New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. keeps getting worse. China is just starting to reopen its society. South … [Read more...] about New Zealand is winning the war on coronavirus: here’s why
Very little is known about how to properly reuse medical masks to fight infectious diseases. No method is confirmed to work. Still, in a report to doctors, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, some … [Read more...] about Coronavirus-linked face mask shortage prompts doctors to seek best practices on reuse
The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search is one of the most sensitive efforts to track down brand-new, never-before-seen dark matter particles. But what if dark matter particles aren't something new after … [Read more...] about Did German physicists accidentally discover dark matter in 2014?
An illustration shows a rocket approaching an asteroid that's drifted too close to Earth. A scout probe orbits nearby. (Credit: Christine Daniloff, MIT) If a giant object looks like it's … [Read more...] about What should we do if a ‘planet-killer’ asteroid takes aim at Earth?
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, with Saturn's rings in the foreground. (NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)Saturn's most Earth-like moon looks a … [Read more...] about Saturn’s weird, Earth-like moon just failed a key test for alien life
A single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. (Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM) The Rosetta spacecraft's rubber ducky comet has slowly changed color as it … [Read more...] about Rosetta’s ‘rubber ducky’ comet changed color as it neared the sun. Here’s why.
A composite image shows infrared light from swirls of gas and dust at the center of the Milky Way. (Full size image below.) (Credit: NASA/SOFIA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/Herschel) A gorgeous, … [Read more...] about This image could help explain the Milky Way’s strange creamy center
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An image shows how galaxy-sized bubbles shove gas around in the Perseus galaxy cluster. The X at the center of the image shows the location of the supermassive black hole at its center. (Credit: Li et … [Read more...] about 3 black holes possibly seen cooking their galaxies alive