NASA's Juno orbiter arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016, but the unmanned explorer is already approaching the halfway mark of its science mission. On December 21 at 8:49:48 am PST (11:49:48 am EST), the spacecraft will be marking the midpoint of its Jovian mapping and data collection mission with a close flyby on its 16th of 32 scheduled science orbits that will bring it within 3,140 mi (5,053 km) of the planet's cloud tops while traveling at 128,802 mph (207,287 km/h)... Continue Reading Juno approaches halfway mark of its science mission
Bosch plays a big part in the supply and technology chain behind today's cars, and it's aiming to play an even bigger part in the self-driving cars of tomorrow. The company has just laid out some of its plans for the autonomous future... Continue Reading Bosch places its bets on autonomy, developing in-car hardware and fleet-level systems
In one of the most comprehensive studies to date examining teenage sleep patterns and high school start times, it's been revealed that later starts increased sleep duration and improved overall attendance and grades... Continue Reading Later high school start times offer teens more sleep and improved grades
There remains a lot we don't know about the whereabouts of the all the plastic waste that washes into the ocean each year, but scientists are continuing to discover bits and pieces in increasingly concerning places. The latest study in this area has uncovered evidence of plastic waste in the stomachs of sea turtles hailing from all corners of the globe, shedding new light on the far-reaching implications of our plastic pollution problem... Continue Reading Microplastics discovered in the guts of sea turtles all over the world
Move over humans, there's a new dominant species on Earth – the chicken. According to researchers from the UK and South Africa, the most prominent marker of our age will not be our great monuments or industrial pollution, but the fossilized bones of hundreds of billions of domestic chickens... Continue Reading Are we living in the age of the chicken?