Statistical analysis aims to solve Greek volcano mystery

The Greek island of Santorini, traditionally known as Thera, experienced one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the Holocene epoch, most likely between 1609 and 1560 BCE, according to a new analysis by Sturt Manning, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Classical Archaeology. Credit: Sturt W. Manning One of the largest volcanic eruptions in … Read more

Firefly aims for orbit on second demonstration flight

With the goal of successfully reaching orbit, Firefly is set to launch FLTA002 – its second demonstration flight of the Alpha launch vehicle – on the mission dubbed “To The Black.” Launching from Space Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) at the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, the vehicle is scheduled to lift off on … Read more

School-based intervention aims to reduce behavioral health impact for LGBTQ+ youth

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain An estimated 83% of the 20 million LGBTQ+ people in the United States have experienced abuse or significant adverse childhood experiences (ACE) that have significantly impacted their mental health as adults compared to their heteronormative peers. This is associated with significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicidal ideation … Read more

New bill aims to limit frenzy of well drilling on California farms

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In farming areas across Calfornia’s Central Valley, a well-drilling frenzy has accelerated over the last year as growers turn to pumping more groundwater during the drought, even as falling water levels leave hundreds of nearby homes with dry wells. Counties have continued freely issuing well-drilling permits in the years since California … Read more

New process aims to strip ammonia from wastewater

Rice University engineers have designed a catalyst of ruthenium atoms in a copper mesh to extract ammonia and fertilizer from wastewater. The process would also reduce carbon dioxide emissions from traditional industrial production of ammonia. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University A dash of ruthenium atoms on a mesh of copper nanowires could be one step toward … Read more

SpaceX deploys more Starlink satellites, aims for higher launch cadence – Spaceflight Now

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off Thursday with 53 more Starlink internet satellites. Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / Coldlife Photography SpaceX launched 53 more Starlink satellites Thursday from Cape Canaveral, growing the company’s commercial internet network while ground teams seek to increase the already-blistering pace of Falcon 9 rocket missions. A Falcon 9 … Read more

Biden order aims to protect old-growth forests from wildfire

This photo provided by California State Parks shows the Pioneer Tree one of the few remaining old-growth coastal redwoods at Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Calif., on Thursday, March 24, 2022, after it collapsed from a fire. Credit: California State Parks via AP President Joe Biden is taking steps to restore national forests that have … Read more