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Mike Wehner

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time travel

Time travel isn’t as dangerous as we think, study says

September 28th, 2020

Researchers say that if you’re worried about paradoxes in time travel, you shouldn’t be. Based on a lot of complex math, the team says they’ve determined that paradoxes related to time travel would be self-correcting. For example, you could go back and interact with your past self without ruining your future or even changing it …

mars water

There may be way more water on Mars than we realized

September 28th, 2020

Researchers think they’ve spotted signatures of liquid water hiding out beneath the surface of Mars. The south pole in particular is apparently a hot spot for subglacial lakes, according to data from the Mars Express spacecraft. Future missions could investigate the claims and provide proof. Just exactly how much liquid water is on Mars? If …

nasa herox challenge

NASA wants your help to work in the dark

September 28th, 2020

NASA is awarding up to $5 million in prizes for technology that will provide power storage and management on the Moon. Moon settlements and long-term missions will require stable sources of power, and NASA needs some ideas on how to make that happen.  The challenge is split into two phases, with teams receiving hundreds of …

coronavirus airlines

Airlines are about to face the apocalypse

September 28th, 2020

US-based airlines are facing some seriously devastating job losses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The lack of a second stimulus bill will soon force airlines like United and American to lay off tens of thousands of workers. A new report says layoffs are imminent and that thousands of workers could be out of …

salmonella recall

Now there’s another food you need to throw away immediately

September 28th, 2020

The CDC has issued a bulletin for a recall of dried mushrooms that may be tainted with salmonella. The mushrooms were sold directly to restaurants and not the public. If you can’t determine where the mushrooms were sourced from, don’t order or eat them. As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse, we now have another …

subway man cave

A hidden ‘man cave’ was discovered in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal

September 26th, 2020

At least three employees of New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been suspended without pay for constructing a ‘man cave’ in a hidden room beneath a Grand Central platform. The room, which was securely locked, had a futon, beds, a refrigerator with alcohol, and a flatscreen TV. The unauthorized break room has been shut …

moon radiation

The Moon’s surface is heavily radioactive

September 25th, 2020

Researchers have determined that the surface of the Moon is highly radioactive due to a combination of factors. The surface of the Moon is approximately two to three times as radioactive as the International Space Station, and up to 1,000 times as radioactive as the surface of Earth. The data was gathered by the Chinese …

iss leak

Why can’t NASA find the source of the ISS air leak?

September 25th, 2020

NASA and Russia’s Roscosmos still haven’t figured out where the International Space Station is leaking. It’s possible the leak is present in one of the modules where the crew took refuge while the rest of the spacecraft was being monitored for the leak. The leak is minor and NASA says it doesn’t pose a risk …

asteroid sample

NASA’s asteroid probe is about to perform its riskiest move yet

September 25th, 2020

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe will finally attempt its risky sample-gathering maneuver last next month. The spacecraft will perform a delicate “touch-and-go” maneuver to snag a sample from the surface and then return to a safe orbit. The sample will eventually be returned to Earth where scientists will study it. It’s been many months since NASA’s …