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Over 170 Environmental Groups Say Trump’s Border Wall Will Destroy Fragile Ecosystems

November 8, 2018 President Trump says that his proposed wall between Mexico and the U.S. is to “secure the border” from illegal immigrants, but its effects would go far beyond dividing humans. In a letter sent to secretary of homeland security Kirstjen M. Nielsen on Nov. 6, over 170 environment and conservation groups...

Your Google Data Could Pinpoint Where You Got Food Poisoning

November 7, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If you’ve had the misfortune of getting food poisoning, you don’t soon forget it. The good news is that epidemiologists, scientists that study diseases, are working on how to find sources of food-borne illnesses faster, and the key may be your Google search history. In a study published Oct. 6...

The Father of the Internet Wants to Save the Web From Itself

November 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Twenty-nine years ago, as the architect behind the web’s first browser and server, Tim Berners-Lee built the internet. ”I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities, and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries,” he wrote in a 2017 open letter....

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Just Made The Fastest And Closest-Ever Sweep Of The Sun

November 1, 2018 It lights our sky day after day, so the sun feels familiar to us. But there’s a lot we still don’t know about it. That’s why NASA launched its Parker Solar Probe—to learn more about how the sun works. This week, the spacecraft broke two records: It flew closer to...

Everything You Need To Know About 5G

October 31, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If you have a smart phone, you’ve seen the icon at the top of your screen that shows you the type network you’re on, like 3G, Edge, or LTE. Now, 5G is on the way—but what does that actually mean? Here’s a quick primer. What does 5G stand for? 5G...

NASA’s First Female Chief Spaceflight Director is Holly Ridings

September 18, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA announced Tuesday that Holly Ridings will serve as the Johnson Space Center’s chief flight director. She will be the first woman in NASA’s 60-year history to hold the position. In her new role, Ridings will lead all human spaceflight missions from Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center in Houston,...

NASA's First Female Chief Spaceflight Director Is Holly Ridings

September 18, 2018 NASA Monday announced that Holly Ridings will serve as the Johnson Space Center’s chief flight director. She will be the first woman in NASA’s 60-year history to hold the position. In her new role, Ridings will lead all human spaceflight missions from Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center in Houston,...