UMass Chan Medical School Class of 2022 celebrates science at 49th commencement (photos)

The annual commencement proceedings returned to the UMass Chan Medical School campus in Worcester on Sunday, June 5, for the first time in three years in a jubilant gathering. The 49th Commencement Exercises, with classes from the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing, the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the TH Chan School … Read more

Four Things That Aren’t What You Think They Are on Oregon Coast

Four Things That Aren’t What You Think They Are on Oregon Coast Published 05/26/22 at 4:35 AM PST By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff (Oregon Coast) – Geology, believe it or not, can be a wild ride. It may seem dry to many, but on this coastline it contains dramatic, even bizarre truths. (Above: top … Read more

Photos: Blue Origin’s NS-21 space tourism mission

Blue Origin’s fifth human spaceflight, a mission called NS-21, is scheduled to launch from the company’s West Texas site on June 4, 2022. On NS-21, Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle will carry six people – Katya Echazarreta, Victor Correa Hespanha, Jaison Robinson, Victor Vescovo, Hamish Harding and Evan Dick – to suborbital space and back. … Read more

China rolls out rocket for crewed Shenzhou 14 mission ahead of Saturday launch (video, photos)

China is gearing up to send the third crew to its new Tiangong space station, with launch set for late Saturday (June 4) US Eastern time. The Shenzhou 14 spacecraft, sitting atop a Long March 2F rocket, was rolled out to its pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Sunday (May 29), according to China’s … Read more

Head-Scratching Finds Between Florence and Yachats, Surreal Oregon Coast Science

Head-Scratching Finds Between Florence and Yachats, Surreal Oregon Coast Science Published 05/30/22 at 3:25 PM PST By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff (Yachats, Oregon) – That 20-mile segment of Oregon coast between Florence and Yachats is filled with one surprise bend in the road after another, as complex little beaches pop up between the rolling … Read more

Teams in New Mexico gear up for Wednesday landing of Boeing Starliner capsule (photos)

Boeing’s Starliner capsule is scheduled to return to Earth on Wednesday (May 25), and teams on the ground have been gearing up to welcome the spacecraft home. Starliner launched May 19 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida and successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) a day later. The capsule’s uncrewed Orbital … Read more

SpaceX moon and sunrise Starlink satellite launch photos

When SpaceX launched a new Starlink fleet into orbit last week, the rocket wasn’t the only star. As SpaceX prepared its ground-based tracking cameras for the early-morning Falcon 9 rocket launch from Florida on May 18, its operators snagged a spectacular view of the nearly full moon. Minutes later, the Falcon 9 launched 53 Starlink … Read more

70-year-old astronomy photos may be clues to alien visitors — study

On a series of 70-year-old photographic plates containing images of the night sky, a few astronomers say they’ve found something weird: flashes of light that appear and then disappear, like ghosts. “We found one image where nine stars were out there, and they vanished. And they are not there half an hour earlier, and they … Read more