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13 Major Takeaways from the 13th Saeima Elections
Weekly English language summary and analysis of news and events from throughout Latvia intended for expats, foreigners, and other non Latvian speakers
They didn't fact-check very well. Here is a better summary of the elections
Centaurus High hosts women scientist speed mentoring event
Lafayette's Centaurus High School recently hosted a "speed mentoring" event for female students to encourage them to pursue science and engineering careers and connect them with mentors.
Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement 2018 awarded to Amara Graps – Europlanet Outreach
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: 17,500 Entries on All Things Sci-Fi Are Now Free Online
What turns people into science-fiction fans? Many enter through the gateway of Star Trek, an early 1960s television series 'set on the worlds visited by a giant Spaceship, the U.S.S. Enterprise, and on the ship itself.
How Gaia could help find Dyson spheres | EarthSky.org
Dyson spheres are hypothetical megastructures built by extraterrestrials for the purpose of harvesting all of a star's energy. Here's how the European Space Agency's Gaia mission might help find one.
Russia cuts off U.S. access to ISS, pledges to stop ferrying American astronauts in 2019
Conflicting reports question whether the country will renew its contract with NASA.
A New Trick to Keep Barnacles From Sticking to Ships
By experimenting with tiny textures, scientists may have found a technique that could save the shipping industry billions of dollars each year.
Washington consultant for Ukraine party pleads guilty to violating lobbyist disclosure law
W. Samuel Patten, 47, was close to Paul Manafort associate and co-defendant Konstantin Kilimnik
AP sources: Lawyer was told Russia had 'Trump over a barrel'
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump
Women in Space
Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
This course introduces women who have played pivotal roles in the U.S. space program, as astronauts, engineers, flight controllers, researchers and mentors for the next generation of space pioneers.
Hippie trail - Wikipedia
International Space Station Status – Space Station
Hello, universe | EarthSky.org
A composite image of star trails with our Milky Way galaxy, and more, by Karthik Easvur.
Neo-Nazis Hijack Photos of Domestic Abuse Victims
The Daily Beast
A meme at a neo-Nazi rally claimed immigrants were abusing German women. The pictures are American and British victims of police brutality and domestic abuse.
Spudis Lunar Resources - SLR
Skype a Scientist
Do you ever wonder what it’s like being a scientist?
Climate change could render many of Earth’s ecosystems unrecognizable
“What we’re talking about here are the kinds of changes that disrupt everybody’s lives" paleoecologist Scott Wing said.
BREAKING Pressure sensors detected a depressurization in the International Space Station possibly caused by a micrometeorite impact
Pressure sensors detected a depressurization in the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday night.The crew had to search for a leak, which was eventually traced to the Russian space cap
Space agency to lift off on 12 September - Delano - Luxembourg in English
Luxembourg’s space agency is expected to be launched in an official ceremony on 12 September, Paperjam reports.
2018/08/27 What's new
JAXA Hayabusa2 project
How the Star Tracker image of Ryugu was used for optical navigation
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