Chinas Change-4 Lands on Moons Far Side, Snaps…

The Chang’e-4 spacecraft sent back the world’s first close shot of moon’s far side after making a historic soft landing. (Credit: CNSA) Making Lunar History For the first time in history, a spacecraft has landed…

With A Genetic Tweak, Crops That Grow 40…

(Credit: Fotokostic/Shutterstock) What if your ability to feed yourself was dependent on a process that made a mistake 20 percent of the time? We face this situation every day. That’s because the plants that produce…

Two for One: How Our Brains Reward Us…

Feel the dopamine. (Credit: Syda Productions/Shutterstock) Food. It’s probably on your mind quite a bit this holiday season, whether you’re anticipating festive meals or dreading the pounds you might pack on during a bout of…

Figuring Out How Plants Grow in Space is…

This is Arabidopsis thaliana, the plant species grown aboard the International Space Station and analyzed in this study. This work could support future efforts to grow food in space. (Credit: Eric Belfield) Space Plants Will…

How We Found Jupiters 79 (At Least) Moons

The moon Io is tiny compared to mighty Jupiter, but still among the easiest of Jupiter’s many moons to spot. (Credit: Cassini Imaging Team/SSI/JPL/ESA/NASA) Jupiter is king of the planets. It’s huge, it’s bright in…

Do You Believe in Eye-Beams?

Do you believe that people’s eyes emit an invisible beam of force? According to a rather fun paper in PNAS, you probably do, on some level, believe that. The paper is called Implicit model of…