Today's Science News

April 23, 2024

The Waning Reign of the Wetland Architect We Barely Know (Hint: Not a Beaver) - When I was a teenager, my parents bought a home near an old farm pond in Bangor, Maine.

Peatlands Are One of Earth’s Most Underrated Ecosystems - Five places that show the importance of peatlands as allies against climate change.

NASA Restores Communications with Voyager 1 - The venerable Voyager 1 spacecraft is finally phoning home again.

Tiny, 1800-year-old portrait of Alexander the Great found in Denmark - “I nearly fell out of my chair,” says Danish archaeologist Freerk Oldenburger referring to the moment he realised he was looking at a small bronze portrait of Alexander the Great found in Denmark.

Handbag designer jailed for wildlife smuggling - Nancy Gonzalez recruited relatives to smuggle purses made of illicit python and caiman into the US.

Father begins legal fight against BP for dead son - Hussein Julood says the burning of gas at a BP-run oil field in Iraq caused his son's leukaemia.

April 22, 2024

Sols 4161-4163: Double Contact Science - Earth planning date: Friday, April 19, 2024 Curiosity has a three-sol weekend plan coming up as it makes progress along the edge of upper Gediz Vallis ridge.

Concern grows as bird flu spreads further in US cows: 32 herds in 8 states - Experts say the US is not sharing as much data on the outbreak as it should.

NASA Astronaut to Inspire Artemis Generation in Boston - April 22, 2024

NASA Invites Media to Learn About New Tech Mission Powered by the Sun - A new NASA mission is testing a new way to navigate our solar system by hoisting its sail into space – not to catch the wind, but the propulsive power of sunlight.

Medical Providers Still Grappling With UnitedHealth Cyberattack: ‘More Devastating Than Covid’ - Two months after a cyberattack on a UnitedHealth Group subsidiary halted payments to some doctors, medical providers say they’re still grappling with the fallout, even though UnitedHealth told shareholders on Tuesday that business is largely back to normal.

Cosmic fountain is polluting intergalactic space with 50 million suns' worth of material - Astronomers have mapped a 20,000-light-year-long fountain of gas blasting from a nearby galaxy and polluting intergalactic space at 450 times the top speed of a jet fighter.

After Months of Gibberish, Voyager 1 Is Communicating Well Again - NASA scientists spent months coaxing the 46-year-old Voyager 1 spacecraft back into healthy communication

Coastal cities not safe from sea level rise warns oceanographer - A leading Australian oceanographer says Australia’s coastal cities, including Sydney, are “not viable” under high-end projections of future sea level rise from global warming.

The Feminist Botanist - A 19th-century tale of hermaphrodite flowers, Charles Darwin, and women’s right to vote.

High-speed imaging and AI help us understand how insect wings work - Too many muscles working too fast had made understanding insect flight challenging.

India aims to achieve 'debris-free' space missions by 2030 - India has announced its intent to join the global effort to reduce space debris in low Earth orbit.

NASA officially greenlights $3.35 billion mission to Saturn’s moon Titan - Dragonfly will push the boundaries of engineering and science as it explores Titan.

NASA Announces 30th Human Exploration Rover Challenge Winners - NASA announced the winners of the 30th Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) April 22, with Parish Episcopal School, from Dallas, winning first place in

Voyager Has Come Back Online After 5 Months - The Voyager 1 spacecraft launched in 1977 and is therefore the most remote human object in the universe, until it went dark 5 months ago and NASA engineers feared it lost.

Print Edition 54 - Issue 54 of the Nautilus print edition combines some of the best content from our January and February 2024 online issues.

Scientists use AI to reconstruct energetic flare blasted from Milky Way's supermassive black hole - Combining AI and observations of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, scientists have reconstructed a 3D video of Sagittarius A* and its environment.

Will We Know if TRAPPIST-1e has Life? - The search for extrasolar planets is currently undergoing a seismic shift.

Earth Day 2024: Witness our changing planet in 12 incredible satellite images - To commemorate Earth Day, enjoy these 12 NOAA satellite images that showcase the different ways this critical technology helps scientists keep an eye on our planet.

Occupations that are cognitively stimulating may be protective against later-life dementia - People with a history of cognitively stimulating occupations during their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s had a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia after age 70, according to a new study from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the Columbia Aging Center, and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Haunting photo of Earth and moon snapped by China's experimental lunar satellites - China's experimental moon satellites Tiandu-1 and 2 are testing lunar communications and navigation tech.

Scientists discover 1st-of-its-kind cell part born from a swallowed microbe - Researchers think a microbe that was engulfed by an algal cell 100 million years ago has since evolved into an integral part of the cell's machinery.

NASA Nurtures Promising Tech Ideas from Small Businesses - New space technology ideas emerge every day from innovators across the country, and NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program on Monday selected more than 100 projects for funding.

Our Beautiful Water World - This Jan. 30, 2012 image of Earth was created from photographs taken by the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard the Suomi NPP satellite.

Ice Age Fashion: The Murky Origins of Neanderthal Clothing - Did Neanderthals wear clothing, jewelry or other accessories?

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft finally phones home after 5 months of no contact - On Saturday, April 5, Voyager 1 finally "phoned home" and updated its NASA operating team about its health.

Advance in forensic fingerprint research provides new hope for cold cases - Researchers have unveiled a method capable of detecting drug substances from fingerprints lifted from crime scenes, which could provide fresh insights into unsolved cases.

Satellites watch as 4th global coral bleaching event unfolds (image) - Satellites are tracking in real time as multiple major coral reefs around the world get paler due to warming sea temperatures in the fourth-ever global bleaching event.

EARTH DAY 2024: Remembering Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, A Perspective on Fragility and Shared Responsibility. - As we celebrate Earth Day 2024, it’s worth a minute to reflect on the fragility and preciousness of our planet.

Preparation of single-atom catalysts for highly sensitive gas detecting - Gas sensors have been widely applied in areas such as medical health, environmental monitoring, and food safety.

'We were in disbelief': Antarctica is behaving in a way we've never seen before. Can it recover? - Antarctic sea ice has been disappearing over the last several summers.

Hundreds of emperor penguin chicks spotted plunging off a 50-foot cliff in 1st-of-its-kind footage - The fledglings are typically reared on floating platforms of sea ice, but an unprecedented decline in the ice extent has driven young onto cliffs.

'Unprecedented,' 'Gobsmacked', 'Unbelievable': Changes in Antarctica's sea ice could have dramatic impacts, says climate scientist Edward Doddridge - In 1898, the crew of the first scientific expedition to Antarctica became trapped inside sea ice around the southernmost continent.

Detecting cancer in minutes possible with just a drop of dried blood and new test, study hints - Early tests suggest that a new tool that requires only a single drop of blood could detect three of the deadliest forms of cancer.

New trailer for 'Star Wars Outlaws' video game proclaims a golden age for the underworld (video) - A new story trailer has dropped for Ubisoft's new "Star Wars Outlaws" video game.

EARTH DAY 2024: 10 Ways The Earth Has Changed Since the Pale Blue Dot Was Captured. - In 1990, the Voyager 1 spacecraft captured a groundbreaking photograph of Earth from a distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles).

The Earth Day 2024 Google doodle is a climate change reminder - For Earth Day this year, the Google doodle is highlighting areas of our planet it sees itself in.

Space manufacturing milestone as 8km of fibre optics made on ISS - An attempt to optimise optical fibre capabilities has led a team of scientists to undertake some space manufacturing – with immediate success.

Exploring the potential of single-atom catalysts - There is a high level of interest, even excitement, among chemists and materials scientists about the potential of single-atom catalysts (SACs), but their development relies on very specialized tools available only at synchrotrons like the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

Researchers break down pizza box recycling challenges, one slice at a time - Each day, roughly 43 million Americans eat at least one slice of pizza, according to experts.

Mathematicians Marvel at ‘Crazy’ Cuts Through Four Dimensions - Topologists prove two new results that bring some order to the confoundingly difficult study of four-dimensional shapes.

‘Vast and Rich:’ Studying the Ocean With NASA Computer Simulations - “Every time I help with visualizing [ocean] simulation data, I learn about an entirely new area of ocean or climate research, and I’m reminded of how vast and rich this area of research is.

Biden Kicks Off Earth Week with Solar Funding, Expanding Climate Corps - The Biden administration is marking Earth Week with announcements of solar power funding for lower-income communities, an expansion of the Climate Corps and Clean Air Act rules

Top Pharmaceutical Company evaluates Optimer for precision liver medicine - Optimer delivery vehicle has been shipped to a pharma partner for external evaluation.

Why is Methane Seeping on Mars? NASA Scientists Have New Ideas - The most surprising revelation from NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover — that methane is seeping from the surface of Gale Crater — has scientists scratching their heads.

China's new reusable rocket aces key engine tests - China has made progress on a powerful rocket engine to power its new reusable rockets that are expected to launch the nation's planned crewed moon missions.

If Strep Throat Is Highly Contagious, Why Isn’t There a Vaccine for It? - Though it’s one of the most common bacterial diseases, strep throat is still subject to uncertainty as scientists explore treatment options.

Time Slows Down When We See Something Memorable - New research shows that looking at memorable images can warp our perception of time

NASA Sets Coverage of Roscosmos Spacewalk Outside Space Station - NASA will provide live coverage, beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 25, as two Roscosmos cosmonauts conduct a spacewalk outside the International Space Station.

Keeping Telomeres in Their Places - New research reveals how cells prevent telomerase from meddling with double-stranded breaks.

James Webb Space Telescope documentary returns to IMAX theaters this week for Earth Day. Watch exclusive clips here (video) - New James Webb Space Telescope documentary, "Deep Sky," returns to IMAX screens for Earth Day.

Saturn’s Ocean Moon Enceladus Is Able To Support Life - Scientists could one day find traces of life on Enceladus, an ocean-covered moon orbiting Saturn.

Why Can we Lose Our Memory If we Experience a Concussion? - Sean D. Hollis, a specialist in brain injury explains why we have memory loss and other symptoms of a concussion and provides helpful recovery tips.

Save more than 50% on this Wi-Fi-enabled air purifier at Walmart - Save big on a Dr J Professional air purifier for your home at Walmart, now under $100.

Quantum Computers Can Run Powerful AI That Works like the Brain - The influential AI design that makes chatbots tick now runs on quantum computers

270 million people sinking in China’s cities - Dozens of Chinese scientists have raised a red flag using a detailed satellite data analysis to plot land movement across China, writing that a third of the

Research seeks solution to PFAS chemicals in waste - Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are looking for a better way to remove or degrade stubborn pollutants, also called forever chemicals, from waste before they impact human and animal health.

Alkali-decorated microenvironments aid Cu single atom catalysts in CO₂ hydrogenation - Since the advent of industrial revolution, the accumulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth's atmosphere has raised significant environmental and climate concerns.

This alloy is kinky - Researchers have uncovered a remarkable metal alloy that won t crack at extreme temperatures due to kinking, or bending, of crystals in the alloy at the atomic level.

Giant galactic explosion exposes galaxy pollution in action - Astronomers have produced the first high-resolution map of a massive explosion in a nearby galaxy, providing important clues on how the space between galaxies is polluted with chemical elements.

AI and physics combine to reveal the 3D structure of a flare erupting around a black hole - Based on radio telescope data and models of black hole physics, a team has used neural networks to reconstruct a 3D image that shows how explosive flare-ups in the disk of gas around our supermassive black hole might look.

Research Brief: Impacts of the Salinization of Small Urban Ponds - Stormwater retention ponds and other small, shallow water resources are often forgotten in limnological research.

'I nearly fell out of my chair': 1,800-year-old mini portrait of Alexander the Great found in a field in Denmark - The miniature bronze portrait depicts Alexander the Great with his wavy hair and crown of ram horns.

Experimental Ovarian Cryopreservation Could Delay Menopause, but Experts Are Weighing the Risks - Extracting, freezing and retransplanting slices of hormone-producing ovarian tissue could postpone menopause, but some experts say it’s not effective enough—or necessary

Researchers uncover kinky metal alloy that won't crack at extreme temperatures at the atomic level - A metal alloy composed of niobium, tantalum, titanium, and hafnium has shocked materials scientists with its impressive strength and toughness at both extremely hot and cold temperatures, a combination of properties that seemed so far to be nearly impossible to achieve.

James Webb telescope's 'shocking' discovery may hint at hidden exomoon around 'failed star' - JWST's surprise discovery of methane emissions and likely aurorae over a distant brown dwarf could indicate this "failed star" is orbited by an active moon.

Low-Earth Orbit Faces a Spiraling Debris Threat - Millions of human-made objects travel at high speeds in low-Earth orbit, polluting space and increasing the chance of collision with satellites and other spacecraft

European astronaut rookies make the grade - The European Space Agency's latest intake of astronauts complete their basic training.

How a Cloned Ferret Inspired a DNA Bank for Endangered Species - The birth of a cloned black-footed ferret named Elizabeth Ann, and her two new sisters, has sparked a new pilot program to preserve the tissues of hundreds of endangered species “just in case”

Did James Webb telescope images ‘break’ the universe? - James Webb data show bright, massive galaxies that would appear to require new physics to explain.

Scientists Say: Digital Footprint - Your digital footprint contains both what you post online — and information about your online activity collected by others.

California Is Lying About Recycling Plastic: Happy Earth Day - Recycling in America has long been controversial and no place more than California, where 'recycling garbage' was a short time ago one of California's top exports.

Will the Amazon Rain Forest Help Save the Planet? - Years in the making, a project in the Amazon rain forest is finally set to determine whether a rise in carbon dioxide could save one of the world’s largest carbon sinks.

Google builds an AI model that can predict future weather catastrophes - A new system uses generative AI to predict weather faster and more cheaply than ever — while detecting difficult-to-spot extreme weather events — beating the world's major weather agencies.

Astronaut Food Will Lose Nutrients on Long-Duration Missions. NASA is Working on a Fix - Astronauts on board the International Space Station are often visited by supply ships from Earth with food among other things.

What is Earth Day and what has it achieved? - The worldwide event aims to raise awareness about the need to protect the environment.

Preventing space contamination rises up the agenda - Agencies and scientists from around the world head to the UK to share space-exploration techniques.

Dark skies delight: meteor showers to spot this year - Stargazers who miss out on catching a glimpse of the ‘Devil Comet’ 12P/Pons-Brooks on the western horizon have a chance of seeing other regular night sky activity in April and May.

In Coastal British Columbia, the Haida Get Their Land Back - Twenty years ago, Geoff Plant, the then attorney general of British Columbia, made an offer to the Haida Nation.

There Was a Doomed Comet Near the Sun During the Eclipse - A surprise cometary appearance made the April 8th total solar eclipse all the more memorable.

April 21, 2024

The Ingenuity Team Downloads the Final Data from the Mars Helicopter. The Mission is Over - I really can’t believe that the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars took its maiden voyage in April 2021.

Explore a digitized collection of doomed Everest climber’s letters home - Collection includes three letters found on Mallory's body in 1999, preserved for 75 years.

Secrets of the Octopus takes us inside the world of these “aliens on Earth” - Dr. Alex Schnell on the surprising things we're learning about these amazing creatures.

You might have missed: 3D printed “finger”; egg cell vortexes; embroidered sensors; and Borderlands Science - You might have missed: 3D printed prototype “finger”; swirling vortexes inside egg cells; turning fabric into a “clickable” button; and Borderlands 3 gamers advance biomedical research.

The U.S. Spends a Fortune on Beach Sand That Storms Just Wash Away - The U.S. is paying hundreds of millions of dollars to replenish storm-ravaged beaches in a losing battle against rising seas and erosion

Not just a tree: Plant scientists call for rethink on what a tree is - They’re not just tall woody things, say plant scientists, who want the planet’s trees to be recast as far more expansive and complex organisms, amid the challenges of climate change.

Fermented Foods Sustain Both Microbiomes and Cultural Heritage - Each subtle cultural or personal twist to a fermented dish is felt by your body’s microbial community.

Oil Kept Congo From Starving - Western Academics Don't Seem To Like That - If even a wealthy like Germany has to lie about emissions to placate government-funded environmentalists and burn wood and buy gas from Russia, it seems unfair to criticize a poor country like Congo, but the culture war on oil can't think about any of that.If you don't want to look like a rich, white progressive telling poor black people that the c

Thorium and India’s three stage nuclear plan - By Rudra Prasad Pradhan and Kalyani Yeola India’s Kerala state is famous for its languid beauty, laidback lifestyle and stunning beaches.

April 20, 2024

Farmers urged to become involved in “urgent“ discussions about the future - The CSIRO is urging farmers to get involved in discussions about their industry to “safeguard their futures.”

Honey bees at risk for colony collapse from longer, warmer fall seasons - The famous work ethic of honey bees might spell disaster for these busy crop pollinators as the climate warms, new research indicates.

Juno Reveals a Giant Lava Lake on Io - NASA’s Juno spacecraft came within 1,500 km (930 miles) of the surface of Jupiter’s moon Io in two recent flybys.

More exposure to artificial, bright, outdoor nighttime light linked to higher stroke risk - People continuously exposed to bright, artificial light at night may be at increased risk of developing conditions that affect blood flow to the brain and having a stroke, according to research published today in Stroke, the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.

Old and New: modern movie showcasing robots you’ve never heard of - The 2023 film The Creator uses old footage of robots from the 1950s, and viewers probably don’t even notice.

New Minecraft ‘Heat Dragon’ Quest Has Gamers Fight Climate Villain - A new video game puts climate solution tools in the hands of up to 80 million Minecraft players

95 genomic regions linked to risk of developing PTSD - The largest and most diverse study of PTSD genetics has identified 43 genes that appear to have a role in causing the disorder.

Sunak has set us back, says climate watchdog head - In a BBC interview, Chris Stark says the PM has not made climate change "as much of a priority as his predecessors".

How wild is the Bengal cat genome? - If you’re wondering who holds the title of domestic cat royalty, look no further than the stunning Bengal breed.

What’s the Most Effective Way to Explore our Nearest Stars? - It was 1903 that the Wright brothers made the first successful self-propelled flight.

Look At This Amazing Chart Of What Science Did For The Poor In the Last 100 Years - Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words and sometimes it tells a whole book on how markets and freedom to science without government blockades can improve the lives of everyone.

Gene discovery offers new hope for people living with chronic skin disease - Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) have discovered a gene mutation is responsible for causing psoriasis – a chronic inflammatory skin disease that causes patients to develop red, scaly and itchy patches across their body.

Wild bird gestures “after you” - A small-bird species, the Japanese tit (Parus minor), uses wing movements as a gesture to convey the message “after you,” according to new research at the University of Tokyo.

Radiating Exoplanet Discovered in “Perfect Tidal Storm” - Can tidal forces cause an exoplanet’s surface to radiate heat?

New insights into great white shark behaviour off California coast - Marine scientists using tracking devices have been able to shine a spotlight on the behaviour of great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) with the publication of 2 new studies this week.

April 19, 2024

Daniel Dennett, philosophical giant who championed “naturalism,” dead at 82 - Part of the "New Atheist" movement, best known for work on consciousness, free will.

COVID virus mutated in Dutch man, raising importance of proper immunocompromised care - Dutch medical scientists are warning about the risk of viruses mutating over long periods in infected immunocompromised people.

It’s cutting calories—not intermittent fasting—that drops weight, study suggests - The study is small and imperfect but offers more data on how time-restricted diets work.

Citizen Science Month and #OneMillionActsOfScience Needs You! - It's a packed week, with Earth Day, Arbor Day, The City Nature Challenge and more!

Work Underway on Large Cargo Landers for NASA’s Artemis Moon Missions - Under NASA’s Artemis campaign, the agency and its partners will send large pieces of equipment to the lunar surface to enable long-term scientific exploration of the Moon for the benefit of all.

There really are more insects out at night - Mark Wong, The University of Western Australia and Raphael Didham, The University of Western Australia Have you ever wondered if there are more insects out at night than during the day?

The Psychology of Getting High—a Lot - Time to extinguish the slacker cliche.

Io: New image of a lake of fire, signs of permanent volcanism - Juno captures images of Io's violence as study says it has always been that way.

Sorry, Little Green Men: Alien Life Might Actually Be Purple - Purple may be a likely color for extraterrestrial organisms, research suggests

Early Humans Sheltered in This Lava Tube 10,000 Years Ago—And It’s Still in Use Today - Fossils and stone tools show that a cave in Saudi Arabia has been used as shelter by humans for millennia, up to the present day

Abortion Bans in Arizona and Florida Will Face Voters in November - The state supreme courts in Florida and Arizona both recently ruled that strict abortion bans could go into effect.

You Quit Ozempic or Wegovy. What Happens Next? - Many researchers think that Wegovy and Ozempic should be taken for life, but myriad factors can force people off the drugs

Exploding Stars Send Out Powerful Bursts Of Energy - This project can help us learn about the history of the Universe.

Graphene, but it’s made of gold not carbon. Enter goldene - Move over, graphene.

Anti-Trans Efforts Use Misinformation, Epistemological Violence and Gender Essentialism - Three types of misinformation are being used against transgender people: oversimplifying scientific knowledge, fabricating and misinterpreting research and promoting false equivalences

The Giant Planets Migrated Between 60-100 Million Years After the Solar System Formed - Untangling what happened in our Solar System tens or hundreds of millions of years ago is challenging.

NASA may alter Artemis III to have Starship and Orion dock in low-Earth orbit - If it were to happen, a revised Artemis III mission could echo Apollo 9.

Could JWST Solve One of Cosmology's Greatest Mysteries? - The telescope's studies could help end a long-standing disagreement over the rate of cosmic expansion.

Ancient Artifacts Have Been Found in the Grand Canyon, Going Back 12,000 Years - Humans have left evidence of their passing through America’s great rift for more than 10 millennia.

Chemists introduce new copper-catalyzed C-H activation strategy - Inspired by what human liver enzymes can do, Scripps Research chemists have developed a new set of copper-catalyzed organic synthesis reactions for building and modifying pharmaceuticals and other molecules.

Insects and Other Animals Have Consciousness, Experts Declare - A group of prominent biologists and philosophers announced a new consensus: There’s “a realistic possibility” that insects, octopuses, crustaceans, fish and other overlooked animals experience consciousness.

From Millions to Quadrillions and Beyond: Do Numbers Ever End? - The number zero was a relatively recent and crucial addition − it allows numbers to extend in both directions forever.

Ancient Alleles Shed Light on Atherosclerosis Risk - Calculating the polygenic risk scores of ancient humans such as Ötzi the iceman helps researchers understand the genetic predisposition to cardiovascular disease.

Self-adjusted reaction pathway enables efficient oxidation of aromatic C-H bonds over Co@Y catalyst - The selective oxidation of aromatic C-H bonds has drawn significant attention in both industrial and fine chemistry due to its crucial role in converting readily- and cheaply-available aromatic hydrocarbons into high-value-added oxygenated products for diverse fields such as biology, medicine, fragrance, and agriculture.

Some plant-based steaks and cold cuts are lacking in protein, researchers find - Many plant-based meats have seemingly done the impossible by recreating animal products ranging from beef to seafood.

Warming of Antarctic deep-sea waters contribute to sea level rise in North Atlantic, study finds - Analysis of mooring observations and hydrographic data suggest the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation deep water limb in the North Atlantic has weakened.

Accelerating the discovery of new materials via the ion-exchange method - Tohoku University researchers have unveiled a new means of predicting how to synthesize new materials via the ion-exchange.

Exploring Microbial Dark Matter - An open-source search engine helps scientists identify hundreds of microbial metabolites in a matter of seconds. 

Orcas May be Smarter Than You Think, Here's What to Know About Their Behaviors - Explore the enchanting world of orcas, where stunning beauty meets remarkable intelligence through unique adaptations and complex social behaviors.

Human Brains May Be Getting Bigger - Brain size in one Massachusetts community has steadily increased since the 1930s, possibly explaining why dementia is trending lower nationwide

Rocket Report: Starship could save Mars Sample Return; BE-4s for second Vulcan - Australia's first homemade orbital-class rocket makes an appearance on its launch pad.

Why Seasonal Allergies Are So Miserable - Plants are just trying to reproduce; immune systems are just trying to keep us safe

How to See the Lunar Far Side Right Here on Earth - Perspective and subtle motion allows us to peek over the moon’s edge and into its far side

This egg-laying amphibian feeds its babies ‘milk’ - Similar to mammals, this caecilian — an egg-laying amphibian — makes a nutrient-rich, milk-like fluid to feed its babies up to six times a day.

How Big a Threat Is Bird Flu? - Cows and at least one person in the U.S. have been sickened by avian influenza.

A hydrocarbon molecule as supplier and energy storage solution for solar energy - Until now, the generation and storage of electricity from solar energy has been dependent on various devices, leading to conversion losses.

China Sells Western Progressives Solar Panels While Switching To Nuclear Power - China has quietly overtaken France to become the world's second-largest producer of nuclear energy.

How JUICE mission may find water on other planets and moons - Water on other planets and moons may be a crucial clue to finding extraterrestrial life.

The Deepwater Horizon’s Very Unhappy Anniversary - In March 2024, about a dozen scientists and crew members ventured into the Gulf of Mexico armed with an underwater rover, crab traps, and other research kit.

Best time to spot Devil Comet not till May - The ‘Devil Comet’ is now visible in the night sky and without the aid of binoculars or a telescope, but keen comet-watchers will need to wait a few more weeks for the best view.

April 18, 2024

Boeing says it will cut SLS workforce “due to external factors” - "Boeing is reviewing and adjusting current staffing levels."