Category : science

by Heidi Harley - 5 years ago

Here’s what a NASA camera sees just before it dies

When NASA's GRACE satellites headed skyward aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket earlier this month, everything went relatively smoothly. That is, unless you were one particular camera perched near the launch site. NASA photographer Bill Ingalls had a...

by Heidi Harley - 5 years ago

New Zealand orders mass cattle cull to eradicate disease

New Zealand Monday ordered the culling of 126,000 cattle in an attempt to eradicate the painful Mycoplasma bovis disease, which causes udder infections, pneumonia and arthritis. The decision was taken to "protect the base of our economy -- the farmi...

by Heidi Harley - 5 years ago

Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution

It is textbook biology, for example, that species with large, far-flung populations -- think ants, rats, humans -- will become more genetically diverse over time. "The answer is no," said Stoeckle, lead author of the study, published in the journal...