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The Science Love Song

Bizarrely heart-warming, from the guys at ASAPScience.

Watch ISS spacewalk Thursday

2 International Space Station (ISS) astronauts will perform a spacewalk on February 15. Live TV coverage starts at 10:30 UTC (5:30 a.m. EST). The spacewalk begins at 12:10 UTC (7:10 a.m. EST) and lasts about 6 hours.

Today is Chuck Yeager’s 95th birthday

Chuck Yeager, first pilot to break the sound barrier, personified what it meant to have “the right stuff.”

Future cities built with volcanic ash?

After water, concrete is the world’s most-used building material. MIT researchers worked with volcanic ash as a concrete additive and substantially reduced building costs.

Day Zero approaches as Cape Town’s water runs out

Cape Town – the South African city of 3.7 million people – is on the verge of running out of water. Day Zero is the day the taps will get turned off.

Where is Elon Musk’s car going?

It was meant to go into an orbit that would take it past Mars, but where’s it going really? Plus, see outer space from the vantage point of Starman, the mannequin in Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster, and much more.

Great Backyard Bird Count February 16–19

Scientists need your help counting birds for the 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count. It is free and easy to participate. Find out how here.

What is radiocarbon dating?

At a very steady rate, unstable carbon-14 gradually decays to carbon-12. The ratio of these carbon isotopes reveals the ages of some of Earth’s oldest inhabitants.

View of Winter Olympics from space

Ready for the Olympics? Here’s a look at the sites of the 2018 Winter Games, the South Korean cities of Pyeongchang and Gangneung, from above.

Harvard study links breast cancer to light at night

Artificial light has transformed the night sky, a change researchers continue to link to health problems.