Starship goes up. Starship goes down. But is the program moving forward?

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 754 with 237 posters participating Share this story This gallery of SN10 images shows the vehicle’s flight on Wednesday. Trevor Mahlmann The vehicle launched from…


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Meet Maxwell’s gambling demon—smart enough to quit while it’s ahead

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / In a new version of the classic 19th-century thought experiment, Maxwell’s demon plays the role of a gambler who knows when to quit while it’s…


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Rocket Report: SpaceX explains landing failure, more on New Glenn delays

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / In mid-February, a Falcon 9 launch was successful, but the first stage failed to land. reader comments 179 with 79 posters participating Share this story…


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Under intense pressure, WHO skips summary report on coronavirus origin

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Liang Wannian (2nd L) and Peter Ben Embarek (3rd R) both members of the WHO-China joint study team, shake hands after the WHO-China joint study…


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California green-lights initiative that is conspiracy theorist’s dream

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 249 Share this story Activists in California can now move forward collecting signatures for an expansive ballot initiative that encompasses a world of non-evidence-based and…


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Trump’s budget wants the US to stop watching the planet

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / You spent the money to build it and put it into orbit? Twice? Doesn’t matter, shut it down. reader comments 218 Share this story Today,…


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Trump’s budget proposal is out, and he really wants to kill ARPA-E

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Spread the loveTweet Department of Energy in Washington, DC. reader comments 194 Share this story On Monday afternoon, the Trump administration released a budget proposal (PDF), including new figures for…


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The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 32 Share this story Video shot by Joshua Ballinger, edited and produced by Jing Niu and David Minick. Click here for transcript. View more stories…


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West sent lizards as nuclear spies, claims Iran defense official

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / A senior military advisor to Iran’s supreme leader claims reptiles can be used for nuclear espionage because they “attract atomic waves.” Dorit Hockman reader comments…


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Yes, sea level rise really is accelerating

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / A family of sea-level-measuring satellites. reader comments 91 Share this story Some people have eyeballed satellite measurements of sea level rise and claimed that there…


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