Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tag: NASA

Plutonium—the most lethal of all radioactive substances—in space

“A ‘1-in-960 chance’ of a deadly plutonium release is a real concern—gamblers in Las Vegas would be happy with those odds.”

Ex-NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen: We need to act now to...

We speak with Hansen in Minneapolis about the valve turners, the recent IPCC report about the imminent threat of climate change and what must be done to save the planet from destruction.

NASA Study: Fracking is fueling climate change

The rise is “substantially larger” than was previously thought.

Trump nominates climate change denier to head NASA

Bridenstine would be “devastating for the space program.”

The Right Staff

A new movie about the African-American women mathematicians in the NASA space program adds critical depth and detail to the legend of The Right Stuff.

Automation, climate change and Donald Trump: What kind of future are...

Author Peter Frase combines science fiction and Marxist theory to imagine possible outcomes, for better and for worse.

How important is NASA’s Earth science program that Trump wants to...

Most people know NASA for its moon shots and participation in the International Space Station; many don’t realize that NASA also supports its space mission through its Earth Science program.

Solar Power in Space Parallels that on Earth and Competes with...

Major breakthroughs have been happening with the use of solar and other benign sources of power in space. The situation parallels that on Earth as solar and wind power and other clean, safe technologies compete with fossil fuels.

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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

What’s up with the herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”