Thursday, April 18, 2024

Tag: NASA

Scientists grow plants in lunar soil for the first time

“Not only is it pleasing for us to have plants around us, especially as we venture to new destinations in space, but they could provide supplemental nutrition to our diets and enable future human exploration."

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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New report reveals millionaires’ tax rates slashed by half since 1950s, fueling wealth inequality

This stark reduction in tax rates for the wealthiest Americans coincides with an era of escalating income disparity and could be costing the federal government hundreds of billions in lost revenue annually.

Missouri Republican Attorney General Bailey sues Media Matters using consumer law to censor the...

An analysis of Mo. Attorney General Andrew Bailey's bogus allegations against Media Matters.

Democrats challenge Biden administration: Are US weapons used by Israel in accordance with international...

This inquiry, led by Texas Representatives Veronica Escobar and Joaquin Castro, targets the very heart of America's foreign arms policies and its ethical implications.

US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

New study reveals microplastics’ alarming journey from everyday items to human organs

The extensive reach of these particles beyond the gut and into critical body tissues, raises significant concerns particularly for the most vulnerable: Our children.