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Posted Thursday, 16 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

SpaceX, the private rocket company founded by Elon Musk, will try again on Thursday evening to launch dozens of satellites at once. Wednesday’s attempt to launch Starlink, the company’s bid to get into the space-based internet business, was postponed ...

Posted Thursday, 16 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

The goal of Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, is to send people to space. But how can he possibly pay for such an expensive venture? SpaceX, for all its successes, is still a fairly small company, and the profit margin on rocket...

Posted Thursday, 16 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

The goal of Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, is to send people to space. But how can he possibly pay for such an expensive venture? SpaceX, for all its successes, is still a fairly small company, and the profit margin on rocket...

Posted Thursday, 25 April 2019 ‐ The New York Times

The Antarctic’s second-largest colony of emperor penguins collapsed in 2016, with more than 10,000 chicks lost, and the population has not recovered, according to a new study. Many of the adults relocated nearby, satellite imagery shows, but the fact...

Posted Wednesday, 17 April 2019 ‐ The New York Times

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Thomas Fuller, a national correspondent based in San Francisco, discussed the tech he’s using. As a national reporter, you often find yourself...

Posted Friday, 12 April 2019 ‐ The New York Times

There’s something new in Yellowstone National Park, and it’s hot and corrosive. It’s also, “been sneaking up on the park for the last 20 years,” and has grown to be the size of four soccer fields, said Greg Vaughan, a research scientist with...

Posted Wednesday, 10 April 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Fourteen months ago, SpaceX’s giant Falcon Heavy rocket roared majestically off the launchpad for the first time. It became the most powerful rocket in operation on Earth today. The launch was only a test flight, and the rocket was not carrying...

Posted Tuesday, 02 April 2019 ‐ The New York Times

NEW DELHI — NASA has criticized India for the antisatellite test it carried out with great fanfare last week, saying it was riskier than officials claimed and created debris that could threaten the International Space Station. “That kind of activity...

Posted Wednesday, 27 March 2019 ‐ The New York Times

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India announced on Wednesday that India had shot down a satellite in a ballistic missile test, escalating the country’s rivalry with China and Pakistan, and demonstrating a strategic strength that few...

Posted Wednesday, 27 March 2019 ‐ The New York Times

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India announced on Wednesday that India had shot down a low-orbit satellite with a missile in a test, hailing it as a major moment of national pride. If confirmed, a successful missile test would put India in ...

Posted Tuesday, 19 March 2019 ‐ The New York Times

[This article has been updated for 2019’s vernal equinox. Sync your calendar with the solar system.] Bees buzzing, flowers blooming and birds singing are some telltale signs...

Posted Saturday, 09 March 2019 ‐ The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump was forced to publicly acknowledge this past week what American intelligence officials said they had long been telling the White House: Even during eight months of blossoming diplomacy, Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, ...

Posted Tuesday, 05 February 2019 ‐ The New York Times

On Sept. 28, a powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a tsunami that devastated the provincial capital, Palu. The two events together killed more than 2,200 people in the region. Although Indonesia is one of the most...

Posted Thursday, 24 January 2019 ‐ The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — In October, the Chinese province of Guangdong — the manufacturing center on the southern coast that drives 12 percent of the country’s economy — stopped publishing a monthly report on the health of its local factories. For five...

Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2018 ‐ The New York Times

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — When President Trump started the new year by suspending billions of dollars of security aid to Pakistan, one theory was that it would scare the Pakistani military into cooperating better with its American allies. The reality was...

Posted Tuesday, 11 December 2018 ‐ The New York Times

Recently, officials in California announced that the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, had been fully contained. The achievement was made possible through the hard work of firefighters on the ground, with some help from above: a ...

Posted Friday, 23 November 2018 ‐ The New York Times

The eastern section of Antarctica is buried beneath a thick ice sheet. Some scientists simply assumed that under that cold mass there was nothing more than a “frozen tectonic block,” a somewhat homogeneous mass that distinguished it from the mixed up ...

Posted Sunday, 11 November 2018 ‐ The New York Times

This weekend, a small rocket company will try to launch its first commercial mission. It will not be nearly as big a spectacle as the maiden flight of SpaceX’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket in February, which propelled Elon Musk’s sports car on a...

Posted Wednesday, 10 October 2018 ‐ The New York Times

Just after sundown on Sunday, people around Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California looked up and spotted the red glare of a rocket. Mara Altman was at a fund-raiser dinner on a farm outside San Diego. A mariachi band had just started playing...

Posted Monday, 08 October 2018 ‐ The New York Times

PARIS — In a wing of a massive former bank building here in the French capital, dozens of youthful women and men gather around computer screens. This collection of around 100 mathematicians, software engineers and petroleum analysts are bent on shaking ...