Ruth Gates, Scientific Champion of Coral Reefs, Dies at 56

Ruth Gates, Scientific Champion of Coral Reefs, Dies at 56

By Katharine Q. Seelye, New York Times Ruth Gates, a renowned marine biologist who made it her life’s work to save the world’s fragile coral reefs from the deadening effects of warming water temperatures, died on Oct. 25 in Kailua, Hawaii. She was 56. The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology in Manoa, where Gates was […]

Behold the first ever 8K video shot in space

Behold the first ever 8K video shot in space

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Depending on how you like the fidelity of your visual element will determine whether or not you have the gear capable of playing Nasa’s latest video. The space agency has filmed the first ever 8K footage from […]

New species of sauropod dinosaurs discovered in Argentina

New species of sauropod dinosaurs discovered in Argentina

A team of Spanish and Argentine paleontologists have discovered the remains of a dinosaur that lived 110 million years ago in the center of the country, the National University of La Matanza revealed Friday. The remains came from three separate dinosaurs from the herbivorous group of sauropods, the best known of which are the Diplodocus […]

NASA's Parker Solar Probe now holds record for Closest Spacecraft to Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe now holds record for Closest Spacecraft to Sun

« Older: APSU Football falls at home to Eastern Kentucky, 17-13 November 4, 2018 |   Written by Sarah FrazierNASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD – The NASA Parker Solar Probe now holds the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object. The spacecraft passed the current record of […]

How Apollo 8 Survived the Risky Trip to the Far Side of the Moon | Apollo

How Apollo 8 Survived the Risky Trip to the Far Side of the Moon | Apollo

Apollo 8 initially intended to stay close to home, testing crucial equipment in Earth’s orbit and helping to ensure everything would be ready when the time came to put a man on the Moon. But just four months before launch, the mission was drastically changed and a crew already in training was given a new […]

Whoa, dinosaur eggs looked more dope than we thought

Whoa, dinosaur eggs looked more dope than we thought

When it comes to egg art, modern birds have the market cornered. Turtles and lizards and alligators encase their spawn in plain white, while bird eggs appear in bright blues and browns and speckles galore. For a long time, scientists thought this colorful trait was entirely unique to modern avians. But our winged friends may […]

Russia plans first manned launch to ISS Dec 3 after accident

Russia plans first manned launch to ISS Dec 3 after accident

Russia hopes to launch three crew for the International Space Station on December 3, the first manned blast-off since an accident this month, the Roscosmos space agency said Wednesday. Russia, the only country able to ferry astronauts to the orbiting science lab, suspended all launches after a Soyuz rocket failed on October 11 just minutes […]

Birds Got Their Colorful, Speckled Eggs From Dinosaurs

Birds Got Their Colorful, Speckled Eggs From Dinosaurs

Arrangement of colored oviraptor-like eggs in an oviraptorid nest arrangement Jasmina Wiemann/Yale University hide caption toggle caption Jasmina Wiemann/Yale University Assortment of paleognath and neognath bird eggs and a fossil theropod egg (right). Jasmina Wiemann/Yale University hide caption toggle caption Jasmina Wiemann/Yale University Assortment of paleognath and neognath bird eggs and a fossil theropod egg […]

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