SpaceX will return to scene of its last explosion in December – The Verge

SpaceX will fly its next mission to the International Space Station in December from launchpad SLC-40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, marking the first flight from the pad since a Falcon 9 rocket exploded there in September 2016. The private spaceflight company will use a previously used Dragon spacecraft for this […]

New RoboBee flies, dives, swims and explodes out the of water – Space Daily

New RoboBee flies, dives, swims and explodes out the of water – Space Daily

We’ve seen RoboBees that can fly, stick to walls, and dive into water. Now, get ready for a hybrid RoboBee that can fly, dive into water, swim, propel itself back out of water, and safely land. New floating devices allow this multipurpose air-water microrobot to stabilize on the water’s surface before an […]

The universe shouldn’t exist, according to science – New York Post

Our existence is one giant, unexplainable head scratch. The universe shouldn’t technically exist, according to top scientists who have spent their careers trying to figure out how the beginning of everything didn’t immediately destroy itself. The current model for the birth of the universe predicts that equal parts of matter and antimatter were produced by […]

Gene editing breakthrough allows precise fixes of humans and could destroy thousands of most deadly diseases – The Independent

A new gene editing breakthrough allows scientists to easily snip out problems in genetic code, potentially removing thousands of deadly inherited diseases. The new technique could allow doctors to make changes to people’s DNA and alter the molecular machines that help create us – and bring about problems in the form of genetic diseases. It […]

Colliding neutron stars apply kiss of death to theories of gravity – Ars Technica

reader comments 191 Theoreticians claim to love data. Data is the thing that allows them to test their theories and prove that they are right. Unfortunately for them, the data often doesn’t support the theory. In those cases, the data has just stabbed your labor of love right in the heart, and you are expected to say […]

Growing pains: The oldest trees on Earth ripped themselves apart, fossils show – Los Angeles Times

Scientists have discovered 374-million-year-old tree fossils from the dawn of Earth’s forests — and found that these strange plants literally had to rip themselves apart as they grew. The fossils, described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shed light on the nature of ancient forests and the evolution of the Earth’s climate. […]