Storm threatens Midwest with heavy snow, travel disruptions

Two people hold hands while walking south on Madison Street toward 27th Avenue in Bellevue, Neb., during a winter storm warning on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP) A major winter storm is threatening to blanket parts of the middle of the country with more than a foot of snow Monday, promising […]

Winter storm in Dakotas, Minnesota make travel frightful

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A storm that brought snow, strong winds and bitter cold into the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota early Wednesday was making travel treacherous and grounded flights on one of the most anticipated air travel days since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Blizzard warnings were posted in the region as National […]

Bacteria can travel from one continent to another in atmospheric dust particles

Figure 1. Sequence of iberulite formation in the atmosphere with bacterial involvement (left) and the appearance of an iberulite under electron microscopy (right). Credit: Atmospheric Research Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have discovered that some microorganisms, such as bacteria, can travel from one continent to another ‘hidden’ in atmospheric dust. Scientists from the […]

Space travel can adversely impact energy production in a cell

IMAGE: Georgetown researcher Evagelia C. Laiakis, PhD, and dozens of other scientists described recent findings about the impact of space travel on health as part of a large compendium of work… view more  Credit: Jerry Angdisen/Georgetown University WASHINGTON — Studies of both mice and humans who have traveled into space reveal that critical parts of a […]

The best Black Friday deals on binoculars for travel, skywatching and nature

There’s nothing quite like getting up close to Earth’s incredible wildlife and this Black Friday we’ve scanned the retailers to help you find the very best deal on your next (or first!) binocular — whether you’re wanting to observe birds up close, scour the surface of the moon (or a bit of both), you can […]

Space travel can adversely impact energy production in a cell — ScienceDaily

Studies of both mice and humans who have traveled into space reveal that critical parts of a cell’s energy production machinery, the mitochondria, can be made dysfunctional due to changes in gravity, radiation exposure and other factors, according to investigators at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. These findings are part of an extensive research effort […]

The CDC says not to travel on Thanksgiving

The plane isn’t the only dangerous part of the equation. (Unsplash/) Follow all of PopSci’s COVID-19 coverage here, including the truth about herd immunity, advice for pregnant women, and a tutorial on making your own mask. COVID-19 is on the rise across the United States. This week’s new cases have averaged at 162,816 per day, […]

CDC urges Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly recommends against travel for Thanksgiving this year, as cases of COVID-19 soar throughout the country. “We’re alarmed with the exponential increase in cases, hospitalizations and deaths” in the United States, Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager, said in a news briefing Thursday (Nov. 19). […]

Can the EmDrive actually work for space travel?

The “EmDrive” claims to make the impossible possible: a method of pushing spacecraft around without the need for — well, pushing. No propulsion. No exhaust. Just plug it in, fire it up and you can cruise to the destination of your dreams.  But the EmDrive doesn’t just violate our fundamental understanding of the universe; the […]