OSLO — Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun’s rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet.
JERUSALEM — Israeli scientists have uncovered how the most severe form of skin cancer spreads to other organs in a discovery that could revolutionize treatment of the disease, they said Tuesday. Continue reading “Israeli scientists say they can block melanoma spread”
MEXICO — Sharks swim around a platform of Mexico’s east coast as scientists drill deep into the ocean floor, extracting the remains of the asteroid widely blamed for the demise of the dinosaurs. Continue reading “At sea, scientists drill into crater for dino clues”
IT’S a staple of science fiction: A city-size starship leaves our solar system, its passengers propagate on a trip that spans multiple generations and settle a planet several light years from home. Alpa Centauri, the nearest star system, is often featured in these stories. The sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson made Tau Ceti, nearly three times as far away, the destination for a generation ship in his 2015 novel, Aurora, because he thought the system was more likely to have a habitable environment.