Greta Thunberg speech: I have a dream that the powerful will take the climate crisis seriously | The Independent

My name is Greta Thunberg, I am 16 years old and I’m from Sweden. I am grateful for being with you here in the USA. A nation that, to many people, is the country of dreams. I also have a dream: that governments, political parties and corporations grasp the urgency of the climate and ecological crisis […]

Eight-hour comms lags and shock discoveries: 30 years after Voyager 2 visited gas giant Neptune • The Register

“Every day,” said Ed Stone, a professor of physics at Caltech and Voyager’s project scientist since 1975, “we learned something new.” — Read on www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/27/neptune/

Study Finds No Benefit for Dietary Supplements – NIH Director’s Blog

Based on an analysis of survey data gathered from more than 27,000 people over a six-year period, the NIH-funded study found that individuals who reported taking dietary supplements had about the same risk of dying as those who got their nutrients through food. What’s more, the mortality benefits associated with adequate intake of vitamin A, […]

NASA Renames Facility in Honor of ‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson | NASA

NASA has redesignated its Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, as the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility, in honor of the West Virginia native and NASA “hidden figure.” “I am thrilled we are honoring Katherine Johnson in this way as she is a true American icon who overcame incredible […]

SpaceX Iridium-8 Launch

I don’t know how I missed it, but SpaceX had their 8th and final launch of Iridium’s Next satellite cluster on January 11th. As always, SpaceX live streamed the launch on YouTube. Iridium also released a music playlist on Spotify. If you start the playlist at T-12.55 of the launch countdown, it lines up perfectly […]