The history of the Doomsday Clock as it moves closer to ‘midnight’

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The history of the Doomsday Clock as it moves closer to ‘midnight’

Washington Post
The December 1991 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the journal behind the famed Doomsday Clock, was brimming with optimism.

Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality

Image of diamond anvils compressing molecular hydrogen. At higher pressure the sample converts to atomic hydrogen, as shown on the right.

First human-pig embryos made, then destroyed

(CNN) To grow human organs within animal bodies has long been the dream of scientists wanting to provide transplantable hearts, lungs, kidneys and other organs for patients in need.

The nation’s top scientists can’t get through to Trump — and they’re alarmed

Washington Post
Leaders of several of the nation’s top science organizations say they’ve been shunned by the Trump administration and are alarmed by signs that the administration will muzzle government researchers and reject the scientific evidence that informs such …

Modern tomatoes have lost their flavor — but scientists have discovered how to change that

Business Insider
tomato plant Modern tomato farmers have been breeding fruit that are big, red, and round – but at the expense of taste. Shutterstock.

Boeing Unveils New Spacesuits for Starliner Astronaut Taxi (Photos)
The NASA astronauts who fly aboard Boeing’s new spaceship will wear sleek, blue suits that are lighter, simpler and more comfortable than the bulky orange gear of the space shuttle era, company representatives said.

‘We have a fire in the cockpit!’ The Apollo 1 disaster 50 years later.

Washington Post
Sheryl Chaffee remembers the January evening when astronaut Mike Collins came to the door and asked to speak with her mother. The two talked in a bedroom of the Chaffee home.

Elon Musk Has Trump’s Ear, and Wall Street Takes Note

The election of Donald Trump and the accompanying rehabilitation of fossil fuels should have been, by all rights, devastating for Tesla Motors.

Donald Trump, environmentalist?

John D. Sutter is a columnist for CNN Opinion who focuses on climate change and social justice. Follow him on Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to his email newsletter.

Defying Trump, Twitter feeds for US government scientists go rogue

Rogue Twitter feeds voicing employee concerns at more than a dozen U.S. government agencies have been launched in defiance of what they say are President Donald Trump’s attempts to muzzle federal climate change research and other science.

What life was like for a medieval leper

(CNN) In excavating the medieval site of the St. Mary Magdalen hospital cemetery and chapel in Winchester, England, researchers were looking to genotype a strain of leprosy.

Snake Hunters From Tamil Nadu Recruited By US To Catch Pythons

Masi Sadaiyan and Vaidivel Gopal have been paid $68,888 and they will stay in Florida through February. Faced with losing a frustrating battle against invasive Burmese pythons, the state of Florida has turned to an unusual source for help: two

Private space firm wants to reuse parts of the International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) was first launched in 1998, but it took a number of years and multiple launches to get all the pieces in place.

The Universe Is Expanding Surprisingly Fast
Astronomers have pegged the universe’s current expansion rate – a value known as the Hubble constant, after American astronomer Edwin Hubble – at about 44.7 miles (71.9 kilometers) per second per megaparsec.

Gilead Sciences — Portrait Of A Value Trap

This article follows up another Forbes article we published in late September just as we were picking up coverage of the company. It is a summary of a detailed report we published to our members, which you can download free here.

Explaining the upside and downside of D-Wave’s new quantum computer

Ars Technica
D-Wave, a company based in British Columbia, has announced a new version of its quantum annealer: the D-Wave 2000Q. As the name suggests, the number of bits has increased from about 1,000 to just over 2,000.

Please leave me alone while I stare at this photo of Jupiter

Yahoo News
Hi. It’s been a hard week. Come look at this photo of Jupiter with me, won’t you? The image, taken by NASA’s somewhat troubled, but still functioning Juno spacecraft orbiting the giant plant, shows off Jupiter’s clouds swirling and storms brewing.

New satellite provides detailed imagery of Earth

A new satellite launched last year is starting to be a game changer in the world of meteorology. GOES-16 is part of a new generation of technology that’s bringing more detailed images of the Earth to scientists and space observers.

SpaceIL achievement: Israel is getting close to the moon

The Israeli company SpaceIL is among the five finalists in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition; the objective: launch the first Israeli space shuttle to the moon.

Similar-looking ridges on Mars have diverse origins

This view from the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows part of an area on Mars where narrow rock ridges, some as tall as a 16-story building, intersect at angles forming corners of polygons.

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