happened.

Fifty years ago, on Saturday, June 30, 1973, one of the longest total eclipses of the sun in modern ..
Everest Delta 8 Review: Why It's Our Top Choice Everest Delta 8 Review: Why It's Our Top Choice

Everest Delta 8 Review: Why It's Our Top Choice
See Mercury's giant, comet-like tail in stunning new image as it passes close to the sun See Mercury's giant, comet-like tail in stunning new image as it passes close to the sun

Shortly after Mercury reached its closest point to the sun, its massive, comet-like tail became..
The Fish That Ate Our Ancestors The Fish That Ate Our Ancestors

We come from humble beginnings, so humble that we once served as fish food.
Can Cats Get Dementia? Can Cats Get Dementia?

Can cats get dementia? A veterinary behaviorist explains why early diagnosis is so important.
The double stars of spring offer twice the skywatching fun this season The double stars of spring offer twice the skywatching fun this season

Now that spring is officially here, we have a great view of some of the most interesting double..
Private Dream Chaser space plane's 1st launch slips to December: report Private Dream Chaser space plane's 1st launch slips to December: report

Sierra Space's Dream Chaser will delay about half a year to December, while its new United Launch..
How Similar Are Humans and Monkeys? How Similar Are Humans and Monkeys?

Social structure and tool use are just a few things humans and monkeys have in common. Explore how..
Largest Ever Penguin Fossil Discovered in New Zealand Largest Ever Penguin Fossil Discovered in New Zealand

This discovery reveals new information about this penguin's history on the planet.
James Webb Space Telescope spots galaxy from early universe rich in star formation James Webb Space Telescope spots galaxy from early universe rich in star formation

New images from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) revealed that a galaxy from the early..
How A.I. Is Being Used to Detect Cancer That Doctors Miss How A.I. Is Being Used to Detect Cancer That Doctors Miss

Hungary has become a major testing ground for A.I. software to spot cancer, as doctors debate..
China builds huge propellant tank for massive future rocket (photos) China builds huge propellant tank for massive future rocket (photos)

China has produced a 33-foot-wide (10 meters) class propellant tank as it works toward building a..