The rise of the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. ran side by side with The Space Race. But even as African-Americans were fighting to sit at the same lunch counters and enjoy the same meals as their white counterparts, they were serving crucial roles in helping the country launch its space program. We talk with Steven Moss and Richard Paul, authors of "We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program." Also, hits from the '70s with Reclaimed Soul.
Often in science, a new insight doesn’t fit in with the old patterns. That means something, of course, is wrong – either the fresh idea, or everything we thought we knew leading up to it. In the latest installment of Clever Apes, we consider two of these curveballs.
The birth of star is just as traumatic as the birth of a person, only on a much larger scale.For years, astronomers have known that newly formed stars fire powerful beams of gas into space called "protostellar jets."