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At Least 10 Volcanic Fissures Have Now Opened Up Near Hawaii’s Mt. Kilauea, Destroying 21 Homes

(GIZMODO) – 7 May 2018 – By Tom McKay – The eruption of the Mount Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has continued to progress, with massive lava flows pouring out of

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NASA Honors Legacy of Renowned Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking

(NASA) – The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the passing of visionary physicist Stephen Hawking, who died at his home in Cambridge, England, early

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SPACEX TO SEND PRIVATELY CREWED DRAGON SPACECRAFT BEYOND THE MOON NEXT YEAR

(SPACEX) – We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid

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How Social Media is Crippling Democracy, and Why We Seem Powerless to Stop It

(ZD NET) – So, how is everyone’s anxiety doing? Are all our coping mechanisms firing on all cylinders? Are we all being mindful and living in the present moment? Great.

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Gene Cernan, Last Man to Walk on Moon, Dies Aged 82

(BBC) – US astronaut Gene Cernan – the last man to walk on the Moon – has died aged 82. America’s space agency Nasa said it was “saddened by the

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Inside Facebook’s First Efforts to Rain Internet from the Sky

(WIRED) – STANDING ON THE roof of the Facebook lab in Woodland Hills, California, I can’t see the airplane I’m looking for. It’s too small and too far away. So

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The Next Transportation Secretary Seems Pretty Down With Self-Driving Cars

(WIRED) – IT IS PERHAPS a stretch to call Elaine Chao, President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of transportation, “hip with it.” The Kentucky resident today sat for her fourth

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A Robert F. Kennedy Jr.-led Vaccine Commission Would Be Bad News

(WIRED) – THE INCOMING PRESIDENTIAL administration’s war against evidence-based policy-making has opened a new front. President-elect Donald Trump announced—or seemed to announce, anyway—that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., nephew of a

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The Very Human Problem Blocking the Path to Self-Driving Cars

(WIRED) – IT WAS A game of Dots that pushed Erik Coelingh to rethink his entire approach to self-driving cars. Coelingh, Volvo’s head of safety and driver assist technologies, was

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This Is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality

(WIRED) – 2015 WAS THE year the Federal Communications Commission grew a spine. And 2017 could be the year that spine gets ripped out.  By Klint Finley Over the past

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