Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve – BBC News

Image copyright ESA A group of aurora enthusiasts have found a new type of light in the night sky and named it Steve. Eric Donovan from the University of Calgary in Canada spotted the feature in photos shared on a Facebook group. He did not recognise it as a catalogued phenomenon and although the group […]

Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve – BBC News

Image copyright ESA A group of aurora enthusiasts have found a new type of light in the night sky and named it Steve. Eric Donovan from the University of Calgary in Canada spotted the feature in photos shared on a Facebook group. He did not recognise it as a catalogued phenomenon and although the group […]

I went to the March for Science and the signs are troubling – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Enlarge Image It’s baseball season. Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Donald Trump has shown how tiny soundbites can turn into earfuls. The truth just doesn’t cut it anymore. You have to have short, memorable phrases that stir emotions and make excellent Twitter hashtags. […]

Scientists stunned by huge discovery in Antarctica – BABW News

Scientists have just stumbled upon a major discovery in Antarctica, and an incredibly alarming one at that. Researchers at Columbia University’s Earth Institute have found that melting is occurring at a much faster pace than had previously been thought, and it’s only likely to increase. The findings, which were published in the journal Nature, stated […]

[ April 22, 2017 ] Cygnus freighter arrives at space station with bounty of supplies and new science Atlas 5 – Spaceflight Now

CAPE CANAVERAL — A commercial Cygnus freighter made a science-enabling delivery to the International Space Station today, bringing about 7,500 pounds of cargo to the outpost under NASA’s privatized logistics shipment program. Completing a flawless automated rendezvous before being reeled in by the Canadarm2, the ceremonially-dubbed S.S. John Glenn resupply ship was grappled at 6:05.a.m. […]

Why whale and boat collisions may be more common than we thought – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share A new study sounds the alarm on whales being struck by boats, ships, and other vessels. It suggests the number of collisions are much higher than you’d think. USA TODAY In this undated photo provided by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation a humpback whale bears injuries and wounds consistent with […]

Cassini Has Made Earth Feel Small, But Part of Something Bigger – Gizmodo

Image: NASA Earth is exhausting—excruciatingly so, if you’re a young curmudgeon like me. At times, performing even the most mundane tasks, like commuting on a crowded, smelly subway car, feels like an Olympic marathon designed to test one’s patience. Space compels us because it forces us to think outside this myopic view of ourselves—not in […]

Happy Earth Day. Enjoy It While You Last. – Bloomberg

The people who know the most about life on Earth tend to be the most impressed by its staying power. Harvard professor Andrew Knoll marvels that our planet has sustained life continuously for four billion years — most of its 4.5 billion years in existence. This is not just a matter of location, said Knoll, […]

Lyrid meteor shower 2017: The best times to watch and how – AL.com

Want to see some shooting stars? The annual Lyrid meteor shower can provide a good opportunity for stargazers of all levels. And this weekend will provide some of the best nights for viewing. The Lyrid meteors are really pieces of debris from a comet named Thatcher (or Comet C/1861 G1). The meteors shoot across our sky […]

For scientists, marching is just the start – USA TODAY

Members of the scientific community, environmental advocates and supporters demonstrate in favor of climate change research in Boston last month.(Photo: Steven Senne, AP) Hundreds of scientists and advocates in Washington and 514 locations around the world will rally Saturday to support the scientific community and showcase the role science plays in everyday life. While the March for Science is one visible way to […]

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