Wednesday's science stories


Bryan Walsh
Nov 24, 2021 - Science

How to program biology like a computer

Illustration of a scientist holding a petri dish full of binary code
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Pentagon forms group to investigate UFO reports

The Pentagon
The Pentagon. Photo: NIck Kirkpatrick/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Miriam Kramer
Updated Nov 24, 2021 - Science

NASA probe launches on mission to redirect an asteroid

A screenshot of NASA's DART mission spacecraft launching into space.
Photo: NASA
Miriam Kramer
Nov 23, 2021 - Science

Last blasts of a dying star

The white dwarf KPD 0005+5106 seen in X-ray. Photo: NASA/CXC/ASIAA/Y.-H. Chu, et al.
The white dwarf KPD 0005+5106 seen in X-ray. Photo: NASA/CXC/ASIAA/Y.-H. Chu, et al.
Miriam Kramer
Nov 23, 2021 - Science

How space sticks in the minds of amateur astronauts

Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios
Jacob Knutson
Nov 23, 2021 - Science

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to send Michael Strahan to space

"Good Morning America" co-host Michael Strahan at the 90th Academy Awards in March 2018.
“Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan at the 90th Academy Awards in March 2018. Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images
Miriam Kramer
Nov 23, 2021 - Science

NASA's 911 for asteroids

Illustration: Trent Joaquin/Axios

British Columbia bracing for "parade of storms" amid flood recovery

 Satellite images taken last Friday of flooding in Sumas Prairie to the east of Abbotsford.
Satellite images taken last Friday of flooding in Sumas Prairie to the east of Abbotsford in British Columbia, Canada, near the border with the U.S. Photo: Maxar Technologies