Record Number Of People In Space At The Same Time
There is a record number of humans in orbit: 17. Plus, flies are more necessary than we give them credit for—and they’re in trouble.
Orcas Are Attacking Boats Near Spain. Scientists Don’t Know Why
Orca attacks on boats in the region have increased, leading to three sinkings. Plus, how a Supreme Court decision could affect wetlands.
Turning To Space While Processing Grief
After her husband’s death, astronomer Michelle Thaller turned to space’s mysteries to find solace in grief.
Star Trek’s Science Advisor Reveals The Real Astrophysics On Screen
Astrophysicist Dr. Erin Macdonald talks about consulting on the famous series and the real (and fictional) science on screen.
SpaceX Explosion Damages Environment Around Launch Site
A debris cloud deposited potentially hazardous material as far as six miles north of the launch pad.
The Private Space Race Takes A Toll On Planet Earth
Carbon dioxide is the least of our worries when it comes to private spaceflight.
An Explosive End For A Massive Rocket
The uncrewed test flight of SpaceX’s Super Heavy rocket and Starship space vehicle ended suddenly minutes after liftoff.
Listen To Science Friday’s New Arts Podcast, ‘Universe Of Art’
On ‘Universe of Art,’ meet illustrators who draw invertebrate butts and astrophysicists who 3D-print galaxies they’re studying.
Is Anybody Out There? The Quest For Life In Space
Science journalist Jaime Green takes on the long history and challenges of searching for signs of alien life in her new book.
Imagining Life In The Cosmos: ‘The Possibility Of Life’ Author Q&A
On May 24, join our event with the author of ‘The Possibility of Life’ about how we imagine life on other planets tell us about ourselves.