Category Archives: Science

Watch: SpaceX, NASA launch Sentinel-6 Satellite to measure sea-level rise

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a U.S.-European satellite designed to extend a decades-long measurement of global sea surface heights …read more

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NASA launches U.S.-European satellite to track sea level rise

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, put into Earth orbit, is expected to have unprecedented accuracy. …read more

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SpaceX capsule, 4 astronauts dock at space station

Three Americans and one Japanese astronaut will remain at the orbiting lab until their replacements arrive on another Dragon in …read more

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A vaccine to the rescue? First, we have to make it through winter, experts warn

Vaccines remain humanity’s best hope of averting more widespread death and restoring society, but they cannot be looked at as …read more

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Covid-19 vaccine may have unpleasant side effects. That will mean it’s working.

Early data suggest several of the coronavirus vaccines may cause people to feel crummy for a few days. And then …read more

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Why experts say we need to stop talking about herd immunity as a coronavirus strategy

Most infectious disease experts have been vocal critics of herd immunity, but the idea has leapt from the fringes into …read more

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Trump’s border wall endangered the environment. Could it come down under Biden?

Opposition to border wall construction in Arizona became emblematic of battles waged across the country to stave off projects that …read more

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Environmentalists say Biden’s win was ‘crucial’ for climate progress. Now what?

If Republicans keep control of the Senate, there may be challenges ahead as Biden tries to turn his plans into …read more

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Jupiter’s moon Europa glows in the dark, scientists say

The glow could help scientists determine if a subsurface ocean on Europa is a good place to look for life. …read more

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Covid hospitalizations surge as virus enters alarming new phase in U.S.

Daily infections rising in all but three states, with surge most pronounced in the Midwest and Southwest. …read more

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