How to Prep for Totality with New Eclipse Safari Mobile App –

The Great American Solar Eclipse is only a month away! The last time a total solar eclipse crossed from one coast to the other of the continental United States was June 8, 1918. With so many North Americans within driving distance, this event promises to be one of the most watched eclipses in history. [...]

Success! Engine for NASA’s Space Launch System Megarocket Aces 3rd Test –

The RS-25 rocket engine for NASA’s future megarocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), was test-fired for about 8.5 minutes yesterday (July 25). The test, the third in a row for NASA, occurred at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.  “In the heart of baseball season, NASA completed its [...]

How scientists redesign DNA codes – Washington Post

NEW YORK — Scientists are working to create yeast that operates with custom-made DNA. They have long been able to make specific changes in an organism’s DNA. Now, they’re pushing into the more radical step of starting over, and building redesigned versions from scratch. Their work is part of a bold and controversial pursuit aimed [...]

This Astronaut Caught Passes in the NFL Before Dining on the ISS –

In his 1979 bestseller “The Right Stuff,” author Tom Wolfe described astronauts as men endowed with “the ability to go up in a hurtling piece of machinery and put his hide on the line and then have the moxie, the reflexes, the experience, the coolness to pull it back in at the last yawning moment.” [...]

3, 2, 1 … Bake Off! The Mission To Make Bread In Space – NPR

German scientists are working on creating an oven for the International Space Station that would allow astronauts to bake fresh bread, and eat it too! C. Lüthen for Bake in Space hide caption toggle caption C. Lüthen for Bake in Space German scientists are working on creating an oven for the International Space Station that [...]

The latest brain study examined 111 former NFL players. Only one didn’t have CTE. – Washington Post

Researchers studying the link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy found that 99 percent of the brains donated by families of former NFL players showed signs of the neurodegenerative disease, according to a new study published Tuesday. In all, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System examined 202 brains that [...]

Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse from NASA’s WB-57F jets – Phys.Org

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During the upcoming total solar eclipse, a team of NASA-funded scientists will observe the solar corona using stabilized telescopes aboard two of NASA’s WB-57F research aircraft. This vantage point provides distinct advantages over ground-based observations, as illustrated by this composite photo of the aircraft and the 2015 total solar eclipse at the Faroe Islands. Credit: [...]

Moon’s interior may contain water, Brown University scientists say – CNN

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Space Shuttle Relic To Be Resurrected as Deep-Space Habitat –

A cargo container that was built to fly on NASA’s space shuttles is being repurposed as a prototype for a deep space habitat. Lockheed Martin announced it will refurbish the Donatello multi-purpose logistics module (MLPM), transforming it from its original, unrealized role as a supply conveyor for the International Space Station to a test and [...]

It’s been a long journey to discover the elusive Hoodwinker Sunfish – Mashable

Of all things, Marianne Nyegaard didn’t expect to find a new species of sunfish — the heaviest of all bony fishes. The PhD student from Murdoch University in Western Australia made the discovery while researching the population genetics of ocean sunfish off the coast of Bali in Indonesia. SEE ALSO: This video of a fish [...]

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