Space Junk

02nd June 2021

You probably saw recent news coverage of the debris from a Chinese Long March 5B rocket reentering the atmosphere. At this point, exact details are scarce, but Chinese state media reported that it landed harmlessly in the ocean, some distance west of the Maldives. An official statement from US Space Command confirmed the reentry, but…

Virology

13th May 2020

“I want to be a virologist when I grow up!” is probably not what most parents hear when their children are dreaming of the future, but over the last few months the field of virology has been getting a lot of press. One thing that all of this media exposure has made clear is that…

Looking for a New Home

22nd January 2020

Recent studies found that 2019 was the second hottest year since record keeping began in the 1880s. It is closing out the hottest decade on record (and yes, we are aware that the decade doesn’t really end on a 9, it is just a way of referring to the period from 2010 to 2019…). This…