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The space station spun 540 degrees and flipped upside down when Russia's new module mistakenly fired its thrusters

The International Space Station as seen by astronauts from NASA's space shuttle Endeavour on February 19, 2010. NASA Russia's new space station module, Nauka, mistakenly fired its thrusters after docking on Thursday. The mistake caused the entire space station to spin around 540 degrees and flip upside down. NASA and Russian flight controllers were able to get it back to its original position after an hour. See more stories on Insider's business page. The International Space St...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Moscow, European Space Agency, Times, Iss, Roscosmos, Proton, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Scoville


The vacation outbreaks among vaccinated people on Cape Cod is proof that vaccines work, CDC director says

Commercial Street in Provincetown, Cape Cod. Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images A COVID-19 outbreak in Provincetown prompted the CDC to update its mask guidance for vaccinated people. But that does not mean that vaccines don't work, CDC director Rochelle Walensky told the BBC. There were few hospitalizations and no deaths among vaccinated people who were infected, she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. An outbreak of COVID-19 cases among vaccinated people...
Tags: Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Bbc, Cnn, News UK, Delta, National Institutes of Health, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Collins, Cape Cod, Jake Tapper, Provincetown, Francis Collins


24 vaccinated friends had a blowout vacation on Cape Cod. Though their symptoms were mild, 14 of them caught COVID-19, report says.

A man in the seaside town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, on July 10, 2020. Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto/Getty Images 24 fully vaccinated friends had a week-long July 4 getaway in Provincetown, Massachusetts. 14 of those caught COVID-19, in spite of being fully vaccinated. The cases are part of a bigger study that prompted the CDC to change its indoor masking guidance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fourteen of 24 vaccinated friends who visited the Cape Cod town of Provinceto...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Washington, Massachusetts, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, News UK, Delta, Vaccine, Nih, Infection, Cape Cod, The Boston Globe, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Provincetown


NASA has delayed Boeing's spaceship flight after a Russian module pushed the space station out of position

An illustration of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing NASA is delaying a test flight of Boeing's Starliner spaceship after a major space-station mishap. A new Russian module, Nauka, fired its engines unexpectedly and rotated the space station on Thursday. Boeing has to fly Starliner to the station and back before it can launch astronauts for NASA. See more stories on Insider's business page. A major mishap on the International Space Station has forced N...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Iss, Boeing, Roscosmos, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Thomas Pesquet, Tech Insider, Human Spaceflight


Marine scientists spotted a 'real-life' SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star near an underwater mountain in the Atlantic

A sea sponge and sea star on the Retriever seamount, one mile deep in the Atlantic Ocean, July 27, 2021 Courtesy of Christopher Mah/NOAA NOAA scientists use remotely operated vehicles to explore and photograph deep-sea habitats. On Tuesday, an expedition spotted a sea sponge and sea star together a mile deep in the Atlantic. A scientist pointed out that the two animals resemble SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpongeBob SquarePants ma...
Tags: Science, News, Biology, Animals, New York City, Trends, Atlantic, Noaa, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, North Atlantic, Nickelodeon, Spongebob Squarepants, Atlantic Ocean, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Patrick


A YouTuber bet a physicist $10,000 that a wind-powered vehicle could travel twice as fast as the wind itself - and won

The wind-powered Blackbird vehicle. Courtesy of Rick Cavallero A popular YouTuber filmed himself driving a wind-powered vehicle downwind faster than the wind itself. A UCLA professor bet $10,000 that the video was wrong, saying it broke the laws of physics. Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson oversaw the bet. In the end, the professor conceded and paid up. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Derek Muller took an experimental land yacht for a spin this spring, he wasn't ...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, Physics, Engineering, Arizona, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Wind Energy, Blackbird, Bill Nye, Ucla, Youtuber, San Jose State University, Müller


A YouTuber bet a physicist $10,000 that a wind-powered vehicle can travel twice as fast as the wind itself - and won

An image of the wind-powered Blackbird vehicle. Courtesy of Rick Cavallero A popular YouTuber filmed himself driving a wind-powered vehicle downwind faster than the wind itself. A UCLA professor bet $10,000 that the video was wrong, saying it broke the laws of physics. Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson oversaw the bet. In the end, the professor conceded and paid up. See more stories on Insider's business page. When YouTuber Derek Muller took an experimental land yacht for a spin this s...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, Physics, Engineering, Arizona, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Wind Energy, Blackbird, Bill Nye, Ucla, Youtuber, San Jose State University, Müller


A Harvard-led team is launching a new project to search for physical evidence of aliens and their technology

An artist's impression of interstellar object 'Oumuamua. ESO/M. Kornmesser A new project will search for alien civilizations and technologies using Earth-based telescopes. Researchers plan to look for unidentified aerial phenomena in the atmosphere that could be aliens. Harvard physicist Avi Loeb leads the project. He thinks the interstellar object 'Oumuamua was an alien ship. See more stories on Insider's business page. When the first interstellar object ever observed, ...
Tags: Space, New York, Science, News, Navy, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Harvard, Chile, Hawaii, Aliens, Pentagon, Asteroid, Ufo


NASA's InSight Mars lander just gave scientists an unprecedented look at the guts of the red planet. Here's how they compare to Earth's.

An artist's illustration of the InSight lander on Mars. ​​NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's InSight lander just gave scientists a peek at the make-up of Mars's core, crust, and mantle. A trio of new studies reveal how the interior structure of Mars compares to that of Earth. Evidence also suggests Mars had a strong, protective magnetic field like Earth does, then lost it. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time, we know what the interior of another planet simi...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Switzerland, Mars, Khan, Amir Khan, Zurich, University of Cologne, NASA JPL Caltech, Mariner, Aylin Woodward


There are very solid engineering reasons why Jeff Bezos's rocket looks exactly like, you know, that.

A view of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin Billionaire Jeff Bezos went to the edge of space on Tuesday in Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. The suborbital rocket has a domed, wide capsule on top for passengers - giving it a phallic profile. New Shepard's characteristic design makes it more stable and optimizes cabin space, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos flew to the edge of space Tuesday in a company roc...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Rockets, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Falcon, Blue Origin, Reuters


There are very solid engineering reasons why Jeff Bezos' rocket looks exactly like, you know, that

A view of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin Billionaire Jeff Bezos went to the edge of space on Tuesday in Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. The suborbital rocket has a domed, wide capsule on top for passengers - giving it a phallic profile. New Shepard's characteristic design makes it more stable and optimizes cabin space, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos flew to the edge of space Tuesday in a company roc...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Rockets, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Falcon, Blue Origin, Reuters


Scientists spotted jets of hot gas whizzing out of a supermassive black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy

A composite image of Centaurus A, revealing plasma jets emanating from the galaxy’s central black hole. ESO/WFI; MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al.; NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. Astronomers imaged jets of hot gas swirling out of a black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy. Their findings suggest that all jets resemble one another, regardless of their black hole's mass. In 2019, the same researchers zoomed in on a black hole 6.5 billion times the mass of our sun. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Jets, Black Holes, Event Horizon Telescope, Galaxies, Kraft, Radboud University, Alma, Janssen, Messier


Jeff Bezos went to space to realize how fragile Earth is. A 10-minute flight may not be long enough to experience this 'overview effect.'

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin. Blue Origin Astronauts realize Earth is fragile when seeing it from space. This is called the "overview effect." Jeff Bezos endeavored to feel that sensation during his roughly 10-minute spaceflight on Tuesday. One expert isn't sure a short flight is enough to profoundly change the billionaire's perspective. See more stories on Insider's business page. When NASA astronaut Alan Shepard saw Earth while walking on the moon in 1971, he cried. Oth...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Spaceflight, Blue Origin, Bezos, Alan Shepard, Frank White, New Shepard


Oregon's Bootleg Fire is so big it's generating dangerous fire clouds and firestorms that can spark their own lightning

In this photo taken with a drone provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, is seen over the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon on July 14, 2021. Bootleg Fire Incident Command via AP The Bootleg Fire in Oregon is so big it's generating fire clouds and pyrocumulonimbus storms. Fire clouds can reach up to 6 miles high; people can spot them from more than 100 miles away. Pyrocumulonimbus clouds can generate fire tornadoes and lightning tha...
Tags: Weather, Science, News, California, Mexico, Oregon, US, Fire, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Clouds, Canada, Wildfires, Argentina, Associated Press


Watch Jeff Bezos launch to the edge of space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

Jeff Bezos is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is due to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket this morning. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin is livestreaming the launch in a video embedded below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Update: Jeff Bezos and his fellow passengers landed safely from their fl...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos


Watch live as Jeff Bezos launches to the edge of space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

Jeff Bezos is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is due to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket this morning. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin is livestreaming the launch in a video embedded below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is about to fly to the edge of ...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Live, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, The New York Times


At most, just 7% of the human genome is unique to our species. We share most genes with Neanderthals, Denisovans, and other ancestors.

An employee of the Natural History Museum in London looks at model of a Neanderthal male in his twenties, which is on display at the museum's "Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story" exhibition, September 2014. Will Oliver/PA Images/Getty Just 1.5% to 7% of the human genome is unique to our species, a new study suggests. Neanderthals, Denisovans, and other ancestors share most of the same genes found in modern humans. Genes unique to humans are involved in brain development, wh...
Tags: Asia, Science, London, News, Trends, Green, Genetics, Britain, Neanderthals, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, University of California Santa Cruz, Denisovans, Human Evolution, Denisovan, Genome Sequencing, Richard Green


Watch live as Jeff Bezos launches into space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is set to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin plans to livestream the launch; the feed will be embedded here once it's available. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, the richest pe...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch


Bootleg Fire in Oregon is generating dangerous fire clouds and pyrocumulonimbus thunderstorms

In this photo taken with a drone provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, is seen over the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon on July 14, 2021. Bootleg Fire Incident Command via AP The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon is generating fire clouds and pyrocumulonimbus storms. Fire clouds can reach up to 6 miles high; people can spot them from more than 100 miles away. Pyrocumulonimbus clouds can generate fire tornadoes and lightning that may s...
Tags: Weather, Science, News, California, Mexico, Oregon, US, Fire, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Clouds, Canada, Wildfires, Argentina


The Perseids start this week, and NASA calls it the best meteor shower of the year. Here's how to watch.

A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, on August 12, 2016. Ethan Miller/Getty Image The Perseid meteor shower, which NASA says is the best of the year, happens every summer. This year's shower starts Wednesday and lasts 40 days. Meteor activity will peak August 11 and 12. The Perseids are known for epic "fireball" meteors. Here are the best ways to see them. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA calls the an...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Perseid Meteor Shower, Northern Hemisphere, Perseus, Perseids, Ethan Miller Getty, Bryce Canyon National Park Utah, Aylin Woodward, Springfield Vermont, Swift Tuttle


Mars and Venus will appear just a finger's width apart in the night sky on Monday and Tuesday. Here's how to see it.

A NASA composite photo created from more than 100 images of Mars taken by Viking Orbiters in the 1970s. AP Mars and Venus will align in the sky on Monday and Tuesday, appearing almost to touch. Planets move into alignments like this, called conjunctions, fairly often. This pair last aligned in 2019. This conjunction will be easily visible. Here are the best ways to see it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mars and Venus are about to line up in the night sky, getting so cl...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Planets, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, East Coast, Venus, Magellan, NASA JPL Caltech, Venus Venus, Aylin Woodward


Mussels, clams, and other shellfish in Canada's seas boiled to death in its record-breaking heat wave

A photo of rock-bound mussels are exposed at low tides. Not the ones found in Vancouver. Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty A marine biologist found thousands of dead mussels, clams, and starfish on a Vancouver beach Sunday. They died as a result of the heat in the record-breaking heatwave that hit Canada in June. He estimates that more than a billion seashore animals died on Canada's Salish Sea coastline alone. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tens of thousands of clams, mus...
Tags: Science, News, California, Trends, Canada, News UK, Vancouver, British Columbia, Cbc, Harley, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada, Salish Sea, Climate Crisis, Heat Wave, Aylin Woodward


Every single person in Maryland who died of COVID-19 in June was unvaccinated. The pattern applies to other states, too.

Maryland National Guard Specialist James Truong (R) administers a Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Wheaton, Maryland, May 21, 2021 . Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Everyone who died of COVID-19 in Maryland in June was not vaccinated, Gov. Larry Hogan said. Almost all new COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the US overall are among the unvaccinated. It's even more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines work to prevent severe disease and death. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Maryland, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, National Institutes of Health, Associated Press, Pfizer, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Larry Hogan


3 structural engineers explain why a building like the Surfside, Florida condo might suddenly collapse

Search and rescue personnel work in the rubble of the 12-story condo tower that crumbled to the ground on June 24, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A condo in Surfside, Florida collapsed unexpectedly on June 24. At least 128 people are missing. Insider spoke with three structural engineers to find out why such a building might abruptly fall. Common causes include poor maintenance or eroding soil under a structure's foundation. See more stories on Insider's busines...
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Wildfires and record temperatures in Canada are generating 'fire-breathing' pyrocumulonimbus thunderstorms

A pyrocumulonimbus cloud above eastern Washington, as seen from 30,000 feet up in August 2019. NASA Earth Observatory Wildfires in western Canada are producing pyrocumulonimbus storm clouds. Dubbed the "fire-breathing dragon of clouds," these clouds can generate tornadoes and lightning that may cause more fires. See more stories on Insider's business page. Record heat and growing wildfires are creating firestorms that can generate their own lightning in the skies above British Columbia...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, Australia, California, Washington, Mexico, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Clouds, Canada, Wildfires, Fires, Argentina


3 species of human ancestors may have mixed and mingled in one Siberian cave 45,000 years ago - altering our evolution

The Denisova cave in Russia's Anui River Valley. Dr. Richard G. Roberts Denisova cave in Siberia was home to three types of human ancestors starting 300,000 years ago. Our Neanderthal and Denisovan relatives may have overlapped with modern humans there, a study says. The cave might have sat along a migration route between Europe and Asia. See more stories on Insider's business page. Denisova Cave, high in the mountains of Siberia, was a happening place for our ancestors 300,000 yea...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, News, Germany, Russia, Trends, Anthropology, Siberia, Fossils, Neanderthals, Denisova Cave, Denisova, Max Planck Institute, Denisovans, Zavala


The dinosaurs may have already been going extinct before the cataclysmic space rock hit Earth, new findings suggest

An artist's depiction of the moment the Chicxulub asteroid struck present-day Mexico 66 million years ago. Chase Stone A 6-mile-wide space rock struck Earth 66 million years ago, dooming the dinosaurs. But some dinosaurs had already started to go extinct before the impact, research suggests. A era of global cooling that started 76 million years ago may have prompted that decline. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's tempting to ponder what life on Earth might have...
Tags: Science, News, Mexico, France, Trends, Earth, Dinosaurs, Asteroid, Fossils, T. Rex, Mass Extinction, Condamine, Aylin Woodward, Zhao Chuang, University of Montpellier, Fabien Condamine


5,000-year-old bacteria is the oldest strain of plague ever seen. Scientists found it in the ancient bones of a Stone Age man.

The partial skull of a man buried in Riņņukalns, Latvia, who died of the plague around 5,000 years ago. Dominik Göldner/BGAEU, Berlin A strain of bacteria that causes the plague infected a hunter-gatherer 5,000 years ago. It's the oldest strain of plague ever found, a new study says. The ancient strain evolved for four more millennia before causing the Black Death, or bubonic plague. See more stories on Insider's business page. Five thousand years ago, a rodent bit a Stone Age ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Germany, Berlin, Trends, Anthropology, Latvia, Infectious Disease, Eurasia, NIAID, Yersinia, Kiel University, Bubonic plague, Paleoanthropology, Aylin Woodward


China releases first videos of its Mars rover, including eerie noise as it rolls down a ramp

A "selfie" taken by China's Mars Rover, released by the China Manned Space Agency on June 11. CMSA China released sounds from its Mars rover on Sunday. Among those is the muffled noise of the rover coming down its lander's rack. The sounds can be used to discover more about the planet's atmosphere, one Chinese expert said. See more stories on Insider's business page. China has released video and sound clips from its rover exploring the surface of MarsThe files were publis...
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An Australian scientist who was the only foreigner at the Wuhan virus lab says she never got COVID-19 and doesn't believe the center leaked it

Security personnel outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images Danielle Anderson worked at the Wuhan Institute of Virology until late 2019. She told Bloomberg she doesn't believe the novel coronavirus leaked from her old workplace. The lab-leak theory has gained steam recently, and Biden has ordered a US intelligence report into it. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Australian scientist who was the only remaining foreigner at ...
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