Science

August 30, 2018

Pioneering NASA “Human Computer” Katherine Johnson Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

Katherine Johnson is one of the latest people to join the centenarian club—she welcomed her 100th birthday on August 26, 2018. Known as a “human computer,” the talented woman overcame racial and gender discrimination to become an integral part of the NASA space program. Her calculations helped make early human space flight possible. Chances are, you might be familiar with Johnson and her inspiring story; she was portrayed by Taraji P.

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August 15, 2018

Shocking 106-Year-Old Newspaper Article Predicts Global Warming

If you think the climate change debate is a recent issue, think again. For the past few years, an image of a 1912 article proclaiming that coal consumption can have a negative effect on the climate has circulated online. The image in question is from the August 14, 1912 issue of the New Zealand newspaper, Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette.

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July 27, 2018

Spectacular Shortlist for Best Astronomy Photos of the Year Announced

Aimed at awarding the best international space photography, the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest celebrates its 10th anniversary. The astrophotography competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London and showcases the immense talent it takes to capture space and the night sky. The competition has announced the shortlist of its 2018 contest—winners will be announced in October—with entries from around the globe.

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