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The surface of Venus is cracked and moves like ice floating...

Paul K. Byrne, North Carolina State University The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.

When will the first baby be born in space?

Chris Impey, University of Arizona When the first baby is born off-Earth, it will be a milestone as momentous...

Warp drives: Physicists give chances of faster-than-light space travel a boost

Mario Borunda, Oklahoma State University The closest star to Earth is Proxima Centauri. It is about 4.25 light-years away,...

Space Force sounds like a joke thanks to pop culture –...

Wendy Whitman Cobb, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies The U.S. Space Force has a...

Bringing Mars rocks back to Earth: On Feb. 18, Perseverance Rover...

Jim Bell, Arizona State University Editor’s note: On Feb. 18, NASA’s Mars 2020 mission arrived at the red planet...

The detection of phosphine in Venus’ clouds is a big deal...

Paul K. Byrne, North Carolina State University On Sept. 14, 2020, a new planet was added to the list of potentially habitable worlds in the...

Duckweed is an incredible, radiation-fighting astronaut food – and by changing...

Barbara Demmig-Adams, University of Colorado Boulder The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. What’s the big idea? Current industrialized food systems were optimized...

First space tourists will face big risks, as private companies gear...

Sara M. Langston, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University On May 30, 2020, millions of Americans watched the inaugural SpaceX Crew Dragon launch NASA astronauts to the International...

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Women on the 2018 ballot are busting perceptions of motherhood and...

Jill S. Greenlee, Brandeis University Motherhood is taking center stage in U.S. politics. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, the first United States senator to give birth while in...