Tim Sullivan

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China and Europe love SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket. Does NASA?

When SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket debuted this month, China’s aerospace community was mostly envious, noting that their equivalent rocket, the Long March 9, would not be ready for another decade. One story in state media observed that “to put it more bluntly, this time the Americans showed us …

Space Travel

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

Lake Erie

Cheddar Man changes the way we think about our ancestors

The study of a 10,000-year-old man surprised people when it revealed his blue eyes and dark skin – and few predicted he would reshape our view of our genetic heritage<p>In 1903 workmen digging a drainage trench in Gough’s Cave in the Cheddar Gorge, in Somerset, uncovered the remains of a young man, …

Anthropology

Job One for Quantum Computers: Boost Artificial Intelligence

In the early ’90s, Elizabeth Behrman, a physics professor at Wichita State University, began working to combine quantum physics with artificial …

Quantum Computing

What's next for SpaceX?

In successfully sending the world's most powerful rocket into space, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has pulled off yet another spectacular gamble.<br>Read more …

Space Travel

SpaceX's 'Falcon' feat may be just a prelude to the main event

Elon Musk looks forward to the Big F---ing Rocket that he says will take humans to the moon and Mars.<p>According to SpaceX, the BFR will generate 11.8 million pounds of thrust and be able to carry a 150-ton payload. That far surpasses any rocket now in production, outstripping even the promised …

Space Travel

Our Soup Diet Melts Off 24 Pounds in a Week

There’s a science-backed, all-you-care-to-eat diet that helps folks lose nine,15, even 24 pounds in a single week. And that’s not even the best part. …

Nutrition

A Chinese satellite just used quantum cryptography to make an unhackable video call between Beijing and Vienna

The feat marks another milestone for the satellite, officially called Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QESS)<p>The Chinese “Micius” satellite has …

Quantum Mechanics

Boeing HorizonX invests in Berkeley aerospace battery tech startup

Boeing’s HorizonX is the aerospace company’s vehicle for making investments in promising next-generation startups and technology, and it just placed its latest bet: funding in Cuberg, a Berkeley-based battery tech startup that has a founding team including Stanford University researchers.<p>Battery …

Nextgen

Make the Best Pizza

Good morning. There are more than 2,500 five-star ratings on our best recipe for pizza dough (above), but I’m here this morning with a couple of notes about it all the same. (Some night soon you can use the result to make a plain pizza pie, or a pizza that is green and white.)<p>The first is, if you …

Missing Neutrons May Lead a Secret Life as Dark Matter

Neutrons shouldn’t be all that mysterious. Found inside every atomic nucleus, they may seem downright mundane—but they have long confounded …

Physics

Astronomers Are Outraged Over This "Space Garbage" Ball Just Launched Into Orbit

Basically a giant mirror in space.<p>Earlier this month, the New Zealand-based private spaceflight company Rocket Lab successfully delivered its first …

Space Exploration

Get off the beaten path in these 10 terrific Caribbean towns

Kingston, Bridgetown, San Juan, Nassau: These are the first names that come to mind when you think of Caribbean metro destinations. But for the …

Caribbean

Kaggle Learn review: there is a deep learning track and it is worth your time

Right from my undergrad days when I was starting out with machine learning to this date, my admiration for Kaggle continues to grow. In addition to …

Deep Learning

Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients

Some of Google’s top AI researchers are trying to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.<p>A new research paper, published Jan. 24 with 34 co-authors and not peer-reviewed, claims better accuracy than existing software at predicting outcomes like whether a patient …

Machine Learning

Researchers say it may be the shape of our brains, not the size, that makes us who we are

We all learned in science class that human’s have big ol’ brains, and that the size of our brains is responsible for all of the fancy things humans …

Evolution

Here’s a sweet recipe for cheap, green plastic—sugar and corncobs

Plastic has a huge carbon footprint: Producing the petroleum-based material accounts for at least 100 milion tons of carbon emissions each year. Now, …

Sustainability

How China plans to pull ahead in the space race

In the past decade, China has steadily poured money into the research and development arm of its national space organization, eclipsing Russia and …

Space Exploration

How NASA Plans to Send Humans Back to the Moon

The U.S. space agency is rigorously testing its Orion spacecraft in hopes of launching its first mission to the moon as early as 2019.<p>NASA has been subjecting its Orion space capsule to a battery of tests designed to tell whether the spacecraft is ready to ferry humans into orbit and beyond. So …

Space Exploration

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism