5 things to know for Dec. 2: Trump, Rail strike, Student loans, China protests, NASA

CNN – Tesla delivered its first electric Semi trucks to customers this week, five years after the prototype was first unveiled. And considering the automaker’s fascination with distinct designs, the truck’s unusual interior comes as no surprise. Here’s what else you need to know Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can … Read more

China launches 3 astronauts to new space station

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN – Three astronauts lifted off to China’s nearly completed space station on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the country’s long-term presence in space. It’s a major achievement for China’s ambitious space program, which has … Read more

5 things to know for November 16: Trump, NASA, Immigration, Ukraine, Cold weather

CNN – Apple launched a new iPhone feature this week that promises to let users contact emergency dispatchers when cell phone service is unavailable. It functions using a network of satellites orbiting above the Earth at 16,000 mph. When CNN tested the tool’s reliability, it showed lifesaving potential – but also revealed some significant caveats. … Read more

Tonga eruption’s towering plume reached the third layer of Earth’s atmosphere

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN – When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted underwater in January, it created a plume of ash and water that broke through the third layer of the Earth’s atmosphere. It was the highest-recorded volcanic … Read more

Tonga eruption was the highest-recorded volcanic plume

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN – When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted underwater in January, it created a plume of ash and water that broke through the third layer of the Earth’s atmosphere. It was the highest-recorded volcanic … Read more

Ancient DNA reveals the social lives of Neanderthals

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN – Neanderthal is an insult still lobbed about to suggest someone is dim-witted and out of touch. The more we learn about our Stone Age cousins, however, the more it appears … Read more

5 things to know for October 14: January 6, Parkland, Raleigh, Ukraine, NASA

CNN – The future of some of America’s beloved retail stores is looking questionable right now amid fierce online competition. Bed Bath & Beyond, Rite Aid, Party City, Tuesday Morning and Joann are among several chains that may not survive a recession due to their elevated risk of bankruptcy, according to credit agencies. Here’s what … Read more

Exclusive: Musk’s SpaceX says it can no longer pay for critical satellite services in Ukraine, asks Pentagon to pick up the tab

Washington CNN – Since they first started arriving in Ukraine last spring, the Starlink satellite internet terminals made by Elon Musk’s SpaceX have been a vital source of communication for Ukraine’s military, allowing it to fight and stay connected even as cellular phone and internet networks have been destroyed in its war with Russia. So … Read more

William Shatner describes space travel in new book “Boldly Go”

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN – Astronauts have for decades described their trips to space as “breathtaking” and humbling, a reminder of the Earth’s fragility and humanity’s need to serve as stewards of our home planet. Actor William Shatner, … Read more

5 things to know for Sept. 28: Hurricane Ian, Jan. 6, Nord Stream, Immigration, NASA

CNN – The world’s first all-electric passenger aircraft has successfully taken to the sky with battery technology similar to that of an electric car or a cell phone. The zero-emission plane – named Alice – traveled at an altitude of 3,500 feet for eight minutes during its inaugural flight on Tuesday. Now, the company behind … Read more