How ‘Flower Power’ Quite Literally Transformed Earth Millions of Years Ago

Following the time of the dinosaurs, it might well be that the evolution of flowering plants drove the explosion in the diversity of life on Earth, according to a 2021 paper. Most of the plants we now eat, drink, wear, and build with are of the flowering variety. They’re called angiosperms, which roughly translates from … Read more

Things are getting tense for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, literally

The tension is rising for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.  On Monday (Jan. 3), James Webb Space Telescope controllers began tightening the tension on its massive sunshield, a five-layer shield the size of a tennis court designed to keep the $10 billion observatory cool enough for science.  The task is the final step in unfolding … Read more