esa

Space

NASA Is Offering $18,500 to Lie in Bed for 60 Days

The unique study by NASA, the ESA, and the German Aerospace Center will test the effects of artificial gravity on the bodies of astronauts in space.
Rob Dozier
3.28.19
lab-grown food

This Startup Is Making Food Mostly Out of Air and Electricity

Solar Foods says its protein powder is “completely” disconnected from agriculture. But its currently low production yield of 1 kg per day raises red flags.
Audrey Carleton
1.24.19
Twinkle, Twinkle

Tons of Stars Are Actually Solid 'Crystal Spheres' Hanging In Space

Turning into crystal spheres is the ultimate fate of billions of stars in our galaxy, including our own Sun.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.9.19
astronauts

An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station

Astronauts, they’re just like us!
Sarah Emerson
1.4.19
Space

Watch a Spaceship Leave Earth in Stunning ISS Video

“This is real.”
Jordan Pearson
11.23.18
mercury

Humanity’s Next Mission to Mercury Will Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

BepiColombo is scheduled to launch from French Guiana at 9:45 PM ET on October 19.
Becky Ferreira
10.19.18
esa

Here's a List of ROM and Cheat Sites the Video Game Industry Hates Most

The ESA’s latest complaint shows a profound misunderstanding of copyright and its own failure to better serve its consumers.
Karl Bode
10.4.18
Psychology of Killing

One of Trump's Video Game Experts Thinks Cops Are at War and Murder Makes You Horny

Trump's meeting about violent video games today includes some questionable experts.
Matthew Gault
3.8.18
Finish him!

Let's Enjoy This Wholesome Moral Panic About Violent Video Games While It Lasts

I wish I could go back to a time when scapegoating video games for school shootings was the biggest problem with video games.
Emanuel Maiberg
3.8.18
propulsion

Scientists Successfully Test an Air-Breathing Satellite Thruster

How to make atmospheric drag work for satellites, instead of against them.
Becky Ferreira
3.7.18
the universe

How Cosmologists Determined That the Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Anyone Thought

The Hubble Space Telescope has produced the most accurate data on the expansion rate of the universe since Edwin Hubble discovered the universe was expanding nearly a century ago.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.27.18
spacewear

Astronauts Try Out ‘Skinsuits’ To Prevent Slipped Discs and Spine Stretching

A taste of Earth’s gravity, now in unitard form.
Becky Ferreira
2.22.18
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