Astronomers Find Best Evidence Yet for Alien Life on Saturn's Moon

Though Cassini ended its exploration of the Saturn system by purposefully plunging into the ringed planet last September, the spacecraft's enormous trove of data is stuffed with treasures waiting to be mined. Spacecraft scheduled to launch soon... More..

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Strawberry Moon rises over Western Washington tonight
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Strawberry Moon rises over Western Washington tonight

The Farmer's Almanac says that during opposition, when the planet is opposite the sun in the sky, Saturn is closer to Earth than at any other time of year. In 2016, the Strawberry Full Moon fell on the Summer...More..

NASA shares photo of blue sand dune on Mars
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

NASA shares photo of blue sand dune on Mars

The orbiter also relays data from NASA Mars surface craft, such as the rovers Opportunity and Curiosity, back to Earth. Without the camera, the human eye would see a gray slate and not much else. The huge, co...More..

Five people killed in Toronto; police chief condemns ‘gang subculture’
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Five people killed in Toronto; police chief condemns ‘gang subculture’

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said he is very troubled by the shooting. According to a Facebook user, Michael Appiah-Boateng who shared the news, Jenas was sitting in the back seat of a auto with three...More..

The coldest temperature on Earth has been updated - and it’s ungodly low
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

The coldest temperature on Earth has been updated - and it’s ungodly low

Researchers from the University of Boulder Colorado discovered the low temperatures after analyzing data from several Earth-observing satellites rather than relying on weather stations. The researchers behind...More..

Full Moon June 2017: When And How To See The Strawberry Moon
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Full Moon June 2017: When And How To See The Strawberry Moon

For June, the tribes referred to the full moon as the strawberry moon because June was the prime month for strawberries to be harvested. Slooh's Storyteller Helen Avery will be telling us about why this parti...More..

Fantastic New View of Ryugu Asteroid Reveals a Distinctly Dice-Like Shape
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Fantastic New View of Ryugu Asteroid Reveals a Distinctly Dice-Like Shape

The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 reached its nearest distance to its target asteroid, the Ryugu. The spacecraft, which has flown almost 280 million kilometers since taking to the skies, is part of a sample...More..

by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Strawberry Moon 2018: Will June’s full moon affect your sleep?

It'll also have a reddish "blood moon" colour. The Super Blue Blood moon was spotted across Asia, North America, Australia, New Zealand, most of central and eastern Europe, and some parts of South America a...More..

Full moon alert: Saturn and Strawberry moon to brighten the night sky
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Full moon alert: Saturn and Strawberry moon to brighten the night sky

The phenomenon known as a strawberry moon should be visible across the Pacific Northwest Wednesday night, weather permitting. Saturn and the Moon are locked in a attractive harmony, and they'll appear right...More..

International Space Station launches RemoveDebris, first mission to harpoon space junk
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

International Space Station launches RemoveDebris, first mission to harpoon space junk

The Britain-built satellite, named RemoveDEBRIS mission , is one of the world's first attempts to tackle the build-up of risky space debris orbiting the Earth, the British space agency said in a statement ...More..

Builders of Stonehenge 'were skilled astronomers'
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Builders of Stonehenge 'were skilled astronomers'

John Martineau, contributor and editor of the new book published by Wooden Books, agrees. According to the authors, all the Neolithic monuments were built by the astronomers of those times to easily calcula...More..

‘Once in a blue dune’: NASA shares striking image of Martian crater
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

‘Once in a blue dune’: NASA shares striking image of Martian crater

The Opportunity rover has survived in Mars for almost 15 years despite being designed for a 90-day period, so it's safe to say that this is a spacecraft that's tough and resilient. The colossal storm has now ...More..

by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Ground below Antarctica found to be rising rapidly- What happens next?

And thinning ice in Antarctica may be responsible. According to the researchers, a quick rate of rebound could curb ice loss in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, contrary to previous studies that had warned of its ...More..

Train Derailment Reportedly Spills 230,000 Gallons of Oil Into Water
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Train Derailment Reportedly Spills 230,000 Gallons of Oil Into Water

BNSF spokesman Andy Williams says 33 oil tanker cars hauling crude oil from Alberta, Canada, derailed around 4:30 a.m. Friday just south of Doon. (Doon) (AP)- Clean up is underway at the site of that train de...More..

by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

RemoveDEBRIS deploys from the ISS

Engineers at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom confirmed about 2 hours later that they had contacted the spacecraft from their facilities in Guildford, Surrey, a small town in southern England. A...More..

NASA's Curiosity rover captures images of Martian dust storm
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

NASA's Curiosity rover captures images of Martian dust storm

A self-portrait taken by NASA's Curiosity rover taken on Sol 2082 (June 15, 2018). According to NASA, the Mars Close Approach happens roughly every 26 months when Earth and Mars come nearest to each other...More..

NASA reveals new plan to stop asteroids before they hit Earth
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

NASA reveals new plan to stop asteroids before they hit Earth

NASA's planetary defense officer, Lindley Johnson, says scientists have found 95 percent of all near-Earth objects measuring one kilometer (two-thirds of a mile) or bigger. "Part of what this action plan is abo...More..

Bucks councils rise to the challenge of Clean Air Day
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Bucks councils rise to the challenge of Clean Air Day

Evidence shows that spending time in areas with high levels of air pollution can worsen asthma symptoms, damage lung function and cause other health problems such as heart attacks, strokes and low birth weigh...More..

Millions of British children exposed to harmful pollution
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Millions of British children exposed to harmful pollution

The BHF is urging government to make this happen by adopting World Health Organisation (WHO) air quality guidelines into United Kingdom law. Free resources including toolkits and social media guides have been o...More..

Rex could not stick out its tongue
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Rex could not stick out its tongue

The study concludes most dinosaur tongues were anchored down to the floor of the mouth, similar to those of current-day alligators. The new investigation, carried out by the University of Texas at Austin in...More..

Scientists discover a new ancient species and name it after President Obama
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Scientists discover a new ancient species and name it after President Obama

The second part of the name is a reference to Jane Fargher, one of the owners of the property where the experts discovered the fossils . This isn't the first time an animal has been named after Obama. Dic...More..

EU authorities reach new deal on governance of the Energy Union
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

EU authorities reach new deal on governance of the Energy Union

The system also aims to build trust and consensus between member states on energy and climate matters. The first of these plans will cover the period from 2021 to 2030, taking into consideration also a longer-t...More..

Geely's Volvo aims for more recycled plastics in new cars
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Geely's Volvo aims for more recycled plastics in new cars

The automotive supply chain is more than just the parts making up a finished vehicle, and just as Renault is working to ensure all the parts of its cars can be streamed for recycling at end of life, Volvo is ...More..

This toxic plant can cause 3rd-degree-burns and blindness
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

This toxic plant can cause 3rd-degree-burns and blindness

Though common in NY state, which has spent millions fighting the plant, and elsewhere in the Northeast, the giant hogweeds in Berryville and Frederick County are the plant's first known locations in Virginia. C...More..

Mars, Earth: 15 Years Since Planets Have Been This Close
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mars, Earth: 15 Years Since Planets Have Been This Close

The planet looks bigger and brighter because she is now much closer to us than over the past 15 years. Some perihelic oppositions bring Earth and Mars closer together than others. Mars won't be this close aga...More..

Rising Seas Could Swamp More Than 300000 US Houses
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Rising Seas Could Swamp More Than 300000 US Houses

But experts warn that ignoring sea level rise won't prevent a looming economic crisis caused by water-logged homes that will someday become unsafe, uninhabitable and too costly to insure. A slow-moving disast...More..

Farewell to the Oldest Sumatran Orangutan in the World!
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Farewell to the Oldest Sumatran Orangutan in the World!

Holly Thompson, a primate supervisor at the zoo, said it was hard to end Puan's life on Monday, but noted it was the right and respectful choice. "There really aren't words to describe Puan and the impact she...More..

by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Antarctica lost three trillion tonnes of ice in blink of an eye

West Antarctica experienced the greatest recent change, with ice loss rising from 58.4 billion tons (53 billion metric tons) per year in the 1990s, to 175.3 billion tons (159 billion metric tons) a year since 2...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Plant that causes third-degree burns and blindness spotted in Shenandoah Valley

The giant hogweed plant itself ( Heracleum mantegazzianum ) is technically a biennial or perennial herb in the carrot family. The Giant Hogweed is now listed on the Virginia Invasive Plants Early Detection S...More..

Scientists stumbled upon an ancient frog, frozen in amber
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Scientists stumbled upon an ancient frog, frozen in amber

Dr David Blackburn , study co-author and the associate curator of herpetology at the Florida Museum of Natural History , said: "It's nearly unheard of to get a fossil frog from this time period that is sm...More..