UK unveils Plan for Space Sustainability: top points

UK unveils Plan for Space Sustainability: top points

United Kingdom Minister of Science George Freeman has unveiled an ambitious new “Plan for Space Sustainability” at the Fourth Summit for Space Sustainability organized by the Secure World Foundation and the UK Space Agency in London. The new measures, announced on June 23, are intended to demonstrate commitment, ambition and drive to improve the UK’s … Read more

Prince William in rallying cry for the environment

Prince William in rallying cry for the environment

Prince William delivers a speech in London on June 4, 2022. In his speech, the Duke of Cambridge said “decades of making the case for taking better care of our world” meant environmental issues were “now at the top of the global agenda. “ Daniel Leal | AFP | Getty Images Prince William issued a … Read more

Americans Are Missing a Key Stratum of Modern Knowledge

Americans Are Missing a Key Stratum of Modern Knowledge

Updated at 4:50 pm on May 4, 2022 There are three things that I remember from my high-school Earth-science class: the swirling pink cover of the study book designed to help us pass New York State’s year-end test, the football player who seemed more intent on torturing me than on learning, and a nagging sense … Read more

More than 500 new species, including colorful beetles and a ‘hell heron,’ discovered in 2021 | Zoology

More than 500 new species, including colorful beetles and a ‘hell heron,’ discovered in 2021 |  Zoology

Shrimplike creatures, an extinct dinosaur called the “hell heron” and colorful beetles are among the 552 new species described this year by scientists at the Natural History Museum in London. The researchers were largely restricted from traveling to international field sites or visiting other museum collections due to the pandemic, but they persevered to reveal … Read more

Europe can help prevent disaster in outer space – POLITICO

Europe can help prevent disaster in outer space – POLITICO

Paul Taylor, a contributing editor at POLITICO, writes the “Europe At Large” column. His report “Running out of Space; European security in space” was published by Friends of Europe. BRUSSELS — A disaster in outer space is waiting to happen. Accumulating debris threatens to trigger a cascade of collisions, which would disable satellites and render … Read more