Turning Up the Heat on Orion’s Heat Shield…x2!

When NASA astronauts return from the Moon during the Artemis missions, their spacecraft will blast through Earth’s atmosphere at more than 25,000 miles per hour. At that screaming-fast speed, the Orion crew capsule will trigger two forms of heating – convective and radiant – that its heat shield must contend with to protect the spacecraft and crew.[…]

Top 10 Smartest Animals

10: Rat No. 10 in our countdown is the rat, a highly intelligent yet much-maligned animal in Western cultures. But in Chinese culture, the rat is well-regarded for its cunning and resourcefulness, and for good reason. It has successfully colonized every continent on Earth except for Antarctica. And if history is any indication, they’ll be[…]

The biggest calorie bomb at Thanksgiving dinner & 10 fun Thanksgiving food facts

There’s a lot that’s changed about Thanksgiving in the years since the Pilgrims gathered for their first meal of thanks. For instance, they weren’t were watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade while they basted their bird (that started in 1924) or rummaging through sale racks for a bargain sweater the day after on Black Friday.[…]

A new dinosaur species was discovered decades after its bones were excavated

A species of dinosaur has been discovered decades after its bones were unearthed, according to a new study. Scientists have named the ancient reptile Brighstoneus simmondsi, believed to be from the Lower Cretaceous period, about 125 million years ago. The genus Brighstoneous was named after Brighstone, an English town close to the excavation site. Simmondsi[…]