Pandemic bike-share boom crossed socioeconomic lines

Working in the lab of Megan Ryerson (above), Ph.D. Candidate Josh Davidson found that during the pandemic, bike share trip duration increased regardless of socioeconomic status. Credit: Thomas Orgren Reliable transportation is crucial for reaching basic necessities like employment, education, and health care, but racial and economic factors often create barriers to transportation access. Many … Read more

Burying short sections of power lines would drastically reduce hurricanes’ future impact on coastal residents

Climate change could make heat waves a dangerous hazard of future hurricanes. Credit: US Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class R. Jason Brunson / Released As Earth warms due to climate change, people living near the coasts not only face a higher risk of major hurricanes, but are also more likely to experience a … Read more

Reading between the lines to model our galaxy’s central black hole

Simulation of glowing gas around a black hole. Credit: Chris White, Princeton University Looks can be deceiving. The light from an incandescent bulb seems steady, but it flickers 120 times per second. Because the brain only perceives an average of the information it receives, this flickering is blurred and the perception of constant illumination is … Read more

BepiColombo lines up for second Mercury flyby

Science & Exploration 06/20/2022 439 views 22 likes The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission is gearing up for its second close flyby of Mercury on 23 June. ESA’s spacecraft operation team is guiding BepiColombo through six gravity assists of the planet before entering orbit around it in 2025. Like its first encounter last year, this week’s flyby … Read more

Space Blocs: The future of international cooperation in space is splitting along lines of power on Earth

In the next decade, both a US-led group and a collaboration between Russia and China aim to set up bases on the moon. (Image credit: Theasis/iStock via Getty Images) This article was originally published at The Conversation. The contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Svetla Ben-ItzhakAssistant Professor of Space and International … Read more

Protected areas can be the beating heart of nature recovery in the UK, but they must be more than lines on a map

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new report launched today (22 April) by the British Ecological Society (BES) says that the UK government’s commitment to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030 offers the opportunity to revitalize the contribution of protected areas to nature recovery. But it warns also that this ambitious pledge will fail … Read more

The future of international cooperation in space is splitting along lines of power on Earth

No human has been on the Moon in 50 years, but in the next decade, both the US-led Artemis Accords and a Chinese-Russian mission aim to establish Moon bases. Credit: NASA/Neil Armstrong Even during times of conflict on the ground, space has historically been an arena of collaboration among nations. But trends in the past … Read more