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The Earth's Most Unique Birds at High Risk of Extinction: Studying 99% of All Living Bird Species

The Earth’s Most Unique Birds at High Risk of Extinction: Studying 99% of All Living Bird Species

Agami heron (Agamia agami). Credit: Joe Tobias Bird species with extreme or uncommon combinations of traits face the highest risk of extinction, a new study finds. The results are published in the journal Functional ecology. A new study by researchers at Imperial College London reveals that the planet’s most unique birds are also the most …

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With JWST fully operational again, we get images like this: Saturn's Moon Titan

With JWST fully operational again, we get images like this: Saturn’s Moon Titan

On August 24, a vital instrument aboard the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) experienced a malfunction that prompted the mission team to take it offline. The issue occurred when the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) experienced increased friction in one of its wheels in Medium Resolution Spectroscopy (MRS) mode. The mission team took MIRI offline while they …

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Osage Nation students chat with the first Indigenous woman in space on NASA's downlink from the ISS

Osage Nation students chat with the first Indigenous woman in space on NASA’s downlink from the ISS

The International Space Station astronaut provided an exciting glimpse of space for young Osage on November 23, 2022. On Wednesday, Osage Nation students had the opportunity to ask NASA astronaut Nicole Mann questions about all things space. Through a remote video link from the International Space Station in Pawhuska, Mann, a member of the Wailacki …

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Adapting to a hotter planet has never been more important, and progress has been made at COP27

Adapting to a hotter planet has never been more important, and progress has been made at COP27

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain As the COP27 climate summit drew to a close this weekend, it is important to recognize that progress has been made on climate adaptation, although more can be done. “Climate adaptation” is a term that refers to how countries adapt to the impacts of climate change. This could be, for example, …

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Adapting to a hotter planet has never been more important, and progress has been made at COP27

Adapting to a hotter planet has never been more important, and progress has been made at COP27

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain As the COP27 climate summit drew to a close this weekend, it is important to recognize that progress has been made on climate adaptation, although more can be done. “Climate adaptation” is a term that refers to how countries adapt to the impacts of climate change. This could be, for example, …

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NASA report details dark period in American history but finds no direct evidence Webb fired people for their sexual orientation

NASA report details dark period in American history but finds no direct evidence Webb fired people for their sexual orientation

NASA has announced the release of the James Webb History Report, a document detailing their investigation of the Next Generation Space Telescope’s namesake which headed into space on December 25, 2021. Months before its launch, the observatory was the subject of controversy when it was revealed that Webb was involved in the so-called “Lavender Scare”. …

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ESA's new parastronaut John McFall, a British former Paralympic sprinter who will take part in a potentially groundbreaking feasibility study to explore whether physical disability will impair space travel, poses with ESA's new astronauts Meganne Christian, left, and Rosemary Coogan, right, during the ESA Council at Ministerial level (CM22) at the Grand Palais Ephemere, in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The European Space Agency has selected a disabled former athlete to be among its its newest astronaut recruits as part of its first recruitment drive in over a decade that aimed to bring diversity to space travel. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Space diversity: the European space agency obtains the 1st parastronaut

PARIS (AP) – The European Space Agency made history on Wednesday by selecting an amputee to be part of its new group of astronauts, complementing that with an unprecedented commitment to one day send a physically disabled person to the space. John McFall, a 41-year-old former British Paralympian who lost his right leg in a …

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Space diversity: the European space agency obtains the 1st parastronaut

Space diversity: the European space agency obtains the 1st parastronaut

PARIS (AP) — The European Space Agency made history on Wednesday by selecting an amputee who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident to be part of its new group of astronauts — a leap towards its pioneering ambition to send a physically disabled person into space. John McFall, a 41-year-old Briton who lost his …

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Space diversity: the European space agency obtains the 1st parastronaut

Space diversity: the European space agency obtains the 1st parastronaut

PARIS (AP) – The European Space Agency made history on Wednesday by selecting an amputee to be part of its new group of astronauts, complementing that with an unprecedented commitment to one day send a physically disabled person to the space. John McFall, a 41-year-old former British Paralympian who lost his right leg in a …

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Space diversity: the European Space Agency obtains the first parastronaut

Space diversity: the European Space Agency obtains the first parastronaut

By THOMAS ADAMSON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The European Space Agency made history on Wednesday by selecting an amputee who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident to be part of its new group of astronauts — a leap towards its pioneering ambition to send a physically disabled person into space. John McFall, a …

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