Air Force rallies to beat Utah State 75-65
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Lavelle Scottie had 18 points, Sid Tomes and Trevor Lyons added 14 each, and Air Force beat Utah State 75-65 on Saturday.
Feb 24 11:44PM AP

Earth holds the key to detecting life beyond our solar system
New research in to how Earth's atmosphere evolved over time could hold the key to detecting life on exoplanets, according to scientists from the University of St Andrews and Cornell University. The new study, published in The Astrophysical Journal, details how Earth's atmosphere evolved over time and how this corresponds to the appearance of different forms of life.
Feb 24 7:08PM The Archaeology News Network

What's The Moon's "Real" Name?
In Brief Founded in 1919, the International Astronomical Union is the body charged with officially naming the objects in our universe and "safeguarding the science of astronomy." Here's what they have to say about the names of celestial objects.
Feb 24 3:04PM Futurism

How to Spot the Fossils Hiding in Plain Sight
Some of the most arresting evidence of prehistoric life is enshrined in museums: fossils, hoisted onto pedestals, interpreted with placards, illuminated by spotlights. But fossils can be anywhereyou likely pass some every day.
Feb 24 9:01AM Atlas Obscura

Opportunity rover notches up 5,000 days on Mars and counting
It was only meant to last about three months, but NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has officially clocked up 5,000 Martian days exploring the Red Planet. That's a little over 5,151 Earth days in which the robotic geologist has traversed a record 28 mi (45 km) across the surface of Mars to unlock the secrets of the planet's history and geology - and it's not done yet.
Feb 24 8:46AM newatlas.com

Somnium, by Johannes Kepler
I've had an interest for a while in ridiculously old science fiction, such as Margaret Cavendish's 1666 novel The Blazing World, as well as science fiction written by prominent scientists, such as Simon Newcomb's His Wisdom the Defender (1900), Robert Williams Wood's The Man Who Rocked the Earth (1915), and Fred Hoyle's The Black Cloud (1957). But if I want to combine ridiculously old and prominent scientist, there's no book that can beat Somnium, written by Johannes Kepler in 1608! Often billed as the earliest science fiction novel, Somnium provides probably the earliest descriptions of a journey to the Moon and the beings that live there.
Feb 24 3:32AM Skulls in the Stars

Microsoft: We Have the Qubits You Want
One of the most interesting things to come out of Microsoft's (MSFT) transformation under CEO Satya Nadella is its investment in quantum computing. Wednesday I had a chance to catch up on those developments with two executives, Todd Holmdahl, the VP running the team, Microsoft Quantum, and Dr.
Feb 24 1:11AM barrons.com

Link between surface-water salinity and climate change examined: Impact of road salts on Tioughnioga River watershed
Science News from research organizations Date: Source: Syracuse University Summary: New research explores the impact of de-icing salt from roads and highways on a local watershed. The findings offer hope for the watershed's future surface-water chloride concentrations.
Feb 23 11:12PM ScienceDaily

This New Jet Design Would Get You From New York to China in 2 Hours
A team of Chinese researchers has revealed a design for a hypersonic jet that they claim could transport passengers from China to New York in a "couple of hours." Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences discussed details of the four-winged I-plane in a paper published in the Physics, Mechanics, and Astronomy journal.
Feb 23 11:00PM Travel + Leisure

CERN researchers are preparing to transport antimatter between labs
In Brief At CERN, particle collision experiments frequently produce antimatter, which explodes at contact with its matter counterpart. In a new project, researchers are working to transport antimatter for the first time.
Feb 23 8:53PM Futurism

The Dialogues' Takes On Physics And Reality In Words And Pictures
Commentator Adam Frank interviews physicist Clifford Johnson, who has taken a new approach to the exploration of questions about the nature of the universe the graphic novel.
Feb 23 4:21PM NPR-Space

Two-way communication is possible with a single quantum particle
Mopic/Shutterstock Communication is a two-way street. Thanks to quantum mechanics, that adage applies even if you've got only one particle to transmit messages with.
Feb 23 3:05PM Science News

Incredible Hubble discovery in deep space could rewrite rules of physics
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has returned some weird data from deep space and, if true, it could be about to change things in a big way. The Hubble Space Telescope has been in our orbit for nearly 30 years, returning data and photographs - both beautiful and scientifically important - of our universe.
Feb 23 2:25PM Silicon Republic

Friday fold: some Google Earth views of Namibia
In preparing last week's Friday fold, I did some browsing around in Google Earth in northwestern Namibia, at the intersection between the Kaoko and Damara deformational belts. Man, it's incredible there.
Feb 23 1:24PM Mountain Beltway

SpaceX Completes Successful Launch, Narrowly Misses Catching $6 Million Nose Cone
As part of his "rocket reusability" ethos, Elon Musk had hoped to use a giant net on a boat to catch the rocket's protective covering. It turns out it's hard to catch stuff falling from space.
Feb 22 7:00PM NPR-Space

Mitchell with 17 leads San Diego State over Air Force 67-56
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Matt Mitchell scored 17 points and San Diego State beat Air Force 67-56 on Wednesday night.
Feb 22 4:56AM AP

Can We Change The Past?
Putting humans and consciousness aside, at the level of quantum particles, Wheeler's delayed-choice experiments show that actions in the present can influence the past, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Feb 21 2:12PM NPR-Space

A Scientific Search For A Ghost (Particle)
Scientists put a lot of effort into uncovering the history of these tiny bits of matter, in the hopes that it will tell us something about the universe, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Feb 15 3:06PM NPR-Space