We all have it. Implicit bias was the shorthand that allowed our distant ancestors to make split-second decisions (friend or foe?) based on incomplete information. It provided a razor-thin reaction-time advantage that could mean life or death. But today, we no longer need to assume that people who do not look or sound like us pose an immediate threat. Instea […]
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NASA's Orion spacecraft may takes us to asteroids, Mars, the Moon and beyond. The NASA astronaut and Hubble Space Telescope repairman shares his optimism for the future of space exploration with @DavidSkyBrody.
Previous Martian climate models suggested that such orbital changes could lead to ice ages on Mars, where ice would cover most of the planet. Now researchers say they have found evidence of these ice ages.
SpaceX aims to launch the Thaicom 8 communications satellite, and attempt to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a ship at sea, on Friday (May 27). Liftoff is scheduled for 5:40 p.m EDT (2140 GMT). Watch live here, courtesy of SpaceX.