SLS: Nasa assembles twin boosters for its 'megarocket'

The space agency has completed the assembly of two boosters for its "megarocket", the SLS.

bbcnews
March 9, 2021 ~4 min

Diving in the icy depths: the scientists studying what climate change is doing to the Arctic Ocean – The Conversation Weekly podcast

Plus, new discoveries about early humans in Tanzania's Olduvai Gorge. Listen to episode 5 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.

Daniel Merino, Assistant Editor: Science, Health, Environment; Co-Host: The Conversation Weekly Podcast • conversation
March 4, 2021 ~5 min

When more Covid-19 data doesn’t equal more understanding

Social media users share charts and graphs — often with the same underlying data — to advocate opposing approaches to the pandemic.

Daniel Ackerman | MIT News Office • mit
March 4, 2021 ~9 min

Human origins: 'Little Foot' fossil's big journey out of Africa

How the priceless skull of an ancient relation was brought to the UK from Africa for study.

bbcnews
March 2, 2021 ~8 min

King Climate Action Initiative announces new research to test and scale climate solutions

Research is part of a $25 million effort to generate evidence on the real-world effectiveness of policies and programs at the intersection of poverty and climate change.

Sarah DiCioccio | Andrea Cristina Ruiz | Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) • mit
Feb. 25, 2021 ~10 min

Fossil hand from ‘Ardi’ could clarify our evolution

The fossil hand of a 4.4 million-year-old skeleton could offer clues to how early humans moved and began to walk upright.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~5 min

AI is killing choice and chance – which means changing what it means to be human

By letting machines recommend movies and decide whom to hire, humans are losing their unpredictable nature – and possibly the ability to make everyday judgments, as well.

Dan Feldman, Senior Research Fellow, Applied Ethics Center, University of Massachusetts Boston • conversation
Feb. 24, 2021 ~7 min

Texas blackouts show why energy should be a universal right

But it's time to make this a right to low carbon energy.

Gordon Walker, Professor at the Lancaster Environment Centre and previously co-director of the DEMAND Centre, Lancaster University • conversation
Feb. 23, 2021 ~5 min

Texas blackouts show us why energy should be considered a universal right

But it's time to make this a right to low carbon energy.

Gordon Walker, Professor at the Lancaster Environment Centre and previously co-director of the DEMAND Centre, Lancaster University • conversation
Feb. 23, 2021 ~5 min

Fight or flight? Why individuals react as they do

Political science graduate student Aidan Milliff finds differences in how people in similar situations respond to threats of violence.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
Feb. 23, 2021 ~8 min

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