Deputy Defense Secretary Shanahan: “The Space Development Agency gets after how we, as a government, develop and field capability more quickly.” WASHINGTON — Much of the criticism aimed at the Trump administration’s Space Force plan is that it creates an expensive new bureaucracy that the Pentagon does not need. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan
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Humans have got a lot to answer for when it comes to interfering with nature. And we can add noisy cargo ships to the rather shameful list of ways we’re affecting the lives of the animals we share the planet with. A new study reveals low-frequency hums from this maritime traffic are causing whales to
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Photo credit: Getty Royalty Free Some captive elephants create paintings or even smash and consume giant pumpkins in Halloween kickoff events, but what about their mathematical abilities? Three Asian elephants named Artit (a 15-year-old male), Surya (an 18-year-old female), and Authai (a 14-year-old female) are the stars of a recent elephant math study published in the Journal of Ethology. The
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Commerce Department plans to soon release a new rule designed to streamline licensing of commercial remote sensing systems with what one official called a “fundamentally different” approach for licensing. During a presentation at the National Space Council meeting in Washington Oct. 23, Karen Dunn Kelley, the acting deputy secretary of commerce,
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STEM subjects, particularly physics and mathematics, are studied by far more men than women. Is there a problem with sexism within these subjects? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Kirsten Hacker, post-doc Accelerator Physics, on Quora: As
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The SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation honor excellence and innovation among space professionals, companies, programs and organizations. Help us pick the winners in each of the following categories: Company of the Year Government Agency of the Year Corporate Leader of the Year Government Leader of the Year Unsung Hero of the Year Startup of the Year Turnaround of the
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CSICON2018, Richard Dawkins award for honorable and outstanding atheism presented to Stephen Fry on behalf of the Atheist Alliance of America; Incubator For Secular Activities.Brian Engler Comedian, writer, actor and activist Stephen Fry was honored last weekend at CSICON 2018 skeptics conference with the Richard Dawkins award for honorable and outstanding atheism. Dawkins himself presented
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Scientists have previously suspected supermassive black holes can merge together, and have seen signs of these cosmic collisions on a smaller scale. Now new research backs up the hypothesis – and shows evidence that it could be happening all across the Universe. Astronomers studying detailed radio maps of jet sources – powerful beams of ionised
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