Dizzy up the telescope: NASA channels ‘Space Invaders’ in new browser game

Time to get your laser blasters ready again to hunt down aliens – or at least alien galaxies. A new NASA browser game (opens in new tab) aims to recreate the 1978 arcade and Atari classic, “Space Invaders,” to showcase the forthcoming science of its Nancy Grace Roman Observatory. Instead of shooting down extraterrestrials as … Read more

CDC ups alert level, makes a joke of ‘following the science’ on monkeypox (opinion)

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Here’s a perfect example of why some people have trouble trusting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when it comes to guidance on public health threats. The CDC has raised the monkeypox alert status to Level 2 and has recommended that people wear masks when traveling in order to safeguard … Read more

Drug causes remission in every patient in small study

There’s no definitive cure for cancer, but a small clinical trial may lead the way to a powerful new treatment for rectal tumors. A study published Sunday in The New England Journal of Medicine found a 100 percent success rate in 12 patients with rectal cancer treated with the immunotherapy drug dostarlimab. The patients’ tumors … Read more

Colossal collisions linked to solar system science — ScienceDaily

A new study shows a deep connection between some of the largest, most energetic events in the universe and much smaller, weaker ones powered by our own Sun. The results come from a long observation with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory of Abell 2146, a pair of colliding galaxy clusters located about 2.8 billion light-years from … Read more

Hubble Captures Largest Near-Infrared Image To Find Universe’s Rarest Galaxies

Galaxies from the last 10 billion years witnessed in the 3D-DASH program, created using 3D-DASH / F160W and ACS-COSMOS / F814W imaging. Credit: Lamiya Mowla There is a patch of the sky known as the COSMOS field, a region rich with galaxies, that was chosen for the Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) project. For the first … Read more

The 3 biggest constellations will be on full display this June. Here’s how to see them.

The large constellations Hydra, Virgo and Ursa Major as seen in the sky of New York approaching 10 pm local time on June 7, 2022. (Image credit: Starry Night) June presents a perfect opportunity to spot the three biggest constellations in the sky – Hydra, Virgo and Ursa Major – but you may have to … Read more

Science should beware being drawn into the asylum seeker debate

The writer is a science commentator Appearances can be deceiving. Some 15-year-old boys look and sound like grown men, while there are twentysomethings who can pass themselves off as teenagers. This mismatch between apparent age and chronological age often does not matter but, for an undocumented child migrant who has reached the UK, falling on … Read more