The first space walk happened 50 years ago, and nearly ended in disaster
It is 50 years since humans first encountered space – not Sputnik’s first orbit, nor Yuri Gagarin’s first spaceflight – but the first time a crew member stepped out from their spacecraft’s relative protection and immersed themselves in the cold, hostile emptiness of the vacuum.
The rise of the new celebrity scientists
Are you wondering how a biopic about a scientist, The Theory of Everything, garnered five Oscar nominations – or even got made in the first place? American University’s School of Communication professor Declan Fahy explains it all in his latest book, T…
Researchers describe five new species of marine invertebrates
In a paper published in the January issue of the journal Zootaxa, Brazilian researchers described five new species of ascidians. Commonly known as sea squirts, ascidians are marine invertebrates that generally form permanently submerged colonies.