When Brits were asked by YouGov if they'd be willing to take a trip to the Moon (with safe return assured) half said no. Top reasons cited: not interested (23%), not enough to do or see (11%), would rather visit other places on Earth (10%), no point (9%), and (most British of all) reject premise that safe return could be guaranteed (9%).
Because most people see SpaceX rocket launches on a small screen or from a great distance, here’s a better sense of how enormous these vehicles are by adding them to real-world places.
Peter Watts (previously) is a brilliant bastard of a science fiction writer, whose grim scenarios are matched by their scientific speculation; in his latest, a novella called The Freeze-Frame Revolution, Watts imagines a mutiny that stretches out across aeons, fought against a seemingly omnipotent AI.
It’s typical for astronauts in space to grow in height up to two inches. But 3-1/2 inches? Not so common, according to NASA. However, Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, who is currently at the International Space Station, tweeted this morning that he’s grown 9 centimeters, or 3-1/2 inches, in space, and that he’s “a little worried” […]
There was already enough concern about the healthy state of our drinking water before COVID-19. And while there’s no evidence that the coronavirus has ever been detected in the water supply, the general sense of fear surrounding any type of contamination is obviously at a fever pitch everywhere. Contaminants like lead, chromium, arsenic, copper, mercury, […]
Allergies are brutal, affecting about 30 percent of all American adults. While many only saddle sufferers with mild irritations like coughing, sneezing, a runny nose or watering eyes, some symptoms can be even more intrusive and significantly more painful. Sinus pressure is one of those unholy side effects, causing a pain that can stretch from […]
“I probably use my chef’s knives more than any other tool in the kitchen.” – Bobby Flay, celebrity chef Cooking at home has taken on a whole new life in the wake of COVID-19, and even with restaurants slowly reopening across the US, there’s heavy reason to suspect that more of us preparing more meals […]