SPACEX EXPLAINS HOW DRAGON SPACESUITS WORK IN NEW VIDEO

Now that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has become the first private company to take humans into space, they’re breaking down the high-tech spacesuits worn by astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on the Falcon-9-powered Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. Continue reading SPACEX EXPLAINS HOW DRAGON SPACESUITS WORK IN NEW VIDEO

More Than 500 Vertebrate Species Are on the Brink of ‘Biological Annihilation’

A new study finds further evidence that humans are driving the world’s sixth mass extinction. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday, this research focuses on terrestrial vertebrates—amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles—and found that more than 500 species are “on the brink of extinction,” per the paper. Continue reading More Than 500 Vertebrate Species Are on the Brink of ‘Biological Annihilation’

Why Leaving the WHO Could Be Disastrous for the U.S. and the World

On Friday, President Trump announced that the U.S. would immediately terminate its “relationship with the World Health Organization”—the culmination of a threat that the administration issued a month earlier. It’s a decision, experts warn, that could have dire repercussions on efforts to keep people safe from the coronavirus pandemic and other global public health threats. Continue reading Why Leaving the WHO Could Be Disastrous for the U.S. and the World