New study reveals devastating effect on astronauts’ bones from living in space

New study reveals devastating effect on astronauts' bones from living in space

Astronauts lose decades of bone mass in space that many don’t regain even after a year back on Earth, researchers said Thursday, warning that it could be a “big concern” for future missions to Mars. Previous research has shown that astronauts lose between 1 and 2 percent of their bone density for each month spent … Read more

Giant Panda’s ‘Incredible’ Feature Developed At Least Six Million Years Ago

Ailurarctos Reconstruction

An artist’s reconstruction of Ailurarctos of Shuitangba. The grasping function of its false thumb (shown in the individual on the right) has reached the level of modern pandas, while the radial sesamoid may have protruded slightly more than its modern counterpart during walking (seen in the individual on the left ). Credit: Illustration by Mauricio … Read more

MIT proposes using space bubble shield the size of Brazil to cool Earth

MIT proposes using space bubble shield the size of Brazil to cool Earth

A team of MIT researchers is studying a radical method to counter the effects of climate change, a press release reveals. They propose using a fleet of “space bubbles” to reflect sunlight away from Earth. As we all know, such crazy ideas wouldn’t even be on the table if humans had drastically reduced their use … Read more

The eruption of the Tonga volcano was one of the most powerful ever observed, triggering atmospheric gravity waves

The eruption of the Tonga volcano was one of the most powerful ever observed, triggering atmospheric gravity waves

GOES images courtesy of NOAA and the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). Credit: NOAA and National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano in January 2022 was one of the most explosive volcanic events of the modern era, a new study has confirmed. … Read more

Dogs Could Have Joined Humans More Than Once, Ancient Wolf’s DNA Has Been Revealed

Dogs Could Have Joined Humans More Than Once, Ancient Wolf's DNA Has Been Revealed

The beloved dog that snores on your couch or sticks its nose under your arm at dinnertime comes from a much wilder origin. At some point dogs diverged from gray wolves under the guidance of domestication, becoming the various fuzzbutts that fill our homes and hearts with such joy today. However, when and how this … Read more

What They’re Really Doing on July 5

cern july 5th 2022 portal theory

From July 3, 2022, CERN celebrates the tenth anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson, with collisions at “unprecedented energy levels” predicted for the 5th – note: good CERN scientists don’t expect not to “open a portal”, as some have suggested. TikTokers of particular persuasion took the opportunity to warn their listeners about “timeline … Read more

Astronauts can experience a decade of bone loss for months in space, new research suggests

Astronauts can experience a decade of bone loss for months in space, new research suggests

The new research has found that human bones, like the wrist the bone shown here, suffers from an accelerated loss of density as a result of long-long-term assignments space. Image: L. Gabel et al., 2022 Long term exposure to microgravity results in loss of bone density, and new research reveals just how often this happens … Read more