Auroras unlock the physics of energetic processes in space

Auroras unlock the physics of energetic processes in space

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space, according to new UCL-led research. Auroras are a tell-tale sign of physical processes in space, acting like TV screens by showing what happens millions of kilometres away from Earth where our planet’s […]

NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua

NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua

In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as ‘Oumuamua – the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. The infrared Spitzer was one of many telescopes pointed at ‘Oumuamua in the weeks after its discovery that October. ‘Oumuamua was too faint for Spitzer to detect when it […]

Scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming

Scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming

The sun sets over sea ice floating on the Victoria Strait along the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago during the summer of 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Chris Mooney Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment. Brady Dennis Reporter focusing on environmental policy and public health issues November 13 at 10:41 PM Scientists […]

Climate change may have made the Arctic deadlier for baby shorebirds

Climate change may have made the Arctic deadlier for baby shorebirds

Climate change may be flipping good Arctic neighborhoods into killing fields for baby birds. Every year, shorebirds migrate thousands of kilometers from their southern winter refuges to reach Arctic breeding grounds. But what was once a safer region for birds that nest on the ground now has higher risks from predators than nesting in the […]

How ants and plants developed a mutually beneficial partnership

How ants and plants developed a mutually beneficial partnership

Ants have been feasting on plants for millions of years, but eventually, plants evolved a system of features that allowed them to use foraging ants to their advantage. Over time, plants have evolved to produce nectar that attracts ants and hollow thorns that ants can use for shelter. Sometimes, ants will even defend a plant […]

In the Grand Canyon found traces of an unknown ancient reptile

In the Grand Canyon found traces of an unknown ancient reptile

Unknown reptile lived on Earth 310 million years ago. The researchers note that the set of footprints stretches to the meter and unusual way – on the diagonal. The traces belong to the Carboniferous period when the Earth was inhabited by plants gymnosperms and the first reptiles. “The tracks look as […]

Science body teams up with NASA for ecology mission

Science body teams up with NASA for ecology mission

New Zealand’s Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) has partnered with NASA to measure the temperature of plants, to find out how they respond to stress. Photo: NASA/Goddard/NPP NASA has delivered its ECOSTRESS instrument, which is roughly the size of a refrigerator, to the International Space Station, as part of a one-year mission. It captures […]

Capsule returns to Earth in milestone for Japanese space missions

Capsule returns to Earth in milestone for Japanese space missions

A capsule ejected from a space cargo vessel returned to Earth on Sunday, bringing back experiment samples from the International Space Station in the first such mission for Japan. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency said the capsule, measuring 84 centimeters in width and 66 cm in height, made a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific near […]

'Bionic mushroom' can generate electricity without using fossil fuels

'Bionic mushroom' can generate electricity without using fossil fuels

‘Bionic mushroom’ can generate electricity without using fossil fuels  Digital Trends Researchers Use 3D Printing To Create Bionic Mushroom That Generates Electricity  The Inquisitr Researchers create ‘bionic mushroom’ that produces electricity  USA TODAY “Bionic Mushrooms” Fuse Nanotech, Bacteria and Fungi | Stevens Institute of Technology  Stevens Institute of Technology Climate change: Bug covered ‘bionic mushroom’ generates clean energy  BBC News […]

How to Watch a Near-Earth Asteroid Zoom Closer to Earth than the Moon

How to Watch a Near-Earth Asteroid Zoom Closer to Earth than the Moon

The two red lines pinpoint asteroid 2018 VX1 , which is visiting Earth’s neighborhood on Saturday. Credit: Gianluca Masi/Virtual Telescope Project Three chunky asteroids will zoom by Earth this weekend, and one of them is getting closer to our planet than the moon itself. On Saturday (Nov. 10), the near-Earth asteroid 2018 VX1 […]

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