Young kids avoid one learning trap that often snares adults

Young kids avoid one learning trap that often snares adults

Children have a secret power that helps them avoid a “learning trap” that adults may sometimes fall into: Kids just can’t focus their attention. A new study used eye-tracking technology to show that kids’ attention wandered all over a computer screen while they were trying to complete a task – even when adults quickly figured … Read more

How to watch as Jupiter and its moons make their closest approach to Earth in 59 years — providing an “extraordinary” view

How to watch as Jupiter and its moons make their closest approach to Earth in 59 years — providing an “extraordinary” view

Jupiter will look bigger and brighter than normal on Monday night as it rises opposite of the sun and reaches its closest point to Earth in decades. It will be so close that the planet’s banding and several of its moons should be visible, NASA said.  The gas giant will become visible when it reaches … Read more

Scientists Identify Molecule That Can Kill COVID With ‘Hugs’ — but There’s a Catch

Scientists have identified a molecule that just loves SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It loves it so much that it “hugs” it, practically to death—binding so tightly to the virus that the virus can’t infect our cells. The discovery of this molecule, a so-called “HR2 peptide,” is a big deal. It could form the … Read more

US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket on Saturday. The NROL-91 spy satellite lifted off at 3:25 p.m. from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California’s Santa Barbara County. It was the last launch of … Read more

China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And ocean-going ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large loads of people. All are ostensibly civilian … Read more

Fiona makes landfall, slams Canada’s Atlantic coast with severe winds and rain

CNN  —  Hurricane Fiona, now referred to as a post-tropical cyclone, has made landfall in Nova Scotia, racing through Canada’s Atlantic seaboard early Saturday in what could be a “landmark” weather event for the country. An unofficial barometric pressure of 931.6 mb was recorded at Hart Island, which would make Fiona the lowest pressure land-falling … Read more

U.S. vs. China: The Tech Behind Next-Generation Space Telescopes | WSJ – Wall Street Journal

U.S. vs. China: The Tech Behind Next-Generation Space Telescopes | WSJ  Wall Street Journal

James Webb telescope captures stunning pictures of Neptune – KTVB

James Webb telescope captures stunning pictures of Neptune  KTVB What the James Webb Space Telescope can do is astonishing. Let me take you on a mind-blowing journey  The Irish Times Neptune Looks Out of This World in Latest James Webb Telescope Image  The Wall Street Journal NASA releases detailed images of Neptune and its rings for the first … Read more

Dinosaurs were in decline when asteroid hit, egg study says

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  It’s a hard-fought paleontological debate. Did the massive asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago wipe out a thriving and diverse population of dinosaurs, or were they already struggling to survive when … Read more

Scientists stumped by mysterious cyclones at Jupiter’s poles

Enormous polygon-shaped cyclone systems at Jupiter’s north and south poles have left scientists baffled over how they maintain their bizarre but beautifully geometric shapes for years. The hurricane-force storms — each the size of the continental United States — have remained inexplicably stable in their strange configurations since they were first discovered by the Juno … Read more