NASA’s Report Details a Dark Time in American History but Finds no Direct Evidence That Webb Fired People for Their Sexual Orientation

NASA has announced the release of the James Webb History Report, a document detailing their investigation into the namesake of the next-generation space telescope that took to space on December 25th, 2021. Months before it launched, the observatory became the subject of controversy when it was revealed that Webb was involved in the so-called “Lavender … Read more

Direct democracy can force governments to better represent the people—but it doesn’t always work out

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In August 2022, a statewide referendum in Kansas saw citizens overwhelmingly reject a plan to insert anti-abortion language into the state’s constitution. It comes as a slew of similar votes on abortion rights are planned in the coming months—putting the issue directly to the people after the Supreme Court struck down … Read more

You can see Where JWST Took a Direct hit From a Micrometeorite on one of its Mirrors

The world is still releasing from the release of the James Webb Space Telescope‘s (JWST) first images. These provided a comprehensive overview of the kind of science operations that Web will conduct over its 20-year mission. They include the most sensitive and detailed look at some iconic astronomical objects, spectra from an exoplanet atmosphere, and … Read more

Using satellite data to help direct response to natural disasters

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Researchers have developed a way to use satellite imaging data to create 3D images that could quickly detect changes on the Earth’s surface, a new study says. The tool could be used to detect significant natural disasters in remote regions of the globe soon after they happen, giving first responders accurate … Read more