Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly ending Twitter fight with Russian space chief: report

Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly plans to halt his Twitter fight with a senior Russian space official, which was sparked by the country’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. In a CNN report ¬†published on Tuesday (March 15), Kelly said that NASA had requested that he and other former agency astronauts stop such feuds, as they could … Read more

Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly giving back Russian spaceflight medal

Scott Kelly has found another way to protest Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The former NASA astronaut has been a vocal opponent of the invasion, expressing his displeasure with Russian aggression frequently via Twitter, and in Russian to boot. (All astronauts who visit the International Space Station must speak English and Russian, and Kelly has … Read more

Russian space chief, former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly trade barbs on Twitter

The space partnership between Russia and the U.S. looks shakier and shakier every day. That partnership has been fraying badly since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, spurring the United States and a number of other countries to impose new economic sanctions. Russian space officials have decried these sanctions; in response, they have stopped the … Read more

A Rare, Isolated Script Invented From Scratch Holds Clues to The Evolution of Writing

A rare script from a language in Liberia has provided some new insights into how written languages evolve. “The Vai script of Liberia was created from scratch in about 1834 by eight completely illiterate men who wrote in ink made from crushed berries,” says¬†linguistic anthropologist Piers Kelly, now at the University of New England, Australia. … Read more