For the first time, astronomers have detected an aurora erupting beyond the solar system, giving us a profound glimpse at the magnetism surrounding a brown dwarf, or ‘failed star.’ —> Read More
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve in New York holds within it a rare species: the endangered Karner blue butterfly. —> Read More
Cecil the lion died in an apparently illegal hunt in Zimbabwe. But legal trophy hunting can bring in big bucks for Africa nations. Our interviewee thinks tourism is a far more profitable venture.
The force is strong with Nokia: Firm reveals ‘Star Wars’ 360 degree virtual reality camera that can even show a live feed
The Ozo boasts eight cameras and microphones, and will work with headsets from Oculus and other makers, the Finnish firm says. It also looks uncannily like the Star Wars Jedi trainer. —> Read More
NPR’s Melissa Block speaks with KUCB reporter John Ryan about how protesters are trying to block Shell’s plan to drill in the Arctic by keeping a Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Ore.
Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior’s food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe’s appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of “collapse.”
Scientists apply the paper art of kirigami to slice graphene, the world’s thinnest material. —> Read More
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, July 29 (UPI) — According to a new study led by researchers at Texas A&M, people attempting to walk and text tend to slow down and swerve. —> Read More
A new report says that highly valuable forests are being lost at an “unprecedented” rate from protected lands in Cambodia. —> Read More
What are the ‘blood trails’ on Saturn’s moon? Experts are stumped by mysterious arch-shaped red lines on Tethys’ icy surface
Cassini scientists are baffled by the presence of the red lines, with some suggesting they may be exposed ice with chemical impurities, or the result of outgassing from inside Tethys. —> Read More