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Scientists memorialize the first glacier lost to climate change in Iceland

Scientists memorialize the first glacier lost to climate change in Iceland

The demise of Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, will be memorialized with a plaque by researchers from Rice University in Houston. Yes, we are memorializing glaciers now, and no, this is not a joke. The monument to Okjökull glacier in Borgarfjörður, Iceland, will be installed on August 18 in a public…MORE

Yukiya Amano, chief of global nuclear watchdog, dead at 72

Yukiya Amano, chief of global nuclear watchdog, dead at 72

Yukiya Amano, the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has died at the age of 72, the agency said in a statement Monday. Amano led the UN nuclear watchdog for a decade, overseeing the agency through the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster and the tense negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. “The Secretariat of…MORE

British Airways cancels flights to Cairo for 7 days; Lufthansa does the same, for 1 day

British Airways cancels flights to Cairo for 7 days; Lufthansa does the same, for 1 day

British Airways announced Saturday that flights to Cairo were being canceled for seven days “as a precaution to allow for further assessment.” The announcement came as the UK Foreign Office warned citizens traveling to Egypt of a “heightened risk of terrorism against aviation.” “There’s a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation. Additional security measures are…MORE

Expedition 60 crew launches to space station on Apollo 11 anniversary

Expedition 60 crew launches to space station on Apollo 11 anniversary

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, two astronauts and a cosmonaut launched to the International Space Station. The multinational crew making up Expedition 60 is NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov. Expedition 60 is the space station mission that began June 24…MORE

Floating food: The history of eating in space

Floating food: The history of eating in space

Most people’s experience with space food is limited to the vacuum packed slabs of freeze-dried Neapolitan ice cream sold in science gift shops. In fact, that “space ice cream” never made its way into space. NASA deemed it too crumbly, a problem to think about when developing food to eat in space as rogue crumbs…MORE